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Matthew Conrad Gerrietts

Matthew Conrad Gerrietts, 17 years old, of Remsen, IA passed away suddenly Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, as a result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident near Remsen.
            Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen with Rev. William McCarthy officiating.  Burial will be in the parish cemetery.  Visitation will be anytime after 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov.15, 2012.  There will be a parish rosary at 5 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7:00 p.m. all at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen.  Service have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen. 
            Matthew  was born on May 25, 1995, the son of Todd and Laurie (Vaske) Gerrietts.  He was raised in Remsen and attended St. Mary’s Catholic School where he was a senior and on the football team and track.  Matthew was a paper carrier for the Sioux City Journal, worked at Majeres Foodtown in Remsen and also did DE tasseling every summer. He had just recently joined the U.S. Marine Corp. 
     Matthew was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church and was also an alter server.  He loved football, the Hawkeyes and the 49ers. He looked forward to being a Marine. He was president of the Stars and Stripes 4-H Club.
     Survivors include: his parents, Todd and Laurie Gerrietts of Remsen;  His brothers & sisters, Josie, Elizabeth, Mindy, Adam, Jacob, Isaiah, Sam and Abraham;  Maternal Grandparents, Al & Susie Vaske of Remsen; Paternal Grandmother, Betty Gerrietts  of LeMars, IA; Aunts & Uncles, Rick Vaske, Angie (Keith) Renken and Andy Vaske all of Remsen, Joe Vaske of Houston, TX, Mary Vaske and Tom (Katie) Vaske all of LeMars, IA, Connnie (Franco) Taracena of Sioux City, IA, Bonnie (Larry) Gardner of Hornick, IA, Sue Meier of Sioux Falls, SD, Gary (Kim) Gerrietts of LeMars, IA, Lori (Bob) Hoefling of Marcus, IA. Numerous Cousins & Friends.  
     Preceded in death by, grandfather, Lowell Gerrietts; an uncle , Terry Gerrietts and a cousin, Alex Renken.
     Casket bearers: Blake Bartholomaus, Billy Bunjes, Scott Gardner, Josh Gerrietts, Jon Hoefling, Phillip Renken. 
      Honorary bearers: St. Mary’s Class of 2013 and St. Mary’s football team.

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Laurie, Todd and family- Just wanted you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless- Mike and Julie

Mike & Julie Pottebaum Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Our Prayers and deepest sympathy go out to all of you. May God bless you with his grace and strength during this difficult time. We are keeping your family in our prayers each day. Wade, Nancy, Tyler,Amanda, Thomas & Nicholas Nielsen

Wade Nielsen Family Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Todd my condolences to you and your family, may god give you strength. Sincerely. Pam Nolen Ainsworth class of 87

Pam Nolen-Ainsworth Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Todd and Laura, I've just heard about your family's lose. I'm so sorry. I will always keep ya'll in my thoughts and prayers.

Paul Locklear Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

I just wanted to say how much your family is in my prayers during this difficult time. I think somehow Alex wanted him to be with him. I did not know him as I knew Andy and Mary from high school. When my mom called and told me I was. In shock. But everything happens for a...

Kaylene Schmitt Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Laurie, Todd and family- Just wanted you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless- Mike and Julie

Mike & Julie Pottebaum Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Todd and Laurie words can not express the saddness Sandi and I feel for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God guide you and your family through this time of sorrow.

Mike Durr Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss

Barbara and David Lee Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Our Prayers and deepest sympathy go out to all of you. May God bless you with his grace and strength during this difficult time. We are keeping your family in our prayers each day. Wade, Nancy, Tyler,Amanda, Thomas & Nicholas Nielsen

Wade Nielsen Family Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Todd my condolences to you and your family, may god give you strength. Sincerely. Pam Nolen Ainsworth class of 87

Pam Nolen-Ainsworth Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

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