Obit: Hemp, Gertrude Mary #2 (1920 - 2002)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Hemp, Bartz, Wheeler, Mezera, Jones, Geyen

----Sources: Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota) 6 April 2002 - 7 April 2002

Hemp, Gertrude Mary (9 March 1920 - 4 April 2002)

Gertrude Mary Hemp

Gertrude Mary Hemp, 92, died April 4, 2002, ending a life of dignity and grace.

Born March 9, 1910 in Centralia, WA and raised in Neillsville, WI, she resided most of her adult life in Mosinee, WI. She earned her B.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, at the age of 52. She taught elementary school for over 25 years. In 1972, she retired to focus on loving and enjoying her family and friends.

Gertrude is survived by 3 children & their spouses, Mary Bartz (Richard), Dorothy Wheeler (Janssen) and Richard C. Hemp (Joann); 11 grandchildren, Chris Mezera (Chad), John Bartz (Lori), Steve Bartz (Sue), Tom Bartz, Paul Bartz, Jim Bartz, Thomas Wheeler (Kimberly), Mary Jones (Merle), John Wheeler, Erik Hemp, Kari Hemp and 14 great-grandchildren, Doug, Michelle and Bill Mezera; Johnny, Andy and Anna Bartz; Katie and Mike Bartz, Brent, Samantha and Mariah Geyen; Merle, Eugene and Charlotte Jones.

Following the death of her husband Richard in 1989, she flourished as the honored family matriarch, a role model for young and old, living life to the fullest and finding comfort in her strong, personal faith.

Service 4 pm Sunday, Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel, W. 50th St. & Vernon Ave at Hwy 100.

Visitation one hour before the service. Graveside service 10:30 am Monday, Neillsville City Cemetery, Neillsville, WI.

Memorials preferred to Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church, Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame, or to the charity of your choice.

Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel 952-920-3996



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