Gertrude A. Harbrecht

October 19, 1919April 19, 2013

Gertrude Aurelia "Gertie" Harbrecht passed away Friday, April 19, 2013 at The Summit at Park Hills in Fairborn. She was 93. Born Oct. 19, 1919 in Plymouth, WI, she graduated with Plymouth High School's Class of '37. She was married to Eugene A. Harbrecht on Aug. 7, 1943 in Walnut Ridge, Ark, where he was an Army Air Force Cadet. The service career took the family from Arkansas to Texas, California, Wisconsin and Michigan before settling in Fairborn in 1964. Mrs. Harbrecht was an active member of Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, where she was a member of the Ladies Altar Society and the Daughters of Isabella, an auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus. She was a regular on the women' church league bowling circuit in the '60s and '70s and also a regular at weekly church bingo, where her husband Gene volunteered. For years she was an avid craftswoman whose creations were always on display at church craft fairs and bazaars. Mrs. Harbrecht is preceded in death by her husband in 1993 and her daughter, Joanne, in 1994. She is survived by her son, Eugene II and his wife, Patricia; her daughter Catherine and her husband, Donald; granddaughters Jennifer and Joanne and great granddaughter Abriana. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the American Heart Association Friends may call in the Burcham Jennings Funeral Home, 119 E. Main St. Fairborn, Ohio on Monday, April 22, 2013 5PM to 7PM. A mass of Christian Burial will be held at Mary, Help of Christians Catholic Church, 954 N. Maple Ave. Fairborn, Ohio on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 10:00AM with Rev. Charles F. Lang, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Byron Cemetery, Fairborn, Ohio. Online condolences can be sent to the family at


  • Visitation Monday, April 22, 2013
  • Mass Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Gertrude A. Harbrecht

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Diana Lynn

April 23, 2013

So sorry to hear of your loss. My father and mother, John and Alma Lynn have lived across the street for years and thought very highly of Gene and Gertie. You are in all of our prayers! The Lynn Family

John A. Wolfe

April 20, 2013

Harbrecht Family - My sincere sympathy on your loss. I knew Eugene and Gertie Harbrecht at Mary Help of Christians and as one of our outstanding Fairborn Knights of Columbus families. May they rest in peace.

Mike Fritz

April 20, 2013

Gene and the Harbrecht Family,

So sorry to hear of your loss. We'll remember your mother and your family in our prayers.

Mike and Sue Fritz
CHS '71