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Georgia H. Nyenhuis, 83

Published 4:56pm Saturday, June 15, 2013

Georgia H. Nyenhuis, 83, died on Thursday, June 13, 2013, at St. John’s Lutheran Home.

Georgia Nyenhuis
Georgia Nyenhuis

Georgia Henrietta Nyenhuis was born on Nov. 8, 1929, in Albert Lea, Minn., the daughter of Harry and Henrietta (Renchin) Kermes. She attended school in Hayward and graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1947. On Oct. 9, 1954, Georgia was united in marriage to Henry Nyenhuis at St. Theodore Catholic Church. She was a homemaker and worked beside her husband on the farm for over 40 years. Georgia also worked as a sewer at Muningswear from 1947 until 1955. She enjoyed farming, raising her family, gardening, sewing clothes and quilts.

After a farm accident in 2002, Georgia made her home at St. John’s Lutheran Home where she enjoyed reading, gardening and many other activities including learning to knit after she turned 80. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the Farmers Union where she served as secretary/treasurer. Georgia was past president of the Women’s Group at St. Mary’s Church, past secretary of the Farmers Union and served on the gardening committee at St. John’s. Christian faith was a strong point in her life, she enjoyed visiting and talking to people, bird watching, reading, making sauerkraut and story telling.

Survivors include her children, Mary (Oscar) Christopherson, Albert Lea, John Nyenhuis, Albert Lea, Harry (Karen) Nyenhuis, Albert Lea and Ann (Earl) Lynne, Hartland, Minn; grandchildren, Mickey Hedeen, Clara (Jeff) Baerman, Kevin Lynne and fiancé Tina Peng, Gene Lynne, Elise Nyenhuis and Brady Nyenhuis; great-grandchildren, Bryant and Bryce Aguilar, Brandon and Jared Turrubiartes, Phylicia, Alexander and Kailey Baerma; brothers, Harold Kermes and Charlie (Mary) Kermes, sister Harriet Brechtel; sisters-in-law, Pat Kermes and Darlene Aakre; brother-in-law, Roger Will; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Georgia was preceded in death by her parents; husband Henry; in-laws, John and Mabel Nyenhuis; brother Philip Kermes; and sisters Louise and Charlet Kermes; grandson-in-law T.J. Hedeen; brothers-in-law Howard Brechtel, Donald Aakre and Daryl Behn; and sisters-in-law Loretta Kermes, Helen Will and Mavis Behn. The family would like to express their thanks for the love and care shown Georgia while she was a resident at St. John’s.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at 11 a.m. from St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Geneva. Father Swammy will officiate. Burial will be at the Bohemian National Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the services at the church. Online condolences are welcome at:

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