Gertrude Genevieve Heronimus


July 9, 1912 - December 16, 2009




Gertrude Genevieve Heronimus was born on July 9, 1912 at Ashton, IA to George and Tillie (Oltmanns) Heronimus.  In 1916 she moved with her family to Corona, SD and then to George, IA in 1917.  She attended country school and attended George High School from 1923 to 1928, at which time she moved to Emery. She graduated from Farmer High School in 1929.  She worked for Bolin Grocery in Spencer until moving back to Emery in 1944 to care for her parents. She worked at Hanlon Hardware and Mayer Gas Company in Emery for numerous years. She worked for Larry Eilts in his Veterinary Office from 1966 to 1975 and then worked at Bob’s Café until 1986. She worked at the Eagle’s Café for a brief time.  In November 2003 she moved to the Diamond Care Center.  She was baptized at the First Presbyterian Church in Ashton and was a lifelong member of St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Emery.

 She leaves to mourn many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Paul, Hie and Sam, and five sisters, Habie, Anna, Tillie, Berndean and Katie.


Memorials are preferred to be given to St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church.


Friday, December 18, 2009
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hettinger - Bittner Funeral Chapel
Prayer Service ~ 7:00 PM
147 North Third Street
Emery, South Dakota


Saturday, December 19, 2009
1:00 PM
St. Paul's Presbyterian Church
151 North 6th Street
Emery, South Dakota


Emery Community Cemetery
Emery, South Dakota

Posted by Kamron on April 14, 2011
AKAIK you've got the asnewr in one!
Posted by Wendy Royston on December 19, 2009
The family of Gertrude is in my thoughts and prayers during this holiday season. She was a beautiful woman, and a joy to be around. May she now have the peace she deserves.
Posted by Janell Jucht Beck on December 18, 2009
You have my sincere sympathy in the loss of Gertrude. She was always such an energetic person and I remember her fondly especially during the years she worked at the Hanlon Hardware. She always loved to talk with people and was always interested in them. I'm sure you will have many more memories to cherish.
Prayers and Sympathy,
Janell Beck
Posted by Terry & Diana Nebelsick on December 18, 2009
Aunt Gertrude was the matriarch of a wonderful family. With her older sister (my grandmother Habie) born at the end of the 1800's, Aunt Gertrude represented a family that lived in three different centuries. All of us learned about sacrifice and service from watching Aunt Gertrude care for our great grand parents in the late years of their life.
I will miss the stops for "tea and cookies" for years at her little house in Emery and then in the final years at Diamond Care in Bridgewater.
Aunt Gertrude's death marks the end of a truly great generation and the influence they had on all of us to remember the importance of family.

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