Gisela Margarete Gerull
With family by her side it is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our dearly loved mother (mama) and grandma on February 15, 2019 at the Vita Personal Care Home where she had resided for the last 6 ½ years.
Gisela is survived by her 2 daughters Sandra Maxymowich (David) and Rita Sousa (Leo); grandchildren, Jordan, Isaac and Olivia. She is also survived by numerous cousins, and friends.
Gisela was predeceased by her mother Lotte Balz; son Richard; and husband Otto Gerull. She was born in Nuremberg, Germany on July 31, 1942. Her jobs included being a nunnery assistant, sewing factory employee and a day care worker. Gisela moved to Canada in March of 1967. She married her husband Otto on April 19, 1968. She was a homemaker and helped on the farm. They had 3 children, unfortunately their son Richard was killed in a farming accident at the young age of 5 ½.
They farmed until 1996, until Otto’s health impacted his ability to continue farming. To be closer to family, they decided to move to Vita, MB where their daughter Sandra and her husband David resided. Otto passed on June 14, 2004 and Gisela lived at home for 8 more years with home care and family assistance. She was unable to live at home on her own, therefore was admitted to the Vita Personal Care home on July 5, 2012, where she lived until her passing.
We would like to thank all the staff at the Vita Personal Care Home as well as the staff at the Bethesda Hospital, for their love and caring support of our loving mother and grandma.
The funeral service will be held Saturday February 23, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Korban/Vita Funeral Chapel, followed by a lunch at the Ukrainian Catholic Parish Center. Interment to follow at Badger Cemetery.
Korban Chapel – Vita