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Geraldine (Gerry) Huck

Geraldine (Gerry) Huck, 88 years old, passed away on Sunday, October 10, 2021 in Temple, Texas.  

Gerry was born to the late Floyd & Lois Alsbach on March 5, 1933. She later gained a brother, Frederick, where they lived in St. Louis, Missouri until moving to Festus, Missouri.  Gerry graduated from Bloomsdale High School in 1950 along with her best friend, Sylvia Basler.

Gerry married Harold Hammer and started her family by giving birth to a baby girl, Susan.  Gerry and Susan lost Harold to leukemia in 1963 but Gerry made sure to protect and take care of her family during this difficult time.  She later married Urban Huck and added two more children to her family, John and Bridget.  After moving to Belleville, Illinois with her family and later retiring to Zwolle, Louisiana with Urban and leaving all kids behind, Gerry became a widow for the second time when Urban passed away in 1989 after his battle with cancer.

Gerry was one of the strongest women we knew after everything she had experienced and she learned to live life her own way.  She moved from Louisiana to Marshall, Texas then later to Killeen, Texas then finally to Buckholts, Texas.  If you noticed a theme then you are not wrong as she loved Texas the most out of all the places she had lived.  

Gerry loved to be outdoors planting flowers, feeding all the animals (horses, dogs, cats) and enjoying the fresh air.  She also loved to share her crafts with others through sewing, quilting, drawing, and painting ceramics which was her way of leaving her loved ones with many lasting mementos.

In recent years you could not visit without her having her little dog Buddy in her arms wherever she went around the farmstead in Buckholts.  He will surely miss being spoiled by his special human.  May she rest in eternal peace.

Geraldine is survived by her brother, Frederick Alsbach (Pevely, MO); her three children, Susan Hammer (Joseph Howley) of Cherry Hill, NJ; John Huck (Maria) of Buckholts, TX; and  Bridget Huck (Nick Marschel) of Wildwood, MO; 7 grandchildren, Christine, Jenni, Emily, Iris, Liam, Martha, and Connor; as well as two great-grandchildren, Rosalind and Cassandra.

There will be no services at this time.  Memorial donations can be made to K9’s for Warriors.

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