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Gertrude Margaret Monk Postel
September 30, 1912–November 25, 2009
Gertrude M. Postel age 97, of Monticello died Wednesday evening, November 25, 2009 at Pennington Square, Monticello, Iowa.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 Monday morning, November 30, 2009 at St. Johns Lutheran Church, rural Monticello where friends may call after 9:00 at the church. Interment will be in the St. Johns Cemetery. Rev Reed Stockman will officiate at the services. Goettsch Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Thoughts, Memories and Condolences may be left at www.goettschonline.com. Memorials may be made to St. Johns Lutheran Church or Above and Beyond Hospice.
Surviving are 7 children, Joyce Roberson, Iowa City, Harold Postel, Anamosa, Helen Martin, Anderson, S.C., Ruth Payne, Holy Cross Janet Isaacson, Johnston, William Postel, Arlington, Minn., Judy Dumond, Monticello, 19 grandchildren, 41 great-Grandchildren and 3 great-great-Grandchildren a sister-in-law, Tillie Monk, Monticello. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Merle in 1978 and 3 brothers, Carl, Lester and Rudy, 3 grandchildren, and son-in-law Dennis Roberson.
Gertrude Margaret Monk was born September 30, 1912 in Castle Grove Township, Jones County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Rudolph H. and Anna Reuter Monk. Gertrude received her education in the rural schools of Lovell Township and in the Monticello Community Schools. Gertrude M. Monk and Merle Postel were married November 16, 1932 at St. Johns Lutheran Church. The couple farmed in Scotch Grove and Lovell Township until 1962 when they moved to Monticello. Gertrude worked at and managed the Teglers Dairy Store from 1965 until she retired in 1984. Gertrude was a life long member of St. Johns Lutheran Church where she served faithfully, holding many offices in St. Johns Ladies Aid Society and especially worked diligently to sew World Relief Quilts, doing so up until a few weeks before her death. She was also a 4 H Leader for the Scotch Grove Sunshine Girls and the Wayne Willing Workers and a county committee woman for 4H.
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