Gertrude Eleanor Gaddy was born Jan. 8, 1920, in Wabasso, the daughter of James and Emma (Flaeter) Gaddy. She graduated from Comfrey High School, then she went to school for a telephone operator. In 1939, she married Robert Stauffer at Mason City, Iowa. They farmed at Delavan for 10 years and at Montgomery for 25 years. They moved to Austin and resided at 408 34th St. SW. Gert moved to The Cedars of Austin. Then she moved to St. Mark’s Lutheran Home.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Allen and Rhonda Stauffer, of Watertown; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert Stauffer; two brothers, Donald and Everett Gaddy; and one sister, Eulalia (Gaddy) Carroll.
Memorial Services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, at Mayer Funeral Home. The Rev. Pam Aandahl Solberg officiated. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery in Winnebago at a later date.
Gertrude E. Stauffer, 92