Gertrude C. Scharpf

Gertrude C. Scharpf (nee Broeniman) was born to eternal life on Oct. 10, 2006. She was born March 8, 1916 in Mellen, the daughter of Sam and Elizabeth (nee Dietrich) Broeniman. 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. Gertrude and her husband enjoyed working at the Scharpf family farm in Huilsburg all their married life.

She is survived by 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 was on Monday, Oct. 16, 2006 at Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home in Hartford. The Mass of Christian Burial was Tuesday, Oct. 17 at St. Maryís Catholic Church in Woodland, with Rev. Alois Van Beek officiating. Interment followed at St. Johnís Cemetery.

Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home served the family.