Gertrude Haessig

Gertrude Haessig

Gertrude Haessig of Otsego, Michigan, passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2012 in Allegan. Mrs. Haessig was born February 2, 1924 in Marcellus to Dane and Emma (Cross) Marks.

Gertrude attended Kalamazoo Central High School. She had worked as a waitress at several area restaurants and had worked locally as a nurse for over 20 years. Gertrude was a life member of the Otsego Elks, the Moose and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and enjoyed camping, traveling, crafts and entertaining.

On November 8, 1941 in Bloomingdale she married Michael Haessig who survives. Also surviving are 3 children, Lana (Daryl) Lucas of Ada, Patricia Crawford of Portage and Terri Bazzi of Otsego; 4 grandchildren, Steve, Scott, Mindy and Manal; 8 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a grandson Rex Ellis and 2 son-in-laws, Greg Crawford and Denny Babbitt.

Friends may meet with her family on Tuesday, March 27 from 10-11 A.M. until the time of the service at 11:00 A.M. at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego with Pastor Kevin Sullivan officiating. Burial will follow at 2:00 P.M. at Mt. Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Kalamazoo.

Contributions in memory of Gertrude may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Messages of condolence for the family may be left at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com

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  1. Ron and Treasa Moore says:

    Have hope in tomorrow, have faith in the everlasting, and take comfort in the love of friends and family.

    Memories are the lagacy of love.

  2. Terri, Randy, Doezema, Audrey, Chris Young says:

    We are very sorry about the loss of your mother. May our Lord give you comfort and peace as you remember her wonderful
    life and we rejoyce that she is now home with our Savior.
    Our prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

  3. Gene & Sandy Willis says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Hoping you find peace knowing that your mother has.
    Love, Gene, Sandy, Sue Ann & Steve

  4. Jan Jameson says:

    I loved Gertie. What a special lady she was. I have many fond memories in my heart,that i will cherish forever.
    I will never forget the time that Gertie styled my wig and did my make-up for the Miss Camporama contest at our Moose Lodge. She was so intent on making me “beautiful”,We shared many laughs over this.
    God Bless you,my dear friend as you walk with the Lord. Everything is Beautiful in Heaven….therefore You fit divinely.

    My thoughts and Love are with the family,

  5. Horvath & Stieglitz says:

    Mom, you and Dad our in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love Ya!

  6. Jack and Ruth Murphy says:

    So sorry to hear of Gerts passing. Our thoughts and are with your family. We miss you Mike.

  7. Judy & Gary Price says:

    Mike, Lana, Pat & Terri

    Our prayers are with all of you as Mom goes to a better place.
    Cherish your memories and consider yourselves hugged.

    Love, Judy & Gary & family

  8. Donita Rasmussen says:

    My heart is with your family. I have many happy and funny memories of Gert! She will be missed…..may she rest in peace, now.

  9. Patti (Khodl) Hewitt says:

    I first met Geritie working in the office with Dr. Ana Frunza. Gertie was always neat as a pin with her hair & make-up done and clothing like she stepped away fresh from the ironing board! A very thoughtful lady. She was a joy to know and a pleasurable patient to work with. Many times she made some little thing and provided us with ‘unexpected surprises’. On busy days at work it created a little moment of feeling appreciated by her thoughtful little gestures. My heart goes out to Mike and her family. Heaven just got a little nicer because Gertie is there.

  10. Terri & Howard Gott says:

    Dear Mike, Terri, Pat & Lana,

    We are saddened to read about Gertie. Mike and Gertie are special people to us. I think of all the conventions and fun we had together at the Moose. You both were so wonderful to Sonny during his illness. I have so many beautiful memories. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    We will see you in April.

    Love Terri and Howard

  11. Nancy & Dan Thompson says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Mike and family. We have so many wonderful memories of all the fun times we shared through our Moose family times. A loving classy Lady.

    Love, Nancy and Dan

  12. Joyce Fitzstephens says:

    Mike and family, Sorry to hear of your loss. I have so many fond memories of Gert when we worked at Corsigilia’s. She was a great, pretty, spunky woman. She will be missed by all.

  13. MaryAnn Loftus says:

    Dear Pat, So sorry for your loss. The final good-by to our mom is so difficult no matter what the circumstance may be. However, you will be blessed with wonderful memories of your mom, locked in your heart forever. Our condolences to your family.
    By the way Pat, to this day I use Gert’s great recipe for “beef burgundy” when ever dinner calls for something special.

    MaryAnn & Pat Loftus

  14. Dale Wells says:

    Hello Mike. So sorry to hear of your loss. You and Gertie were always so friendly and sincere when George Hall and I made music in the bar a Corsiglia’s. I think of those days often and have fond memories of all the old gang.
    I lost my wife Bonnie to cancer in Oct. 2010, and feel for you in what you are going thru. Still playing music with 5 piece band at Senior Services–Coover Center, 2nd Thurs each month. Just can’t get those old songs out of my mind. Best regards to all–
    Dale Wells

  15. Sue (Homrich) Henshaw says:

    Dear Uncle Mike, Pat, Terri and Lana,
    I was so sad to hear about Aunt Gert’s passing. I always think of how sweet she was to us when we were kids. I remember her laugh and her joy for life. I have been keeping you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    Love to you all, Sue

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