April 29, 1920-Aug. 23, 2004

HERMISTON - A funeral service for Gertrude G. Boomgarden will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, at Reeves Funeral Chapel in Wilmington, Ill., with burial to follow at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Wilmington.

Mrs. Boomgarden, 84, a resident of Hermiston the past nine years, died Monday Aug. 23, 2004, at Good Samaritan Center in Hermiston.

She was born at Chicago, Ill., on April 29, 1920, to Adam and Marinana Skomurski Golecki.

She had been a resident of Hermiston the past nine years, and was formerly a long-time resident of Wilmington, Ill.

Survivors include a daughter, Jeanine Bennett of Hermiston; a sister, Irene Swiontek of Dalton, Ill; 11 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin, by her parents, by three brothers and three sisters, and by a son and a daughter.

Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in charge of local arrangements.

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