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Gertrude M. McKiel

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McKiel, Gertrude Marie 'Trudy' Age 92, of Geneva, Illinois, formerly of Montgomery, Illinois, died Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at Arden Courts of Geneva. She was born September 18, 1921, in South Bend, Indiana, the daughter of the late Leo J. and Theresa D. (née Urbanski) Chelminiak. She was employed in various capacities, latterly as a receptionist, by Lyon Metal Products in Montgomery, between 1978 and 2001, the year she retired. Trudy was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church in Oswego, Illinois, for many years. She was also a long-standing member and past president of the Entre Nous Bridge Club of Aurora, Illinois. Trudy is survived by her daughter, Cynthia (Alex) Hunt of Radlett, Hertfordshire, England; sister, Antoinette Claxton of Niles, Michigan; and brother Clement J. Chelminiak of Seattle, Washington. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon J. McKiel; sister, Sr. Helen Marie, C.R.; and brothers, John H. and Ted S. Chelminiak. There will be no visitation, and cremation has taken place. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at St. Anne Catholic Church, 551 Boulder Hill Pass, Oswego. The Rev. Daniel Stempora will officiate. Interment will take place at St. Joseph Memorial Park in Granger, Indiana. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Greater Illinois, 8430 West Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago, Illinois 60601. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to DUNN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME with CREMATORY in Oswego, Illinois. For more information, please call (630)554-3888 or visit

Published in the Aurora Beacon News on May 28, 2014
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