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Gertrude Wassenaar

December 10, 1917 June 12, 2013
Gertrude Wassenaar
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Obituary for Gertrude Wassenaar

Worthington, MN

      Gertrude Wassenaar, age 95, was born on December 10, 1917, in Ransom Township, Nobles County, MN. She was the daughter of Andrew and Alice (Idzenga) Steensma. Gertrude married Theodore Wassenaar on December 10, 1939, in Bigelow, MN. They farmed west of Worthington from 1941 – 1976 when they moved into Worthington. She was an active member of the Worthington Christian Reformed Church, playing organ for 45 years and a member of the Ladies Aide. Gertrude died on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at her residence in Worthington, MN.
     Gertrude is survived by two children, Arlene Fletcher of Charleston, SC and James (Pearl) Wassenaar of Worthington, MN; five grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; brothers, George Steensma of Luverne, MN, Ted (Bertha) Steensma of Denver, CO, and Fred (Rena) Steensma of Lynden, WA; sister, Ann Postma of Sibley, IA, and sisters-in-law, Grace Steensma and Beatrice Van Velzen. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1999; brothers, Pete, Harry, Ike, and Andrew; brother-in-law, Otto Postma, and sisters-in-law, Hattie, Marie, and Tena.
      Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 17, 2013, at 10:00 a.m., at the Worthington Christian Reformed Church in Worthington, MN, with Rev. Adam Eisenga officiating. Casket bearers will be Kevin Wassenaar, Ron Wassenaar, Bob Wassenaar, Lee Fletcher, Amy Fletcher, and Marvin Postma. Burial will be in the Worthington Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Worthington Christian School or Hospice.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 16, 2013, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington.

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