Gertrude (Witt) Steinnagel

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    - Gary Greim
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SOUTHINGTON - Gertrude (Witt) Steinnagel, 94, of Southington, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 29, 2014. She had been the wife of the late Arthur H. Steinnagel Sr. for over 40 years.

Born in Plantsville Jan. 21, 1920, to the late Henry W. and Mary (Kaytor) Witt, she had been a lifelong Southington resident. Gertrude was a 1937 Lewis High School graduate. She was a lifelong member at the First Lutheran Church and longtime Council member and Communion Assistant. She worked as a line supervisor at Allied Control and retired after 25 years of service.

Gertrude is survived by her three children, Truda Steinnagel, of Middletown, Arthur H. Steinnagel, Jr. and Irene Poirier, of Bristol and Heidi Pickett and her husband, David, of Southington; she also leaves behind her eight grandchildren, who she always provided plenty of snacks for and taught to tie their shoes, Pam Wissenbach and her husband, Tom, Melinda Hurle and Marcy Setter, Colleen Greim and her husband, Gary, Tracy Baldino and her husband, Gary, Andrew and Shannon Rittner, Philip Rittner and Robert McAlpin, Nathan Pickett and Amanda Pickett; and four great-grandchildren, Eryn Wissenbach and Nicholas, Ava, and Amelia Rittner. She was predeceased by two sisters, Henrietta Aldi and Maryann Zajac; and her brother, Henry Witt Jr..

In lieu of flowers, donations in Gertrude's memory may be made to the First Lutheran Church, 232 Bristol St., Southington, CT 06489. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 4, at the First Lutheran Church, 232 Bristol St., Southington. Burial will follow in South End Cemetery, Southington. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, April 3, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Plantsville Funeral Home, 975 S. Main St., Plantsville. For online condolences and directions, please visit
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Published in The Record-Journal on Apr. 1, 2014
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