Geraldine "Gerry" Lois (Steiber) Brady

Born: Sat., Jun. 23, 1928
Died: Mon., Sep. 18, 2017


9:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Sep. 21, 2017
Location: Hall Funeral Chapel

Family will greet friends

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Sep. 21, 2017
Location: Hall Funeral Chapel

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Fri., Sep. 22, 2017
Location: St. Joseph Catholic Church

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Geraldine “Gerry” Lois (Steiber) Brady, 89 years of age, and a resident of Peru for 59 years passed away Monday, September 18, 2017 at SilverRidge Assisted Living in Gretna. She was born on June 23, 1928 in Mitchell, South Dakota to Grant and Esther (Scott) Steiber. She was raised by her aunt Emma and Otto Lundy since the age of two. Gerry’s education consisted of 12 years in the public school of Mt. Vernon, South Dakota. She was a pianist for all the music from seventh graders to twelfth until she graduated in 1946. Gerry also played for Mt. Vernon Lutheran Church and St. Clara’s Catholic Church in Peru. She worked in the public library, grocery store and Post Office at Mt. Vernon. Gerry later went on and attended college at Northern State Teacher College in Aberdeen, South Dakota. She then taught grade school at Hopper Consolidation School in Hooper, South Dakota. Gerry was united in marriage to Albert Owen Brady on June 28, 1951 at Mt. Vernon, South Dakota. With this union, 3 children were born; Dennis, Barbara and Carol. Gerry worked in the registrar’s office for 27 years at Peru State College. She was a member of St. Clara’s Catholic Church, PSC Faculty Wives, MMM Club, Quercus Club and the Peru Senior Citizen Center. She was always willing to help as needed with both Peru College and City of Peru. Gerry loved her children and grandchildren. She loved raising flowers and in 2008 she was honored by Nemaha County Outstanding Garden of the Month. She attended music programs and plays, enjoyed crocheting and needlework, travels (especially her many bus tour trips), playing cards with her dear friends and the time she lived at Longs Creek Assisted Living in Auburn for the last 6 years.

Gerry is survived by her children, Dennis Brady and wife Patti of St. Augustine, Florida, Barbara Beatty and husband Jim of Lee Summit, Missouri, Carol Lunzman and husband Alan of Gretna; 7 grandchildren, Mandy Husing and husband Ryan, Megin Grant and husband David, Jessica Hoots and husband Nathan, John Beatty and wife Kaija, Matt Lunzman, Tom Lunzman and wife Stephany, Bryce Brady and Kerry Brown; 11 great grandchildren, Ashley, Abby, Alyssa, Mollie, Leah, Tristen, Trey, Hollyn, Owen, Caleb, Josiah; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Albert O. Brady; 1 brother; and 4 sisters.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, September 22, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Auburn with Rev. Craig Clinch as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery near Peru. Visitation will be held from 9 AM to 8 PM with family greeting friends from 6 to 7 PM Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Hall Funeral Chapel in Auburn. Memorials are suggested to the Albert and Gerry Brady PSC Scholarship Fund or Longs Creek Assisted Living in Auburn in care of the funeral home. Hall Funeral Chapel in Auburn in charge of arrangements. 

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Rod & Karen Beyke
   Posted Tue September 19, 2017
We are saddened to hear of Gerry's passing. We were late comers to Peru, but fell in love with the community and people, including your mom. She made us feel welcome and we are glad to call her Friend. Prayers for you all, Rod & Karen Beyke

Bill and Maggie Dean
   Posted Wed September 20, 2017
Always enjoyed see Gerry out and about. So sorry for your loss.

Karen (Dean) Gerking
   Posted Wed September 20, 2017
My sincere condolences to the entire family. May God comfort you all now and in the days to come. Gerry was a wonderful lady who always had a kind word and smile for everyone. 🙏

Bob and Vivian Yelkin
   Posted Wed September 20, 2017
Denny, Barb, and Carol, we are so sorry to hear about your mother. God Bless you all.
Bob and Vivian

Stacy Burge
   Posted Thu September 21, 2017
I had the pleasure of knowing Gerry during my time as the Director at Longs Creek Village. I loved her kindness, caring manor and love for her family!!!! She was such a joy to have!!!! She was quite the social little lady and I couldn't wait to hear all about her card clubs she attended and hosted. I pray that in time the memories will be a comfort. ~ Stacy Burge, Sidney Iowa

David and Nancy Ramsey
   Posted Thu September 21, 2017
So sorry about your loss. Gerry was a very nice lady.

Chris and Michelle McConnell
   Posted Thu September 21, 2017
Denny and Patti:

Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. We are so sorry we are unable to be there in person to show our sympathy and support.
We love you both and please know our hearts are with you.

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