Gertrude M. Pierre, 96

Gertrude M. Pierre, 96, of Bur Oak Lane in Grafton, formerly of Fredonia, died at Horizon Hospice, Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Ozaukee in Mequon on Sept. 19, 2012, after recent complications of ill health.

She was born Sept. 1, 1916, in the town of Saukville to John and Mary Klos Weyker. She married Ambrose N. Pierre of Fredonia on Sept. 12, 1936, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Holy Cross, town of Belgium.

They lived in Fredonia for many years on Fredonia Avenue and then built on Lawrence Avenue in 1962. Her husband preceded her in death Aug. 25, 1996. Gertrude has resided in Grafton for the last nine years.

Gertrude worked at the former Fredonia Cannery and then for Kenro Corp. in Fredonia. A wonderful homemaker, she was also a member of St. Rose Church in Fredonia and active in its Ladies Sodality.

Supportive and nurturing to family and friends, she enjoyed traveling to Arizona to see her son, winter in Florida and even toured Alaska.

She also enjoyed gardening, playing sheepshead, pinochle and going on casino runs.

She is survived by her children, Vi (Jack) Bublitz of Grafton, Gene (Judy) Pierre of Cedarburg, Audrey (Jim) Andraski of Grafton and Thomas (Lynn) Pierre of Mesa, Ariz. She is further survived by 13 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded by her husband Ambrose; sisters, Lorraine Reiland and Kathleen Reiland; brothers, Peter, Julius, George and Edward Weyker; granddaughter, Susan Pierre; and great-granddaughter, Cassandra Cardarella.

The Rev. Mike Barrett celebrated her Mass of Christian Burial 4 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1619 Washington St., Grafton. Visitation was from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at the church. Interment was at St. Rose Cemetery, Fredonia.

Poole Funeral Home/Crematory, Port Washington, assisted the family.

Condolences are available at or by calling 284-4431.