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Gertrude Besaw

Died: Friday, July 11, 2008
Age: 79
Gertrude Besaw, 79, of Memphis, died Friday evening July 11, 2008 at MediLodge of St. Clair, East China Township.

She was born July 16, 1928 in Detroit the daughter of the late Henry and Catherine Aubermann.

Gertrude was a former Richmond resident and moved to Memphis 17 years ago. She was employed as an LPN for 20 years at MediLodge of Richmond until her retirement in 1991.

She was married to Orville Besaw. Orville died July 10, 1996.

Gertrude was a parishioner and choir member of Holy Family Parish, Memphis and was known as the singing nurse.

Surviving are daughters, Kathy and Chuck Burroughs of W.V., Cindy Redmann of St. Clair, and Gloria and Robert Riddle of Memphis; sons, Greg of VA, Larry of Utica, and Rick of New Baltimore; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; dear siblings, Frank Aubermann, Katie and Betty; and several nieces, nephews and friends.

Rite of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. today (Wed., July 16) at Holy Family Parish, Memphis, with 10:30 a.m. visiting. Fr. Joseph Horn, pastor, will officiate. Scripture services were held 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Detroit. Arrangements were made by Kaatz Funeral Directors, Richmond.

Memorials are suggested to “Wishes of the Family”. For information and Guest Book kaatzfunerals.com
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