Marie Anna Pflüger Wirth Gull, 101, of Guttenberg, died Saturday, April 29, 2017, at Guttenberg Care Center.
She was born in Nassau, Germany, on Dec. 14, 1915. She married Georg Wirth in May 1938 and came to the United States with him to settle in Garnavillo, where he operated a cattle hauling business. In January 1939, Georg died as a result of a truck accident on icy roads. Marie decided to stay in the United States, learned English, and proudly became a U.S. citizen in 1943 and married Harry Gull. Harry passed away in 1991.
Marie worked as a beautician and then at a factory in Guttenberg for many years making sound system speakers. She especially enjoyed her cats, who had longevity due to her excellent care, riding her bicycle around town and playing cards. She helped at meal sites and often went to the care center to help people play cards and bingo. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church.
Her sweet, caring nature and special love will be missed, but we are grateful she has joined her Savior, whom she has wanted to see for a good many years.
Marie is survived by one daughter, Dixie (David) Estrem; stepdaughter, Fannie (Gull) Trayer of Garnavillo; stepdaughter-in-law, Nancy Gull; three stepgrandchildren; special family, the Bonars; and other family and friends.
Marie was preceded in death by her parents and six siblings.
Arrangements are being handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, 207 S. First St., Guttenberg. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, May 4, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Guttenberg. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church, with the Rev. Shane Anderson officiating. Interment will be in Garnavillo Community Cemetery, Garnavillo.