Obit: Gerot, Elyse L. (1986 - 2004)
Contact: Audrey Roedl
Surnames: GEROT HANSEN PECK MAYDEW
----Source: TRIBUNE-RECORD-GLEANER (Loyal, Clark County, Wis.) 10/20/2004
Gerot, Elyse L. (28 JUN 1986 - 10 OCT 2004)
Elyse L. Gerot, 18, Riverside, Iowa, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2004, near Riverside from injuries received in a car accident. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 16, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Riverside. The Rev. Rich Adam officiated.
Elyse L. Gerot was born June 28, 1986, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. She had lived in different parts of Iowa and Wisconsin before moving to Riverside last year. She was a senior this year at Highland High School near Riverside. Following graduation, she intended to attend law school in New Orleans. Her family and friends will remember a focused, determined, hard working, young lady with a great sense of humor, very loving toward her friends and family, always willing to help, one who took charge, ready to tackle whatever was thrown her way. Growing up, she was involved with 4-H FFA, TAG, volleyball, choir, and the debate teams. She took great pride in showing dairy cattle and draft horses., showmanship was important to her and she shined in the spotlight. Horses had always been a passion with her and she was a true equestrian with all her heart and soul.
Survivors include her parents, Sharon Gerot and Tom Hansen, Riverside; her sisters, Jill Gerot, Greenwood, and Melanie [Josh Sperl] Gerot, Medford; great-aunt, Verna Peck, Fulton, Ill., and other relatives and many friends. She will be missed and remembered by so many.
Preceding her in death was her grandfather, Blaine Maydew; and life companion, her good dog, Hank.
A memorial fund has been established in her memory.
The Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service, Iowa City, assisted the family with arrangements.
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