Lucy J. Geringer

Lucy J. Geringer, age, 93 of Tecumseh peacefully passed away Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, at Hospice of Lenawee Hospice House in Adrian, Mich.

She was born March 7, 1922, in Milan, Mich., to William H. and Helen M. (Gooding) Dell. On April 14, 1949, in Tecumseh she married William Donald Geringer. He preceded her in death on July 4, 1995.

Lucy is a 1940 graduate of Lincoln Consolidated High School in Ypsilanti, Mich. She then graduated from the Toledo Hospital School of Nursing in 1943. She proudly served in the United States Army from 1944 to 1946 as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps at 86th Field Hospital in Okinawa. Lucy was a proud supporter of women serving in the military and an advocate of WIMSA. Lucy was employed as a nurse at the office of Dr. Ralph Helzerman, followed by the Herrick Memorial Hospital. She was a dedicated member of the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, the Herrick Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, The American Legion Post No. 34, and the American Legion Auxiliary. Lucy enjoyed crossword puzzles, knitting for charity, and keeping in touch with her friends.

Lucy is survived by her daughter, Louann (Jerald) Chatfield of Tecumseh, Mich.; son, David Geringer of Columbus, Neb.; and her grandsons, Jeffery Chatfield (Andrea Wynn) of Jackson, Mich., and Aaron (Chanelle) Chatfield of Ann Arbor, Mich.; and numerous cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Funeral services for Lucy will be held Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Tecumseh with Rev. Gordon Peterson officiating. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery.

Military Rites will be presented by the V.F.W. Hall Slater Post No. 4187 and the Tecumseh American Legion Underwood-Orr Post No. 34. Visitation was on Wednesday from 2 to 5 p.m. and on Thursday from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Tecumseh.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Memorial contributions may be made to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church or The Hospice of Lenawee.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian


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