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Gertrude “Gertie” Holle

Gertrude “Gertie” Holle, 94, of Hoyleton, passed away at 3:55 p.m. on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Washington County Hospital in Nashville. She was born on March 7, 1925 in Hoyleton, the daughter of Gus and Regina Kleiboeker Spenner. She married Norman in Colorado Springs, CO and he passed away on February 10, 1985. Also preceding her in death were her parents; four brothers, Bob, Vernon, Ralph and Roy Spenner; and three sisters, Maxine Spenner, Irene Fusselman and Dorothy Huge. Left to mourn her passing are a son, Ronald (Deb) Holle of Hoyleton; two daughters, Marcia (Dennis) Donoho of Hot Springs, AR and Diane (Robert) Schneider of Covington; four sisters, Loretta Eickmeyer of Saginaw, MI, Beulah Holle and Janet (Eugene), Klie both of Hoyleton, and Judy (John) Lawson of Fitzgerald, GA; seven grandchildren, Dana (Mark) Sowers, Jason (Emily) Holle, Tracy (Matt) Kottmeyer, Lesly Donoho and special friend Justin Busby, Josh (Erin) Holle, Matthew Schneider and Sarah Donoho; four great grandchildren, Andrew and Owen Holle, Alyssa Harminson and Breck Schneider.

Gertie was a sales clerk at Reinkensmeyer’s store in Hoyleton. She was a member of the Zion United Church of Christ in Hoyleton, the Hoyleton Community Club, Hoyleton Lions Club and volunteered at the Irvington Food Pantry. She was instrumental in establishing the community garden at the Hoyleton Children’s Home where she received the Community Achievement Award. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, gardening and volunteering.

A celebration of life service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Zion United Church of Christ in Hoyleton with Rev. Stacy Tate officiating. Burial will follow in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Hoyleton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Irvington Food Pantry. Styninger Funeral & Cremation Chapel in Hoyleton is in charge of arrangements. Online expressions of sympathy may be made at or on the funeral home Facebook page.

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