Gertrude A.

Born: June 11, 1901

Died: January 06, 1997

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Marriage: Felix Schommer abt. 1923 in Chicago

Donald J.: 18 Sep 1923
Marilyn L.: 15 May 1926
Gerald B.: 29 Apr 1930
Juanita H.: April 17, 1932 - November 02, 1996

1930 Census shows Felix (30), Gertrude (28) married at age 23 and 21 with Gertrude being born in IL, father born in WI, Donald age 6 and Marilyn, age 3 10/12. Census taken in April. The family is living with Angela Schommer and her 3 adult children. Angela is a widow, age 61 (possibly Felix's mother), Loretta(32), Helen(27) and Bernard(22) (Loretta and Helen have jobs, Bernard does not). They reside at 2447 N. Central Park Avenue, 39th Ward. Angela owns the property and Felix rents. Felix's occupation is a millinary salesman. Gertrude does not work.

OBIT: January 7, 1997 Chicago Tribune

Gertrude A. Schommer, nee Martens, 95, of Resurrection Retirement Center, beloved wife of the late Felix, loving mother of Donald (Margery), Marilyn (Nick) Lucca, Gerald (Patricia) and the late Juanita (Norbert) Bernauer. Proud grandmother of 13, great-grandmother of 31. Visitation Thursday from 3:00 until 9:00 p.m. at the M. J. Suerth Funeral Home, 6754 N. Northwest Highway, Chicago. Funeral Friday, 11 a.m. to Immaculate Conception Church, Harlem and Talcott Avenues, Chicago. Mass 11:30. Interment St. Joseph's. For Information call: 847-823-6540.

OBIT: Chicago Tribune, April 28, 1956

SCHOMMER: Felix J. Schommer, beloved husband of Gertrude, nee Martens, loving father of Donald J., Marilyn Lucca, Gerald B., and Juanita Bernauer; dear son of Angela and the late Peter Schommer, fond brother of Lauretta Waskowski, Helena and Bernard Schommer, and the late Agnes Winkel. Funeral Monday, 9:30 a.m. from funeral home 3517-27 N. Pulaski Road to Our Lady of Grace Church. Interment at St. Joseph's.

Per there is an obit in the Chicago Tribune for November 7, 1996

Juanita Schommer Bernauer, November 7, 1996
Juanita H. Bernauer, nee Schommer, beloved wife of Norbert; loving mother of Linda (Doren), Maribeth (Michael), Michael (Leona) and Sharon (Billy); grandmother of Jacqueline, Samiel, Daniel, Amelia, Andrew and John; cherished daughter of Gertrude; dear sister of Donald (Margie), Marilyn (Nick) and Gerald (Pat); fond sister-in-law of Edward (Jean) and Rosemary (Al); loving aunt and friend of many. Memorial Mass Nov. 9 at St. Gilbert Church, 301 E. Belvidere, Grayslake, at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Regional Organ Bank of Illinois, 800 S. Wells, Suite 190, Chicago, IL 60607, Attn. Lorraine Wilmont, are appreciated. Arrangements handled by Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Ltd., Grayslake, IL 60030. Info. 847-223-8122,