Agnes Emma Gerber

Agnes Emma Gerber, age 96 of Ogilvie, and formerly of Howard Lake, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 1999, at the Cambridge Medical Center.

Agnes was born Sept. 15, 1903, in Victor Township, Wright County, Minn., the daughter of John and Anna (Schimming) Kretz. She attended Rice Lake School and was confirmed in the Lutheran faith in 1917.

On Oct. 17, 1923, Agnes was united in marriage to Edward Gerber at Howard Lake. They farmed in the Howard Lake area until moving to Arlington, Minn., in 1938.

They operated a restaurant in Arlington; and in 1941, they moved back to Howard Lake, where they continued to farm. In 1943, Agnes and Edward moved to Ogilvie, where they operated a dairy farm for several years.

Agnes worked in the telephone office until the dial system came in. She then worked as a receptionist at the Kanabec County Hospital until retiring.

Agnes enjoyed cooking, baking, her flower gardens, and doing hand work; she also enjoyed playing card games with her friends and traveling with, or to see, family

Agnes was active in church and helped with the survey to determine the need for low income housing in the city of Ogilvie. She was one of the first to move in after it was built. She lived there until spring 1994, when she entered the Villa Health Care.

Agnes liked to go and be with her family for the day and continued making things for her family until the time of her death.

Survivors include four children: Orville Gerber and wife, Jeanne, of New York Mills; Gladys White and husband, John, of Grand Junction, Colo.; Merla Berg and husband, David, of Braham; and Bernes Eklund and husband, James, of Grapevine, Texas.

She is further survived by 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; cousins, other relatives, and friends.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Oct. 6, from St. Paul's Lutheran Church with the Revs. Robert Gehrke and Herman Haak officiating. Music was by Jeanne McNally and Karen Kirschner.

Casket bearers were Tim Gerber, Tom Gerber, Mike Berg, Lorron Moffatt, Brad Eklund, and Chuck Thompson. Interment was in the Howard Lake Cemetery.

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