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Obituaries: Geraldine "Gerry" A. Nynas


March 12, 2021

Geraldine “Gerry” A. Nynas, 86 of Cloquet, passed away on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at Bayshore Residence and Rehabilitation Center in Duluth. She was proud to have lived longer than any other immediate family members.

Geraldine was born on April 22, 1934 to Charles and Margaret (Soulier) Ganter, Jr. She was a proud member of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. Gerry baked marvelous breads and cookies and was the designated bread provider for family gathering. She was a master of knitting and made beautiful sweaters, hats, mittens, socks and leg warmers for family and friends. She gave hundreds of pairs of mittens to the needy via Christmas giving.

Gerry liked to read and collect souvenirs from places she visited. Traveling was one of her great pleasures, having traveled to many states, including Hawaii and Alaska. She traveled internationally to Germany, Russia, Xtapa, Bahamas and had planned to see Ireland.

Gerry is loved and will be sadly missed.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Martin Nynas; parents, Charles and Margaret Ganter; sister, Yvonne Lundberg; brother, Donald “Goose” Ganter; daughter, Elizabeth; granddaughter, Erin Nynas and her husband Adam Schutt; Erin’s children, Robbyn and Chad; and stepson, Logan Schutt. Gerry is survived by her sons, Rickey (Jan Fisher), Steven (Lois Baker) and David; grandchildren, Benjamin (Natalie) Nynas, Sarah (Chad) Lander, Daniel (Krissy) Nynas, and Corey (Anna) Nynas; great grandchildren, Jacob, Tyler, Kaithlyn, Morghan, Lyndie, Wyatt, Spencer, Nathan, and Emma Nynas; step great grandson, Osten Berg; great-great-granddaughter, Oaklynn Nynas; her siblings, Susanne (Kenneth) Leon, Charlene Thompson, Karen (Neil) Nemmers and John (Florence) Ganter and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Visitation will be Friday, March 19 from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service at Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet. Spring interment service will be at St. Francis Cemetery in Carlton. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Salvation Army Food Shelf (donations may be sent to Nelson Funeral Care, 1004 Cloquet Ave., Cloquet, MN 55720).


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