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“I think you're the Art I worked with at AAL. I'm sorry for your loss,I know what You're feeling, as I lost Edith last Oct. to Lou Gerig's disease. ...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Edward Heise - Wausau, WI

“I know Gert from bell tower, though She was there for only awhile she sure did always bring a smile! ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Carlie - Merrill

“In Deepest Sympathy, remembering you in thought and prayer, asking God to bring you comfort and strength in this difficult time. We will miss you at...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Wilbur and Charlotte Otto - WI

“As neighbors, we were fortunate to know Gert's quick wit and to see her smile frequently. A classy lady and a great cook whose unselfish attitude...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Diane & Neil Strobel - Green Bay, WI

“our sympathy to the Duerr family. we have many fond memories of spending time together, namely the yearly class reunions. we will miss you. gods...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: floyd/sophie braun - athens, WI

“God's blessing to your family! Gert was a great person and a great hairdresser. We had many good times together. Say hello to Art for me- Patti...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Patti Larrabee - Lake Mills, WI

“Sending loving thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow. Gert will be missed deeply by all who were fortunate to know her. Hugs to you Art....Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Tammy & Mike Conrad - WI

“I am very sorry for your loss. •i am praying for friends to comfort you, and loving memories to help you smile again. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Becky Gaugert Besaw - Wausau, WI

We celebrate the gift of eternal life in the death of Gertrude L. (Duehring) Duerr, 85, of Merrill, who passed away Sunday, November 25th, 2012, while in the care of Aspirus Hospice at Bell Tower. She was born on May 23, 1927 in Friesland, WI. She was the youngest daughter of William and Frieda Duehring. After graduation from Randolph High School she was educated at Marcel School of Beauty Culture Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She married Arthur W. Duerr on July 31st 1948. Together they raised 5 children. She and her husband resided in Lake Mills from 1961 to 1979. While in Lake Mills she was very active in Saint Paul's Lutheran Church and was employed at Patti's Beauty Salon. In 1979 they moved to Merrill where she owned and operated Family Hair Affair from 1980 until her retirement in 1991. She enjoyed singing in the church choir from the age of 10 and also in the Community Chorus of Wausau. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church from its origin where she was involved in the choir, Sew-Sew circle, OWLS, and the Dorcas Society. After retirement she volunteered her time at Good Samaritan Hospital, Bell Tower and Dime & Dollar in Wausau. She loved the fellowship and friendship she found in her church family. Survivors include: Husband Arthur, Merrill. Three sons, Mark (Kathleen) Duerr, Almond; Jerre (Gloria) Duerr, Oxford, WI; Tom (Ann) Duerr, Merrill. Two daughters, Rochelle (John) Windorski, Kronenwetter; Dawn (Dave) Meise, Loganville, WI. Grandchildren, Jason, Jeremy, Stephanie, Martha, Ian, Erik, Emily, Jessica, Seth, Nicolas, Alexandra, Jacob, Joshua, William and Rachel. 13 great-grandchildren, sister Doris Bartelt, Mesa, AZ; brother, Martin (Shirley) Duehring, Concord, CA; sister-in-law, Violet Kasper, Clintonville; brother-in-law, Harvey (Joan) Duerr, Milwaukee and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Frieda Duehring; a sister, Althea Sauer and her husband Rev. Theodore Sauer, her brother in law, Fritz Bartelt, brother-in-law, Lester Kasper and infant granddaughter, Olivia Sue Peterson. A funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at Christ Lutheran Church, 1204 Sales Street, Merrill, WI at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. Rev. Jim Weiland officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to "Gifts for Growth" at Christ Lutheran Church or Northland Lutheran High School, Mosinee, WI. Waid Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

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