HANSMEIER, Gertrude C. (Stock) --- 1908-1996
FIET, STOCK, HANSMEIER, CHRISTIANSON, JOHNSON, MILLER, HAUGEN
Posted By: IA GenWeb Volunteer
Date: 7/23/2011 at 09:11:45
Gertrude C. Hansmeier, daughter of Edward and Wilhelmina (Fiet) Stock, was born July 8, 1908 on her parents farm in Ludlow Township. She died June 29, 1996 at her home in Waukon. She was 87 years old.
She attended Ludlow #5 and graduated from Waukon High School in 1926. After graduating she was a rural school teacher in Ludlow until her marriage to Reuben Hansmeier on Oct. 12, 1933. Reuben and Gertrude farmed in Ludlow Township until 1984 when they retired and moved to Waukon.
Gertrude was a member of Salem United Church of Christ where she was active in the women's fellowship, Mary Circle and other church activities. She was a caring, hardworking, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her inner strength and devotion to her family and church were immeasurable. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and her flowers, especially roses.
Survivors are her 2 sons, Robert (Joy) and Richard (Pat), all of Waukon; her 3 daughters, Charlotte (Clifton) Christianson and Darlene (Gene) Johnson, all of Waukon and Linda (Mike) Miller of Chariton; 2 brothers, Len (Lois) Stock and Robert O. (Marion) Stock, all of Waukon; 13 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Dorothy Haugen of Decorah; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband; an infant sister and a granddaughter.
Funeral services were held July 3 at Salem UCC, rural Waukon, with the Rev. Jack Frohn officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Casket bearers were David and Daryl Hansmeier; Gary Christianson, Alan Abel, Kyle Johnson and Ryan Miller.
Honorary bearers were her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Postville, Iowa newspaper of the time clipping, from Dorothy Schave's obituary collection.
Allamakee Obituaries maintained by Sharyl Ferrall.
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