Gertrude Bertha (Schuelke) Lockwood, age 97, of Manawa, went to her heavenly home on Monday, April 14, 2014, at the Manawa Community Nursing Center.
She was born on January 18, 1917, daughter of the late Adolph and Alma (Braun) Schuelke. She was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Symco. Survivors include her children: Daryl and Dennis Lockwood; sister-in-law Jean Schuelke; daughters-in-law, Sara (Ebert) Miller and Barbara (Voelz) Lockwood; grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Doreen (Lockwood) and Aaron Jerabek (Sam, Marina); John and Rachel Lockwood, (Colin, Porter); and Dennis Alan and Lisi Lockwood. She was preceded in death by her parents and husbands Michael Miller (1937), LaVerne (Sam) Lockwood (1995) and her son Ronald Michael Miller in 2002; siblings, Armin and Linda (Jannusch) Schuelke, Harold Schuelke, Otto and Hilda (Schuelke) Burow, Willard and Lela (Schuelke) McNichols, Ellsworth (Alec) and Inga (Schuelke) Kuehl, Arnold (Bucky) and Loretta (Schuelke) Bock.
The funeral service for Gertrude will be held on Monday, April 21, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Symco with Rev. Jeffrey Smiles and Rev. Vilas Mazemke officiating. Burial will be in Little Creek Cemetery in the Town of Little Wolf. A visitation for Gertrude will be held directly at the church on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service.
After 97 years on this planet, mother had a very large extended family network consisting of numerous nieces and nephews and many other close relatives. Special thanks to Joyce (Armin and Linda’s daughter) for traveling hundreds of miles over the years to visit with mother and take her on “trips”. Thanks also to all the staff, past and present, at the Manawa Community Nursing Center for all the care and kindness they provided. Rest in peace mom, we will all be with you one day!