Memorial services for Gertrude Anderson-Rietveld will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 9, 2018, at New Life Christian Church. Rev. Vern Harris will officiate. Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday at New Life Christian Church.
Gertrude Anderson-Rietveld passed away unexpectedly on January 31st, 2018 with her family around her in Edinburg, TX. She gained her angel wings on her 79th birthday. Gert went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus. Gert loved spending time with her family and friends, she loved to travel, camp, fish and read. She loved family reunions and spending holidays with family. Christmas was her favorite holiday and she always wanted to be with family at Christmas but once she retired a day or two after Christmas was time to head south to warmer weather.
She will be sadly missed by her sister Dena Larsen, her husband Cornelius Rietveld, her children Le Ann Schommer (Tom), Keith Heim (Angela), Brenda Wilkerson, Ron Heim (Sherri) and Jan Heim, her stepchildren Janice Burton, Neal Rietveld (Sandy), Connie Kingsley, Angela Strommer (David), Ron Rietveld (Jackie), Dan Rietveld (Roxanne) and Bob Rietveld (Jessica), her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents Marie and Everett Heemsbergen, late husband Jerry Anderson, her brothers Gerritt, Bill, Marion, Marvin, Melvin and John, her son Mark Heim, and son-in-law Tim Wilkerson.