Gertrude Ann Wubbena (1927 - 2014)

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Gertrude Ann Wubbena, 87, of Shell Rock, formerly of rural Waverly, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at the Shell Rock Healthcare Center.

Gertrude was born Jan. 12, 1927, in Parkersburg, the daughter of Mema and Blanche (Hovenga) Mehmen. She attended rural Butler County country schools. On Nov. 28, 1948, she was united in marriage to Vern L. Wubbena in Greene. The couple made their home on a farm outside of Waverly where they would raise their three children. Gertrude helped on the farm and later with Vern's construction company. The couple would later divorce.

Gertrude was a longtime member of St. John Lutheran Church in Waverly. She enjoyed refinishing furniture and attending dances. Her daily trips to Hy-Vee were a highlight for many years.

Gertrude is survived by two sons, Duane (Christine Koch) Wubbena, of Plymouth, Minn., and Roger (Karen) Wubbena, of Coon Rapids, Minn.; one daughter, Doris (John) Dilger, of Shell Rock; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; two sisters, Margaret Schultz, of Greene, and Catherine Jones, of Fort Dodge. She is preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Jake Mehmen, Frank Mehmen, Marvin Mehmen, and Galen Mehmen; and two sisters, Elizabeth Deters and Grace Russell.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at St. John Lutheran Church in Waverly with burial in Harlington Cemetery, Waverly. Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14, at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly and for an hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Memorials may be directed to the family and on-line condolences may be left at

Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in Waverly Democrat from Feb. 18 to Feb. 25, 2014