Gertrude 'Trudy' M. Wimmer, 90, of Guilford, wife of the late Rev. Dr. Harold R. Wimmer, passed away February 12, 2020 after a brief illness. Trudy was born in Fort Dodge, IA on May 19, 1929, a daughter of the late Carl J. and Bess Wood Schultz. She is survived by her children, Bonnie (Brett) Hendricks, Patricia (Jeffrey) Allen, and Mark (Kathy) Wimmer; her grandchildren, Katie Ward, Matthew Allen, Mike and Chris Wimmer; and great-grandchildren Michael and Mallory Wimmer. Predeceased by her brother, Rev. John Schultz. Trudy established a fulfilling career in the nursing field, first receiving her training at Faulker Hospital in Boston and later returning to school to become a Nurse Practitioner. She held many nursing jobs, including working at the VA Hospital in West Haven and running a Geriatric Clinic for St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. She was an avid swimmer and reader, and enjoyed spending summers with her family at her Leetes Island cottage. She truly cherished her friends and family from the Y, the Guilford Senior Center, Curves, her church, Leetes Island, and the Roses of Guilford House and will be missed by them all. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, February 16 at 4:00 p.m. at Bethesda Lutheran Church, 305 Saint Ronan St., New Haven. Burial will be private. Should friends desire, contributions in Trudy's memory may be made to Bethesda Lutheran Church. BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden is in care of arrangements.

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  1. We were saddened to hear of Trudy’s passing. Her ninety years of being a remarkable woman will be a lasting memory for family, friends and colleagues. May the Lord bless his memory among you. Peace and love, Chuck & Linda Starbranch

  2. The Stubbs family sends our deepest sympathy for the loss of your beloved Matriarch Trudy! Ever the level headed, wry humored, and talented cook and was always gracious and supportive of the neighborhood -kids- even as adults!!! We will never forget your kindness that Trudy and Hal showed our Mom during her illness! Prayers strength and Love to the extended Wimmer/Shultz Clan! XOXO

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