Fourth Generation

21. pearlviolaberry2 Pearl Viola Berry was born on 5 May 1916 in Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan.50,52
      She appeared in the census on 6 April 1930 in Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan.95 The 1930 census has Pearl living with her step-father as: Stanley Stonis [widower] [building construction electrician] a.36 b.Lithuania p.b.Lithuania, Pearl V. Berry [step-daughter] a.13, & Miner Roll [boarder] a.25.The census shows Stanley being first married at age 35, indicating that Martha died between 1929 and 1930.
      She died on 15 October 2002 at the age of 86 in Holt, Ingham Co., Michigan.50
      Pearl appeared in a newspaper obituary on 17 October 2002 in Lansing, Ingham Co., Michigan.15 Pearl's obituary reads: "Post, Pearl V. "Polly" Lansing- Age 86, passed away on October 15, 2002. She was born on May 5, 1916 in Detroit to Martha and Allen Berry. After her mother's death, she was loved and raised by the Gustav Rotzol family. Upon graduating from Central High School in 1934, she married Leo Post in 1936. He preceded her in death in 1991. Mrs. Post was a longtime member of Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, and had been employed at the State of Michigan, Department of Civil Service for over 2O years, retiring as a supervisor. She was very proud of her 2O years of service as a volunteer at lngham Regional Medical Center. She enjoyed frequent reunions with her high school classmates. She was preceded in death by her parents; adoptive parents; step parents, Stanley and Harriet Stonis; and Sister, Bertha Venzke. Surviving are 2 daughters: Carol (Robert) Rutledge of Lansing and Marilyn (Ronald) Clark of Holt; 2 sons, Stanley (Mary Ann) of Wooster, OH and Rev. Stephen (Mary Ellen) of Grand Marais, MI; 8 grandchildren, Michael Clark, Diana(Chris) Gable, Susan (Brett) Snow, Marnee Rutledge (Teri Wojtowicz), Rachael, Jason, Paul and Peter Post; 6 great grandchildren, Holly, Robbie, Carola, Nicholas Tara and Brandon; sister Olga Marks of Lansing. and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services. will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday October 18, 2002 at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 549 E. Mt. Hope, Lansing, with The Rev. James A. Schalkhauser, The Rev. Ferguson officiating. The family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel from 2ยท4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday. (In lieu of flowers) memorial Contributions may be made to Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church or Sparrow Hospice Services in memory of Polly Post."
      She was buried on 18 October 2002.15

Pearl Viola Berry and Leo Post (Poschitzki) (son of Ludwig Poschitzki and Hulda Schnirel) were married on 4 April 1936 in Lansing, Ingham Co., Michigan.20
leoposchitzki Leo Post (Poschitzki) was born on 8 May 1914 in Lansing, Ingham Co., Michigan.50
      He appeared in the census on 7 May 1940 in Lansing, Ingham Co., Michigan.96 The 1940 census has Leo's family as: Leo Postchitzki [automotive mechanic] a.26 b.Mich., Pearl a.24 & Carol a.3 b.Mich.
      He died on 30 May 1991 at the age of 77 in Lansing, Ingham Co., Michigan.50,66

Pearl Viola Berry-20214 and Leo Post-27687 (Poschitzki) had the following children:



Carol Post was born in 1936 in Lansing, Ingham Co., Michigan.97 She lived in Lansing, Ingham Co., Michigan in 2002.15



Marilyn J. Post15 was born in 1941 in Michigan.98



Stanley L. Post was born on 24 March 1944 in Lansing, Ingham Co., Michigan.98



Rev. Stephen Post15 was born in 1946 in Michigan.98 He lived in Grand Marais, Alger Co., Michigan in 2002.15