Geralyn “Gerri” Hosticka

Geralyn “Gerri” Hosticka, 64, Liberty, Missouri, passed away August 1, 2023. Geralyn was born June 24, 1959, to Frank Jr. and Madeleine Elise (Blois) Hosticka in Chicago, Illinois.

Geralyn is preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband, Kurt Esfeld; sisters, Alice (Michael) Roper, Ann (Jack) Martin, Aline (Kevin) Mirus, Trina (George) Perry, Annette (Paul) Fiedler, Tersa Harrington, and Gerette (Romualdo) Carravetta; brother, Mark (Suzanne) Hosticka; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Geralyn has lost her struggle with cancer, and she’s gone to join her family that’s gone on that she loved so very much. We will miss her loving and caring spirit and heartwarming smile.

A visitation will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. with rosary at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, August 7, 2023, at Bross & Spidle Funeral Home in Excelsior Springs, Missouri. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 8, 2023, at St. James Catholic Church. Mausoleum entombment will be at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in North Riverside, Illinois. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to St. James Catholic Church, Liberty, MO.

Our Sincere Condolences

I am saddened to hear that my good and dear friend has lost her battle with cancer, but I am rejoicing in knowing that Geri is no longer suffering and is now with our Lord in Heaven. Geri has always been a good and faithful servant and I truly believe that when she arrived they said “well done my good and faithful one”. Kurt and I roomed together at a store set up in Sedalia, MO where all three of us had worked for Walmart. Geri was the veteran and had been with Walmart longer than Kurt or me. She knew more about setups and merchandising than most store planning associates. I pray that God comforts Kurt during this time and puts a hedge of protection around Geri’s family. She recently shared a photo of her sisters and brother with me and I had asked for an updated copy because this one was while they were all so very young. Geri told me that the last time all of the kids were together was when her parents had their 45th or 50th anniversary. I will miss you Geri and I look forward to the day that we can all see one another in God’s Kingdom.
Love, John

My condolences to the family for the Loss of my cousin Gerilyn. Though I hadn’t seen her for many years I had fond memories of us walking around my aunt and uncle’s neighborhood when we would visit from Baltimore. She was always very sweet and I hope she is now at peace.
Alan G Mazzoni

I am so sorry to hear of Gerilyn’s passing! I haven’t seen her for years, but remember visiting her parents in Liberty, Mo. She was always so kind and would stop by to say hello. My condolences and love go out to the entire family. I’m sure her parents were waiting for her with open arms.
Bob Mazzoni

Geri will be greatly missed. I’ve known her for many years, she was a stickler as a boss, but was a good person. Geri hired me for my first job ever at Walmart in Liberty, MO 35 years ago. Then I worked with her at the Excelsior Springs location.
Lisa Clark