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In Loving Memory

Stretz Meyer, Geraldine “Gerri”

November 23, 1943 - April 10, 2024

On Wednesday April 10, 2024, our community sadly and suddenly lost one of our brightest stars, Geraldine “Gerri” Stretz Meyer.  Gerri was a beloved mother, grandmother, aunt, friend and teacher to so many.  She is survived by her loving companion Michael, daughter Yvonne (Brady), son Norm (Tara), grandchildren Dell (Jennifer), Aaron, Ethan, Hugh and Clara, great granddaughter Prudence, many cherished nieces & nephews, and scores of other close family and friends.  She was preceded in passing by her dear parents and Norman, her friend and former husband of many years.

Gerri founded the Professional Dance Center in 1961 and continued to help shape and mold young dancers until the time of her passing.  She had a keen eye for talent and loved the thrill of putting on a great show.  And while her professional accolades were many, she counted the legacy she passed on to her daughter Yvonne and the young teachers and dancers she inspired among her greatest accomplishments.  Gerri was also an avid equestrian and for many years spent much of her free time on horseback.  She and her son Norm loved to blaze trails together.  Her presence in the lives of her family, friends and students will be greatly missed.

A visitation will be held on Sunday April 28 from 12:00-4:00 p.m. at Kutis Funeral Home in Affton located at 10151 Gravois Road.  Please consider a donation in Gerri’s honor to Shriners Children’s Hospital of St. Louis.


5 thoughts on “Stretz Meyer, Geraldine “Gerri””

  1. A former Muny employee, Joanie Caro (‘89-‘99), expresses condolences and gratitude for Gerri’s contribution to the theatre.

  2. Gerri was a good friend and riding partner while we were both boarding at Valley Mount Ranch in the 1980’s We went on many trail rides together, laughed, and helped each other through a few tough times. She was a force of nature and virtually fearless, and always, always kind. Remembering all of you in prayers, Linda Kraft.

  3. I’m so sorry for the loss of a legend. What a full life Gerri lived. She can rest in peace knowing she has a beautiful daughter to continue her legacy and know that she touched so many lives.

  4. Gerri was a great riding partner in the early 90s. We had so many laughs together and I owe some of my favorite memories to her. I’m so sorry Yvonne and Norm. She’s probably teaching the angels how to dance. ♥️

  5. Gerri shall miss you cousin I sit here remembering our youth weekends at the Bourboise club house your mom/dad my mom/dad my sister uncle Frank auntLorie those were good times for our family


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