Geraldine “Gerry” Fekete

Geraldine Fekete WEB

Geraldine “Gerry” Fekete, age 85 of La Grange Park. Beloved partner of the late Michael Rossiter; loving daughter of the late Louis Fekete and Barbara Fekete, nee Pecka; dear sister of the late Bob Fekete and Barbara G. Fekete; aunt of many nieces and nephews; cousin of many; friend to all, especially to her Plymouth Place and Elmhurst Bike Club friends.

Gerry was an avid volunteer at the Morton Arboretum and had a deep love for nature. She was also a devoted member of the Riverside branch of the American Association of University Women.

Memorial Service to be held on Saturday, September 7, 2019 10 A.M. at Dole Hall, Plymouth Place, 315 N La Grange Rd, La Grange Park, IL 60526

Interment Private, Clarendon Hills Cemetery, Darien.

Arrangements entrusted to Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513.

Information 708-485-2000 or

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  1. Sue Hickey condolence:

    So very sorry for your loss

  2. Ellen Weber condolence:

    Many smiles to all of you as I remember Gerry and her lovely smile and kindnesses. Love and peace as you travel the path knowing Gerry is gone from our presence but remaining forever in our hearts and minds.

  3. Susan Sperl condolence:

    When I first started riding, I rode many times with Gerry. I, also, did many self-contained trips with her, Combo of Bryce, Grand Canyon and Zion; Spring Green, Geneva, Twin Lakes, from Lombard to Boulder Junction just to name a few trips. It was always a pleasure to have her along! Of course, if we had any botany questions, she was the first person we turned to.

    I regret not making it over to see her while she resided at Park Place. One always thinks there is time ………

    I am glad to have had lunch with her after her recovery from her fall in Busse Woods…….

  4. Sharon Yiesla condolence:

    So sorry to hear of Gerry’s passing. She volunteered with us in the Morton Arboretum Plant Clinic for many years and it was always a pleasure to work with her.

  5. Rich & Janell Buscemi condolence:

    Our deepest sympathy. Geri was a wonderful friend and neighbor. Geri had a love of gardening that we enjoyed as her neighbors.. We love to hear about her biking journeys. Grateful for her friendship. We will miss Geri.

  6. Robert Epley condolence:

    Many great Memories at Family gatherings & holidays – Will be remembered also for her love of the outdoors,and caring nature. Will me missed tremendously …

  7. Ron & Marie Harvey o condolence:

    Our deepest sympathy. Gerry was a great neighbor and friend. Gerry always kept an eye out for our son who came home by school bus while we were at work. She was there to help when he had a problem. Gerry’s love for gardening was a joy to her neighbors. Gerry and I traded many flowers back and forth. Gerry also introduced me to the Morton Arboretum volunteer program. Where I volunteer today. We will miss you very much Gerry.

  8. Rob, Sharon, & Cooper Fekete condolence:

    Bike on Aunt Gerry ‍♀️

    This beautiful sentiment is how the celebration of life for Robert Fekete’s Aunt Gerry began.

    We took some time to spend in nature together after the service to examine the beauty of the world. We will miss her dearly and continue to honor her memory. It was so touching to meet her friends from the Elmhurst Bicycle Club Group.

    Call to love the nature all around us.

    We love you Aunt Gerry ❤️❤️❤️

  9. Jaime Garcia condolence:

    Ms Fekete was one of my high school teachers in Long Beach, CA. She was a credit to the profession. Her efforts helped me graduate from high school and get into the Army. I remember her saying she was from Connecticut. One of my tours during 30 years in the Army was at Ft. Drum. Her helping me graduate and seeing that I had clothing and shoes was one of God’s tender mercies. I can understand why she was loved by so many. There is a special place in Heaven for people as good and kind as Ms.Fekete.

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