Gertrud Maria Herkommer
October 1, 1923 – July 19, 2018
Gertrud Herkommer Passed peacefully on July 19, 2018 at the age of 94 of natural causes. She was a resident of Novato since 1967. She was born in Stuttgart, Germany on October 1, 1923.
Gertrud was preceded in death by her parents, Karl and Magdalene Staiger, and her loving husband, Lorenz in 2007. She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Elizabeth Herkommer, and her two nieces, Marianne DeWit and Ursula Lehauka of Germany, and her long-time devoted friend, Debra Guerin. Gertrud and Lorenz migrated to Canada in 1954 and became Canadian Citizens in 1963.
They moved to California and spent the last 50 years in Novato. Gertrud worked for Fireman's Fund Insurance for close to 20 years and made many lifelong friends. Gertrud and Lorenz enjoyed many trips with the Novato Seniors Club, and enjoyed long conversations over coffee at the Creekside Bakery with friends they met at the bakery.
We would like to thank the loving care provided by HomeWell Senior Care, specifically Carrie, Anna, and Ofelia for their dedication, as well as care from Kindred Hospice the last few weeks of her life.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, August 6, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at Keaton's Redwood Chapel of Marin, 1801 Novato Blvd., Novato, CA 94947.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: LITA (Love is the Answer) 4340 Redwood Hwy., Suite F101, San Rafael, CA 94903.
- Memorial Service Monday, August 6, 2018