James Lee Gersemehl
James Lee Gersemehl, age 69, of Mankato, died Friday, February 14, 2020 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato.
Funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Thrusday, February 20, 2020 at Northview ~ North Mankato Mortuary with visitation two hours prior. Please share a memory of Jim with his family at www.mankatomortuary.com.
James was born January 11, 1951 to William and JoAnn (Mohr) Gersemehl in St. Cloud, MN. He graduated in 1969 from Faribault High School and attended Mankato State University. He went onto work for the Minnesota Security Hospital and retired after 28 years of service in corrections as a lead guard.
Jim married Pamela Kletschka Dauk on June 22, 2007 and was an avid fly fisherman, hunter, decoy and antique restorer. He enjoyed visiting with family and friends. Jim was an astute conversationalist.
Jim is survived by his wife, Pamela Gersemehl of Mankato; children, Jennifer Gersemehl of North Carolina, Emily (Alex) Cohill of North Carolina; Nicole Dauk of Waseca, Lindsey (Andrew) Lambert of Cleveland, Andrew (Brittney) Dauk of Cleveland, Bryan (Christine Worke) Dauk of Cleveland; grandchildren, Harper, Silas, Destiny, Travis, Anistyn, Kennedy, and Theo; siblings, Nancy (Jim) Davis, Terry (Nen) Gersemehl, Mary (Randy) Johnson, and Robert (Connie) Gersemehl; in-laws, Richard Kletschka, Rick (Barb) Kletschka, Roger Kletschka, Dorothea Kletschka, Cindie Broshears, Roxy (Scott) Tolzmann, Robin (Kevin) Nordberg; many nieces and nephews; and their beloved family pet, Lilly-la-roo.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.
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Josh and Tirsha Tokarsky
Feb 18, 2020
Emily and Jennifer, we are so very sorry for the loss of your Dad. You are in our prayers. Much love to you.
Josh and Tirsha Tokarsky
Feb 18, 2020
Sweetest Sunrise Bouquet was purchased for the family of James Lee Gersemehl by Josh and Tirsha Tokarsky.  Send flowers
Mary Jane Bair/Kelly Bair
Feb 17, 2020
Pam you are in our prayers. Just shared the news with mom. She is here at the Pillars and was very sad to hear the news. Thinking of you and your family.
Randy Tiegs
Feb 17, 2020
Thoughts and prayers from all of us at Cleveland Police Dept.
Pat and Bill Tietema
Feb 17, 2020
Jennifer and Emily-still remember your Dad wearing his cocoa brown, soft brimmed hat, dropping off your Mom for another day at the Lorraine Shop. Many good times with you all.💙
George Reibeling
Feb 17, 2020
Pam & family,
Sorry for your loss, had some good times fly fishing with Jim!
George Reibeling
Feb 17, 2020
Harvey Schuldt
Feb 17, 2020
My deepest sympathies to the family of James. I hasd him in class as a math student at Faribault High School. I remember him as a bit of a dickens, but a fine youngm an who was a good student. May God be with you and pour his blessings upon you.
Becky Meyer
Feb 16, 2020
Pam and family,
My sincere sympathies for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in the memories and time you shared.