Obituaries: Geraldine "Gerry" A. Nynas


March 19, 2021

Geraldine "Gerry" A. Nynas, 86, of Cloquet passed away 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 worked at Coney Island as a teenager and also at Bergquist Imports in Cloquet, where she retired.

She was born April 22, 1934 to Charles Jr. and Margaret (Soulier) Ganter. 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 gatherings. 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, and she visited many states, including Hawaii and Alaska. She traveled internationally to Germany, Russia, Ixtapa, the 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, Kaitlyn, 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: 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service March 19 at Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet. Spring interment service will be at St. Francis Cemetery in Carlton. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested for the Salvation Army food shelf. Donations may be sent to Nelson Funeral Care, 1004 Cloquet Ave., Cloquet MN 55720.

Pine Knot News, March 19, 2020


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