Gertrude is a true friend not only to me but my whole family. She is a faithful follower of Jesus. She is kind and genuinely cares for anybody that comes her way. I am so glad that God put her in my life. We will certainly miss her.
GERTRUDE W. GALLAGHER
MUSCATINE, Iowa - Gertrude W. Gallagher, 89, of Muscatine, passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2023, at UnityPoint Trinity Hospital in Muscatine with her husband at her side.
Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, January 16, 2023, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Reverend Susan Bantz will officiate. Burial will be in Elm Grove Cemetery in Washington.
Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Monday, January 16, 2023, at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.wittichfuneralhome.com. Memorials may be made in her honor to Grace Lutheran Church.
Gertrude was born on May 31, 1933, in Muscatine, the daughter of Oscar and Alice Wittke. She married Robert Gallagher on December 15, 1967, in Moline and they just celebrated 55 years together.
She was a graduate of the University of Iowa and worked as a legal secretary in Muscatine. She was a long-time member of Grace Lutheran Church. She enjoyed traveling the U.S. and wintering in Arizona with Bob, and even made a trip to Israel as well.
She is survived by her husband; nephews, Ron Gallagher of Washington, Tim Gallagher of Bedford, and Mike Gallagher of Hills; and her close friends, Rani M. Thomas of Texas and Mary Cavasos of Muscatine; a brother, Rudolph Wittke; and a cousin, Paul Wittke of Tennessee.
Gertrude was preceded in death by her parents; 5 sisters-in-law and 2 brothers-in-law.
God Bless You Mrs. Gallagher.....
Our love and prayers to you Bob. We love you and Gert. We will cherish her memory and all the love, joy & peace she brought to our family and especially to our Mom. They share a special bond that only they could understand. Our families will continue to be bonded forever. God bless you. Love, Linda Cavazos
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Muscatine, IA 52761
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