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Delna L. Gesche, 92

Apr 9, 2011

Delna L. Gesche

Blue Earth – Delna L. Gesche, age 92, of Blue Earth, died March 31, 2011, at Parker Oaks, in Winnebago.

Funeral Services were held April 9, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Patton Funeral Home, in Blue Earth. The Rev. Tom Butler officiated. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth.

Delna was born Aug. 31, 1918, in Wells, the daughter of August and Lillian (Schroeder) Schulz. She was raised and educated in the rural Wells area and she graduated from Wells High School. Delna taught country school from 1937-1943. She married Ivan K. Gesche on June 14, 1944, in Minnesota Lake. Later she went back and got her college diploma from Mankato State College in 1968. She taught in the Kiester-Walters school system from 1969-1982. She first taught in the Walters School and later in Kiester, teaching 3rd, 4th and 5th grades. She was a teacher’s teacher. She not only taught the course curriculum but taught about life which included completing one’s work, honesty, loyalty, integrity, learning the required material and achieving. She put herself into teaching her students. Delna was also a member of the United Methodist Church where she was active in the United Methodist Women’s Group and was involved in Garden Club and Happy Neighborhood Club.

Delna is survived by her sons, Paul (Rebecca) Gesche, of Blue Earth, and Gregg (Mary) Gesche, of Merrill, Iowa; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Ivan, in 2010.

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