Julia Hildegard Pavlish

Julia Pavlish, age 81, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 3:45 a.m., at the Hutchinson Community Hospital.

Julia Hildegard Pavlish was born March 24, 1920, in Winsted Township to Frank and Mary Bayerl. She attended elementary education, graduating from eighth grade at Holy Trinity School.

Julia married Wenceslaus (James) Pavlish Oct. 2, 1944, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Winsted. Together they raised their children by farming 40 acres.

She also was a homemaker, employed at Green Giant Co. at Winsted and Glencoe and farmed with her husband until James passed away in March, 1981.

She then moved to Silver Lake with her son Dennis. Julia remained in Silver Lake for the last nine years at Uptown Apartments.

Julia was an active homemaker. She had a large garden, which included many beautiful flowers. She loved to bake and sew.

Her hobbies included sewing, embroidery, making kolaches and apple pie, and playing cards. She also spent time traveling and taking vacations.

Julia was very active with Holy Family Parish. She was past president of the CCW and Degree of Honor, and past manager for the Senior Dining site.

She loved to entertain family and friends. One important event was the annual Harvester's Dinner. She loved to plan trips, spend time planning activities for her grandchildren, and making quilts.

Julia was preceded in death by her husband James; parents, Frank and Mary Bayerl; son, James, Jr.; and brothers and sisters.

She is survived by sons, Raymond and wife Jeanette, and Dennis; daughter, Marjorie Bandas and husband Joe; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Lucille Nowak and husband Harry, Rutina Deidrick, Sister Lucia Bayerl OSF and Sister Marcella Bayerl OSF.

Julia in her final moments of life was able to describe to her family the beauty of heaven. She described it as a beautiful sunset and that she met her husband Jim and James, Jr. The grandchildren placed beautiful red roses on her coffin at the cemetery.

A Mass of Christian burial Julia H. Pavlish was Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, 10:30 a.m., at Holy Family Catholic Church, Silver Lake, with the Rev. Bob Mraz officiating.

Congregational hymns were "The Strife is O'er," "Amazing Grace," "On Eagle's Wings," and "How Great Thou Art." Reader for the Liturgy was Sister Lucia, School Sister of St. Francis. The Degree of Honor, CCW, and Rosary Society marched in procession.

Pall bearers were Robert Bayerl, Kenneth Maresh, Carl Pavlish, Allen Deidrick, Brad Bandas, and Victor Pavlish. Honorary casket bearers were Luella Kaczmarek, Margaret Chap, Alma Ogitzak, and Helen Konerza.

Interment was at St. Joseph Cemetery, Silver Lake.

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