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May 26, 2019

3/28/2019 7:30:00 AM
Gertrude J. Miller

Gertrude J. Miller, 90 of Rhinelander, passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

Gertrude was born Sunday, April 29, 1928, in Mora, Minn., the daughter of Francis and Irene (Gripentrog) Matson. Gertrude moved to Rhinelander in the 1940s. She was united in marriage on Sept. 5, 1946, in Iron Mountain, Mich., to Eugene Blaszke.

The couple managed the Flatley Oil Company for four years. Gertrude was later employed as a machinist at Twist Drill, and then was employed for 12 years as a hostess at Culver's.

She was united in marriage to Peter Miller Sr.. Gertrude enjoyed needlepoint, canning with her grandson, baking and cooking. She also enjoyed taking rides and traveling to see her grandchildren.

Gertrude was a member of Grace Four Square Church. Surviving are her children: Gloria Miller of Rhinelander, Diane (Tom) Leverance of Tomahawk, John Blaszke of Tomahawk, Heidi (Cash) Kaulum of Green Bay and daughter-in-law Patricia Blaszke of Rhinelander; 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband; Eugene Blaszke on April 25, 1991; her second husband, Peter Miller on Oct. 24, 2012; son, Theodore Blaszke, daughter, Lori Lee Blaszke and one grandson, Kenneth Blaszke.

The visitation for Gertrude will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at the Hildebrand Funeral Home from 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. memorial service. Inurnment will take place at a later date at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Cemetery.

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