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Geri Wisneski

Geraldine Ann Wisneski , 81, of Okawville, IL departed this life in the emergency room of St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon, IL on Monday, January 2, 2023 at 1:18 P.M. 

Geri was born in Engelmann Twp., St. Clair County, IL on February 15, 1941, the daughter of Stanley Sr. and Elvira (nee Linder) Demick. She was united in marriage to John Wisneski Jr. in Freeburg on May 30, 1960, and he preceded her in death on July 13, 2016.

Geri worked in the dietary department at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville for over 30 years until her retirement. She was a faithful member of St. Barbara’s Catholic Church in Okawville. Geri enjoyed tending to her flowers and doing home décor. She was known for having quite the sweet tooth and could always be coaxed into having a cookie or chocolate. Most of all she loved spending time with her family and playing with her great grandchildren.  

Left to mourn her passing are her three children, Kathy Borrenpohl and husband Mike of Okawville, Brian Wisneski and wife Susan of Venedy, IL, and Kevin Wisneski and wife Chris of Venedy; six grandchildren, Tonya Gass and husband Ben of Okawville, Garret Borrenpohl and special friend James of Belleville, IL, Blake Wisneski and wife Serena of Venedy, Kyrsten Wisneski and fiancé Chris McCoy of Highland, IL, Brandon Wisneski of Okawville, and Alec Wisneski of Omaha, NE; four great grandchildren, Lily and Jack Gass and Ryker and Brylee Wisneski, along with another great grandchild expected in July; three sisters, Joyce Adamson, Jenny Crews, and Linda Lively all of Freeburg; numerous nieces and nephews as well has a host of friends

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Travis Borrenpohl, and two brothers, Stanley Demick Jr and Thomas Demick.

In accordance with the wishes of Geri and her family, cremation will be performed.

A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from St. Barbara’s Catholic Church in Okawville on Friday, January 6, 2023 at 10 A.M. with Fr. Kenneth York officiating. Interment of ashes will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call at St. Barbara’s Catholic Church on Friday from 8 A.M. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials  may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or to St Barbara’s Building Fund to will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home.

Online expressions of sympathy may be made at

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