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“Some of my favorite childhood memories happened at Allen and Gerties house. Always welcomed me and would either play games with me or check out...Read More »
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“My parents (Vernon & Helen Shipman) were friends with Al and Gertrude for many years. While in high school, I helped Mrs. Puels in the nurses office...Read More »
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“Skip, Sorry to learn of the passing of your mother. She had a long run. hugs ”
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“A wonderful life and a wonderful person . ”
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“Gertie was a inspiration to us all. While at Rock Falls High School she not onlyserved the health needs of the students but also was a counselor to...Read More »
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“i am sure god welcomed you into heaven and that you are watching over everyone from on high you will be missed ”
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Gertrude E. Puels, 103, of Rock Falls passed away Saturday, November 26, 2016 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.

Born September 13, 1913 in Lyndon Township, she was the daughter of Miles and Elizabeth (Meyers) Hannis. She married Allen H. Puels on June 3, 1936 in Morrison. He died February 6, 2002.

Gert attended the rural Whiteside schools and graduated from Morrison High School in 1931. She graduated from Sterling Public Hospital in 1935 attaining her R.N. She was a registered nurse for many years and also served as school nurse at Rock Falls and Sterling High Schools. Gert was a member of Rock Falls United Methodist Church for many years and also belonged to the Royal Neighbors of America, The Questers and the Whiteside County Historical Society.

She is survived by her son, Neil "Skip" Puels of Rock Falls and many nieces, nephews and special friends who loved her very much.

Graveside services will be at 9:30 AM Wednesday, November 30th at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling with Reverend Dr. Solomon Sudhakar, pastor of Rock Falls United Methodist Church officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Rock Falls United Methodist Church in her memory. Arrangements are under the care and direction of McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. To send condolences visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com