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D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes - Maplewood Park

4017 Maplecrest Rd, Fort Wayne, IN

OBITUARY

Gertrude D. Hoffschneider

March 17, 1930April 29, 2020

Gertrude ‘Gert’ Hoffschneider, 90 Ft Wayne Indiana, joined her dear husband Dale in God’s Glory on Wednesday April 29th 2020. Born March 17th 1930 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota to the late Gustave and Anna (Eggert) Steffen. Gert began 53 years of married life with Dale Hoffschneider on July 15th 1956 in Long Beach, California. As an educator, she believed there was no child that couldn’t be taught. An avid organist, Gert treasured her American Guild of Organists membership. As a long-time member of Concordia Lutheran Church, Gert served in Christ Care and as a substitute teacher. Surviving are her sons Joel (Bonnie) Hoffschneider of Fort Wayne, and Jonathan (Roxanne Allegretti) of Stafford, Virginia. Three grandchildren, Melissa Wright (Steve), Michelle, and Benjamin. Her sons Fred and Charles, brothers Fred. Emmanuel, Gary, Martin, Roger, sisters Bertha Hussman, Meta Found, Anne Schultz, and Doris Jurgenson all came to Glory before her. A graveside committal service will be held at 10:00 am Saturday July 11, 2020, at Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, with Rev. Doug Croucher, Officiating. The family will have a reception at Concordia Lutheran Church 4245 Lake Ave Fort Wayne, IN from 11:30am to 1:30pm. Instead of flowers, donations may be made on Gert’s behalf to Concordia Lutheran Church and School. and Heart to Heart Hospice of Fort Wayne. D. O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral in Charge of arrangements. To sign the online guest book go to: www.mccombandsons.com

Services

11 July

Graveside Service

10:00 am - 10:58 am

Greenlawn Memorial Park

6600 Covington Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46804

11 July

Reception

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Concordia Lutheran Church

4245 Lake Ave
Fort Wayne, IN 46815

Memories

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Ana Steffen

June 3, 2020

Aunt Gert was a treasure to my family. She celebrated the good times, and shared strength and comfort when we were in pain. I treasure the clarity of her values, and her commitment to fostering the education and growth of every child, putting in the hard work needed to honor their potential. Gert also had a great sense of humor and I remember so fondly how she'd crack me up and then crack herself up, and we'd both dissolve in giggles. Farewell, dear Aunt!

Sally Nylund

May 15, 2020

Gert was a special lady not only because she loved the Lord but she talked often about how the Lord lead her & Dale as they took a new call. She loved playing the organ & the preschool - head start she started. She talked often about them. You could hear the proud memories & she truly enjoyed her calling. I always new where I stood with her & I appreciated her honesty.

I met her when I was at Parkview Hospital where I worked. She played the organ for chapel services & Dale was with her at times.

Heidi Meyers

May 10, 2020

What a woman - truly a pioneer! She lived and loved fiercely- especially her Savior. Blessed to have known her and call her friend.

Judy Hoffschneider Foust

May 10, 2020

I remember visiting Aunt Gert.

I also was very impressed with her education and the way she tried to share her knowledge and values.

She made me feel special by listening me when we talked. I always thought so much of how she would take the time to treat me like a special individual.

Martha Bickel (Hussmann)

May 7, 2020

When I was on choir tour with the Concordia, Ann Arbor choir, Aunt Gertrude surprised me at our concert in Buffalo, NY. I also remember going to one of her organ concerts when I was a child.

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