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Gertrude Marilla Van Schaick Carlson
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Birth: Apr. 3, 1915
Roberts County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Jan. 20, 2010
Wessington Springs
Jerauld County
South Dakota, USA

Gertrude Marilla Carlson 94 of Wessington Springs died Wednesday morning January 20, 2010 at the Weskota Manor/Avera Health.

Her funeral service will be held Tuesday January 26, 2010 at 1:30 PM at the Immanuel Baptist Church with Rev. Dan Edzards officiating. Interment will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery.

Gertrude Van Schaick was born on April 3, 1915 to Frank and Bessie (Stearns) Van Schaick on a farm north of Summit, South Dakota.

Gertrude attended her first 8 grades at Spring Grove #3 and graduated from Summit High School. Her desire to become an elementary education teacher led her to Wessington Springs Junior College and her future husband and lifelong companion. After many years of teaching and attending summer school, Gertrude graduated from Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell. Gertrude taught in the rural school in Jerauld County for 31 years.

She was baptized and a member of the Missionary Alliance Church near Summit where she was active in Sunday school and was a vacation Bible school teacher for several years. After moving to Wessington Springs she became a member of the First Baptist Church where she was an active member of the Mission Society and helped with Sunday School, upon its closing, she joined the Immanuel Baptist Church.

On April 8, 1939, Gertrude married Merle Carlson and to this union three children were born. Merle and Gertrude taught for six years before moving to a farm west of Wessington Springs at which time Merle began farming and later began a trucking business.

In 1980, Merle and Gertrude retired to Wessington Springs where she was active in the Flower and Garden Club along with church. Following Merle's death in 1998, Gertrude moved into an apartment where she lived until a stroke in 2001 forced her into the Weskota Manor.

She leaves to mourn her passing one son Roger of Wessington Spring, three grandchildren Mike of Denver, CO, Stephanie Engel of Moorhead, MN, and Jason of St. Cloud, MN, four great grandchildren Camdin Carlson, Sydney Engel, Kylee Engel and Dillon Carlson, two step grandchildren Rick and Michael Medina, a sister Effie Robinson of Red Bluff, CA, one sister-in-law Dot Harm of Wessington Springs and several nieces and nephews.

She was, preceded in death by her parents, her husband, an infant son, an infant daughter, three brothers and their spouses. 
Family links: 
  Merle B Carlson (1917 - 1998)*
  Gene E Carlson (1943 - 1943)*
  Roger M Carlson (1948 - 2012)*
  Gertrude A Carlson (1951 - 1951)*
*Calculated relationship
Prospect Hill Cemetery
Wessington Springs
Jerauld County
South Dakota, USA
Created by: Andrea
Record added: Dec 06, 2011
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Gertrude Marilla <i>Van Schaick</i> Carlson
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