Hilaria Marie Pankratz, 83, Auburndale, mother of a Junction City woman, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2001, at St. Joseph’s Palliative Care in Marshfield where she had been admitted on Jan. 20.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Michael Catholic Church in Hewitt, with the Rev. Michael Schelble officiating. Burial will be in St. Michael Cemetery in Hewitt.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Rembs/Kundinger Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. Friday at the church until the services. A combined St. Michael’s Parish, Catholic Knights Insurance and Knights of Columbus rosary service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10162 will conduct a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in her name.
Mrs. Pankratz was born Jan. 20, 1918, in Auburndale, a daughter of the late Joseph and Frances (Wallner) Vogel. She attended town of Richfield (Wood County) and Auburndale Schools.
She was married to Michael B. Pankratz on Aug. 23, 1938, at St. Michael Catholic Church in Hewitt. He died July 2, 1991.
After her education, she was employed at Weyerhaeuser Co. in Marshfield for 25 years. She also farmed in the town of Day and later in the town of Auburndale. She retired in 1980.
She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, the Parish Council of Catholic Women and the VFW Auxiliary.
Survivors include three sons, Donald and Dennis (Jane) both of Auburndale, and Duane (Diane), Marshfield; six daughters, Marilyn (Gerald) Ule, Rita (Paul) Ertl and Carla (Gary) Kizewski, all of Auburndale, Carol (Joseph) Raab, Milladore, Janet Kaiser, Mosinee, and Sharon (Robert) Wenzel, Junction City; four sisters, Irene Fromholtz and Margaret (Norman) Manlick, both of Auburndale, Florence (Leland) Leighty, Platteville, and Delores (Willy) Burich, Green Bay; two brothers, Art (Dorothy) Vogel, Green Bay, and Jerome (Judy) Vogel, Cato; 32 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Mary Ann; four brothers, Harold, James, Joseph and Robert Vogel; and one sister, Angeline Bump.