Gertrude Ann Klenske
July 25, 1919 ~ December 31, 2013
Gertrude Ann Klenske, age 94, of New Hampton, IA died on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at Mercy Medical Center in Mason City, IA Gertrude Ann Boyle was born on July 25, 1919 to William and Helen (Chekal) Boyle in Ft. Atkinson, IA. She attended school in Ft. Atkinson and graduated in 1937. Gert attended nursing school at the University of Iowa and graduated in 1939. She was employed as an OR nurse at St. Joseph’s Hospital in New Hampton. Gert was united in marriage to Lawrence Klenske on October 22, 1941 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Lawler, IA. The couple made their home in New Hampton where they raised their children. In 1967 Gert returned to St. Joseph’s Hospital as a nurse until she retired in 1984. She was a member of St. Mary’s Church, the Rosary Society, and Catholic Daughters of America. She enjoyed playing bridge, crossword puzzles, visiting with family and friends and helping and caring for other people. Gert is survived by her children Tony (Lynda) Klenske of Fountain Hills, AZ, Kay (Jerry) Knoll of Murfreesboro, TN and Dan Klenske of Scottsdale, AZ; grandchildren Tim (Carrie) Klenske of Richmond, VA, Kristin Knoll and friend Dr. Karen Younghale of Nashville, TN, Alisa (Michael) Cull of Nashville, TN, Matt (Jennifer) Klenske of Aliso Viejo, CA and Adam Klenske of North Liberty, IA; great grandchildren Colin and Jensen Klenske, Jesse and Jacob Cull and Noah and Christian Klenske; and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents William and Helen Boyle, her husband Lawrence who died on October 27, 1994, two infant brothers, and great granddaughter Domino Klenske. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the charity of your choice.