Gertrude ‘Trudie’ Sloey

Gertrude “Trudie” Sloey of Waukesha went home to her lord and savior Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at the age of 88.

Trudie graduated from Garfield High School in Fond du Lac, St. Agnes School of Nursing in Fond du Lac and St. Francis School of Anesthesia in La Crosse. She was a loving and compassionate nurse anesthetist for 45 years, and proudly practiced at St. Joseph’s, St. Anthony’s and Elmbrook Memorial hospitals. Trudie was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Waukesha for 47 years. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Trudie was the loving mother of Kathleen (Robert) Townsend of Fort Atkinson, Karen (Philip Lund) Sloey of Golden Valley, Minn., and Thomas Sloey of Wales; loving and caring grandmother of Alison, Whitney and Heather Townsend, Erik, Arianna and Cassandra Lund, and Andrew and Elise Sloey; cherished sister of Donald (Patricia) of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., Helen Jean (Edward) LeRoy of Albany, Ore., and Lu (Donald) Miller of Fond du Lac. She is further survived by other relatives and friends.

Trudie was preceded in death by her parents, Emil and Ruth Wegener; and brothers, Roland and Robert Wegener.

Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until the 5 p.m. funeral service Sunday, Feb. 13, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 300 Carroll St., Waukesha, WI 53186. The Rev. Kathy Boadwine will be officiating. Entombment will be at Wisconsin Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church (address above).

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com.