Gertrude Quam Erickson, 82, passed away October 14, 2016. A Graveside service will take place at Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van Meter, on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 9:30 A.M.
Gertrude was born on October 11, 1934, in Minnesota, to Henry and Dena Quam. She married her late husband, John, on June 18, 1955. Gertrude worked at Iowa Methodist Hospital for 34 years as a credit manager. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Gertrude is survived by her children, Paul (Teresa) Erickson, Peggy (Richard) Benning; grandchildren, Laurel (Charles) Larson, Lindsey (Ajay) Eshcol, John (Christina) Erickson, Meridith (Drew) Flickinger, Julie (Rigo) Felix and Jessie (Pat) Duax; 15 great-grandchildren; and sister, Carol Hass.
She is preceded in death by her husband, John; parents, Henry and Dena; brother, Howard; and her sisters, Harriett and Dolly.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Catholic Church.