Gerhard Cartford

Gerhard Cartford

  • Funeral Date: 2/20/16
  • Funeral Time: 11:00 AM
  • Date of Birth: 3/21/23
  • Date of Death: 2/08/16
  • Funeral Location: Central Lutheran Church - Minneapolis

Gerhard Malling Cartford, born March 21, 1923, in Fort Dauphin, Madagascar, to Richard and Marie (Mortenson) Cartford.

With his wife and granddaughter by his side, Gerhard passed away Monday, February 8, 2016 at home in Minneapolis, at the age of 92.

A memorial service will be at 11 AM, February 20, 2016, at Central Lutheran Church in Downtown Minneapolis. Interment took place at Oaklawn Cemetery.

Arrangements are with the Bierman Funeral Home of Northfield.

One comment

  1. Doris (Lund) Moxness

    To Polly Cartford and family—

    How I remember Gay and Polly from way back to 1953-54 when we were on the staff of Grace Lutheran Church in Eau Claire, WI together. What a privilege it was for me (only twenty years old) to know you during that year—to see your profound dedication to the music of our great Lutheran heritage—to sing in the choir Gay directed, as well as hearing him play the beautiful pipe organ.

    I know very few people who have the deep personal commitment to God, and the ability to spread that to many people as Gay especially gave to me during that one short year before I went back to my sophomore year at St. Olaf College. I shall never forget Gay’s help in my decision to return to St. Olaf.

    Thank you for being among the very important people in my life. What beautiful people you are!

    Doris (Lund) Moxness