Geesien “Gay” Kill, age 87 of Morris, Minnesota, passed away surrounded by her family, on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at West Wind Village in Morris, MN.
Visitation for Gay Kill will be Sunday, December 1, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 6:00 p.m. and a rosary to follow at Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris, MN. Visitation will continue from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. on Monday, December 2, 2019, at Assumption Catholic Church in Morris, MN.
Funeral services for Geesien “Gay” Kill will be held Monday, December 2, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at Assumption Catholic Church in Morris, MN, with Father Todd Schneider serving as celebrant for the service. Burial will be in Vinger Cemetery, rural Donnelly, MN.
Geesien Gertie Kruize, daughter of Henry and Gertie (Lamfers) Kruize was born September 28, 1932, in Donnelly, MN. She grew up on a farm near Donnelly and attended country school through the 8th grade. She later moved to Morris where she attended West Central School of Agriculture. Following her schooling, she made her home on a farm north of Morris where she raised her eight children and worked on the family farm. In 1974, Gay moved to Morris where she worked as a cook at several locations. Due to health reasons, Gay retired and continued to live in Morris until the time of her passing.
Gay was a member of Assumption Catholic Church and the Morris American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed knitting, reading, bird watching, collecting elephants, and spending time with her family, especially her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by eight children: William (Joan) Kill of Houlton, WI, Howard (Deb) Kill of Donnelly, MN, Doug (Dawn) Kill Sr. of Morris, MN, Lloyd (Cecilia) Kill of Morris, MN, Kathy (Rick) Carlson of Morris, MN, Debbie (John) Van Eps of Blaine, MN, Betty Kill (Friend: Frank Nelson) of Morris, MN, and Patty Nienhaus of Morris. sixteen grandchildren: Joel, Collin, Doug, Jon, Missy, Jeremiah, Kyle, Chris, Geoff, Shelley, Karrie, Bennett, Isaac, Gabrielle, Jaclyn, and Joe; twenty-four great-grandchildren: Courtney, Jacob, Tate, Tajara, Trenity, Talia, Kendel, Adam, Bristol, Brody, Jonny, Mikey, Billy, Kaitlin, Tristan, Austin, Amaya, Izaak, Memphis, Vivian, Alex, Ava, Jordan, and Bella; sister: Etta Pederson of Morris, MN.
She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers: William, Eltjo, John, Ben, and George Kruize; and one grand-daughter-in-law: Kolleen Kill.
Funeral services are with the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris, MN.