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Gertrude B. Raabe

Obituary for Gertrude B. Raabe

March 13, 1929 - October 10, 2018
West Bend | Age 89


Gertrude B. Raabe, 89, formerly of West Bend passed away on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at the Waupun Christian Home.

A visitation for Gertrude will be held on Monday, October 15th from noon until 2:00 p.m. at St John Ev. Lutheran Church in Mayville. A funeral service will begin at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Joseph Fisher and Rev. Bruce Zagel officiating. Interment will follow at St. John Cemetery in Mayville.

Gertrude was born on March 13, 1929 the daughter of Emil and Selma (Koepsell) Raabe in the town of Williamstown.

Gertrude retired from Gehl Company in West Bend where she worked in the accounts receivable department. Gertrude was a member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church in West Bend, where she served as financial secretary. She was also a member of St. John Ev. Lutheran Church in Mayville. She had a great love of music and sang in the Hartford Community Chorus. She enjoyed going fishing and bowling.

Gertrude is survived by three sisters: Frieda Sternberg of Mayville, Florence Raabe of Mayville and Rosalynn Brieman of Juneau and her brother John Raabe of Mayville; two nephews Dauane (Jackie) Sternberg and John (Patti) Brieman; two nieces Bonnie Nagorny and Cheryl (John) Buske; special family friends Julie and Tim Cook and family; also great nieces and great nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers-in-law Norman Sternberg and Mike Brieman and two nieces Ruth Ann Sternberg and Becky Sue Brieman.
Memorial donations may be directed to Pilgrim Lutheran Church in West Bend, Wisconsin.

The Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at

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