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Russell Allen Gericke

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Jewell, KS

Obituary

Russell Allen Gericke, 53, was born June 12, 1960 in Ft. Collins, CO. He passed away Thursday at his home in Jewell, with family in attendance, following an extensive battle with cancer.

Russell married Susan Kanekeberg on May 29, 1982 in Lakewood, CO. To this union two children, Angela and Benjamin, were born. Russell and Susan later divorced.

He married Robyn Geyer on May 24, 2004 in Bailey, CO. They moved to Beloit KS in 2005 and purchased a home in Jewell in July 2011.

Russell was an assembler for Sunflower Manufacturing in Beloit, KS.

He enjoyed bird watching as well as arts and crafts. He made beaded bracelets to occupy his time during his cancer treatments and completed decoupage projects. He enjoyed collecting and would display Coca-Cola items, Hot Wheels and Coins.

Russell was preceded in death by paternal step-grandparents, Austin and Florence Anson; maternal grandparents, Frank and Christina Campbell.

He is survived by -
Wife: Robyn, Jewell
Daughter: Angela Brown (Joe) Mankato
Son: Benjamin Gericks, Jewell
Step Daughter: Brianna Trujillo (Tommy Martinez), Lakewood CO
Step Son: Brandon Ridder, Jewell
Mother & Step Father: Phyllis and Allen Anson, Red Cloud NE
Father: Dale Gericke, Iowa
Half Sister: Lisa Ellingson, Iowa
Half Brother: David Gericke, Iowa
Four Brothers: Edward Gericke (Fiance, Ruth Adams), Inavale, NE
Robert Gericke, Golden CO
Rodney Gericke (Janet), St Paul NE
Allen Anson, Ft Collins CO
Sisters: Elizabeth Anson, Ft Collins CO
Tonya Pohlman (Martin), Superior NE
Nieces: Ariel Galvan (Alex), Ft Lewis WA
Kristi Anson, Ft Collins CO
Sarah Martsusheff, Wasilla AK
Lyndsie Edwards (Chance), Superior NE
Megan Felts, Inavale NE
Miranda Felts, Inavale NE
Nephews: Evan Gericke, Lakewood CO
Michael Gericke, Wasilla AK
Jeremy Felts, Dallas TX
Aaron Anson, Ft Collins CO
Sam Paddock, Omaha NE
Grandchildren: Nate Blair, Jewell
Vincent Trujillo, Lakewood CO
Tommy Martinez, Lakewood CO
Gabriel Martinez, Lakewood CO
Tristyn Brown, Mankato KS
Avery Brown, Mankato KS
Aidan Brown, Mankato KS
Baby on the way, Mankato KS

Cremation was chosen.

Memorial Services will be on Sunday, September 1, 2013 at 3 pm at Calvary Bible Church, 99 W. Pearl St. in Jewell, KS with Pastor Wayne Feigal officiating.

Memorial funds may be directed to the family, donated to the American Cancer Society in Russells name or to the Calvary Bible Church in Jewell.



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