Gertrude Flegel

August 8, 1929
December 25, 2020

Gertrude “Gert” A. Flegel, 91, passed away on Christmas morning, December 25, 2020 at her home.  Gert was born on August 8, 1929 on the home farm in Pilsen to the late Matt and Josephine (Kozlik) Hoida.  She attended a one room public school, two and a half miles from the home.  She was a 1947 graduate of Luxemberg High School.  After graduation, she began working in the office Leyse Aluminum Company in Kewaunee.  On June 9, 1951, she married her high school sweetheart Robert Flegel at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pilsen and had 61 happy years of marriage together.  He preceded her in death on January 20, 2013.  For 61 years, she lived in the same neighborhood and enjoyed family get togethers and creating many treasured memories.  The family also enjoyed camping in Vilas County, “God’s Country” and they owned a cabin near Amberg.  Gert was the epitome of being a homemaker and she loved her job.  She was a talented gardener, whether it be tending to her flowers or growing vegetables, which were used for canning.  Gert was a gifted seamstress and made many items for family and friends.  Later in life, when the house grew empty, she took up crocheting, making many doilies and afghans that her whole family will treasure forever.  Bob and Gert also liked to go antiquing together. 

She is survived by her four children, Cynthia (Ken) Neumeier, Appleton; Tom (Jan) Flegel, Laurie (Clete) Cayemberg, Steven Flegel, all of Green Bay; 11 grandchildren, Scott Flegel, Brian (Cassandra) Flegel, Bobby Flegel, Amanda (Brian) Kist, Kate (Stephen) Clarke, Emily (Landon) Arkens, Nicole (Jason) Fonder, Morgan (Ben) Wolfgram;  Tony (Danielle) Cayemberg, Anna (Nick) Sengbusch and Sam (Faith) Cayemberg; 13 great-grandchildren, brother, Frank (Lois) Hoida, daughter-in-law, Lois Flegel; and many other nieces, relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she preceded in death her son, Richard Flegel; sister, Joan (Roger) Rueckl; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Donna (Marvin) Bins; Mary Ann (Richard) Tatosky and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Anton and Mabel Flegel.

Visitation will be held on Monday, January 4, 2021 at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 2040 Hillside Lane, from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. At 10:45 a.m., a eulogy will be read by her granddaughter, Amanda Neumeier-Kist.  Funeral Mass 11:00 a.m. Monday at the church with Rev. Bob Rhyner officiating.  Entombment will take place at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.  Proko-Wall Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Online condolences may be expressed at

In Iieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund will be established.

A special thank you to Home Instead Senior Care, especially Nancy and Joan for their loving attention and care.