LINCOLN, IL - Gertrude Munsch, 97, passed away at 2:45 a.m., Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at the Christian Village Nursing Home in Lincoln.
Gertrude was born on Oct. 5, 1916, in Logan County, Ill., to Marion and Sue Primm Sparks. She married Henry W. Franz on Nov. 27, 1936. He preceded her in death on Dec. 31, 1970. She later married Wayne V. Munsch on Dec. 6, 1980. He preceded her in death on Oct. 16, 2012.
She is survived by her daughter, Janet (Marvin) Johnson of Lincoln, daughter-in-law, Linda Franz of Lincoln; grandchildren, Aaron (Debbie) and Ryan (Becky) Johnson, Amy (John) Tabor, Delyn (Brian) Duggins and Tyler Franz; brother, Marion J. Sparks of Denver, Colo.; nine great-grandchildren; and stepchildren, Doris Anderson, Ruby Allen, Clarence Munsch and Harry Munsch. She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, son, Dwain Franz, sister, Margaret Wilmert, and two brothers, Wayne and Russell Sparks.
Gertrude was associated with the Logan County ASCS for over 20 years as a program assistant and was on the county committee. She was a member of the St. John United Church of Christ, past matron of the Lincoln Chapter #351 Order of the Eastern Star, Abraham Lincoln Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Home Extension and various church organizations.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday, May 5, 2014, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln with Ryan Edgecombe and Rev. Jan Johnson officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to services. Burial will follow at Zion Cemetery, Lincoln. Memorials may be made to the
or to St. John United Church of Christ.