Obit: Pinter, Marie Anna (Gadke) (1907 – 1975)

Contact: Linda Mertens

Surnames: Pinter, Gadke, Troyer, Tinjum, Lee, Baker, Balfanz

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Marie Anna (Gadke) Pinter ( 10 Apr 1907 – 17 Jan 1975)

Mrs. Wilfred (Marie) Pinter, 68, died at Victory Memorial Hospital in Stanley at 8:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, after a lingering illness. She had been in the hospital the past 10 days.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Louis Catholic, Dorchester, with the Rev. James Schaefer officiating. Burial was in Dorchester Catholic cemetery.

Pallbearers were grandsons: Daniel and Allen Pinter, Rick and Tim Troyer, and Don and Dean Tinjum.

The Kraut-Marina Funeral Home of Dorchester was in charge. Rosaries were said there at 4 p.m. Monday by the Rosary-Altar Society of St. Louis Church; 7:30 p.m., Lady Foresters, and 8:30 p.m., K.C’s of Colby.

Marie Anna Gadke was born April 10, 1907 in Clarence, Ia. She received her education at the Stanley schools.

On Sept. 20, 1927 she married Wilfred C. Pinter in Stanley. After their marriage they lived at Downer’s Grove, Ill., until 1945 when they moved to the township of Thorp in Clark County. In 1950 they moved to Dorchester where they operated the Clover Farm Store for three years and then farmed in the town of Mayville at the edge of the village for 13 years. From 1966 until 1973 they operated the Laundromat in Dorchester.

Mrs. Pinter was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church and of the Rosary-Altar Society, a member of the National Catholic Society of Foresters, The Dorchester Senior Citizens and the Countyline Homemakers Club.

She is survived by her husband, two sons, John, Dorchester, and Robert, LaCrosse; two daughters Mrs. Lawrence (Margaret) Troyer and Mrs. Donald (Dorothy) Tinjum, both of Stanley; six brothers, Henry Gadke and Kenneth Gadke, both of Marshfield; John Gadke, Rio Linda, Calif.; Robert Gadke, Ceres, Calif.; and Louis Gadke and Arnold Gadke, both of Loyal; three sisters, Mrs. John (Emma) Lee, Ceres, Calif.; Mrs. Alfred (Edna) Baker, Dorchester; and Mrs. James (Dorothy) Balfanz, Naperville, Ill.; 16 grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.



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