Gertrude M. Kiesow

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

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.

She was a very good baker. She was a long time member of Peace Lutheran Church.

She is survived by 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 is preceded in death by her husband, Herb, in 1977, two brothers and two sisters.

Visitation was Saturday, April 15, 2006 at Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home in Hartford, with a funeral service following visitation at the funeral home.

Rev. David Weitzke officiated. Interment was at Union Cemetery.

Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home assisted the family.