Gertrude Hedwig SPERL

January 24, 1928July 14, 2020

Gertrude “Trudy” Albrecht Sperl passed away peacefully, at the age of 92 on July 14, 2020, at Cumberland Crossings Nursing Home, Carlisle, PA.

She was born January 24, 1928 in Karlsruhe, Germany to the late Richard & Elise Albrecht. Gertrude met Frank X. Sperl in Germany – he was stationed there with the U S Army. They were married in 1948. They had 3 children, and with them they had a lot of adventures traveling to many places throughout the USA and Japan and Germany, during Frank’s military career. Gertrude enjoyed taking walks, cooking, dancing, swimming and shopping. She was always up for a new adventure and never turned down an invitation to travel.

Trudy is survived by her daughter, R. Toni Berger Zeigler and her husband Steve Zeigler of PA, her son Frank Sperl and his life partner Susan Greene of FL; grandchildren, Lisa Berger Hanshew of KS, Ezra Berger of MD, Zeke Berger of KS, Carrie Berger Posey and her husband Mike Posey of PA, Levi Berger and his wife Rachel Frey Berger of PA and Luke Sperl of MI; great-grandchildren; Tayla Sperl of OH, River Berger of MD, Darwin Berger of MD, Austin Hanshew of KS, Alana Posey of PA and Isaac Posey of PA. She is predeceased by her husband, Frank X. Sperl and her daughter Rita Sperl.

A private grave side service will be held with the family at Gettysburg National Cemetery at a future date.


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Gertrude Hedwig SPERL

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Tara Woodward

July 23, 2020

You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Gertrude will be missed by many.


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