Funeral services for Gertrude H. Moennich, age 96, of Hope, were Monday at the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Tampa with Reverend Clark Davis officiating. Mrs. Moennich passed away July 23 at the Salina Regional Health Center.
She was born May 14, 1923, in Marion, the daughter of John and Christena (Jirak) Bezdek. On May 25, 1946, she was united in marriage to Walter Moennich in Lincolnville. Together they lived most of their lives on the farm near Elmo until 1968, when they moved to Hope. Gertrude was a homemaker and later, in the ’70s and ’80s, Gertrude finished homes by wallpapering and painting.
Gertrude was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Tampa, and belonged to the Midwestern, Sunflower, and P.O.L.K. of A polka clubs. She also enjoyed cross-stitching and word search puzzles.
She is survived by her daughter Cheryl and her husband Roger Thull of Salina, Son Dennis and his wife Helen Moennich of McPherson, five grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband Walter, her brother Norbert, and her parents.
Gertrude’s final resting place is in the St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery in Tampa. Her family received friends Sunday evening at the funeral home.
Memorials have been established with St. John’s Lutheran Church in care of the Carlson-Becker Funeral Home, PO Box 355, Hope, Kansas 67451. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.martinbeckercarlson.com.