GERLOFF, Leta 1921-1993
GERLOFF, BEENKEN, SINK
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/19/2016 at 18:24:22
Leta Gerloff Services Held
Leta Gerloff, of Clarksville, passed away on Thursday, February 18, at the Clarksville Community Nursing Home having attained the age of 72 years, 1 month, and 9 days.
Funeral services were held Monday, February 22, at the United Methodist Church in Grundy Center at 11 a.m. with Pastor George E. Gibson officiating.
Pallbearers were Donald Storjohann, Lewis L. C. Gerloff, Gary Gerloff, Dale B. W. Gerloff, Lewis L. Gerloff, and Gerald Gerloff.
Burial followed at Fairview Cemetery, Grundy Center.
A memorial fund has been established.
Leta was born January 9, 1921, in Stout the daughter of Lutjen and Mildred (Sink) Beenken. She grew up and was educated in Grundy county.
On February 17, 1942, she was united in marriage to George L. Gerloff in Grundy Center. Leta and George farmed the family farm near Holland, and in 1958 moved to a farm north of Clarksville where they continued to farm until ill health would no longer permit it.
In February of 1984, Leta and George became residents of the Bartel's Nursing Home in Waverly. On December 2, 1984, they both became residents of the Clarksville Community Nursing Home.
Leta was preceded in death by her husband, George in 1989; one son, Olen; her parents; 3 brothers, Lutjen, Wilbur and Alfred; and 2 sisters, Mildred Katzer and Anna Mae Clemons.
Survivors include 3 sons, Gerald Gerloff of Junction City, Kansas, Garry Gerloff of Fort Dodge, and Lewis Gerloff of Clarksville; 3 grandchildren; 2 brothers, Edward Beenken of Waverly, and Harvey Beenken of Grundy Center; and 6 sisters, Katharina Ridder of New Hartford, Marian Bohlen of Allison, Lena Anderson of Waverly, Pearl Hartgrave of Cedar Rapids, Clara Hinders of Marshalltown and Lavina Martin of Anamosa.
The Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home of Grundy Center was in charge of the arrangements.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 25 February 1993, pg 7
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