Family and friends gather to remember tornado victim

FAIRDALE — Family and friends remembered the life of Geraldine Schultz, one of two women killed when tornadoes swept the northern Illinois town of Fairdale on April 9.
A memorial service Saturday drew about 125 people to Schultz’s daughter’s church, Westminster Presbyterian in Rockford.
Daughter Tanya Robinson says the family spent the past week combing through the debris of Schultz’s home.
Son Tony Poden said in a eulogy that a quilt found in the rubble will be a reminder of his mother’s skills. The quilt belonged to her granddaughter and Schultz was planning to repair it.
Schultz, known as “Geri,” was 67.
Sixty-nine-year-old Jacklyn Klosa was also killed when a tornado hit her home. The two were friends in their small community of about 150 residents.