Isabelle Gertrude <I>Retterath</I> Gilgenbach

Isabelle Gertrude Retterath Gilgenbach

Adams, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Death 13 Jan 2011 (aged 97)
Minnesota, USA
Burial Adams, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 64195310 · View Source
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ADAMS — Isabelle Gertrude Gilgenbach, 97 of Adams, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011.

She was born on Nov. 1, 1913, in Adams, to Joseph and Anna (Kloeckner) Retterath. She attended school in Meyer and Wapsi country school in Iowa. On June 25, 1938, she married Francis J. Gilgenbach at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Wapsi. Isabelle worked in Austin and at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester, before becoming a full-time homemaker on the family farm near Taopi. In 1979 Francis and Isabelle retired from farming and moved to Adams.

Isabelle enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, to whom she was known as "Grandma G".

In her spare time, Isabelle enjoyed crocheting, quilting, sewing, gardening, bowling, fishing and playing cards. She was a member of Sacred Heart Parish and the Sacred Heart CCW.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with Father Thomas Loomis officiating. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday at the Adams Funeral Home from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., with a 3 p.m. Rosary and a 7 p.m. Prayer Service. Visitation will also be Monday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

She is survived by her son and daughters-in-law, Dr. David and Karen Gilgenbach, Elk River, Minn., and Barbara Gilgenbach, Adams; daughters and sons-in-law, Jeanette and Gene Smith, Adams, and Bernice and Allen Huseby, Rochester; eight grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; sister, Marie Rauen, Adams; brother-in-law, Richard Badger, Rochester; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis; son Kenneth; twin grandsons, John and Michael Huseby; brothers, Alfred, Lawrence and Paul Retterath; and sisters, Marcella Winkels and Margaret Gerber.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Sacred Heart Catholic School or the donor's choice.

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  • Added: 14 Jan 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 64195310
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