Obit: Vetter, Gertrude S. (1914 - 2015)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Babler, Krieger, Krueger, LaRonge, Plamann, Rolloff, Tesch, Vetter

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 7/09/2015

Vetter, Gertrude “Gertie” S. (Rolloff) (2 NOV 1914 - 27 JUN 2015)

Former Fond du Lac area resident Gertrude “Gertie” S. Vetter, 100, died Saturday, June 27 at Country Gardens Assisted Living, Medford and under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services.

Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 2 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Medford with Rev. James Krueger, Rev. Joshua Krieger and Rev. James Babler officiating.

Internment will take place at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 2 at the Town of Forest Cemetery, Fond du Lac. Visitation will take place at 10 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 2 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Medford. Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements.

She was born on November 2, 1914 in Freedom to Emil D. and Rose (Plamann) Rolloff. Gertie attended schools where her father was a Lutheran Elementary School teacher in Freedom, then Kenosha and finally rural Fond du Lac. She attended Winnebago Lutheran Academy during her high school years.

On May 27, 1933 she married Wilbur J. Vetter and he preceded her in death on Sept. 10, 1988.

The couple farmed with Wilbur’s parents. Later they sold the farm and moved to Fond du Lac where Gertrude began a career at Sears in Management where she remained until her retirement. Much of Gertie’s life was devoted to family. In addition to working full time, she enjoyed sewing nearly all her own clothes and those of her family, knitting and crocheting. She enjoyed cooking, especially for large family gatherings. After Wilbur’s retirement they traveled extensively, including four trips to Germany and five to Hawaii. She was also an extensive letter writer.

She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Medford and a past member: St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Fond du Lac and Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Appleton.

She is survived by a son-in-law, LaWellyn (Yolanda) Tesch of Appleton; a grandson, Dean (Debra) Tesch of Stetsonville; and a sister, Lorraine LaRonge of Fond du Lac.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Janet V. Tesch on October 29, 2001; brothers, Gerhardt Rolloff and Earl Rolloff and a sister, Elda Ruth Kopitzke.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the family that will be designated to Winnebago Lutheran Academy, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minnesota, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Medford, Wisconsin and Zion Lutheran Church, Stetsonville, Wisconsin.

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