She was born February 12, 1928 at Silberbach, Germany, a daughter of Jakob and Maria Hartl. She attended school in Germany. She married Jesse E. Link in 1954 and in 1958 came to America and became an American citizen. Gertie and Jesse retired in Fallon, Nevada in 1973. Jesse passed away in 1981.
Gertie moved to Idaho in 2005 and struggled with dementia for two years before passing away.
She enjoyed sewing, painting, gardening and going to garage sales.
She is survived by her daughter and son in law, Liz and Joe Scarano and her grandson, Alex Flatt of Cottonwood, ID and her granddaughter Amanda Flatt of Tokyo, Japan. In addition to her beloved husband, her parents and a brother Rudy died earlier.
Memorial services will be held at a later date in Fallon, Nevada. Arrangements are under the direction of the Blackmer Funeral Home in Grangeville. Send condolences to the family at Blackmerfuneralhome.com.