Gertrude A. Buth, 79

Gertrude A. Buth, 79, of the town of Erin passed away on Saturday, June 19, 2010, at her residence.

Gertrude was born on Jan. 4, 1931, to Albert and Gertrude (nee Brutschy) Reutemann.

Gertrude was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Erin. She loved gardening, nature and being outside feeding her birds. The true joy of her life was being around her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved them dearly.

She is survived by her four children, Susan (Kim) Bertrand of Arvada, Colo., Sandy (Tim) Locke of West Bend, Randall (Mary) Buth of Hartford and Paul (Kathleen) Buth of Kewaskum; eight grandchildren, Sarah, Jacob, Rebecca, Amanda, Rachel, Joe, Lauren and Garrett; six great-grandchildren; her sisters, Bert Chaffin of Oconomowoc and Elsa (Rich) Foxhoven of Nebraska; and her brother, Albert (Lena) Reutemann of Indiana. She is further survived by other relatives and friends.

Gertrude was preceded in death by her parents; her fiancÚ, R.J. "Max" Menden; a sister, Rose (Walter) Youngs; and brothers-in-law, John Chaffin and Raymond Dusatko.

Funeral services for Gertrude will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, June 27, 2010, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, W653 Roosevelt Road, Rubicon, WI. The Rev. Matt Lee will officiate. Visitation will be on Sunday from 11 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Inurnment St. Olaf Cemetery, Erin. Shimon Funeral Home is assisting the family.