Age 93, of Three Rivers, MI, passed away with her children at her side on Sunday, December 8, 2019. She was born in Dresden, Germany on April 9, 1926, the daughter of Arthur and Elsa (Risse) Hantke. In 1953 Gertrude emigrated to the United States with her mother and children Heidi, Christine and Daniel. Their family first settled in Milwaukee, WI, before taking up permanent residence on a farm where they raised horses in Menominee, MI. For many years, Gertrude was a server and host at the Riverfront Inn in Marinette, WI. Although the hotel's affiliations changed a few times, Gertrude's upbeat demeanor and cheerful attitude continued to greet guests throughout the years. Gertrude will be remembered as a kind and brave woman who fought hardship, protected her family, and stood up to adversity. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Alfred Hantke of Menominee Falls, WI. and grandson Daniel Stover of Nashville, TN. Surviving to cherish the memory of her wit and spirit are daughters, Heidi (Douglas) Stover of Sun City, AZ, Christine (Matthew) Lentsch of Three Rivers, MI.; and son, Daniel (Cristine) Engel of Green Bay, WI. Grandchildren Melissa, John, Charlie, Jamie and nine great-grandchildren. In accordance with her wishes, cremation will be conducted and there will be no public services held at this time. Memorial donations may be directed to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, ncadv.org. Envelope available at Hohner Funeral Home in care of arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at www.hohnerfh.com.