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Geraldine “Gerry” Rose Burmeister

Geraldine “Gerry” Rose Burmeister, age 85 of Dassel, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006 at the Hutchinson Community Hospital.

She was born Dec. 2, 1920 in Belle River Township, Douglas County, the daughter of Lucas and Brigetta (Schlosser) Feda. Gerry grew up and attended district school in the Carlos area.

She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and was a member of the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel at the time of her death.

Gerry worked as a waitress at the Coffee Cup Cafe in Dassel. She had also been employed by National Connector for many years.

Previously, Gerry had lived in Hutchinson until 1954, when she moved to Dassel with her three daughters.

She was an avid gardener, loved fishing, puzzles, and playing cards. She canned and froze many of the vegetables that she grew in her garden, and her family remembers the many loaves of bread she made, and the hours they spent together in the kitchen, helping.

Gerry is survived by her daughters, Margaret (Muggs) and Doug Nelson of Dassel, Carol (Keith) Prestidge of Montrose, and Pat (Ed) Hamre of Litchfield; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Albert, Peter, and Bernard; five sisters, Anne, Elizabeth, Marie, Isobel, and Clara; one granddaughter; one great-granddaughter, Michaela; and her husbands.

Funeral service was Saturday, Jan. 14 at 11 a.m. at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel with the Rev. Steven Olson officiating. Barb Froeming was the organist. Soloist Lesley Burandt sang “I Can Only Imagine;” and the congregational hymns were “How Great Thou Art” and “Rock of Ages.” Interment will take place at a later date at the Dassel Cemetery.

Visitation was Friday, Jan. 13 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel; and continued for one hour prior to the service at the church Saturday.

Casket bearers were Chad Hamre, Mike Hamre, Derrick Hamre, Clayton Prestidge, Jason Chaffins, and Chris Hyland.

The Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel handled the arrangements.

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