Marissa A. (Olmstead) Gerken (1990 - 2012)

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INDEPENDENCE – Marissa A. Gerken, 21, of Independence died Thursday afternoon, June 28, 2012, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence, Iowa.
Marissa was born on Sept. 29, 1990, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa the daughter of Richard Lee Olmstead and Rebecca Jean Morris. She was a 2009 graduate of the Independence High School, Independence and attended Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo. She was employed as a Dietary Aid at East Towne Care Center in Independence. She was married to Troy L. Gerken on Oct. 16, 2009 in Independence.
She is survived by her husband Troy, two sons; Zachary Lee Gerken and Nathanael James Gerken both at home; her mother Rebecca (Jay) Jackson, Independence; her father Richard L. (Lisa) Olmstead, Camanche, and four brothers; Brent Olmstead, Independence, Brandon Olmstead, Independence, Dustin Morris, Independence, Blake Ryan, Cedar Rapids; a sister Nevaeh Jackson, Independence, and two step-brothers Justin and Jordan Jackson of West Gate.
Funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the Reiff Funeral Home & Crematory in Independence, where friends may call from 9 a.m. till services Tuesday, July 3. Burial will be at the Dunkard Cemetery, Midway.
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from July 6 to July 21, 2012