Gertrude was blessed with a large and loving family. They include her husband, Harold, of 73 years, two daughters, Arlyce (Norbert) Klipp, and Sheryl (Kenneth) Kruse, who live near Hanover, KS. She was grandmother to nine grandchildren. Andy (Mandy) Klipp, Timothy (Jennifer) Klipp, Becky (Greg) Ohlson, Andrea (Clayton) Ohlde, Vicky (Chris) Ziegler, Colleen (Sheldon) Voet, Lisa (Andrew) Moreau, Jeff (Jill) Kruse, Matthew (Laura) Kruse. She was great-grandmother to 22 great-grandchildren. Marilyn Moeller, of Chadron, is a surviving sister-in-law, along with many beloved nieces and nephews.