Gertrude Sarah Burda, age 93, Born January 23, 1922, passed away on May 18, 2015.
Gertrude was the third daughter of seven children born to Ernest & Sarah Reuwsaat in Crawford County, Iowa. She attended the Coon Grove Country School and graduated from Dennison High School. After Commercial Extension School in Omaha, Nebraska, Gertrude worked for the Civil Service Department in Omaha.
Gertrude married Jim Mayhugh. They had 4 children. After living in Des Moines & Ottumwa, Iowa, Gertrude & her children moved to Council Bluffs, Iowa where she worked for the Corp of Engineers on the Fort Randall Dam project.
Gertrude married Francis Steinmetz in 1957. The family moved to Fairbury where the children were raised.
Gertrude married Emil Burda. After his death, she lived in both Beatrice and Lincoln where she resided until her death.