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Jean Ann Gerkins

May 16, 1931 July 6, 2018
Jean Ann Gerkins
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Obituary for Jean Ann Gerkins

Jean Ann Lanser Gerkins was born May 16, 1931, in Ponca, Nebraska to Norbert and Hazel (Reilly) Lanser. On July 6, 2018, at the age of 87 years, she died at Glen Oaks Alzheimer Care Center in Urbandale, Iowa.

Jean attended elementary schools at Martinsburg and Hartington before transferring to St. Frances Catholic School in Randolph when she was in the 5th grade. She completed her school years there, graduating in 1950.

On August 29, 1950, Jean married Merle F. Gerkins at Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church in Randolph. They lived on a farm southwest of Randolph, where she kept large vegetable and flower gardens, and was always ready to help with any farm chore. She and Merle developed extensive Christmas displays on the farm that brought many out during the holiday season.

Jean was well-known for her creative skills, which she lent to many community events and groups, as well as creating gifts for her children, grandchildren and friends. She was an avid quilter and needle pointer, enjoyed collecting antiques, and participating in the social activities at the Randolph Senior Center. She was an active leader in scouting and 4-H, the local extension club, the Red Hat Society, and church groups.

Jean is survived by six children: a son, Roy (Camille Conley) Gerkins, Randolph, NE; and five daughters: Cheryl Gerkins, Lincoln, NE; Dal (Michael) Grooms, Des Moines, IA; Lori (Neil) Gothier, Blair, NE; Dawn (Jerry) Doherty, Norfolk, NE; and Kelly (Khaled) Al-Hadid, Amman, Jordan. Others who survive her and will miss her great love are 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents, an infant brother, husband Merle, and dear cousin Johnny Lange, whom she considered a brother.

Visitation will be Wednesday July 11, from 4:30-7:30 p.m., followed by a recitation of the rosary at Johnson Funeral Home in Randolph. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 12 at Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church in Randolph, followed by burial at the Rose Hill Cemetery rural McLean.

Memorials in Jean’s name may be directed to the Friends of the Lied Randolph Public Library, P.O. Box 307, Randolph, NE 68771.

Funeral Services
Funeral Services: Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church – Randolph, NE
Date: Thursday July 12, 2018 – 1:00 P.M.
Interment: Rose Hill Cemetery – rural McLean, NE
Military Rites: none
Visitation: 4:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M. with Parish Rosary recited at 7:30 P.M. on Wednesday July 11, 2018 at Johnson Funeral Home – Randolph
Minister: Reverend Father Timothy Forget;
Music: Guitarist/Cantor - George Bradley
Pallbearers: Jon Grooms Thomas Grooms Michael Grooms Jerry Doherty Britni Gothier Erin Gothier Brian White
Honorary Pallbearers: tbd

Questions please call 402-337-0711

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Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

11

Jul

4:30 PM 7/11/2018 4:30:00 PM - 7:30 PM 7/11/2018 7:30:00 PM
Johnson Funeral Home

111 E. Broadway
Randolph, NE 68771

7:30 Parish Rosary at Johnson Funeral Home - Randolph.

Johnson Funeral Home
111 E. Broadway Randolph 68771 NE
United States

Service

Thursday

12

Jul

1:00 PM 7/12/2018 1:00:00 PM
St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church

403 N. Bridge Street
Randolph, NE 68771

St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church
403 N. Bridge Street Randolph 68771 NE
US

Cemetery Details

Location

Rose Hill Cemetery Final Resting Place

87010 553 ave and 864th road
McLean, NE

87010 553 ave and 864th road McLean NE
US

Memorial Contribution

Friends of the Lied Randolph Public Library

P.O. Box 307
RANDOLPH, Nebraska 68771
Memorials in Jean's name may be directed here
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