Gertrude Louise (Ohlmann) Horn
December 12, 1935 – June 18, 2019
Her time of grace: 83 years, 6 months, 6 days. Gertrude Louise (Ohlmann) Horn, as a bride beautifully adorned, stands before her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Saved by the blood of the Lamb 2,000 years ago; gathered by the Shepherd on June 18, 2019. Gertie was born to Albert and Minnie (Riege) Ohlmann on December 12, 1935 in Crookston, Nebraska. Her father accidently put December 13th on the birth certificate, but December 12th is the correct date. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. Also close to her heart were the farm cats. Once Gertie reportedly locked her family out of the house so the cat could eat the cake. She went to grade school in the German Settlement area near Crookston and graduated from Valentine High School. Years later, at a high school reunion, she was told she would have been the athlete of the class if such an award had been given at that time.
On September 8, 1954, Gertie married Wayne Horn; their marriage lasted till death did them part in 1998 when Wayne died from cancer. During their marriage the Lord blessed them with a girl, Marie Louise, and two boys, Paul William and Alan Wayne. As a stay-at-home mom, Gertie was able to be very involved in church, Sunday School, ladies’ aide, and choir—she was a real church lady and she dearly loved her church family (Good Shepherd). She also enjoyed bowling (200 pin average), making crafts with her friend Sylvia Winters, playing cards with Bill and Marc Johnson, gardening with Marie and Paul, and making cookies while Alan napped. Trips to Valentine were frequent and were surely one of her great joys, with great perks like visiting with her sisters, ice fishing with the nephews, and playing cards. Later in life Gertie got the title of “Garage Sale Queen,” which was well deserved. When she started getting ill, she finally got her chance to live in Valentine with her sisters, but eventually ended up nearer to family in Rochester, MN for the last few years of her life. Cards and letters from family and friends came often and all of them were treasured and read many times.
Gertie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Wayne; brother, Robert Ohlmann; sister, Ramona May; sister, Berdien Morrison; brothers-in-law, Dan May and Eldon Morris; sisters-in-law: Gladys Buechle, Susie Schlueter, and Joyce Schlueter.
Gertie is survived by three children: Marie Fisher (James), Paul Horn (Cyndi), and Alan Horn (Deborah); grandchildren: Jonathon Fischer (Melissa), Michael Fischer (Katie), Timothy Fischer (Abbie), Joel Fischer (Heidi), Elizabeth Dauck (Justin), Matthew Fischer, Aaron Fischer, Naomi Strusz (Mike), Jacob Horn, Hannah Horn, Abigail Kurth (Jordan), Isaiah Horn (Kristie), and Isaac Horn; great-grandchildren: Elijah, Simeon, Esther, Corah, Stephen, and Josiah (Jon) Fischer; Lorreli, Noah, Evelina, Jack, and Charlie (Mike) Fischer; Claire, William, Elise, Alexis, and Hazel (Tim) Fischer; Lila and Olivia (Joel) Fischer, James and Nora (Beth) Dauck, and Elias (Isaiah) Horn; sister-in-law, Geri Ohlmann; many nieces, nephews, and friends.
VISITATION begins on Monday, June 24th at 9am at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 5071 Center St., followed by SERVICES at 10am. Interment, Hillcrest Memorial Park.