Geraldine Mary Schotemeyer
Geraldine Mary Schotemeyer
  • October 23, 1922 - October 4, 2017
  • Illinois

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Geraldine Mary Schotemeyer (nee Aldefer), 94, born, October 23, 1922 in O'Fallon, Illinois passed away, Wednesday, October 4, 2017, peacefully with her loving daughter by her side.

Geraldine married the love of her life, John Edward Schotemeyer on May 4, 1953 and to this union brought one daughter, Barbara. She worked as a Tech order librarian at the Scott Air Force Base until her retirement. She was a woman of faith and compassion, having served as a member at St Paul's United Church of Christ and in her philanthropic sorority, Delta Theta Tau Sorority. She was a loving mother, mother in law, sister, cousin and friend. She will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, John Edward Schotemeyer; her parents, John and Mabel (nee Campbell) Aldefer and her brother, John Aldefer Jr.

Surviving are her loving daughter, Barb (Richard) Hughes; her sister, Delores Straub and a number of dear family members, relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the Belleville Humane Society. Additional condolences may be made online at

Visitation: Friends and family may visit from 9:00am to 11:00am, Saturday October 7, 2017 at Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, 3412 Frank Scott Pkwy W, Belleville Illinois 62223.

Funeral Service: All funeral services will be held immediately following the visitation at 11:00am. Interment to take place in Valhalla Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Belleville Illinois.