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CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Irmgard Chronister, 72, beloved wife of James H. Chronister, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003, at 8:40 a.m. at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.
Irmgard was born Oct. 29, 1930, in Munich, Germany, daughter of Simon and Maria Polla Pertl. She came to America around 1960. James and Irmgard met in Chicago. They were married Feb. 14, 1970.
For many years in Chicago, Wichita, Los Angeles, Houston, and Chaffee, Irm took great pride in her hairdressing skills. Several ladies around town can attest to that fact. Irm also held a state of California realtors license, of which she was very proud.
Irm was a member of Morley Order of Eastern Star 342, and past president of BPOE Lady Elks.
Survivors include her husband, James H. Chronister of Chaffee; two brothers, Rudy Pertl and Klaus Pertl of Munich; a sister, Margaret Montag of Munich; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Simon Pertl, Earnst Pertl and Peter Pertl.
Friends may call at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee after 4 p.m. today. Morley Order of Eastern Star service will be at 7.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Watis Harrell officiating. Burial will be in Union Park Cemetery.
I grieve deeply the loss of my love, my partner, and will miss her and think of her each day of my life. Her "little ones," Missy and Cassy share the grief.