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Gertrude L. Kaiser

January 11, 1940 — September 4, 2023

Gertrude L. Kaiser

“Trudy”

Age 83 of Channahon, passed away peacefully at her home with her family by her side on Monday, September 4, 2023.

Born January 11, 1940 in Joliet, Trudy was a daughter of Ferdinand and Gertrude (Lukanich) Padovich. She was raised and educated in Joliet and graduated from St. Francis Academy with the class of 1957. Trudy went on to work for Ecolab and after more than 25 years of service, retired in 2002. She was a devout Catholic and longtime parishioner of St. Joseph Church in Joliet. Trudy will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her daughters: Kimberly Kaiser (William Felkins) and Michelle Kaiser (Sean Cavanagh); grandson: Michael P. Bols (Katie Bols); great-grandson: Michael Bols; sister: Elaine (the late Bob) Blazekovich; sisters-in-law: Phyllis Wolfe and Susan Padovich, and nephew: William Wolfe.

Trudy is preceded in death by her husband: Michael H. Kaiser; parents: Ferdinand and Gertrude; sister: Carol Russell and brother: Fred Padovich, Jr.

The family will receive relatives and friends for a visitation on Friday, September 8, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. until time of closing prayers beginning at 10:00 a.m. at Tezak Funeral Home, 1211 Plainfield Road in Joliet. The funeral will then drive in procession to St. Joseph Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial beginning at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow and Trudy will be laid to rest at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Joliet.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, September 8, 2023

9:00 - 10:00 am (Central time)

Tezak's Home to Celebrate Life

1211 Plainfield Road, Joliet, IL 60435

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Chapel Prayers

Friday, September 8, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Tezak's Home to Celebrate Life

1211 Plainfield Road, Joliet, IL 60435

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Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, September 8, 2023

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

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Interment

Friday, September 8, 2023

Starts at 11:30 am (Central time)

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