Reinhart Gerwing, of Pierz, passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013, at Harmony House of Pierz.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, Aug. 1, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Pierz, with Fr. David Maciej officiating. Interment was in the parish cemetery.
Reinhart John Gerwing was born March 2, 1918, in Buh Township, Morrison County, the son of Christ and Julianna (Loidolt) Gerwing. He attended country school in District #129 near Pierz. He was united in marriage to Elaine Wagner, Sept. 4, 1945, at St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church in Lastrup. He farmed near Pierz until his retirement in 1978. In their retirement, the couple enjoyed traveling around the United States and Canada. Reinhart enjoyed fishing, bowling (especially beating the younger bowlers) and gardening. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Pierz.
Left to cherish his memory are his children, Judy (Mike) Huebner of Little Falls, James (Doreen) Gerwing of Pierz, Larry (Louise) Gerwing of Big Lake and Patty (Tom) May of Coon Rapids; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Art Wolch of Little Falls, and sister-in-law, Edes Gerwing of Little Falls.
Reinhart was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Elaine (2011); daughter, Marilyn (2000); brothers, Herman, Herbert, Roland, Leonard, Leander and Henry Gerwing and sisters, Johanna Boser, Alma Przybilla, Armella Wolch, Mary Ann Storkamp and Bernadine Gerwing.
Emblom-Brenny Funeral Home