Gertrude Schultze Obituary

Gertrude Marie Schultze
Gertrude Marie Schultze

March 9, 1939 - February 27, 2023
Born in Woodward, Iowa
Resided in Granger, Iowa
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Gertrude Marie Schultze, 83, originally of Granger, Iowa, passed away February 27th, 2023 in Dallas Center, Iowa. A memorial mass will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, April 20th, 2023 at Assumption Catholic Church in Granger, Iowa with a burial to follow at Iowa Veteran's Cemetery.

Gertrude Comer was born March 9th, 1939 to George LeRoy Comer and Agnes Mary Smith in Woodward, Iowa. During her childhood, she resided in Granger, Iowa and attended Assumption Schools.

She graduated from Mercy School of Nursing in 1960, and she worked as a registered nurse in labor and delivery, school nursing, home care, occupational health and other areas until her retirement from the Postal Service as a nurse in 2000.

On July 28, 1962, Gertrude married Gene Schultze, and they made their home in Dallas Center, Iowa. In this union, Gertrude and Gene had two sons, David and Douglas. After retirement, Gert and Gene moved to Mesa, Arizona to spend more time with her sons, grandsons, and the sunshine. Gene passed away April 22, 2014, and Gert returned to Iowa in July of 2022.

Gert enjoyed being involved in the Red Hats group in Arizona and Iowa. Additionally, she enjoyed playing bridge. Gert looked forward to her monthly visits with the “Old Farts”. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Gertrude is survived by her son, Douglas Schultze of Tempe, AZ; sisters, Kathleen (Joe) Soltis of Brookfield, WI and Virginia (Stephen) Wren of Granger, Iowa; brother, George (Mary) Comer of Newton, IA; grandsons Blake, Jerry, and Dylan; daughter-in-law, Tracy Schultze; and many well-loved nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Gene; son, David Schultze; and sisters, Rose, Marguerite, Maureen, and Barbara.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Assumption Catholic Church in Granger, Iowa.

Arrangements are under the direction of Iles Brandt Chapel.




Memorial Mass of Christian Burial
Assumption Catholic Church
1904 Sycamore Street
Granger, IA 50109
Thursday, April 20, 2023
11:00 AM
Iowa Veterans Cemetery
34024 Veterans Memorial Drive
Adel, IA US 50003
Thursday, April 20, 2023
2:00 PM


Assumption Catholic Church
P.O. Box 159
Granger, IA US 50109
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