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Gertrude E. Easton, “Gerty”, 79, passed away on Sunday at Ascension All Saints Medical Center.  She was born in Reedsburg, Wisconsin on February 21, 1938, and was the daughter of the late Ewald and Selma (Nee: Muchow) Rathman.

On July 3, 1965 in Racine, she was united in marriage to Preston L. Easton who preceded her in death on September 9, 1998.  She was employed by E.C.M. Motors from 1993-2002.  An excellent cook, she also enjoyed reading, cleaning, and yard work.  She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who treasured time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren.

She will be dearly missed by her children Marjorie (Eddie) Green of Racine,  Carol (Robert) Iverson of Kenosha, Lester Rathman of Racine, Larry Easton of Racine, Donald Easton of Racine, Raymond Easton of Racine,  John Easton of Union Grove, Roger Easton of Vacherie, LA, Susan (James) Canady of Racine;  16 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; brothers and sister, John Rathman,  David (Beatrice) Olin, Charles Olin, all of NE; sisters, Virginia (Robert) Easton of IN, Elaine Murdock, Cathy Volmer, Patricia Olin, all of NE;  special friend of the family, Kari Belongia; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends; host of other relatives and dear friends.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her son, Gary (Jane) Beertzer, infant sister, Josephine, and brothers, Joey and Robert.

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home  on Friday at 11 a.m.   Interment will follow at Graceland Cemetery.  Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you Dr. Lisa Simonds and the late Dr.James Simonds for their loving and compassionate care.