Geraldine “Gerri” (Boos) Thomas


Geraldine “Gerri” (Boos) Thomas, formally of Grand Rapids, Ohio, passed away February 24, 2023 at Brookdale Senior Living in Findlay, Ohio, at the age of 82.

She is survived by her sister, Illa Frusher, daughter, Karen Oswald, son-in-law, William Carrol, granddaughter, Brandi Oswald, and grandson, Thomas Carrol. She was proceeded in death by her husband John Dean, and daughter Janet Carrol.

Gerri was married to her soulmate Dean for 33 years until he passed away in 1991. She served as the Otsego Middle School secretary for 35 years. She loved her job, friends, and the kids. Her daughters shared her with hundreds of kids who needed a class schedule, smile, or hug. After she retired, she became a member of the Perrysburg Senior Center and participated in many activities. She was also a member the United Methodist Church in Grand Rapids. Gerri was a devoted mother and grandmother and enjoyed trips with family and friends. She moved to Brookdale in July 2022 with her two cats, Fred and Willie, where she enjoyed making friends, playing bingo, and the many music programs. Thank you to our Brookdale family for taking such wonderful care of “Mama Gerri.”

Visitation will be held Sunday, March 5th from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Hanneman Funeral Home in Grand Rapids, Ohio. Funeral services will be on Monday March 6th at 11:00 am, with interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Donations can be made to the Toledo Humane Society.

Hanneman Funeral Home – Grand Rapids is honored to serve Geraldine’s family and encourage those to share a fond memory or condolence by visiting

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