Gertrude M. Bergin

Funeral services will be held for Gertrude M. Bergin of Fort Myers, Fla. at 1 p.m. on Dec. 1 at Grace Lutheran Church in Thiensville.

Gertrude passed away on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007 at the age of 86.

Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday, from noon until the time of service. Interment will take place at Lakefield Cemetery.

Mueller Funeral Home in Cedarburg is serving the family.

Gertrude was born in the town of Grafton on Sept. 4, 1921, the daughter of Adela and George Hennings.

She moved to Captiva Island, Fla. in 1989, after raising her family in Waubeka.

Gertrude is survived by her devoted husband of 62 years, Richard F. Bergin; her son Rick (JoAnn) Bergin of Tucson, Ariz.; her daughters Mary (Dave) Grzelak of Tampa, Fla. and Kaye (Michael) Tresp of Oshkosh; her grandchildren Jennifer (Dave), David (Karen), Carrie, Kristyn (Michael), Mandi, Nick, Lauren and Brian; her great-grandchildren Jordan, Payton, Justin and Jayden; and her sisters Joyce and Janet Hennings. She is further survived by her sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

Gertrude was preceded in death by her loving parents, and her brothers George Jr. and Robert Hennings.

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In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Gertrude’s name to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, 1232 22nd St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037-1292; phone: (202) 223-2226; or online at