Geraldine Louise Germain “Geri” Lallas, 81, died Aug. 31, 2017.
She was born March 1, 1936, in St. Paul to Walter and Hortense (Youngren) Germain. Geri graduated from Wilson High School in 1955, attended Hamline University and earned her licensed practical nurse (LPN) degree in 1958. She enjoyed working in the field of nursing. While attending college, Geri worked at a bank where she met Paul Patrick “Pat” Lallas. They were married May 5, 1956, and soon bought a house on Lake Como.
In 1965 they moved to Falcon Heights to accommodate their growing family. Pat and Geri had six children together, Paul Jr. (Mary Jo), Michelle (Terry) Larson, Carolyn (Mick) Bilotta, Michael (Georgia), Julie (Roger) Anderson and Doug (Jenni). An addition was Pat’s son, whom Geri considered one of her own, Dan (Lindsey).
Geri lived out her last 18 months at Lyngblomsten Care Center, where she enjoyed many new friendships with residents and personnel. She enjoyed her time with family at Big Sandy Lake, loved Friday-night karaoke, listening to music and loved entertaining her friends and family.
Geri was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Ron; and former husband, Pat. She is survived by her sister, Kathy (Jack); sister-inlaw Vera; seven children; 17 grandchildren; and 13 greatgrandchildren. Geri’s life was honored on Sept. 9 at Lyngblomsten.