Gertrude Anderson-Rietveld

Published 12:01 am Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Memorial services for Gertrude Anderson-Rietveld will be at 11 a.m. Friday at New Life Christian Church. The Rev. Vern Harris will officiate. Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday at New Life Christian Church. Online condolences are welcome at

Gertrude Anderson-Rietveld passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, with her family around her in Edinburg, Texas. Gert went home to be with her Lord and savior, Jesus, gaining her angel wings on her 79th birthday.

Gertrude Anderson-Rietveld

Gert loved spending time with her family and friends, traveling, camping, fishing and reading. She loved family reunions and spending holidays with family. Christmas was her favorite holiday, and she always wanted to be with family at Christmas, but once she retired a day or two after Christmas was time to head south to warmer weather.

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She will be sadly missed by her sister, Dena Larsen; her husband, Cornelius Rietveld; children Le Ann Schommer (Tom), Keith Heim (Angela), Brenda Wilkerson, Ron Heim (Sherri) and Jan Heim; stepchildren Janice Burton, Neal Rietveld (Sandy), Connie Kingsley, Angela Strommer (David), Ron Rietveld (Jackie), Dan Rietveld (Roxanne) and Bob Rietveld (Jessica); and her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents Marie and Everett Heemsbergen; late husband, Jerry Anderson; brothers Gerritt, Bill, Marion, Marvin, Melvin and John; son, Mark Heim; and son-in-law, Tim Wilkerson.