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Emily L. Mohrbacher

Emily L. Mohrbacher, age 92, of Winsted, and formerly of Hopkins, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004 at St. Mary’s Care Center.

She was born March 7, 1912 in Silver Lake, the daughter of Leo “Albert” and Emma Smida Zanoth.

Emily graduated from Silver Lake High School in 1930, and later attended the Parisian School of Beauty.

Emily L. Zanoth and Louis J. Mohrbacher were joined in holy marriage Oct. 25, 1938, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Silver Lake. God blessed their marriage with three children.

Louis and Emily owned and operated Lou & Emily’s Barber & Beauty shop in Mayer and Kellogg.

Louis and Emily retired to Lake Mary in 1970; and in 1992, the couple moved to St. Mary’s Apartments in Winsted.

Emily was a faithful member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, and belonged to St. Anne’s Society and Holy Trinity C.C.W. She was also a life member of V.F.W. Auxiliary 425 in Hopkins.

She is survived by her children: Leo H. (Carol) Mohrbacher of Mountain Grove, Mo., Mary A. (Robert H.) Jacobs Jr. of St. Paul, and Irene E. (August F.) Makovsky of Glencoe; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law Gregor (Elaine) Mohrbacher of Cologne; sisters-in-law Cleo Thom, Sally Eiden, and Phyllis Mohrbacher; and other relatives and friends.

Emily was preceded in death by her husband, Louis J. Mohrbacher Oct. 9, 1996; her parents, Leo “Albert” and Emma Zanoth; a brother, Thomas Zanoth Sr.; and a sister, Agnes Weinfurter.

A concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial took place at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted Friday, Nov. 5 at 10:30 a.m. The Revs. Paul L. Wolf and Martin F. Rath, OSB, were the concelebrants. Interment followed at Holy Trinity Cemetery.

Casket bearers were Robert Jacobs, Steven Jacobs, Daniel Schabert, DJ Schabert, Eric Makovsky, and Brian Brooks.

Friends called at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted Thursday, Nov. 4 from 4 to 8 p.m. A St. Anne Society rosary was recited at 5:30 p.m., and a prayer service followed at 7:30 p.m.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family.

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