Obit: Sanders, Pearl (1904 - 1952)

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Surnames: Sanders, Havitz, Hoffmann, Radtke, Thede, Ries, Berg, Stenber, Martens, Tischendorf, Hunter, Lubcker, Marchell, Arrians, White, Neitzel, Gawylik

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 04/10/1952

Sanders, Pearl (29 Dec. 1904 - 1 Apr. 1952)

Funeral services for Mrs. Joseph Sanders, who died unexpectedly of virus pneumonia at the Marshfield, Wisconsin Hospital Wednesday, April 1, as chronicled last week, were held Saturday afternoon at St. Paul’s Lutheran church in Junction City, Rev. O. Hoffmann of Colby officiating, and burial was made in the Colby (Colby, Clark Co. Wis.) Cemetery. Pall bearers were Stanley Sanders of Milwaukee, Al E. Radtke of Watertown, LeRoy Thede of Colby, Dr. G. H. Ries of Junction City, Harold Berg of Dancy and Ed Stenber of Junction City.

The former Pearl Havitz was born in Junction City on December 29, 1904, thus reaching the age of 47 years. She married John Martens at Junction City on August 19, 1924. Mr. Martens died January 23, 1948. On June 24, 1950, she married Joseph Sanders at Knowlton. After their marriage, they moved to Colby and operated the airport and the Airport Tavern.

Surviving are her husband; five daughters, Mrs. Eugene (Joyce) Radtke of Watertown, Mrs. Keith (Janis) Tischendorf of Colby and Misses Rita, Dora and JoAnn Martens, all at home; one son, Don Martens of Milwaukee; one brother, Edward Havitz of Junction City; seven sisters, Mrs. Alvina Hunter and Mrs. Marie Lubcker of Hollywood, Calif., Miss Gertrude Havitz and Miss Catherine Havitz of Arizona, Mrs. Rose Marchell and Mrs. Ann Arrians of Dancy, Mrs. Martha White of Waukegan, Ill.; one grandson.

Out-of-town relatives at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Harold Neitzel, Mrs. Laura Gawylik, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sanders and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Martens, all of Milwaukee, Al E. Radtke and Mr. and Mrs. Gene Radtke of Watertown and Miss Eva Radtke of Wisconsin Rapids. Also many friends from Colby, Unity, Spencer, Marshfield, Stevens Point, Dancy and Wisconsin Rapids.

Mrs. Sanders was of an affectionate disposition, bright and winning in her ways, who always considered the welfare of her family and her duties above social pleasures. Her sickness was of but brief duration and death unexpected, seemingly with us today, active in life’s round of duty, but gone tomorrow.



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