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Trudi Van Ekelenberg Kirth

Trudi was born December 28, 1951, in Zonnemaire in the Netherlands. She experienced the final seven months of her life at The INN Between, passing away peacefully in her sleep on October 1, 2017, at the age of 65.  

Trudi is survived by her only son, Michael Kirth, for whom she fought to live for as long as she could. She also leaves behind her father, stepmother, siblings, cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother.

Trudi moved to the United States as a young girl and graduated from Skyline High School in 1970. She worked in sales and remodeling, owning her own store for a time.

Trudi loved cats and dearly missed her cat that she lost a year ago. She often dreamed of it and hoped she would be waiting for her on the other side. She loved to collect things and surrounded herself with anything she found to be lovely. She loved to read, and she loved ice cream. Trudi was a storyteller, and if you were in a hurry, you knew better than to start a conversation with her!

Trudi was a very proud woman and kept herself busy until the day she died. She was a tough cookie, but she had a kind heart, and we will miss her dearly.

The public is invited to attend a memorial service for Trudi on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at 11 a.m. at The INN Between, 340 S. Goshen (1040 West), Salt Lake City, Utah. Refreshments will be served following the service.