AMBOY — Kenneth Raymond Gertjejansen humbly submits this resume for the position of Angel First Class With Wings...
Born: May 12, 1924
Vesta, Redwood County, MN
Died: December 9, 2013 Mankato, Blue Earth County, MN
Parents: Fred and Ida (Graf) Gertjejansen
Education: Elementary School, Vesta, MN; High School, Redwood Falls, MN; State Teachers College Mankato, MN; McPhail School of Music, Minneapolis, MN; University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN;
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Organist: St. Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church, Vesta MN; St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Mankato; Ebenezer Methodist Church, Minneapolis; People's Highland Park Congregational Church, St. Paul; Holy Trinity Lutheran Church West St. Paul; Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Mankato
Educator: Elementary vocal and instrumental music in the Mankato Public Schools for thirty years. Directed the East and West High School orchestras. Off campus instructor for Mankato State College.
Community: Associated with the Mankato Symphony Orchestra as a playing member, performing on organ, harpsichord, harmonium and viola; and as a member of the Board of Directors. Made Board Member Emeritus. Served as archivist of the Orchestra
Memberships: American Guild of Organists and the Mankato Symphony Orchestra
Survivors: Three surrogate grand children: Lucas, Lexi and Carter Weihe, three nephews, two first cousins who live in AZ and CA, and cousin Wendy Gertjejanssen and her family of Minneapolis, MN
Preceded by: Parents, brother, sister, half-sister a niece and surrogate son, Doug Weihe
Visitation will be held on Thursday December 12th from 6pm-8pm at Woodland Hills. A Memorial Service celebrating his Wonderful Life will be at 11am on December 13th with a visitation at 10am at Woodland Hills.
Request memorials to the Mankato Symphony Orchestra.