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In Memory of

Gertrude M. Eul

October 6, 1943 - March 25, 2015

Obituary


The name Gertrude or Gert, Gertie or even Trudy Eul draws a clear image. Certainly that is true for those who knew her well but it is also very real for those with whom she was acquainted for a shorter time. Gert was definitely one of a kind.

She enjoyed people and was a people magnet. Everyone knew that a few minutes with Gert would leave them smiling, laughing and taking life less seriously. We all need that.

A cup of coffee at the kitchen table was a full day event with Gert...

The name Gertrude or Gert, Gertie or even Trudy Eul draws a clear image. Certainly that is true for those who knew her well but it is also very real for those with whom she was acquainted for a shorter time. Gert was definitely one of a kind.

She enjoyed people and was a people magnet. Everyone knew that a few minutes with Gert would leave them smiling, laughing and taking life less seriously. We all need that.

A cup of coffee at the kitchen table was a full day event with Gert sometimes. Any event became a party when Gert decided it was time to let loose. No one enjoyed life more than Gert did; no one brought a room to life more than Gert did either.

She loved people, especially her family. Her mother's number one caregiver, Gert took impeccable care of Florence in the winter of her "Ma's" life. Marie's sister and best friend in the whole world, Gert said her favorite thing in the world was shopping at Christmastime with Marie. John's sister and companion, Gert quoted her little brother often, taking in his wisdom and ready to share it with a "Johnny says."

Her siblings' children were her children and their children her grandchildren. Her parents and grandparents (kept alive through Gert's awesome stories) aunts, uncles, cousins and good friends meant everything to her.

Very detail oriented, Gert liked things clean and neat. No one kept a house as clean and could make a window shine as clear as Gert. She also believed in dressing for the occasion. She was not afraid to stand out in a crowd, as long as she knew she looked good. She encouraged those who listened to look their best too, always complimenting them when they did.

Heaven's party must've needed some spice that God called her home (albeit a little faster and a little sooner than we would have liked.) She would have liked knowing she was missed but she would not have wanted us to stop moving on. With every good cup of coffee, restaurant meal and glass of whisky we enjoy, we toast Gert. She's got a different angle now but she's still there to celebrate, console and get through a day with us. We love you Gert; you were easy to love.

EUL, GERTRUDE M.

Gertrude "Trudy" Eul. Beloved daughter of the late Lawrence and the late Florence Eul; loving sister of Marie (Peter) Farella and John Eul; devoted aunt of Jim Farella, Gina (John) Howley, Dan (Mary) Eul, Tina (Sean) Meskill and John (Wendy) Eul; cherished great-aunt of Daniel, James, Emily, Martin, Joseph, Timothy and John. Visitation, Sat, March 28, 2014, 9am-11am at Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, 4727 W 103rd St, Oak Lawn, 708-636-1193. Mass 11:30 am at St Linus Church, 10300 S Lawler, Oak Lawn. Private interment at St Mary Cemetery will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Trudy's name may be made to the American Cancer Society. www.blakelamboaklawn.com