Georgia Nyenhuis, 83, Albert Lea

Published 9:15 am Sunday, June 16, 2013

Funeral services for Georgia H. Nyenhuis, age 83 of Albert Lea will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Geneva. The Rev. Swaminatha Pothireddy will officiate. Burial will be at the Bohemian National Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the services at the church. Online condolences are welcome at

Georgia died on Thursday, June 13, 2013, at St. John’s Lutheran Home.

Georgia Nyenhuis

Georgia Nyenhuis

Georgia Henrietta Nyenhuis was born on Nov. 8, 1929, in Albert Lea, the daughter of Harry and Henrietta (Renchin) Kermes. She attended school in Hayward and graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1947. On Oct. 9, 1954, Georgia was united in marriage to Henry Nyenhuis at St. Theodore Catholic Church. She was a homemaker and worked beside her husband on the farm for more than 40 years. Georgia also worked as a sewer at Munsingswear in Albert Lea from 1947 until 1955.

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She enjoyed farming, raising her family, gardening, sewing clothes and quilts. After a farm accident in 2002, Georgia made her home at St. John’s Lutheran Home where she enjoyed reading, gardening and many other activities including learning to knit after she turned 80. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the Farmers Union, where she served as secretary-treasurer. Georgia was past president of the Women’s Group at St. Mary’s Church, past secretary of the Farmers Union and served on the gardening committee at St. John’s. Christian faith was a strong point in her life. She enjoyed visiting and talking to people, birdwatching, reading, making sauerkraut and storytelling.

Survivors include her children: Mary (Oscar) Christopherson, Albert Lea, John Nyenhuis, Albert Lea, Harry (Karen) Nyenhuis, Albert Lea and Ann (Earl) Lynne, Hartland; grandchildren: Mickey Hedeen, Clara (Jeff) Baerman, Kevin Lynne and fiancé Tina Peng, Gene Lynne, Elise Nyenhuis and Brady Nyenhuis; great-grandchildren: Bryant and Bryce Aguilar, Brandon and Jared Turrubiartes, Phylicia, Alexander and Kailey Baerman; brothers: Harold Kermes and Charlie (Mary) Kermes, sister Harriet Brechtel. Sisters-in-law Pat Kermes and Darlene Aakre and brother-in-law Roger Will, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Georgia was preceded in death by her parents, husband Henry, in-laws John and Mabel Nyenhuis, brother Philip Kermes and sisters Louise and Charlet Kermes. Grandson-in-law T.J. Hedeen,brothers-in-law Howard Brechtel, Donald Aakre and Daryl Behn and sisters-in-law Loretta Kermes, Helen Will and Mavis Behn.

The family would like to express their thanks for the love and care shown Georgia while she was a resident at St. John’s.

Blessed be her memory. Memorials preferred to St. Johns Lutheran Home Garden Fund or Activities Fund.