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Gertrude Eckerson

August 31, 1931 March 10, 2018
Gertrude Eckerson
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Obituary for Gertrude Eckerson

Gertrude Eckerson, age 86, of Worthington, died Saturday, March 10, 2018, at the Ecumen Meadows in Worthington. She was born August 31, 1931, in Leota to Fredrick and Wilhelmiena (Van Dyke) Schaap. Gertrude worked as a nurse’s aide at Crossroads Care Center in Worthington. She graduated from Worthington High School in 1949. Gertrude married Dale Eckerson on March 3, 1951. Following their marriage they made their home in Worthington. Gertrude devoted her life to the Lord. She was a lifelong member at Solid Rock Assembly.
Gertrude dedicated her life to caring for the elderly, her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She lived a selfless life. At the age of 14, she started working with the elderly at Cashel’s Nursing Home. She continued this work at Crossroads (Fauskee’s) until she retired at the age of 80. While working at Crossroads, she also worked at the Prairie House. Gertrude enjoyed baking, cooking meals for her family, taking care of her grandchildren/great-grandchildren, and spending time with her extended family.
Gertrude is survived by her three children and their spouses, Randy and Nancy Eckerson of Rochester, MN, Joan and Rolf Mahlberg of Worthington, MN, and David and Vickie Eckerson of Rochester, MN; eight grandchildren, Samantha Eckerson, Miranda and Nick Jacobson, Nathan and Amy Mahlberg, Jonathan and Anna Mahlberg, Ryan and Jamie Mahlberg, Sarah and Stephen Herrmann, Joel Eckerson, and Melissa Eckerson and Tim Mueller; great grandchildren include, Annabelle, Lilly, Claire, Wilson, Greta, Ethan, Ben, Macie, Brody, and Sophie; three siblings, one brother, Arthur (Lorraine) Schaap, Worthington; two sisters, Mavis (Harley) Waltjer, Sioux Falls, SD; and Marie (Paul) Derby, Spearfish, SD; brother-in-law, Jack Stene; sister-in-law, Helen Schaap; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale; her parents; step mother, Joyce; brother, John Schaap; four sisters, Frieda Buss, Hermina Tripp, Martha Stene, and Clara Berger; and three brothers-in-law.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., at Solid Rock Assembly Church in Worthington, MN, with Pastor Scott Peterson officiating. Burial will be in the Worthington Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., at the Solid Rock Assembly Church in Worthington.
Benson Funeral Home is coordinating the arrangements.

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Visitation

Thursday

15

Mar

10:00 AM 3/15/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 3/15/2018 11:00:00 AM
Solid Rock Church

1730 Diagonal
Worthington, MN 56187

Solid Rock Church
1730 Diagonal Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Service

Thursday

15

Mar

11:00 AM 3/15/2018 11:00:00 AM
Solid Rock Church

1730 Diagonal
Worthington, MN 56187

Solid Rock Church
1730 Diagonal Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Worthington Cemetery Final Resting Place

Nobles St
Worthington, MN 56187

Nobles St Worthington 56187 MN
United States
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