FederspielHiltrudeHiltrude Rose Federspiel, age 90, of East Walters Street, Port Washington passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at The Aurora Medical Center in Grafton, WI after a brief stay.

She was born on June 23, 1924, oldest child of Richard “Pops” and Margaret Pesch Bossler in Port Washington. She grew up on East Prospect Street and was a graduate of St. Mary’s Parochial School. For several years, Trudy worked as a nurse’s aide at the former St. Alphonsus Hospital and did clinical secretarial work for Dr. Charles P. Kauth, MD, both in Port Washington.

On February 5, 1955, she married Norbert G. Federspiel, also of Port Washington, at St. Mary’s Church. He preceded her in death on April 5, 2010.

Trudy was an active homemaker raising six children and volunteering at St. Mary’s School in the library and cafeteria. She took great pride in her home, cooking and baking with the family. When the children were young, she shared her skills of knitting, sewing and embroidery.

She is survived by her children Mathieu Federspiel of Bend, OR, Anne (Larry) Krueger of Beaver Dam, Mark (Barbara) Federspiel of West Bend, John (Ann) Federspiel of Charleston, WV, Mary Jo Federspiel of Beaver Dam and Sarah (Lowell) Cottrill of Mondovi; 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband Norbert, 4 sisters Caroline Ansay, Bernice Winnemuller, LaVerne Redig and Helen Eich; 2 brothers John “Butch” Bossler and Jerald “JT” Bossler and 2 infant sisters.

Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 6PM Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 145 Church Street, Saukville. Reverend Karl Acker and Reverend Patrick Wendt will con-celebrate. Visitation will take place from 3:30-6PM Wednesday with a 3:30 rosary AT CHURCH. Interment will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Port Washington. Memorials to Immaculate Conception Parish, Saukville are appreciated.

Her family would like to thank Dr. Tedmond O’Reilly and staff, her caregivers and dear friends for their assistance and compassion over the years.


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  1. Dear cousins, Aunt Trudy and I were writing to each other occasionally and in her last letter dated 4/21/15 she sounded as if she was ready to join Uncle Norbie and and her big, Bossler family in Heaven. I know it is still difficult for you, but find peace in knowing she is in a much better place. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. With sympathy, JoAnn Ansay

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