Gertrude Martha "Trudy" Binder

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Gertrude Martha Binder, 102, of Essexville, our loving and devoted aunt was born into eternal life on the morning of Saturday, November 14, 2015 at the Rachel Sovereign Memorial Home. Miss Binder was born on March 4, 1913, the daughter of the late Frank J. and Martha M. (Jaster) Binder. She worked for many years at the health department, and continued her career, retiring from Dow Corning in 1978. As a very devout and faithful Catholic, she was always known for praying the rosary three times a day, and was a faithful parishioner of St. Jude Thaddeus Parish. She will forever be remembered for her strong will, up-to-date and current styles, intelligence, and kind ways. Left to cherish her memory are her nieces and nephews, Richard and wife, Elizabeth Binder, David and wife, Gerry Binder, Janet and husband, Andy Canepa, Joyce Berglund, Berniece Binder, Marilyn and husband, Dean Reedy, and Jim Binder. She is also survived by many great, great-great, and great-great-great nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Miss Binder was welcomed home to heaven by her sister, Bertha and husband, Clifford Engwis; brother, Arthur and wife, Helen Binder, and nephew, Ronald Binder. The family will be present to receive visitors on Monday, November 16, 2015 from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM with a 7:00 PM Vigil for the Deceased at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd., Hampton Twp. On Tuesday, November 17, 2015, Miss Binder will be taken to St. Jude Thaddeus Parish (St. John the Evangelist Church), 614 Pine St., Essexville, where visiting will continue from 9:00 AM until the time of her 10:00 AM Funeral Liturgy. Fr. Dale Orlik will officiate with the Rite of Committal to follow at St. Patrick’s Mausoleum. The entire family wishes to extend a heartfelt thanks to the entire staff of the Rachel Sovereign Memorial Home, where memorial contributions may be directed to in her memory. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at

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  1. It was an honor to be able to take care of Trudy. She was a beautiful lady. I’m going to miss her and the stories she told. Fly high Trudy, you’ve earned it!

  2. Gertrude was not only a great woman she was a saintly woman
    God Bless you Gertrude your are sadly missed
    Thomas Klink and family

  3. What a pretty and very sweet lady. Honored to know Gert and we had a lovely visit when my mom was in town. She liked Bernie’s fried perch when we had Dick, Betty and Gert over for dinner. We also enjoyed bible study at Betty’s home. She will be missed.

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