January 15, 1922 - March 29, 2022
ADRIAN – Gertrude Ella Schuch, who was an amazing 100 years old, died late Tuesday evening, March 29, 2022 at Lenawee Medical Care Facility under the care of Hospice of Lenawee. Gertrude was born on January 15, 1922, at home, in Manchester, Michigan to Moris and Addie (Fletcher) Gilbert. There were six boys and 4 girls in the Gilbert family with Gertrude being the second youngest. She graduated from Adrian High School with the Class of 1940. On December 4, 1945 Gertrude married William “Bill” J. Schuch in Seward, Ohio. They were married for over 64 years and raised their family with a strong commitment to working hard, living your faith and being active in your community. Gertrude worked at the Jasper Post Office where she was a clerk and later the Postmaster, retiring in 1982 after 20 years of service. She was a member of Jasper Bible Church, where she helped organize hundreds of funeral dinners over the years. Gertrude was a charter member of Chapter #1953 of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE). Gertrude could always be found in attendance at her children and grandchildren’s activities and sporting events. She was known for making delicious peanut brittle and would sell it at various community events and was a favorite at the annual Sand Creek Craft Show. Gertrude’s talent was evident in the beautiful tie quilts she made for her family and friends. She is survived by her children, Calvin Schuch of Jackson, Gary (Shelly) Schuch of Brooklyn and Susan (Mark) Vanderpool of Adrian; grandchildren, Lisa (Kevin) Frey, Christopher Vanderpool, Gabriel (Rowena) Schuch and Nathan (Jennifer) Schuch; great-grandchildren, Gavin, Austin, Taylor, Jordyn, Jaden, Elaine, Jace, Ann and Grayson; and a great-great-grandson, Carmi. Gertrude was preceded in death by her husband, Bill, and her 6 brothers and 3 sisters. Funeral services for Gertrude will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Jasper Bible Church with Reverend Bruce Jewett officiating. Burial will follow at Hunt Cemetery. Visitation will take place on Friday, April 1, 2022 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Wagley Funeral Home in Adrian, and again on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the church until the start of the service. A live streaming of the service will be accessible from Gertrude’s tribute wall at www.WagleyFuneralHomes.com where a link to view the recording will be available for 90 days. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to Jasper Bible Church. Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.WagleyFuneralHomes.com.
ADRIAN – Gertrude Ella Schuch, who was an amazing 100 years old, died late Tuesday evening, March 29, 2022 at Lenawee Medical Care Facility under the care of Hospice of Lenawee. Gertrude was born on January 15, 1922, at home, in Manchester,... View Obituary & Service Information
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