North Western member Gertrude Studer passes away at 109

Darin Thorp, right, president and CEO of North Western Electric Cooperative, says hello to member Gertrude Studer at a recent co-op annual meeting. This year’s North Western annual meeting will be in the first in the cooperative’s history without Studer in attendance.

Gertrude Studer, member of North Western Electric Cooperative, passed away on Feb. 1 at the age of 109.

A resident of Edgerton, Studer was honored by the cooperative for attending every North Western annual meeting since its formation, an accomplishment that was noted in her obituary.

Survivors include three sons, two daughters, 19 grandchildren, 83 great-grandchildren, 39 great-great-grandchildren, and 14 great-great-great-grandchildren.