Gertrude Weller, 79

Gertrude Helen Weller, age 79, of Howard Lake, passed away Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, at her home.

A memorial service will take place Saturday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. at the Buffalo Community Assembly of God Church, 206 2nd Avenue NE, Buffalo.

Arrangements are with Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Howard Lake and Cokato; www.swansonpeterson.com

Gertrude was born Jan. 26, 1940, in Zumbrota, to Frank and Lillian (Votava) Warn. She grew up in West St. Paul and attended school there.

As a young girl, she spent summers on the farm of Clifford Boeson (her cousin). She loved farm life and animals and named all the cows and pigs.

Gertrude always wanted to be outside, usually in the garden picking and eating the harvest. When the gardening got to be too much, she’d get together with her brother, Ed, to enjoy the fruits of his gardening labor.

Gertrude liked to sing along with the radio and dance at weddings. She loved people, talking with them and arguing with them. She was always right, even when she was wrong.

An energetic person, Gertrude hated being trapped indoors. She had cabin fever all the time and would leave the house at any excuse, even the smallest errand.

She worked at the Buffalo Wal-Mart for 20 years. Gertrude enjoyed working with everyone there, and went to one of the shareholder meetings in Bentonville, AR, where she met Mrs. Walton. According to Gertrude, she was a lovely lady.

Gertrude is survived by her husband, Richard Weller; sons Frank Bulock and William Roth; daughter Marla Weller; grandchildren April and Travis; great-grandchildren Victoria, Rachel, Arianna, and Baylee; brother Ed Warn; stepchildren David (Carol) Weller, Kathleen Portz, Debbie Weller, and Brian Weller; and many step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Dawn; and stepson, Bruce; sisters Alice and Irene; and second husband George Bulock.

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