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December 16, 1933 – Monday, August 27, 2012

Service Information
Church of St. Michael in St. Michael, MN
Thursday, August 30th, 2012
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
Wednesday, August 29th, 2012
4-8 P.M.

Roberta Ann (Kerkvliet) Girard, age 78, of St. Michael, Minnesota and formerly of Ghent, Minnesota.

She was born on December 16, 1933 the daughter of Gerard & Ann Van Keulen Kerkvliet.

On September 20, 1955, Roberta Ann Kerkvliet and Vincent Girard were joined in holy marriage in Ghent, Minnesota. God blessed their marriage with eight daughters.

Roberta was formerly employed as a LPN Nurse and worked at St. Therese Nursing Home then her own health care business.

She was a faithful member of The Church of St. Michael in St. Michael.

Her friends and family will remember Roberta’s thoughtful, kind and generous spirit. Roberta was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother.

Survived by her husband of nearly fifty seven years: Vincent; daughters: Lorann (Joe) Eull, Bonnie Girard (Rob Karls), Joan Girard, Mary (John) Steffens, Nancy (Greg) Eull, Teresa (Dave) VonBank, Lisa (John) Vetsch and Cheryl (Greg) Reinking; grandchildren: Kelly Eull (Tom Nonweiler), Ryan (Jessica) Eull, Amanda Karls (Andy Rorvig), Geoff Karls, Nick Karls, Alex Karls, Annie Karls, Bryan Ihrke, Kristina (Drew) Thibodeau, Sandra (Cory) Heuring, Nathan Steffens, Emily Eull, Scott Eull, Danielle (Matt)Janssen, Samantha VonBank, Haley VonBank, Jena Vetsch, Allison Vetsch, Girard Reinking, Garth Reinking and Grady Reinking; great grandchildren: Ella Nonweiler, Holden Nonweiler, Maya Eull, Miles Rorvig and Marshall Heuring; a sister: Mariel (Tom) Maeyaert; sisters-in-law & brothers-in-law: Rita (George) Laleman, , Bob & Barbara Brewers, Julie Wyffels and Ambrose Girard; many other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her parents: Gerard & Ann Kerkvliet, a brother: John (Elaine)Kerkvliet, brothers-in-law: Gerald Boerboom & Jim Wyffels and by sisters-in-law: Marion Boerboom & Pat Girard.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Roberta Girard will be held on Thursday, August 30th at 11:00 A.M. at The Church of St. Michael in St. Michael. Father Peter Richards will be the Celebrant.

Private interment St. Michael Cemetery.

A visitation will be held at The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 29th from 4-8 P.M. Further visitation will be held on Thursday morning, August 30th one hour prior to services at the church.

Casket Bearers will be Lorann, Bonnie, Joan, Mary, Nancy, Teresa, Lisa, and Cheryl.

The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home is serving the family.

4 Guestbook Entries

  1. Mary Jemming

    We were so sad to hear the news about Roberta leaving us. We will not be able to attend the funeral & would love to see all those beautiful daughters as I used to babysit a couple of the oldest. You all have our deepest sympathy & prayers at this time.
    Mary & Roger Jemming, Albert Lea

  2. Jessica Handt

    Joan, Kristina & Drew; Sorry for the loss of your mother and grandmother. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
    Love, Eric, Jessie, Mitch and Ida

  3. Becky Berning

    My deepest sympathy to Roberta’s family. I feel so bad that I cannot attend the funeral, but please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. It is so hard to lose Mom. Remember all of those good times that you had with her. No one can take those away from you.

  4. Sharon Von Bank

    Dear Teresa & family,
    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Mother. You are all in our thought and prayers


    Sharon & Mike


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