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72331obit: Anna Wanjura Pavlik

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  • Rosemary Ermis
    Nov 10 10:21 AM
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      Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Pavlik, 80, resident of this area the past 70 years, were held Tuesday morning at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Church.


      Rev. Clarence Leopold officiated, assisted by Msgr. Anthony F. Drozd, and Rev. Benton Thurmond.  Interment was in St. Michael’s Cemetery.


      Mrs. Pavlik had been ill for about three weeks.  For the past five years she had made her home with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Ad. A. Berger Jr.


      Born Sept. 30, 1874, in Germany, she was the daughter of John and Johanna Wanjura, who brought her to this country when she was 110 years old. In 1894 she was married to Frank Pavlik Sr., who died in 1950.  She was a member of St. Michael’s Church and St. Ann’s Society.


      Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Adolf (Annie) Berger and Mrs. Otto (Millie) Ulrich, both of Weimar; five sons, Ernest, Frank, Charlie and Joe of Weimar and Adolf of Schulenburg; a sister, Mrs. Joe Ripper of Columbus; two brothers, Frank and Wilhelm Wanjura of Weimar; 20 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  A brother and a sister preceded her in death.


      Pallbearers were six of her grandsons, Erwin A. Berger, Werner, Laurence, Erwin, Bennie and Joe Pavlik.


      Weimar Mercury, Friday, May 7, 1954


      Submitted by Rosemary Ermis