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JoAnn Gerlach

JoAnn Marie Gerlach (VanOverbeke)

Sunday, August 7th, 1938 - Saturday, April 27th, 2019
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Obituary

Mass of Christian Burial for JoAnn Gerlach, 80, of Green Valley will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at St. Clotilde Catholic Church in Green Valley. Visitation is from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at Rehkamp Horvath Funeral Home in Marshall, with a 4:00 p.m. Rosary and a 7:00 p.m. Prayer Service. Visitation the day of Mass is from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at St. Clotilde Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Clotilde Catholic Cemetery in Green Valley.

JoAnn Marie (VanOverbeke) Gerlach was born on August 7, 1938, in Tracy, Minnesota to Arthur H. and Julia (Matthys) VanOverbeke. On September 30, 1955, JoAnn was united in marriage to Henry “Shorty” Gerlach. She was a lifelong member of St. Clotilde Catholic Church. JoAnn worked at Kelco and Carrow’s Formal Wear as a seamstress. She enjoyed being out in the garden and flowerbeds during the summer and in the winter making flannel blankets. JoAnn was an excellent baker and enjoyed sharing her baked goods with her family. Mostly she enjoyed spending time with her family.

JoAnn died surrounded by her family on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at Avera Morningside Heights Care Center in Marshall. She is survived by her children, MaryJo Domine of Tracy, Sharon Proctor of Marshall, Deb (and Robert) Andres of Marshall, Steve (and Michelle) Gerlach of Kensington, Melinda Gerlach of Marshall; ten grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; siblings Delores Sumption of Breckenridge, Gordie (and Solveig) VanOverbeke of Lucan, Eugene (and JoAnn) VanOverbeke of Eagan, Kathleen (and Paul) Moen of Minneapolis, Mary Ann (and Rich) Memmer of Ventura, California; many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband Henry, parents Arthur and Julia, sister LouAnn VanOverbeke, brothers Donald and Norman VanOverbeke, son-in-law Kennedy Proctor, and father and mother-in-law George and Elsie Gerlach.

She will be greatly missed by many. Blessed be her memory.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Rehkamp-Horvath Funeral Home - Marshall
    Address
    411 W. Lyon St.
    MARSHALL, MN
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    On Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 a Rosary will take place at 4:00 PM and a Prayer Service will take place at 7:00 PM, both taking place at the Rehkamp-Horvath Funeral Home in Marshall, MN
  • Second Visitation

    Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 | 9:30am - 10:30am
    When
    Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
    Location
    St. Clotilde Catholic Church - Green Valley
    Address
    3272 270th Ave
    Green Valley, MN, MN
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    On Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 a Rosary will take place at 4:00 PM and a Prayer Service will take place at 7:00 PM, both taking place at the Rehkamp-Horvath Funeral Home in Marshall, MN
  • Service

    Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 | 10:30am
    When
    Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 10:30am
    Location
    St. Clotilde Catholic Church - Green Valley
    Address
    3272 270th Ave
    Green Valley, MN, MN
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Mass of Christian Burial
    Officiant
    Rev. Fr. Matthew Wiering
  • Interment

    Location
    St. Clotilde Catholic Cemetery
    Address
    Green Valley
    COTTONWOOD, MN
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  • Reception

    Location
    St. Clotilde Church Fellowship Hall
    Address
    Green Valley, MN
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Darryl (Doug) Marshall

Posted at 02:04pm
God’s blessings upon you and your family
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Deryl "Rip" & Amy Van Winkle

Posted at 09:53am
Sending our deepest condolences and prayers to you all...treasure the precious memories...JoAnn will be truly missed and her spirit lives on through her loved ones.
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Christine & Darin Josephsen

Posted at 09:48am
JoAnn was a beautiful soul who will be deeply missed. Sending our thoughts and prayers to you all.
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Deryl "Rip" & Amy Van Winkle

Posted at 08:46pm
Sending our deepest condolences and prayers to you all...treasure the precious memories...JoAnn will be truly missed and her spirit lives on through her loved ones.
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Sharon Proctor

Posted at 05:57pm
You taught me everything Mom except how to live without you! Love you Forever Sharon
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