Our beloved wife, mother, oma and aunt, passed away May 19, 1993, after a long and valiant battle against cancer and diabetes.
Elisa was born in Veldhoven, Holland, September 16, 1928, to Johannes VanGerwen and Maria Donkers VanGerwen. Married John Gepkens in Holland. They came to the United States in 1958. John died in 1973. Married Arnold Kolkena in 1974. Member Catholic Church.Preceded in death by parents, sister, Net and stepdaughter, Linda Kolkena.
Survived by husband, Murray; sons, Elie (Judy), John Gepkens, all of Salt Lake City; stepdaughter, Margaret Seats (Jeff), Beaverton, Oregon; stepsons, Raymond Kolkena (Eva), Bad Aibling, Germany; Roger Kolkena (Rachel), Colorado Springs; 11 grandchildren; brothers, Wim. Harrie, Holland; John, Murray; sisters, Laura, Sjaan, Miet, Annie and Wilhelmina, Holland.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, May 24, at 10 a.m., St. Vincent Church, 1375 Spring Lane, Holladay. Vigil Service will be Sunday evening, 8 o'clock in the church. Internment will be at Mountain View Cemetery. Funeral directors, Memorial Estates Mortuary.
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