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Gertrude "Gertie" Gerber

Gertrude "Gertie" Gerber

Gertrude "Gertie" Gerber, age 86, was born on May 17, 1927, in Ewington Township, Jackson County, MN, the daughter of Carl and Kate (Osterkamp) Wilken. Gertie married Daryl Gerber on August 25, 1945 and they lived their lives in Worthington, MN. She was a Stanley Products representative for over 50 years and loved her bingo and fishing. Gertie died in her sleep on Sunday, December 15, 2013, at the Adrian Care Center in Adrian, MN.

Gertie is survived by her husband, Daryl of Worthington; three children, Ron (Karen) Gerber of Anoka, MN along with their children, Christian and Rachel, Dianne (Don) Perrin of Wiggins, CO along with their children, Reagan and Mitchel and Steve (Deb) Gerber of Apple Valley, MN along with their children, Lisa and Tamara; seven great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Kate Wilken, brothers, Hugo and Walter Wilken and great granddaughter, Aerial Linn.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 20, 2013, at 11:00 a.m., at St. Marys Catholic Church in Worthington, MN, with Father Jim Callahan officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Worthington Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Gertie will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 19, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington, MN.