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Gertrude Mary “Trudy” Wissbaum Schwartz

Birth
Saint Paul, Howard County, Nebraska, USA
Death
10 Jan 2010 (aged 75)
Grand Island, Hall County, Nebraska, USA
Burial
Grand Island, Hall County, Nebraska, USA Add to Map
Plot
Section L, Lot 204, Space 6
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Gertrude Mary "Trudy" Schwartz, 75, of Wedgewood Care Center, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010, at St. Francis Medical Center. Trudy was born Feb. 15, 1934, at St. Paul to Ernest and Mary (McAndrews) Wissbaum.

She married William Schwartz on Dec. 30, 1977, at Grand Island.

Survivors are daughter, Rachel Schwartz of Fayetteville, Ark.; a brother, Francis Wissbaum of Shakopee, Minn.; and sisters and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Gene Mason of Yuma, Ariz., Virginia Schafer of Grand Island and Joan Wissbaum of Olathe, Kan. and a host of friends and relatives.

She grew up in the St. Libory area before moving to Albion for several years. The family moved to Grand Island in 1941. She graduated from St. Mary's in 1951. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph Convent at Concordia, Kan., and was a member until 1969. She taught pre-school at St. Theresa's Montessori School in Kansas City, Mo. In 1975, she moved to Grand Island. She owned and operated Montessori Pre-school. In 1981, she moved to Cataula, Ga. She taught jr. high at Daniel Jr. High School in Columbus, Ga. In February of 1984, she moved to Russellville, Ark. She taught Kindergarten at St. John's Catholic School retiring in 1990. She continued working with students after her retirement serving as a reading tutor. She moved to Dover, Ark., in 1992. In 1999, she moved to Grand Island. She was active in the Green Thumb Program and was employed with the Red Cross and recently retired from, the Grand Island Public School System in the production/print room and as a secretary when needed.

Trudy loved to read, make rosaries, and counted cross-stitch. She was a past member of St. John's Catholic Church, its Altar Society, a member of The Rosary Guild, Catholic Women's Union and Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.

She was preceded by parents, a sister-in-law, Margie Wissbaum, and brother-in-law, Larry Schafer.

Published in The Grand Island Independent on 1/12/2010
Gertrude Mary "Trudy" Schwartz, 75, of Wedgewood Care Center, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010, at St. Francis Medical Center. Trudy was born Feb. 15, 1934, at St. Paul to Ernest and Mary (McAndrews) Wissbaum.

She married William Schwartz on Dec. 30, 1977, at Grand Island.

Survivors are daughter, Rachel Schwartz of Fayetteville, Ark.; a brother, Francis Wissbaum of Shakopee, Minn.; and sisters and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Gene Mason of Yuma, Ariz., Virginia Schafer of Grand Island and Joan Wissbaum of Olathe, Kan. and a host of friends and relatives.

She grew up in the St. Libory area before moving to Albion for several years. The family moved to Grand Island in 1941. She graduated from St. Mary's in 1951. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph Convent at Concordia, Kan., and was a member until 1969. She taught pre-school at St. Theresa's Montessori School in Kansas City, Mo. In 1975, she moved to Grand Island. She owned and operated Montessori Pre-school. In 1981, she moved to Cataula, Ga. She taught jr. high at Daniel Jr. High School in Columbus, Ga. In February of 1984, she moved to Russellville, Ark. She taught Kindergarten at St. John's Catholic School retiring in 1990. She continued working with students after her retirement serving as a reading tutor. She moved to Dover, Ark., in 1992. In 1999, she moved to Grand Island. She was active in the Green Thumb Program and was employed with the Red Cross and recently retired from, the Grand Island Public School System in the production/print room and as a secretary when needed.

Trudy loved to read, make rosaries, and counted cross-stitch. She was a past member of St. John's Catholic Church, its Altar Society, a member of The Rosary Guild, Catholic Women's Union and Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.

She was preceded by parents, a sister-in-law, Margie Wissbaum, and brother-in-law, Larry Schafer.

Published in The Grand Island Independent on 1/12/2010


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