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Gertrude Rausch

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ - Gertrude “Trudy” Rausch resident of Phillipsburg, NJ, formerly of Holland Township, NJ, passed away on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at the age of 89 years. She was born in New York City on November 9, 1928. Trudy was a bookkeeper for Metropolitan Life and a librarian at Bethlehem Township School. She then pursued her own business as a goat farmer and the owner of Turper Farm with her husband Paul. She enjoyed dancing, sewing, quilting, baking and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, Angelika and William Lange, her husband Paul Rausch and her brother William Frederick Lange. She will be lovingly remembered by her children Victoria VanDoren (Fred Giberson), Barbara Andrews (John), her grandchildren Angelika Piel (Samuel), Sean Andrews (Katie Trickey), her great grandchildren Alexia and Zoe Piel, her sister-in-law Celia Lange, her two nieces (Diana and Heidi) and nephew (Erick), and her beloved cat Mitzi.

A celebration of life ceremony will be held later this year with a graveside service. Arrangements are under the care of the Johnson-Walton Funeral Home, 24 Church Road, Milford, NJ.

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