Hartington resident, 86
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YANKTON, S.D. - Gertrude (Konz) "Gert" Vonderheide, 86, of Hartington, Neb., died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington with the Revs. Jeffery Loseke and Garry Welsh officiating. Burial will be at St. Michael's Cemetery in Hartington.
Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. today at Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington and one hour before services Friday at the church. Rosary will be at 4 p.m. today and a vigil service will be at 7 p.m. today, both at the funeral home.
She was born Dec. 24, 1926, in rural Hartington to Joseph and Margaret (Leffelman) Hahn.
On June 7, 1949, she married John M. "Jack" Konz in Hartington. He died June 16, 1984.
On July 2, 1991, she married Ben Vonderheide in Hartington. He died May 25, 1998.
Survivors include her children and their spouses, Mike and Pilar Konz of Kearney, Neb., Dave Konz of Hartington, Mary and Robert Caruana of Gilbert, Ariz., and Kathy and Ron Slattery of Lincoln, Neb.; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers and wives, Gene and Laureen Hahn of Lincoln and Bill and Loretta Hahn of Hartington; and sisters, Mary Dreesen of Yankton and Delores Armstrong of Sepulveda, Calif.
She grew up in the East Bow area and graduated from Holy Trinity High School in Hartington in 1945. She then worked in the Cedar County Treasurer's Office until her marriage.
In 1953, she and Jack purchased the Globe Clothing store in Hartington. Gert opened the ladies department in 1963 and then retired in 1987.
Gert was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Guild, Ministry of Praise and Christian Mothers and had a Perpetual Hour of Adoration for many years. She was well known for her faith and love for our Lord. She belonged to a bridge club and played cards at the Senior Citizen Center.
She enjoyed golfing, watching Husker volleyball and game shows, square dancing and polkas. Gert loved to cook, bake and spend time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Albert and Harold Hahn; and sisters, Leona Johnson and Evelyn McCoy.
Pallbearers for her service will be Tom Dreesen, Nick Wiebelhaus, John Konz, Dustin Faulk, Ron Slattery, John Wieczorek, Ryan Gratzfeld and Sebastian Gomez.
Visit www.wintzrayfuneralhome.com to send online condolences.
Published in Kearney Hub on January 3, 2013