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Virginia M. Gerken

July 22, 1921 February 2, 2016
Virginia M. Gerken
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Obituary for Virginia M. Gerken

VIRGINIA MAE GERKEN was born on July 22, 1921 to Hubert and Rose (Kramer) Gerken in Adrian, Minnesota. She was baptized and later confirmed at St. Adrian Catholic Church in Adrian. Virginia received her education and graduated from St. Adrian High School in 1939. She then moved to Luverne, Minnesota and was employed for Cora Hilger. In 1942, she became employed at First National Bank, which became U.S. Bank, and then later became First Farmers and Merchants Bank. She worked in various capacities at the bank until her retirement in 1986.

On Tuesday, February 2, 2016 Virginia died peacefully at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage at the age of 94 years, six months and 11 days.

Virginia was a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church in Luverne. Virginia was very dedicated to her church during her life and was a part of LCCW, taught Sunday school, and volunteer on many committees throughout the church. Virginia also served on the Luverne Community Hospital Board. She enjoyed bowling, sewing and knitting. She loved dogs and most of her life was spent with a poodle as a part of it.

Virginia is lovingly remembered by her nieces and nephews, Michael (Rosemarie) Reker of Luverne, Kathleen Reker of Worthington, Minnesota, Jay (Glee) Reker of Phoenix, Arizona, Mark (Marjean) Reker of New Brighton, Minnesota, Ann (Bernard) Horak of Eagan, Minnesota, Fr. Timothy Reker of Mankato, Minnesota, Mary (Jeffrey) Mowery of Libertyville, Illinois, Joseph Reker of Appleton, Wisconsin, and Amy (Richard) Lynch of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; 19 great-nieces and great-nephews; 12 great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews; and other family. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Marjorie (Alvin) Reker; and brother, Charles Gerken.

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St. Catherine Catholic Church - Luverne

203 E. Brown Street
Luverne, MN 56156

St. Catherine Catholic Church - Luverne
203 E. Brown Street Luverne 56156 MN
United States

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St. Catherine Catholic Church - Luverne

203 E. Brown Street
Luverne, MN 56156

St. Catherine Catholic Church - Luverne
203 E. Brown Street Luverne 56156 MN
United States
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