24 February 2012

Kathryn Louise Tritten Pihl-Funeral Card Friday

This funeral card is for my aunt and godmother, Kathryn Louise (Fredrick) Tritten Puryear Pihl.  Aunt Kate as we called her was the oldest daughter of Otto August Fredrick and Daisy Ellen (Graf) Fredrick.  She was married three times.  First, to Carl Tritten.  Next, to Russell Puryear. Last, to Weiko Pihl.  They all preceded her in death.

Kathryn Pihl died 2 January 2012 in Manistee, Manistee, Michigan.  Her funeral service was held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Onekema, Michigan.  Trinity in Onekema has been the place for a lot of family baptisms, confirmations, weddings, and funerals.  My mother was confirmed here.  My parents were married here, and I was baptised at Trinity Lutheran Church.

Aunt Kate's grandson, Rev. Eric Tritten officiated at the funeral.  He gave a wonderful sermon that celebrated the life of his grandmother.  I even learned a few genealogical facts, as he shared where she was baptised and confirmed.  She was baptised at the Church of the Brethren in Brethren, Michigan and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church, Onekema, Michigan. 

Rest in Peace, Aunt Kate.

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