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Gertrude Van Thiel, 78, Former Forest Park resident

Gertrude “Trudy” Van Thiel, 78, of Valrico, Fla., formerly of Forest Park, died on Jan. 5, 2007.

She is survived by a son, Mark Van Thiel; four daughters, Susan Murtaugh, Linda Van Thiel, Donna Ehle, Kristina Hollon; a brother, August Etteldorf; a sister, Janet Ernst; and eight grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her loving husband Raymond H. Van Thiel.

Private family services have already been held.