Gertrude (Trudy) Niemiec passed away on Friday, April 19, 2019 of complications from cancer. She was born on February 27, 1936 in Calumet City, IL. to Josephine (Misch) and Michael Niemiec.
Trudy worked in finance in the Chicago area for many years and, in retirement, volunteered at St. Jude House of Crown Point, IN., the Cancer Resource Centre of Munster, IN, and Community Hospital in Munster, IN. She earned an Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts from Indiana University Northwest. Trudy also attended Thornton Community College where she studied finance and writing. Her love of animals led her to be a pet minder much to the delight of many people but most especially to their dogs and cats to whom she gave great loving care.
Trudy is predeceased by her mother and father as well as sister Virginia Lundsten, brothers Joseph and Frank Niemiec, and brothers-in-law Dr. Leslie Lundsten, Ralph Knoerzer, and Dr. David Czarnecki. She is survived by her sisters Josephine Knoerzer, and Phyllis Czarnecki, and brother Stephen (Anna) Niemiec; plus many nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 18 at 10:00 a.m. at St. James the Less Catholic Church, 9640 Kennedy Avenue, Highland, IN. There will be a visitation hour at 9:00 a.m. A private, family internment will be held at a later time.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Trudy's name to either the Cancer Resource Centre of Munster, IN. or Humane Indiana of Highland, IN.
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