Gertrude Brase

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Gertrude Ann Brase was taken to heavenly glory by her Savior Jesus Christ on May 6, 2017 at the age of 82. Her funeral service was held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 10th at Trinity Lutheran Church, Guttenberg, Iowa, with Rev. Andrew Preus officiating. Visitation was from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9th at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg, and an hour before the service at the church.  

Gertrude Ann (Trede) Brase was given life by her creator and was born on November 1, 1934, the child of Emil and Frieda (Schadlich) Trede.  She was reborn as a child of God in the waters of Holy Baptism on December 30, 1934.  Gertrude confirmed that saving faith in Jesus on March 21, 1948.  She attended country school and later graduated in 1953 from Garnavillo High School.  Gertrude and Harold Henry Brase were united in Holy Marriage on June 5, 1955.  They were blessed with 36 years of married life together and with four sons: Mark, Terry, Brian and Craig.  Harold departed earthly life on November 26, 1991.   Gertrude resided at the Guttenberg Care Center the last three years.  

Gertrude was a loving spouse and mother.  She spent many years serving her Lord by volunteering at Trinity Lutheran Church, Trinity Ladies’ Aid, LWML, Garnavillo Boosters, Garnavillo Historical Society, Guttenberg Care Center, the Guttenberg Hospital Auxiliary and Friends of Sherman Swift Tower.  Memorials may be given to Trinity Lutheran Church or any of these organizations.  

Gertrude is survived by four sons: Mark (Corinne), Terry (Becky), Brian (Jan) and Craig (with friend Kelly); eight grandchildren: Daniel (Beth), Michelle (Allan Hines), Toby (Merry), Amanda, Joshua, Joseph, Sarah and Rachel; eight great-grandchildren: Madeline, Megan and Micah Brase, Hunter and Hilda Hines, Caleb, Emma and Grant Brase; sister Helen (Harlan) Hartman; two sisters-in-law Esther (Allen) Werges and Norma Trede, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their families.  She was predeceased by her parents, husband Harold; great-granddaughter Emma Caroline Brase; brother Eldo; and sister-in-law Ruth and husband Woodrow Noack.

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