Gerry Printup, formerly of Winner, died peacefully at her condo in Phoenix, AZ on Sept. 9, 2017 with her family by her side.
The family is having a graveside memorial at Britton Cemetery on July 15, 2018 at 3 p.m., where she will rest with her husband Tim. The family will also be enjoying the sunset in Gerry’s honor at Clear Lake State Park that evening, weather permitting. All are welcome to come and share a memory.
She was born Aug. 30, 1939 in Mitchell, S.D. to Elmer and Virginia Druse. She was 1 of 5 children. Gerry graduated from Letcher High School and went to college at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell where she met A. Timothy Printup from Britton. They were married in 1959. Tim was a Trooper for the S. D. Highway Patrol and Gerry was a school teacher in Sisseton. They had 2 daughters, Gaylene D. and Greer Denae. Tim was later transferred to Winner becoming Sergeant and Gerry taught Headstart and volunteered. Tim died in 1980.
Gerry moved her daughters to Phoenix, AZ where they went to school in the winter and spent summers at their lake cabin on Clear Lake. Gerry was active in the Order of Eastern Star, Job’s Daughters International, Girl Scouts of America, Campfire Girls, First Presbyterian Church in Sisseton, Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Winner and Shepherd of the Hills United Church of Christ in Scottsdale.
She later met her life companion and friend of 30 yrs., Michael Lambert. They enjoyed trains, hot air balloons, traveling and summers at Clear Lake. Gerry worked as security guard for Camelback High School, Judson Boarding School and an insurance agent. She was also a caregiver for many years.
She is survived by her friend Michael Lambert, daughters, Gail (Tim) Matti, Greer (Kenneth) Baldwin and 4 grandsons, TJ (Maura), Tabor, Kyle and Seth. Her brother Rodney Druse of Minot ND, brother in law Franklin Peters of Coralville IA and several beloved nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral and Memorial Garden Service was held at Shepherd of the Hills UCC on Sept. 16, 2017