Gertrude V. Chesney

Gertrude V. Chesney, 86, of Fond du Lac died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2006 at her home.

She was born Feb. 1, 1920 at Harvest Farm near Mayville in the town of Hubbard, the daughter of Alma (Gundrum) and Otto Albinger.

On Nov.9, 1946 she married Joseph H. Chesney at Holy Angels Catholic Church in West Bend. Joseph preceded her in death on May 25, 1974.

Gertrude enjoyed farming with her husband, but also worked at the Dinner Bell Restaurant and Hope Nursing Home in Lomira. Gertrude and Joseph owned Joe & Gertís Over the Hill Bar until 1974, and then Gertrude and her children ran it until 1989, when she retired to live with her children.

Gertrude loved to play Bingo and put puzzles together. She was a member of Our Risen Savior Catholic Church, Eldorado.

Survivors include seven children, Mary Beth, Harvey (Shari), Norbert and Rosann, all of Fond du Lac; Joseph of Sheboygan; Catherine (David) Jones of Madison; Robert of Peoria, Ill.; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one brother, Francis (Diane) Albinger.

She was preceded in death by her son, James; Three brothers, Carl, Robert and Edward; and sister, Caroline; and her parents.

Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m., Sunday at Uecker-Witt Funeral Home, Fond du Lac.

The funeral was held at 10:30 p.m., today at Sons of Zebedee Catholic Church, W5882 Church Road, Byron, with the Rev. John Simon officiating.

Burial will follow at the parish cemetery.