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Gertrude R. Boelter


1935- 2016


Gertrude R. Boelter, 81, of Watertown, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, at Agrace Hospice Center of Fitchburg.


Gertrude was born on Sept. 19, 1935, in Johnson Creek, the daughter of Lawrence and Frances (Schneeberger) Ambrose.  On Nov. 27, 1954, she married John Boelter at St. Mary Magdalene Church of Johnson Creek. 


She worked as a customer service representative with ORBIS Corp. for over 20 years.  She was able to travel with her work and enjoyed meeting the customers that she had built relationships with over the years.  She was known to bring baked goods to the workplace on a weekly basis, which helped with her popularity.  Gertrude was the picture of selflessness.  She always put others before herself.  She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and achieved one of her life goals, living to see three great-grandchildren.  Gertrude made constant efforts for the benefit of others.  She invited those with no local family into her home for the holidays and made those times, especially Christmas Eve, a cherished time together.  She gave of herself with the Catholic Women's Club for many years.  In all these acts, Gertrude desired no recognition and was an excellent example of Christ's love to others.


Gertrude is survived by her children, Steven (Kathy) of Middleton, Michael (Lori) of Watertown and Janet (Gene) Nehls of Hustisford; grandchildren, Bridget (Rob), Elizabeth (Sam), Matthew (Sara), Bradley (Melissa), BJ, Shawn and Seth; three great-grandchildren, Colin, Sylvie, Micah and one on the way; and sister, Evelyn (Pete) Kealey of Janesville.  She is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, four brothers and a sister.


A Mass of Christian burial will be at noon on Wednesday at St. Henry Catholic Church with Father Alex Carmel presiding.  Visitation will be on Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. at Pederson-Nowatka Funeral Home and on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the time of service at the church.  Burial will take place at St. Henry Catholic Cemetery following the service.


Pederson-Nowatka Funeral Home

213 S. Fifth St. Watertown




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