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Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Gerda Anita Nylander
March 14, 1925 - May 18, 2020

Place of Birth: Egeland, North Dakota
Residence: Underwood, MN formerly of Tioga, ND
Age: 95

Gerda Nylander, 95, of Underwood, MN, formerly of Tioga, ND, went to her Heavenly home on Monday, May 18, 2020 at her residence in Underwood.

Gerda Annita (Rinas) Nylander was born March 14, 1925 to Carl and Martha (Depner) Rinas in Egeland, ND. She was raised and educated in Egeland. She married Ervin Weisz on July 23, 1944. He passed away in a snowmobile accident, near Tioga, on January 12, 1973. She married Kenneth Nylander on July 27, 1974. They farmed near Tioga, until his death in 2004.

As a young woman, she worked at the Post Office in Egeland and later managed the accounting for Erv’s Uptown Mobil gas station in Tioga. She was involved in the American Legion Auxiliary and was a member of Zion Lutheran Church.

Gerda loved planting, maintaining and admiring her flowers and working in her daughter in law’s Green House. Gerda grew up with a proud German heritage. Gerda was known for her delicious baked goods, that were enjoyed by multiple generations of her family. She was a lifelong, avid reader. Gerda enjoyed her life in Tioga. In 2018, she moved to Underwood, MN to live with her daughter. While living both in Tioga and Underwood, Gerda received dialysis treatments. The staff at Mercy Medical Center in Williston and Lake Region Medical Center in Fergus Falls, MN, became like family. While at home, Gerda enjoyed the natural gifts that God has provided, such as beautiful sunrises and sunsets, bird watching and colorful flowers.

Gerda is survived by her son, Lorin (Debbie) Weisz of Tioga, ND; daughter, Rhonda Weisz of Underwood, MN; step daughter, Lisa (Jason) Olson of Minot, ND; step son, Cory Nylander. Grand children, Justin (Chelsy) Weisz and their children Skyler and Grayson, Nicholas (Brittany) Olson and their children Theodore, Thomas and Eleanor, Erin (Andrew) Mondry, Kayla (Christopher) Darling and their son Oliver, Cody Nylander, Christian (Courtney) Olson and their son’s Grayson and Easton; brother, Harold (Elaine) Rinas of Cando, ND; sister-in-law, Mavis Heaney of Aurora, CO; numerous nieces and nephews.

Gerda was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; and brother, Ike Rinas.

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Sharon Albertson (Tioga, ND)
May 19, 2020
So sorry to hear of Gerda’s passing! She was a very special lady! I had the privilege of driving her to dialysis and dr appointments for about 5 yrs. I loved spending time with her! I still think of her when we drive to Williston or by the farm! I still look at the clouds and remember her saying, “Look at the woolly clouds today!” She never complained though she endured much pain! I am so blessed having known her!
Freda Vachal
May 23, 2020
My sympathy to all of you at this difficult time. May she rest in peace.
Kay & Dwight Blikre (Tioga, ND)
May 24, 2020
We are sending our sincere sympathy in the loss of your precious Mother...she was always so sweet and kind....I still miss seeing her at Zion on Sundays....hugs to all
Nancy Johnson/Vernice Lanz (Williston, North Dakota)
May 27, 2020
We would like to extend our sympathies to your family during this difficult time.
Beverly Welch
May 28, 2020
My prayers are with the family. I will miss Gerda a lot. It was always a pleasure to see her when we came home during the summer.
Keith & Connie (Fargo, ND)
May 29, 2020
Like the pastor said, she always had a twinkle on her eyes. We saw that often. She was a great hostess, that opened up her home to our family. We always felt welcome at her house. She was a special lady. Hugs & prayers to the family!
Debi Messersmith (Williston, ND)
Jun 10, 2020
RHONDA, LOREN, DEBBIE & FAMILY: I was so sad to hear of Gerda's passing. She was one of most favorite people (along with Rhonda) when I was a teenager growing up in Tioga. God Bless you all and you will be in my thoughts and prayers.
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