Geraldine Ruth Endres

December 5, 1928July 21, 2018

Geraldine R. (Yorks) Endres, 89, of Grawn passed away peacefully at home surround by her loving family. Gerry was born in Traverse City December 5, 1928 to Gerald and Mary (Lambert) Yorks. She attended Traverse City Schools. On June 5, 1947 she married Frank Endres. She worked at Burwoods and retired from Sara Lee at the age of 72. She enjoyed family gatherings, sewing, taking care of her home and the birds. Her greatest joy was taking care of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed winters in Florida with her sister, Joan, where she made many new friends. Gerry is survived by her children Mary (Duane) Lautner of Traverse City, Michael (Donna) Endres of Lake Ann, David (Chris) Endres of Traverse City, and Chris Collins of Grawn; her grandchildren Gary, Andrea, Skyler, Bryon, Melissa, David, Matthew, Mark, Jason and Scott; her great-grandchildren Tasha, Jonathon,Trip, Brayden, Kaelyn, Amelia, Lauryn, Emma, Jersie, Landon, Alec, and Evan; one great-great-grandson Clayton; brother Robert Yorks of New York; sister Joan Brow of Lakeland, Florida; 2 half-brothers Stanley Yorks and Marshall Yorks. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband Frank Jr.; her brother Bill; and her sister Sonja. A Memorial Service is planned for Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 4 p.m. with visitation one hour prior at Grawn United Methodist Church, 1260 W. Silver Lake Rd, in Grawn. A luncheon is planned immediately following the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Munson Hospice, 1150 Medical Campus Dr., Traverse City, MI 49684. Please visit Gerry’s online memorial at Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home of Traverse City.


  • Visitation Saturday, July 28, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, July 28, 2018

Geraldine Ruth Endres

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Barbara Calvary

July 29, 2018

Mike, Mary, David and Chris, so sorry to hear about your mom. I just found out today from a friend. I wished I knew I would have come to see you all.

Your mom was a great lady and always loved spending time with her.

It was nice when I lived in Brentwood to see her.

She never aged and still looked as beautiful as ever.

God bless you all.


Tasha Watkins

July 23, 2018

My dear great grandma Gerry. I will miss you so much. Thank you for being such a kind and loving grandma to me. You will live in my heart forever. Your great great grandson will always remember you and I will fill him in on some wonderful memories I have of the two of you when he’s older. I love you to the moon.