Gertrude M. Kiesow

Gertrude M. Kiesow, 87, of West Bend, formerly of Hartford, passed away Wednesday April 12, 2006.

She was born May 27, 1918 in Newton, the daughter of William and Ella (nee Dill) Grossheusch.

Gertrude was a loving home- maker and enjoyed taking care of her family, especially sewing and cooking, and was a very good baker.

She was a longtime member of Peace Lutheran Church.

Survivors include her children, Donald (Melba) Kiesow of Milwaukee, Beatrice Kiesow of West Bend, Charles (Cindy) Kiesow of Hartford and JoAnn Zillmer of Columbus.

Also surviving are three grandchildren, Jennifer, Julie (Andy) Dolan and Joshua; and two sisters.

Gertrude was preceded in death by her husband, Herb. in 1977; two brothers; and two sisters.

Visitation will be at the Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home, Hartford, on Saturday, April 15, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. when funeral services will be held.

Rev. Davis Weitzke will officiate, and interment will be in Union Cemetery, Hartford.