GERTRUDE "TRUDY" L. GEVERS, 89, of Fort Wayne, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 25, 2014, at Hospice Home. Born Jan. 7, 1925, in Lincoln, Neb., she was a daughter of the late William and Rose Deitemeyer. She shared her joy of life and faith through grace, hospitality, and generosity as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt. She was a constant partner in her husband's ministries. Trudy worked for South Side High School for over 11 years and retired in 1998. She was a member of Trinity English Lutheran Church, Elizabeth South Circle and Federation of Lutheran Women. Celebrating her life are her daughter, Karen (Joseph) Ackerman of Portland, Ore.; sons, Robert (Lynda) Gevers and John (Gregory Fryzel) Gevers, both of Fort Wayne; grandson, Robert John (RJ) Gevers of Fort Wayne; and sisters, Lois (Wayne) Koop of Lincoln, Neb. and Rosemarie (Jim) Janke of New Braunfels, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Pastor Robert W. Gevers; and siblings, Ruth Helen Deitemeyer, Helen Ruth Deitemeyer, Harold Deitemeyer, Gil Deitemeyer, Carl Deitemeyer, and William Deitemeyer. A celebration of life memorial service is 2 p.m. Thursday, May 1, 2014, at Trinity English Lutheran Church, 405 W. Wayne St. There will be a family and friend's celebration gathering from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 1, 2014, in the Garden Home Club House at Coventry Meadows, 7843 W. Jefferson Blvd. The family is grateful for the care Trudy received from the staff at Lutheran Hospital and Visiting Nurse Hospice Home. In lieu of flowers, preferred memorials to Trinity English Lutheran Church and Hospice Home. Arrangements by Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home. To leave an online condolence for the family, visit www.klaehnfahlmelton.com
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Apr. 27, 2014