Born: March 21, 1920

Place of Birth: Creighton, NE

Death: March 7, 2013

Place of Death: Creighton, NE

Gertrude Effle

March 21, 1920 - March 7, 2013


Mass of Christian Burial for Gertrude Effle, age 92 of Creighton, Nebraska, will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 11, 2013, at St. Ludger Catholic Church in Creighton. Reverend Jeff Lorig will be Celebrant, with burial in the St. Ludger Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be Sunday, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., at St. Ludger Catholic Church, with a 7:30 p.m. Wake Service.

Brockhaus Funeral Home of Creighton is in charge of arrangements.

Gertrude died Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the Avera Creighton Care Centre.

Gertrude (Tharnish) Effle, daughter of Ernest and Julie (Huigens) Tharnish, was born March 21, 1920, at Creighton, Nebraska. Gertrude attended St. Ludger Catholic School in Creighton, and after receiving her education, taught rural school at various locations. On January 16, 1946, Gertrude was married to Lester “Bud” Effle at St. Ludger Catholic Church. The couple was blessed with eight children: Jim, Bruce, Janet, Dave, Dan, Sue, Mary, and Duane. Gertrude and Bud raised their family and farmed west and north of Creighton, in Logan Township. After Bud’s death in 1987, Gertrude moved back to her hometown of Creighton, where she resided until her death on March 7, 2013, at the Avera Creighton Care Centre, two weeks prior to her 93rd birthday.

Gertrude is survived by her sons, Jim (Linda) Effle, Bruce (Deb) Effle, Dave (Diane) Effle, Dan (Wendy) Effle, and Duane (Roxanne) Effle, all of Lincoln, Nebraska; daughters, Sue (Tom) Stephenson of Dacula, Georgia, and Mary (Gary) Johnson of O’Neill, Nebraska; 18 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Ernie Tharnish, Irene Thomas, Margaret Hansen, Elmer Tharnish, John Tharnish, Anne Schumacher, Rita Wagner, Pat Neuman, Bob Tharnish, and Ruth Jankiewcz.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester “Bud” Effle; daughter, Janet; parents, Ernest and Julie Tharnish; brothers, Raymond and Alfred; and sister, Pauline McMaine.

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