January 6, 1936 ~ April 26, 2008
Erika (Battenhausen) Pazanowski
Erika Pazanowski a long time resident of Redondo Beach, passed away at her home Saturday, April 26, 2008. She was 72 when she died. Erika was born on January 6, 1936 in Achern, Germany. Growing up, she attended school in Germany before moving to New York. While living in New York, she met Eduard and was married on September 15, 1957. In the summer of 1969 they visited California and decided to move. Erika was a loving wife, mother, grandmother (Oma), and great-grandmother. She loved to cook for her family, keep her house tidy, and have coffee at 3:00p.m (this reminded her of home). In her spare time, she enjoyed reading and attending to her garden.
Erika is survived by her loving Husband, Eduard of Redondo Beach, CA, Daughter, Eleanor Pazanowski Thrane and husband Craig of Torrance, CA, Son, Richard Pazanowski of Kennett, Mo, 4 beautiful grandchildren, Wendy, Kevin, Steven, and Chris, Great Grand-Daughter, Mallory, Sister-in-law, Barbara, and her dear friend Karen. Preceded in death by Mother, Theresa (Sauer) Battenhausen, Father, Rudolph Battenhausen, and Brother-in-law, Walter.
A gathering of family & friends will be held at McCormick Redondo Beach Chapel on Wednesday, April 30, 2008 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. with a Vigil service at 7:00 P.M. The funeral Mass will be held at St. Lawrence Martyr Church on Thursday, May 1, 2008 at 10:00 A.M. Burial will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes. Please sign the guest book at www.Lafuneral.com Send t he family messages, share memories, obtain directions to services, and check back to view the online video tribute. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be mailed to The Trinity Hospice Foundation 2601 Airport Drive, Suite 230 Torrance, CA 90505
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