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Gertrude Ethel Meinsen
February 5, 1922 - October 25, 2018

Gertrude Ethel Meinsen

Gertrude Ethel Meinsen
Feb 5, 1922 - Oct 25, 2018

Gertrude Ethel Meinsen
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Gertrude Ethel Meinsen, age 96, of West Burlington, died at home Thursday, October 25, 2018.
She was the daughter of Arnold and Gertrude Johnson. She was a homemaker, seamstress and wonderful, much loved mother.
She loved the time spent with her family, sewing, card games, picnics, traveling and dancing with her husband Bob, who preceded her in death in 1985.
She loved to go for a car ride past the neighborhood where she grew up on Sweeny Street and out through the park and down by the river.
Gertrude is survived by her two sons; James (Susan) Walsh and Philip Walsh; daughter Mary Ann (Pat) Ricks; seven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert Meinsen, two sons, Michael (Grace) Walsh and Robert Walsh; two sisters, Patsy Delabre and Margaret Bergquist and one brother Karl Johnson.
The Rev. Paul Walker will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Helen Rossi House at the University of Iowa.

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Jeffrey Glenn Delabre on Nov 12, 2018

Phil, Mary Anne, Jimmy, Susan . Thankyou all . It was my Pleasure to see Aunt Gert for the last Time. I Loved her Much. Moms last sister. God Bless you All. I wish I could have stayed more then 4 days. And If I didn't need a job, basically get a job or loose my House. No need to Explain. All of you said Don't worry Jeff About attending the Funeral. If I didn't need a Job and have plenty of Extra Cash---I would have cancelled anything to be there. But you and God Knows I wanted to. Thankyou Jimmy Very much for Helping me so much with my ankle. Thanks Susan for the suggestion on Walmart Liquid Advil for my Ankle. Thankyou also Mary Anne. God Bless & Grace all of you . I wonder if John remembers what were were talking about Mary Anne ? Well, Hope and Pray you all Healthy. I joke a lot. Phil knew I made records in short distance races, when I was 13 We raced and Phil beat me by an inch.. And Now I am a Real Turtlle-- But I am Not in a Wheelchair. AOG- Attitude of Gratitude. Have a Great Thanksgiving and Merry Christ-----Mas Amen.. "Just a Suggestion" I do my Very best to Not tell people what to do. Why would I , I am not GOD and that's a Good thing !!! Haha.

Carleen Kurimski on Nov 1, 2018

So sorry to know of your loss. May the good memories of your mom/grandma remain with you.

Gertrude Meinsen on Oct 30, 2018

Michelle Bjorkman on Oct 29, 2018

I'm so sorry for all the members and loss of Aunt Gert. I sure wish I could have been there. It makes me sad I couldn't make it to my own mom's sister's funeral.
I have so so many fond memories as a little girl at Aunt Gert and Uncle Bob's.
I hope that all goes well now in life for my remaining family relatives as they r adjust without the strength and guidance of Aunt Gert... RIP and see you on the other side...

Judy Pilkington on Oct 29, 2018

Jim and Phillip, Sorry for your loss of your Mother. Wish I would have been able to have seen you. Bless you for your memories. Judy Kerr/ Pilkington

Loretta Hitchcock Poindexter on Oct 29, 2018

My thoughts and prayers go out to Jim, Phil and Mary Ann. I did not know your mom, but she had to have been special to raise such great children. Hold your memories close.

John Stewart on Oct 29, 2018

Mary Ann, Jimmy and Phil - Sorry to hear about your mom. She was one of a kind. Lots of memories at your house - tons of fun. Great photo - although she looked great not long ago. Gert was like a Timex watch - just kept on ticking. She will be missed. John Stewart

Gloria Gooch on Oct 29, 2018

To all the family our deepest sympathy. Thinking of all of you in Arizona. Gloria Walsh Gooch ( Snook and Evelyn's daughter)

Tammy Forseen (Whitman) on Oct 29, 2018

I offer the family my prayers and support at this sad time.

Michael Delabre on Oct 27, 2018

Many crazy memories come back visiting with Aunt Gert and the clan! She lived a great life and will be missed dearly... Michael, Tina, Shellie and Daniel send our love and condolences....

Gertrude Meinsen on Oct 26, 2018

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