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Death notices and obituaries from the Nov. 10 Springville Journal

Katherine Bogulski
Katherine “Kay” (nee Zukowski) Bogulski, formerly of Depew, died in Sandy Spring, Md., on Oct. 31. She was 93.

She was born in Lackawanna on Sept. 12, 1919, the daughter of the late Walter and Aniela (nee Kalinowski) Zukowski.

She was the wife of the late Edward Bogulski; mother of Susan (Bill) Cottrell and Carl (Rita) Bogulski; grandmother of Alex Wyman, Danielle Wyman and Rob (Mary Ann) Strunk; great-grandmother of Spencer, Alexia and Haley; sister of the late Frank, Anthony (Rose) and Pauline Zukowski; sister-in-law of Sophie Zukowski of Springville.

A Mass of Christian burial was held on Nov. 6 from St. Aloysius Church, Springville. The Rev. Lawrence Cobel officiated. Burial was in St. Aloysius Cemetery, Springville. Arrangements were made by the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, 271 East Main St., Springville. Online register at www.smithweismantelfuneralhome.com.

Norman Hansen

Norman Hansen, 69, of Springville, died Nov. 7 at his home.

He was born in Buffalo on June 1, 1943, the son of Irving and Doris (nee Dabolt) Hansen.

He was a member of the Springville Moose Club and had been employed as a truck driver for Fisher Price in East Aurora.

He was the husband of the late Sherry (nee Killinger) Hansen; father of Lisa Morazzini; grandfather of Caitlin and Joshua Morazzini and Abigail, Benjamin and Christopher Goller.

A graveside funeral service will be held Saturday, Nov. 10 at 11 a.m. at Maplewood Cemetery in Springville. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Heart Association.

Arrangements were made by the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, located at 271 East Main St. in Springville. Online condolences may be made at www.smithweismantelhome.com.

Shirley Willett
Shirley Willett (nee Stewart) 82, of Springville, died Nov. 2 at Elderwood Manor in Hamburg.

She was born in Springville on July 15, 1930 to the late Charles and Leona (nee Altmann) Stuart.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Springville Volunteer Firemen Department Ladies’ Auxiliary.

She was the wife of the late Norman Willett; mother of James (Kathy) Willett of Erie, Pa., Kim (Larry) Shaffer of Mexico, N.Y., Jeff (Joanie) Willett of Boston and Jill (Martin) Caha of Dover, Pa.; grandmother of nine grandchildren and the late Jesse Willett; great-grandmother of nine; sister of Mary Kaufmann of Springville and the late Susan Brown.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, Nov. 10, at 1 p.m. from the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, 271 East Main St., Springville. The Rev. Lawrence Cobel will officiate. Burial will be in St. Aloysius Cemetery, Springville.

Expressions of sympathy may be made online at www.smithweismantelfuneralhome.com.

Nelson Wittmeyer
Nelson Wittmeyer, 87, of the town of Collins, died Nov. 1.

He was a retired bus driver for the North Collins Central School District, with 52 years of service.

He was the husband of 61 years of Marion (nee Heary) Wittmeyer; father of Marcia (Thomas) Duffy, Mary Lou (Randy) Detweiler, Michael (Carol) and Mark Wittmeyer; grandfather of Ryan Duffy and Michael and Christine Wittmeyer; brother of Verna (Norbert) Koester and the late Aloysius, Clarence, Raymond, Lorain and Eugene Wittmeyer, Wilma Fox, Valera Smith and Evelyn Regan.

A Mass of Christian burial was held from the Epiphany of Our Lord Church in Langford on Nov. 5. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice Buffalo or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements were made by the Wentland Funeral Home, 10634 Main St., North Collins.
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