Geraldine Marie Knodel, 83, of Brighton, CO passed away on November 12, 2022. She was born in Brighton to John and Clara Kreitzer, the youngest of 4 children. She attended schools in Brighton, and after graduating from Brighton High School in 1957 took a job as an administrative assistant in Denver, CO.
She married Larry Knodel in 1960. The couple had 3 children, Nadine Marie, Kenneth Richard, and Timothy Paul. Geraldine was a stay at home Mom for several years. Eventually the couple divorced. She worked as a cook with her cousin Theresa at a local restaurant. After the restaurant closed, she worked at a nursing facility for a short period of time. Then she worked at an eggplant in Brighton. Lastly, she worked at Samsonite Luggage Corporation in Denver, CO where she retired after 22 years of service.
She was a lifelong member of St Augustine Catholic Church. She loved her family, Christmas, polka dancing, reading, flower gardening, crossword puzzles, watching movies, cooking wonderful recipes handed down from her Mother, animals, shopping for clothes, going to mass on Sunday's, then out to breakfast, and going for daily long walks with her constant canine companion, beloved Schnauzer, "Hannah" (who lost her courageous battle with canine lymphoma in 2017). Geraldine was quite ornery, yet she truly had a heart of gold. She will be sorely missed.
Survivors include her children, sister Marie Scepurek, aunt Peggy Dinkel and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Preceding her in death are her parents, (infant) sister Vonita Mae Kreitzer, and brother Joseph John Kreitzer.