Gertrude E. Westphal, nee Schraut, age 88, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on May 12th, 2020

Gertrude E. Westphal nee Schraut, age 88, of Lombard, passed away May 11, 2020.

Current Services are private. Later there will be a Celebration of Life after the Covid crisis.

Gertrude was the loving wife of the late Eugene; loving mother of the late William (Natasha) of Montana, Mary (Kevin Kirwan) Westphal of Montana, Jeanne (Richard) Sackleh of Naperville, the late Joseph, Anne (David) Minnick of Montana, Teresa (Keith) McClow of Lombard, James (Julie) of Naperville; cherished grandmother of 9: Caroline, Kaitlin, Alexa, Daniel, Dylan, Evan, Alison, Jaclyn, and Alyssa; and dear sister of Ann (Jack) Wall of Crystal Lake. She was loved and admired by many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Gertrude moved to Michigan after she retired.  Before her retirement, she had lived in Oak Park and Oak Lawn.

Gertrude received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Loyola University in 1953.  She received her master’s degrees in early childhood education and library and information science from University of Illinois in Chicago.

Gertrude was a Chicago Public School teacher and Librarian from 1956 until her retirement in 1990.

Memorials to Catholic Charities’ Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide (LOSS), 721 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60654, (312) 655 – 7283, FAX (312) 948 – 3340.

Arrangements by Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St, Lombard.

For more information 888-629-0094.


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  1. Linda gilley says:

    So very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

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