Funeral services for Gertrude Muir, 87 year old long time Buffalo resident who died peacefully in Billings Montana late Monday evening, will be held Friday, July 15th at 2:00 p.m. from the Adams Funeral Home Chapel in Buffalo with Father Pete Johnson officiating. Visitation will be held from the Adams Funeral Home on Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Interment will be in Willow Grove Cemetery with graveside services to follow the funeral. Donations in Mrs. Muir’s memory may be made to the Salvation Army in care of the Adams Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo.
Gertrude Franziska Muir was born on December 27, 1923 in Vienna Austria, daughter of Rudolph and Anna Marie Bartl. Gertrude lived in and traveled to many places. She loved her family, reading, travel, playing chess and checkers, the outdoors, and chocolate! Among her many achievements she raised 10 children and cared for her grand-children.
Gertrude was a kind, gentle, and hard working women who lived her childhood and early adulthood in Austria. Gertrude loved Robert Muir for 64 years, during those years she made a warm and loving home raising a very thankful family. Speaking only German, she bravely traveled to the US with her 1st child, taught herself English, and learned to adapt to a new culture. Gertrude lived through many historic events that most people are content to read about. She lived through the turbulent years leading up to World War II, endured the war years as well as the Russian occupation of Austria and its eventual liberation. While she saw much personal tragedy and hardship, she remained good-natured and gentle. Despite those hardships, she was generous to all, persevering in difficulties and was always cheerful.
Gertrude raised her children and has been blessed with 21 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Though her primary focus was on those children and grandchildren, she loved all children which lead her to work many years in day-care center. Gertrude was active in many things and was a partner with her husband in a business venture in Omaha.
Gertrude had family and friends on several continents and enjoyed traveling and visiting friends and family. She saw much of the United States, Canada and western-Europe.
There are three words that summarize Gertrude’s life: Brave, Generous, and Kind. She will be forever missed and always remembered.
Survivors include: Husband, Robert, of Buffalo. Children: Dr. Jesse (Faith) Muir, Phoenix, AZ; Dr. Susie Muir (John Achterhof), North Hollywood, CA; Bonnie Muir, Sandy, Utah; Annie (Wayne) Hill, Poulsbo, WA; Jimmie Muir (Jana), Hartford, SD; Dixie Muir, Westmont, IL; Lt. Col. Jerrie Muir (Katie), Mission Viejo, CA; Dr. Trudie (Rick Woodland) Muir, Billings,MT; Jennie (Mark Gordon) Gordon, Buffalo, WY; Dr. Jeannie (Steve Clark) Muir, Rockville, MD; and 21 grand-children and 1 great grand child.