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Geraldine Mae (Collmenter) Schlottman

April 13, 1931 ~ November 13, 2021 (age 90)

Obituary

Geraldine Mae Schlottman, 90, of Homer, passed away on November 13, 2021.

She was born on April 13, 1931, to the late George and Blanche (Ridgeway) Collmenter at Jackson, MI. She was a graduate of Homer High School. Geraldine worked in various capacities for Homer Public Schools including as a bus aid and teacher aid. While riding on the school bus as an aid, she pulled a woman to safety from a fire following a car accident. The family presented her with an award for this selfless act. She also served the school as a crossing guard and in the lunchroom.

She grew up on a farm and loved nature all of her life.  She loved watching wildlife; birds, butterflies, deer, turkey, you name it; from her picture window right up to the end. Hummingbirds, orioles, cardinals and butterflies were a few of her favorites.  She enjoyed gardening, reading, and crocheting. Most of all, she enjoyed time with family. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She loved her family and loved spending time with her grandchildren. Her face would light up when her grandchildren came in the room.  Grandkids could always count on candy when visiting grandma.

Geraldine was united in marriage with Keith Schlottman, who preceded her in death on December 10, 2009. They were married 58 years and he was the love of her life. She is survived by her children, Keith (Linda) Schlottman, Diane (Scott) Beebe, Kathy (Mike) Payne, Linda (Kelly) Warner; grandchildren, Leslie, Keith (Niki), Jennifer (James), Tom, Brock (Sarah), Rachelle, Norman (Ashley), Corie (Brent), Jackie, Brandon (Lauren), and Brent (Sara).

She was preceded in death by her son, Mark Schlottman; and her brother, Harold Collmenter.

Visitation will be Wednesday, November 17, 2021, from 2 – 3 p.m. at Kempf Family Funeral & Cremation Services, 303 S Hillsdale St, Homer Michigan, where the funeral service will immediately follow at 3 p.m. Pastor Ralph McCarty will officiate the service with cremation to follow the service. Reception to follow at East Eckford Community Center. Interment will take place in the spring in Fairview Cemetery. Please visit https://www.kempffuneralhome.com to view the online obituary, sign the guest book, or leave messages for the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Homer Public Library. For assistance with memorials please visit the funeral home.

 

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
November 17, 2021

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services
303 S. Hillsdale St.
Homer, MI 49245

Funeral Service
Wednesday
November 17, 2021

3:00 PM
Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services
303 S. Hillsdale St.
Homer, MI 49245

Reception
Wednesday
November 17, 2021

4:30 PM
East Eckford Community Center
Marshall - Homer Rd
Homer, MI 49245

Donations

Homer Public Library
141 W. Main Street, Homer MI 49245

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