Funeral Service for Clifford Gingerich, age 90 of Rochester formerly of Albert Lea, will be at 10:30 AM on Thursday (11/14) at Assemblies of God Church in Rochester, MN (4240 18th Ave NW, Rochester, MN 55901). Pastors Floyd O’Bryan and Jim Filbeck will officiate. Private burial will take place in Graceland Cemetery in Albert Lea. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service at church. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.
Clifford John Gingerich passed away on November 9, 2019 in Rochester, MN at Madonna Meadows Assisted Living after a short battle with multiple myeloma.
Clifford was born on November 28, 1928 in Kalona, Iowa. He was the son of Benjamin and Mattie (Mayer) Gingerich. He was united in marriage to Mary Lois Gingerich on March 16, 1952 at the Fairview Mennonite Church in Kalona, IA.
They farmed in the Kalona area until 1966, when they moved to Nashwauk, MN for 2 years. While they were there Clifford served as an Interim Pastor. They then moved to Albert Lea, MN and Clifford went to work for Good Samaritan nursing home as the Maintenance Supervisor. He retired after 22 years of service. After retiring, he and Mary were involved with the MAPS R.V. Program through the Assemblies of God Church for 15 years. In 2005 they moved to Rochester, MN to be closer to their children.
Clifford is survived by his wife of 67 years, Mary; children; Lores (Jeff) Vlaminck of Rochester, Dwight (Judy) of Oronoco Kevin (Frances) of Omaha, NE, Helen (Curtis) Knight of Rochester, and David (Christy) of Cary, NC, and; 17 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by one daughter Janice Lucille; 2 brothers Floyd and Delmar; 2 sisters Mildred Zook and infant sister Ella Mae.
Memorial may be donated to the Rochester Assemblies of God church, of which Clifford was a member.