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Gertrude "Gert" Anna Vogelaar

March 15, 1925 January 14, 2020
Gertrude "Gert" Anna Vogelaar
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Obituary for Gertrude "Gert" Anna Vogelaar

Gertrude Anna Vogelaar, age 94, was born on March 15, 1925, in Middleburg, IA, the daughter of Joe and Jessie (DeJager) Verdoorn. She attended country school and graduated from the eighth grade. In 1942, she met Lester Vogelaar, later marrying on May 10, 1944.
They started their married life in Sheldon, IA before moving to May City to farm. In 1957, they moved to Sioux Valley, MN and later to Round Lake, MN in 1967. Besides helping on the farm, Gertrude was employed for a time at Sather’s in Round Lake and when they retired to Worthington, she worked in the laundry department at a local motel for 19 years – a job she loved! Gertrude always said that work was a pleasure – not a chore! She loved reading her Bible – memorizing 15 different Psalms and doing jigsaw puzzles. Gertrude passed away on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at the South Shore Care Center in Worthington, MN.
Gertrude is survived by two children, LaVonne (Allen) Kruger and Gordon (Brenda) Vogelaar; one grandson, Scot (Michelle) Dobson of Sioux Falls, SD; two granddaughters, Jessica (Creigton) Olcott of Sioux Falls, SD and Lexy Vogelaar of Denver, CO; one great granddaughter, Charlotte and a second great grandchild on the way; sister, Alyce of Sibley, IA, and brother, Mitchell of Sheldon, IA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester; parents, Joe and Jessie; brother, William; infant son, Gregory, and grandson Eric Dobson.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 20, 2020, at 10:30 a.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington, MN, with Pastor Robert Bartlett officiating. Burial will be held in the East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon, Iowa.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Monday at the funeral home.
Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.

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Visitation

Monday

20

Jan

9:30 AM 1/20/2020 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 1/20/2020 10:30:00 AM
Benson Funeral Home

1225 Ryans Road
Worthington, MN 56187

Benson Funeral Home
1225 Ryans Road Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Service

Monday

20

Jan

10:30 AM 1/20/2020 10:30:00 AM
Benson Funeral Home

1225 Ryans Road
Worthington, MN 56187

Benson Funeral Home
1225 Ryans Road Worthington 56187 MN
United States
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