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Fiksdal Funeral Service
Sunday August 12th, 2018
2:00pm - 4:00pm

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Funeral Service

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church
Monday August 13th, 2018
10:30am

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Robert Gerriets

Robert Gerriets, 39 of Milbank and formerly of Waubay, passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 in a one car accident on I29 near South Shore. Memorial services will be at 10:30 A.M. Monday, August 13, 2018 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Waubay, Rev. Allie Smith will officiate. Memorial visitation will be at the funeral home on Sunday 2-4 P.M. ending with a 4 P.M. prayer service. Robert Allan Gerriets was born March 15, 1979, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Eighteen days later he became part of the Dale and Ann (Suchy) Gerriets family in Waubay, SD, through adoption. He was baptized and confirmed at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Waubay. He was never ashamed to share his Christian faith. Robert attended Waubay School through 5th grade, and then transferred to Summit, SD, graduating in 1997. Following graduation he worked various jobs, living in Clark, Watertown, and Waubay. In 2008 he enrolled at Moler Barber College in Fargo, ND, and received his barber license in 2009. He moved to Brookings, SD, and was employed at Brookings Barber. In 2014 he moved to Milbank, SD, where he purchased his own shop and continued his barber practice there to the present time. He was also employed at Walmart during his years as a barber. Robert enjoyed bowling, bean bags, going to the movies, hanging out with friends, riding motorcycle, and cheering on the Summit Eagles, Minnesota Twins, and Minnesota Vikings. He also had a passion for any weather-related news and kept family and friends updated on the local weather. Robert is survived by his mother Ann Gerriets and brother Michael Gerriets of Waubay, SD, his biological parents Deanna Determan and Dennis Determan and brother Michael Determan of Mitchell, SD. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father Dale Gerriets in December 2016, and his maternal and paternal grandparents

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Our prayers are with you in this sad time. Robert was always at the Barber meetings and eager to do anything for the Association He loved to cut hair. God Bless you Ann and Michael. Jim and Helen McGuire

Jim McGuire Aug 12 2018 12:00 AM

To Rob’s Family: Rob was such an awesome person! I didn’t know him super well, but he always had a smile on his face and something interesting to talk about when he would stop into Subway here in Milbank. He was also my neighbor across the street. He will surely be missed! Prayers for peace in the coming days for you all. Godspeed.

Susan Aug 11 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Gerriets

Susan Aug 11 2018 12:00 AM

We will miss Robert coming to our home to cut our sons hair. Sometimes he would stay and visit for awhile. I know he trusted Jesus as his Savior,so he is in heaven with his savior.For any of us that know the Lord, this isn't a final goodbye.

Paul and Shirley Ramse Aug 11 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Gerriets

Paul and Shirley Ramse Aug 11 2018 12:00 AM

Ann and Mike -- we are so happy that Robert and matter of fact your whole family has been like family to us. Always looked forward to seeing Robert at Wal-Mart to catch up on how the family was doing. Your smile was always freely shared with everyone -- every day - every moment. Rob -- you never worried about yourself -- you always asked about how are you doing -- how is so so doing -- you cared deeply about others. What a tribute to your caring heart. I don't think I ever had a chance to see you that you didn't have a smile on your face to share!! You will be missed.

Mary Kay and Fredrick Black Aug 11 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Gerriets

Mary Kay and Fredrick Black Aug 11 2018 12:00 AM

Whenever I seen or talked to Rob he always had a smile and was very nice to visit with ߘŠ Our deepest sympathy goes out to Ann & Mike and praying for God’s comfort during this difficult time !! ߙϰߏۢܝ️ Rita & David

Rita & David Aug 9 2018 12:00 AM

Oh Ann!! My heart goes out to you and Mike!! I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this painful and difficult time.

Linda Walters Aug 9 2018 12:00 AM

I'm so very sorry and shocked to hear of Rob's death. I only knew him a short time, as he had started attending the church where I was associate pastor. What a lovely, caring, and friendly man! He always greeted me with a smile and a handshake. Prayers to your family in the time to come; God's grace and peace to you!

Melissa Gall Aug 9 2018 12:00 AM

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