The Green Bay Press Gazette, Green Bay, WI, April 17, 2007
Gertrude Leona Pauline Jerabek, 91, found eternal peace with our Lord on Monday, April 16, 2007. Formerly of Algoma, she had resided at Merrill since 1999. She was born to Henry and Wilhelmina (Luedtke) Wessel on May 14, 1915, in the Town of Ahnapee, Kewaunee County. She married Henry Jerabek on June 18, 1935. They farmed in the Town of Pierce, receiving the Kewaunee County Outstanding Farmer Award in 1961. Following Henry's death in 1963, Gertrude lived in Algoma. She was a former Ladies Aid member at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Algoma. She enjoyed her family, completed hundreds of jigsaw puzzles and crocheted numerous afghans for family members and friends.
Survivors include her children, Janice Jerabek, Foresthill, Calif.; Joyce (Charles) Batchelder, Merrill; James (Sandra) Jerabek, Watertown; Judy (Fred) Hollfelder, New Berlin; Jean (Bill) Baesemann, Elm Grove; Julie (Gary) Olson, Rapid River, Mich.; and Jackie (Jim) Jackson, Merrill; 11 grandchildren; five step-grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Gertrude was preceded in death by an infant son, Jerome; and brothers and sisters, Bertha Schley, Walter, Esther Zimmerman, Ernest, Herman, Elmer, Elsie Paul, George, Raymond, Amanda Moede and Norman.
Friends may call at St. Pauls Ev. Lutheran Church, Algoma, from 9 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 18. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. at the church on Wednesday with Vicar Natsis officiating. Burial will be at the Evergreen Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or American Stroke Association.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Pinecrest Nursing Home in Merrill and friends for their support.
Wiesner-Massart Funeral Home, Algoma is handling arrangements.