Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN


April 2, 2013

Emma Pagel

CROSSVILLE — June 9, 1913—March 29, 2013

Emma Marie Patzer Pagel passed away March 29, 2013. She will be buried at North Shore Memory Gardens, St. Joseph, MI. A memorial service will be held in Michigan at a later date.

Emma was born June 9, 1913.

Emma (Patsy) Pagel retired from Sears as an investigator in the credit department. She was always very active in the First Church of God, St. Joseph, MI, working in the church Women's Missionary Guild and teaching Sunday school classes. She was chairperson of the "Angels of Mercy," a church group providing dinners for the sick and needy families. She was hostess for many church dinners and often supervised the occasions. Singing in the senior choir was always very much enjoyed. She was also a part-time caregiver after retirement. Following the death of her husband, Harry Otto Pagel, 12 years ago, she has lived with her daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Harry Funk, in Crossville. She enjoyed gardening and traveling with them. While living in Crossville, she attended Trinity Tabernacle and was a great supporter of the Bread of Life Rescue Mission.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Sherwood and Diana Pagel; daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Harry Funk; grandchildren, Sharon Funk Fischer (Douglas), Marilou Funk Santiago (Randy), Courtney agel Jokisch (Jeremy), Taylor Pagel Karpeles (Ryan), Jennifer Pagel, Tiffany Pagel, Ryan Pagel, Michael Pagel and Lindsey Pagel; very special nephew, William Patzer (Darlene); special nieces and nephews, Jeffrey Patzer (Sue), Cynthia Patzer Bouvier (Rob) and Scott Patzer (Shelly); 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Otto Pagel; six brothers; and four sisters.

Memorials may be made to Bread of Life Rescue Mission, P.O. Box 1414, Crossville, TN 38555, or Trinity Tabernacle Youth, 2028 S. Main St., Crossville, TN 38555.

Crossville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.

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