Gertrude Milner, 104

Gertrude Milner (nee Goodanetz), age 104, of Hartford, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at Serenity Villa in Slinger.

Gertrude was born on April 22, 1908, in Riga, Latvia, to Adam and Maria (nee Petkel) Goodanetz. She was united in marriage to Edmund Milner on June 24, 1938 in Toronto, Canada.

She worked for Chrysler for more than 25 years. Gertrude loved baking, gardening, sewing and traveling. She lived for and loved her family dearly. Gertrude was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church.

Gertrude is survived by her son Ronald (Barbara) Milner of Hartford; her daughters-in-law Sue Milner and Ione Sarafiny, both of Hartford; two grandchildren, Joseph (Julie) Milner and Amy (Glen) Hageman; and four great-grandchildren, Emily, Joe, Colin and Eli. She is further survived by other relatives and friends here, in Canada and in Latvia. Gertrude was preceded in death by her husband Edmund, and her sons Joseph and Edmund Milner. Mass of Christian Burial for Gertrude will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at 11 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church, 200 E. Washington St., Slinger, with Father Richard Stoffel officiating. The family will greet relatives and friends at the church on Saturday from 9-11 a.m.

Inurnment will be in Old St. Peter Catholic Cemetery in Slinger at a later date.

The family extends a special thank you to the staff of Serenity Villa for the love and care they gave to our mother.

The Shimon Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be found at