Margaret L. Gerken age 96, of Hamler, died early Wednesday morning, September 29, 2021 at Vancrest of Holgate.
Her Legacy… She was born September 7, 1925 to Clarence and Helen (Swihart) Lieb in Hamler. She graduated from Hamler High School. On October 27, 1984, she married Reinhold F. Gerken. Bet was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, Hamler. She enjoyed gardening, planting flowers and yard work. Granny loved spoiling her grandchildren, especially with her homemade cookies and candy.
Her Family… She is survived by her step daughter-in-law Carol Gerken-Lones, Hamler; step grandchildren: Steve (Adeline) Gerken, Deshler, Cindy (Jed) Butler, TX and Leeann Bockelman, Napoleon; 10 step great grandchildren; and siblings: Norman “Duane” Lieb, Joyce Lieb, Janice “Paul” Dunn and Shirley (Mike) Byal. Preceding Margaret in death is her husband Reinhold, step son Dwight Gerken and a brother Merle Lieb.
Her Farewell Services… Friends will be received in Hope Lutheran Church, Hamler on Saturday, October 2, 2021 from 10:00 am until the time of the service. The Celebration of her life will be 11:30 am with Reverend Barb Gibson officiating. Contributions in memory of Bet can be made to Hope Lutheran Church. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Zachrich Family Funeral Home of Holgate. Please visit ZachrichFuneralHome.com to leave online condolences.
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