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.