Gerda Niecko

Jan. 22, 1928 - Feb. 16, 2008

Gerda Niecko (nee Buhrke) was reunited with her husband of 45 years, Jan Edward, in eternal life with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Feb. 16, 2008, at age 80.

She is survived by her children, John (Lynda Babcock), Halina (Jeren) Laxton and Steven. She is further survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Irene and Warner Trippe, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the noon funeral service today, Feb. 22, at Forest Home Cemetery Chapel, 2405 W. Forest Home Ave., Milwaukee. Entombment will follow.

In lieu of flowers and memorials, a gift in Gerda’s name to the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine-Kidney Research would be appreciated.

Church and Chapel Ritter-Larsen Bros. Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 786-2030 or visit to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.