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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

LAMPERT – Joseph Lampert, 90, of Colorado Springs, CO, died 16 August 2018. Born 15 March 1928 in Palanka, Yugoslavia, son of Adam and Anna Haumann Lampert, husband of Ruth Kroll. Surived by wife, son, Wolfgang Lampert and his wife and several other relatives.  Came to Cleveland, Ohio first in 1951 and served during the Korean War. Funeral services at Rock of Ages Lutheran Church, Colorado Springs. Palanka OSB #6609. Palankaer Heimatbrief, Nr.33, November-December 2018 issue.

LAMPL "Chops" Wilmar Charles LAMPL passed away unexpectedly Sunday December 16, 2012 at home. He was 78 years old. Chops was born in Regeant, North Dakota on July 27, 1934 to Karl and Lydia (Huether) Lampl. He graduated from Model High School and worked for several different railroads beginning as a teligraph operator. Chops married Marlene Kadrmas in 1956 and moved to Spokane, WA. Chops moved his family to Sacramento, CA in 1969 where he worked for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company for 30 years until his retirement. Chops is survived by a loving family, his wife, Marlene, of 56 years, three children, daughter Jackie (Charlie) Slabaugh, sons David (Dolores) Lampl and Michael Lampl, his brother, Jerel (Penny) Lampl of Kodiak, AK, Agnes (Jimmy) Tuite of Spokane, WA, Paulette Horan of Spokane, WA, his 5 grandchildren, Amber

Wong, Pamela Slabaugh, Nicolas Lampl, Jacob Lampl and Macie Lampl and one great grandchild, Parker Wong. A Memorial Service will be held at Herberger's Elk Grove Funeral Chapel, 9101 Elk Grove Blvd, Elk Grove, CA, Thursday December 27th at 2 pm. Published in Sacramento Bee on December 22, 2012. Submitted by Dolores Lampl (Chops' daughter-in-law).

LAVUNDI – William S. Lavundi, Ph.D., 72, of Toms River, NJ, died 5 May 2010. Born 9 November 1937 in Palanka, Yugoslavia, son of late Emil & Maria Theresa Karl Lavundi. Father of Jordan & girlfriend Jennifer and life partner of Philomena. Survived by the Marx & Griesbach families.  Buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Cheltenham, PA.  Palanka OSB family #5280 & 5283. The Philadelphia Inquirer, 7 May 2010 issue.

LEEB – Alixes Marie Leeb, January 13, 1966 to March 10, 2013 - With sadness and peace we announce the passing of Alixes Leeb. She is survived by her mother and father, Rosa-Marie and Alexander "Alex" Leeb; sister Felicia Leeb; as well as many close relatives. Alixes was born and raised in Calgary and then worked for many years at CP Rail. Her zest for life took her to six of the seven continents where she fulfilled her passions for photography and travel. She will be dearly missed by all whose lives she has touched. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Spirit Catholic Church (10827 - 24 St SW) on Friday, March 15, 2013 at 11:00 am.  Evan J. Strong Funeral Services. (Legacy Obit http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/calgaryherald/obituary.aspx?pid=163602380)

LEIBRECHT – Teresa Jakob (nee Leibrecht), of Morwell, Victoria, Austraia, died 17 September 2013.  Born 3 November 1921 in Palanka, Yugoslavia, daughter of late Peter Leibrecht & Adelheid Dietz and wife of late Franz Jakob, who died in 1974.  Survived by son, Frank Jakob and family.  Palanka OSB Family #4968The Palankaer Heimbrief, November/December 2013 issue.

LETSCH – Franz Karl Letsch, 88, of Camarillo, CA, died 11 August 2016. Born 29 October 1927 in Palanka, Yugoslavia of late Martin & Anna Hoffenberger Letsch. Survived by wife Waltraut, daughters Renate & Monila; son, Dieter and sister Lene. Palanka OSB #6819. The Palanka Heimatbrief, June/July 2017 issue.

LINDAUER –  Peter Lindauer Sr. 91, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 3, 2020, at his residence at Clare Estate Assisted Living, Bordentown, N.J. Born October 24, 1929 in Ciko, Hungary, Peter had been a Trenton area resident since emigrating to the United States from Germany with his family in March 1956. He was a retired member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. Son of the late Josef and Margaretha Lindauer, he is survived by his sister Susanna of Breidenbach, Germany, his loving daughter and son in law Margit and Stephen Madola and grandsons James and Thomas Madola of Hamilton, N.J., his son Peter S. Lindauer and granddaughter Holly Marie Lindauer , as well as niece Monica Panholzer and nephews Eckhardt and Gunter Panholzer of Germany. Peter was a life member of the German American Society of Trenton and was active in supporting all club activities. He was inducted into the German American Kickers Soccer Hall of Fame for his contributions as a team manager and member of the sports committee during the 1960's. He was an avid soccer fan as well as being a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies. He loved horses and every Saturday during the racing season he could be found on the rail at Philadelphia Park. Peter enjoyed the outdoors and his frequent walks in area parks and during his visits to Florida. Most importantly, he always looked forward to the company and supporting the activities of his beloved grandchildren. Peter's family extends their appreciation to the administrators and staff of the Clare Estate for their accommodation and physical care during his residency. Most especially, we sincerely appreciate the dedication and assistance of the hospice nurses of Bayada Home Health Care in providing a caring and comforting environment for Peter. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Knott's Colonial Funeral Home, 2946 South Broad Street, Hamilton, N.J. Visitation hours will be from 5 to 7 pm Monday December 7, 2020 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests tax deductible contributions be made to the German American Society, 215 Uncle Pete's Road, Yardville N.J. 08620. Source: knottscolonialfuneralhome.com

LINDER (Lindner) – George Linder, 91, of Westville, OH, died 17 October 2011. Born in Palanka, Yugoslavia on 15 November 1919. Brother of Irma Offenbacher and late Mada, Stefan, Michael & Josef; uncle of Trudy, Peter, Erich, Angela, Heidi, Erika, Werner & Helga.  Buried at Holy Cross Cemetery. Palanka OSB Family #6860. The Plain Dealer, 19 October 2011 and the Palankaer Heimatbrief, November-December 2011 issue.

LINZ – Hermine "Hermi" Abt Linz born in Linz, Austria in 1952 and died September 11, 2013. Her father, Johann (Hans) Abt, b. 1927, Semelzi, Croatia - d. 1997; her mother, Maria Hoffmann Abt, b. 1932, Kechinci, Croatia, d. 2012; both active members of the Milwaukee Donauschwaben Club. "Hermi" Abt Linz, the DVHH Slavonia Village Coordinator for Keschinzi & Semelzi, since 2007. (Read More)

LITTER – Anna Burger (nee Marianna Litter), of Trenton, NJ, died 10 July 1950. [Born in Palanka, Austria-Hungary]. Survived by grandchildren, Mrs. Anna McMannus of Yardville Heights, NJ, Fred Bakter of Trenton & Joseph Bakter of Trenton. Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #1720 & 6905. The Trenton Evening Times,  10 & 11 July 1950 issues.

LOCH – Katherine Loch Sterling, 50, of Lahaska, PA, died 12 June 1970. Born in Fallsington, PA, wife of Paul C. Sterling.  Also survived by sons, Wayne R. Sterling, of Mechanicsville, Paul S. & Newton Sterling, both of Absecon, NJ and David Sterling, of Fallsington; daughter, Mrs. Lillian S. Taylor, of  Fallsington; mother, Mrs. Katie Loch [Palankaer]; brothers, Anthony Loch, of Morrisville, PA, John Loch, Jr., of Fairless Hills, PA, Joseph Loch, of Lower Makefield Township, PA and Francis & William Loch, both of Yardley, PA; sisters, Mrs. William Lord, of Robbinsville, NJ, Mrs. Theodore Yeggle, of Levittown, PA, Mrs. George Hackett & Mrs. James Coyne, both of Yardley and Miss Barbara Loch, of Fairless Hills; 18 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Buried at Newtown Cemetery, Newtown, PA. Palanka OSB Family #4873. The Sunday Times Advertiser, 14 June 1970 issue.

LORENZ (Lawrence) – Anton Lorenz, 84, of Levittown, PA, died 12 November 1970. [Born in Palanka, Austria-Hungary]. Husband of late Katherine Guth Lorenz.  Survived by sons, Joseph Lorenz of Robbinsville, NJ & Jacob Lorenz of Levittown, PA; daughters, Mrs. Mary Brunn & Mrs. Ann Durkee, both of Trenton, NJ, Mrs. Katherine Holmes & Mrs. Evelyn Kallipos, both of Levittown, Mrs. Helen Martino & Miss Terry Lawrence, both of Tampa, Fl.  Buried 14 November 1970 at Riverview Cemetery, Trenton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #3816 & 6941. The Bucks County Courier Times, 13 November 1970 issue. 

LORENZ - Julius Lorenz of Glendale died on November 12, 2001 at the age of 91. A native of Werbas, Yugoslavia, he was the beloved husband of Susanna, devoted father of Dieter Lorenz; also survived by one grandchild and two great-grandchildren. Services were held at the Morton Funeral Home/Ridgewood Chapels, 663 Grandview Avenue, Ridgewood, followed by interment in Lutheran/All Faiths Cemetery. Times Newsweekly, Ridgewood, NY, November 15, 2001.  Submitted by Noelle Giesse.
LORENZ - Susanna Lorenz of Ridgewood died on March 9 2002 at the age of 84. A native of  Werbas, Yugoslavia, she was the widow of the late Julius, devoted mother of Dieter; also survived by one grandchild and two great-grandchildren. Services were held at the Morton Funeral Home/Ridgewood Chapels, 663 Grandview Avenue, Ridgewood, followed by interment in Lutheran/All Faiths Cemetery. December 13, 2007 Times Newsweekly, Ridgewood, NY, March 14, 2002. Submitted by Noelle Giesse.

LOTZ (nee Weber), Mrs. Maria - of Delhi, passed away at Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe on Friday, March 8, 2013 in her 89th year. Maria was born in Katymar (Batschka). A member of Our Lady, Queen of Martyrs C.W.L. A former member of the Delhi German Home Ladies Auxiliary and a former volunteer at the Delhi Nursing Home. The former Maria Weber, beloved wife of Late Mathew Pencz (1973) and Late Martin Lotz (1986). Dear mother of Frank Pencz (wife Irene), Tillsonburg. Loving grandmother of Lorrie Corbeth (husband Nevil), Oakville and Michael Pencz (wife Charlene), Belmont. Cherished great-grandmother of Luke Corbeth, Brett Corbeth, Connor Pencz and Alec Pencz.   Maria is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Andrew and Magdalena (Rau) Weber and by her brother and sister-in-law Mathew and Mary Weber. A Funeral Mass was be held at Our Lady, Queen of Martyrs Church, Delhi on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 with Rev. Fr. Alan Dufraimont officiating. Interment in Delhi Cemetery.   Donations to the Delhi Community Health Centre or the Charity of One's Choice will be gratefully appreciated by the family.  Submitted by Eileen Wilson.

LUSCH – Josef Lusch, 88, of North Port, FL, died 29 July 2012. Formerly of Cleveland, OH. Born 6 October 1923 [Palanka, Yugoslavia. Husband of Rosina Mayer Lusch].  Palanka OSB Family #7038. Sarasota Herald-Tribute, 2 August 2012 issue and the Palankaer Heimatbrief, June 2013 issue.

LUX - Katharina Lux Tajbel, 92, of Eugene, OR, died 27 October 2003. Born in Mlinska, Austria-Hungary, on Sept. 20, 1911, to Jakob and Katharina (Ferber) Lux. She married Josef Tδubel (Tajbel) of Franztal-Zemun, Yugoslavia, on Nov. 25, 1930. She is survived by three children, Hilda Giles, Esther Mitchell of Canada, and Ingrid Stopp; and seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Lane Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home, Eugene, is in charge of arrangements. The Register-Guard, 2 Nov. 2003, with corrections by Ingrid Stopp and Esther Mitchell, 20 Aug. 2011. Submitted by Adrianna Stopp Beech (grand-daughter).


Last Updated: 26 Oct 2020

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