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Noemia Gesch, recently retired Willmar teacher, dies in Brazil

WILLMAR -- Longtime Willmar teacher Noemia Gesch died Wednesday morning in a Rio de Janeiro hospital, according to her Caring Bridge website.

Gesch retired this spring from the Willmar Public Schools where she had taught English Language Learner classes for more than 25 years at Willmar Middle School.

According to her Caring Bridge site, Gesch was admitted to a Rio de Janeiro hospital with pneumonia on July 6 during a vacation to Brazil. She suffered serious complications and died Wednesday after a heart attack.

Read more on this story Thursday in the West Central Tribune.

Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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