***Gertrude's family is requesting those in attendance to please wear a mask***
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 12, 2020, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Latimer. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Burial will take place in the Hampton Cemetery.
Gertrude W. Muhlenbruch, 95, of Grimes, formerly of Hampton, passed away Thursday, October 8, 2020, at Kennybrook Village in Grimes, Iowa. She was born November 18, 1924, in Hampton, to Henry and Minnie (Uilk) Muhlenbruch.
Gertrude attended school at St. Paul's Lutheran School in Latimer. She worked at Finnell's in Hampton in 1951, until they closed their doors. Gertrude then worked at Harrison's from 1970 until 1985, when she and her sister, Alice, took over farming the family farm. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Latimer. Gertrude enjoyed embroidery, jigsaw puzzles and collecting figurines, especially birds.
Gertrude is survived by her sister Karen Mann of Urbandale, niece Brenda Mann of Urbandale, niece Rita Mann of Chandler, Arizona, and great-niece Nicole Mann of Chandler, Arizona.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Alice Muhlenbruch, sister and brother-in-law Laura and Dale Myers, brother Robert Muhlenbruch, brother-in-law Harold Mann and nephew Craig Mann.
Gertrude's family would like to thank the staff at Kennybrook Village and Suncrest Home Health & Hospice for all of their support and for their great care given to Gertrude.
Memorials may be directed to St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Latimer and Messiah Lutheran Church in Johnston.
"I am so out of this world because of the virus. My fun trips are to Fareway in Hampton! Sorry not to know of Gert's death; she was the sweetest gal always. Robert and I were best friends every since we were four years old. I think Karen pushed us together on the school bus the first day of kindergarten. I loved being a part of their family; I am so sorry for your loss! "
"She always wore a smile and was very kind to the Harris kids. We looked forward to shopping for candy and other goodies at Gert?s store. We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers to her family."
"I remember Gertrude and Alice as a child. We would go out to the farm and visit. I remember them both as such caring people. Even though they spelled their last name wrong. HA Some people just linger in your mind and heart even though one doesn't see them for years. Blessings to the family."
"Such a nice lady. Always kind words and smiling. Our sympathies"