Gertrude "Trudy" Marie Freidinger

Gertrude "Trudy" Freidinger, 85, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 2:05 A.M. Saturday, October 22, 2016 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon, Illinois. She was born Wednesday, July 29, 1931 in New Hampton, Iowa to parents, Walter and Hazel (Maske) Weidler. She married Reverend George D. Freidinger on December 27, 1953 in New Hampton, Iowa and he preceded her in death on October 14, 2002. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hampton with Pastor Cindy Krause officiating. Burial will be at Boyd Cemetery. A Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. Friday, October 28, 2016 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton. Morning Visitation will be held from 9:00 to 10:00 Saturday, October 29, 2016 at the church. Online condolences for Trudy’s family may be left at Trudy is survived by her three daughters: Ruth Taylor and husband Perry of Rochester, Illinois; Karen Young and husband Stuart of Lisle, Illinois; and Diane Pierce and husband Don of Ames, Iowa, seven grandchildren: Michael Taylor; David Taylor; Daniel Young; Christine Young; Kati Young; Ash Pierce; and Josh Pierce, brother: Dr. Donald Weidler of Kentucky, sister: Beverly Taylor and husband LaRue of Arizona, and sister-in-law: LuAnn Shaw and husband Millard of Peoria, Illinois. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Her parents and husband preceded her in death. Trudy worked as a Head Start teacher for over 20 years and was a very active member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon, Illinois where she sang in the choir and served on several church committees. She was a member of the Jefferson County 4-H Extension and loved spending time with her grandchildren who were the joy of her life. For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon or Saint John's Boyd Cemetery in New Hampton, Iowa.

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  1. I am very sorry to hear of your loss. The lost of a loved one grieves the heart and words are never enough to take away the pain. However, our Heavenly Father knows your grief. As a loving and caring Father, He will be there to comfort and sooth your “broken-heart and crushed spirit”. ( Psalm 34:18 ). May you find comfort and hope in God’s promise of a day when you will reunite with your loved one again. ( Isaiah 26:19 ). My sincere condolences to the family.

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