Gertrude Herrmann

Gertrude Herrmann, age 91 of Cologne, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000 at The Lutheran Home, Belle Plaine.

Gertrude was born at Hamburg, Minn. June 29, 1908, the daughter of William and Anna (Buckentin) Dreier. She was baptized July 1, 1908, at Emanuel Lutheran Church, Hamburg, by the Rev. Pfotenhauer; and confirmed at the same April 9, 1922 by the Rev. Bouman.

On Dec. 2, 1928, Gertrude married Carl F. Herrmann at Emanuel Lutheran Church, Hamburg by the Rev. E. J. Bouman.

Gertrude loved her family and enjoyed being with them. She also enjoyed quilting, crocheting, gardening, and doing crafts.

Gertrude is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Doreen and Vernon Walter of Cologne, Marci and Gerald Engelke of Bloomington, Geraldine and Donald Trocke of Bloomington, and Mariann and Richard Kamps of Norwood Young America; and grandchildren: Bonnie and Jim Luedloff, Connie and Rueben Kroells, Tom and Pam Walter, Terry and Deb Walter, Gary Walter, Larry Walter, Cheryl Kamps and friend, Steve Olstad; Lynn and Robin Klug, Pamela and Bryan Johnson, Kimberly and Thomas Pelletier, Brenda and Mark Janke, and Jason and Michelle Engelke.

She is further survived by great-grandchildren, Kristal, Kortney, Ben, Tim, Kate, Kyle, Amber, Abby, Anna, and Carl; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Gertrude was preceded in death by her husband Carl; son, Merlin; parents, William and Anna Drier; sisters, Bertha ZumHofe, Anna Templin, and Selma Honebrink; and brothers, Edward, William, Henry, Ernest, and Arthur Drier.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, 11 a.m., at Zion Lutheran Church, Benton Township, Cologne, Minn., with the Rev. Eric L. Zacharias officiating. Interment was at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Benton Twp, Cologne.

Casket bearers were Gertrude's grandchildren: Tom Walter, Terry Walter, Gary Walter, Cheryl Kamps, Lynn Klug, Jason Engelke, and Brenda Janke.

Arrangements were by Johnson Funeral Home, Waconia.

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