Funeral services for Delores M. Gerstandt, age 83, of Sanborn and formerly of Paullina, who passed away on Monday, Nov. 23, 2009 at the Prairie View Retirement Home in Sanborn. Her services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the United Church of Primghar in Primghar, with Rev. Cory Flanigan officiating.
Visitation with the family present will be from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. today at the Gaudian-Eldridge Funeral Home in Paullina
Online memorial condolences may be sent to: gaudian-eldridgefuneralhomes.com
The Gaudian-Eldridge Funeral Home of Paullina is in charge of arrangements
Delores Mae Gerstandt, the daughter of Edward and Alice (Kuehl) Reimers was born Jan. 23, 1926 in Cherokee. She received her education in Calumet and graduated from Calumet High School. On Aug. 8, 1945, she was united in marriage to Herman Gerstandt at the United Church of Christ in Calumet. After their marriage, the couple farmed in the Calumet and Larrabee areas. The couple moved into Paullina in 1975 to make their home. The couple's retirement years were spent in Paullina. Herman preceded her in death on March 26, 1998 in Primghar. Delores remained in the family home until moving to the Prairie View Assisted Living in Sanborn. In January of 2007, she moved to the Prairie View Retirement Home. She was a member of the United Church of Primghar and enjoyed crocheting, dancing, playing cards and flowers.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, one brother and his wife, Duane and Vi Reimers and one sister, Carol Kuester.
Delores is survived by two sons and their wives, Marvin and Cecilia Gerstandt of Paullina and Dennis and Laurie Gerstandt of Cherokee; one daughter and her husband, Linda and Marvin Hoy of Prior Lake, Minn.; seven grandchildren, Joseph and his wife, Gina Gerstandt; Christine and her husband, Randy Walker; Jennifer and her husband, Jackson Raygor, Nathan and his wife, Anna Hoy; Matthew Hoy, Tyler and Nicole Gerstandt; also eight great-grandchildren, one brother-in-law, Leonard Kuester of Calumet and other relatives and friends.