GERTRUDE STEELE, 96, of Decorah, died Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at Wellington Place Nursing Home in Decorah. Funeral services are at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the Schluter - Balik Funeral Home, 604 South Avenue, Decorah, with Rev. Melissa Bills presiding. Burial is in Phelps Cemetery, Decorah. Friends may call after 10 a.m. Tuesday morning at the Schluter - Balik Funeral Home in Decorah. Gertrude is survived by her two sons, Walter (Lila) Steele, Decorah and Curtis Steele, Waukon; two daughters, Betty Brunotte, Hugo, Minn. and Charlene (Gene) Deck, Marion; four grandchildren: Wanda (Marc) Reyhons, Michael (Summer) Deck, Connie Lynn Olivarez and Tracie Brunotte; seven great-grandchildren: Aaron, Jacob and Jennifer Brunotte, Robert and Cory Olivarez, Taylor and Travis Reyhons; one sister, Grace Steele, Decorah; two sisters-in-law, LaVerne Ramsey and Hildegard "Susie" Ramsey, both of Decorah, along with several nieces and nephews. Gertrude was preceded in death by her parents, Gilbert and Olga (Quam) Ramsey; her husband, Raymond Walter Steele; one son, Robert Steele; brothers, Raymond Ramsey and Norman Ramsey; one sister, Doris (Erick) Styve.