A woman by the name of Geraldine Hoff Doyle is believed to be the real life model for the World War II era poster "We Can Do It" that represented the embodiment of the iconic World War II character "Rosie the Riveter."
Geraldine was born in Inkster, Michigan. Her dad died at an early age and her mother
|Geraldine Doyle as Rosie the Riveter|
The Rosie the Riveter character based on Doyle and other World War II women who worked in factories to support the war effort remains an icon and appeared on a 1999 postage stamp by the US Postal Service.
|Geraldine Doyle funeral program|
A memorial service was held at 4pm on January 8, 2011 at the Tiffany Funeral Home in Lansing, Michigan (funeral program pictured).