Gertrude Helen (Jaeger) Nantkes-Brockmeyer

May 27, 1926 ~ March 2, 2024 (age 97) 97 Years Old

Gertrude Nantkes-Brockmeyer Obituary

Gertrude Helen Nantkes-Brockmeyer, 97 of Raymond, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 5:20 p.m. at Concordia Village in Springfield, IL.

Born May 27, 1926 in Farmersville, she was a daughter of John Albert and Emma Marie (Holtkoetter) Jaeger, Sr.  She first married Lamar Dale Nantkes on November 11, 1945 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Harvel.  Lamar passed away on May 16, 1994.  Later, she married Olyn A. Brockmeyer on June 26, 1999, also at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Harvel.  Olyn passed away on March 6, 2008. 

Throughout her life, Gertrude had worked at the J.J. Newberry Department Store and the Brown Shoe Company in Litchfield, a farmwife, and a beautician.  Her main focus though, was the love and care of her family.  She was an amazing cook and baker.  She also enjoyed gardening and was known for her spectacular flower beds.  Gertrude was a faithful member of the Trinity Lutheran Church. 

Surviving are her sons, Danny (Marty) Nantkes of Lake of the Ozarks, MO, & Greg (Sheri) Nantkes of Navarre, FL, her daughters, Carol (Mike) Hampton of Waggoner, Cheryl Nantkes of Raymond, JoEllen (Greg , deceased) Lyons of Glenarm, Susan (Jim) Aherin of Farmersville, her step-daughters, Cheryl Fischer of Winthrop Harbor, IL, Tammy Welcome of Oakland, CA, her step-son Tracy Brockmeyer of Bloomington, and her step-daughter-in-law, Ginny Brockmeyer of Raymond. Her grandchildren, Tania (Jason) Maschhoff, Chad (Jackie) Nantkes, Justen (Heather) Hampton, Seth (Tara) Hampton, John (Katie) Lyons, Jessica (Mark) Moxley, Kyle Aherin, Savannah (Mat) Boston, Kyle Nantkes, and 11 step-grandchildren.  Her great grandchildren, Abby, Hanna, Zoey, Cole, Dylan, Taylor, Haydin, Haylee, Chase, Alayna, Jack, Aidan, Elliot, Christopher, Aubrie, Evelyn, Luca, 22 step-great grandchildren, & 3 step-great great grandchildren.  Gertrude also has a brother, Les Jaeger of Litchfield, and a sister, Alberta Smith of Morrisonville, surviving.

In addition to her first husband, Lamar, and her second husband, Olyn, she is preceded in death by her parents, her daughter and son-in-law, Judy (Mike) Henry, her step-son-in-law, Lee Fischer, her step-son, Terry Brockmeyer, her step-son-in-law, Mike Welcome, her infant grandson, Chett Allen Hampton, her brothers, John A. Jaeger, Jr. and Harold Jaeger, and her sisters, Hilda Marburger and Marie Grosenheider.

Funeral services for Mrs. Nantkes-Brockmeyer will be held Sunday, March 10, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Harvel. Rev. Joseph Nehring and Rev. Scott Busaker will officiate and burial will be in the Harvel Cemetery.   Visitation will be Sunday, March 10, 2024 from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service.   The family suggests memorials be made to Trinity Lutheran Church.

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March 10, 2024

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church - Harvel
402 N. Monroe St.
Harvel, IL 62538

Funeral Service
March 10, 2024

3:00 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church - Harvel
402 N. Monroe St.
Harvel, IL 62538


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