Mary Emma Abendroth
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Mary Emma Abendroth, age 86, of Appleton, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at Cherry Meadows Hospice. Mary was born on September 21, 1926 in Black Creek, daughter of the late Louis and Emma Pohlman. In August of 1944, she married the late Eugene Abendroth.
Mary loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and her cats Sweetie and Patches. She also enjoyed playing word and card games, reading the bible, feeding the birds and watching classic westerns. Mary had a special fondness for John Wayne and especially loved his movies. She will always be remembered as a generous and loving woman, who lived by the golden rule to the very end.
Mary is survived by her nine children, sons Eugene (Jerri), Daniel (Sachy), Michael, John (Ami); and daughters Amy (Bob) Birch, Ava (Bo), Mary (Carl) Springer, Annette (Dennis) and Anne (Joe) Anderson. She is further survived by her 21 grandchildren Aaron, Paul, Gwen, Wayne, Jamie, Angie, Mary, Dustin, William, Lukas, Adam, Jacob, Jackeline, Amanda, Abbigale, Jim, Matt, TaNaya, DaNay, Melanie and Candice; 38 great grandchildren Dakota, Joshua, Cassee, Dedrik, Zachary, Lilla, Alayna, Maryn, Marley, Marek, Maclean, Michael, Tycen, Rowan, Shawn, Tanner, Taylor, Alexa, Trevor, Annaleigh, Hailey, Hanna, Nevaeh, Brie, Dallin, Jesslyn, Alyssa, Cade, Owen, Isaac, Aubrielle, Ben, Josh, Adam, Kaitlyn, Jake, Zaidyn and Kaylee; sisters-in-law Lila, Eva, Betty and Lucille; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents and husband, her grandson Nicholas Abendroth; brothers, Vernon, Leroy, Orville and Lloyd; and sisters, Arry and Amy.
The funeral service for Mary will be held at 1:30 PM on Monday, December 10, 2012 at Highland Memorial Park Star of Hope Chapel (3131 North Richmond Street) with President Eric Peterson of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints officiating. Friends may call at the park directly from 11:30 AM until the time of service. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wichmannfargo.com.
Mary's family would like to thank their brother Michael for caring from their mother, the staff at Appleton Medical Center especially Rev. John Krueger S.T.M., the staff at Community Care, the staff at Cherry Meadows Hospice for their kindness and care and all the people that helped her throughout her life.
Mom, you will be missed.
Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from Dec. 7 to Dec. 9, 2012