Obit: Pfunder, Mary A. #2 (1864 - 1938)

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Surnames: Pfunder, Tomeck, Bannerman, Wright

----Source: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Clark Co., Wis.) (07 Apr 1938)

Pfunder, Mary A. (7 JUN 1864 - 24 MAR 1938)

Mrs. Mary A. Tomeck Pfunder was born in Stanovice, Bohemia on June 7, 1864. At the age of seven she, with her father, mother and brother, came to Baltimore, Maryland, where they remained a short time, then came to Two Creeks, Wis. Here Mrs. Pfunder grew to womanhood.

In the year 1885 she was married to F.H. Pfunder in Milwaukee, Wis. To this union three children were born, Viola, Malcolm and Elsie.

In 1902 the family moved to Greenwood (Clark Co.), Wis., where Mr. Pfunder owned a drug store. They remained here ten years, where the children grew to maturity, graduating from the local high school. With the exception of a few years spent in Duluth, Minn., the family has lived in Minneapolis, Minn. It was in Minneapolis, Viola Pfunder Lusk passed away on Aug. 21, 1918; Elsie Pfunder Bannerman followed her two years later, on July 16, 1920, and on July 16, 1931, her husband, F.H. Pfunder, passed away at Rochester, Minn.

During the last few years Mrs. Pfunder has enjoyed extensive travel, both in Europe and this country, and for the past five winters has enjoyed her own home in Miami Beach, Florida. It was in this home she spent her last days.

Mrs. Pfunder's death occurred at St. Francis Hospital, Miami Beach, March 24, 1938. Funeral services were held at St. Stephen's Church, Minneapolis, March 28, 1938. The same day a short service was held at the Greenwood Cemetery, Rev. C.R. Gaylord officiating., where she was laid to rest beside her loved once.

The pallbearers were Lou Dimler, Albert Schwarze, Ed Buker, Chas. Varney, John Arends and Claude Carter.

Mrs. Pfunder leaves to mourn her loss, her son Dr. Malcolm Pfunder of Minneapolis; one brother, Wenzel Tomeck of Two Rivers, Wis.; five grandchildren, Marion Lusk Wright of Minneapolis; Genevieve and Malcolm Bannerman of Chicago; Malcolm Pfunder Jr. and Edna Mae Pfunder of Minneapolis; besides numerous relatives and friends.

A self-sacrificing, devoted wife, mother and grandmother, a true friend has gone to her eternal rest and reunion with her loved ones who have passed on before.

 

 


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