Eleanor 'Trudy' Imke

Mar 12, 1931 - Aug 27, 2013

Eleanor “Trudy” Imke, 82, of Port Clinton, died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, in Toledo Hospital. 

She was born March 12, 1931, in Toledo, to John and Mabel (Mohr) Trudel. 

She married James W. Imke on June 29, 1952, and he preceded her in death on May 9, 2010.

Mrs. Imke was a graduate of DeVilbiss High School, Toledo, and St. Vincent Nursing School, Toledo in 1952. She worked as a RN in the OB Department at Magruder Hospital, Port Clinton. 

Trudy served the American Red Cross for 48 years. She volunteered her time to screen blood pressures and cholesterols, work on most all-county blood drives and help in the office. She became a member of the Ottawa County Advisory Board in 1984 and went Honorary Lifetime Membership a few years ago. She also served on the Western Lake Erie Blood Region’s Board of Directors in 1997 and was appointed to the State Service Council. She was inducted into the Ottawa County Hall of Fame in 1994, was 1999 Ottawa County Volunteer of the Year, 1999 Greater Toledo Area Chapter Clara Barton Award, 2002 Greater Toledo Area Chapter Walbridge Award and 2003 Western Lake Erie Blood Services Clara Barton Award. She was also a member of the Ottawa County Democrat Central Committee and 88 Circle. She was an avid bird watcher and active in Playmakers Theatre. She was a member of Resurrection Lutheran Church, Catawba Island.

Surviving are her sons, John E. Imke, of Port Clinton, Daniel S. (Linda) Imke, of Maplewood, Ohio, Andrew (Tanya) Imke, of Puyallup, Wash.; daughter-in-law, Mary Alice Imke, of Findlay, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her husband and sons, James W. Imke Jr. and David M. Imke.

Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, Port Clinton. Additional visitation will be from 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, until funeral services at 11 a.m. at Resurrection Lutheran Church, Catawba Island. 

Additional Memorial contributions may be given to the Ottawa County Red Cross or Resurrection Lutheran Church.

Condolences may be shared with the family at neideckerleveckcrosser.com.