North Central College - Naperville, IL

Gertrude Bloede

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Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1980

Gertrude Bloede has helped deliver hundreds of newborns around the world. She served as a missionary in the Italian Mission in Kenosha, Wis., for five years. In 1949 Bloede was appointed to the Evangelical Brethren Mission in Sierra Leone, Africa, where she spent 11 years and delivered some 900 babies. She joined Red Bird Mission Hospital in Beverly, Ky., as a nurse-midwife in 1966, where she conducted prenatal, well child and family planning clinics.