Geraldine ‘Gerry’ R. Malin

MARQUETTE, MI. – Geraldine “Gerry” R. Malin, age 86, of Marquette, passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at her home in the loving care of her family.

She was born September 8, 1927 in Mt Pleasant, Michigan, one of eleven children. Gerry graduated from Northern Michigan University after starting at Central Michigan. She taught elementary school in the Detroit area for ten years. She returned to Marquette with her husband and family and built and operated the Birchmont Motel. Gerry was an avid reader and enjoyed keeping up with current events her entire life, traits she passed on to her children. She loved playing Bridge and Scrabble.

She enjoyed travel, having biked through Europe with her sister, Jean, as students, and took trips to Ireland, Poland and even China shortly after it was re-opened to visitors.

She is survived by husband Edward and children Karl, Brett, Jill and Jay.

The Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home is serving the family where condolences may be expressed online at