In Memory

Steve Gerten

Steve Gerten

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06/13/13 05:43 PM #1    

Robert McKeague

Steve and I grew up across Spruce Park from eachother. There was always a Baseball game going on in "the field". Our guys from McKnight road side vs the Guys from the Kenny lane side. It was always fun. Steve and his brother Jim were  there a lot so was Dew Storlee.

My brother and I ran into Stevie at the VFW in White Bear just a few weeks before he died. We talked about the high school days and the games in the field. As I remember, He was just getting used to being a empty nester.

I remember him as just a smile. Smiling every time I saw him. He was such a great guy. It was such a shock to hear he died. The guy you knew you would run in to every once in a while for the reat of your life. Really too too bad.

06/14/13 02:07 PM #2    

Cathy Plumb (Seehuetter)

 There was a period of time--early high school--when I "hung" around with the Gerten boys and their friends.  You could always find everyone at the Gerten household as that was the group hangout.  I always wondered how their mom allowed all that "stuff" that went on, at times, over there  (well, what she knew of them, anyway - lol).   As a mom myself, I now know that better to have everyone at your place so you could keep an eye on things!   The last time I saw and talked to Steve was at the Class of '68's 20th reunion and we spoke of and laughed at the many shenanigans that went on at the Gerten household.  He hadn't changed a bit - still had that perpetual smile that Bob McKeague mentioned in his post.  Many from that group of friends died too soon.  I can imagine there must be lots of hockey games going on in heaven with this group : )



06/18/13 05:08 PM #3    

Denise Kumm (Madson)

Stevie and I spent many dates together.  We reconnected the year he died, but we spent some great fun together.  Ray Hoyt was the one that called me the night Stevie died.  He was so dear and made several apologies to me for things that happened in high school.  I loved him dearly and cried lik a baby when he died.

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