OBERLIN -- Amelia "Millie" Sulzman, 79, died Tuesday (June 11, 2002) at the Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin.
She was born July 31, 1922, to Peter D. and Margaret A. (Duesberg) Pauls in Leoville, Kan. She was raised in the Leoville and Selden communities and graduated from Selden Rural High School. She later graduated from St. John's School of Nursing in Salina, Kan.
On Jan. 3, 1944, she married Norbert Adam Sulzman in Selden. The couple moved to Oberlin in 1966. She worked as a registered nurse until her retirement in 1991.
She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Altar Society and the American Legion Auxiliary.
She was preceeded in death by her parents; her husband, Norbert; an infant son, Norbert, Jr.; one brother, Martin Pauls; and two sisters, Eulalia Berls and Juletta Boultinghouse.
Survivors include two sons, Ronald Sulzman and wife, Linda of Hays, Kan. and Darius Sulzman of Denver, Colo.; three daughters, Jolene and husband, Bill Grant of Lexington, Annette Sulzman of Denver, Colo. and Melanie Purvis of Erie, Colo.; one brother, Richard Pauls and wife, Betty of Selden; three sisters, Etta Marie Sulzman of Selden, Pauline and husband, Leo Grace of Midland, Texas and Lavina Thomas of Wheatridge, Colo.; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Saturday, 2 p.m., at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oberlin with the Rev. James Hoover and Sister Marilyn Wall officiating. Interment will be at the Oberlin Cemetery.
A vigil service will be Friday, 7:30 p.m., at Pauls Funeral Home in Oberlin.
Visitation will be Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given in her name to Sacred Heart Catholic Church or Decatur County Hospital Nurses.
Pauls Funeral Home of Oberlin is in charge of arrangements.