Gertrude E. Burrow (87) of Altamont
Published on April 30 2012 2:04 pm
Gertrude E. Burrow 87 years old of Altamont, left her earthly home Sunday afternoon.
April 30, 2012, at 1:50 PM at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham, Illinois.
Funeral Services will be conducted Friday morning May 4, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the Immanuel
Evangelical Lutheran Church, Altamont with the Rev. Dr. James F. Wright officiating.
Visitation for family and friends will be Thursday May 3, 2012 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Kull
Funeral Chapel, Altamont, Illinois, and for one hour prior to the funeral service at the church.
Burial Rites: will follow the funeral services at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Altamont, Illinois.
Gertrude Emma Maria Wolf-Burrow was born August 15, 1924 on the family farm in the Bethlehem
Community near Altamont, Illinois into the family of Bernhard and Maria Ziegler-Wolf. Gertrude was the fifth
child of eight siblings born into this Christian family. Gertrude received her education in Altamont, Illinois.
She married Arlon Walter Burrow on February 15, 1953 in Immanuel Lutheran Church by the Rev. John
W. Meyer. Arlon preceded her in death on April 30, 1976. She was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran
Church and organizations within the church as the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, the Altar Guild,
the Lutheran Brail Workers, the Immanuel PTL, and women’s home Bible Study. Besides raising a family in
Christian values and assisting her husband with farming she most enjoyed sewing and crocheting.
For those who prefer Memorials they may be directed to the Immanuel Lutheran General Fund, the Church
workers scholarship fund, the Lutheran Hour, the Lutheran Care Center and or the Donor’s Choice.
She is survived by Her:
of Peoria, Illinois
of Altamont, Illinois
Steven Lynn Burrow
Mark Alan (wife, Judy) Burrow
and their 3-sons: Nicholas, David and Matthew.
Rita Lorraine (husband Alan) Bishop
and their 3-children: Paul (wife Danielle) Bishop
of Decatur, Illinois
and their 2-children: Lucas and Stella
Diana (husband, Jeremy) Ashley
and their 4- children: Elliot, Benjamin, Jada, Adrienne
Miss Rachel Bishop
Joann Marie (husband, Rev.Mark) Shockey of Eden Prairie, Minnesota
and their 3-daughters: Hannah, Emma and Jenna
Norma Wolf and Leona Wolf
of Inverness, Illinois
of Effingham, Illinois
of Altamont, Illinois
Several Nieces and Nephews
She was preceded in death by Her:
Parents: Bernhard and Maria Ziegler-Wolf
Husband: Arlon Walter Burrow
Carl and his wife Charlotte Wolf
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