Michael Gerling

Michael Gerling

Michael Gerling, 72- year-old resident of Little Falls died, Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at his home in Little Falls.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 10, at 11 A.M. at First United Church in Little Falls. A visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m.- 11 a.m.
Michael Gordon Gerling was born April 26, 1945, in Minneapolis to Gordon and Bette (Kight) Gerling. He moved to Little Falls with his family as a young boy. He attended Little Falls Community Schools and was an active participant with Flyer Football and Basketball. He attended the University of Minnesota for one year. Michael worked for 3M, Control Data and sold real estate for a few years in Minneapolis. He built houses in Minnesota and Montana for a few years. Michael owned and operated his own tree service in Colorado and Minnesota for several years. He enjoyed men’s league soft ball and basketball. Michael loved spending time outdoors, especially family picnics and gatherings. He traveled to 48 states and loved learning the history of each one he traveled. Michael’s hobbies included hunting, agate picking, making willow canes, reading and playing trivia games.
He will be deeply missed by his loving mother Bette; siblings, Scott (Kathy Bounds) of Grand Rapids, Terri (Dan) Loftis of Andover, and Janene (Nathan) Gerling-Dunsmore of Boring, Md.; grandchildren, Abi Gunderson, Graeson Webster and Wyatt Webster; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Gordon Gerling, daughter, Stacy Gunderson and sister-in-law, Susan (Starr) Gerling.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be given to the following: donor’s choice and the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Veterans Educational Historic Art Project, a project Gordon initiated with Charles Kapsner.
The memorials can be sent to: Initiative Foundation, 405 First Street, SE, Little Falls, MN 56345.

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