Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home for Funerals

6810 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne, IN


M. Gertrude Wyss

July 22, 1922June 1, 2020

M. Gertrude Wyss, 97, of Fort Wayne passed away on Monday, June 1, 2020. She was born on July 22, 1922 in Allen County, a daughter of the late Stephan and Florence (Hake) Sorg. She worked at home raising and caring for her family and helping on the farm. She was a member at St. Joseph Hessen Cassel Catholic Church. Surviving family include her children, Diana Cole, Ronald (Jean), Kenneth (Jean), Russell (Sheila), Thomas, and Daniel (Linda) Wyss; 17 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren; and siblings, Joan Smith, Carl Sorg, Dorothy Brown, and Ruth Ann Lothamer. Besides her parents, she was preceded in passing by her husband, Arthur Wyss; son, Nicholas Wyss; daughter-in-laws, Delores and Judy Wyss; son-in-law, Jim Cole; and brothers, Raymond and Hubert Sorg. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at St. Joseph Hessen Cassel Catholic Church, 11337 Old Decatur Road South, Fort Wayne with visitation one hour prior. Masks are required and social distancing and attendance guidelines will be followed. Burial will be in St. Joseph Hessen Cassel Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Masses or St. Joseph Hessen Cassel Catholic School Tutition Fund.


  • Masses
  • St. Joseph Hessen Cassel Catholic School Tuition Fund


  • Visitation

    Saturday, June 6, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Saturday, June 6, 2020

  • Final Resting Place: St. Joseph Hessen Cassel Catholic Cemetery

    Saturday, June 6, 2020


M. Gertrude Wyss

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Jim Ponsot

June 5, 2020

God bless.....

Jim Ponsot
Mary Jane Nodine

Jim Morrell

June 5, 2020

I introduced myself to your Mother after dinner on the first day that I arrived at Kingston on 3/1/2020. She remembered my last name. What a wonderful conversation! I went to St. Therese School and Bishop Luers with Ken and Russell. Several times before the lockdown, your Mom would wheel her chair over to my table after dinner and she would talk to me about her wonderful family for at least 30 minutes. She invited me to join her to play Bingo with Russell on Wednesday. That was very nice to talk to Russell! I then saw Dan at Sunday Mass here at Kingston. May your Mother rest in peace in the arms of Our Lord! Your family will be in my prayers during this difficult time. Blessings to your family! Jim Morrell

Julie Miller

June 4, 2020

I am so thankful I got to know your mom. She was a joy to be around, plus, she got Greg to eat rhubarb pie. He always would tell me about Grandma baking pies just for him . She will be missed.

Rosie Golden

June 3, 2020

Jim had hip replacement and just got home today so I can't make it to the funeral. We are sending our condolences.
Jim and Rosie Golden