GERTRUDE MARY “GERTIE” “TRUDI” GEHRING, died on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at Pine Crest Village Assisted Living, Sturgeon Bay, Wis. Born March 1, 1912, at the family farm home in Wells County – near Ossian, she was a daughter of Charles and Mary (Stoppenhagen) Werling. Trudi was the middle child of nine. Trudi married Cecil Dull in 1934 in Decatur, Ind. She moved to New Haven, in 1951 and to River Forest, Ill., in 1962 where she served as Residence Director at Concordia College in River Forest, Ill., until 1971. There, Trudi met and married Dr. Albert Maurer, and later, they moved back to New Haven. In 1986, she married Ronald Gehring. In 2005, Trudi moved to Pine Crest Village Assisted Living in Sturgeon Bay, close to her son and daughter-in-law, Chuck and Joanne, where she enjoyed nine happy years with the caring staff and residents there. She was active in her church wherever she lived. Trudi’s greatest joy was her family in whom she took great pride. She loved playing cards and will be remembered for her enjoyment of life, her good humor, her peaceful nature, and her wisdom. Trudi is survived by two sons, Roger (Jeanette) Dall of Batavia, Ill. and Charles (Joanne) Dull of Sturgeon Bay, Wis.; five grandsons, Rex (Dawn) Dall of Winfield, Ill., Chris (Katie) Dall of Elburn, Ill., Timothy (Tara) Dull of Oak Park, Ill., Peter (Judith Tsui) Dull of Seattle, Wash., and Andrew (Maureen McGuire) Dull of St. Paul, Minn.; 10 great-grandchildren, Madeline, Connor and Matthew Dall, Jordan, Sam and Cuyler Dull, Stella and Agnes Dull, and Emma and Tilly Dall; numerous nieces and nephews. Also surviving are Ron’s children, Sandy (Tom) Skrabanek, Debbie Leonard and Ron (Terry) Gehring; and Ron’s grandchildren, Kim Bolles, Stacy Hurst, Greg (Vanessa) and Doug (Leah) Gehring, Suzanne (Matthew) Rupert, Christy and Clare Leonard; and Ron’s eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Minnie (Arthur) Bosselman, Edith (Walter) Schmidt, Hilda (Harry) Deeter, Arnold (Irma, Dorothy) Werling, George (Ercy) Werling, Herbert (Anne) Werling, Dorothy (Walter) Schroeder, Lorene (Jerry) Gremaux (all formerly of Fort Wayne); and three husbands. Memorial service is 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at her home church, Emanuel Lutheran Church, 800 Green St., New Haven (IN 46674). Memorials may be given to Emanuel Lutheran Church, New Haven or Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, Illinois or charity of donor’s choice. Arrangement by E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 St. Rd. 930 E., New Haven. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.harperfuneralhome.com

POSTED: 02/22/15 at 8:01 am. FILED UNDER: Obits