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Gina G. Gerken, Age 55

Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Gina G. Gerken, Age 55

Gina G. Gerken

Gina Genétte Gerken, 55 of Lander, Wyoming passed away Tuesday, March 16th, 2021 at her parents home in Lexington from cancer.

She was born September 6th, 1965 in Norfolk, Nebraska to Gene and Sandy (Lamm) Mittelstaedt. The family lived in Norfolk to attended school in the Lexington school system and graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1984. She was united in marriage to Farren Stombaugh.

On February 15th, 1997 she was united in marriage to Kreg Gerken at the Grace in blessed with four children; Taryn, Trey, Gage and Kamden. The family lived at Johnson Lake, Lexington, Cozad and Eustis before moving to Lander, Wyoming in 2013.

She had been employed by the Lexington Community Hospital, operated a daycare, the Cozad Community Hospital and then was an Optometrist ‘Tech in Lander, Wyoming.

Gina enjoyed fishing, camping, caring for her chickens, doing home remodeling but most importantly her family especially her grandchildren.

Survivors include; her parents of Lexington, husband Kreg of Lander, Wyoming, three sons; Trey (fiance Alex Aden) Stombaugh of Kearney, Gage (Brittany) Gerken of Cozad and Kamden Gerken of Lander, Wyoming, one daughter, Thryn (fiance Michael Thurman) Stombaugh of Elwood, two grandchildren; Grayson Gerken and Helper Gerken, two brothers; Stacy (Tammy) Mittelstaedt of Ravenna and Mitch (Jennifer) Mlttelstaedt of Grand Island as well as nieces, nephews extended family and friends.

Gina was preceded in death by her grandparents.

Visitation was held Thursday, March 18th, 2021, from 5-7 pm. at the Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington.

Funeral Services were held Friday, March 19th, 2021 at 11:00 am. at the Grace Lutheran Church with Pastor Erin Dunlavy and John Strackbein P.MA., officiating. Face coverings am recommended at the church.

Memorials am suggested to the Grace Lutheran Church in Lexington.

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. lb share online condolences, please visit