Obit: Kotecki, Gertrude L. (1931 - 2014)


Surnames: Kotecki, Trybula, Geglaraek, Wundrow, Sarafin

----Source: Tribune/Record/Gleaner (Abbotsford, Wis.) 21 May 2014

Kotecki, Gertrude L. (30 NOV 1931 - 15 MAY 2014)

Gertrude L. Kotecki, 82, passed away on Thursday, May 15, 2014, at the Clark County Health Care Center, Owen. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., on Tuesday, May 20, at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home, Owen. Rev. Teri Hanson officiated. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery in the town of Hixon.

Gertrude Trybula was born on Nov. 30, 1931, to Joseph and Lucille (nee Ceglaraek) Trybula. She married Clarence Kotecki on Nov. 17, 1952. Gertrude worked for Allen Bradley in Milwaukee, lived in Texas with her husband while he served in the U.S. Army, then farmed with her husband on their family farm until 2003. Since then, she has resided at Continental Manor in Abbotsford and the Clark County Health Care Center in Owen. Gertrude loved polka dancing, fishing and caring for her many farm pets, and will always be remembered for the many beautiful cakes she designed and decorated for her family and friends for all occasions.

Survivors include two brothers-in-law, Raymond (Gloria) Wundrow and Frank (Stephanie) Kotecki; a sister-in-law, Josephine Sarafin; and nine nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband on Dec. 28, 2004; her parents; her sister, Grace Wundrow, on Nov. 14, 2004; and a sister-in-law, Josephine Kotecki.



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