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Gerald Gilmer, 84

Gerald Albert Gilmer, 84, of Aitkin, formerly of Cokato, MN, passed away Monday, June 20, 2022, at Golden Horizons assisted living in Aitkin. He was born May 29, 1938, in Winsted to Russell and Luella (Cook) Gilmer.

Gerald graduated from Howard Lake High School in 1956. After graduating, Gerald spent two years in the US Navy. After serving, Gerald was united in marriage to Mardis Heuer Nov. 29, 1959 in Glen Lake.

Gerald attended Dunwoody Institute to become an electrician. He was an electrician for 17 years. Gerald also purchased Cokato Hardware which he owned and operated for 12 years. He retired at age 57 and moved to Aitkin with his wife, Mardis.

Gerald enjoyed fishing, playing cards, wintering in Texas, golfing, happy hour with friends, and especially spending time with his family. Gerald will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Gerald is preceded in death by his parents, brother Dale Gilmer, and sister, Roslyn Kelm. Gerald is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Mardis; children, Cory (Susan) Gilmer and Paulette (Jim) Winkelman; grandchildren, Laura (Travis Bahr) Kivi, Kayla (Dan) Hertog, and Dylan Grack; great-grandchildren Talan and Liliana Bahr and Morgan Hertog; siblings, Sandra Tyler, LeeAnn (Johnny) Hirsch and Donald (Adie) Gilmer; many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

Services were on Wednesday, June 29 at 11 a.m. at Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home, Aitkin.

Visitation was held one hour before the funeral home service, with Pastor Rebecca Hinz officiating. Interment will be in Winsted Public Cemetery at a later date.

To sign the guestbook online, go to: www.srtfuneral.com. Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Aitkin.

Gerald Albert Gilmer, 84, of Aitkin, formerly of Cokato, MN, passed away Monday, June 20, 2022, at Golden Horizons assisted living in Aitkin. He was born May 29, 1938, in Winsted to Russell and Luella (Cook) Gilmer.

Gerald graduated from Howard Lake High School in 1956. After graduating, Gerald spent two years in the US Navy. After serving, Gerald was united in marriage to Mardis Heuer Nov. 29, 1959 in Glen Lake.

Gerald attended Dunwoody Institute to become an electrician. He was an electrician for 17 years. Gerald also purchased Cokato Hardware which he owned and operated for 12 years. He retired at age 57 and moved to Aitkin with his wife, Mardis.

Gerald enjoyed fishing, playing cards, wintering in Texas, golfing, happy hour with friends, and especially spending time with his family. Gerald will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Gerald is preceded in death by his parents, brother Dale Gilmer, and sister, Roslyn Kelm. Gerald is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Mardis; children, Cory (Susan) Gilmer and Paulette (Jim) Winkelman; grandchildren, Laura (Travis Bahr) Kivi, Kayla (Dan) Hertog, and Dylan Grack; great-grandchildren Talan and Liliana Bahr and Morgan Hertog; siblings, Sandra Tyler, LeeAnn (Johnny) Hirsch and Donald (Adie) Gilmer; many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

Services were on Wednesday, June 29 at 11 a.m. at Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home, Aitkin.

Visitation was held one hour before the funeral home service, with Pastor Rebecca Hinz officiating. Interment will be in Winsted Public Cemetery at a later date.

To sign the guestbook online, go to: www.srtfuneral.com. Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Aitkin.

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