Anna Berghauser Obituary (1933 – 2023) – Radcliff, KY

Anna J. Berghauser, 89, of Radcliff, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023, at Helmwood Healthcare Center in Elizabethtown.

Anna was born March 9, 1933, in Rimpar, Wurz­burg, Germany, to the late Ludwig and Katharina Sahlender.

Anna was preceded in death by her parents, Ludwig and Katharina Sahlender; four brothers, Franz Sahlender, Powell Sahlender, Karl-Heinz Sahlender and Fredi Sahlender; and numerous other relatives, all from Rimpar, Germany.

Anna met the love of her life, Stanley Berghauser, while he was in the U.S. Army stationed in Wurzburg, Germany, whom she married in 1957. After Stanley’s retirement from the Army, she lived in Deltona, Florida, with her family for 34 years. Anna worked for the Volusia County school system in Florida for 23 years. She loved going to work at the school and interacting with all the teachers and students. She was known by all the students as Mrs. “B.” Shortly after her retirement, Anna moved to Radcliff. In 2011, she moved to Anthem, Arizona, for a short time. She returned to Radcliff in 2014, where she lived the remainder of her life.

Anna had a love for flowers and birds, especially red roses and red cardinals. She also enjoyed working outside maintaining a beautiful yard. She was a beautiful, fun loving woman, who loved to talk to anyone she met. She would talk to anyone at anytime, whether she knew them or not. She was just that kind of person, loved by all. Anna was a cancer survivor since 2017. In the later part of 2017, she was diagnosed with the disease of dementia.

Survivors include her loving husband, Stanley Berghauser, of 65 years, (one month short of 66 years of marriage); a daughter, Kathy (Thomas) Windsor of Radcliff; a son, Gary (Kimberly) Berghauser of Anthem, Arizona; four grandchildren, Linda (Karl) Piper of Radcliff, Nydia (Michael) Stenger of League City, Texas, Aimee (William) Shackelford of Converse, Texas, and Geoffrey Berghauser of Omaha, Nebraska; five great-grandchildren, Diana Damore of Sonora, Kaitlyn and Evelyn Stenger of League City, Texas, and Grimm and Rowen Shackelford of Converse, Texas; and two great-great-grandchildren, Leo and Joseph Damore of Sonora (and a third great-great-grandchild on the way); two sisters, Martha (Oscar) Bauer and Mina (George) Pfulmann, and a brother, Werner (Martita) Sahlender, all of Rimpar, Germany.

The funeral is at noon Friday, Jan. 20, in the chapel of Chism Family Funeral Home in Vine Grove. Burial follows in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff.

Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at Chism Family Funeral Home in Vine Grove.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to any cancer of dementia research center of your choice.

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Published by The News-Enterprise from Jan. 13 to Jan. 20, 2023.

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