Gertrude O. Dust (90) of Effingham


Published on January 31 2013 8:48 am

Gertrude O. Dust, 90, of Effingham, passed away at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at Aspen Creek, Effingham.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 4, 2013 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Effingham. Burial will be in St. Anthony Cemetery, Effingham. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. with a 5:30 p.m. prayer service Sunday, February 3, 2013 at Johnson Funeral Home, Effingham.

Memorials may be made to St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. Online condolences may be left by clicking here.

Gertrude was born on September 25, 1922 in Koblenz, Germany, the daughter of Vivian and Gertrude (Schroeder) Aldridge. She married Albert W. Dust at St. Polycarp Catholic Church on May 1, 1945, in Carmi, and he preceded her in death on November 3, 1967. Gertrude was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Effingham, and the C. C.W. of the church. She was a homemaker. Her greatest joy was her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Gertrude is survived by her children, Gregory W. (Alice) Dust of Effingham, W. Richard Dust of Effingham, Eugene A. (Beth) Dust of Plymouth, MN, Christopher (Mary) Dust of Watson, Ann Wines of Effingham, Jon R. (fiancee, Marilyn Soltwedel) Dust of Effingham, and Mary Dust of Effingham; brothers, Francis (Carolyn) Aldridge of Eldorado, John (Sue) Aldridge of Eldorado, and Joseph Aldridge; sister, Rose Dumas of Paducah, KY;15 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents: husband, Albert; infant twin sons; brothers, Wilford Aldridge and William Aldridge; and sister, Mary Antel.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the staff at Aspen Creek for the wonderful care of their mother.