Lynn Richard Gjerde


Lynn Richard Gjerde, 65, of St. Peter, Minn., and formerly Miles City, died Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at Grandview Good Samaritan Center in St. Peter.

Mr. Gjerde was born in Minot, North Dakota, on Nov. 16, 1948, to Ruben and Thora Hagen Gjerde. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. He attended schools in South Dakota and Montana and received his GED in St. Peter, Minnesota. He worked at Eastern Montana Industries and Holy Rosary Hospital in Miles City.

He was a member of First Lutheran Church in St. Peter. Mr. Gjerde was very interested in music and movies. He loved animals and at various times had a dog, chicken, cat, parakeet and fish as pets.

His survivors include his sisters: Ardyce Gjerde and Ruth Ann Fitzke of St. Peter; niece: Julia (John) Sperry of Bozeman; nephew: Jaren (Becky) Fitzke and great-nephew: Brody of Lakeville, Minn.; and many cousins and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law: George Fitzke; and maternal and paternal grandparents.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m., Friday, May 2, 2014, at First Lutheran Church in St. Peter with the Rev. Alan Bray officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. St. Peter Funeral Home-Klein Chapel assisted with arrangements.