Gertrude Aning, 94, Luverne, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage.
A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at the First Presbyterian Church in Luverne. Burial will be in the Memory Gardens Cemetery near Luverne. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the Dingmann Funeral Home in Luverne and also one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday.
Gertrude Vogt was born Dec. 30, 1922, to Henry and Anna (Dunker) Vogt in Sibley, Iowa. She attended country school near Sibley.
Gert married Sievert Aning Sr. on Feb. 23, 1949, in Holland. The couple farmed south of Luverne until 1951, when they moved to Luverne. Gert worked at Worthmore, the Cardinal Drive-In, Nelson’s Department Store and Carl’s Grocery, all in Luverne. While in her 80s Gert worked in the office and was in charge of handling coupons when she worked at Glen’s Grocery. She retired in her late 80s.
She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Luverne, where she had served as deacon, was a member of the Presbyterian Women, and taught Sunday School. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, playing cards, baking cookies, having tea with friends and family and spending time with her grandchildren.
Gert is survived by five children, Jake (Marilyn) Aning, Luverne, Anna (Walter) Ahrendt, Luverne, Sievert Jr. (Audrey) Aning, Luverne, Patty Aning, Detroit Lakes, and Kathy Aning, Sioux Falls, SD; 11 grandchildren, Mike Aning, Melissa (Cory) Rutten, Sarah (Jason) DeBeer, Krista Ahrendt, Emily (Roland) Schock, Dustin Aning, Amanda Aning, Cassy (Adam) Bailey, Callie Aning, Brad Taylor and Samantha Taylor; 14 great-grandchildren; a brother, Harold (LaVonne) Vogt, Luverne; and a sister-in-law, Jeanette Vogt, Pipestone.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Sievert Sr. on May 6, 1992; six brothers, George, John, Henry, Edward, Tom and Paul Vogt; three sisters, Lena Groote, Tena Altman, and Annie Timmerman; and an infant sister, Lena.
Arrangements are provided by Dingmann Funeral Home of Luverne, dingmannandsons.com.