portrait picture for Gertrude H. Kruger

Wake:Thursday, October 11, from 4:00 to 8:00 P. M. at Collins Funeral Home.Service:A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, October 12, at 10:00 A.M. in St. Ladislaus Church, 25 Cliff Street.Interment:Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery.Contributions:The family requests memorial contributions to Whittingham Cancer Center, c/o Norwalk Hospital Foundation, Maple Street, Norwalk, CT 06856.

Gertrude H. Kruger


December 16, 1934 ~ October 7, 2012

Gertrude H. Kruger, 77, of Norwalk, wife of Henry “Dutch” Kruger, died peacefully at home Sunday.

Born in Norwalk, December 16, 1934, daughter of the late Anthony and Helen Bacho Soltes, she was a life-long city resident.

Survivors in addition to her husband include three sons; Thomas Kruger and his wife Elke, of Norwalk, Timothy Kruger and his wife Cher, of Sarasota, Florida, Keith Kruger and his wife Regina, of Stamford one sister; Florence Dorta and a brother, Louis Soltes, Sr., both of Norwalk, seven grandchildren; Heather, Tom, Steven, Tonilynn, Jason, Megan and Anika, and three great grandchildren; Ashlyn, Dominic, and Angelina.

Mrs. Kruger is predeceased by two other brothers; Anthony and Joseph Soltes.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10:00 A.M. in St. Ladislaus Church, 25 Cliff Street. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery.

The wake will be Thursday, 4:00 to 8:00 P. M. at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue.

The family requests memorial contributions to Whittingham Cancer Center, c/o Norwalk Hospital Foundation, Maple Street, Norwalk, CT 06856.

  1. I would like to give a very special thank you to my cousin Helen for all the support and love she gave my mother. I can not put my thanks into words. Tom

    October 10, 2012
    Thomas Kruger -
  • So sorry to hear of Mrs. Kruger’s passing. She was a wonderful woman and will be missed greatly by all. I will keep her loving family in my thoughts and prayers.

    October 10, 2012
    Doreen Russell -
  • Our condolences to the Kruger family. Mrs. Kruger was very kind to me when I was a struggling teenager and I will never forget her.

    Dean Lombardo – Octuboer 10, 2012

    October 10, 2012
    Dean Lombardo -
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