A funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, May 17, 2019, at the First Presbyterian Church, Algona. Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 AM on Friday, May 17, 2019, at the First Presbyterian Church, Algona.
Violet Leona (Simpson) Gerber was born on December 14, 1921, in rural Minnesota, the daughter of Carson and Chloe (Davis) Simpson. She grew up in Wesley and attended school through the sixth grade. She then worked in homes around Wesley doing childcare and cleaning.
On December 15, 1939, Vi was united in marriage to Lloyd Gerber in Wesley. The couple farmed with Lloyd's father until 1947 until moving to their current farm outside of Algona. She was always a faithful wife and partner on the farm.
Vi loved flowers, gardening, and helping others. She was always there to lend a hand. Vi was also very active in the church, serving many different roles. She was a member of the Evangelical Church in Algona.
On November 24, 2010, she became a member of Good Samaritan Society - Algona, and died there on Saturday, May 11, 2019.
She is survived by her children, Judy Rosenberg of Alpharetta, GA, Dave (Kathie) Gerber of Lu Verne; grandchildren, Matt Rosenberg, Jon Rosenberg, Claire (Dave Brock) Gerber, Anne (Charlie Rohwer) Gerber, Aaron (Laura) Gerber; 8 great-grandchildren; sister, Gloria Heimdahl of Clear Lake, and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Lana; son, Russell; son-in-law, Zachary Rosenberg; and five siblings.
"Dave, Kathy and extended family.
I am so deeply sorry for the loss of your Mom. She was a beautiful soul. I fondly remember the two of them shopping at Fareway!! Always treated their family to Lobster for the Gerber Christmas!! The deep love and respect that they had for each other was so beautiful!! I know you are reunited with your love and can rest in eternal peace.
Know you are all in my prayers.
"Dear mother of Lana, my 7th grade Classmate. We have never forgotten Lana, and pay our respects to her at Class Reunions. Lana has had a lot of time preparing a place in heaven for her mother.