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Mathilda Prusa 1923-2016
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Mathilda Prusa 1923-2016

SALINA — Mathilda Hermina Prusa, 93, died April 14, 2016 at Salina Regional Health Center.
She was born March 14, 1923 at Albert, the daughter of Joseph and Stephania Bahr Gleissner. She married Joseph Prusa on Jan 15, 1946. Mathilda was a devoted mother and farmwife. They were active members of St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Osborne. Their farming years were spent in Portis, Kan. They retired to Salina in 1989.
She is survived by a son, Joe E. Dallas, Texas; daughters, Mary Ann Bohm and husband Pete, Salina; Lisha Bauck and husband Joe, Leoti; Donna Harris and husband Kenny, Blue Springs, Mo.; Debora Bauck and husband Dennis, Leoti; and Nancy Cowing and husband Mark, Leawood; 16 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and a sister, Marilyn Degenhardt and husband LeRoy.
Mathilda was preceded in death by Joe, her husband of 60 years, and her siblings Martin, Mary Agnes and Margaret.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, April 18 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Salina. with Fr. Keith Weber as the celebrant. Graveside service was held April 18 at St. Catherine Catholic Cemetery, Dubuque.
Visitation was held April 17 that included a vigil at Ryan Mortuary, Salina.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Dubuque Heritage Fund for St. Catherine’s Cemetery or Sunflower Adult Day Services and are in care of Ryan Mortuary 137 North Eighth Salina, KS, 67401.
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137 North Eighth Street
Salina, KS, 67401
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, April 21, 2016