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March 30, 2023

1/27/2023 5:29:00 AM
Gertrude "Trudy" Jenkins

Gertrude "Trudy" Jenkins, age 90, of Rhinelander, died on Jan. 23, 2023 at the Friendly Village Nursing Home in Rhinelander. She was born on April 18, 1932, in Whitewater, the daughter of Oscar and Marie (Eiting) Wegner.

Trudy is survived by her daughters Ruth Spray, Karen (Phil) Metz, Patrice (Gary Fleischman) Parker and June (James) Moyer, her son John (Kelli) Jenkins, her 16 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, her brothers Don Wegner and Andy (Mary) Wegner, nieces, nephews, other family and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilfred "Red" Jenkins, on Aug. 16, 2022, her parents, her son Michael Jenkins, sister Vita Lanser and her brothers Richard, Phil and Tom.

A complete notice will follow in the River News. You may leave your private condolences for the Jenkins family at

Private family services will be held at a later date.

The Carlson Funeral Home (715-369-1414) is serving the Jenkins family.

Reader Comments

Posted: Sunday, January 29, 2023
Article comment by: John Gates

Trudy and her husband were special people, very sorry to see them pass..

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