Gertrude Lasch, 92

Gertrude Lasch, 92, a lifelong resident of Manitowoc, WI, died Monday, March 11, 2013.

Gertrude was born in Denmark on September 15, 1920, a daughter of Emil and Lena ( H e n s e l ) Johnsen. She worked at the Manitowoc Tinsel Factory with her best friend, Lucille Bubolz, before she married Milo H. Lasch on May 8, 1942. She was active in the Ladies Guild at First Reformed United Church of Christ. Throughout most of her life, Gert enjoyed her weekly bowling league, travels with her husband, vacations at the family cottage at Shawano Lake, gardening, canning, and weekly card games with her friends. For the last four years, Gert resided at Laurel Grove Assisted Living, where she was an avid bingo player and participated in craft sessions. She was known for her friendly and cooperative personality, as well as for the many miles she “jogged” through the halls with her walker each day.

She is survived by two sons Gary (Ellen) Lasch, Milwaukee, WI, and Glen (Betsy) Lasch, New Prague; five grandchildren Austin Lasch, Andy Lasch, Jennifer (Andy) Shepard, Sarah (Dan) Gullickson and Matthew Lasch; five great-grandchildren Emma, Avery and Mya Gullickson and Luke and Landon Shepard; a sister Eleanor Hahlbeck, Milwaukee, WI; sister-in-law Grace Quilan, Denmark; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on September 17, 2004; three brothers and three sisters.

A service to celebrate her life was held Saturday, March 16, at 12 noon, at the First Reformed United Church of Christ in Manitowoc, with the Rev. Richard Runge officiating. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery.

Visitation was held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the church. Arrangements were with the Jens Family Funeral Home and Crematory of Manitowoc.