Gertrude Miller-Berg Posted: 2021-05-26 16:45:41

Gertrude Miller-Berg


Gertrude (nee Auer) Miller-Berg, 91, of Huntley, died peacefully on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at JourneyCare Barrington.

Gertrude was born on August 21, 1929 in Vienna, Austria to parents Antoine and Agnes (nee Klein) Auer.
Her family was her everything. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Gertrude was a talented seamstress, making clothing and making alterations for numerous people. During the pandemic she discovered adult coloring books and enjoyed creating beautiful pictures for her loved ones. She was incredibly active in Sun City participating in many activities . Her favorites were card and games playing with her dear friends and family. She was a member of the German Club, Wonder Lake Women’s League, active in a bowling and golf leagues . She was an avid reader and spent time reading every day. Gertrude was a devoted Chicago Cubs fan, and no one was more thrilled than her to witness them winning the world series. Gertrude was a determined, outspoken, vibrant, kind, and loving woman and had an absolute zest for life . She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Gertrude is survived by her children, Curt (Vicki) Miller, Debbie Lutker, and Lisa (Ronald) Velasquez, her grandchildren, Eric (Tess), Brian (Michelle), Drake (Stephanie), Kyle (fiancé Kylie), Justin (fiancé Nicole), Brent (fiancé Marcy), Patrick (Terra), Ashley, Lauren, Lindsay, Nicholas, Leah, and Liam, and her great-grandchildren, Jackson, Everett, Bradly, Isla, Weston, Mira, Alayna, Raelynn, and a 9th great-grandchild on the way.
She was preceded in death by her husband Donald Miller, on February 9, 1998, and her husband Dennis Berg, on June 7, 2005.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to JourneyCare Hospice or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Visitation will be Saturday, May 29, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. to time of memorial service at 11:30 a.m. at DeFiore Funeral Home, 10763 Dundee Road, Huntley.
Inurnment will be private.
For further information please call the funeral home at 847-515-8772 or online condolences may be directed to

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Debbie & Bob Brinker 2021-05-27 07:17:06

You’re so shocked and very sorry to hear about Trudy‘s passing. I wish we could be there for you. We will be around later as I am sure it will be hard for a while. You had so many good years with her. And she was healthy pretty much to the end. We love you and are thinking of you Debbie and Bob

Nancy Voss 2021-05-27 07:40:04

I know for certain that we never lose the ones we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Trudy leaves an incredible imprint on all of our memories, and will always be in our lives and hearts.❤️ You all have my deepest condolences and love.

Pauline and Todd Fellner 2021-05-27 07:55:55

So sad to hear about Trudy. What a great lady. We always enjoyed her. She was such a fun loving lady. Peace and comfort to you all♡

Arleen Noel 2021-05-27 08:31:47

My deepest sympathy to Kurt, Debbie, Lisa and family. Trudy will surely be missed by all. She was a wonderful lady.

Edmund Czasch 2021-05-27 09:34:57

I will always remember Trudy and will think on their last visit in Vienna in 2016 with Debbie. It was a great pleasure to show her special places which she want to see again. She was always closely connected to her relatives in Vienna. Trudy - rest in peace.... Vienna will keep You in mind!

Christy and Bob Wiggs 2021-05-27 09:49:51

Debbie we are so sorry for the loss of your Mother. Truly was so vibrant and kind and we know she left you with many beautiful memories to cherish which I hope will help you through this difficult time. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Love always,

Belinda Lutz-Hamel & Bill Hamel 2021-05-27 10:31:25

We offer our sincere condolences to Trudy's family and friends. We are so grateful to have spend last Mothers Day with her eating a delicious brunch, prepared by Patrick, on Debbie's sunny lake view deck. Trudy made everyone laugh in her affable manner. We made plans for the upcoming summer. It is hard to believe it was only a few days ago. Trudy, bis spater. Ich libe dich und wunsche dir Frieden.

Dick & Gerry Groves 2021-05-27 11:26:45

Our prayers & sympathy goes out to her children, Debby, Kurt and Lisa and all their families. Trudy was a special person. We talked frequently and shared our games with our groups playing cards & Mexican Train, traveled together with our neighborhood group and so much more. She was a real trouper & had a great sense of humor. We will miss her so very much! RIP Trudy!

Dan Voss 2021-05-27 14:47:33

The memories of those we cherish are forever carried in our hearts. Please know our thoughts and love are also with you this day, and always.

Rich and Patty Jankowski 2021-05-27 15:36:59

Trudy will truly be missed. We are still in shock as she was gone so quickly!! My heart goes out to her entire family who is at a greater loss than one could imagine. There are so many positive memories of Trudy that will always bring a smile to your face - forever and always xoxo

Patrice and William Braun 2021-05-27 16:04:41

We had the opportunity to know Trudy aka Mom. A treasure, brought laughter, love and joy into our lives. We pray her journey home is swift and looked forward to having her as our shared angel, a bright star to “talk to” always!

Dan Voss 2021-05-27 16:51:20

The memories of those we cherish are forever carried in our hearts. Please know our thoughts and love are also with you this day, and always.

Morgan and Waltraud Bergquist 2021-05-28 10:52:23

We will miss you, our Dear Friend! From when we first met when I crossed the street on Wellington Ave. to say hi to Trudy & Curtie, we had an instant connection. We spoke German and both came from Austria and the friendship grew between our families and spanned over 60 years! Trudy and Don became instant friends of my parents and, Oh what good times we shared together ... the laughter, mischief & parties and vacation together will always remain in our memory. Trudy's friendship and family have remained an important part of our lives. Her wonderful smile and contagious laugh will be remembered. Her family was the center of her life and she always was so proud of her children and grandchildren and spoke lovingly of all. Der Weg war kurz, die Ruhe ist lang, Ruhe im Gott. Rest in Peace!

Steve And Barbara Simon 2021-05-28 11:40:10

Debbie, we are so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

Monique Jauw 2021-05-28 23:02:56

Paul and I send our deepest condolences . Trudy was a true spitfire with a lot of spunk, energy and love for her whole family . Her unending love was always visible for Debby whenever I was lucky enough to be a part of their time together. God gave your whole family a long time with her and blessed you in every way by doing so. I can only imagine how much she will be missed by you all. Praying for you during this difficult time.