Obituary of Elizabeth R. Fedewa

February 9, 1895  -- September 13, 1979

(Age 84)




120 N. Willow




Age 84, was born Feb. 9, 1895 in Clinton County, the daughter of John Thelen and Mary Spitzley.  She died Sept. 13, 1979 in Westphalia.  Surviving are 5 sons Leo Fedewa of Westphalia; Fr. Sylvester Fedewa of Holy Redeemer Church in Burton, MI.; Fr. Matthew Fedewa of St. Michaels Church, Flint, MI; James R. Fedewa of Westphalia; 6 daughters Mrs. Bernita Vitek of St. Johns; Mrs. Mary Smith of St. Johns; Mrs Odelia Thelen of Fowler; Mrs. Margaret Thelen of Fowler; Mrs. Catherine VanAcker of Lansing; Sister Joann Fedewa, Sister of the Living Word, St. Elizabeth, Detroit; 46 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; 2 brothers Louis Thelen of Fowler; John A. Thelen of Westphalia; 1 sister Mrs. Anna Rademacher of Westphalia.  Her husband Joseph P. preceded her in death in 1958.  Rosary services will be held Friday evening at 8 PM Sat.& Sun. at 3 and 8 PM at St. Marys Chapel on Westphalia.  Funeral Mass will be at St. Marys Church 11 AM Mon. with Rev. Fr. Sylvester Fedewa and Rev. Fr. Matthew Fedewa whom will celebrate with Rev. Fr. James Schmitt and other priests.  She was a member of the Daughters of Isabella and the Confraterinty of Christian Mothers.  Burial will be in St. Marys Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Robert Vitek, Joseph R. Smith, William Thelen, Patrick Thelen, Danie VanAcker, Steven Fedewa and Joseph Fedewa, Jr.  Arrangements by the Neiler Funeral Home, Portland.