Gertrude C. Williams
Date of Birth
September 8, 1922
Sutton, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
December 8, 2016
Ashland, Nebraska
Funeral Service Directions

Monday, December 12, 2016 ~ 10:00 a.m.
Word of Hope Lutheran Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska

Graveside Service

Monday, December 12, 2016 ~ 3:00 p.m.
Sutton Cemetery ~ Sutton, Nebraska

Visitation Directions

Sunday, December 11, 2016 ~ 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Marcy Chapel ~ Ashland, Nebraska


Word of Hope Lutheran Church or VFW #9776

Gertrude C. Williams, 94 of Ashland, NE, died Thursday, December 8, 2016 at the Ashland Care Center.  She was born on September 8, 1922 in Sutton, NE, the oldest of ten children, to Henry Sr. and Wilhelmina (Ehly) Fehr.  She was baptized and confirmed in the Emmanuel Reformed Church in Sutton.  Gertrude married Ray E. Williams on May 1, 1952 and to this union six children were born: Steven, Glen, Janet, Rogene, Keith, and Marlene.  They moved to Ashland in 1963.

Gertrude was a member of Word of Hope Lutheran Church, VFW Post #9776 Auxiliary, and the American Legion #129 Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers: Ray and Harrison Fehr; sister Louise Huebert; grandson Brian Todd; sisters-in-law: Lois Dainton, Margaret Fehr, and Rose Fehr; brothers-in-law: Pete Huebert, Jim Hannon, Bill Arnall, Owen Dainton, Eugene Williams, and Everett “Dean” Williams.

She is survived by her children: Steve (Tammy) Williams of Ashland, Glen (Monica) Williams of Lincoln, Janet (Tim) Todd of Fremont, Rogene (Tom) Wheeldon of Schuyler, Keith (Vicki) Williams of Dunkirk, MD, and Marlene (Tom) Novotny of Carson, IA; 23 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; sisters: Verna Arnall and Norma Hannon; brothers: Milton Fehr, Tom (Velma) Fehr, Henry Jr. (Jeannine) Fehr, and Ron (Charlotte) Fehr; sisters-in-law: Margaret Williams and Leona Williams; many nieces, nephews, and their families.

Gertrude spent many years gardening, canning, and baking many of the fruits of her labor into pies.  She will be forever remembered for her strong faith and determination, her home-made German cooking and her love of family.

Gertrude loved ice cream and chocolate.  Even in her final days, these brought her comfort.  We always gave her a piece of chocolate before saying goodbye.

Condolences for Gertrude C. Williams
  1. Jean Stewart
    • December 8, 2016 - 6 years ago

    I worked with Gertrude for several years a the VFW Auxiliary. Gertrude was always there to help as long as she was able including serving as president of the VFW Auxiliary for several years. She will always be appreciated for always being there when needed.

  2. Bonnie & Darren Bruening
    • December 9, 2016 - 6 years ago

    So sorry for your loss! Please know that although we won’t be with you over the next few days, you will be in our thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if we can do anything for you!

  3. Diane Giese
    • December 9, 2016 - 6 years ago

    We send our sincere sympathy to the family. We appreciated Aunt Gertie as she baked and as she cared about her sisters and brothers.

  4. Diane Giese
    • December 9, 2016 - 6 years ago

    She loved her entire family so much!!

  5. Dick Watson
    • December 9, 2016 - 6 years ago

    Sorry for your loss. She will be missed by all who knew her.

  6. Rhonda Fehr
    • December 9, 2016 - 6 years ago

    You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Remembering so many wonderful Thanksgivings, anticipating turkey and dressing because Aunt Gertie’s was always the best! Loving that strong independence and work ethic that she exemplified her entire life. Love to you all.

  7. Frank and Jennifer Bucholtz
    • December 10, 2016 - 6 years ago

    Keith, Vicki and family. Our hearts and prayers are with you at this time. How sweet that chocolates were a comfort food for her!

    Frank and Jennifer Bucholtz
    Crofton, MD

  8. Randy and Terri Todd
    • December 12, 2016 - 6 years ago

    Our condolences to a wonderful family.

  9. Lorna Reeves
    • December 12, 2016 - 6 years ago

    Janet and family-
    I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I was fortunate to visit with her at my Moms service. My heart goes out to you, it is very hard to lose your Mother. She was a very special lady and friend to my Mom. My sympathy to you.
    Lorna Reeves

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