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Bellville Times

Silvie Petrusek, age 89 years, of La Grange, formerly of the New Ulm area passed away Friday.

Born in the New Ulm area on Oct. 3, 1914, she was a daughter of Frank and Lumilla (Ripple) Langer. She married Alois Petrusek on April 4, 1933 in New Ulm, a marriage that lasted some 45 years until his death in 1978. She was a member of Saint Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Afternon Circle, Quilters of Lutheran World Relief. She taught Sunday School for many years at her church and often volunteered at Second Chance Emporium. In years past she was active in Trinity Hill Extension Homemakers Club.  

She was a homemaker and had worked as a clerk at a fabric store for some time.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon at Saint Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church with Pastors Robert and Matthew Groenke officiating. Burial will follow in La Grange City Cemetery. A prayer service will be held at the Koenig & Strickland Chapel Saturday at 8:15 p.m.

Pallbearers in service are Robert Froebel, Dennis Mahlmann, Reuben Mahlmann, Calvin Petrusek, Louis Petrusek, Reuben Petrusek, Jr.  

Silvie Petrusek is survived by: a daughter and son-in-law, Doris and Glenn Roy Guettler of Houston; two grandchildren, Susan Miller and husband Eric of Houston, and Steven Guettler and wife Jill, also of Houston; five great-grandchildren, Kristah and Sarah Miller, and Matthew, Ian and Jonathan Guettler.

She was preceded in death by her husband Alois Petrusek in 1978; daughter
Ruby; and sisters Lillie Reeder and Tillie Mahlmann.

Friends may call at the Koenig and Strickland Chapel after 1 p.m. Saturday. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church Organ Fund or the charity of your choice. Services under direction of Koenig & Strickland.

Posted by Joy Neely


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