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Dorothy M Gertsch

August 13, 1930 — December 17, 2020

Dorothy M Gertsch

Dorothy Mae Gertsch received her Angel Wings on December 17, 2020. Dorothy was born August 13, 1930 to Gustav and Sophia Lindgren. She was the youngest daughter of 5 girls, Mary Wilson, Pearl Archibald, Deloris Smith, and Alice Hatch.

She attended schools in Pocatello and graduated from Pocatello High School. She was an accomplished seamstress, often designing and making clothes for her family and friends. She was always smiling and laughing. She loved to sing and dance and was known for playing Elvis albums and dancing with the broom while getting her children off to school.

Her love for dance motivated her to join a dancing group in her 60s performing at nursing homes for several years. She was primarily a homemaker but she worked as a phone operator at Mountain Bell after high school and later at Key Bank in real estate.

Dorothy met and married the love of her life, Charles (Bud) Gertsch on May 10,1950. They were together 40 years. Together they had three children (Charles W. (Cheryl) Gertsch of Pocatello, Connie Straw of Orem Utah, Mark (Mary) Gertsch of Pocatello. Her absolute greatest joy was her family. She enjoyed 11 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and 2 great,great grandbabies. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Charles (Bud) Gertsch, parents Gus and Sophia Lindgen, sisters Mary Wilson, Pearl Archibald, Deloris Smith, Alice Hatch, a granddaughter Kayla Mae Gertsch and grandson Dustin Skinner.

A small funeral service for immediate family will be held for her at 11:30am January 4th at Manning-Wheatley Funeral Home followed by graveside services at Restlawn Memorial Gardens. Amazing Mom, Grandma, Sister, Aunt and Friend, you will be greatly missed but always loved!

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Funeral Service

Monday, January 4, 2021

Starts at 11:30 am (Mountain time)

Manning-Wheatley Funeral Home

510 North 12th Avenue, Pocatello, ID 83201

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