Gertrude A. Horsch

Gertrude A. Horsch (nee Molle), 92, of Jackson, formerly of West Bend, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at Cedar Community in West Bend.

She was born on Dec. 7, 1918, in Sun Prairie to the late Richard and Anna (nee Schmidt) Molle. At an early age she moved to Milwaukee with her family. On Aug. 17, 1940, she was united in marriage to Orvel Horsch at North Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Milwaukee. Gertrude worked at Florist Avenue Green Houses and later as a clerk for Wilbers Bakery in Milwaukee. In 1972, she and Orvel moved to Big Cedar Lake. He preceded her in death on Oct. 4, 1988. In 2002, Gertrude moved to Jackson. She was a former member of Trinity Lutheran Church and a current member of St. Paulís Evangelical Lutheran Church in Slinger. She was also a member of the Red Hat Club and enjoyed baseball.

She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Horsch of Jackson; niece, Arlene (Carl) DeGeorge of Menomonee Falls; nephew, Raymond (Marjorie) Reinhardt of Mattoon; Diana (Lee) Reed of Slinger; great-nieces and great-nephews, Nick (Cheryl) DeGeorge, Pam (Matt) Riesen, Kathy DeGeorge, Jenine (Tim) Maas and Paul (Dawn) DeGeorge; other relatives and friends.

Gertrude was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Orvel; and sister, Margaret Reinhardt.

Funeral services in remembrance of Gertrude will be held on Saturday, Jan. 22, at noon at St. Paulís Evangelical Lutheran Church, 799 St. Paul Drive, Slinger. The Rev. David Hein will officiate. Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Memorials to the Washington County Humane Society are appreciated by the family.

Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service is assisting the family. Online guest book and condolences may be found at