Obit: Gritzmacher, Sarah H. #2 (1921 - 2007)

Contact: R. Lipprandt

Surnames: Everhard, Gritzmacher, Helke, Lamar, Mannigel, Rupple, Stelzel

----Sources: The Tribune Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.), Vol. 47, No. 52, Wed., Dec. 26, 2007, p. 12

Gritzmacher, Sarah H. (Stelzel) (6 Oct. 1921 - 22 Nov. 2007)

Sarah H. Gritzmacher, 86, De Pere, formerly of Abbotsford, died Thursday, November 22, 2007, at the Unity Hospice Center in De Pere.

The former Sarah Stelzel was born on October 6, 1921, in the Town of Holton, daughter of Louis and Elsie (Lamer) Stelzel. Following graduation in 1939 from Dorchester High School, she moved to Wausau. Sarah and Norman J. Gritzmacher were united in marriage on May 4, 1946. Norman preceded her in death September of 1988.

Sarah was known for her sewing and interior decorating skills. She worked at Helke's Carriage House in Wausau, and in 1975, opened her own decorating shop called Walls and Windows in Wausau. She retired in 1994 to enjoy her home on Deer Lake in Tomahawk and in 1998 returned to reside in Abbotsford, Wis.

Sarah will be dearly missed by her daughter, Pamela (Rock) Mannigel of Pulaski; granddaughter, Sarah (Jeff) Rupple of Trempealeau; and grandson, Daniel Mannigel of Holmen; great-granddaughter, Johanna Rupple. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brother, Roy; and sisters, Florence, Rosina and Marian; and other relatives.

A memorial service for Sarah will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 5, 2008, at the Maurina Funeral Home in Abbotsford with Reverend Robert Everhard presiding. Inurnment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery in Wausau.

Visitation with family and friends will be on Saturday, Jan. 5, at the funeral home from 12:30 p.m. until service time at 2 p.m.

Maurina/Community Funeral Homes assisted the family with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established by the family at a later date. Paid Obituary



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