ELIDA — Gertrude Geckle is celebrating her 100th birthday with a private party with family and friends.
She was born Sept. 1, 1916, in Allen County to Frank and Clara Ultrup. On Sept. 28, 1955, she married Raymond Geckle, who died May 20, 1989.
She has three children, Don Selhorst, of Rushsylvania, Doris Esterday, of Lakeview, and Jim (Pam) Geckle, of Elida. She has many grand-, great-grand- and great-great-grandchildren.
She is a happy homemaker, loving her outdoor flowers. She enjoyed outings with her sisters and visits with her family.