Gertrude L. Lilge

Gertrude L. Doebert Lilge, our caring, patient, faith
filled, loving, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, and
friend…peacefully went to her eternal home to be with our Lord and her earthly
love of her life on Monday, October 14, 2019 from her Fond du Lac, WI home.


Gert was born on February 13, 1925 in the town of Lyndon, (Sheboygan
County) WI, the daughter of Henry and Martha Krueger Doebert. She graduated
from Plymouth High School in 1943.  Gert
married Carl, the love of her life on September 21, 1950 at St. John’s Lutheran
Church in Plymouth, WI. Losing Carl shortly after they celebrated their 65th
wedding anniversary broke Gert’s heart and she knew her life would never be the


Gert and her husband, Carl lived in Fort Worth, TX for the
first year of their married life.  They
moved to Fond du Lac, WI in 1951. They were the perfect example of true love,
devotion and commitment in marriage. 
They not only showed a deep, sincere love for each other, but they truly
gave of their own time and talents to anyone that could use a helping
hand.  Gert was patient, positive, selfless
in giving of her time and talents throughout her life. She would ease one’s
stress by quoting “This too shall pass.” 
Gert was an active member of Hope Lutheran Church and had enjoyed being
involved in the Ladies Guild there.


Gert worked at Citizen’s State Bank in Plymouth, WI and WI
Public Service Co. of Sheboygan before marriage.  After moving to Fond du Lac, WI in 1951 Gert
worked at a variety of businesses in Fond du Lac throughout several years and
retired from Action Advertiser in 1993.


Gert is survived by her son, Ron Lilge of Fond du Lac;
special adopted family of Jim and Patty Burns, their children, Ryan (Amy),
Jamie (Riley), Joseph, Rachel (Steven) and their son, Charle, also many special
nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, who all have compassionately given
generously of their time throughout the years. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Carl; brother,
Henry W. Doebert and wife, Laura; sister, Helen Salverson and husband, Frank,
sister, Lydia Giebler and husband, Willard.   


The visitation will be held Tuesday, October 22, 2019 from
9:00 – 11:00 AM at Hope Lutheran Church, Fond du Lac.  The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM
on Tuesday at church.  Entombment will
take place in Shrine of Rest Mausoleum, Ledgeview Memorial Park.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Hope
Lutheran Church of Fond du Lac, WI.


A special thank you is extended to Gert’s niece, Laurie
Holdridge, Jim and Patty Burns, Don and Jeanette Wolf, John Nelson and Diane
Ziegler, and nieces, nephews and friends of Gert, who gave of their time and
patience in caring for Gert over the years.


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