Laura T. Pingsterhaus

  • Visitation Dates and Times

    Wednesday, August 7, 2013 4:00-8:00 PM
    Thursday, August 8, 2013 8:00-9:30 AM

  • Visitation Location
    Moss Funeral Home, Germantown
  • Service Date
    Thursday, August 8, 2013
  • Service Time
    10:00 AM
  • Service Location
    St. Boniface Catholic Church, Germantown
  • Full Obituary

    Laura T. Pingsterhaus, nee Kreke, 89, of Germantown, died Saturday, August 3, 2013 at Breese Nursing Home.

    Mrs. Pingsterhaus was born July 30, 1924 in Bartelso to Henry and Mary (Gebke) Kreke; they preceded her in death.

    She married Victor Pingsterhaus on October 12, 1955 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Bartelso; he preceded her in death on December 26, 1981.

    In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by sisters, Margaret Aug, Veronica Kreke, and Catherine Sutterlin; brothers, Frank "Bud" Kreke and Frederick Kreke; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Frank Aug, Martin Sutterlin, Rose Kreke, Agnes Kreke, Frank Beckmann, Catherine and Bert Jansen, Marie and Barney Spihlmann.

    Surviving are her sons, Virgil (Dolores) Pingsterhaus of Batesville, IN and Mike (Nancy) Pingsterhaus of Troy, IL; 7 grandchildren, Craig (Pam) Pingsterhaus, Kevin Pingsterhaus, Krista Pingsterhaus, Michael (Emily) Pingsterhaus, Kyle Pingsterhaus, Christopher Pingsterhaus, and Lauren Pingsterhaus; 1 great-grandchild, Reed Pingsterhaus; brothers, Henry "Hank" (Dolores "Blondie") Kreke and Joseph Kreke all of Bartelso; sisters-in-law, Ceil Kreke of Bartelso and Christine Beckmann of Germantown; and numerous nieces and nephews.

    Laura was a homemaker and a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church and Altar Sodality in Germantown, St, Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary in Breese, Germantown American Legion Post 325 Auxiliary, and was a former volunteer for the women in need hotline. She loved quilting and playing cards.

    Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 10 am at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Germantown with Fr. James Buerster officiating. Interment will follow in St. Boniface Cemetery, Germantown.

    Visitation will be Wednesday, August 7, 2013 from 4:00-8:00 pm and again on Thursday, August 8, 2013 from 8:00-9:30 am at the Moss Funeral Home in Germantown.

    Memorials can be made to St. Boniface Catholic Church and will be received at the funeral home.

    The Germantown American Legion Auxiliary will hold services at 7:00 pm Wednesday evening at the funeral home.

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