Geraldine H. Mahal, 91, of Stanley, passed away on January 4,
2020 at Our Lady of Victory Hospital in Stanley. She was born at
home on April 14, 1928 to the late Edward and Hazel (Hatfield)
Samplawski. Gerri attended area schools and graduated from
Stanley High School. On July 7, 1947 Gerri married Theodore J.
Mahal at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Stanley.
Gerri worked side-by-side with Theodore on the family farm for 51
years. She also worked at Victory Medical Hospital as a CNA for 24
years and at the Stanley Boyd High School Library for five years.
She loved raising her children, greatly enjoyed attending sporting
events for her grandchildren and great grandchildren and enjoyed
watching tennis, golf or the Brewers.
Gerri is survived by her children Connie Bergman (special friend
Rich) of Almena, Ted Mahal of Boyd, Donna (Dave) Manley of
Boyd, Thomas (Erika Gilpin) Mahal of Stanley; grandchildren Tim
(Renee) Mahal, Scott (Melissa Gross) Bergman, Sonya (Ashley)
Hodges, Matthew (Holly Morrison) Mahal, Becky Straszkowski,
Amanda Haas, Chad (Debbie) Haas, Ryan (Tammy) Haas, and
Chris (Samantha) Haas; great grandchildren Tyler (Shelby), Brady,
Mahalia, Lacianna, Brandon, Jason, Aaron, Georgianna, Benjamin,
Anthony, Jacob, Sydney, Wesley, Brantley, Troy, Ryleigh, Paisley
and Fred; sisters Florence Wald of Stanley and Phyllis Stanek of
Columbus, sister-in-law Cleone Samplawski of Boyd and Birdie
Samplawski of Beaver Dam. She was preceded in death by her
husband Theodore, brothers Harold, Everett, Clarence, Norman,
George, Bernard and Wayne, sisters Alva Torisk and Katherine
A funeral service is planned for Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 11
a.m. at Plombon Funeral Home in Stanley. Pallbearers are Tim,
Scott, Matt, Chad, Ryan, Chris and Sonya. Burial will follow at Holy
Family Catholic Cemetery in Stanley. There will be a visitation on
Tuesday evening from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour
prior to the service.