Gertrude Susan Baldischwiler (née Kulig), 90
Gertrude Susan Baldischwiler (née Kulig), died on Monday, February 24, 2014, in Stevens Point, WI. She was born in Turtle Lake, Wisconsin on March 5, 1923 to Dr. and Mrs. Adelbert Kulig.
The family moved to Thorp, WI where she grew up and graduated from high school with a group of friends who stayed in close touch over the years no matter where they were living. Gertrude was a Registered Nurse, a graduate of the University of Minnesota Bachelor of Science program and last worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, WI.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Baldischwiler in 2006 and two sisters, Irene Horvath (Peter) and Ruth Pond (Frederick). She is survived by her son Thomas (Susan), Stevens Point, WI, her daughter Lyn Dodson (James), Farmington Hills, MI, and four granddaughters, Erin, Amanda, Courtney, and Elizabeth. She will be missed by her family and everyone who knew her as a quirky, inquisitive, avid reader who was often referred to as “Pollyanna” because of her readiness to always see the cup as half full.
The family would especially like to thank Lorie, Jamie, Jenny, and Carese of Heartland Hospice and Marcia McDonald and the caring staff of Emeritus at Oakridge.
Per her request, there will be no services other than a private burial in St. Bernard Cemetery in Thorp, WI in the spring.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.shudafuneral.com