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Gerald Duane Korleski

September 19, 1933 — April 27, 2023

Cherokee, Iowa

Gerald Duane Korleski

 

Gerald Duane Korleski, son of William and Mary (Leners) Korleski was born on September 19, 1933 in Mallard, IA.  He attended school at Immaculate Conception Catholic School in Cherokee, IA.  After receiving his education, Gerald joined the United States Marines and was honorably discharged in May of 1955. 

 

On August 30, 1954, Gerald married Janice Marie Doherty in Cherokee, IA.  They made their home in Cherokee and were married for 69 years.  They were parents to Dyane and Duane. 

 

Gerald was a farmer and a private contractor for the U.S. Postal Service.  He and Janice enjoyed farming, winters in Texas, camping and traveling.  Most of all, Gerald was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. 

 

On April 27, 2023, Gerald passed away at the age of 89 at Accura Healthcare Center in Cherokee, IA,  He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mary Korleski; brothers, Merwyn (Pat) Korleski, Leonard (Bud) Korleski; sisters, Mary Jo Lenz, Lorraine Schafer and Lucille Robinson. 

 

He is survived by his loving wife, Janice; a daughter, Dyane (Bruce) Mathers of Correctionville, IA; a son, Duane (Debra) Korleski of Ireton, IA; grandchildren, Brad (Carrie) Korleski of Tea, SD, Rachel Mathers of Correctionville, IA, Jenny (Tate) Martinsen of Hartford, SD, Melissa (Beaux) Sargent of Correctionville, IA; great-grandchildren, Kade Korleski, Aubrey Berning, William Berning, Wyatt Sargent, Lane Berning, Layla Berning, Adley Sargent, Gavin Martinsen and Emma Martinsen; other relatives and friends.

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Past Services

Visitation

Monday, May 1, 2023

9:30 - 10:30 am (Central time)

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

709 W Cedar St, Cherokee, IA 51012

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.

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Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, May 1, 2023

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

709 W Cedar St, Cherokee, IA 51012

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 1, 2023, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee.

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Burial

Monday, May 1, 2023

11:45am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Burial will take place at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Cherokee.

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