Gertrude “Gert” L. Gilden, 91, passed away Thursday, September 11, 2014 at Vancrest Healthcare of Delphos. She was born January 12, 1923 in Gomer, OH to Guy and Carrie (Strubel) Hasson. Both preceded her in death.
On December 16, 1951, she was united in marriage to Warren N. Gilden. He preceded her in death July 17, 1976.
Gertrude was a homemaker. She was also a bookkeeper and payroll clerk for Pillsbury Mills and ACME Photo Company. She volunteered at St. Rita’s Medical Center and the Interfaith Thrift Shop for many years. She loved to read and tend to her flower gardens. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Delphos. She was an Eastern Star of the 26th Order member for over 50 years.
She is survived by one son, Jerry (Teresa) Gilden of Delphos; one daughter, Kerrie (Phil) Harrison of Spencerville, OH; five grandchildren: Megan Gilden, Jenna Gilden, Erik Jettinghoff, Wes (Bryttany) Harrison, and James Harrison; one great grandchild, Dalton Harrison; a niece, Denise (Dan) Cook of Gomer, OH; and other several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, six brothers: Victor, Paul, Cloyd, Reuben “Bud”, Donald “Don”, and Guy; and three sisters: Dorothy Koch, Geneva “Neva” Leis, and Nina Barnes.
Funeral services will be Monday, September 15, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home with calling one hour prior to services. Pastor Andrew Atkins will officiate. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Funeral services may be viewed online at www.harterandschier.com at the time of the service (password: webcast9).
Friends and family may pay their respects on Sunday, September 14, 2014 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Harter and Schier Funeral Home with an Eastern Star service at 8:00 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s in her name.