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Gertrude B. Mason, 99

Gertrude B. Mason, age 99, of Watertown, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, at the Haven Homes in Maple Plain.

She was born April 19, 1911, in Hector, the daughter of Aloysious and Mary (Palta) Heger. Gertrude was baptized May 7, 1911, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Hector.

Gertrude was united in marriage to Othmar M. Mason April 15, 1942, at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Cologne by Father Andrew Reinke.

A very hard worker, Gertrude had a love for gardening, farming, and family gatherings. Most important to her was going to church, praising her Lord.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Othmar; parents, Aloysious and Mary Heger; and sisters and brothers.

Gertrude is survived by her sons, Robert Mason and William Mason, both of Minneapolis; many nieces, and nephews, and other relatives and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial took place Monday, Nov. 15 at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Watertown, with visitation for one hour prior to the Mass at the church. Father Frank Wampach was the celebrant, and interment was at Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery.

Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.