Edeltraud F. May-Baumann(Trudy), 79 of Belleville, IL born Tuesday, April 16, 1940, in Rustenburg, East Germany, passed away Wednesday. March 4, 2020. Trudy emigrated to East Prussia with her family after experiencing the loss of her father in Russia and near famine conditions, along with war atrocities as the war was nearing the end. Making it to East Germany where she settled. Prior to the Berlin Wall she took her mother across with her to West Germany. She was very proud of that. At some point she started corresponding with my father in the states and he paid for her passage to Windsor Canada via ship. They united and she was able to enter the United States. They soon were married and she had an only son David W. Baumann. Their marriage lasted 5 years, but they stayed in continual contact for the next 50+ years. She was stubborn and independent but also sweet, loving and generous. She will be greatly missed.
Surviving are her:
son, David ( Debbie)Baumann of Belleville, IL
Services: By her request, Private family interment was held.