Obit: Filitz, Mary B. (1906 - 2003)
Surnames: FILITZ BRICKEN CZYKA MARTIN VON HOFTEN
----Source: Tribune-Record-Gleaner (Loyal, Wis.) 04/30/2003
Filitz, Mary B. (8 MAR 1906 - 22 APR 2003)
Mary B. Filitz, 97, Neillsville, died on Tuesday, April 22, 2003, at the Memorial Nursing Home. Neillsville. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., on Thursday, April 24, at the United Church of Christ. The Rev. James Mohr officiated. Music was provided by Eileen Zank, organist, and Ronnie Kaczor Smith, soloist. Burial in the Neillsville City Cemetery. Pallbearers were James J. Filitz, James W. Filitz, Frankie Filitz, Dallas Neville, Jerry Cernik and Roland Opelt.
Mary Bricken was born on March 8, 1906, in Oklahoma Territory, to James and Jenny (Beaucham) Bricken. She attended area schools and graduated from the Bethany School of Nursing in Kansas City, Mo. She married Herbert Filitz on Oct. 15, 1935, in Neillsville. She worked as a nurse for Dr. Housley and later at the Memorial Medical Center, Neillsville. She retired from nursing at the age of 66. She was a member of the United Church of Christ and Hospital Auxiliary.
Survivors include one son, James (Anne) Filitz, Neillsville; three grandchildren, Jim (Tanya) Filitz, Burnsville, Minn., Cinda Filitz, New York City, N.Y., and Laurel (John) Czyka, Mukwonago; three great-grandsons; one great-granddaughter; and one sister, Lucille Martin, Yucaipa, Calif.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Herbert; and two sisters, Serena Von Hoften and Bernice Bricken
The Gesche Funeral Home, Neillsville, assisted the family with arrangements.
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