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Gertrude "Trudy" Freidinger, 85, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 2:05 A.M. Saturday, October 22, 2016 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon, Illinois. She was born Wednesday, July 29, 1931 in New Hampton, Iowa to parents, Walter and Hazel (Maske) Weidler. She married Reverend George D. Freidinger on December 27, 1953 in New Hampton, Iowa and he preceded her in death on October 14, 2002.
A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, October 27, 2016 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon, Illinois with Reverend Terry Edwards officiating. Interment will take place at Saint John's Boyd Cemetery in New Hampton, Iowa.
A Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Morning Visitation will be held from 9:00 to 10:00 Thursday, October 27, 2016 at the church.
Trudy is survived by her three daughters: Ruth Taylor and husband Perry of Rochester, Illinois; Karen Young and husband Stuart of Lisle, Illinois; and Diane Pierce and husband Don of Ames, Iowa, seven grandchildren: Michael Taylor; David Taylor; Daniel Young; Christine Young; Kati Young; Ash Pierce; and Josh Pierce, brother: Dr. Donald Weidler of Kentucky, sister: Beverly Taylor and husband LaRue of Arizona, and sister-in-law: LuAnn Shaw and husband Millard of Peoria, Illinois. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Her parents and husband preceded her in death.
Trudy worked as a Head Start teacher for over 20 years and was a very active member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon, Illinois where she sang in the choir and served on several church committees. She was a member of the Jefferson County 4-H Extension and loved spending time with her grandchildren who were the joy of her life.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon or Saint John's Boyd Cemetery in New Hampton, Iowa and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call (618) 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.
Published on October 24, 2016
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