Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Fearless Females Day Two: My Mom

Victoria Lea (Just) Gerke
Meet my mom, the most incredible woman that I have ever had a chance to meet. She was born on April 4, 1944 in Wood Lake, MN to Harlan and Viola (Kirschbaum) Just. She was well-known and popular and very smart. She met my dad when she was just 19 years old to his 28 years. They married in 1963 and had three children. My mom's favorite job was being with her kids. She hated it when school started year after year, because she missed having us around all the time. She was our rock and kept the family stable. She was diagnosed with cancer in the fall of 2003. No matter how much pain she was in, she never complained, and she kept her sense of humor until the day she passed, June 6, 2004. She left behind a family that misses her dearly. I added my mom today, as much as she would probably be mortified, because there isn't anyone that was stronger than she.

1 comment:

  1. She looks like she was a wonderful person. I think it's awesome that you had such a wonderful mother.