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HEBRON, IN - Gertrude L. Akers, 97, of Hebron passed away Thursday, July 12, 2018 at home with her family. She was born July 16, 1920 in Grovertown, IN to Robert and Ruby (Vail) Osenga and graduated from Wheeler High School in 1938. Gertrude began a career because of WW II at Valparaiso's Mica factory where she remained until 1956. She was a member of Salem Methodist Church in Hebron.

On September 27, 1942 she married Donald Akers who preceded her in death in 2005. Survivors include their daughter, Laura (Tony) Fonce of Hebron, grandson, Tony (Kacie) Fonce, II, great-grandson, Tate Fonce and numeropus loving nieces, nephews and friends. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Cheryl Louise Akers and siblings: Ruby Osenga, Bernice Poplawski and Robert Osenga.

A visitation will be held Sunday from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at MOELLER FUNERAL HOME, VALPARAISO, IN. The funeral service will begin at 10:00 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with burial following at Mt. Air Cemetery in Momence, IL. Memorial donations may be made to Salem Methodist Church.