Geraldine Helen Palm

March 13, 1940 - June 29, 2017

Geraldine Helen Palm

Geraldine H. “Geri” Palm (nee Kuduk), age 77 of Otsego, MN, formerly of Hawkins, WI, passed away on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, MN.

Geraldine was born March 13, 1940 in Ladysmith, WI to William “Willy” and Helen (nee Brzenski) Kuduk. She grew up on her parents’ dairy farm in Hawkins, WI along with her twin brother, Gerald “Jerry” and younger brother, Carl. She attended school in Glen Flora, WI. In her early years, Geraldine played volleyball and bowled with her friends from work, and she enjoyed going dancing at the Bel Rae Ballroom. She enjoyed reading books and magazines, decorating her home, crafting, and going out to eat while enjoying conversation over a cup of coffee.

Geraldine was a kind, loving, forgiving, and very thoughtful person. She always made sure birthday cards were sent out, letting that person know she was thinking about them. She was a peaceable woman, who wanted that for everyone else too, regardless of the situation.

Geraldine was preceded in death by her parents; and a grandson, Kyle Adams. She is survived by her loving husband of 41 years, Dwaine Palm; children, Gwyn Simpson (Scott), Pam Adams (Tony), Cindy Hemken (Scott), and Scott Palm; grandchildren, Eric, Nicholas, Noah, Savannah, Miah, Daniel, James, Travis, and Trent; great-grandson, Mason; twin brother, Gerald “Jerry” Kuduk (Henrietta); and younger brother, Carl Kuduk; also survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

Arrangements entrusted to Thurston-DeShaw Funeral Home of Andover (763) 767-7373

Funeral Details

Funeral Prayer Service Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.

Visitation starting at 10:00 a.m.

Burial  in St. Patrick Cemetery following Funeral Prayer Service.

After burial, lunch will be served in the Social Hall.


O Loving Father and Savior, send your angels to carry the soul of your servant from this earth to the heavenly place of eternal and everlasting life. Let family and friends who have passed before in faith be reunited in joy with the departed. Forgive any wrongs that have been committed and welcome this beloved spirit into the warm embrace of your unending peace. Amen.