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Gertrude Mae Cross

April 8, 1909 July 22, 2010
Gertrude Mae Cross
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Obituary for Gertrude Mae Cross

Brewster, Minnesota

     Gertrude Mae Cross, 101, was born on April 8, 1909, in Jackson County, MN, the daughter of Charles and Katie (McNab) Cross. She graduated from Brewster High School and Mankato Teacher’s College. For several years she taught school in Nobles and Jackson Counties. She was a lifetime active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Brewster, serving as a church officer, teaching religious classes, being a choir member, and P.W. member. She also belonged to several local clubs. Her chief hobbies were gardening, crafts, reading, and entertaining friends and relatives. Gertrude died on Thursday, July 22, 2010, at the Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.
     Gertrude is survived by one niece, Kathryn (Mark) Josephson of Welch, MN, and two nephews, Charles (Patti) Cross of Stoughton, WI, along with their three boys, Mike, Don, and Sam, and Richard (Laurie) Cross of Brewster, MN, and their three children, Gabby, Ally, and Brennen. She is also survived by sister-in-law, Matilda Cross of Brewster, MN. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Jennie Cross Pederson, and brother, George Cross.
     Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 26, 2010, at 10:30 a.m., at the First Presbyterian Church in Brewster, MN, with Rev. Robert Bartlett officiating. Burial will be in the Hersey Cemetery in Brewster, MN.

Visitation will be from 9:30 am to 10:30 am at the church on Monday.

Benson Funeral Home is coordinating the arrangements.

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