Geraldine H. Rada (nee Halik), 84, a former Brookfield resident, died on Oct. 8, 2017 at Plymouth Place in La Grange Park. 

She was employed at the Western Electric Company in Cicero for seven years as a secretary before retiring in 1958. Ms. Rada enjoyed gardening, making ceramic keepsakes, collecting teddy bears, travelling, spending weekend time with her husband at their lakeside home in English Lake in Indiana, and socializing with her family, friends, and neighbors. 

Ms. Rada was the wife of the late Robert O. Rada; the mother of Robert E. Rada DDS and Michael J. (Cherie Kizer) Rada; the grandmother of Megan Rada; the sister of Joan (the late Walter) Branecki; and the aunt of Patti Mazil, David Branecki and Sherri Vohaska. 

A private service will be held at the Johnson Funeral Home, Brookfield, followed by interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.