Geraldine "Gerry" Rose Rott, 90, of Aberdeen, passed away Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Aberdeen Health and Rehab.
Her memorial service will be 11:30 a.m., Monday, March 16, 2020 at Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary & Crematory, 414 5th Avenue NW, Aberdeen, with Father Mark Axtmann officiating.
A luncheon and time of fellowship will immediately follow the service at Schriver’s Memorial Fellowship Center.
Private family burial will take place at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Aberdeen.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the mortuary on Monday. Family and friends may sign Gerry’s online guestbook and also view her service via the live stream service link at www.schriversmemorial.com.
Geraldine “Gerry” Rose Gabriel was born April 17, 1929 to Frank and Regina (Sahli) Gabriel in Trail City, SD. This is the area where she was raised and attended grade school. In 1946, Gerry and her family moved to Roscoe, SD. Following graduation from Roscoe High School, Gerry moved to Aberdeen, where she worked as clerk and bookkeeper at the women’s clothing store named The Jarold Shop.
Gerry married in 1949 and to that union three children were born: Douglas, Peggy and Rodney. Gerry was united in marriage to Robert “Bob” Rott in Ipswich, SD on January 17, 1961. They had one son, Robert Rott, Jr. The family made Aberdeen their home where Gerry worked part-time at the family business, Helen’s California Kitchen, and also part-time at the Elks Club. Gerry and Bob both retired in 1990. When he passed away in 2005, Gerry sold the family home and moved into an apartment where she continued to live until May of 2019, when she became a resident at Aberdeen Health and Rehab.
Gerry enjoyed spending time with her family. She also loved to read and do crossword puzzles until her vision grew worse, and then she enjoyed watching old Westerns on television.
Survivors include her children: Douglas (Brenda) Sanders of Tea, SD, Peggy (Joey) Kusser of Highmore, SD and Rodney (Kim) Sanders and Robert Rott, Jr., both of Aberdeen; grandchildren: Doug, Chris, Matt, Mandy, Melissa, Shaun, Leslie, Jaimie, Chris, Tina, Jessica and Jamie; 24 great-grandchildren; one brother, Jim (Helen) Gabriel; two sisters-in-law, Corrine Norlding and Janice Rott; and several nieces and nephews.
Gerry was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; parents, Frank and Regina; brother, Roy Gabriel; sister, Leona Kessler; and grandson, Jordon Rott.
Gerry’s family wishes to thank the staff at Aberdeen Health and Rehab and Avera@Home Hospice for the excellent care given to Gerry.
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