Leonard H. GehrkingApril 5, 1934 ~ July 30, 2017 (age 83)
Leonard H. Gehrking, age 83, of Spring Valley, MN, died Sunday, July 30, 2017, at his home due to a lengthy illness.
Funeral services for Leonard Gehrking will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 4, 2017, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Wykoff, MN, with Rev. Michael Harman officiating. Burial will take place at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be held 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 4, at the church.
Leonard Herman Gehrking was born on the family farm April 5, 1934, son of Gus and Dorothy (Hinkson) Gehrking. He went to Zion grade school and graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1952. On October 17, 1953, Leonard married Gladys Rudlong at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Spring Valley, MN. Leonard worked as a depot agent for the Milwaukee RR, repairman for KROC radio tower near Ostrander, MN, and repaired electronics for the US Navy in Rosemont, MN. He also owned and operated a small gas station and grocery store along with Gehrking TV and Electrician in Washington, MN, and farmed. Leonard loved watching nature, fishing, and hunting. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife Gladys Gehrking, son Lydell Gehrking, and grandchildren Jacob and Sydney.
Leonard was preceded in death by his parents, sons Leon and Lyndon, brother Maynard, and sister Marlys.