Carolyn J. GemarCarolyn June Gemar, 74, of Fullerton, ND died Sunday, June 20, 2010 at ManorCare Health Services, Aberdeen, SD.
Carolyn J. Gemar
Carolyn June Gemar, 74, of Fullerton, ND died Sunday, June 20, 2010 at ManorCare Health Services, Aberdeen, SD.
Carolyn was born September 11, 1935 in La-Moure County, ND. She was the daughter of Theodore and Mildred (Cox) Wagner. She attended Wright Country School in Wright Township, ND and went to high school in LaMoure, ND. On October 19, 1952 she married Harold Gemar at St. Ansgar Lutheran Church in Fullerton, ND. Together they had six children. Carolyn and Harold lived on the Gemar farm which had been homesteaded by Harold’s parents.
Carolyn’s greatest commitment was to her family all of whom were witness to the dedication and love she shared and taught by example. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her family and everyone who knew her. Throughout her life she was a dedicated farm wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was actively involved in church activities, Ladies Aid, Sunday School and Vacation Bible School teacher and Christian Women. Carolyn spent endless hours in the kitchen cooking and baking for family and friends. Her signature items were apple bars, cream puffs, rhubarb and peach pies, and caramel corn for the grandkids. She enjoyed doing ceramics, reading and doing yard work. Carolyn enjoyed very much being involved in her kids’ and grandkids’ school events.
Carolyn is survived by her husband Harold of 57 years; her children, Tim (Colleen) Gemar of Moorhead, MN, Gary (Kathy) Gemar of Couer d’ Alene, ID, Susan (Don) Heinz of Aberdeen, SD, Dennis (Janet) Gemar of Fargo, ND, Robert (Kathie) Gemar of Fullerton, ND; daughter-in-law, Tammy Gemar, Oakes, ND; fifteen grandkids and nine great grandkids (soon to be eleven); brothers, Daniel (Delores) Wagner of Oakes, ND, Newton, David and Roger Wagner of Oakes, ND; sisters, Alice Raatz of Oakes, ND, Lora Tischer of La-Moure, ND, Virginia (Floyd) Schmitz of Oakes, ND; sister-in-law, Orla Wagner of Oakes, ND. She is preceded in death by her son, Jayme Gemar; her parents and brothers, Virgil Wagner and Donald Wagner; brothers-in-law, Marvin Raatz and Bud Tischer.
The funeral for Carolyn will be held on Friday, June 25, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, Oakes, ND, with Reverend Steve Olson officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, June 24, 2010 from 3-7 pm with family present at the Dahlstrom Funeral Home in Oakes, ND, with a prayer service starting at 7:00 pm. Friends may sign her online guest book at www.dahlstromfuneral