Gertrude Holling (1926 - 2012)

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Holling, Gertrude S.

Gertrude S. Holling, 86, of Sheboygan passed away on Tuesday morning, October 23, 2012 at Meadow View Manor Nursing Home.

Gertrude was born on May 11, 1926 in the town of Herman, a daughter of the late Gustav and Ella (Griebe) Arnhoelter. She attended rural county schools and graduated from Plymouth High School. She also attended the Sheboygan Business College after which she began her banking career with Southwest State Bank. She followed the bank through various changes and retired from First Wisconsin Bank in 1990. On May 30, 1959 she was united in marriage to William Holling. William preceded her in death on September 14, 2003. Gertrude enjoyed spending time with family, baking, golfing, traveling and crafts.

Gertrude was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ and was active in various ladies circles at the church.

Gertrude is survived by two daughters, Patti (Doug) Blindauer of Sheboygan and Lori (Rod) Benstead of Burlington; two grandchildren, Sara and Stephen Blindauer, both of Sheboygan; a sister, Margaret Strassburg of Elkhorn; a sister-in-law, Marge Noel of Sheboygan and two brothers-in-law, Conrad Holling and Roger Fredricks, both of Sheboygan. She is further survived by nieces, nephews and other family. Gertrude was also preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and William Arnhoelter.

A funeral service for Gertrude will be held 6 p.m., Monday, October 29 at St. Paul's United Church of Christ with Rev. Mark E. Jaberg officiating. Burial will be in the Immanuel Cemetery in the town of Herman. Family and friends may gather at the church, 2114 Wedemeyer Street on Monday from 3 p.m. until the time of service at 6 p.m.

Memorials in Gertrude's name to Meals on Wheels or the are appreciated.

The Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home (Novak-Ramm-Ziegler) is serving the family.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Gertrude's family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff of Meadow View Manor who cared for her with kindness and compassion while she resided there.


Published in Sheboygan Press from Oct. 25 to Oct. 28, 2012
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