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Obituary Coordinator: Dennis Bauer, PA - USA
Est. 13 May 2009 by Dennis Bauer, publication 13 May 2009 at DVHH.org by Jody McKim Pharr.

Last updated: 19 Jul 2021

KAISER, Georg - * 30.01.1928 in Semlak, + 14.05.2011 in Semlak. In deep mourning: Wife Katharina, Daughter Renate. and son-in-law Alexander.  We thank all relatives, friends and acquaintances for the expressed sympathy. NOTE: Georg Kaiser was deported to Russia to work as slave labor in the coal mines. 50 years later he wrote an article for the Semlak HOG Heimatbrief. See Banat Biographies: Georg Kaiser.

KAMRAD (Kamrat) – Anna Tritchler (nee Kamard), 71, of Trenton, NJ, died 24 May 1972. Born in [Palanka] Austria-Hungary, wife of Martin Tritchler [Obrowatz]. Survived by husband; daughter, Mrs. Joseph Raible of Toms River, NJ; brothers, Joseph & John Kamrad of Trenton; sisters, Mrs. Lena Wolfe of Toms River & Mrs. Bertha Vanisko of Trenton; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren  and several nieces and nephews. Buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB #5211 & 12394. The Evening Times, 24 May 1972 issue.
KAMRAD - Eva Kamrad Bohnert, 86, of Trenton, NJ, died 19 January 1966. [Born in Palanka, Austria-Hungary]. Widow of Adam Bohnert.  Survived by son, Joseph Bohnert of Trenton; daughters, Mrs. George Helleis & Mrs. Harold Layton of Trenton and Mrs. Frank Wilhelm of Roebling, NJ; brother, Matthew Kamrad; sisters, Mrs. Anna Schon & Mrs. Katherine Lang, all of Trenton.  Buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ.  Palanka OSB Family #1252 & 5210. The Evening Times, 19 January 1966 issue.
KAMRAD - George A. Kamrad, 78, of Trenton, NJ, died 30 September 1962. [Born in Palanka, Austria-Hungary]. Survived by wife, Mary [Neugschwender]; daughters, Theresa Kamrad & Mrs. Edward Riley, both of Trenton; son, Joseph Kamrad of Pennington, NJ; brother, Mathias Kamrad of Trenton and sisters, Mrs. Eva Bohnert, Mrs. Kathrine Lang and Mrs. Nicholas Schon, all of Trenton.  Palanka OSB Family #5210 & 5212. The Trenton Sunday Times-Advertizer, 30 September 1962 issue. 

KAMRAD – Joseph M. Kamrad, of Trenton, NJ, died 18 August 1957.  [Born in Palanka, Austria-Hungary]  Husband of Barbara Wist [Weist]. Also survived by sons, Joseph & John Kamrad; daughters, Mrs. Martin Tritschler, Mrs. Joseph Wolfe & Mrs. John Grussier [sic]; brothers, George & Matthias Kamrad; sisters, Mrs. Eva Bohnert, Mrs. Anna Schon & Mrs. Catherine Lang, all of Trenton; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  Buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #5211. The Trenton Evening Times, 19 August 1957 issue.
KAMRAD - Lena [Magdalena] Kamrad Sitz Wolfe, 86, of Hamilton, NJ, died 4 January 1989.  Born in [Palanka] Austria-Hungary, widow of Frank Sitz & Joseph Wolfe.  Survived by son, Joseph J. Sitz of Hamilton; step-daughters, Alberta Henderson of Mercerville, NJ & Anna Mae Leer of Florida and granddaughter, Deborah Dickson of Morrisville, PA.  Buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #5211.
KAMRAD - Mathias Kamrad, 95, of Ewing Township, NJ, died 29 November 1989.  Born in Palanka, Hungary, widower of Eva Heim Kamrad.  Survived by son; Retired Navy Capt. Joseph G. Kamrad of Virginia Beach, VA; grandchildren, Kurt Kamrad of Ft. Lauderdale, FL., Leslie Kamrad of Atlanta, GA, Christine Ritter of Norfolk, VA and Marcia Honeycutt of Virginia Beach.  Buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ.  Palanka OSB Family #5210 & 5213.
KAPPLA - Katherine Kappla Ochs, 79, of Lakewood, NJ, died 29 May 1961. [Born in Palanka, Austria-Hungary] Widow of Valentine Ochs, formerly of Trenton, NJ..  Survived by sons, Valentine Ochs of Trenton & Michael Ochs of Forked River, NJ; daughters, Mrs. Eva Belinsky of Trenton, Mrs. Rose Oswald of Bordentown, NJ & Mrs. Katherine Heil of Brooklyn, NY and  sister, Mrs. Madeline Hirschman of Trenton. Palanka OSB Family #5227 & 8340.  The Trenton Evening Times, 29 May 1961 issue.
KAPLA (Kappla) - Magdalena Kapla Hirschman, 85, of Trenton, NJ, died 17 April 1970. [Born in Palanka, Austria-Hungary]. Widow of Frank Hirschman. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Theresa Phillips of Bordentown, NJ, Mrs. Madeline Schnell & Mrs. Maria Angelucci, both of Trenton. Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #4597 & 5227. The Trentonian, 20 April 1970 issue.
KARACSONYI - Marie Karacsonyi Patarcity, 76, of  Flushing, NY, died 26 November 1974. [Born in Palanka, Austria-Hungary]. Wife of late John Patarcity. Buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Trenton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #5241 & 8609a. The Trenton Evening Times, 27 November 1974 issue.
KARL – Anton Karl, 65, of Philadelphia, PA, died 10 March 1957.  [Born in Palanka, Austria-Hungary, survived by wife, Elisabeth Pautz Karl and daughters, Maria, Elisabeth & Käthe]. Palanka OSB Family #5283. Rempfer Funeral Home, Philadelphia, PA funeral card.

KARL  Elisabeth Griesbach-Loik (nee Karl), born 4 October 1917 [Palanka, Austria-Hungary], died 25 January 2010 in Philadelphia, PA.  The wife of late Heinrich Griesbach &  late Georg Loik. Survived by son, Otto Griesbach; daughter, Brigette Kuliczkowski; sister, Käthe Marx, niece, Christine Telford-Marx and nephew, Wilhelm S. Lavundi.  Palanka OSB Family #5280.  The Palanka Heimatbrief, April 2010 and Social Security Death Index.

KARL – John H. Karl, 94, of Burlington, NJ, formerly of Hamilton, NJ, died May 1986. Born in [Palanka] Hungary. Survived by wife, Marianna Koenig Karl; son & daughter-in-law, Peter S. & Beth Heberling of Jacksonville, FL; daughter-in-law, Eva Heberling of Trenton, NJ; grandsons, Peter S. Heberling of Bordentown, NJ & John P. Heberling of Jacksonville, FL; granddaughters, Sharana Orendas of Trenton, Joan Emerson of Sarasota, FL, Ruth Tippet of Lebanon, NH, Stephanie Baxter of Cornwells Heights, PA and Kathy Heberling of Jacksonville, FL. Buried at Colonial Memorial Park Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #5280.  The Trentonian, 15 May 1986 issue.
KARL – Maria Theresia Lavundi, nee Karl, 89, of Philadelphia, PA, died 10 July 2005. Born in Nova Palanka, Austria-Hungary, daughter of late Anton & Elisabeth Pautz Karl and wife of late Emil Lavundi. Survived by son, William S. Lavundi; grandmother of Jordan W. Lavundi; daughter-in-law, Virginia Ann Lavundi; sister, Katharina Marx & her daughter, Christine Telford-Marx and family; sister, Elizabeth  Griesbach-Loik and her children, Otto Griesbach & Britte Kulickowski and families. Buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Cheltenham, PA. Palanka OSB Family #5280. Philadelphia Inquirer, 12 July 2005 issue, Palankaer Heimatbrief, April 2006 issue and the Wetzel & Son Funeral Home web site.
KARLOWITSCH  (Karlovics) – Alfred Karlowitsch, 84, of North Port, FL, died 23 March 2007. Born in Alt Palanka, Yugoslavia on 1 November 1922, son of late Alfred & Theresa Rohrbacher Karlowitsch and grandfather of late Jessica Karlowitsch, formerly of West Windsor, NJ. Survived by wife, Eleonore Thomas Karlowitsch; daughters & sons-in-law, Brigitte & James Formolo, Edith & Scott Anderson, Madelene Karlowitsch and Jerry Arlt; son and daughter-in-law, Alfred & Cindy Karlowitsch; grandchildren, Christiana Drum, Darlene Mansue, Kelly Murdock, Lindsay Lilly, Will Karlowitsch, Laura Karlowitsch, Alfred Karlowitsch Jr., Katie & Ashley Karlowitsch, Kenny & Amanda Arlt and great-grandchildren, Jacob, Emily, Jack & Anderson. Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #5296. The Times, 28 March 2007 issue.
KARLOWITSCH - Hans Karlowitsch, 76, of Yardville, NJ, died 1 September 2001.  Born in Palanka, Yugoslavia. [Son of Alfred Karlovics & Theresa Rohrbacher]. Survived by wife, Hilde M. Karlowitsch; son & daughter-in-law, Gunther & Patty Karlowitsch of Hamilton, NJ; daughter & son-in-law, Sabine & Bill Morgan of Chesterfield and grandchildren, Greg & Gina Karlowitsch and Bill, Jr., Stacy, Chesey & Danny Morgan and relatives in Germany.  Buried at St. Mary’s Mausoleum, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #5296. The Times, 8 September 2001 issue.
KASPER – Jacob Kasper, 81, of Akron, OH, died 16 April 1992. Born 21 October 1910 in Palanka, Yugoslavia. Husband of late Sally Kasper and son of late Betty Iona. Survived by daughters, Elizabeth and son-in-law, John Kossick of Kettering, OH, Joanne Michel Green of Akron; grandchildren, Stephanie Moore of Indiana, Kevin Kossick of Michigan, Jacob L. Michel & wife, Michelle, Dennis R. Michel & wife, Marlene all of Akron and other relatives in the area [and Trenton, NJ]. Buried at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Palanka OSB Family #5309. The Akron Beacon Journal, 18 April 1992 issue.
KAVELLI - Anna Kavelli Patarcity, 87, of Trenton, NJ, died 1 September 1991. Born in Austria-Hungary, daughter of late Jakob & Maria Kavelli and widow of Adam Patarcity [Palankaer].  Survived by sons, Adam J. Patarcity of Mt. Laurel, NJ & Robert J. Patarcity of West Chester, PA.  Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ.  Palanka OSB Family #8609a.  The Trentonian, 3 September 1991 issue. 

Kegler (nee Pappert) - Katharina Kegler, of 199 Spyglass Hill Drive in Bloomsburg, PA, died on August 19, 2010 at the home of her daughter, Lydia Kegler and her son-in-law, Prof. Luke Springman. Prior to moving to be with their daughter, she and her husband, Michael, lived on Deborah Drive, Lemay, for nearly 50 years. Mrs. Kegler was born on Feb. 17, 1922 in the German-speaking village of Sackelhausen, Banat, Romania to Jakob Pappert and Anna Lauer Pappert. After immigrating to the United States in 1951, she and her husband operated a flourishing custom tailoring business in Downtown St. Louis for more than 40 years. Katharina possessed a tremendous joy for life and a gift for compassion. She embraced life and people with an unhesitating generosity. Above all, she dearly loved her husband of 71 years, Michael, her cherished daughter, Lydia and her beloved pets. She was her daughter's life long best friend. She will be profoundly missed by her family. Mrs. Kegler was preceded in death by her husband, Michael (March 2010); an infant son; her brothers, Jakob and Johann Pappert; and, recently, her cousin, Heinrich Lauer of Germany. She is survived by her daughter, Lydia Katharina Kegler and sonin-law, Luke Springman; and her favorite nephew, John Pappert and his wife, Ann of St. Louis. Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch on September 5, 2010.

KELLER – Joseph Keller, 73, of Trenton , NJ, died 11 December 1968. [Born in Parabutsch, Austria-Hungary]. Husband of Eva Wolf Keller [Palankaer].  Palanka OSB Family #13376. The Trentonian, 11 December 1968 issue.

KELLER - Joseph, 73, of Webster, NY, died 17 June 1967.  Born in Semlak [Szemlak, Semlac], Austria-Hungary, husband of Maria Wagner Keller and son of Heinrich and Susanna Rózsa Pinczés.  Survived by sons, Henry Keller of Downey, CA and Adam Keller of Rochester, NY as well as by daughters, Elizabeth DeGeorge, Rochester, NY and Rose Mary Hughes of Wayland, NY.  Buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Rochester, NY.  Semlak Reformierte FB Family #p13a. Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, 18 June 1967 issue.  Submitted by Rose Mary K. Hughes. 
KELLER - Katie Keller Schmidt, 90, of Hamilton, NJ, died 19 September 1984.  Born in [Palanka] Austria-Hungary, widow of Martin Schmidt and daughter of Valentin & Magdalena Klein Keller.  Survived by sons, Frank G. Schmidt of Waretown, NJ & Martin W. Schmidt of Allentown, NJ.  Buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ.  Palanka OSB Family #10360. The Trentonian and The Times, 20 September 1984 issue. 

KELLER – Maria Wagner, 73, of Webster, NY, died 4 September 1970.  Born in Semlak [Szemlak, Semlac], Austria-Hungary, wife of Joseph Keller and daughter of Adam and Elisabeth Bartolf Wagner.  Survived by sons, Henry Keller of Downey, CA and Adam Keller of Rochester, NY as well as by daughters, Elizabeth DeGeorge, Rochester, NY and Rose Mary Hughes of Wayland, NY.  Buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Rochester, NY.  Semlak Evangelische FB Seite 253. Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, 5 September 1970 issue. Submitted by Rose Mary K. Hughes.
KELLER – Walter F. Keller, 48, of Lawrence Township, NJ, died 24 January 1953. [Born in Parabutsch, Austria-Hungary]. Survived by wife, Anna Sintak Keller; mother, Mrs. Frances Komrad Keller; sister, Mrs. Stephen Ofner of Trenton, NJ and brothers, Jacob Keller of Pottsville, PA & Joseph Keller of Los Angeles, CA.  Buried at St. Stanislaus parish cemetery. Palanka OSB Family #5407 & Parabutsch OSB Family #K-164. The Trenton Evening Times-Advertiser, 25 January 1953 issue.
KELLER - Walter [Valantin] M. Keller, 76, of Trenton, NJ, died 7 November 1965. [Born in Parabutsch, Austria-Hungary].  Survived by wife, Anna Feldtanzer Keller [Palankaer]; daughter, Theresa M. Keller of Trenton; son, Jacob A. Keller of Trenton; sisters, Mrs. Katherine Schmidt of Trenton & one in Germany; brothers, John Keller of Cleveland, OH, Joseph Keller of Miami, FL and one in Germany.  Buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ.  Palanka OSB Family #5407.  The Evening Times, 8 November 1965. 
KEMLE - David, 86, of Kent, WA, died peacefully July 21, 2019 at his Issaquah residence. David was born July 19, 1933, in Calgary to Philip and Christina (Dapper) Kemle. He married Ida Balogh in 1953 and earned a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 1958. After graduating college, David and Ida moved their family to the United States where he began his career at Boeing, and the family ultimately became American citizens. David's name is recorded in the Saturn V/Apollo Roll of Honor at the Smithsonian Institute for his work with Boeing on the space program and lunar landing mission. In 1988, after 30 years in aerospace, David retired to enjoy his family, genealogy, travel, golf, and computer. David is survived by his wife of 65 years, daughters and their spouses, Debbie and Kent Treen, and Diane and Brian Lawson, along with granddaughter and spouse, Linda Abrahamsen and Joshua Prager, grandson Mark Abrahamsen and grandson and spouse Chip and Tess Wood, and brother and spouse Philip and Donna Kemle of Creston BC. A gathering of friends and family is planned at Meridian Valley Country Club in Kent, WA at 2:00 pm, Sunday, August 11. Cremation arrangements through the Neptune Society.  [Published in The Seattle Times on Aug. 4, 2019].
David's Family Website: www.kiemle-kemle.net/biographies/davidkemlefamily.html

***David was the DVHH Village Coordinator & Lookups Guide for Mramorak, Banat.
***David with the DVHH Group in Cleveland Treffen 2008:

KERN - Lorenz Kern, 86, of Roebling, NJ, died 16 April 1977. Born in [Palanka] Austria-Hungary].  Husband of  late Eva [nee Wilhelm] Kern. Survived by daughters, Helen & Edna Kern of Roebling and son, Dr. Lawrence Kern of Florence, NJ. Buried at Holy Assumption Cemetery, Roebling.  Palanka OSB Family #5462.  The Sunday Times-Advertiser, 17 April 1977 issue.
KERN - Maria Kern Stettner, 75, of Palanka, Yugoslavia, died 25 June 1938. [Born in Palanka, widow of Nikolaus Stettner]. Survived by daughter, Mrs. [Magdalena] Kiss and children in Palanka and in [Trenton, NJ] America.  Palanka OSB Family #5446 & 11542. Die Wacht, 3 July 1938 issue.*
KERNAST – Helen Kernast, 77, of Trenton, NJ, died 26 August 2004. Born in Palanka, Yugoslavia, daughter of late Peter & Maria Berner Kernast and mother of late Norman Kernast. Survived by sister, Anne Kernast of Englishtown, NJ; brother & sister-in-law, Peter & Rose Kernast of Hamilton, NJ; nephews, Hans Kernast of Englishtown and Ronald & Peter Kernast of Hamilton. Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton. Palanka OSB Family #858 & 5465. The Times, 28 August 2004 issue. 
KERNAST – Peter Kernast, 86, of Palm Beach Shores, FL, died 30 May 2006 in Hamilton, NJ. Born in Palanka, Yugoslavia of late Peter & Maria Berner Kernast. Survived by wife Rosa Mayer Kernast [Palankaer]; sons, Peter Kernast & Ronald Kernast, both of Hamilton; sister, Anne Kernast of Englistown, NJ; sisters-in-law, Anna Hahn of Hamilton and Marie & husband Joseph Vas of Whiting, NJ; brother-in-law Nicholas Mayer & wife Sally of Hamilton; cousins, Ann Berner, Clar Berner of Hamilton and Joseph & Hans Berner of Germany and nephews & nieces, John Kernast of Englishtown, Joseph & Marlene Vas of North Wales, PA, Nick & Barbara Mayer of Roebling, NJ, Dorothy Ann & Robert Scranton of Bordentown, NJ and Sally Ann & Chris Corbin of Burlington, NJ. Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton. Palanka OSB Family #5466 & 7613. The Times, 31 May 2006, Palm Beach Post, 1 June 2006 and the Palankaer Heimatbrief,  November 2006 issue.

KIPPER - Stefan Kipper, 77, of Dartmuth, Canada, died 27 April 2004. Born 1 November 1926 in Perles, Yugoslavia, son of late Michael & Magdalene Wolfe Kipper and brother of late Peter Kipper & Anna Jaeger. He came to Canada in 1955. Survived by wife, Ursula Arendt Kipper; son, Peter Kipper & wife Audrey; brother, Lorenz Kipper & wife Agnes; and several grandchildren & great-grandchildren. Buried at Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. The Edmonton Sun, 29 Apr 2004.

KIRCHNER, Rudy. May 26, 1933 - November 7, 2008. Passed away peacefully at the age of seventy-five. Predeceased by his son, Ron. Loving father to Michele, Rose, and Leesa and brother to Fred. Proud grandfather to Mandi, Ashley, Andrea, Symon, Alyssa, Indy and Stone.  He will be sadly missed by his companion Otti, and extended family and friends.  Visitation was held at Collins Clarke MacGillivray White Funeral Home, 307 Riverside Dr., St. Lambert, on Monday, November 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a chapel service to follow. Published in The The Gazette from November 8 to Nov 9, 2008.

Rudy was dedicated to the Donauschwaben Village of Rudolfsgnad in Banat, web mastering one of the first DS village sites in English. Rudy was among the first DVHH village Coordinators and we all miss him very much. Since his death, his brother Manfred Kirchner, maintains the web site.

KISS (Kisch, Kist) - John Kiss, 57, of Trenton, NJ, died 19 June 1991.  Born in Backa Palanka, Yugoslavia, son of late Peter & Magdalena Stettner Kiss.  Survived by brother, Peter Kiss of Yardville, NJ; uncle, Aldar Kiss of Germany; cousins, Lorenz Stettner & Katharina Kiss Maday of Yugoslavia and Maria Kiss Kloiber & Thersia Kiss Schwimmbeck of Germany.  Buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ.  Palanka OSB Family #5557. The Times and the Trentonian, 21 June 1991 issues.
KISS - Peter Kiss, of Palanka, died 22 May 1937. [Born in Gajdobra, Austria-Hungary]. Survived by wife, Magdalena Stettner Kiss [Palankaer] and children [all later settled in Trenton, NJ].  Buried 23 May 1937. Palanka OSB #5557. Die Wacht, 30 May 1937 issue. *
KISS - Peter Kiss, 66, of Yardville, NJ, died 6 May 1997.  Born in Backa Palanka, Yugoslavia, son of late Peter & Magdalena Stettner Kiss and brother, late John Kiss.  Survived by cousins, Rosemary Stettner of Hamilton Square, NJ, Joan Stettner of Morrisville, PA, Mary Stettner Bocchino of Yardley, PA, the Martini family of Hamilton, NJ, Lorenz Stettner, Catharina Kiss Maday, Maria Kisch Kloiber, Theresia Kisch Schwimmbeck,  all of Europe, Martin & Joseph Stettner of TN, Lois Stettner of NYC; an uncle, Aladar Kisch of Germany; aunts, Maria Staudinger of Germany  and Marica Kehlinger of Germany.  Buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ.  Palanka OSB Family #5557. The Trentonian and The Times, 8 May 1997 issues.
KIST - Magdalena Kist Herdt, of Trenton, NJ, died 19 April 1991.  Born in Palanka, Yugoslavia, daughter of Josef & Margaretha Maria Anna Frey Herdt and mother of late Katharina Mikkelsen. Survived by husband, Frank Herdt; sons, John Herdt of Crosswicks, NJ & Franz Herdt of Yardville, NJ.  Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ.  Palanka OSB Family #4466 & 5568. The Times, 21 April 1991 issue.
KLEER – Martin Kleer, 75, of Mount Holly, NJ, died 21 November 1971. [Born born 19 June 1896 in Palanka, Hungary]. Survived by wife Theresa Welsch Kleer; sons, Ronald & Josef Kleer of Mt. Holly; daughter, Charolttee Kleer of Mt. Holly and brother, Peter Kleer of Germany. Buried in Monument Cemetery, Beverly, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #5648. Social Security Death Index and Burlington County Times. 

KLEER – Martin L. Kleer, 84, of St. Petersburg, FL, died 14 January 2011. Born in Trenton, NJ, formerly of Bordentown, NJ.  [Son of late  Martin, Palankaer,  & Theresa Kleer]. Survived by wife, Anna Mae Kleer; son, Martin J. Kleer and wife, Marianne, of Clearwater, FL; daughter, Joanne Kleer, of St. Petersburg; grandson, Brian Kleer; great-grandson, Justin Turek; sister, Ann Marie Backes, of Clearwater and several nieces & nephews.  Buried in St. Petersburg. Palanka OSB Family #5648. The Times, 19 January 2011 issue.

KLEIN – Anton Klein, 87, of San Mateo, CA, died 8 June 1995. Born 5 June 1908 [Palanka, Yugoslavia.  son of Adam Paul & Barbara Hemmet Klein and  husband of Elisabeth Kühn Klein]. Buried at Our Lady of the Pilar Catholic Cemetery, San Mateo. Palanka OSB Family #5785.  The Social Security Death Index, California Death Index and California Tombstone Project.

KLEIN - Katharina Klein Lauter, 80, of Trenton, NJ, died 29 February 1936. [Born in Palanka, Hungary, wife of late Anton Lauter]. Survived by son, Michael Lauter and family. Buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB #5710 & 6704. Die Wacht, 29 March 1936 issue.* 
KLEIN - Stephen Klein, 44, of Trenton, NJ, died 23 February 1931. [Born in Palanka, Austria-Hungary]. Survived by wife, Elizabeth [Fritz] Klein; daughter, Mary Klein and brother, Joseph Klein of Europe. Buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #5760. The Trenton Evening Times, 23 February 1931 issue.

KLENNER, Elizabeth WEIDENBACH, 76, of Pinellas Park, died Friday (Nov. 14, 1997) at Sunshine Village Nursing Home. Born in Romania, she came to Seminole in 1973 from Chicago and later moved to Pinellas Park. She was a member of Vereinigung der Donauschwa-ben, Chicago, and the German American Society, Pinellas Park. Survivors include her husband, Karl; a daughter, Janet Rayborn, Chicago; a stepson, Karl Klenner II, and a stepdaughter, Danilla Klenner, both of Austria; and a grandson. National Cremation Society, St. Petersburg. Tampa Bay Times St. Petersburg, Florida 17 Nov 1997
KLESPIES - Franz Klespies, 96, of Washington Crossing, PA, died 26 January 2003. [Born in Palanka, Austria-Hungary]. Survived by wife, Anna [nee Schwedemann] Klespies [Palankaer], daughter Inge Kornfeld of Washington Crossing and granddaughters, Heidi Kornfeld of West Palm Beach, FL & Lori Kramer and her husband Jack Kramer of Upper Makefield Township, PA. Palanka OSB Family # 5684 & 6141a.  The Times, 31 January 2003 issue.
KNOEBL (Knöbl, Knebel) - Anna Gischlar [nee Knoebl], 64, of Trenton, NJ, died 9 January 1963. [Born in Palanka, Austria-Hungary of Theresa Knoebl Zimmermann]. Wife of John Gischlar [Palankaer]. Survived by son, George Gischlar of Towson, MD; sisters, Mrs. John Flesch of Trenton & Mrs. Elisabeth Untereiner of Milwaukee, WI. Buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #3587 & 5923?. The Trenton Evening Times, 10 January 1963 issue. 
KOENIG – Marianna Koenig Carl (Karl), 96, of Trenton, NJ, died 24 January 1988. Born in Austria. Wife of late John H. Karl. Survived by granddaughters, Sharane Orendas of Trenton, Joan Emerson of Sarasota, FL, Ruth Tippitt of Lebanon, NH, Stephanie Baxter of Cornwells Heights, PA and Kathy Heberling of Jacksonville, FL; grandsons, Peter S. Heberling of Bordentown, NJ & John P. Heberling of Jacksonville and 16 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Buried at Colonial Memorial Park Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #5280. The Times, 27 January 1988 issue.
KOHL - Elizabeth Kohl Tiffenbach, 86, of Trenton, NJ, died 26 September 1963. [Born in Palanka, Austria-Hungary].  Wife of the late Frank Tiffenbach. Survived by son, Sebastian Tiffenbach of Trenton and grandchildren.  Buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ.  Palanka OSB Family #6015 & 12145. The Trenton Evening Times, 26 September 1963 issue.
KOHL - Mary E. Kohl Kamrad, 75, of Trenton, NJ, died April 1982.  Born in [Palanka] Hungary, widow of Joseph M. Kamrad.  Survived by son, Joseph F. Kamrad of Trenton; sisters, Elizabeth Stonis of Yardville, NJ and Catherine Matlack of Whiting, NJ.  Buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ.  Palanka OSB Family #5211. 
KOHL – John Kolb,  67, of Stamford, CT, died 7 January 1966. Husband of Rose Heil Kolb [Palankaer], Born 8 October 1898. Palanka OSB Family #4319. Connecticut Death Index and Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com.

KOHLHEB – Elisabeth Kohlheb of Ridgewood died on December 7, 2007 at the age of 82. A native of Torscha, Yugoslavia, she was the widow of the late Karl, dear sister of Erich Schmidt. Religious services were held at the Morton Funeral Home/Ridgewood Chapel, 663 Grandview Avenue, Ridgewood officiated by Reverend Albert Potgeiter followed by interment in Linden Hill Cemetery. Times Newsweekly, Ridgewood, NY. Submitted by  Noelle Giesse.

KOLB – Julius M. Kolb, 68, of  Fort Pierce, FL, died 22 or 27 March 1990. born 21 May 1921 [Budapest, Hungary, to Johann & Rose Kolb, originally from CT]. Palanka OSB Family #4319. Florida Death Index and Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com.

KNOBL – Mrs. [Elizabeth] Franklin (sic) Knobl Ehas, 85, of Trenton, NJ, died 19 October 1973. Born in [Gajdobra] Austria-Hungary. Wife of late Karl P. Ehas. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Nathaniel Mann of Guayaquil, Ecuador, Mrs. Rosa Bell of Trenton & Mrs. Joseph Potash of  Trenton; sons, Carl Ehas of Trenton & John Ehas of Levittown, PA; brothers, John Knobl of Whiting, NJ & Valentine Knobl of Montreal, Canada; ten grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and several nieces & nephews. Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #4875. The Sunday Times-Advertiser, 21 October 1973 issue.

KOLBRICH - John 85 years, passed away on November 12, 2012 at Banwell Gardens. Reunited with his beloved wife Paula, parents Fabian and Maria, brothers Adam and Josef, and sisters Katharina and Anna. Loving Dad to Erika and John, [father-in-law to Brenda], and Opa to Philip and Julianna. Survived by sister Magdalena and many nieces and nephews. Displaced during WWII from his home in Croatia, he made his way to England, where he met and married Paula in 1950, and from there emigrated to Canada in 1952. Trained as a tool and die maker, he worked at Ford Motor Company for many years, but was best remembered for his little orchard close to the airport, where he grew apples, rhubarb and other produce. John was a long time member of St. Michael’s Church and most recently St. Anne’s Church. Visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Banwell Chapel) 519-253-7234 11677 Tecumseh Rd. E. at Banwell Rd. on Thursday from 2 to 5 & 7 to 9 PM. Parish prayers Thursday at 7:30 PM. Everyone is welcome to join John's family on Friday November 16, 2012 at the Banwell Chapel, for a prayer at 9:45 AM then to St. Anne’s Church ( 12233 Tecumseh Rd East ) for funeral mass at 10:30 AM. Interment Windsor Memorial Gardens. In kindness memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. On-line condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com. 
KOPP, HANS - July 17, 1935 - September 21, 2018 -

Our beloved husband, father, Opa, brother and uncle, Hans Kopp, passed away on Friday, September 21, 2018 at the age of 83. Hans was married to Annemarie (nee Gibisch) for 56 wonderful years.  He leaves behind his son, Robert, daughter, Birgitt Hacker, son-in-law, Ted, and grandchildren, Kris, Katie and Klayton, brother, Franz, and nieces and nephews, Paul Keyerleber, Michele Fitzgerald, Franz Kopp and Elisabeth Clift.  He was preceded in death by his daughter-in-law, Christa Kopp.

Hans loved to tell a good story, about his days in the US Army, about his skiing adventures, about helping to found the Ohio Youth Soccer Association, about his childhood in Batschsentiwan, Yugoslavia, and mostly about his children and grandchildren.  His loves were his family, especially his beloved wife, Annemarie, whom he met while stationed in Germany during his service in the US Army, his beloved mountains, where he skied until just this past winter, all the young soccer players he coached, the dogs he had over the years, and chronicling his family history of the Donauschwaben.  

Hans, Dad, Opa, Onkel Hans – you are loved and you will be missed with all our hearts.  You made this world a better place, you left us better people and your love will remain with us forever.  Rest now in the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

Mass of Christian Burial, Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 11AM, in Saint Bartholomew Catholic Church, 14865 Bagley Rd., Middleburg Hts.  44130. 
Immediately following the burial, the Kopp family would like to invite you to a celebration luncheon at Lenau Park, 7370 Columbia Road, Olmsted Twp, Ohio 44138 [Tomon & Sons Funeral Home]

KORANG – George Korang, Sr., 75, of Hamilton, NJ, died 30 November 1971. [Born 1 January 1891, in Palanka, Austria-Hungary]. Survived by wife (second), Anna Korang; sons, John Korang of Hamilton & George P. Korang of Willingboro, NJ; daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Dean of Lindenhurst, NY; step-daughters, Mrs. Katherine Regan of Flushing, NY & Mrs. Ann Cornish of Trenton, NJ; five grandchildren & six step-grandchildren. Buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemtery, Hamilton. Palanka OSB Family #6111. The Evening Times, 30 November 1971 issue.
John Joseph William Kornfeind, 67, of Glendale, AZ, born 1951 in Freeport, IL & died September 30, 2018.
The news of John's untimely death has left a hole in the DVHH family. He joined the DVHH mail list in 2006 and upon DVHH becoming a nonprofit in 2007, he faithfully served for 10 years on the Board of Directors until 2017. John was the DVHH Treasurer for 2008 & 2009. His contributions during the 501c3 organization period was so appreciated. He was very excited to volunteer as the Village Coordinator Keglewichhausen of Banat. He loved developing content to share with others on his beautiful village web site published by his child Takashi. John loved helping others with their research, as he diligently grew his own tree. Being a deep thinker, his messages and explanations were always detailed. He suffered quietly with spondylitis and founded a support group to help others.  John was a kind soul and loved life. I share an excerpts from one of John's 2006 mail list postings  "In a way the people of the DVHH and other concerned groups become like family, because only you really know and understand. I feel this is the only approach I can take in order to discover my "Banat Family Genealogy Gold." "So for me this is what I find of greatest value in the DVHH postings. Thank you all."
~ The DVHH extends condolences to his wife
Makiko and child Takashi.  See: Family Obituary.

KORNFELD - Johann Kornfeld, Sr., 72, of Trenton, NJ, died 29 October 1972.  Born in [Palanka] Yugoslavia.  Survived by wife, Elizabeth Burg Kornfeld; sons, Martin Kornfeld of Yardville Heights, NJ & John Kornfeld, Jr. of Palm Beach, FL and a brother & sister in Hungary.  Buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ.  Palanka OSB Family #6137.  The Evening Times, 30 October 1972 issue.
KORNFELD - Martin Kornfeld, 70, of Hamilton, NJ, died 30 October 1995.  Born in Palanka, Austria-Hungary.  Survived by wife, Helene Huck Kornfeld; daughters & sons-in-law, Monica & Gary Dutko of Gettysburg, PA and Marie & Jack Moulds of Mercerville, NJ; son & daughter-in-law, Frank & Cindy Kornfeld of Yardville, NJ; grandchildren, Lindsay & Tim Dutko, Samantha & Jacquelyn Kornfeld and Jack Moulds, Jr. and a  brother, John Kornfeld of Palm Beach, FL. Palanka OSB Family #6140. The Times, 1 November 1995 issue.
KRESS - Maria Marzweiler [nee Kress], 86, of Hamilton, NJ, died 3 July 1997.  Born in [Palanka] Austria-Hungary of late Josef & Maria Walter Kress. Wife of late Joseph Marzweiler. Survived by daughter & son-in-law, Theresa & Hans Kettner of Yardville, NJ; grandson, John Kettner of Bordentown, NJ; grandchildren, Emily & Melissa Kettner; brother & sister-in-law, Joseph & Maria Purr of Germany; sister & brother-in-law, Theresa & George Weber of Germany.  Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton. Palanka OSB Family #6370. The Times, 4 July 1997 issue.
KRETZ - Teresia Kretz Borics, 76, of Trenton, NJ, died 16 May 1998.  Born in Backi-Monostor, Yugoslavia, daughter of late Anton & Katharina Nagy Kretz and wife of late Anton Borics [Palankaer]. She is survived by son & daughter-in-law, Anton & Mary Ann Borics of Columbus, NJ; daughter & son-in-law, Cathy A. & Daniel Cox of Columbus; brother, Michael Kretz of Munich, Germany; granddaughters & grandson-in-law, Jennifer & Brian Noble, Ashley Cox & Chelsea Cox.  Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ.  Palanka OSB Family #1285. The Times, 17 May 1998. 

KRETER – Theresia Kreter, of Ridgewood died on May 13, 2003 at the age of 97. A native of Kisker, Yugoslavia, she was the widow of the late Adam, devoted mother of Adam Kreter, Theresia Gross and Rosina Schuy, dear mother-in-law of Helga, dear grandmother of Heinrich and Heidi; also survived by three great-grandchildren. Services were held at the Morton Funeral Home/Ridgewood Chapels, 663 Grandview Avenue, Ridgewood, officiated by Reverend Bell, followed by interment in Linden Hill Cemetery. May 22, 2003. From Noelle Giesse.


KRETSCHMANN - Theresa,  February 16, 1930 - October 20, 2020  It is with heavy hearts and deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our cherished mother, mother-in-law, oma and great-grandmother. She went to be with her Lord and Savior peacefully with her family by her side. She is happily reunited with her loving husband John (2014). Theresa was born in Yugoslavia and came to Canada with her mother in 1950. She married her husband John in 1951 and they raised two daughters Diana and Sandra (John). The best part of their life here on earth were their four grandchildren Nolan Carr (Stephanie), Alyssa Martin (Kevin), Bryson and Dalton Boyle. It was her privilege to become a great grandmother to baby Emma Adelaide Carr born December 29, 2019. John and Theresa taught their family to love deeply and completely. They loved to sing and dance and spend winters in Florida. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her but the memories will last in our hearts forever. Thank you to Chartwell Oak Park Terrace and Iler Lodge for their three years of kindness and care. If you so desire, donations to the First Lutheran Church would be appreciated by the family. A private family service will be held. (Source: familiesfirst.ca)

KREUTZER - Antonia Kreutzer, of Yardley, PA died 28 January, 2013 peacefully at her home with her family. Antonia was born on March 30, 1930 in Zenta, Yugoslovia. She immigrated to the U.S. in 1956 with her husband, Karl, and her daughter, Ruth, to join her parents, Aurelia and Peter Grueling. In 1951, she married the love of her life, Karl and had three children, Ruth Kreutzer Herbert, Karl Kreutzer Jr. and Robert Kreutzer. Her son, Robert, married Barbara Ovington and they gave Antonia her two cherished grandchildren, Nicholas William and Braeden Austin Karl Kreutzer, who were the lights of her life. Antonia spent many years as an active member of the United German Hungarian Club where she was one of the founding members of the cultural group of the club. She was also an active member of the Phoenix Sport Club Ladies Auxiliary. Source; Bucks County Courier Times, 31 January 2013.
KUHN (Kühn, Kuehn) - Anna Kuhn Muller, 85, of St. Petersburg, FL, died 1 December 1983.  Born in Palanka, Yugoslavia, formerly of Princeton, NJ & Lansdale, PA, wife of late Mathias Muller.  Survived by daughter, Marie Horwath of St. Petersburg and sons, John Muller & Mathias Muller of Lansdale, PA.  Buried at St. John Neumann Cemetery, Montgomeryville, PA.  Palanka OSB Family #6484 & 8004.
KUHN - Maria Kuhn Spildener, 65, of Hamilton, NJ, died 15 November 1976.  Born in Palanka, Yugoslavia.  Survived by husband, Josef Spildener; son, Peter Spildener of Yardville, NJ and grandchildren, Linda & John Spildener.  Buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #6488 & 11364. The Trentonian, 16 November 1976 issue.

KUPPEK – Elizabeth Schoen (nee Kuppek), 82, of Trenton, NJ, died 30 September 2017. Wife of late  Joseph Schön. Survived by four sons. Buried 2 October 2017 at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB # 10579 & 10571. The Times, 2 October, 2017.

John Joseph William Kornfeind was sometimes adamant. If you weren’t ready, he might dart off (but if help was needed, he was ever willing). Nobody threw away his stuff without permission (most anything was useful). He wanted to write his obituary exactly his way.  Unfortunately, this was not to be. Soon after John had written about his good health, he took a walk at a favorite park and library. On the way home, he was hit by a car. He was taken to two hospitals, but his injuries were too severe. On September 30, John died surrounded by family and friends.  Sorry Dad, you’re stuck with this guinea fowl scratch.

In 1951, John was born in his beloved hometown, Freeport, IL. He graduated from Aquin High School in 1969, from Loras College with a BA in Sociology, and from AGSIM with a Master of International Management in 1985. While he was a social worker in Dubuque, IA, he met and married his wife, Makiko. He spent 29 years working for Prudential before retirement.

His true passion was in helping others, be it through work, as a volunteer or as a friend. Spare moments were spent on one of numerous hobbies and interests, inclusive of genealogy, history, church committees, choir, music, spondylitis support group (founder), antiques, trains (real and HO), travel, photography, hiking, nature, gardening, DIY projects, and Pokémon. His sense of humor and Korny puns, his compassion, his stories, his curiosity and zest for life, his intelligence, his optimism are already sorely missed.

John is preceded by his parents, John L. and Helen Kornfeind, and siblings, Michael and Theresa. Survivors include his wife, Makiko; child, Takashi; siblings, Tom, David (Patricia Kee), and Richard (Sherri); Michael’s wife, Maureen; nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.

A Memorial Mass to celebrate John’s life will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2018, at 10:00 AM at St. Jerome (10815 N 35th Ave, Phoenix). Lively attire or silly socks in his memory are encouraged. [www.heritagemortuary.com/obituaries/John-J-Kornfeind?obId=3386473]


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