Gertrude M. Adam

Gertrude M. Adam of Arlington Heights for 87 years Services for Gertrude M. Adam, 101, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, at Lauterburg & Oehler Funeral Home, 2000 E. Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights. The Rev. Jeff Deardorff of First Presbyterian Church in Arlington Heights will officiate. Born Aug. 28, 1902, in Chicago, the daughter of George Max and Adele Weinhardt Adam, she passed away peacefully Friday, March 12, 2004, at the Lutheran Home, Arlington Heights. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Chicago. Gertrude moved to Arlington Heights with her parents and four siblings in 1917. The family home was at 304 E. Euclid Ave., where Gertrude lived until 1991, when she moved to Luther Village. Following graduation from Arlington High School in 1921, she attended Metropolitan Business School in Chicago and then began a long career as a legal secretary. Gertrude was employed for more than 20 years in legal department of the New York Central Railroad as assistant to the chief legal counsel Sidney Murray, and when he retired, she went to work for the law firm of Gardner, Carton and Douglas. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and travel, as well as entertaining family and friends. Recently, First Presbyterian Church honored her with a 75-year membership certificate. Gertrude was a longtime member of the Presbyterian Ladies Aide Society. She also assisted in the establishment of the Arlington Heights Historical Museum, where she spent many volunteer hours. She and her parents were friends with the Mullers and Bantas, whose homes are part of the museum complex. In 1999, she was featured in the Daily Herald as one of the oldest residents of Arlington Heights. Never married, she was known to her adoring relatives as Aunt Trudy. Her home was the site of many family gatherings. Survivors include her nieces and nephews, Kurt Adam of Aspen, Colo., Miles Adam of Medina, Wash., Scott (Jean) Adam of Marina del Rey, Calif., Dennis (Sandy) Hackbarth of Bremen, Ind., Linda Hackbarth of Bayview, Idaho and Tom (Janis) Sleeter of Downers Grove; and numerous grandnieces and grandnephews. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Arlington Heights Historical Museum or the Lutheran Home Foundation. Friends may visit www.dailyherald.com/obits to express condolences and sign the guest book. For funeral information,(847)253-5423.

Funeral Home

Lauterburg - Oehler Funeral Home
2000 East Northwest Highway Arlington Heights, IL 60004
(847) 253-5423

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Mar. 14, 2004