|Birth: ||Jul. 26, 1927|
|Death: ||Jan. 26, 2008|
South Dakota, USA
Lawrence Gerloff was born to Henry and Ruth (Gross) Gerloff on July 26, 1927 on the family farm near Little Rock, Iowa where he was raised. In 1937, he moved with his family to Luverne Township in Rock County where he attended country school. Following his education, he did some carpentry work in the area, as well as farming. On March 21, 1952, he was united in marriage to Tina Anna Pruin in Little Rock. Following their marriage, the couple lived on the Gerloff family farm southwest of Luverne. He suffered a stroke in 1994 after which time he retired. In 1995, they moved to their present home in Luverne. On December 13, 1997, his wife preceded him in death. After her death, he continued to reside at his home. Following a fall at his home on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 he was taken to Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota where he had a hip replacement. He was then brought to Sanford Luverne Hospital on Friday. On Saturday, January 26, 2008, Lawrence was transferred to Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls where he died due to complications at the age of 80 years and 6 months.
Lawrence was a member of the American Reformed Church in Luverne. Following his retirement, he enjoyed bird watching and keeping an eye on the daycare children next door. He enjoyed watching the rural farm channel and had a special interest in old time tractors. He was always taking care of his yard and flower garden and could often be found outside weeding. He liked being around his family and especially enjoyed watching his grandchildren grow up.
He is lovingly remembered by five daughters, Wanda and her husband Nick Trieweiler of Thornton, Colorado, Venieta Leikvoll of Willmar, Minnesota, Bonnie and her husband Monte Steilow of Garvin, Minnesota, Loray and her husband Lee Edenloff of Alexandria, Minnesota, and Lisa and her husband Erik Leithe of Missoula, Montana; one son, Brent and his wife Chele Gerloff of Luverne, Minnesota; seven grandchildren, Tony Trieweiler, Andy and Brittany Leikvoll, Katelyn and Carly Edenloff, and Kellen and Samantha Gerloff; two step-grandsons, Jamie Meyeraan and Nathan Steilow; and three sisters, Marie Gerloff of Luverne, Minnesota, Margaret Van Stelton of Sibley, Iowa, and Elsie and her husband Ervin Bergman of Luverne, Minnesota. He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; and a son-in-law, Thomas Pettit.
Hartquist Funeral Home
Henry W Gerloff (1894 - 1971)
Ruth A Gross Gerloff (1897 - 1977)
Tina Anna Pruin Gerloff (1931 - 1997)
Marie Elizabeth Gerloff (1920 - 2011)*
Elsie Mae Gerloff Bergman (1925 - 2009)*
Lawrence Gerloff (1927 - 2008)
Note: (OBIT): Provided by Find A Grave member Steve Carlson #47330162
Plot: 5th Division
Created by: Gregory Aanenson
Record added: Jul 22, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55308529