Roberta Girard


Services for Roberta Ann (Kerkvliet) Girard, 78, of St. Michael, Minn., and formerly of Ghent, Minn., were Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at St. Michael Catholic Church in St. Michael.

Rev. Peter Richards was the Celebrant.

Private interment was at St. Michael Cemetery.

She was born December 16, 1933, the daughter of Gerard and Ann Van Keulen Kerkvliet. On Sept. 20, 1955, Roberta Ann Kerkvliet and Vincent Girard were joined in holy marriage in Ghent, Minn. God blessed their marriage with eight daughters.  Roberta was formerly employed as a LPN Nurse and worked at St. Therese Nursing Home then her own health care business.

She was a faithful member of the Church of St. Michael in St. Michael.

Her friends and family will remember her thoughtful, kind and generous spirit. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother.

Survived by her husband of nearly 57 years, Vincent; daughters, Lorann (Joe) Eull, Bonnie Girard (Rob Karls), Joan Girard, Mary (John) Steffens, Nancy (Greg) Eull, Teresa (Dave) VonBank, Lisa (John) Vetsch and Cheryl (Greg) Reinking; grandchildren, Kelly Eull (Tom Nonweiler), Ryan (Jessica) Eull, Amanda Karls (Andy Rorvig), Geoff Karls, Nick Karls, Alex Karls, Annie Karls, Bryan Ihrke, Kristina (Drew) Thibodeau, Sandra (Cory) Heuring, Nathan Steffens, Emily Eull, Scott Eull, Danielle (Matt) Janssen, Samantha VonBank, Haley VonBank, Jena Vetsch, Allison Vetsch, Girard Reinking, Garth Reinking and Grady Reinking; great grandchildren,  Ella Nonweiler, Holden Nonweiler, Maya Eull, Miles Rorvig and Marshall Heuring; a sister, Mariel (Tom) Maeyaert; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Rita (George) Laleman, Bob and Barbara Brewers, Julie Wyffels and Ambrose Girard; many other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her parents, Gerard and Ann Kerkvliet; a brother, John Kerkvliet; brothers-in-law, Gerald Boerboom and Jim Wyffels; and by sisters-in-law, Marion Boerboom and Pat Girard.