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Ann Martha Svetlik

April 3, 1916 — December 8, 2015

Ann M. Svetlik, age 99, of Neillsville, died on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at the Neillsville Care and Rehabilitation Center.Anna Martha Blumenthaler was born on April 3, 1916 in Chickesaw, Pennsylvania the daughter of Frank and Rose (Hodouchek) Blumenthaler. She attended rural school in Gladwin, MI and then Merrillan and Cadott, WI. She went on to Teachers College in Eau Claire, WI. She enlisted in the United States Navy Waves on October 7, 1943. On November 10, 1945 she was united in marriage to Anthony Svetlik at the Topeka, KS United States Army Base. They eventually moved to Neillsville, WI where Ann worked as the Neillsville Public School Librarian for many years. Ann was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Neillsville, The Haugen-Richmond American Legion Post #73, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Neillsville Chapter of AARP.She is survived by her children; Kathleen (George) Lewis of Roseburg, OR, Barbara Svetlik of Marina, CA, Ronald Svetlik of Paicines, CA, Toni (Rick) Sturtz of Neillsville, WI and Victoria (Daniel Busby) Svetlik of Center City, MN, six grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and a sister, Irene Goodman of California.Ann was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Tony, a son-in-law, Thomas Dornbach, sisters, Mary Ziehr and Catherine Svetlik and brothers, George Blumenthaler, who died in World War II and Frank Blumenthaler.A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Ann will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, January 9, 2016 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Neillsville. The Celebrant will be Rev. Varkey V. Joseph. Providing music will be Vicente Cortez, organist and St. Mary's Choir. Interment will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Saturday, January 9th at St. Mary's Catholic Church.Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com. The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Ann's family with Funeral arrangements.Funeral Home:Gesche Funeral Home4 South Grand AvenueNeillsville, WIUS 54456
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