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Clara Gerhardt

Clara Gerhardt

Clara Gerhardt, 91, Bismarck, died March 30, 2019, at Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center, Bismarck.

Mass of Christian burial was held April 5 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mandan, with the Rev. Jarad Wolf as celebrant. Burial was at Mandan Union Cemetery.

Clara (Steckler) Gerhardt was born June 27, 1927, in St. Anthony on the family farm, the daughter of John and Caroline (Schmidt) Steckler. She was raised and educated in the St. Anthony area. She married Theodore Gerhardt Sr. on June 18, 1947, in St. Anthony.

Clara had many interests. She always enjoyed bowling, playing cards and bingo, cooking, baking and spending time in her garden. As an avid cook she made sure no one left hungry. Her family was always the center of her world and her biggest joy was spending time with her grandchildren. She was a grandma to everyone who knew her.

Clara will be deeply missed by her sons and daughter, Larry Gerhardt and friend Donna, Mandan, LaVonne (Frank) Jangula, Bismarck, Theodore (Cindy) Gerhardt, New Salem, Steve (Marge) Gerhardt, Selfridge, Calvin (Jackie) Gerhardt, Everman, Texas, and Kenny (Debbie) Gerhardt, River Falls, Wis.; 19 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Kathryn Steckler, Bismarck, and Hildagarde Steckler, Mandan; and brother-in-law, Lip Schmidt, Mandan.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Theodore Sr.; son, Timothy Gerhardt; sisters, Maggie (Tony) Ressler and Katie (Mike) Fleck; brothers, Jack (Clem) Steckler, Pete (Veronica “Monie”) Stecker, Tony Steckler, Leonard Steckler and Paul (Cecilia) Schmidt; and sisters-in-law, Patty Schmidt and Peggy (Leo) Miller.

The family would like to thank the Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center workers for the love and wonderful care they gave Clara while she was there.

Go to www.weigelfuneral.com to sign the guestbook and share memories with her family.

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