Went to be with her Lord on Oct. 23, 2013 at the age of 67. She was a nurse for over 37 years in Iowa and Texas. She is survived by brother Dale Gerken wife (Judy) sister Joan Flowers husband (Mervin) all of Fort Dodge, IA. She has 2 nephews and 2 nieces. 13 great nephews and nieces. 8 great-great nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents Elmer and Mamie Gerken and brother Walt Gerken.