Gershom Punt

Gershom PuntGershom Punt, 68, of Corsica, SD passed away Friday, August 16, 2013 at his home. Funeral Services are 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at Aurora Reformed Church in Aurora Center, SD. A Committal Service will follow at Aurora Reformed Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, August 20, 2013 with a 7:00 P.M. Prayer Service.

Gershom P. Punt was born on February 22, 1945 in Stickney, SD to Peter & Gertrude (Kroon) Punt. He attended Stickney Public School and was united in marriage to Wilmetta A. Huizenga on October 16, 1964 in Harrison, SD. Together they lived in Lynden and Poulsbo, WA and in 1976 moved back to South Dakota and raised their family.

Gershom worked various places over the years, but his final work was done for CHS in Corsica. He loved his family and was proud of his children and grandchildren. He rode motorcycles for many years with his wife, Willie, and really enjoyed riding. He and Willie attended the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally for many years. He was a member of Aurora Reformed Church in Aurora Center, SD.

Grateful for having shared in Gershom’s life: his two children: Wyla Punt of Corsica, SD and Laura Howard and husband, Kevin of Fitchburg, MA; his three grandchildren: Madonna Rochelle Howard, Gillian McKenzie Lambert and Grace Katherine Lambert of Fitchburg, MA; three brothers: Vernon Punt, Richard Punt and Adames Punt all of Stickney, SD; two sisters: Shirley Tolsma of Mitchell, SD and Harriet Kuyper of Corsica, SD; along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by: his wife, Wilmetta (July 28, 2010); his parents, Peter and Gertrude; his brother, N. Dwaine Punt; and his sister, Donna Hattendorf.