obit Mathilda Porzelius
Matilda Porzelius GRIDLEY (PNS) The funeral of Matilda Porzelius, 84, a former rural Gridley and Normal resident, who died Monday (Sept. 5, 1983), will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First United Church of Gridley, the Rev. Roger Ricketts officiating. Burial will be in Waldo Cemetery, rural Gridley. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Froelich Memorial Home, and an hour before the service service at the church. She was born Oct. 10, 1898, in Lexington, a daughter of Joseph and Martha Unzicker Lehmann. She married Christian Porzelius on May 28, 1918, in Lexington. He died Nov. 1, 1941. Surviving are two daughters, Doris Higgenbotham, Phoenix, Ariz., and Grace E. Schafer, La Rose; two sons, Wayne, rural El Paso, and Glenn, 724 Dale St., Normal, Normal, two sisters, Amelia Schrock, Meadows, and Lena Zehr, 111 N. Linden St., Normal; 16 grandchildren, grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren. great-grandchildren. great-grandchildren. great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother and three sisters. Mrs. Porzelius moved from Normal Normal to Phoenix, Ariz., five years ago. She was a member of the Meadows Mennonite Church. Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.