MILLER — Aileen Gerdes, 88, of Miller, died Thursday, June 27, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Society of Miller.
Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church, Miller, with the Rev. Mark Johnsen officiating. Burial will follow at G.A.R. Cemetery, Miller.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today with a 7 p.m. prayer service, all at Reck Funeral Home, Miller. Visit www.familyfuneralhome.net
Aileen Roalstad was born April 20, 1925, in Miller to Joe and Meryle (Biddle) Roalstad. She attended country school, and graduated from Miller High School in 1943. She moved to De Smet and worked in the Social Security office.
On Jan. 7, 1944, she married James Gerdes. They farmed 54 years then moved into town. lived near Miller for 54 years before moving into town. In 2008, she moved to the Prairie Good Samaritan Center. She worked in the kitchen at the Prairie Center from 1976 to 1985.
She is survived by four children, Roger (Marcia) Gerdes of Miller, Suzy (Larry) Blaseg of Miller, Sandra (Harvey) Ramirez of Sioux Falls, and Sheryl Bedard of Sioux Falls; five grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim, on June 23, 2003; her parents; one brother, Dale Roalstad; and two sisters, Doris Macheel and Joyce Curren.For the complete article see the 06-30-2013 issue.
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