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Geraldine Rongstad, 61

Geraldine Rongstad, 61, of Leonard, died on Dec. 25, 2006, at the Good Samaritan Center in Clearbrook.

The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Leonard with the Rev. Dan Bowman officiating. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Friday at the Cease Family Funeral Home in Bagley, with a family service at 7 p.m., and one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at the Norway Lake Cemetery at Leonard.

She was born Dec. 6, 1945, in Bemidji. She attended school and graduated from Bagley High School in 1963. She married David Rongstad on July 20, 1963. They made their home in Leonard, and she traveled with her husband while he worked on the pipeline. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and her family was very important to her.

She was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Leonard and was active in the Ladies Aid. She loved to make Christmas wreaths with her mother, as well as play bingo and take vacations with her mother. She enjoyed picking pine cones.

She is survived by her husband of Leonard; daughter, Brenda Rongstad of Shevlin; four grandchildren; brothers, Larry (Carolyn) Gerbracht of Leonard, Gene (Marlene) Gerbracht of Leonard and Rod (Mary) Gerbracht of Bagley; sisters, Darlene (Tim) Derby of Bagley and Debra (Dale) Ramsrud of Clearbrook; two sisters-in-law; and a brother-in-law.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Jim; sister, Janis; mother-in-law and father-in-law; two brothers-in-law; and a great nephew.

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