Geraldine Mary Koepke

October 19, 1932 – December 22, 2016

Geraldine was born, along with her twin brother Gerald Monnet, in Sumas, WA on October 19, 1932 to Roy Monnet and Mabel Deeter.

Geraldine attended Nooksack Valley High School in 1948. She would go dancing every Saturday at the Damn Town Dance Hall where she met the love of her life Cassell “Duke” Koepke. They married August 16, 1950 at the Sumas Advent Christian Church. They had three beautiful children Terry, Gary and a little girl named Bonnie who were all born in Bellingham, WA. They lived in the Sumas area until they purchased property in Republic, WA in 1957.

Geraldine moved back to Sumas in 1983 to be closer to her mother after Duke passed away in 1982. In 1993, Geraldine bought a house in Birch Bay, WA to be closer to her daughter Bonnie. Geraldine moved back to Republic, WA in 2010 where she lived the rest of her years near her grandchildren.

Geraldine is survived by her twin brother Gerald and wife Maxiane, nephew Greg, nieces Renee and Robyn, son Terry; grandchildren Justin and wife Kristin, Chance and wife Tami, Dallas, Karmen and husband Kris, Shane, Calvin and wife Erin, Andrea and husband Josiah; son in-law Craig; great-grandchildren Kiana, Joe, Austen, Rochelle, Terry, Rowdy, Kaylee, Matthew, Austin, Vivian; numerous friends and family that had the privilege of knowing Geraldine. A service will be held at a later date in Republic WA. Bergh Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.

Geraldine passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving grandchildren she was a sassy woman of extreme strength, courage and loved spending time with her family and friends. We will always remember the beautiful women we owe our lives to she will forever be in our hearts.

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