KARAVANIC, Mabel Christine 90, of Weirton, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, in the Weirton Medical Center. Born Jan. 25, 1922, in Sparta, WI, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Bertha McElwain Peterson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Peter G. Karavanic and sister, June Wurster.
With her registered nursing degree, Mrs. Karavanic served as Second Lieutenant in the United States Army. After her military service, she worked for Weirton Medical Center and the former Weirton General Hospital. Her life revolved around raising her children and caring for her family.
Mabel is survived by her sons, Thomas Peter (Ruth) Karavanic and Charles Martin (Karen) Karavanic all of Weirton; daughter, Kris (James) Dunlap of Richmond, OH; brother, Walter (Waverly) Peterson of Wisconsin; six grand children, Monica (Jeremy) Nichols, Jody, Abby, Peter, Janna and Jillian Karavanic and great-grandchildren, Thomas and Elizabeth Nichols.
Private services will be held at the convenience of her family. Entombment will be in Arlington National Cemetery.
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