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Gertrude Sazama

Gertrude Sazama Gertrude Sazama

Gertrude Sazama, 87, died Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, at House of the Dove Hospice Home, Marshfield.

She was born July 26, 1933, in Milladore, daughter of the late Frank N. and Mayme (Schmutzer) Smazal. On October 12, 1957, she married Joseph Sazama in Blenker. He preceded her in death on April 9, 2008.

Gertrude farmed for many years and enjoyed the many animals they had, especially the sheep and donkeys. She enjoyed going out to eat, sewing and quilting.

Survivors include her children, Richard “Rick” Sazama, Abbotsford, Wayne (Bonnie) Sazama, Colby, Joseph (Mary Claire) Sazama, Greenwood, Orville “Pal” Sazama, Colby, Philip Sazama, Stratford, Coral Branstiter, Abbotsford and Marla (Bryan) Lampi, Owen; 17 grandchildren, 14 greatgrandchildren, and several siblings.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Greg Branstiter; and sisters and brothers.

Burial will be 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, 2020 at St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Wuertzburg.

Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at

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