Geraldine E. "Gerry" Chapela

Age 81, passed away April 20, 2012.  She was born July 17, 1930, in Lansing to Frederick and Helen Warner.

Gerry was a clerk for the City of Lansing Probation Court.  She was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Mason/Holt Eagles #3734, and Moose Lodge #288.  Gerry was exceptional at cooking, and baking, and loved working in the garden.  She was a very giving and loving person to all.

Gerry is survived by her husband of 64 years, Steve; daughters: Diane (John) DeMarco, and Linda (Steve) Norris; granddaughter, Kelly Wilkes; a great grandson, Kenneth Hester; and a brother, Richard Warner.

The funeral service for Gerry Chapela will be 12:00 p.m. Friday, April 27, 2012, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel with Pastor Michael C. Bater officiating.  Interment will follow in Glendale Cemetery, Okemos.  Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to that of the donor’s choice.

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April 23, 2012 at 11:42 am

I am so glad I was able to meet your Mom and get to know her a little bit. I know how much you will miss her. I am sending strength and good wishes to all of you. Especially your Dad.
Love Sherry

Kim Garza
April 23, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Grandma Gerry was an exceptional woman. We will all miss her greatly. My love and prayers are being sent to all of you.
Hugs to all,

Rev.Fidene(Sally )Jury
April 24, 2012 at 1:51 pm

My love and Prayers go out to all the family of our dear Jerry. She was a wonderful Aunt to me . I know we all have our fond memories of her -no one can take them from us. Kling tight to them and to your family , and know that God will hold us all in His precious hands.He will comfort us and give us strength to get through this time. We will miss her ,yet the memories we have will keep her close to us forever. God Bless you Uncle Steve, I am praying for you too. May Gods love and peace surround you and comfort you during this time of great loss. May you look to God to comfort and give you strength . Gods love was in Jerry -and God is Love. His Grace will be sufficient for us . Love and Prayers, Fidene

Marvin and Betty Foster and family
April 24, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Steve, Linda and Diane,

From the Foster family to the Chapela family – we are so happy that we have been friends for over fifty years – we feel like family. We all feel so blessed that we have known Gerry, tasted her wonderful cooking, and shared many happy times! She is remembered fondly as fast talkin, upbeat. hot-rod Gerry! Betty called her the “energizer bunny”! She will be greatly missed and always have a special place in our hearts! Our love and deepest sympathy to all of you, Marv, Betty, Susan, Marvin and Shelley and families


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