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Gjere, Edna Marion (Young) 1919-2011


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 9/2/2012 at 14:02:37

Edna Gjere, age 92, of Decorah, IA, died on Tuesday, November 8, 2011, at the Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah, IA.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 11, 2011, at the Big Canoe Lutheran Church, rural Decorah, IA, with Rev. David Andreae presiding. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 3:00-7:00 p.m., on Thursday at the Schluter – Balik Funeral Home in Decorah, and also after 10:00 a.m., at the church on Friday morning.

Edna Marion (Young) Gjere was born on February 12, 1919, the daughter of Philip and Clara (Barth) Young in Hesper Township, Winneshiek County, Iowa. She was married to Lloyd Gjere on September 16, 1938 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Locust. To this union, four children were born: Lois, Donald, Dean and Curtis. Lloyd and Edna farmed in the Big Canoe area and Edna worked at Mansfield Industries in Spring Grove. They moved to Decorah in 1978 and Edna worked at Ruby’s Café. She enjoyed cooking, baking, fishing and spending time with her family. She always had a never ending cup of coffee and especially enjoyed her trips with her friend, Cheryl.

She will be missed by her children: Lois (Larry) Geving, Waterloo, IA. Three sons: Donnie (Betty) Gjere, Mabel, MN; Dean Gjere, Waterloo, IA; Curt (Linda) Gjere, Decorah, IA. Thirteen grandchildren: Rick (Theresa) Geving, Holly (Martin) Postel, Randy (Ila) Geving, Heidi (Ron) Alexander, Rory (Nicol’) Geving, Mike Gjere, Mark (Beth) Gjere, Deb (Myron) Hirsch, Brian (Shelby) Gjere, Kim (Marty) Gjere, Tammy (Kenny) Quam, Becky Rude, and Kristi (James) Gillett. Step-grandchildren: Angie Anderson, Andrea (Marc) Rue, Amie (Troy) Johansen. Twenty-five great grandchildren, eleven step-great grandchildren, six great great grandchildren and nine step great great grandchildren, along with numerous nieces and nephews. One sister-in-law: Florence Gjere, Beloit, WI.

Edna was preceded in death by her parents: Philip and Clara (Barth) Young. Her husband: Lloyd on June 8, 1992. Her daughter-in-law: Rita Gjere on December 6, 2010. Two great grandchildren: Jesse Gjere and Mikaela Geving. Three sisters: Leila (Stanley) Matter, Luverne (Cyrus) Nordsving, and Iona (Dean) Price. Two brothers: Lester (Helen) Young and Walter Young in infancy.

Source: Schluter - Balik Funeral Home database

Big Canoe Lutheran cemetery

Winneshiek Obituaries maintained by Bruce Kuennen.
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