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Published February 07, 2013, 12:00 AM

Geraldine Allen

Loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother Geraldine B. Allen, 93, died on Friday, February 1, 2013, in ManorCare Nursing home, Fargo, ND. The daughter of George and Rose (Bauer) Albrecht, Geraldine grew up on a farm near Roseglen, ND. She lived with her grandmother Mertz while attending high school in Garrison, ND, where she graduated. She married Karlyle Burness in 1937. They lived in Ryder, ND, until his death in 1956. She moved to Minot, ND. Geraldine married Greg Allen in 1966 and they lived in Denver, CO. He died in August of 1971. Geraldine moved to Fargo, ND, in 1976. She had lived in the Evergreens, Fargo, since September of 2011.

Geraldine is survived by her children, Carroll (Kay) Burtness, Henderson, NV, Dick (Roxanne) Burtness, Fargo, ND, Roselyn Saunders, Red Feather Lakes, CO, Gaylen (Joanne) Allen, Savage, MN, and Jarilyn (Scott) Gess, Fargo, ND; eight grandchildren: Sherri, Kristi, Jason, Dawn, David, Jay, Joyelle, and Taylor Rose,; and twelve great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, and brothers, Gerald and William.

Geraldine Allen

Loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother Geraldine B. Allen, 93, died on Friday, February 1, 2013, in ManorCare Nursing home, Fargo, ND. The daughter of George and Rose (Bauer) Albrecht, Geraldine grew up on a farm near Roseglen, ND. She lived with her grandmother Mertz while attending high school in Garrison, ND, where she graduated. She married Karlyle Burness in 1937. They lived in Ryder, ND, until his death in 1956. She moved to Minot, ND. Geraldine married Greg Allen in 1966 and they lived in Denver, CO. He died in August of 1971. Geraldine moved to Fargo, ND, in 1976. She had lived in the Evergreens, Fargo, since September of 2011.

Geraldine is survived by her children, Carroll (Kay) Burtness, Henderson, NV, Dick (Roxanne) Burtness, Fargo, ND, Roselyn Saunders, Red Feather Lakes, CO, Gaylen (Joanne) Allen, Savage, MN, and Jarilyn (Scott) Gess, Fargo, ND; eight grandchildren: Sherri, Kristi, Jason, Dawn, David, Jay, Joyelle, and Taylor Rose,; and twelve great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, and brothers, Gerald and William.

Geraldine’s family would like to offer a special thank you to Pastor Sarah at Hope South and Susan Upton at ManorCare.

Memorials may be given to the Confirmation program at Hope South.

A celebration of Geraldine’s life will be held on July 4, 2013.

Online guestbook at www.wrightfuneral.com

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