Olson Burke/Sullivan Funeral & Cremation Center

Olson Burke Sullivan OBITUARIES

Return to Listing Page Click to send condolence Click to order flower
Geraldine `Gerri` C. Axium , Age: 76
February 17, 1944 -- February 09, 2021

On Tuesday, February 9, 2021, Geraldine C. Axium, nee Manzano, loving wife, mother of five, grandmother “Jarra” of eleven, and great-grandmother of one, passed away peacefully surrounded by family.
Gerri is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Bill; her children: Michie (Jim) Burke, Jack (Carole) Axium, Laurie (Andy) Kohl, Kate (Toby) Sipp, and Deena (Jimmy) Gibson; her grandchildren: Michael (Samantha), Steven, Megan, Ryan, Emma, Mary, Will, Joe, Abby, Colene (Kevin), and Kyle; her great grandson: Bentley; and her two fur babies, Riley and Bitsy. Gerri was preceded in death by her father, Sabino, and her mother, Lottie.
She was born on February 17, 1944 in Portsmouth, VA. She received her nursing degree from St. Elizabeth School of Nursing in 1964 and practiced nursing for many years. In 1965, she married Bill.
Gerri enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, great grandchild, and dogs.  She had an infectious laugh and loved making everyone around her laugh with her goofy facial expressions and stories.   She enjoyed traveling, the theater and movies, joining her friends for lunch, and shopping.
A funeral mass will be held on Friday, February 19, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at St Elizabeth of the Trinity Parish (formerly St. Tarcissus Catholic Church) at 6020 W. Ardmore Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60646. All current COVID precautions will be followed.
A live stream will be available at:
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Chicago Canine Rescue: https://chicagocaninerescue.org/donations/donation/ 
A celebration of life is planned for a later date.


Linda Nono February 15, 2021

Cousin Arlington Heights , Illinois

No words can describe how truly sorry I am for your loss. My deepest and most sincere condolence and may the soul of Deena Rest In Peace. We will definitely miss her and her mischievous look on almost everything, but she was a kind, caring, and compassionate person. For sure Laura and I will miss our lunch partner. Please know that I am here for you, sharing in your sorrow. With love, Auntie Linda

Kathleen Rooney-Casey February 18, 2021

Childhood Friend of Family Delavan , Wisconsin

My deepest sympathies on your loss. I remember all the fun times I had at your house playing basketball, camping, and watching scary movies all night long.  Cherish your memories and know your mom is always present in spirit.  Sincerely,Kathleen Rooney-Casey and the Rooney Family

Peggy Meehan-Hargraves February 18, 2021

Close family friend Machesney Park , Illinois

My heart is broken with the loss of Gerri. She was so much apart of my growing up. I always will remember her laughter and hugs. She will never be forgotten and I am blessed to have memories of her. I will always love her. Hugs and prayers to the family.

debbie krieter February 19, 2021

Her daughters friend Island lake , Illinois

To the Burke Family,,My deepest sympathy for your loss. Sending you all prayers. She was a great woman . Love you all Debbie Krieter

Rob Stark February 19, 2021

Friend Bartlett , Illinois

Deena, Sending our deepest condolences to you and your extended family from the Stark’s Your mom was a warm person everyone gravitated to and she will be missed. We are all honored to have known her. She was very kind to Kerrie and my kids. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all today.

Kerrie Stark February 19, 2021

Friend Bartlett , Illinois

Our heart goes out to all of you. Mrs. Axium was so sweet. I enjoyed her company very much. She will be missed. Praying for all of you. The Stark Family

Views: 4


Olson Burke-Sullivan
Funeral & Cremation Center
6467 N Northwest Hwy
Chicago, IL 60631