Geraldine Laeder of Chesterton passed away Friday, March 25, 2011 at Porter
Hospital, Valparaiso. She was 63.
She was born Oct. 4, 1947 in Dallas, Texas to Homer L. Thompson Sr. and
Frances McConnell Thompson, both of whom preceded her in death. On July
1,1967 in Dallas, she married Wayne A. Laeder, who survives in Chesterton.
Geraldine is also survived by her children Travis Laeder of Dallas, Leslie
York of Gary, and David Laeder of Portland, Ore.; grandchildren Jeremy
Laeder and Chastity York; brother Homer (wife Paula) Thompson Jr of
Carrollton, Texas; and many good friends.
Geraldine was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, W.E.L.C.A. and Angel
Food Ministry of Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
Funeral services were held today at noon, Tuesday, March 29, at Bethlehem
Lutheran Church, 2050 West 1100 North, Chesterton with Pastor Jane Aicher
officiating. The family received friends one hour prior to the service at
the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the Mortgage Fund of Bethlehem
Lutheran Church in Geraldine's name. Arrangements are under the direction of
White-Love Funeral Home, 525 South 2nd St., Chesterton, 926-1309.