Gertrude B Vetterl

gertrude vetterl

July 21, 1938 ~ April 5, 2019

Vetterl, Gertrude, B “Trudy” (nee: Wagner), age 80, of Palisades Park, on Friday April 5, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Nuremberg, Germany, she was a homemaker. Her love and interests were for her family, including being an integral part of the family business, Kogan & Company. Beloved wife of the late Hans Vetterl. Devoted mother of Linda Vetterl, Thomas Vetterl, Werner Vetterl, and Ingrid Chernet and her husband Bob. Loving sister of late brothers Hans and Franz Wagner. Cherished sister in law of Connie Bizyk. Dear aunt of Willy Bizyk and Urban Dietl (Waltraud). She was loved by her many nieces, nephews, and friends. The family will receive their friends on Monday 4-8pm at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street “opposite the Fort Lee Library”. The funeral will leave Tuesday at 9:30 AM for the celebration of her funeral mass in St. John R. C. Church (Leonia) at 10:00 AM. For condolences, directions, or information (201) 944-0100 or


Funeral Service: April 9, 2019 10:00 am

St. John R. C. Church
Broad & Harrison Avenue
Leonia, NJ 07605

Visitation at Funeral Home: April 8, 2019 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Final Resting Place:

George Washington Memorial Park.
Paramus & Century Roads
Paramus, NJ 07653-0021

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  1. Trudy was the best Mother in law anyone could have hoped for. She was so warm and loving. I am heartbroken over her loss, but i am comforted in knowing She is with Hans and is no longer in pain.

  2. To the Family of Gertrude,

    Please accept our heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your dear mother (aunt)
    May fond memories comfort you and ease your grief.

    Rolf and Erika Denz
    Cary, North Carolina

  3. Remembering our days in St Michael’s, Gertrude was always ready to help with all our fund raising. Good lady. Rip.

  4. We were blessed living with the greatest neighbors on Edsall Avenue. Gertrude, Hans, mom and dad, the Prisendorfs and the Marchettis were more than neighbors; they were extended family members. Wonderful memories of barbecues, weddings, Holidays and other crazy times will make it easy to keep them always on our minds and forever in our hearts.

  5. Linda and Family – I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I pray that you can find peace in knowing that she and your dad are holding hands once again.

  6. Liebe Ingrid Werner Linda und Tommy
    Wir haben mit großer Bestürzung vom Tod eurer lieben Mutter erfahren.
    Wir möchten euch auf diesem Weg unser Beileid aussprechen.
    Liebe Grüße von Sieglinde und Kurt mit Familie

  7. We are very sorry to hear about Gertrud’s passing. We will always remember her kindness and helpfulness as well as her great and warm hospitality during our visits to New Jersey. We have also many wonderful memories of her visits to Germany. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.
    Kurt (nephew) and Christa Dietl, Stefan, Florian, Christoph and Melanie, Sarah, Jonas.

  8. So sorry for the Los of your beloved mother. My condolences to your entire family and friends. Heaven has gained another angel My she rest in peace

  9. So very sorry for the loss of your beloved mother.
    My heart, love and prayers are with you all.

    She was a wonderful woman and will take her place in heaven right next to your dad.

    Sending love,

  10. My deepest sympathy for the loss of your loving mom. May she R.I.P with your dad. Sending hugs and prayers to all of you xo Colleen

  11. Dear family. I am very sorry to have read of the recent death of your loved one, Gertrude. Please accept my sincere condolences. I would like to share something that I have personally found to be very comforting. It is found in the Bible at John 5:28,29 and also Revelation 21:3-5. These verses tell us that soon God is going to bring about a resurrection of our dear loved ones, as well as do away with all of the many causes we have for suffering, including sickness, pain & death. Knowing these truths have always comforted me and it is my hope that these thoughts from the Bible will likewise comfort your family and will also ease some of your pain during this most difficult time in your lives. I have also found very comforting information about what hope there is for our deceased loved ones on

  12. Gertrude and Hans were a big presence in the Fay family. We were Connie and Steve's neighbors across the street on Palisades Blvd and I have many fond memories of Gertrude, Hans and their family growing up. A lovely lady always. Rest in peace, and my sincere condolences to Ingrid, Werner, Tom and Linda. Sincerely, Kathy Fay

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