Obituary: Gertrude (Bausman) Schoenhard

Gertrude (Bausman) Schoenhard

Gertrude (Bausman) Schoenhard was the daughter of Nicholas Jr and Catherine (Hebenstreit) Bausman and a sister to my great-grandmother, Viola (Bausman) Davis Hickman.

I don’t really know anything about Gertrude or her family, except that my grandfather, Stanley Davis, enjoyed visiting his South Dakota cousins.  I’ve seen a few pictures from those visits!

Her obituary appeared in the Daily Republic in Mitchell, South Dakota on Thursday, July 10, 1969.

Obituary: Gertrude (Bausman) Schoenhard

Transcription of obituary:

Mrs. Schoenhard Rites at Presho

Presho – Funeral services for Mrs. Lester (Gertrude) Schoenhard, 82, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church with the Rev. J. Edwin Coates officiating assisted by the Rev. Earl Cronin.

Friends may call Friday from 7-9 p.m. at the Hofmeister Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Presho cemetery.

She was born June 2, 1887 at Scales Mound, Ill., to Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Bausman and died July 9 at her home. On June 2, 1922 they moved to a ranch near Presho. They moved to Presho in 1948. He died in 1958.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Joe (Velma) Fosness, Vivian, and Mrs. Charles (Helen) Cummings, Rapid City; five sons, Lyle, Vernon and Orville, Presho; Virgil, Rapid City, and Leland, Chamberlain; one sister, Mrs. Viola Hickman, Scales Mound, 26 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.

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