Mary “Rita” Gaertner (née Nickolay), 88

Gaertner (née Nickolay), Mary “Rita” age 88, of Richfield, MN.  Passed away on May 16, 2020.  Preceded in death by husband of 62 years, William “Bill” Gaertner; parents, Bessie and John Nickolay and siblings, John, Richard, Donald, and Charles. Survived by sons, Robert (Cheri), Michael (Karin); grandchildren, Mike, Adam (McKenzie), and Catie; great-grandchildren. Brantley and Knox; siblings, Lucille, Ruth, George, Willy and Francis. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, July 10th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 6730 Nicollet Ave. S, Richfield, MN.  Interment to take place immediately following Mass at St. Wenceslaus cemetery in New Prague, MN.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Poor Clare Sisters, Rochester, MN.

Morris Nilsen Chapel     612-869-3226





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