December 27, 1939
Mrs. Bertha Gruenwald, nee Thesfeldt, died suddenly at 10 a.m. Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Franklin Gerrits, in this city at the age of 78 years.
Mrs. Gruenwald was born in the town of Mequon on August 22, 1861. She resided there until eight years ago when she moved to make her home with her daughter Edna Gerrits in this city. Her husband died in March, 1928.
Mrs. Gruenwald was a kind and loving mother and wife and leaves memories that will be honored by all near and dear to her.
She is survived by five chioldren: Alfred, Martha Flynn, Edward and Frieda Bruss, all of town Mequon, sisters, Sophie Herbst of town Mequon and Martha Nieman of Cedarburg.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Bublitz funeral home to Trinity Ev. Lutheran church in South Mequon; Rev. A. Mittelstadt conducted the last sad rites. Interment was made in the church cemetery.