Age 71 of Wilmington, formerly of Chicago, died Saturday, May 7, 2022 at her home.
Born February 21, 1951 in Chicago, Geraldine Marie was a daughter of Charles and Margaret (nee Moore) Jones. She was raised and educated in Chicago and on October 16, 1971 Gerri married Robert Phillip Kuchenbecker. Gerri relocated to Wilmington where she and her husband lived the past eighteen years. She loved to read anything and everything, and had an appreciation for history and antiques. Gerri was a life-long Chicago Cubs fan and loved her pets dearly.
Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Robert Kuchenbecker of Wilmington; five children: Susan (Mark) Breck of Florida, Gerald Kuchenbecker of Romeoville, Stacey (Jason) Shibley of Wilmington, Kristen (the late Mario "Alex") Barba of Aurora, and Scott (Vanessa) Kuchenbecker of Romeoville; her God-daughter, Monica (Jaime) Casas of California; twelve grandchildren: Elise (Karl) Ulm, Renee (Justin) Krolik, Amber Shibley, Mikayla (Chris) Garcia, Mairin Kuchenbecker, Kiersten Breck, Angel Barba, Nicole Breck, Xavier Barba, Logan Barba, Angelica Rodriguez, and Evan Barba; two great grandchildren: Levi and Olivia Krolik, with one more expected in May; one brother and two sisters: Laura Burns of California, Robert (Debby) Jones of Arizona, and Anne (the late Lenny) Mizio of Florida; brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Karl (Nancy) Kuchenbecker of Elmhurst and Jody (Gary) Coppola of Glen Ellyn; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Gerri was preceded in death by her parents and her mother-in-law and father-in-law: Robert and Joan Kuchenbecker; one brother, Richard Jones, and one brother-in-law, Gary Kuchenbecker.
The family will receive friends for a visitation Friday, May 13, 2022 at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road, in Wilmington from 4:00 p.m. until the time of funeral service at 7:00 p.m. Burial will follow on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, 278 Ashland Avenue, in Aurora at 12:00 p.m.
Family and friends are encouraged to sign the online guest book, upload photographs, and share Gerri’s memorial page through social media.
Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington (815) 476-2181.