Gertrude “Trudy” Schaufler, 87, of Castalia passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 1, 2023, in The Commons of Providence surrounded by her loving family.
She was born February 13, 1936, in Austria. Her husband Walter came to the United States first in 1956. Trudy came in later through Canada in 1957. They were married in Windsor, Canada in 1958. Trudy and Walter started their lives together in Clyde, Ohio, then to Sandusky and finally building their forever home in Castalia, Ohio. Trudy became a proud United States citizen in 1998. Trudy was a talented seamstress for the former Preis store located in the Sandusky Mall, Joseph’s Clothing Store, and Weber’s Incorporated. She was a former member of the Sandusky Yacht Club and a charter member of the Sandusky Ski Club, where she was crowned the first Sandusky Ski Club Queen in 1966 and was crowned the Ohio Ski Queen the same year. Trudy loved traveling the world with family and friends. She and Walter enjoyed many trips that often included her passion for skiing and love for sailing. Trudy was a beautiful soul and everything she did was done with love and class. When visiting friends, she always had a bouquet of fresh flowers from her garden for them. Her pleasure was serving others, from elegant dinners to delightful desserts. She always put everyone before herself. Trudy also enjoyed gardening and being outdoors.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years and love of her life, Walter Schaufler of Castalia; the pride and joys of her life daughter, Tina Weaver of Elyria, and son, James (Tami) Schaufler of Castalia; grandchildren, Carson (Nick) Pane of Fort Calhoun, Nebraska, Lauren (Cody) Flew of Willard, and Collin Schaufler of Castalia; great grandchildren, Sterling Pane, Jaycee Flew, and Aria Flew; her sister in law, Traudi Welshofer of Sandusky; her brother in law, Alfred Schaufler of Austria; and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and many other family and loved ones.
Friends may call from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Sunday, March 5, 2023, in the Pfeil Funeral Home, Sandusky Chapel, 617 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky. The family will also receive friends from 10:00 am until time of funeral service at 11:00 am on Monday, March 6, 2023, in the funeral home. Pastor Ryan Brown will officiate. Burial will be in the Castalia Cemetery.
In lieu flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer s Association of NW Ohio, 480 Dussel Dr., Suite 140, Maumee, Ohio 43537 or Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, Ohio 44870.
Condolences may be shared with the family at pfeilfuneralhome.com.