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Agnes A. Maus

Fr. Gerald Thury
Organist ~ Marcene Kniffen
St. Leo Choir & Congregation
Members of the Simek-Ptak V.F.W. Post #6895 Auxiliary
Greg Stockholm
Doug Stockholm
Cary Hajek
Tom Ranek
Mike Hajek
Curt Stange
Agnes A. (Chundelak) Maus was born on Wednesday, January 13,1915 to Anton and Louise (Cerv) Chundelak in Gregory, South Dakota. She graduated from Tyndall High School in 1932 and attended Springfield Normal College for one year, earning her teacher’s certificate. She then taught rural school in Bon Homme County for five years. Agnes married John Maus, Jr. on June 7, 1938, and she and John began working in Agnes’ parent’s meat market. John served in the Navy during World War II and was stationed on a ship in the Pacific Theater of Operations. After 41 months of duty, he returned to Tyndall and he and Agnes took over the meat market from Mr. & Mrs. Francis Ferenc. Agnes and John owned and operated the meat market until they retired, and multiple generations of nieces and nephews worked in the store for them as kids. During their retirement, they did a lot of traveling throughout the United States and overseas, until John’s health began to fail.
Agnes helped start the Simek-Ptak Veteran’s of Foreign Wars Post #6895 in Tyndall. She was a charter member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Agnes was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church and St. Leo Altar Society, St. Michael’s Hospital Auxiliary, the Catholic Foresters, Bon Homme Heritage Association, Tyndall Improvement Association, pinochle club and bridge club. Over the years, she held various offices in the different organizations. Her generosity to many of the local religious and civic organizations and programs will be felt for many years to come in the Tyndall area.
Agnes loved to embroider crewel needlepoint pictures, which she framed and passed on to her nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. In her early years, she was an avid reader and played board games and card games with her family and friends. She will be remembered by her nieces and nephews as a lady with good humor, wit, and a kind heart. She was always interested in all the family members and what they were doing. Her favorite pastime in later years was trips to “Radar Hill,” and she could play those machines for hours.
Agnes passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at the Good Samaritan Society in Tyndall at the age of 94 years, 4 months and 28 days.
She is survived by five nieces: Neva (Weisser) Stockholm and husband Alfred of Springfield, Rita (Weisser) Hajek of Tyndall, Joyce (Smith) Cudmore and husband Larry of Seward, Nebraska, Judi (Hawkins) Johnson and husband Lonnie of Puyallup, Washington, and Marsha Maus of Augoura, California. She is also survived by many great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death are her husband, John Maus, Jr., her parents, Anton and Louise Chundelak, two sisters, Helen Weisser and Mary Hawkins, two nephews, Harold Weisser and Jim Smith, Sr., and a niece, Donna (Weisser) Berfiend.
(From a June, 1938 Tyndall Tribune & Register)
A nuptial Mass at 7:00am Tuesday morning June 7, 1938 at St. Leo's Catholic Church united Agnes Chundelak, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Chundelak, and John Maus, older son of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Maus Sr. Father M.F. Dooley said the Mass at which Mrs. Harry Taplett was organist.
Miss Kathleen Dvoracek, friend of the couple, and her fiance, Roger Carlson of Menno, were the attendants. The bridesmaid wore a peach lace frock with hat to match and white accessories. Her bouquet was blue delphiniums.
The bride wore an aqua blue chiffon and lace gown and silver slippers and carried a bouquet of talisman roses.
A wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bridegroom's parents. The bride's chosen colors of blue and peach were carried out in the table decorations. Covers were laid for 22. The bride's sister, Mrs. Ray Smith of Yankton, and Miss Josephine Soukup of Scotland were out-of-town guests.
Mr. Maus and his bride left after the breakfast for Yankton where they spent the day. They are making their home with the bride's parents.
Mrs. Maus graduated from Tyndall High School in the year of 1932. She attended Springfield Normal one year and for the past five years has been a successful teacher in rural schools in Bon Homme County. She is an ambitious and capable young lady, well-liked by her friends.
Mr. Maus graduated from Tyndall High School and later atttended the University of Missouri for one year. For several years, he was employed with a construction company in the South, and for the past year employed at Chundelak Meat Market where he and Mrs. Maus are now employed. Mr. Maus is a quite unassuming young man and very popular with his friends.
The Tribune and Register extends congratulations.

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