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Eilene A. Gerdes

August 15, 1919 November 16, 2010
Eilene A. Gerdes
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Worthington, MN

     Eilene Alice Gerdes, 91, was born on August 15, 1919, in Vienna, SD in Hamlin County. She was the daughter of Joseph Resick and Frances Hlavocek. Eilene married Lindle "Lindy" Gerdes on November 22, 1940, in Sibley, IA. She did lots of cafe work and was with Woolworth's for 13 years. She enjoyed family activities, gambling, sewing (embroidery), and church. Eilene passed away on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, at the South Shore Care Center in Worthington, MN.
     Eilene is survived by a brother, Raymond Bass of St. James, MN; three sisters-in-law, Leona Resick of St. James, MN, Muriel Resick of Watertown, SD, and Shirley Murphy of St. Cloud, MN; two sons, Leland (Jane) Gerdes of Las Vegas, NV and Larry (Vickie) Gerdes of Ouray, CO; two grandchildren, Tara Gerdes and Roger (Sarah) Gerdes, and two great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lindy Gerdes in 2002; her son, Lyle in 1972; her parents; four brothers, and three sisters.
     Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 20, 2010, at 1:00 p.m., at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Worthington, MN, with Pastor Joe Behnke officiating. Burial will be in the Worthington Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 20, 2010, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Worthington, MN.

Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.


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