Date of BirthApril 06, 1934

Leonard Gehrking Obituary

Date of BirthApril 06, 1934

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Date of PassingJuly 31, 2017

Leonard Gehrking Obituary

from washington, Minnesota, United States

Date of BirthApril 06, 1934

Leonard Gehrking Obituary

Date of BirthApril 06, 1934

560 Views

Date of PassingJuly 31, 2017

Leonard Gehrking Obituary

from washington, Minnesota, United States


Leonard H. Gehrking, 83, of Spring Valley, died Sunday, July 30, 2017, at his home due to a lengthy illness. Funeral services for Leonard Gehrking will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 4, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Wykoff, with the Rev. Michael Harman officiating. Burial will take place at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be held 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 4, at the church. Leonard Herman Gehrking was born on the family farm April 5, 1934, son of Gus and Dorothy (Hinkson) Gehrking. He went to Zion grade school and graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1952. On Oct. 17, 1953, Leonard married Gladys Rudlong at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Spring Valley. Leonard worked as a depot agent for the Milwaukee RR, repairman for KROC radio tower near Ostrander, and repaired electronics for the U.S. Navy in Rosemont, Minn. He also owned and operated a small gas station and grocery store along with Gehrking TV and Electrician in Washington, Minn., and farmed. Leonard loved watching nature, fishing, and hunting. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Gladys Gehrking; son, Lydell Gehrking; and grandchildren, Jacob and Sydney. Leonard was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Leon and Lyndon; brother, Maynard; and sister, Marlys. Online condolences may be left at hindthudekfuneralhomes.com.

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