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Gertrude Kruger, 77, Lifelong Norwalk Resident

NORWALK, Conn. – Gertrude H. Kruger of Norwalk died Oct. 7 at home. She was 77.

Born Dec. 16, 1934, in Norwalk, Kruger was the daughter of Anthony and Helen Bacho Soltes. She was a lifelong Norwalk resident and was married to Henry “Dutch” Kruger.

She is survived by her husband, Henry; three sons, Thomas (Elke) Kruger, of Norwalk, Timothy (Cher) Kruger, of Sarasota, Fla., and Keith (Regina) Kruger, of Stamford; a sister, Florence Dorta, of Norwalk; a brother, Louis Soltes Sr., of Norwalk; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two brothers, Anthony and Joseph Soltes.

A wake will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Collins Funeral Home in Norwalk. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Ladislaus Church in Norwalk. Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery in Norwalk.

Memorial contributions may be made to Whittingham Cancer Center, c/o Norwalk Hospital Foundation, Maple Street, Norwalk, CT 06856.

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