OBITUARY

Gertrude I. Riesner

Passed away on January 27, 2011

On January 27, 2011, Gertrude Isabelle Riesner, of Catonsville; beloved wife of the late Ronald G. Riesner; loving mother of Carolyn Glaccum, Bernadette Tarrant, William, Thomas and Wayne Riesner, Suzanne LaVoie, Edward and Roger Riesner, Mary Ellen Smith, Kathryn Bauernfeind, Joseph and Stephen Riesner and the late Ronald J. Riesner and Gertrude Simon; cherished grandmother of 37 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren and still growing; dear sister of Cecelia Holtman, Isabelle Trainor, and the late Agnes Berz, Hilda Holtman and Marie Edwards.

Relatives and friends may call at the STERLING ASHTON SCHWAB WITZKE FUNERAL HOME OF CATONSVILLE, INC., 1630 Edmondson Avenue; on Monday from 3-5 and 7-9PM; where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10AM. Interment will immediately follow in Lakeview Memorial Park.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, January 31, 2011
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 1, 2011
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Gertrude I. Riesner

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February 2, 2011

To the Riesner family,
I am so sorry I was unable to attend the viewing and the service for you dear mom. (Mummy) Helen and I have been talking every day and sharing memories of our childhood with your family. I've got a million of them as does she. Most of mine revolve around the kitchen meeting place, Your Dad sitting at the end of the table under the window, your Mom at the stove cooking up a BIG something for dinner. And the nicest part about it was, your mom always made us McGrains feel welcomed.
She was a very kind lady and I admired her strength and fortitude all these many years.

Love and Peace to all,
Mary McGrain Lebherz
Frederick, MD.

February 1, 2011

Sincere condolences from Hershey, PA by Jerry Trageser and his family. Mass will be offered at our Parish in the near future for "Gert". I have to compliment whoever compiled the memorial photo gallery. Having had few opportunities to visit with Ronald and Gert over the years, I am honored beyond words to find myself and my daughter, Cathy in a group picture with Gertie and Uncle Joe. Since my wife Vivian represents the youngest of a family of 14 and knowing the blessings that the family memories come from Vivian's side I can only speculate on what they all bring to the Riesner's. Again my compliments to the sterling Ashton,schwab, Witzke funeral home for the professional work of the web site. and sincere best wishes and sympathy in this moment of loss for the family. Gerard and Vivian Trageser

Erin Simmers

January 31, 2011

Wishing I could've been there to say my good-byes. I will always have fond memories of you and will try my best to recreate the warmest Holidays. I am greatful to have you added to my list of Angels and am greatful for the gift of laughter you instilled in my Mom that she passed on to me and Autumn already posses.

Charlotte Bauernfeind

January 31, 2011

Kathy, All of us here send our condolences and sympathy to you and all of your family there. Jim,Charlotte,Bob,Louise,Joanie,Mary,Rosemary,Kenneth and Linda,Minnie and Bob Massaro.

January 31, 2011

Dear Bernie,
I am so sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. I will be praying for you to be comforted. - In Christ's love, Susan W.

Leona Reiblich Mansfield

January 31, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss.

Angela (Schmidt) Whitlock

January 30, 2011

Cathy and MaryEllen, so sorry to hear of your mom's passing.
Angela (Schmidt) Whitlock

Pam Riesner

January 30, 2011

Grandma Gert:

I will miss your smiling face, the laughter we shared, and the funny stories we told one another. I am happy for all of the happy memories. You are forever in my heart.

Love,
Pam L. Riesner

Pam Riesner

January 30, 2011

Grandma Gert:

I will miss your smiling face, the laughter and all the neat stories we told one another. I am thankful for the many years of happy memories. I love you.

Pam L. Riesner

January 30, 2011

Bernie and family,
Our deepest sympathies on the loss of your dearly beloved mother.
Love,
Mike, Peggy, Bill, Billie Jo, Riley, Samantha, Cole, Theresa, Dewey, Corey and Ray