Wednesday, September 23, 2020


June 8, 1922—May 4, 2020

   EUGENE, OR - Geraldine Gehler, 97, passed away at her home in Eugene, Oregon on May 4, 2020. Geraldine was born in Cataract, WI, June 8, 1922, daughter of Howard and Elsie (Schiefier) Huntington. She was confirmed at Peace Lutheran Church.

   Geraldine was united in marriage to Lloyd Barckley and later to Roland Gehler (both deceased), and had two children, Lois Wright of Eugene, Oregon and Larry Gehler.

   Geraldine has three grandchildren, Lori Davis of Springfield, Oregon, and Shannon and Jonathon of California.

   She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Larry, who died November of 1992; two sisters, Hattie Nelson and Margie Nordby; three brothers, Walter, Ernest, and Harold Huntington.

   Geraldine worked in Glendale, CA for many years at Southern CA Presbyterian Homes. She later moved to Sparta and worked for Monroe County Health Care.

   Graveside funeral services will be held today, Thursday, May 14, 2020, 2:00 p.m. in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Sparta, WI. Pastor John Meyer will officiate.

   The Torkelson Page-Smith Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

   Online condolences may be offered at

Torkelson Funeral Home

Evans Print & Media Group

1302 River Rd.
P.O. Box 252

Sparta, WI 54656-0252

Office Number: (608) 269-3186
Fax Number: (608) 269-6876


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