Lillian (Babe) Young Gerstenberger, 96, died on Jan. 30, 2007.
Lillian was born in New Ulm, Minn., on March 11, 1912, and succumbed to old age in Yakima on Jan. 30. While she was a young child, her family moved f rom Minnesota in 1917 to her beloved state of Montana. She lived 34 years in Havre, Mont., and 44 years in Kalispell, Mont. She was married to Al J. Gerstenberger, a high school teacher in Havre and Kalispell, for 63 years until his death in Kalispell in 1997. She then moved to Yakima to be nearer her son, Clayton (Ann) in Yakima and her daughter, Judy (Tim) Johnson in British Columbia, Canada. She is survived by three grand-children: Janelle Johnson in Las Cruces, N.M.; Judy Gerstenberger in San Francisco, Calif.; and David (Tina) Gerstenberger in Yakima, who has two sons, Methodius who is 5 years old and Manimus who is 1 month old. Lillian was preceded by her two brothers and one sister and all of their spouses. There are a number of surviving nieces and nephew. Interment will be in the family plot in Kalispell at a later date.