Gertrude Metzger

December 1, 1919July 4, 2018

Gertrude Metzger, nee Jungster, born in 1919. Beloved wife of the late Col. Ernest L. "Lou" Metzger; devoted mother of Steven (Nancy) Schwab, the late Richard (Diane) Schwab, and Melinda (the late Alan Goldberg) Metzger; cherished grandmother of Stephanie (Adam Gertsacov) Schwab, Michael (Alison Sideris) Schwab, Sarah (Jesse Davis) Schwab, Danny (Emily) Schwab, Jay (Alexa) Schwab, Jenifer Goldberg, Annie Schwab, Emma Goldberg, and honorary granddaughter Maria Fedorca; proud great-grandmother of Sarah, Benjamin, Phoebe, Gabriel, Aaron, Audrey, Alexander, Amelia, William, and honorary great-granddaughter Julia; dear sister of the late Elizabeth (late Walter) Sharman and the late Otto (Dorothy) Young; mother-in-law to Eva Shore, and caring aunt of many nieces and nephews. Trudy loved and was most proud of her family. On any given day, each person was her favorite: from her children to her great-grandchildren and her siblings, nieces, nephews, cousins, caregivers, and extended family. She was a devoted wife and companion: she outlived her second husband, Lou, her former husband and dear friend, Hank Schwab, and her longtime companion Len. After narrowly escaping Nazi Germany to England in 1939, she subsequently moved to Chicago and quickly assimilated, working at Marshall Field's, taking interest in her children's sports and favorite professional teams, and volunteering at the Self Help Home. She also traveled the world through Lou's career as a Colonel in the U.S. Army, and with her family. Trudy had an immense social circle and was busy every day with her friends both old and new. From mahjong to Ravinia to her dogs, and lazy days at the farm in LaPorte, Indiana, she shared her passions with those she loved. She had a playful sense of humor, was inquisitive about her family members and the world, and demonstrated her dry wit through her last days. Funeral service Monday, July 9, 1 PM, at the Mander Chapel at New Light Cemetery, 6807 N. East Prairie Rd, Lincolnwood. Interment to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Self Help Home, For info: 847-256-5700


  • Funeral Service Monday, July 9, 2018

Gertrude Metzger

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Polly Mulhearn

July 9, 2018

Dear Steven, Nancy and Family:

Please accept my deepest condolences and know that you are in my prayers.

robin and paul bralower

July 6, 2018

Trudy was a wonderful in law to me and my parents the late harry andmargrit sugar
we will miss her and remember all the wonderful things she did for others.