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Gertrude Roeder

Gertrude "Gertie" Roeder, 75, of Grand Forks, North Dakota formerly of Thompson died Sunday, February 14, 2010 at her home.

Funeral Services will be 2:00 pm, Friday, February 19, 2010 at Holmes United Methodist Church rural Reynolds, North Dakota with burial in the Holmes Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Thursday at the Bilden Funeral Home from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm with at 7:00 pm Prayer Service and one hour prior to services in the church.

Gertrude Holweger was born November 20, 1934 at Emerado, North Dakota the daughter of Gottlieb and Hulda Holweger, Jr. She was raised and educated in Pleasant View Township attending country school and Emerado High School. On July 22, 1951 she was united in marriage to Delmer C. Roeder at Pleasant View Evangelical Church. They lived in Red Lake Falls, Minnesota for a brief time and then established their home on a farm in Fairfield Township of rural Thompson. For 30 years Gertie worked at the Northwood Deaconess Health Center as a baker. Delmer passed away on December 31, 1991. She continued to make her home on the farm until moving to Grand Forks in the summer of 2007.

She was a very active member of Holmes United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School, Bible School, was a member of the United Methodist Women and served in many other capacities over the years.

Gertie lived for her family, her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were her greatest joy in her life. She also enjoyed gardening and baking. One thing she will be remembered for is remembering family and friends with cards for many special occasions over the years.

She will be dearly missed by her sons, Wayne (Donna) and Robert (Patty) both of Thompson, North Dakota; daughters, Linda (Dave) Vanderhoff of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, Teresa (Steve) Evanson of Thompson, North Dakota, Vicki (Mark) Lambrecht and Leanne (Mike) Knecht both of Grand Forks, North Dakota; seventeen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; aunt, Eva Holweger of Northwood, North Dakota; sisters-in-law, Viola (Arnold) Abel of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota and Leona (Ed) Gage of Northwood, North Dakota, brother-in-law, Ross Lang of Crookston, Minnesota and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Delmer, brother-in-law, Ray Hart and sister-in-law, June Lang.

The Bilden Funeral Home of Northwood is assiting the family with arrangements.

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Lynda & Family-So sorry to hear about your mother. She was such and wonderful and beautiful lady! We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Mary & Wayne Johnson

Mary Johnson Feb 21 2010 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about your dear mothers passing, I guess our parents are together again. Your mom was always to happy and fun to be around. Keeping you in our prayers.

Brian & Marilyn Riegel Feb 20 2010 12:00 AM

Dear family of Gertie, My sympathy to all of you. God bless! Jeanette Krogstad

Jeanette Krogstad Feb 18 2010 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy to the family. Prayers and comfort to you during this time of sorrow.

Neal & Roberta Klamm Feb 18 2010 12:00 AM

Dear Gertie's family, It's times like this that we wish we could be closer to you to let you know in person that you have our deepest sympathy. It's tough to lose a Mom. Your mom was always so welcoming and made both of us feel very at home when we came to visit at Holmes church. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of loss.

Jim and Mary Klamm Feb 17 2010 12:00 AM

Lynda and Family, I was so sorry to hear that your Mom passed away. I had many good visits with her at NDHC. She was always so kind and pleasant. And oh, how she could bake! Her glazed donuts were the best and us workers often would snitch one after we served the residents. May God keep you in his care in the days ahead.

June Sanda Feb 17 2010 12:00 AM

Our condolences to your family. Gertie always found the best in everthing it seemed. And had a sincere laugh to top it off! We're sad to hear of your loss. Fly high, Sweet Spirit, into the arms of God.........Bill and Sharon

Bill and Sharon Hoffman Feb 17 2010 12:00 AM

Teresa and family sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother I know she was dear to you all.

Mary Schmidt Feb 16 2010 12:00 AM

I am praying for comfort and mercy for your family during this time of loss. May God's loving arms hold you close, and warm you while you grieve the loss of your mom, grandmother, and dear friend.

Karyn Hippen Feb 16 2010 12:00 AM