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Memorial services for Gertrude Anderson-Rietveld will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 9, 2018 at New Life Christian Church. Rev. Vern Harris will officiate. Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday at New Life Christian Church.
Gertrude Anderson-Rietveld passed away unexpectedly on January 31st, 2018 with her family around her in Edinburg, TX. She gained her angel wings on her 79th birthday. Gert went home to be with her lord and savior Jesus. Gert loved spending time with her family and friends, she loved to travel, camp, fish and read. She loved family reunions and spending holidays with family. Christmas was her favorite holiday and she always wanted to be with family at Christmas but once she retired a day or two after Christmas was time to head south to warmer weather.
She will be sadly missed by her sister Dena Larsen, her husband Cornelius Rietveld, her children Le Ann Schommer (Tom), Keith Heim (Angela), Brenda Wilkerson, Ron Heim (Sherri) and Jan Heim, her step children Janice Burton, Neal Rietveld (Sandy), Connie Kingsley, Angela Strommer (David), Ron Rietveld (Jackie), Dan Rietveld (Roxanne) and Bob Rietveld (Jessica), her many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents Marie and Everett Heemsbergen, late husband Jerry Anderson, her brothers Gerritt, Bill, Marion, Marvin, Melvin and John, her son Mark Heim, and son-in-law Tim Wilkerson.
I was sad to learn of this yesterday. Gert was such a warm and kind person. May you each reflect on precious times and memories, and share your stories of her life and her love with each other often. Sending my best thoughts and prayers.
Jill (Heemsbergen) Snippen Feb 9 2018 12:00 AM
So much love to Gert's family, especially Corny. Blessings and prayers always. Julie E.
Jules Ennis Kennedy Feb 9 2018 12:00 AM
Gert is such a kind, warm,caring, loving person with a smile on her face for everyone. Lifting prayers for peace and comfort to Cornie and all their families.
Cindy Waalkens Golbuff
Cindy Waalkens Golbuff Feb 8 2018 12:00 AM
Gert was like a people magnet. Everybody loved being around her because of her easy going, loveable character. I cannot imagine what it must have been like to meet Jesus on your birthday. Gert will be smiling forever. My sympathy goes out to Cornie and the family. I pray that God will soothe your hearts.
Sue Foss Feb 7 2018 12:00 AM
Sorry to hear about your loss our prayers are with you at this time Karen Ross and family
Karen Ross Feb 7 2018 12:00 AM
I got to know Gert at New Life Christian Church. I loved her confident, joyful attitude, and her caring spirit and love of the Lord. I will miss her now, but we will have plenty of "time" to catch up in heaven! My heart goes out to all her family and friends during this time.
Lori Bagley Feb 6 2018 12:00 AM
My sympathy goes to the family of Gert. I met her last August when she and Cornie graciously opened up their home to all of us helping my parents (Bill and Pat Draayer) move into the house next to them. They served a delicious lunch to all of us "movers". She was so easy to talk to and a very kind woman. Hugs to all of you during this time...
Deb (Draayer) Wilking Feb 6 2018 12:00 AM
Our sympathy to all of Gerts family and friends. Sorry we are unable to attend the service for truly a great woman and friend. God bless her.
Bob and Bonnie Felt Feb 6 2018 12:00 AM
Sorry for your loss, thinking of you.
Joe Van Reese
Joe Van Reese Feb 6 2018 12:00 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Gertrude Anderson
Jaci Rietveld Feb 6 2018 12:00 AM