Geraldine Lucinda Hodgson

May 30, 1919April 14, 2018

Geraldine Lucinda Hodgson went to Heaven to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on April 14 at the age of 98. She was born May 30, 1919 to John and Lucinda Waldecker in Dearborn. She grew up in South Lyon, MI and graduated from South Lyon High School in 1938. She was a homemaker, mother and the manager of the Griswold Clinic in South Lyon.

Geraldine was a very loving and caring person who was always helping others, and those people never forgot her. Her hobbies were gardening, reading, playing games and traveling. She especially loved spending time with her family. Geraldine was married to Clyde J. Hodgson on June 14, 1939 in Plymouth, MI. He preceded her in death. They had 3 children, Dianne Steiner of Lansing, MI; David Hodgson (Debra) of Fremont, CA; and Karen Jensen of LaMoille, IL; 7 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren,10 great-great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and extended family.

Geraldine was preceded in death by her parents, brother Frank Waldecker, sisters Norma Fallot, Elizabeth Scheel and Esther Travis. She was a former member of St. Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church, Northfield Twp., Ann Arbor, and a current member of Memorial Evangelical Lutheran Church, Williamston, MI.

Visitation is at Gorsline Runciman Chapel in Williamston, Tuesday, April 24, from 3-7. Services will be Wednesday, April 25 at 11 Memorial Lutheran Church in Williamston with visitation one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Memorial Lutheran Church, 1021 W. Grand River, Williamston or ECHRS, 530 Beech St., Charlotte, MI 48813.

The family would like to express its deep appreciation to the ECHRS staff for the outstanding care given to Geraldine.


  • Kevin Steiner
  • Gerald Steiner
  • Phil Scheel
  • Randy Scheel
  • Peter Fallot
  • Marty Travis

  • Memorial Lutheran Church


  • Visitation Tuesday, April 24, 2018
  • Visitation Wednesday, April 25, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Geraldine Lucinda Hodgson

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Sheryl Kozan

April 18, 2018

Grandma toots is what she like to be called she was the matriarch of the family always thoughtful always loving caring always sent her care packages her homemade food she was a lovely person so caring so loving always made me feel like I was one of her own such a special special person I will truly miss her grandmother ways her love her caring ways God has gained a special person and she has now reunited with Grandpa Clyde God bless both they're loving Souls time for celebration of life not sorrow although I truly will miss her she lived a good life and she spread Joy to all of us God bless grandma t o o t s dear to my heart love you and I pray for the whole family all the children the grandchildren and Grandma's Steiner may God comfort you


April 17, 2018

At one St. John's Lutheran Sunday School & Church picnic at the German Park north east of Ann Arbor, I was sampling her sloppy joe recipe and said , " that is pretty good". Geraldine said it is your mother's recipe . Somehow it tasted better.
I bet your mom and my cousin Frances Bakhaus Manzel are celebrating in Heaven as I write this, They all lived at least 95+ years .

Let me repeat ,As i heard a retired Lutheran School teacher say to a widow at one of our church members funeral years ago, " this is the day we say congratulations as your loved one is in heaven". The day we can all look forward to continue our life better than we ever think of on earth. Your old neighbor and friend, Duane.

Crystal Harrison

April 16, 2018

My sincere condolences to the family. It is never easy dealing with the loss of a loved one. Celebrate a life well lived. Cherish the memories forever. Pray constantly.