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Gertrude Berndt

August 28, 2019

Funeral Service - Tuesday

September 03, 2019
- 10:00 AM

Messiah Lutheran Church, Fargo

Visitation - Tuesday

September 03, 2019
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Messiah Lutheran Church, Fargo

Burial - Tuesday

September 03, 2019
- 2:00 PM

Highland Cemetery, Jamestown, ND

Arrangements

Boulger Funeral Home

Gertrude Berndt

August 28, 2019

Obituary

Gertrude passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at Rosewood on Broadway in Fargo at the age of 94.

Gertrude Maas was born on October 18,1924, at home, in Krem, ND. She graduated from Hazen High School in 1942 and received her B. A. in physical science from UND in 1947. She married Raymond Berndt in 1946 and had three children, Kathleen, Jonathan, and Susan. She held various positions until she became Directory of Library Services at the North Dakota State Hospital in Jamestown, ND from which she retired in 1989. She was a charter member of Atonement Lutheran Church in Jamestown and was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church following her move to Fargo in 2007. She enjoyed being with people and was an avid bridge player.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Berndt, her father, Fred Maas Jr., her mother, Hulda (Kuch) Maas, brothers Waldemar (Bismarck, ND), Gordon (Beaverton, OR), and sisters, Carolyn Johnson (Seattle WA), and Dorothea Maas who died at birth.

Gertrude is survived by her three children, Kathleen (Ken) Rissmann of Byron, GA; Jonathan Berndt of Portland, OR; and Susan (Ken) Gernhardt of Fargo, ND, 7 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren. She is also survived by brothers, Dennis (Hazel) Maas of Alta Vista, CA; Hilmer (Joyce) Maas of Minot, ND, a sister, Mildred (Ervin) Unruh of Corvallis, MT; and a sister-in-law, Lorraine (Lyle, deceased) of Harvey, ND.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, September 3rd starting at 9:00 a.m., with the service at 10:00 a.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church of Fargo. Graveside service will follow at Highland Cemetery in Jamestown at 2:00 p.m.

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5 responses to “Gertrude Berndt”

  1. Janine Rath says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Gertrude’s passing. I was her hairstylist for many years when she lived in Jamestown.
    I always enjoyed our visits at the salon! I live in the same part of town she lived in, and as I pass by her house I always think of her. She used to be so excited for Spring time when her Tulips would start to grow…she would always pick a few for me! She was such a kind lady…I am so fortunate to have known her!

  2. DELORES RATH says:

    SUSAN SO SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR MOTHER LOST CONTACT WITH HER AFTER SHE MOVED TO FARGO I SO ENJOYED HER WHEN SHE WORKED AT THE HOSPITAL AND I CAR POOLED WITH HER
    GOD BLESS DELORES RATH delores@daktel.com
    I would go to the funeral but my eldest grandson and I are leaving on a Viking Russian cruise Monday

  3. Teri Wright says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Gertrude and my mom, Allura Sortland, worked together at the State Hospital Library for many years. They kept in contact after retirement. My mom always spoke highly of her. May God comfort you as you move forward without her.

  4. Julie Smallarz says:

    I enjoyed playing Bridge with Gert on Friday afternoons at Trollwood. Every Sunday at church (while returning to her seat after communion), she would give me a wave when she walked by. It wasn’t a wave with her hand but with her finger as she was hanging on to her walker. I will miss our interaction.

  5. Laurie Beier says:

    Gertrude was my Mother Carolyn’s oldest sister. Even though it had been many years since I last saw her we enjoyed playing Words with Friends together for a few years. I was so inspired by her in so many ways. RIP Aunt Gert, you will be missed.

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