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Published November 06, 2013, 12:00 AM

Gertrude Margaret Ginsbach

Gertrude Margaret Ginsbach, 83 of Hankinson, ND passed away Friday, November 1, 2013 at St. Catherine’s Living Center, Wahpeton, ND. Funeral mass was Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Philip’s Catholic Church, Hankinson, ND with Fr. Scott Sautner as celebrant. Visitation was Friday from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:30p.m. at the Frank Family Funeral Home, Hankinson. Visitation was also one hour prior to mass at the church. Pallbearers are: Ryan Ginsbach, Erica Manor, Natalia Ginsbach, Michael Ginsbach, Michael Barlow, Gregory Barlow, Andrew Barlow, Mike Coppin, Paul Reinke & Bruce Stein. Organist will be Mary Ellen Krump with special music by St. Philip’s Choir.

Gertrude Margaret Sadlicki was born in Chicago, Illinois on October 2, 1930, to Michael and Stella (Stephania Natalia Rupert) Sadlicki. She was the youngest of five children and her sister Margaret chose her little sister’s name in honor of a close friend. She was baptized and confirmed as an infant in Chicago at the Church of ST. Nicholas. Gertie attended public schools in Chicago through second grade and then moved with her parents and sister to Hankinson where she attended grades three through five. Due to the need for her father to help with the family sign painting business in Chicago during World War II, she moved back with her parents and completed grades six through eight in Chicago.

Gertrude Margaret Ginsbach

Gertrude Margaret Ginsbach, 83 of Hankinson, ND passed away Friday, November 1, 2013 at St. Catherine’s Living Center, Wahpeton, ND. Funeral mass was Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Philip’s Catholic Church, Hankinson, ND with Fr. Scott Sautner as celebrant. Visitation was Friday from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:30p.m. at the Frank Family Funeral Home, Hankinson. Visitation was also one hour prior to mass at the church. Pallbearers are: Ryan Ginsbach, Erica Manor, Natalia Ginsbach, Michael Ginsbach, Michael Barlow, Gregory Barlow, Andrew Barlow, Mike Coppin, Paul Reinke & Bruce Stein. Organist will be Mary Ellen Krump with special music by St. Philip’s Choir.

Gertrude Margaret Sadlicki was born in Chicago, Illinois on October 2, 1930, to Michael and Stella (Stephania Natalia Rupert) Sadlicki. She was the youngest of five children and her sister Margaret chose her little sister’s name in honor of a close friend. She was baptized and confirmed as an infant in Chicago at the Church of ST. Nicholas. Gertie attended public schools in Chicago through second grade and then moved with her parents and sister to Hankinson where she attended grades three through five. Due to the need for her father to help with the family sign painting business in Chicago during World War II, she moved back with her parents and completed grades six through eight in Chicago.

While living in Chicago she enjoyed the diversified cultures as her three closest friends had different ethnic backgrounds: one German, one Italian and the third Jewish. She had fond memories of taking her oldest niece and nephew to Lincoln Zoo and attending Cubs games with her dad. In the summer of 1944, she moved back to Hankinson where she has resided except for two years in the late 1990’s when she lived in the DFW area to be near her daughter and young family.

She graduated from Hankinson High School in 1948 where she was involved in many activities including the girls’ basketball team and choir. She represented Hankinson at State Music Contest and received a Gold Star as a soprano soloist. She was a member of the Homecoming Court her junior year.

On September 22, 1948, she was united in marriage to Louis Edward Ginsbach at St. Philip’s Catholic Church in Hankinson. Louis was the adopted son of Michael and Veronica Reinke Ginsbach, his maternal grandmother, and the biological son of Rufus and Kathryn (Reinke) Tesdell. Gertie and Louie farmed the Reinke-Ginsbach homestead south of Great Bend until 1957 at which time they purchased land west of Hankinson near Stack’s Slough.

Gertie was an active member of the St. Francis Academy Mother’s club, St. Philip’s Women’s Guild and the Mantador VFW Women’s Auxiliary. She sang in the choir at St. Philip’s, served on the Church Council and took care of the church’s books for a number of years. Gertie will be remembered for her wonderful baking, canning and cooking abilities and her loving nature with newborns and infants.

She was preceded in death by her husband Louis, who died in 1978, their second son, Edward George, who died at 3 months of age in 1950, her parents, Michael and Stella, two brothers, Michael and George, sister, Helen, who died in 1923, a nephew, Michael Sadlicki and a daughter-in-law: Sheryl Ginsbach.

She is survived by two sons, Steven and Robert (Rhonda) all of Hankinson, daughter, Kate (Jim) Barlow, Southlake, Texas, seven grandchildren: Ryan Ginsbach & wife Heather, rural Lidgerwood, ND, Erica Manor & husband Glenn, West Fargo, ND, Natalia Ginsbach & fiancé’ Joe Heitkamp, Wyndmere, ND, Michael Ginsbach & significant other Jordan Mulder, Bismarck, ND, Michael Barlow, Southlake, TX, Gregory Barlow, Southlake, TX & Andrew Barlow, Southlake, TX; six great grandchildren: Jeana Manor, Sheryl Manor, Riley Ginsbach, Aubrie Ginsbach, Adyson Ginsbach & Ryder Ginsbach; sister: Margaret (Earle) Krause, Farmers Branch, TX; two nieces & six nephews.

Online guestbook: www.frankfamilyfuneralhome.com

Frank Family Funeral Home, Hankinson, ND is in charge of the arrangements.

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