Geraldine (Ratchford) Lindblad
Geraldine (Ratchford) Lindblad, 88 years of age, of Beatrice passed away on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 at the Good Samaritan Society in Beatrice. She was born on April 24, 1929 in Mobeetie, Texas to Benjamin and Myrtle (Ruff) Ratchford. Geraldine met Clifford Lindblad in California and they were married on March 30, 1948 in Marysville, Kan. To this union, eight children were born. Geraldine worked nights at BSDC, managed Payless Shoe Store for five years and ran an in-home daycare. Geraldine enjoyed bingo and playing cards with her family.
Geraldine is survived by her children, Cindy (Craig) Lutz of Englewood, Fla., Ronnie (Patti) Lindblad of St. Augustine, Fla., Lonnie (Peggy) Lindblad of Martell, Peggy (Ed Starnes) Stohs of Lincoln, Gayle (Kurt) Dodd of Lincoln, Rickie (Cindy) Lindblad of Beatrice, Carla (Steve) Roelfs of Lincoln and JoAnn (Bob) Slama of Peru; 24 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; her brother, Clifton Ratchford of Weatherford, Texas; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clifford on June 9, 2012; and her sister, Syble King.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 at Harman-Wright Mortuary in Beatrice, with Pastor Greg Gabriel officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Home Cemetery in Beatrice. Visitation will be held from noon to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 at Harman-Wright Mortuary in Beatrice. Memorials are suggested to the family's choice in care of the mortuary. Condolences may be left online at www.harmanwrightmortuary.com. Harman-Wright Mortuary in Beatrice is in charge of arrangements.