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Gertrude Henrietta Gabrelcik

Gertrude Henrietta Gabrelcik, age 79, of Annandale, and formerly of Howard Lake, passed away Monday, Dec. 16, 2002, at the Annandale Care Center where she had been a resident for the past month.

Gertrude was born March 28, 1923, in Dahlgren Township, Carver County, to the late Otto and Bertha (Remus) Kusserow.

She was united in marriage to Paul Leo Gabrelcik May 2, 1946. He preceded her in death Dec. 7, 1990. This marriage was blessed with one daughter, Janice Marie.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, three brothers: Frank, William, and Ernest; and four sisters: Selma, Minnie, Anna, and Sophie.

She is survived by her daughter Janice and husband Guy Hawkinson of Annandale, two granddaughters: Michelle and husband Alden Sandquist of Watertown, and Kimberly Nivala of Green Bay, Wis.; two great-grandsons: Mark and Luke Sandquist.

She is also survived by stepdaughter Betty Leverty and step-grandsons Michael and Patrick Leverty and their families; and sister-in-law Mildred Kusserow of Cologne.

Funeral services were Thursday, Dec. 19, 2002, at 2 p.m., at Bethlehem Lutheran church, Middleville Township, with the Rev. Leland Bendix officiating.

Music was provided by Jeanette Beckala and Alex Smoot.

Interment took place at Bethlehem Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Casketbearers were Guy Hawkinson, Kimberly Nivala, Michelle Sandquist, Alden Sandquist, Jim Gabrelcik, and Martin Latzig.

Arrangements were made by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Cokato and Howard Lake.

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