Mary Tschann, 94, of Austin

Published 12:00 am Sunday, January 29, 2006

Mary Agnes Tschann, age 94, of Austin, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2006, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Home where she was a resident.

Mary was born July 19, 1911, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Joseph and Catherine (Taggart) Irvin. On April 1, 1930, she was united in marriage to Felix I. Tschann, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin. He preceded her in death on July 24, 1999. Mary was a produce manager at Nelson’s Grocery and an excellent waitress at several clubs in Austin.

Survivors include two sons: Joseph (Jeanette) Tschann, Glendora, N.J., David (Delores) Tschann, Austin; ten grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; four brothers: Edward Irvin of Tyler, Texas, John Irvin of Waterloo, Iowa, James (Kathryn) Irvin of

Norfolk, Va., and Paul (Chris) Irvin of Austin.

She is preceded in death by her husband: Felix; brothers: David and Joseph; and sisters: Margaret and Cathryn.

A funeral mass will be celebrated 10:30 a.m., on Monday, Jan. 30, at the Church of St. Augustine in Austin with the Rev. Joe Fogal officiating. There will be a 4 p.m. CCW rosary and a 6:30 p.m. wake service on Sunday at Mayer Funeral Home where friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. and also one hour before the service at the church on Monday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

The casket bearers will be Mark Tschann, Gary Tschann, Paul Tschann, Brian Tschann, David Hagen, and Paul Bultman.

On Jan. 27, God’s garden became more beautiful as Mary Agnes Tschann became a part of it. We cherish the memories of Grandma (Mom) working in her beautiful garden. Mary was also an avid cook and seamstress. She always had her ear out for the phone to ring or a knock on the door from visiting family and friends. She greeted you with a smile on her face, a twinkle in her eye, and a spatula in her hand. You never left her home hungry. She was always boasting of her children and grandchildren and was so proud of each and every one of them. Our grandmother’s love will never end. There is not a single one of us that will forget being touched by her love. We will hold a special place for her in our hearts, as we know our place in her heart.