Gertrude R. Tomow

In loving memory of Gertrude Regina (Warrington) Tomow, 74, of Keshena, who entered the Spirit World on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, at the Appleton Medical Center. Born on Oct. 30, 1936, in Keshena, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Charlotte (Melotte) Warrington. On Nov. 29, 1954, she was united in marriage to Chief Louis Andrew Tomow. She was a member of the St. Michael's Catholic Church in Keshena.

Gertrude is survived by six daughters, Regina Tomow, Edana Tomow, Debra Tomow, Brenda Kay (Rito) Tomow, Joleen Tomow and Davey (Ruben) Escalante, all of Keshena; 28 grandchildren, Robert, Spring, Roxy, Travis, Jeremy, Matthew, Nathan, Nathaniel, Arriello, Brittani, Alvaro, Tiffani, Cassie, Anna, Jackie, Waylon, Shante, Duane, Dean, Keith Jr., Kiesha, Angel, Devin, Shania, Marissa, Samantha, Andrienne, Nicole; 23 great-grandchildren; and her brother, Joseph Melotte.

Gertrude was preceded into the Spirit World by her husband, Chief Louis Tomow, on April 4, 1990; three daughters, Patricia Ann Tomow, Mary Charlotte Tomow and Audrey Kay Tomow; three grandchildren, Tyrell James Grignon, Shannon Marie Krueger and Jonathan Dylan Boyd; a great-grandson, Matthew Ricardo Escalante Jr.; her parents; and a sister, Violet (Warrington) Tucker.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at the St. Michael's Catholic Church in Keshena with the Rev. Robert Rank officiating. Burial will be in the Our Lady of the Woods Cemetery in West Branch. Visitation will be held at the Davey and Ruben Escalante residence located at W2613 Chief Josette Road in the Warrington Addition in Keshena after 3 p.m. Thursday until the procession leaves for the church on Saturday.

Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano is assisting the family with the arrangements.