Effie B. Gertz, 90, Fremont, Wisconsin, formerly of Luverne, died Saturday, April 25, 2015, at Appleton Medical Center in Appleton, Wisconsin.
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne.
Effie Gehrke was born Dec. 11, 1924, to Gustav and Minnie (Wallenberg) Gehrke in Luverne.
On Aug. 30, 1951, she married Clarence Gertz. He preceded her in death in 1988.
She was a faithful woman and family was very important to her. She enjoyed doing jigsaw puzzles and crocheting.
Effie is survived by two daughters, Betty (Dennis) Ulman, Fremont, and Connie (Steve) Shinneman, Chandler, Arizona; four grandchildren, Sara Ulman, Andrew Ulman (Allison Smith), Rachel Bustillos and Thomas (Trina) Bustillos; two great-grandchildren, two special nieces, Sharon (Harold) Froehlich and Marcia Ossenfort, Luverne; and a special friend, Lindsay Eichkoff.
She was preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers.