Gertrude A. Kochsiek, 100


Gertrude A. Kochsiek (nee Frank), 100, of West Bend, passed away on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at Cedar Lake Health Care Center.
She was born on Feb. 28, 1912 in Milwaukee to Charles and Freida (nee Martin) Frank. She graduated from Waukesha High School and then attended Carroll College. On Aug. 6, 1938, she married Kurtis Kochsiek. They lived in Waukesha until 1950, then moved to Milwaukee.

She was very active in the Lutheran churches she belonged to. She cooked and served meals for the members of the “Young at Heart” Seniors Group at Nativity Lutheran Church in Milwaukee until she was 75 years old and moved to Cedar Community in West Bend. She moved to Cedar Ridge in West Bend in 1985. She loved to sing and enjoyed singing solos for many weddings and funerals.

She is survived by her son, Kenneth of San Jose, Calif.; nieces, Beatrice (nee Frank) Papke, Lois (nee Frank) Jamieson; grandnieces and nephews, great grand-nieces and nephews, and many great-great-grand nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kurtis; brothers, Marcus and Lester Frank; and a great-niece and nephew.

The funeral service for Gertrude will be held on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 4 p.m. at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W Paradise Drive, West Bend, WI 53095). The visitation will be on Sunday, April 1 at the funeral home from 3 p.m. until the time of service at 4 p.m. Interment will take place at Wisconsin Memorial Park.

Memorials are appreciated to Cedar Community (5595 Highway Z, West Bend, WI 53095).

The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff at Cedar Community Health Care Center for taking such good care of Gertrude.
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family; (262) 338-2050 / www.phillipfuneralhome.com.