Obit: Panzigrau-Knutson, Mildred M. (1917 - 2009)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Baken, Baumann, Beattie, Flegle, Hoernke, Hamann, Houts, Knutson, Koger, Panzigrau, Panzigrau-Knutson, Pilgrim, Punke, Stendel, Van Dyck

----Source: The Record - Review (Abbotsford, WI) 2/10/2009

Panzigrau-Knutson, Mildred M. (Pilgrim) (19 MAR 1917 - 9 FEB 2009)

Mildred M. Panzigrau-Knutson, 91, Edgar, died Monday, February 9, 2009 at Aspirus Hospice House, Wausau.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 14, 2009 at St. John Lutheran Church, W1000 Highway “N,” Edgar. Rev. Al Houts will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call Friday from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Edgar and again Saturday from Noon until time of services at the church.

She was born March 19, 1917 in the town of Wien, daughter of the late Gustave and Mary (Flegle) Pilgrim. On June 1, 1940, she married Michael Panzigrau in the town of Wien, he preceded her in death on November 23, 1982. On October 9, 1991, she married Elmer Knutson in Sturgeon Bay, he preceded her in death on August 31, 2000.

Mildred taught Sunday school for many years at St. John Lutheran Church and was also a member of the Ladies Aid. She was a homemaker and also worked in the ginseng gardens in the Marathon and Edgar areas. Among her many interests, she enjoyed reading the Bible, visiting with family and friends and dining out.

Survivors include, two sons, William (Sandra) Panzigrau, Wausau and John (Jennifer) Panzigrau, Eau Claire; four grandchildren, Todd Panzigrau, Weston, Tracey (Andrew) Baken, Wausau, Jami (Eddy) Van Dyck and Nathan Koger, both of Eau Claire; four great grandchildren, Savannah and Sierrah Baken, Abrielle and Liam Van Dyck; one sister, Mabel Punke, Edgar; three brothers, Elroy (Elaine) Pilgrim, Edgar, Glen (Louise) Pilgrim, Piliger, Minn. and William (Adeline) Pilgrim, Edgar; one sister-in-law, Tillie Hoernke, Milwaukee; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and husbands, Michael and Elmer, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Alvin and John Pilgrim; three sisters, Selma Hamann, Viola Baumann and Elaine Beattie; and two brothers-in-law, Otto Panzigrau and William Stendel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. John Lutheran Church, Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services or the charity of the donor's choice.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses and staff of Aspirus Hospice House and Ministry Home Care for the wonderful care given to Mildred.

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