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Charlotte L. Gjerde
Born: November 30, 1923           Died: October 26, 2017
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Charlotte L. Gjerde, 93, of Lisbon, passed away Thursday morning, October 26, 2017 at her home with her family by her side.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 11:00 am at the West Lisbon Church with Rev. Rex J. Howe and
Rev. Philip Peterson officiating. Interment will follow in West Lisbon Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday from 4:00 pm. to
8:00 pm at the Fruland Funeral Home, 121 W. Jefferson St., in Morris.

Born to Landy and Cora (Nelson) Hendrickson on November 30, 1923 at their home in Nettle Creek Township. She went to the
Dix rural school where she returned and taught for 7 years. She attended Morris High School graduating in 1941. She then went
to Illinois State Normal University and returned to teach.

On December 27, 1947 she married Harold Gjerde and to them were born three children, Ronald (Cathy) Gjerde of St. Charles,
Richard (Allison) Gjerde of Braceville and Linda Gjerde of Joliet; her daughter-in-law, Kathy Gjerde of Joliet.  

She continued teaching and working on her degree which she got after Terry and Ronald had graduated. Char taught at Nettle
Creek, Morris and then went to Lisbon where she taught for 21 years.

She is also survived by her grandchildren, Eric (Liz) Gjerde, Heidi (Nick) Burton, Landon Gjerde, Kristen Gjerde and Dean
(Lane) Gjerde; four great grandchildren, Aria, Camilla, Reiter and Reece.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her son, Terry Gjerde and sister, Shirley Torbeck.

A special thank you to all of her caregivers.

Memorials may be made to Joliet Area Community Hospice or donor’s choice.

For more information, call the funeral home at 815-942-0700.