Smith, Gertrude (27 NOV 1888 - 11 May 1985)






----Source: Tribune-Record-Gleaner (Clark County, Wis.) 05/15/1985

Smith, Gertrude (27 NOV 1888 - 11 May 1985)

Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, 1985 at United Methodist Church, Loyal for Mrs. Gertrude Smith, 216 Main, Loyal, Clark County, 96. She died Saturday evening May 11, 1985 at 7:00 p.m.

Rev. C. Arlene Denzer officiated. Burial was in the Loyal Cemetery.

She was born Nov. 27, 1888 in Lowell, Wis., Dodge County to Charles and Elizabeth (nee Hamm) Baker.

She received her education at Beaver Dam High and took courses at Milwaukee Teachers College. She taught for several years in the rural school, where she finished eighth grade. She then taught in several districts in Dodge and Marathon County. She married Chester Smith in Milwaukee on June 9, 1920. They farmed in the Loyal area until 1959, when they retired and moved to the city.

She was a former member of the Clark County Historical Society, a member of United Methodist Church, a charter member of the Legion Auxiliary and a charter member of the United Methodist Church Women. She was also a member of the Auxiliary to World War I Veterans Barracks 2319 of Marshfield.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Walter (LaVonne) Joyce, Dayton, Ohio and one sister, Mrs. Hazel Knapp, Seattle, Wash. and two grandchildren, Jim and Lori Ann.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Jan. 26, 1984 her parents four brothers and one sister.

Pallbearers were Leonard Denk, Harry Marvin, William Butterbrodt, Tim Smith, Neil Johnston, and Clyde Grambsch.

Rinka Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.



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