Gertrud “Gertie” Sund, 88, of Lexington passed away Thursday, July 19th, 2018 at CHI Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. She was born June 13th, 1930 in East Prussia to Rudolf and Bertha Herzog. She attended school in Berlin, graduated from High School, and became an English translator. This is how she met Bill and fell in love.
On July 7th, 1948 she married William H. Sund Jr. in Berlin, Germany, by the German authority and July 8th, 1948, by the American authority. The couple moved to the United States and made their home in Burwell and Franklin, Nebraska. Four children were blessed to this union: Jimmy, Tim, Denny and Patty. In 1951 they moved to Lexington, Nebraska, where they raised their family and lived their remaining years.
For many years Gertie was a foster parent for many children and also housed and cared for several elderly people. Everyone that walked through her front door, she always made them feel welcomed and loved. In 1968, she and Bill started Sund Construction where she did the bookkeeping and they operated together until retiring in 1993. It was through Bill and Gertie that T.L. Sund Constructors, Inc. was founded.
Gertie made sure every one of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren received a special handmade sequin Christmas stocking. Each stocking took many hours and were made with such love. She enjoyed volunteering at the Church, knitting, gardening and was a wonderful German cook. She always enjoyed watching Nebraska Husker football on TV. She also enjoyed watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren participate in their activities and sporting events. The most important thing to Gertie was spending time with her family.
Survivors include her sons, Tim (Deb) Sund of Lexington, Nebraska and Denny (Angie) Sund of Lexington, Nebraska; one daughter, Patty (Les) Wolfe of Cozad, Nebraska; grandchildren, Melissa Brown of Waverly, Nebraska, Jeni (Ryan) Johnson of Lexington, Nebraska, Mandy (Jeremy) Evans of Hastings, Nebraska, Travis (Shelley) Sund of Lexington, Nebraska, Nate (Cassondra) Sund of Lexington, Nebraska, Brooke (Chris) Barber of Cozad, Nebraska and Tyler (Karly) Branstiter of Kearney, Nebraska; Derek (Sarah) Wolfe of Lexington, Nebraska and Kyle Wolfe of Elwood, Nebraska; twenty-one great-grandchildren; one sister, Anni Töpfer of Berlin, Germany, a special niece, Ursel Eckhardt of Hemer, Germany, and special family friends, Terry (Bobbi) Montey of Lexington, Nebraska, and Linda (Dell) Wolfe, Lexington, Nebraska; also surviving are extended family and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, William in 1999, son, Jimmy, great-grandson Gabriel Brown, four brothers, and two sisters.
Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, July 24th, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Bill Ohlmann & Pastor Rob Kuefner, officiating.
Visitation was on Monday, July 23rd, 2018 from 5-7 p.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington.
Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Lexington.
Memorials are suggested to Trinity Lutheran Church, Lexington Community Foundation or Grand Generation Center.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington was honored to assist the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com