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William "Willie" Edward Anderson, 52, of Magnolia Manor, Greenwood, died Friday, June 9, 2000, at Magnolia Manor.

Born in Wels, Austria, he was a son of the late William H. and Lea K. Winkemayer Anderson. Former employer: Kendall Mills. Faith: Methodist.

Survivors: a sister, Brigitta E. Barbour of Abbeville.

The memorial service will be conducted at a later date. Harris Funeral Home.

Greenville News, Greenville SC, Jun 10 2000

Charlotte Anita Strassmire McCall, of 4 Sylvia Lane, widow of Jones C. McCall Sr., died July 16, 2000, at Hillcrest Hospital in Simpsonville.

Born in Linz, Austria, she was a daughter of the late Franz and Julie Hauser Strassmire. Retired: Sky City Merchandise. Faith: Catholic.

Survivors: sons, William Franz McCall of the home, Jones "Cleve" McCall and Kenneth A. McCall of Belton; two grandchildren and two great-grandsons.

Private graveside services will be conducted from Forest Lawn Memorial Park with the Rev. Will Nickles officiating.

The family request flowers be omitted. -- Cox Funeral Home

Greenville News, Greenville SC, Jul 17 2000

Memorial services for Nick Constantinescu, 80, Baldwin City, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ives Chapel United Methodist Church, Baldwin City. Mr. Constantinescu died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2002, at Baldwin Care Center, Baldwin City. He was cremated.

He was born Nov.1, 1921, at Bucharest, Romania, the son of Jon and Catherine (Bucurescu) Constantinescu. He attended school in Romania, graduating in 1933. After high school he attended trade school in Romania where he trained as a millwright. He joined the Romanian Army at the age of 18 and fought on the Russian front. After the war he moved to Austria where he met his wife, Karin Garher. They were married Feb. 12,1948, in Linz, Austria.

In August of 1951, Nick, his wife, Karin, and their son, Marion, moved to the United States. They moved to the Lake Latawana, Mo., area where they lived until 1954 when they moved to Baldwin City.

Mr. Constantinescu worked for the Sunflower Ammunitions Plant in DeSoto for five years. He started his own mechanic's garage when they moved to Baldwin City. He then worked for the Ship-Winter Chevrolet dealership in Lawrence before being hired at the General Motors plant in 1963. He retired from GM in 1987.

He was a member of the UAW Local Union No. 31. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of the Abdullah Shrine Temple in Kansas City and a member of the Sriners Antique Car Club.

Survivors include his wife; one son, Marion Constantinescu and his wife, Julie, Baldwin City; one daughter, Diana Gates and her husband, Gary, Lawrence; two grandchildren; one brother, Gheorghe Constantinescu and one sister, Stephania Tudor, both of Romania.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Marion Constantinescu.

A private family inurnment will be at a later date. Memorials may be made to Douglas County Hospice, Cottonwood Incorporated, or Ives Chapel United Methodist Church and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, PO Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.

Balwin City Signal, Baldwin City KS, Nov 1 2002

Francis "Frank" Anderson, 51, of Spring Hill, died Sunday, Nov. 30, at Oak Hill Hospital.

He was born in Linz, Austria, and moved to this area three years ago from New York. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Knights of Columbus and St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara; a daughter, Victoria Anderson of Jersey City, N.J.; a son, Francis Anderson V of Jersey City; his mother, Hermine Anderson of Spring Hill; and two sisters, Ingrid Ferriola and Patricia Cestaro, both of Spring Hill.

Arrangements by Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Seven Hills Chapel, Spring Hill.

Hernando Today, Tampa FL, Dec 14 2003

Elfriede "Elfi" Kempinger Kiss, 72, of East Windsor, departed this life Monday (January 12, 2004). Elfi was born in Linz, Austria, and came to the United States in October, 1956, briefly living in Hartford before moving to East Windsor. She was predeceased by her ex-husband, Franz Kiss of Yonkers, NY, and a son, Ronald Kiss of East Windsor. Elfi had been a baker at Klug's Bakery in Enfield for many years, later opening her own bakery, "All Around Bakery" in Enfield. Most recently, she was baking part time for Geissler's Supermarket in East Windsor. In her free time she loved to bowl with her team on Tuesday evenings at Bradley Bowl and spend time with her two cats. She also adored deer. Elfi leaves her three sons, Peter Kiss and his wife, KD of Pittsfield, NH, Stefan Kiss and his wife, Rebecca of Berlin, Wolfgang Kiss and his wife, Susan of East Windsor; an ex-daughter-in-law, Floreen Navaroli and her husband, John of East Windsor; three grand children, Christopher Kiss of New Hampshire, Stefan Kiss, Jr. of Manchester and Angel Kiss of Windsor Locks; a great granddaughter, Diamond Kiss of Windsor Locks; a dear friend, Adel Krasinski of Somers; and many other friends and associates. Visiting hours will be held Friday, Jan. 16, from 5-7 p.m. at the J. M. Bassinger Funeral Home, 37 Gardner St., East Windsor. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to either: Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Rd., Newington, CT 06111 or East Windsor Human Services/Food Bank, 25 School St., East Windsor, CT 06088.

Hartford Courant, Hartford CT, Jan 14 2004

Alfred Josef Hodina of Santa Barbara, CA passed away peacefully on May 11, 2004 after a lengthy illness. He was born on Nov. 26, 1923 in Linz, Austria and immigrated to the US in 1927. After a brief stay in New York City, the family moved to a farm near Hudson, NY. He joined the army during WWII, and eventually was decorated for service as an interpreter with the 502nd Airborne Division in Europe. After the war he was an active member of the Merchant Marines until returning to upstate NY to attend SUNY Albany. Upon receiving his Masters degrees in Physics and Library Science, he continued his professional career at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Univ. of Houston, Univ. of Maryland and in 1973, UCSB. At UCSB he was head of the Science and Engineering Library for 15 years, eventually retiring in 1991. He remained a passionate scholar of the arts and sciences in retirement. He will be forever missed by son Daniel, daughter-in-law Heather, granddaughter Campbell, son John, daughter Ann, sister Annaliese Trethewey of Owosso, Michigan and numerous close friends who were blessed to have him in their lives. The family would also like to extend our love and gratitude to the staff of Villa Alamar. In accordance to his wishes there will be no formal service. In remembrance please make donations to the Alzheimer's Association. Arrangements by McDermott-Crockett.

Santa Barbara News-Press, Santa Barbara CA, May 16 2004

Maria Foltz Foose, 78, Fleetwood, died of breast cancer Nov. 7 in ManorCare Health Services Inc., Muhlenberg Township.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Ira Foltz, in September 1968, and by her second husband, Horman O. Foose, on Oct. 19, 1997.

Born in Wels, Austria, she was a daughter of the late Georg and Leokadia (Winzeg) Herndlebaur.

Foose was the owner-operator of H. O. Foose Tinsmithing, Fleetwood, for 25 years retiring in 1998.

Surviving are a daughter, Sylvia A. (Foltz) Keller, Richland, Lebanon County; and a son Robert C. Foltz, Gainesville, Fla.

Other survivors include four grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Services will be Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in the Mae A. Stump Funeral Home Inc., Fleetwood. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Reiffton.

Reading Eagle, Reading PA, Nov 9 2004

Maria Case, 81, passed away Nov. 23, 2004, in Santa Rosa after a short illness.

Maria was born Oct. 13, 1923, in Linz, Austria, and was a three-year Sonoma resident.

She is survived by her daughter, Ingrid Dunlap; son-in-law, Tom Dunlap; grandchildren, Tom, Kristen, Tim, Peter and Julia Dunlap; a great-granddaughter, Anna Dunlap; a sister, Trudi Nobauer, of Linz, Austria.

Memorial donations may be made to the Sonoma Valley Hospital Foundation.

Sonoma Index-Tribune, Sonoma CA, Dec 10 2004

Henry Haselgruber, 67, of Plainville, died Nov. 25, 2004.

He was born July 4, 1937, to the late Joseph and Marie Haselgruber in Linz, Austria. He worked as a farm hand in Colchester for many years.

He is survived by his niece, Darlene Thomas of Plainville.

The funeral was held Dec. 2 at St. Mary's Cemetery in New Britain. Bailey Funeral Home, Plainville, assisted with arrangements.

Plainville Citizen, Plainville CT, Dec 4 2004

Walter Wimmer, a lifetime resident of Benton, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004.

Born Aug. 18, 1918, he was a first-generation American citizen, the son of Linz, Austria, immigrants John and Hedwig Wimmer.

Mr. Wimmer was a member of Benton's First Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, an usher, a greeter and a sound technician. He was the first male Sunday School teacher for young children and was instrumental in the organization of the church's first Boy Scout troop.

He was president of the Benton Civitan Club at the time the Civitan School as built.

He was a poll worker for many years and served six terms as sergeant-at-arms for the Arkansas Legislature.

A decorated Army veteran of World War II, he served in Germany.

He retired from Reynolds Metals Co. after 36 years of service.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Marie Wimmer; two daughters, Brenda Wimmer and Patti Baxley and husband Troy of Benton; a grandson, Eric Baxley of Benton; and a sister, Elizabeth Fowler of Saline County.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Ashby Funeral Home. Burial will be in New Rosemont Cemetery.

Visitation will be Thursday evening at 703 Edgemoor Trail in Benton.

Memorials may be made to Saline Memorial Hospital Hospice or to Benton's First Baptist Church Building Fund.

Benton Courier, Benton AR, Dec 30 2004

Shirley J. Lamb, 56, Blue Springs, MO, passed away Wed., Dec. 29, 2004, at University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wed., Jan. 5, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Noland Road Chapel, Independence, MO, where services will be 1 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 6; burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Lamb was born in Linz, Austria. She was a hostess/server. She is survived by her husband, T.J. Lamb, Blue Springs, MO; daughter, Rhonda Ruble; sons, Parish Slover, Christopher Lamb and Jason Lamb; father, Thomas Clemons; mother, Tillie Caldwell; and grandchildren, Christopher Slover, Zach Slover, Jesse Andrews, Heather Andrews, Alex Ruble, Shawn Slover, Megan Slover, Alex Lober, Nadia Lamb, Elayna Lamb. Shirley will be missed by hundreds of good friends. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Noland Road Chapel)

Kansas City Star, Kansas City MO, Dec 31 2004

A private family service for Olga White, 74, of Killeen is scheduled.

The body will be cremated.

Mrs. White died Jan. 2, 2005, in Killeen.

She was born Aug. 24, 1930, in Liebenau, Austria, where she was raised and educated.

Mrs. White had worked on the assembly line in electronics.

She had lived in Killeen since 1961.

Survivors include her husband, Daniel White of Killeen; a son, Daniel Anton White of Friendswood; two daughters, Linda Jane Rardin of Alamogordo, N.M., and Sandra Jean Arthur of Tennessee Colony; two brothers, Autur Hinterreiter of Oxley, Australia, and Arnold Joseph Hintereiter of Thailand; four sisters, Rosina Schindler and Angela Kapellner, both of Linz, Austria, Gertrude Spinner of Winter Haven, Fla., and Ottilie Silberberger of Orange City, Fla.; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home of Killeen is in charge of arrangements.

Killeen Daily Herald, Killeen TX, Jan 6 2005

Karin Bartlett, 60, Anderson, died Jan. 8, 2005, at Community Hospital after a six-month illness.

She was born Feb. 8, 1944, in Bad-Hall, Austria, and lived in Anderson since 1963. She was a receptionist and insurance clerk for both Drs. William and Mark Stinson for 24 1/2 years.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Anderson. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She liked to travel and was an excellent cook.

Survivors include her husband, Ron Bartlett of Anderson, whom she married Sept. 2, 1962, in Rolla, Mo.; mother, Edith Maria Hess of Rolla, Mo.; two sons, Brian E. (wife, Deneen) Bartlett of Crawfordsville and Steven L. Bartlett of Rice, Minn.; brother, Ralph P. (wife, Diane) Hess of Rolla, Mo.; sister-in-law, Anna Hess of Lutsen, Minn.; special friend, Alan Hnatko of Rice, Minn.; two grandchildren, Austin Bartlett and Collin Bartlett, both of Crawfordsville; two nephews, Chad (wife, April) Plank of California and Adrian Hess of Lutsen, Minn.; and a great-nephew, Conrad Plank.

She was preceded in death by her father, Louis C. Hess, in 1994; and a brother, Keith Hess, in 2004.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service with the Rev. Bruce McNeely of First Baptist Church officiating. Burial will take place at a later date.

Visitation will be 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to a scholarship fund for her grandsons, Collin and Austin Bartlett, to attend college.

Herald Bulletin, Anderson IN, Jan 11 2005

NORMAL -- Erika M. Johnson, 75, of 101 E. Sycamore St., Normal, died at 3:40 a.m. Monday (Jan. 10, 2005) at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.

Her funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Carmody-Flynn Williamsburg Funeral Home, Bloomington, with the Rev. Larry Sharp officiating. Burial will be in Park Hill Cemetery, Bloomington. There will be no visitation.

Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Central Illinois.

She was born July 30, 1929, at Wels, Austria, the daughter of Rudolf and Maria Bogner Huemer. She married Velde Johnson on Dec. 25, 1947, in Brimfield. He survives.

Other survivors include two daughters, Christine (Russ) Bedford, Mahomet, and Norma Johnson, Normal; and two granddaughters, Heather and Rachel.

Her parents and one brother preceded her in death.

Erika worked at Illinois State University in food service for 20 years before retiring. She enjoyed traveling and loved all animals.

The Pantagraph, Bloomington IL, Jan 11 2005

Herta "Sue" Mikus, 80, of Woodstock, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005.

Mrs. Mikus was born June 4, 1924, in Linz, Austria, daughter of the late Heinrich and Julianne Schiller Uebleis. She was a homemaker and volunteer at the Woodstock Museum, Shenan-doah Valley Music Festival and Response. She attended St. John Bosco Roman Catholic Church.

Surviving are a son, Henry J. Mikus of Woodstock; a brother, Heinz Uebleis of Lambach, Austria; and three grandsons.

A mass will be celebrated at a later date at St. John Bosco Roman Catholic Church in Woodstock.

Memorial contributions may be made to Woodstock Museum or Shenandoah Valley Music Festival.

Arrangements by Dellinger Funeral Home, Woodstock.

Shenandoah Valley Herald, Woodstock VA, Feb 24 2005

Mrs. Emma Plowman, 80, of Mount Airy died on Monday, March 14, 2005, at her residence. She was the wife of the late Robert M. Plowman who died in 1995.

Born on March 6, 1925, in Linz, Austria, she was the daughter of the late Franz and Maria Prammer.

Mrs. Plowman was a homemaker. She was an avid skier and a member of the Potomac Valley Ski Club. Mrs. Plowman also enjoyed ice skating, gardening and traveling throughout the world.

Surviving are 3 daughters, Linda P. Tolson-Fore and husband Edward of Mechanicsville, Va., Denise L. Plowman Throckmorton and husband Lee of Emerald Isle, N.C. and Patrice P. Nottingham and husband Gregory of Virginia Beach; seven grandchildren, Holly McFeely, Michael Miller, John Tolson, Amanda Tolson, Nicole Nottingham, Joseph Nottingham and Robert Nottingham; two great grandchildren: Clinton McFeely and Emma McFeely.

Funeral services will be held at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, April 26, at Ft. Myer Chapel followed by interment in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Maryland Chapter, 8600 LaSalle Road, Chester Bldg., Suite 314, Baltimore, MD 21286-2011.

Arrangements made by Stauffer Funeral Home, Mount Airy.

Gazette Newspapers, Gaithersburg MD, Mar 17 2005

Irmengard Fischl Webb died April 24, 2005. She had been born in Linz, Austria to Anton and Pauline Fischl on July 14, 1925. In 1954 she moved to Toronto, Canada. There she married Ralph Webb. They came to Ft. Myers in 1955 where Ralph had bought part ownership of Daniels Foods. Irmi was preceded in death by her husband in 1990. She is survived by her sister Margarete of Linz, Austria, nieces Elfrieda of Linz and Kristiana of Vienna, Austria. Also Ralph's daughter Patricia Rogers of Linthicum, MD and his cousins John and Patricia Howell of Leamington, Ontario, Canada.

She had a wonderful sense of humor. Many years ago she was active in the Ft. Myers Women's Club, Lee Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and often modeled in local fashion shows. In later years she was a devoted reader of large print books, delivered to her from the Lee County Public Library System.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 3, at 10 AM at St. Hilary's Church where she was a member.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Hilary's Church or to the Lee County Library System to be used for Large Print Books.

News-Press, Ft. Myers FL, date unknown

GARSTEN, Austria -- No service for Theresia Hebrank Carrigan, 79, is scheduled.

Mrs. Carrigan died May 3, 2005.

She was born Jan. 7, 1926, in Garsten, to the union of the late Alois and Rosina Hebrank.

Mrs. Carrigan was raised and schooled in Styre and Linz, Austria.

She married Roy R. Carrigan Oct. 3, 1952, in Schwabish-Gmund, Germany. He preceded her in death Jan. 15, 1998.

Mrs. Carrigan was of the Catholic faith and a homemaker.

She worked as a bookkeeper at Fort Sill, Okla., until retiring in 1985.

Survivors include three sons, Josef Carrigan of Andover, N.J., Roy Carrigan of Copperas Cove and Daniel Carrigan of Corpus Christi; two daughters, Peggy Venasco and Karin Hayes, both of Lawton, Okla.; two sisters, Rose Altweiger of Linz, Austria, and Annie Seipold of Sprockhovel, Germany; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Carrigan was also preceded in death by a brother, Alois Hebrank.

Sheppard Funeral Home of Copperas Cove is in charge of local arrangements.

Killeen Daily Herald, Killeen TX, May 4 2005

RUSSELL -- Peter R. Williams, 53, Russell, died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005.

Mr. Williams was born April 22, 1952, at Linz, Austria. He had a law practice in Russell and served as Russell County Attorney until 1996.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Diane, in 1979.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara, of Russell; a daughter, Maria Williams of Kansas City, Mo.; and his mother, Libby Williams, of Hays.

A service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Hays. Burial will be in Russell City Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, in care of Pohlman-Heise Mortuary, 610 N. Maple, Russell 67665.

Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today at the mortuary and 9:30 a.m. until the service Tuesday at the church.

Salina Journal, Salina KS, Aug 29 2005

ELSA DE FARIA, 82, of MIDDLETOWN, died Friday, Aug. 26, at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank. She was an accounting technician for non-appropriated funds of Fort Monmouth for 22 years, retiring in 1983. Prior to that, she was an employee of the Post Exchange at Fort Monmouth and before becoming a U.S. citizen, she was a bookkeeper for a newspaper printing office in Linz, Austria, Europe. She had a diploma in Business Management and a degree in Accounting, both from Europe. She received numerous awards for outstanding performance at her various employments. She was a communicant of St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, Red Bank. Mrs. DeFaria was born in St. Marien, Austria. She lived in Long Branch before moving to Middletown in 1958.

She was the wife of the late Joseph J. DeFaria, who died in 1993. Surviving are her brother, Irwin Pichler of Austria; a sister, Berta Furhapper of Austria; a sister-in-law, Anna DeFaria; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at John E. Day Funeral Home, 85 Riverside Ave., Red Bank. A funeral service will be held at 10:45 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Red Bank. Interment will follow at Woodbine Mausoleum, Oceanport. Memorial donations can be made in Elsa's memory to the American Heart Association, 2550 Highway 1, North Brunswick, NJ 08902. Letters of condolence can be e-mailed via the funeral home's Web site at

Home News Tribune, East Brunswick NJ, Aug 30 2005

A private family service for Daniel Paul White, 79, of Killeen will be at a later date.

The body will be cremated.

White died Sept. 8, 2005, at a Temple hospital.

He was born on Sept. 10, 1925, in Bells.

White was raised and educated in Tom Bean.

He entered the Army at age 17 serving in World War II and the Korean War, retiring after more than 20 years in the service at the rank of sergeant first class. His decoration and awards included two Purple Hearts and the Bronze Star.

He worked for more than 20 years as a medical technician at Darnall Army Community Hospital in the imunization clinic.

He was voted the most friendly employee on Fort Hood in 1983.

White married Olga Hinterreiter on March 5, 1950, in Linz, Austria. She preceded him in death Jan. 2, 2005.

Survivors include a son, Daniel A. White of Friendswood; two daughters, Linda J. Rardin of Alomogordo, N.M., and Sandra J. Arthur of Tennessee Colony; a brother, Robert White Jr. of Tom Bean; two sisters, Delia Rodgers and Jackie Keller, both of Tom Bean; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen is in charge of the arrangements.

Killeen Daily Herald, Killeen TX, Sep 11 2005

Uta R. Michl, of Wels, Austria, died Oct. 16, 2005, at Harborview Hospital in Seattle from injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident while visiting friends in Issaquah. This was her first visit to the United States. She was 55.

Born Feb. 16, 1950, in Wels, she remained in Wels and married Klaus Michl in 1976.

A retired teacher, she taught art, German and history. She enjoyed travel, reading, hiking, and arts and music.

In addition to her husband, survivors include her sons, Matthias and Georg; and her brother, Gerald.

Memorial services will be held in Wels, Austria.

Friends are invited to share memories and sign the family's online guest book at

Arrangements are by Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home.

South County Journal, Kent WA, Oct 20 2005

Monica K. Beauchesne, born July 15, 1943, in Linz, Austria, went with the Lord on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005, after a brief struggle with cancer. Monica is the daughter of Elsa Bergeron. She was predeceased in death by her father, Josef Koglsperger of Germany; her stepfather, George Bergeron; husband, M/Sgt. Timothy Beauchesne; and grandparents, Franz and Paula Felke of Linz, Austria. Her home until her death was in Indianapolis, Ind.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her mother, Elsa Bergeron; two daughters, Georgette Asher with husband, Daniel Asher, and Melanie Jones with husband, Bob Jones; and four grandchildren, Kristy, Timothy, Nathaniel and Bradley.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005, at Cumberland Memorial Gardens, Fayetteville, N.C.

Progress-Index, St. Petersburg VA, Nov 15 2005

A Mass for Mrs. Gisela Trindell, 79, of South Plainfield will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, South Plainfield, after the funeral from the McCriskin Home for Funerals, 2425 Plainfield Ave., South Plainfield.

Mrs. Trindell died Tuesday in the Deborah Heart & Lung Hospital, Browns Mills.

Born in Linz, Austria, she came to the U.S. in 1947 and lived in Summit before moving to South Plainfield 55 years ago.

Surviving are Vincent H., her husband of 59 years; daughters, Gisela T. Matthews and Katherine Kalba; a sister, Ernestine Busta, and a brother, Alfred Recknagl.

Star-Ledger, Jersey City NJ, Jan 28 2006

A service for Isidor Kleiner, 88, of West Orange will be at 12:30 p.m. today in the Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, 68 Old Short Hills Rd., Livingston.

Mr. Kleiner, who died Sunday at home, was a stock broker at Oppenheimer & Co. in Florham Park for 40 years before retiring two years ago.

He fought in the War of Independence in Israel in 1947.

Born in Linz, Austria, Mr. Kleiner lived in Union for 30 years before moving to West Orange 10 years ago.

Surviving are his wife, Gertrude, and a son, Lawrence.

Star-Ledger, Jersey City NJ, May 2 2006

Adolf Rosenauer died May 30, 2006 at home surrounded by his loving family following a lengthy illness. Dr. Rosenauer was born in Linz, Austria, September 20, 1922, the son of Alois Rosenauer of Linz and Rosa Fiorioli of Bolzano, Italy.

Dr. Rosenauer completed his elementary education in Linz. He was 17 when the Austrian Anschluss occurred. At that time, he was conscripted into the German Youth Program and subsequently the German Army. By 1940 he had completed one semester of medical school in Munich before being summoned to active duty. As an infantry radioman he was first stationed in Poland and Russia. In 1941 he was called back to Munich for one semester of training as a medic and then rejoined his unit in Minsk. He contracted Typhus during its rampant outbreak in Russia. Ultimately, he was transported to a hospital in Meissen, Germany, where he was fortunate to survive.

His recovery coincided with a regulation directing non-combat medics to return to their university for one semester of clinical training. Due to heavy bombing of the university in Munich, he was reassigned to the University of Innsbruck Medical School. He was then ordered to a medical unit in Kosovo. Subsequently, his unit moved through Greece, Yugoslavia and Italy. With the war in its final days, his commanding officer allowed anyone who so desired to return home. Dr. Rosenauer hiked home to Austria, crossing the Alps at night.

Having been partially destroyed, the University of Innsbruck Medical School reopened in 1945. Dr. Rosenauer was invited to become Instructor of Anatomy while completing his medical doctorate in 1947. He concurrently received Austria's highest prized academic honor the Sub Auspiciis Imperatoris Maria Theresa Academic Ring awarded for unmatched academic excellence throughout his entire educational career.

Dr. Rosenauer then served as Assistant Professor of Anatomy in Innsbruck for one semester. Surgery became his preferred medical choice and he returned to Linz to complete his rotating internship. He was approached by a World Health Organization delegate who was combing Europe for an individual trained in microscopic neuroanatomy. In 1951, Dr. Rosenauer joined a Rockefeller Foundation “cranial pressure” research team at the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine in Ohio. While working on this project, he published numerous research papers, earned a Master of Science in Surgery and became a neurosurgical resident under the renowned Dr. Joseph P. Evans.

Returning to Austria aboard the passenger liner SS UNITED STATES he met his American wife of 51 years, Eva Moore. They were married in Linz in 1954 where he practiced the following year. Dr. Rosenauer subsequently returned to the US when he was invited by Dr. Evans to serve as his Senior Neurosurgical Resident then at the University of Chicago.

In 1957, Dr. Rosenauer accepted a position with an established Reno neurosurgeon. Not yet an American citizen and therefore un able to practice medicine he organized and managed Washoe Medical Center's new EEG lab. He proudly became a US Citizen in 1958. He established his solo practice of neurosurgery in 1962 and was joined for some years by neurologist Dr. Albert Peterman. He remained in active practice until July 2000.

Dr. Rosenauer found Reno a great area to pursue his enjoyment of skiing, climbing and sailing. He was a member of Innsbruck's prestigious Academic Alpine Club climbing every significant peak in the Bavarian Alps. In addition to leading several Reno groups on ski tours of his native Tyrol, he sailed on Lake Tahoe from 1963 to 2003. He was an enthusiastic cyclist and horseman, serving as 1967 president of the Nevada White Hats. He was a pilot, often flying his airplane throughout rural Nevada for medical consultations. He served as a physician for the National Championship Air Races and the Reno Rodeo. An accomplished linguist and ardent historian, his life was beautifully recorded in 2000 by Dr. Roderick Sage.

Dr. Rosenauer served on the staff of Washoe Medical Center and St. Mary's Regional Medical Center for over 40 years. In addition to serving on the VA Hospital staff, he was Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Nevada Medical School. He was a member of Washoe County and Nevada State Medical Societies, Reno Surgical Society, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Western Neurosurgical Society and Mayfield Society. He belonged to QB, Tahoe Yacht Club and was a Knight Grand Officer of the International Order of St. Hubertus, serving as Counselor to the United States.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Bruno. He is survived by his wife Eva, daughter Patricia Rosenauer Ardill (Richard), son Michael Rosenauer (Cecilia) all of Reno; Kathleen Henriques (Horace), grandsons Fuller and Alois Henriques of Lyme, NH and numerous Austrian cousins.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Rosenauer's many medical colleagues who thoughtfully cared for him during his final years.

He will be profoundly missed.

A Memorial service will be held on Friday, June 16th at 1 p.m., at Our Lady of Snows Catholic Church, 1138 Wright Street. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the UNR Foundation in memory of Adolf Rosenauer, MD, University of Nevada School of Medicine; UNR Foundation, Mail Stop 162, Reno, NV 89557. We invite you to send a condolence message in the family guestbook at

Reno Gazette-Journal, Reno NV, Jun 4 2006

CHERRYVALE -- Johanna Parks, 79, of Cherryvale died Friday, June 30, 2006, at her home.

She was born Oct. 19, 1926, in Linz, Austria, to Andraeous and Oma Stangl. She grew up in Linz and graduated from high school there.

She was married to Clever L. Parks in 1947 in Cherryvale. He preceded her in death.

Mrs. Parks worked at Vallis Forms in Cherryvale before retiring.

Survivors include a son, Carl A. Parks of Cherryvale; a daughter, Judy A. Bro of Independence; two granddaughters; five great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Kurt Stangl.

The service was today at First Southern Baptist Church in Cherryvale. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery at Cherryvale.

The family suggests memorials to First Southern Baptist Church in Cherryvale, which may be left at Potts Chapel, P.O. Box 801, Independence, 67301.

Parsons Sun, Parsons KS, Jul 5 2006

LEBANON -- Christiana Louise Marie "Christa" Johnson, 74, died Thursday (Aug. 31, 2006) at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.

She was born Aug. 22, 1932, at Vocklabruck, Austria, to Baron Erwin von Woelfle and Margarete (Schellmann) Woelfel. When she was five, the family moved to Bad Hall, Austria and then to various parts of Germany where she received her high school education. She was accomplished in several languages, including German, English, Italian and French. She was employed by an export firm in Linz, Austria.

On Jan. 22, 1955, she married Viron Leroy Johnson in Bad Hall, who was serving in the U.S. military. They lived in Oberlin before coming to McCook where they operated the Goat Hill Farm south of McCook. In 1959, they moved to the family farm south of Lebanon in Decatur County, Kansas. She raised cocker spaniels and German shepherds and several other breeds and was a member of the American Kennel Association and the Family Frolics Dance Club.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and one sister, Gudrun Schossthaler.

Survivors included her husband, Viron of Lebanon, who died Friday (Sept. 1, 2006); a daughter, Audry and husband David Smith of Independence, Kan.; two sons, Ronald Johnson of Lebanon and Richard and wife, Lisa Johnson of Saling, Kan.; one sister, Margarete Schaatz and husband, Hans of Linz, Austria; three grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.

Joint services for Christa and Viron will be Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., at Herrmann Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Jeffery Thurman officiating. Interment will be at the Danbury and Marion Cemetery at Danbury.

Friends may call at Herrmann Funeral Home in McCook Saturday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., and Sunday, 1-6 p.m.

Memorials are being accepted.

Herrmann Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of arrangements.

McCook Daily Gazette, McCook NE, Sep 1 2006

LEBANON -- Viron Leroy Johnson, 74, died Friday (Sept. 1, 2006) at his home south of Lebanon in Decatur County, Kan.

He was born Feb. 17, 1932, at Oberlin, to Harlow S. and Evelyn Valentine (Hendricks) Johnson. The family lived in California, Kansas and Nebraska during his childhood. He graduated from high school at Dighton, Kan.

On March 4, 1953, he entered the U.S. Army serving with the Occupational Forces in Austria following World War II.

On Jan. 22, 1955, he married Christiana Louisa Marie "Christa" Woelfel at Bad Hall, Austria. Following his honorable discharge from the service on March 1, 1955, they moved to Oberlin, later moving to the Goat Hill Farm south of McCook. In 1959, they moved to the family farm south of Lebanon in Decatur County, where he farmed until retiring due to an automobile accident May 14, 1997.

He was a member of the American Legion.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Christa on Aug. 31, 2006.

Survivors include one daughter, Audry and husband David Smith of Independence, Kan.; two sons, Ronald Johnson of Lebanon and Richard and wife, Lisa Johnson of Saling, Kan.; three grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.

Joint services for Viron and Christa will be Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., at Herrmann Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Jeffery Thurman officiating. Interment will be at the Danbury and Marion Cemetery at Danbury.

Friends may call at Herrmann Funeral Home in McCook Saturday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., and Sunday, 1-6 p.m.

Memorials are being accepted.

Herrmann Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of arrangements.

McCook Daily Gazette, McCook NE, Sep 1 2006

ABBEVILLE -- Brigitta E. Barbour of Abbeville died on September 13, 2006 at the age of 69 from Leukemia. Born in Wels, Austria, Brigitta was the daughter of the late Rudolf and Lea Ransmaier and widow of Roger C. Barbour. Her brothers, Rudy Ransmaier and William Anderson, predeceased her. Surviving are her sons Clayton Brockway and Douglas Brockway of Old Saybrook, CT and Francis Barbour of Spartanburg, SC., her five granddaughters, Danielle, Frankie, Katrina and Gloria Barbour and Amy Saxton and two great grandsons, Levi Barbour and Christopher Saxton. Brigitta had retired from the SC DOT in 2003 after 21 years of service. A memorial service will be held at the Harris Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday September 28, 2006 at 7:00 pm.

Online condolences may be sent to the Barbour family by visiting Harris Funeral Home, of Abbeville is assisting the Barbour family.

Index-Journal, Greenwood SC, Sep 27 2006

RICHLAND, Mich. -- Graveside service for former Lawton resident, Ingeborg Theresia Maguffee, 78, Richland, Mich., will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Fort Sill Post Cemetery, with Ron Babbit, minister, Contact Church of Christ, Tulsa, officiating.

Mrs. Maguffee died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006, in Richland, Mich.

Arrangements are under direction of Becker Funeral Home.

She was born Sept. 23, 1928, in Linz, Austria, to Oskar and Anna Waldes. She married retired Chief Warrant Officer Bob L. Maguffee on April 14, 1948, in Linz. He died March 1, 2002. She traveled with her husband in the military to many places, and moved to Lawton in 1965. She moved to Richland in 2002.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law: Linda and Gary Nelson, Anaheim, Calif., and Susan and Randy Slack, Richland; a son and daughter-in-law, retired Maj. Michael Maguffee and Diana, Tulsa; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Sympathy cards may be sent to the family online at

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Lawton Constitution, Lawton OK, Oct 5 2006

Linda Antonia Harris, 62, of Ludington, passed away at her residence on Saturday, Jan. 13. Born in Linz, Austria on March 23, 1944 to her birth mother Valentina Schmudel, she immigrated to the United States on Nov. 30, 1949 when she was adopted by the late Leonard and Ada Judd of Jackson. She graduated from Jackson High School in 1962 and worked for Consumers Power until she married Jon W. Harris on March 21, 1964. They moved to Ludington in October 2000. She loved her employment on the S.S. Badger Carferry during the 2001 season. She belonged to the Ludington Women's Bowling Association.

She loved her family, gardening, sewing, reading and the Detroit Red Wings. She valued the gifts that Mother Nature bestowed on her and the people she loved. This deep love gave her the ability to nurture her loved ones and give back to the earth.

She would like to thank her dear friends Gerri and Cindy for their friendship and support. She would also like to thank the West Michigan Cancer Center and Hospice of Michigan for taking such outstanding care of her. Special thanks to her hospice care givers, Deb, Lebrenda, Barb and Terri.

She is survived by her husband, Jon Harris; one daughter and son-in-law, Veronica and Richard Lynch; two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Melissa Harris, and Christopher and Myssi Griffin-Harris; grandchildren, Nicholas, Chelsea and Christopher; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Joan Judd, and nieces Amy and Mary Judd.

Funeral services will be held at 11a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17 at the Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Ludington, with the Rev. Joe Hilyard officiating. Burial will be at Lakeview Cemetery in Ludington.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until time of service.

Memorials in Linda's name may be directed to the family.

The family has entrusted the Oak Grove Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Ludington with funeral arrangements.

Daily News, Ludington MI, Jan 16 2007

ELKHART, Ind. -- Peter Mikev Sr., 81, formerly of North Meadowbrook Lane in Elkhart, died at 12:01 a.m. Sunday at the Valley View Nursing Home.

He was born May 10, 1925, in Poltawa, Ukraine, to Jewgenis (Ulianio) and Anton Mikev.

He married Anna Matscheir in 1948 in Linz, Austria. They moved to Venezuela in 1950 and the United States in 1957.

He was a Jehovah's Witness for the last 43 years.

He was employed at Riblet Products and Kaiser Aluminum.

He is survived by his wife, Elkhart; sons, Peter (June) Mikev Jr., Elkhart, Victor (Roxie) Mikev, Elkhart, Francis (Janice) Mikev, Elkhart, and Anthony (Colleen) Mikev, Culver; a daughter, Nadia (John) Bayman, Rockford, Mich.; 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Elkhart North Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, with Elder Charlie Waltermire officiating.

Goshen News, Goshen IN, Mar 10 2007

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