Gertrude "Gert" Kneeskern, 70, of Richland, Iowa, died early Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at her home.

She was born June 16, 1943, in Wrenshall, Minn., to Gilbert and Harriet DeJarlis Wolf. She grew up in northern Minnesota and graduated from John Marshall High School in Rochester and attended Rochester Junior College.

She married Wayne Kneeskern of Preston in Rochester on May 6, 1967.

She worked as a school secretary for several years. She and her husband lived in Preston before owning and operating a motel in Cresco. They moved to Richland in 1995 and she began working at the Richland branch of U.S. Bank.

She was an active member of Sts. Joseph and Cabrini Church in Richland and a member of the Altar and Rosary Society.

She is survived by her husband and two children, Michelle (Jamie) Snyder of Richland and Scott (Jill) Kneeskern of Stillwater, Minn.; nine grandchildren; two sisters, Sharon Wolf of Cresco and Debra Wilkins of Ft. Dodge; and two brothers, Ronald (Janice) Wolf of Owatonna and Gilbert (Tina) Wolf, Jr., of Crystal Lake, Ill.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A funeral mass was held last Saturday at Mother Cabrini Church in Richland; with the Rev. Robert Striegel officiating. Burial was in Richland Friends Cemetery.

Memorials for Sts. Joseph and Cabrini Church or for Richland Friends Cemetery may be left at the church or mailed to the family at 400 North Washington Street, Richland, Iowa 52585.

Gould Funeral Home of Richland was in charge of arrangements.