Gertrude C. Scharpf

Gertrude C. Scharpf, nee Broeniman, 90, was born to eternal life on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006.

She was born March 8, 1916 in Mellen, the daughter of Sam and Elizabeth (nee Dietrich) Broeni-man.

Gertrude and her husband, Vincent, enjoyed working at the Scharpf family farm in Huilsburg all their married life.

Gertrude worked at Herman Consolidated Grade School as a cook for many years.

She was active with Christian Women at St. Maryís Catholic Church in her earlier years.

Survivors include her children, Kenneth Scharpf of Rubicon, Carol (Tim) Ebel of Bonduel and Vincent Scharpf of Arizona.

She was the loving grandmother of seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Gertrude is preceded in death by her husband Vincent in 1977; her son Gerald in 2006; her brothers, Sam, Chris, Ernie and Edward; and her sisters, Liz and Margaret.

Visitation will be Monday, Oct. 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home, Hart-ford.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Maryís Catholic Church, Woodland.

The Rev. Alois Van Beek will officiate, and interment will follow in St. John's Cemetery.