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Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Sarah Thornau

   Sarah Thornau, age 97, of Gladwin died Wednesday, March 2 in the Whitehills Care Center in East Lansing.
   She was born Jan. 25, 1908 in Gladwin to Ferdinand and Emielia (Eichblatt) Kranich. She worked in Detroit for several years and lived here for a few years after marriage to William Thornau in Dec. 1943.
   They moved to the family homestead in 1946. William predeceased her in 1984. Sarah stayed in Gladwin until 1998 when she moved to the health care center in East Lansing.
   Sarah accepted the Lord at a young age and was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church of Gladwin. She attended the Chicago Evangelistic Institute for two years during the late 1930s.

   Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Her parents, six brothers & three sisters also predecease her. Services were held 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 5 at the Sisson Funeral Home. Rev. Joseph Dorais officiated and burial was in Ridge Cemetery.

   Memorials may be made to the Emmanuel Baptist Church.

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Burial/Final Location
Ridge Cemetery, Gladwin, MI
Publication Information
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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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September 2009
Bob Frei
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