Shirley Gibson, DanteShirley Gibson, 74, Dante, died Saturday, March 5, 2011, at Avera McKennan Dougherty Hospice House, Sioux Falls.
Shirley Gibson, 74, Dante, died Saturday, March 5, 2011, at Avera McKennan Dougherty Hospice House, Sioux Falls.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. John Lutheran Church, Wagner. Burial will be in ZCBJ Cemetery, rural Wagner. Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. today at the church, with a 7 p.m. prayer service.
Crosby-Jaeger Funeral Home, Wagner, is in charge of arrangements.
She was born on Aug. 4, 1936, on the family farm near Delmont to Otto and Pearl (Uecker) Jerke.
She attended Rouse 74 country school and Zion Lutheran Parochial School in Avon.
On Nov. 29, 1953, she married Norman Gibson on November 29, 1953 at Zion Lutheran Church, Avon.
She began work as a psychiatric aide at Yankton Human Service Center, then as a nurse’s aide at Tyndall Good Samaritan Center, and finally as a Home Maker for Avera Home Health until her health failed.
She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Wagner; and Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. She was also a member of Wagner VFW Auxiliary.
She is survived by her husband, a son Randy and wife Paula, Dante; a daughter, Sherrie Nedved and husband Jim, Wagner; four grandchildren, three brothers: Clifford Jerke and wife Velda, Wagner; Glen Jerke and wife Verna, Dante; and Gary Jerke and wife Susan, Gillette, Wyo.; five sisters: Delores Peters, Wagner; Clarice Boelter, Crofton, Neb.; Lois Willman and husband Ron, Yankton; Wilma Estes, Sioux Falls; and Donna Bruna and husband Ron, Tabor; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two grandchildren, her parents, two nephews, her father- and mother-in-law, Ernie and Janatta Gibson; and brothers- and sisters-in-law: Willie Peters, Freeman Boelter, Alan Klemme, Fred and Betty Grimme; and Herb and Wilma Olsen.
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