Gertrude “Butch” Stein, 91, of Hinsdale, IL, Passed away on June 21, 2022. She was born on May 5, 1931,
in Milwaukee, WI, to Helen (nee Tasch) and Ernest Birckholz.
Mother of Randall Stein, Renee Benefiel, and Amy (George) Ruble. Grandmother of Joey (Kathy)
Benefiel, Michael Benefiel, Eric Stein, Jack (Katie) Ruble, Connor Stein, and Maggie Ruble. great
grandmother of Jordan Benefiel and Austin Benefiel.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years Glenn C. Stein, Son Dr. Randy Stein, Son-in-Law
dr Dan Benefiel, as well as many beloved dogs and other pets.
As a lifelong animal lover, Butch was a lecturer at Brookfield Zoo for 31 years. Butch could often be found
in the yard tending to her plants and feeding the wildlife. Butch enjoyed spending time in Green Lake,
Wisconsin at her summer home. However, Butch enjoyed most of all spending time with her family.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Hinsdale Humane Society and Green Lake Area Animal Shelter.
The family will be holding a private information in this case. For more information please contact Friedrich
Jones Funeral Home and Cremation Services at 630-355-0213.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Gertrude, please visit our floral store.
Published by Legacy on Jun. 25, 2022.
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