CALVARY CEMETERY OBITUARIES

THOMAS ULIK CUT ON TOE IS FATAL TO AGED MAN HERE Thomas Ulik, of Milwaukee, for the past six years a patient at St. Mary’s hospital and a former resident of this city, died at that institution Monday as the result of blood poisoning due to a cut on one of his toes. The funeral was held yesterday and interment was at Calvary cemetery. Deceased was 80 years old and is survived by three sons, Louis, John and Joseph, all of Milwaukee, and two brothers, Stephen and Andrew also of Milwaukee, who were here for the funeral and have returned to their homes. Manitowoc Herald News, Thursday, April 10, 1919 Page 8


ANNA ULOVITZ From Der Nord Westen, 19 Oct. 1905: Death Sat. of 35-yr. old Mrs. John Ulovitz here after an 11-mo. illness with consumption. She leaves her husband and 6 children. The body was transported to Kellnersville and taken to its last rest on Tuesday.


JOHN ULOVITZ John Ulovitz, 76, of 410 N. 6th street, died at the holy Family hospital last night after a short illness. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 8:30 o'clock from the Wattawa, Urbanek and Schlei funeral parlors and at nine o'clock from the sacred Heart Catholic church, the Rev. L.M. Schorn officiating. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery. Born in Prague, Bohemia, on Nov. 17, 1867, Mr. Ulovitz was brought to this country by his parents when a child of one year. They settled in the town of Franklin. Fifty-eight years ago Mr. Ulovitz married Miss Anna Biely, and they resided on the farm for several years, coming to Manitowoc to live 40 years ago. Mrs. Ulovitz died in 1913. Survivors are two children, Mrs. Fred Lewis of Chicago, Miss Mayme Ulovitz of Manitowoc, a sister, Mrs. Frank Stueber of Manitowoc and one grandchild, Edward Ulovitz, now serving overseas with the armed forces. The body may be viewed at the funeral parlors from noon on Tuesday until the time of services. Manitowoc Herald Times Monday, January 10, 1944 pg. 2


JOSEPH ULOVITZ (d. 1916) DEATH CLAIMS YOUNG MAN, WAS ILL A LONG TIME Joseph Ulovitz, Age 21, Dies at South Side Home. Joseph Ulovitz, a south side young man who has been ill for a long time, suffering from a complication of disease, passed away at the home of his father on Martha street yesterday. He was 21 years of age and is survived by his father, two sisters and a brother. Deceased contracted a cold several months ago which developed serious illness and for several weeks he has been failing. He was a member of the Moose order. The funeral will be held from St. Boniface church tomorrow morning. Manitowoc Daily Herald, September 29, 1916 P. 4


LENA ULOVITZ DEATH CLAIMS YOUNG GIRL Death claimed Lena Ulovitz this morning after a lingering illness due to a throat disease. She died at the home of her father, 406 North Sixth street, for whom she had conducted the household since the death of her mother. The decedent was born in this city August 24, 1896, and was twenty-four years old. She leaves besides her father, three sisters - Mrs. Anna Dalton of Chicago, Mrs. Henry Olson of Marinette and Miss Mamie Ulovitz at home. The funeral takes place next Monday morning from St. Boniface church, with interment at Calvary. Manitowoc Herald News, Manitowoc, Wis. April 2, 1921 P. 8


MAYME M. ULOVITZ Miss Mayme M. Ulovitz, 68, of 410 N. Sixth St., Manitowoc, died Thursday afternoon at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home, Manitowoc. The Very Rev. Msg. Alfred Schneider will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Miss Ulovitz was born Jan. 10, 1903, at Manitowoc, daughter of the late John and Anna Biely Ulovitz. She attended St. Boniface Catholic Church and Lincoln High School. She had been employed at Mirro Aluminum co. from 1933 to 1965. Miss Ulovitz was a member of the Mirro Retirement Club and the Sokol Society of Manitowoc. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Julia Lewis, of Chicago and a nephew, with whom she resided in Manitowoc. Three brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. (Survivors edited for privacy) There will be no visitation. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. September 10, 1971


JOHN UNGLENCK John Unglenck, 80, brother of William Unglenck of this city, died yesterday in a Green Bay hospital where he has resided the past ?? years. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 8:45 a.m. from the Pfeffer funeral home, and at ? o'clock from the St. Boniface church. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery. Mr. Unglenck was born in Germany in 1860 and in 1896 came to this country. For years he was employed on a farm near Wrightstown, Brown county. Ten years ago he moved to Green Bay. The brother in this city is the only immediate survivor. The body may be viewed from Wednesday noon until the hour of services at the funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. February 11, 1941 P. 3


MARY UNGLENCK Miss Mary Unglenck, 82, a resident of the city for over 40 years, died early today at the Holy Family hospital. Funeral services will be held Monday at 8:30 a.m. from the Pfeffer funeral home and at nine from the St. Boniface church. Burial will be Evergreen cemetery. Miss Englenck was born in Pennsylvania in 1856 and came to Manitowoc in 1896 to reside with her brother William. Survivors are two brothers, William, city, and John, of Brown county. The body may be viewed at the funeral home from Sunday noon until the hour of the services Monday. Manitowoc Herald Times, May 6, 1939 P. 4


WILLIAM UNGLENCK William Unglinck, 82, an employe of the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad company at the freight office here until 1937 when he retired, and went to live at the Holy Family hospital, died there this morning. Funeral services have been announced for Monday morning at 8:30 o'clock from the Wattawa, Urbanek and Schlei funeral home, and at 9 o'clock at the St. Paul Catholic church in charge of Rev. Martin Jaekels. Burial will be made in the Calvary cemetery. The body may be viewed at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. There are no surviving relative. The Catholic Order of Foresters will recite the rosary at 7 o'clock Sunday evening at the funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, April 8, 1944 pg. 2


ALVINA URBAN Mrs. George Urban, 66, died this noon at the home, 1025 South Tenth street. She has been ill since December. Born Alvina Kolanczyk in Newton in 1871 she was married to George Urban of this city April 20, 1889. They located in Manitowoc, where Mr. Urban opened a music studio and directed numerous bands and orchestras. Mrs. Urban was a member of the Christian Mothers and the Eagles auxiliary. Survivors are the widower; a daughter, Mrs. J.J. Multerer Jr., city; a sister, Mrs. Flora Malek, Milwaukee; a brother, Albert, city; and two granddaughters, (Survivors omitted for privacy.) Two sons preceded Mrs. Urban in death. George Urban Jr. died in 1911 and Richard Urban in 1918. Funeral arrangements have not been completed but will probably be held Friday. Announcement will be made tomorrow. Manitowoc Herald Times, Tuesday, May 25, 1937 P.11


ANDREW URBAN ANDREW URBAN DIES AT WAYSIDE HOME; AGED 73 Andrew Urban, one of Manitowoc county's early settlers, passed away at his home at Wayside Tuesday morning at 9:30 o'clock. On March 7th last, he reached his 73rd birthday anniversary. Coming to this country while a boy Mr. Urban came to Manitowoc county to live, and made his home here ever since, except for three years, during which time he resided at Wausau. In 1879 he married Anna Frimuth, who preceded him in death eight months ago. For several years he conducted a meat market and hotel at Maribel, but later moved to Wayside, where he also conducted a meat market. Death Due to Asthma The untimely death of Mr. Urban, caused by asthma, is mourned by three of four children, Louis Urban having died four years ago. They are Mrs. Henry Damm of Burnamwood, Charles of Redfield, S.D., and George of this city. Nine grandchildren also survive. Mr. Urban was a member of the Catholic Knights of Wisconsin, Kellnersville branch. The body was brought to the George Urban home, 1025 South Tenth street, from where the funeral will be held on Friday morning at 10 o'clock. Services will be held at the St. Boniface church and burial will take place at the Calvary cemetery. Manitowoc Herald News, Wednesday, April 5, 1922 P.5


ANNA URBAN MOTHER OF PROF. GEO. URBAN DIES AT WAYSIDE At her home in Wayside, Mrs. Urban, wife of Andrew Urban, passed away last evening after an illness of eleven months, suffering with infirmities incident to old age. The decedent was a native of Austria, where she was born April 16, 1847, and came to this country with her husband in 1882. The family first made their home in this city, then at Kaukauna and later on at Maribel, finally removing to Wayside, Brown county. Three children survive. They are professor George Urban of this city, Charles, residing in South Dakota, and Mrs. Henry Drumm whose home is at Birnamwood, Wis. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Manitowoc Herald News Friday, July 8, 1921


GEORGE URBAN (d. 1911) BAND AND SINGERS AT FUNERAL Marine Band, Orchestra, Frier Saengerbund, Concordia, Accompany Urban Body Friends, whose sympathy was expressed by the gift of a wealth of flowers which completely covered and hid the casket, attended the funeral of the late George Urban Jr. at the St. Boniface church this morning and hundreds followed the body to its resting place at Calvary cemetery. Musicians of the city attended in a body, the Marine and Harp orchestra and band uniting and the organization marched at the head of the funeral procession, followed by the Freier Saengerbund and the Concordia Singing societies, the Musicians’ Union and a large concourse of friends. The services at the church were conducted by Rev. Piel at 10. Pall bearers who performed the last sad service for the dead were Roland Teitgen, Clarence Teitgen, Robert Schmidt, Elmer Staudt, Erwin De Fons and George Rank. Deep sorrow was manifested by friends and the occasion was pathetically sad. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Wednesday, July 12, 1911 Page 1


GEORGE W. URBAN Prof. George Urban, Active in City Music Circles, Dead Composer, Director of Bands Ill Six Months Prof. George W. Urban, 81, of 1025 South Tenth street, active for over 50 years in Manitowoc musical circles and leader of the city’s first brass band, died Sunday at the Alexian Brothers hospital, Oshkosh. Professor Urban, who retired from active musical work 10 years ago, had been seriously ill for six months, most of which time as a patient at the Holy Family hospital here. His activities through a half century of musical life here were highlighted by his work as a leader of bands, choruses and orchestras, and a composter of masses and marches. A master of the violin, the deceased found time to direct chorus work, assist in the city’s many varied musical programs at the turn of the century and climaxed his endeavors by the composition of the Wisconsin centennial march, which was played by bands all over the state for the centennial this year. Funeral Wednesday Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Pfeffer funeral home and at 9:30 with a requiem mass at St. Boniface church, the Rev. Alfred Pritzl officiating. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery. Professor Urban was born in 1867 in a village in the Bohemian mountains near Klatau. He evidenced an interest in music in his youth beginning the study of the violin at the age of seven. At the age of 11 he sang in the choirs of churches near his native village in Bohemia and the following year went to Vienna to continue his musical studies. In 1882 he came to the Untied States with his parents and when a young man took up his residence here. He opened a studio and taught violin, piano and voice. Many prominent musicians in the city and state were his pupils. The annual concert by his student orchestra of 40 pieces, was one of the musical highlights of the city. Directed Choruses, Band In 1888 he took over the leadership of two German singing societies here, the Concordia and Freier Saengerbund, which he directed for many years. In 1892 the Eastern Wisconsin Saenger Bezirk, a group of 12 German singing societies in eastern Wisconsin, was founded nad Mr. Urban was one of the leaders in the formation of this group. He officiated six times as leader of the massed choruses of the organiziations, when the annual fests were held in the member cities. When a brass band was organized in the city the musicians turned to Mr. Urban and he served as director of the group. He was also director of the choir of St. Boniface church, retiring in 1937. He composed five masses for Catholic churches, the last one of which, the Holy Name mass, was sung by a massed chorus at the outdoor mass at the fair grounds here a few years ago when Manitowoc was host to the Holy Name rally. In his earlier years Mr. Urban also engaged in the cigar manufacturing business in a shop adjacent to his home. He covered a route through the county for many years with a horse and buggy. Composer of Marches For the state’s centennial Professor Urban composed the Wisconsin centennial march which was played at Madison this year at the state’s major program. In 1936, he composed the Manitowoc Marine band (Continued on Page 2, Col. 3) PROF. URBAN DEAD AT 82 (Continued from Page 1) march and he directed the band in playing the composition at the band’s annual concern at Lincoln high school. In 1939 he composed a march dedicated to the Lincoln high school and to Rufin Boyd, director of the school band at that time. He was a communicant of St. Boniface church for 63 years and a member of the Eagles and the Holy Name society. Although he retired from musical work 10 years ago Professor Urban continued to play the violin and piano for his friends at his home, until taken ill six months ago. He married Miss Alvina Kolanczyk in 1889. Three children were born to them, George Jr., who was drowned in the lake in 1911, Richard who died during Word War I, and a daughter, Mrs. Joseph Multerer Jr., of this city, who survives with two grandchildren, JoAnn and Rita Multerer. A sister, Mrs. Katie Damm, of this city, also survivies. The body may be viewed at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday, where the rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Manitowoc Herald Times, November 29, 1948 p. 1-2


LOUIS J. URBAN EXTRA! LOUIS URBAN DROPS DEAD ON THE STREET Louis Urban, well known musician of the city, died suddenly late this afternoon, while walking in the west part of the city. Mr. Urban was on his way to attend to some business on the Hill and was stricken by heart failure and died almost instantly. Mr. Urban was widely known. He resided on Washington street. A widow and family survive. News of Mr. Urban’s death was a great shock to the community. He had been a resident here most of his life, and is well known. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Monday, June 07, 1915, Page 1 ********* FUNERAL OF LOUIS URBAN TO BE HELD THURSDAY FROM LATE HOME TO CALVARY CEMETERY The funeral of the late Louis Urban, whose sudden death on the street yesterday from an attack of heart failure was a great shock to family and friends, will be held Thursday morning, services being conducted at the late home on Washington street. Interment will be at Calvary cemetery. Mr. Urban was 34 years of age and had been a resident here since he was a babe of a year old, coming to the city from Germany with his parents. He was born April 15, 1881 and for years had been one of the leading musicians of the city and leader of Urban’s harp orchestra. For some time Mr. Urban made his home at Kaukauna but later removed back here. A widow and two children, Arlene and Arthur survive, besides his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Urban, Maribel, two brothers, George this city, and Charles of Antigo and one sister, Mrs. K. Damm of Birnamwood. At the time of his death Mr. Urban was on his way to play for a wedding. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Tuesday, June 08, 1915, Page 4 ********** TRAGEDY MARS CELEBRATION OF WEDDING Bridal Party Witnesses Death of a Musician Tragedy marred the festivities in celebration of the marriage of Miss Frances Weir and John Musiel, south side young people yesterday when, while the wedding party was on its way from the Weir home to Zboralsky’s ball, Louis Urban, director of an orchestra engaged to play for the reception and dance was stricken by death. The reception was delayed while the body of the dead man was removed, but later the wedding party repaired to the hall. The marriage of the couple took place at St. Mary’s church early in the day. The bride is a daughter of the engineer of the municipal lighting plant. The couple will make their home here. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Tuesday, June 08, 1915, Page 4 ********* MARINE BAND ESCORTS BODY OF LATE LOUIS URBAN TO LAST RESTING PLACE AT CALVARY CEMETERY Attended by the Marine band as escort and with the Freier Saengerbund and Concordia Singing societies attending, the body of the late Louis Urban was laid to rest today in Calvary cemetery, a large concourse of friends attending the services at the home and following the remains to the cemetery. Despite the fact that a driving rain storm was raging, the Marine band marched to the cemetery and played two selections at the graveside. Mr. Urban was a member of the band. At the services at the home the Freier Saengerbund and Concordia societies joined in singing and Judge A.H. Schmidt delivered the funeral oration. The casket was crowned with many beautiful flowers sent by friends. Pall bearers were Arthur Schuetze, Edward Schmitz, Henry Schreihart, J. Clark, W. Bruechert, A. Knickelbein. Mr. Urban died suddenly from an attack of heart failure while walking on the street Monday. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Thursday, June 10, 1915, Page 8 ******** Petition for Final Settlement (No. 19. 1st publication Mch. (sic) 14, '16.) IN PROBABTE-MANITOWOC COUNTY. In the matter of the estate of Louis Urban, deceased. On reading and filing the petition of Otto H. Senglaub, of the estate of said deceased for the adjustment and allowance of his administration account (and the assignment of the residue of said estate to such other persons as are by law entitled to the same); It is ordered, That said account be examined, adjusted and allowed at a Special term of said court to be held at the office of the county judge in the city of Manitowoc, in said county, on Tuesday, the 11th day of April, A.D., 1916. It is further ordered, that upon the adjustment and allowance of such account by this court as aforesaid the residue of said estate be by the further order and judgment of this court, assigned to such persons as are by law entitled to the same. It is further ordered, That notice of the time and place of examination and allowance of such account, and of the assignment of the residue of said estate, be given to all persons interested by publication of this order for three successive weeks, before said day, in the Manitowoc Daily Herald, a daily newspaper printed and published at the city of Manitowoc and state of Wisconsin. Dated March 13, 1916. By the Court, John Chloupek, County Judge. E.S. Schmitz, attorney. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Tuesday, March 14, 1916 P.3


RICHARD S. URBAN FUNERAL OF LATE RICHARD URBAN TO BE HELD FRIDAY NAVY BOYS TO BE ESCORT Funeral services for the late Richard Urban will be held Friday morning, at 9 o’clock, from the home and at 10:00 from St. Boniface Church. Navy boys aboard the Blue Ridge stationed in this city will be in charge of the burial and the Home Guards, of which Mr. Urban was a member before his enlistment in the navy may be out in a body. The body was brought here from Great Lakes this morning and taken to the home of his parents, where the remains may be viewed by friends, the disease not being considered contagious and health department officials saying that no objection is offered. Mr. Urban was a member of the Musicians’ union and of the Knights of Columbus and both organizations will be represented at the funeral. Manitowoc Daily Herald September 25, 1918 P. 5 ******** LATE RICHARD URBAN IS LAID TO REST WITH FULL MILITARY HONORS—LARGE CROWD ATTENDS With full military honors the body of the late Richard Urban was laid to rest today in Calvary cemetery, the funeral being one of the largest ever held in the city. Brief services were conducted at the home and at 10 o’clock services were held at St. Boniface church, the Rev. Father Piel officiating. The casket, draped with the American flag, was carried by six navy men from Great Lakes, where Mr. Urban was stationed. At the service at the house, Judge Albert Schmidt delivered an appreciation of the life and work of the deceased and at the cemetery the Rev. Piel officiated. The Freir Sauengerbund rendered a selection, the Marine band played and a salute was fired over the grave as the bugler of Company F. Home Guard, sounded taps. The funeral cortege was led by the Marine band and members of the crew of the United States steamer Blue Ridge, the Home Guards, Knights of Columbus, Musicians’ union and the singing societies marched, escorting the remains to their last resting place. Sincere sorrow was manifested by the large concourse of people present and deepest sympathy for the bereaved family was expressed. Manitowoc Daily Herald, September 27, 1918 P. 1 ******** From a WWI Naval Roster: Richard Sylvester Urban, Place of Death: Naval Hospital, Great Lakes,Ill. Date of Death: Sept. 24, 1918, Cause of Death: influenza, Next of Kin: George W. Urban, father, Residence: Manitowoc,Wis. Commission: Milwaukee,Wis., Rank: musician, second class


DR. STEFAN V. URBAN, D.D.S. Dr. Stefan V. Urban, D.D.S., 75, of 1425 S. 21st St., Manitowoc, died Monday morning in Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Pfeffer Funeral Home and 11 a.m. in St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Msgr. Edward Witczak will officiate. Dr. Urban was born Sept. 2, 1903, in Chicago, Ill., son of the late Steven and Leokadia Urban. He was graduated from University of Chicago and later was made an Alumnus Emeritus. In 1929 he was graduated from the School of Dentistry-Northwestern University and practiced for 10 years in Chicago. In 1939 he was graduated from the School of Dentistry-University of Marquette and in the same year moved to Manitowoc and began his practice here and was still actively engaged in such. Dr. Urban served on the medical staff of the Manitowoc County Health Care Center for 40 years and had been cited for the excellency of the patient's dental care. He had practiced dentistry for a total of 50 years and his professional affiliations include life membership in the National State and Manitowoc County Dental Associations. His two brothers were also practicing dentists. Dr. Urban was also a graduate of the Chicago Musical College, was a director of the Midwest Circuit of the Polish National Singers Alliance when residing in Chicago and was the director of the St. Mary Choral Society of Manitowoc for 28 years. He has promoted all cultural activities in the community and received many awards for his inspiration of beauty in gardening. He was a member of the Fourth Degree 1212 Assembly of Knights of Columbus Council 710. On April 12, 1930, he married Maryana Mielzynski in Chicago. Survivors include his wife, Maryana, along with a daughter and son-in-law, Stefania and James Isaacson of Carrollton, Ga.; a brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Henry and Helen Urban of Miami, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Clementine Urban of Chicago, two grandchildren and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Paul, who died in infancy and also a brother, Dr. Edmund Urban. Friends may call in Pfeffer Funeral Home 6 p.n. To 9 p.m. Wednesday, where a prayer service will be at 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to the church or charity of the donor's choice. Herald Times Reporter Tuesday, January 9, 1979 pg. 3


WARD A. VALENTINE Ward A. Valentine, 73, of 1026 S. 23rd St., Manitowoc, died Friday evening at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Joseph Mattern will officiate with burial in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Valentine was born Oct. 8, 1902, in Shawano County, Wis., son of the late John and Mary Nelson Valentine. He married Anna J. Pikarski Aug. 23, 1926, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc, residing at Manitowoc since. Mr. Valentine was employed at Kingsbury Breweries and Anheuser-Busch, In., retiring in 1963. He was a member of Eagles Aerie 706 and St. Mary Holy Name Society. Mr. and Mrs. Valentine would have observed their golden wedding anniversary Aug. 23. Survivors include his wife, a son, Robert, of Manitowoc; two daughters, Mrs. Edward (Vivan) (sic) Keehan and Mrs. Richard (Elaine) Sadowski, of Manitowoc; three brothers, Harvey, of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Lloyd and Marvin, of Green Bay and 19 grandchildren. Two brothers and a sister preceded him in death. Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday where a prayer service will be at 7:30 p.m. Herald Times Reporter, August 14, 1976 P. 10


ANNA VANDENBUSCH Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Vandenbusch, 67, of 1105 S. 10th St., Manitowoc, who died Wednesday, were at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 10 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church. The Rev. Alfred Pritzl officiated and burial was in Calvary Cemetery… Manitowoc Herald Times, December 23, 1961 P. 19


DONALD VANDENBUSCH Donald P. Vandenbusch, 47, of 1308 Phillipen St., Manitowoc, died Monday evening at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Thursday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and 9:30 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. James Stamborski will officiate with burial in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Vandenbusch was born May 17, 1928, at Manitowoc, son of the late Peter and Ann Frozena Vandenbusch. He resided at Manitowoc all his life. He attended St. Boniface Parochial School and was graduated from Lincoln High School with the Class of 1946. He was a veteran of World War II serving as a technician five with the U.S. Army from 1946 to 1948. He married Joan M. Belbeck Oct. 10, 1953, at Manitowoc. Prior to his recent illness, he had been employed at Manitowoc Equipment Works. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) A sister preceded him in death. Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, where a memorial service will be at 8:15 p.m. Herald Times Reporter Tuesday, November 4, 1975 pg. 3


JOAN M. VANDENBUSCH Joan M. Vandenbusch, age 81, a resident of Shady Lane Nursing Care Center, Manitowoc, for the past ten years, died Sunday, October 20, 2013 at Shady Lane. She was born on March 4, 1932 in Manitowoc, daughter of the late Herbert and Gladys (Price) Belbeck. Joan was a graduate of Manitowoc Lincoln High School, Class of 1950. On October 10, 1953 she married Donald P. Vandenbusch at St. Paul Catholic Church, Manitowoc. He preceded her in death in November of 1975. After her husband's death, Joan worked as a bartender at Remember When and The Fawn Supper Club. She also was employed with United Laundry of Manitowoc. Survivors include her children: Judy & Wayne Meisner, Peter & Audrey Vandenbusch, Gladys & William Penn, Glenn & Linda Vandenbusch, Anne & Tom Hochkammer, Donnie & Jean Vandenbusch, all of Manitowoc; eight grandchildren: Curtis Vandenbusch, Stacey (Greg) Schroeder, Tori Vandenbusch, Sydney Vandenbusch, Casey (Sara) Hochkammer, Tyler (Nicole) Hochkammer, Kody Johnson; five great grandchildren: Alivia, Megan, Gary, Beth & Carter; and one brother and two sisters-in-law: Dennis & Diane Schroeder, Hartford, WI and Geri VandenBusch, Manitowoc. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. She was also preceded in death by one brother, two sisters, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 28, 2013 at The Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc. Officiating at the Service will be Deacon Paul Kieffer with burial at Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. The family will greet relatives and friends at The Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, October 27, 2013. Friends may also call Monday morning from 9:00 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.pfefferfuneralhome.com The Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. The family wishes to thank the staff of third floor Shady Lane for the wonderful job they did in caring for our mother. Joan was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed traveling, dartball, crafts and especially spending time with her family.



MYRTLE C. VANDENBUSCH Mrs. Frank (Mrytle) (sic) Vandenbusch, 73, of 1635 Lilac Dr., Manitowoc, died Tuesday morning at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. She had been in ill health for several months. Funeral services will be at 9:30 Friday at the Mittnacht Funeral Home and 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Claude Le Clair will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. The former Myrtle Tyson was born May 15, 1894, at Manistee, Mich., daughter of the late William and Marie Poskey Tyson. She came to Manitowoc with her parents at the age of two and later attended St. Boniface Parochial School. She was employed at the Lakeside Packing Co., Manitowoc, for 20 years prior to her marriage. She was married to Frank Vandenbusch on Nov. 12, 1929. She was a member of the Germania Society and the Royal Neighbors of America Society. Survivors include the husband; one daughter, Mrs. Michael Kukurich, of Manitowoc; one brother, Leonard, of Manitowc; one sister, Mrs. A. J. Wild, of Plainview, Minn., and two grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Thursday where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. by the Knights of Columbus and members of the parish. Manitowoc Herald Times, May 31, 1967 P. 18


PETER VANDENBUSCH VANDENBUSCH RITES MONDAY Resident Here 20 Years, Dies Friday in Madison Peter Vandenbusch, 42, a resident of the city for more than 20 years, died Friday afternoon in a Madison hospital. He had been seriously ill the past three weeks. Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Boniface church. Interment will be in Calvary cemetery. Mr. Vandenbusch was born in Green Bay in 1893. He married Anna Fruzyna, Newton, 22 years ago and they took up their residence in this city. He was employed as a baker at Dick Bros. company the past six years. Survivors are the widow; two daughters, Leona and Dorothy, city; two sons, Leonard and Donald, city; seven brothers, Charles, Edward, Benny, Michael, Ray, and Harry, Green Bay, Frank, city; three sisters, Mrs. Frank Lyannes, Green Bay, Mrs. Arthur Ruelle and Mrs. Ebbin Engle, both of Two Rivers; and his mother, Mrs. Henry Vandenbusch, Green Bay. The body will be removed to the home, 1105 south 10th street Sunday morning, from the Lsechke funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times, April 25, 1936 P. 5


MARTHA VANDERFIN Mrs. William Vanderfin, 59, of 1524 Columbus street, died Thursday evening at the Holy Family hospital. She had been ill for the past 20 days. Funeral services will be held Monday morning, at 8:30 o'clock from the Pfeffer funeral home and at 9 o'clock from St. Andrew's Catholic church with the Rev. Henry Letz officiating. Interment will be in Calvary cemetery. Mrs. Vanderfin, nee Martha Holschbach, was born Oct. 27, 1883 in the town of Kossuth. She was married on Jan. 8, 1913 and 23 years ago the couple came here to live. Survivors are the widower; aged mother, Mrs. Catherine Holschbach who makes her home at the Holy Family Hospital; six brothers, Edmund, city, Ernest route 2, Paul of this city, Alois, route 3, Peter and Robert of route 5; four sisters, Mrs. Michael Mohr, route 5, Mrs. Anna Hartman, route 3, Mrs. Herbert Heinzen, route 4, and Sister M. Harriet at the Holy Family convent. The body will lie in state at the funeral home from 7 p.m. Saturday and the rosary will be recited there at 8:15 p.m. on Sunday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. Friday, April 2, 1943 P. 2


WILLIAM VANDERFIN William Vanderfin, 65, of 1524 Columbus street died Monday afternoon at Holy Family hospital following a short illness. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Pfeffer funeral home and at 10 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic church, the Rev. Henry Letz officiating. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery. Mr. Vanderfin was born in Marinette in 1883 and moved to Manitowoc in 1920. In 1913 he married Martha Holschbach. She died six years ago. Mr. Vanderfin was a guard at the Manitowoc Ship Building company. Survivors are two brothers, John and Nick of Kenosha; five sisters, Mrs. Sigwald Norman of Coeur D'Alene, Idaho; Mrs. Hugo Schmidt of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Mrs. George Simonson of Oshkosh and Mrs. Hector May and Mrs. Alex Johnson of Marinette. The body may be viewed at the Pfeffer funeral home on Thursday afternoon and the rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. Tuesday, April 5, 1949 P. 2


ELIZABETH VAN GROLL Mrs. Henry Van Groll, 77, of 1013 Columbus St., Manitowoc, died Friday evening at Manitowoc County Hospital where she had been a patient for a year. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 10 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church. Officiating at the solemn requiem high Mass will be two sons, the Rev. Pierre Van Groll as celebrant and the Rev. Andrew Van Groll as deacon. The Rev. Alfred Pritzl, parish pastor, will be subdeacon. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Mrs. Van Groll, the former Elizabeth Jansen, was born March 18, 1885, in Germany, daughter of the late Bernard and Sophia Graven Jansen. She came with her parents to Manitowoc as a child where she attended St. Boniface School and was married at St. Boniface Church to Henry Van Groll Aug. 26, 1913. Mrs. Van Groll was a member of St. Ann Chrisitan Mothers Altar Society of the church and Calvary Mothers Society. Surviving are the husband; a daughter, Sister Mary Torello, a pharmacist at St. Mary Hospital, Rochester, Minn.; five sons, John, Manitowoc city treasurer, Harold of Oshkosh, Norman of Sheboygan, Father Andrew of New York City and Father Pierre of Mount Calvary, Wis.; two brothers, Jack and Gerold of Manitowoc; and 17 grandchildren. Two brothers and a sister preceded her in death. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Monday where the Rosary will be recited at 6:45 p.m. by Daughters of Isabella and Knights of Columbus and at 7:30 p.m. by St. Ann Society and St. Boniface Parish. Manitowoc Herald Times, March 31, 1962 P. 14


HENRY VAN GROLL Henry Van Groll, 84, formerly of 1013 Columbus St., Manitowoc, died at 5:55 a.m. this Saturday at St. Nicholas Hospital, Sheboygan. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 10 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church. The Rev. Andrew Van Groll, a son, will be celebrant of the solemn requiem high Mass and another son, the Rev. Pierre Van Groll, of Mt. Calvary, will be deacon. The Rev. Alfred Pritzl, pastor, will be subdeacon. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Van Groll was born Aug. 30, 1880, at Darboy, son of the late John and Gertrude Vanden Langenberg Van Groll. He moved to Manitowoc in 1913 and that same year, on Aug. 26, he married Elizabeth Jansen at St. Boniface Church. She died March 30, 1962. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Van Groll was a painter-contractor. He is survived by a daughter, Sister M. Torello of St. Mary Hospital, Rochester; five sons, John, Manitowoc, city treasurer, Harold of Manitowoc, Norman of Sheboygan, Father Andrew of Detroit, and Father Pierre of Mt. Calvary; a sister, Mrs. Fred Haase, Appleton; four brothers, Frank of Kimberly, Joseph of Darboy, Anton of Florida, and John of Denmark and 16 grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Monday. The rosary will be recited there at 7:30 p.m. Monday by the Knights of Columbus, the Daughters of Isabella, and the parish. Manitowoc Herald Times, September 5, 1964 P. 9


MARY VAN GROLL Mrs. John Van Groll, 2818 Clark street, wife of the deputy city clerk, died this morning at the Holy Family hospital, a week after the birth of a son. The child died at birth. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. from the Pfeffer Funeral Home and a 9 o'clock at St. Paul's Catholic church, the Rev. Martin Jaekels officiating. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Pfeffer Funeral Home after 7 o'clock this evening. The Daughters of Isabella, of which Mrs. Van Groll was a member, will recite the rosary at the funeral home on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Mrs. Van Groll was born Mary Krummel in the town of Franklin on May 25, 1911. She was married to John Van Groll on May 1, 1940. Survivors are the widower; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Krummel of the town of Franklin; six brothers, Raymond Krummel of Two Creeks, Clarence, Victor, Frank and Bernard Krummel, all at home, and Joseph Krummel who is serving in the army in South Carolina; and two sisters. Anna Krummel of Milwaukee and Veronica Krummel of Manitowoc. Manitowoc Herald Times Monday, November 10, 1941 pg. 2


LAWRENCE VAN LANNEN Gravel Pit Worker Is Killed Under Tractor Lawrence Van Lannen Dies of Injuries After Accident In Town of Meeme Lawrence Van Lannen, 30, employed on a county gravel pit crew, died in the Holy Family hospital this morning of injuries suffered Thursday noon when he was caught under the cab of a tractor he was operating in the Schwartz pit, in the town of Meeme. Several blood transfusions were resorted to in a vain effort to save his life. He sustained a crushed chest and severe internal injuries. Roll Down Embankment Van Lannen almost succeeded in jumping free from the tumbling tractor as it rolled down a 20-foot bank at the site of the pit, after it went out of control. He was caught between the top of the driver’s cab and the bank. The accident happened when Van Lannen sought to move the tractor, used as an anchor for a drag line in gravel excavating operations in the pit. He got into the cab and started the tractor up a steep incline close to the edge of a high bank. One of the tracks came off the tractor and in seeking to make adjustments, Van Lannen is believed to have thrown the tractor gears into neutral. The machine suddenly started backward down the incline and toppled over the edge of the bank. The driver jumped to escape being crushed by the heavy machine. He did succeed in clearing the main part of the tractor but was pinned to the bank by the top of the cab. Ambulance Called Workers of the gravel pit crew, in charge of Foreman Arthur Klackner, released Van Lannen from his position under the cab. An ambulance was summoned from this city and moved the injured workman to the hospital here. Dr. Gerald Rau, Two Rivers county coroner , who was called to the city today after the death of Mr. Van Lannen, inviestigated the accident. He announced no inquest will be held. He classed Van Lannen’s death as accidental. Funeral services will be held Monday at 8:30 a.m. from the Wattawa, Urbanek and Schlei funeral home and at nine o’clock from the St. Andrew’s Catholic church. Interment will be in Calvary cemetery. He was born in Stiles, Wis., in 1905. When a boy the family moved to Two Rivers where they resided for eight years and came to this city 20 years ago. In 1926 he married Miss Viola Klein of this city. Survivors are his widow; two daughters, La Veta, 6, and Dorothy Jean, 8; step-father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Ernst La Verdure, city; five brothers, Louis, Frank, Alvin and Harley, city, and Ervin, Forestville, Wis.; two sisters, Mrs. George Wettenkamp and Mary Ann, both of this city. The Rev. Letz will recite the rosary at the funeral home Sunday at 7:30 p.m. The body may be viewed at the funeral home Saturday evening and Sunday. Manitowoc Herald Times, September 4, 1936 P. 1


CLINTON CHARLES VAN PATTEN Clinton Charles Van Patton, age 73, a Manitowoc resident, passed away peacefully on Monday evening, February 18, 2013 at his daughter’s home, surrounded by his loving family. Funeral Services for Clinton will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, February 22, 2013 at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc. Officiating at the service will be Deacon Alan Boeldt, with burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Graveside Military Honors will be accorded by the V.F.W. Otto Oas Post # 659, with a reception to be held at All-Care Family Center following committal prayers and Military Honors. The family will greet relatives and friends on Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc. The visitation will continue on Friday, February 22, 2013 from 9:00 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. Survivors include four daughters and sons-in-law: Connie and Brian Rusch, Manitowoc, Bonnie and Scott Turczynski, Manitowoc, Pam and Russ Swagel, Manitowoc, Becky Basler and fiancé Marc Meissner, Mishicot; nine grandchildren: Ashley, Tyler, Alisha, Kristin, Angel, Colten, Daniel, Jessica and Lydia; two great-grandchildren: Skye and Aveya; two sisters and brothers-in-law: Joyce and Kenny Rogers, South Carolina, Pam and Brian Horrocks, England; one half-sister: Barbara and Alan Thompson, South Carolina; two sisters-in-law and two brother-in-law: Barbara and Louis Rocheleau, Two Rivers and Betty and Bill Eisch, Mauston. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by his wife: Judie, mother: Willie Mae Hill, father: Charles Van Patton, two step-fathers: Sam Frady and Joe Hill; mother-in-law and father-in-law: Lydia and Harold McKay; one half sister: Patsy Van Patton; and six brothers-in-law and three sisters-in-law: Glenn McKay, Harold McKay, Eugene McKay and John McKay, Jenny and Ott Greene, Jean and Gene Keough and Joan McKay. The Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.



CHRISTINE S. VAN ROY Mrs. John Van Roy, 81, of 417 Riverview Drive, Manitowoc, died shortly before noon Tuesday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, where she had been confined since March. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 10 a.m at St. Paul Catholic Church, Manitowoc, with the Rev. Pierre Van Groll, a nephew of the deceased, celebrant of the solemn requiem high Mass. The Rev. Clement Kern will be deacon and the Rev. Richard Heymen, subdeacon. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mrs. Van Roy was born Christine Jansen Oct. 18, 1879, in Germany, daughter of the late Bernard and Sophie Graven Jansen. She came to Manitowoc as a child with her parents and has lived here since. She was married to John Van Roy July 5, 1910, at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Manitowoc. For many years she was employed at Joseph Staehle Book Store, Manitowoc. She was a member and past president of the Christian Mothers Society of St. Paul parish. Survivors include her husband; two brothers, Jack and Gerald of Manitowoc; a sister, Mrs. Henry Van Groll of Manitowoc and nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the funeral home where the Rosary will be recited at 7:45 o’clock this Wednesday evening. Manitowoc Herald Times, January 4, 1961 P. 13


GLADYS VAN ZON MISS VAN ZON, JUNIOR AT HIGH SCHOOL DIES Miss Gladys Van Zon, sixteen, a junior at the Lincoln high school and a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Van Zon, 837 North Eleventh street passed away at an early hour this morning at the hospital, her death being a sad shock to her parents and school mates. She underwent an operation for appendicitis three weeks ago and returned home only to suffer complications and after a week’s stay at the home was taken to the hospital again for a second operation in a vain effort to save her life. Born in Manitowoc April 5, 1912, she has always made her home here. She entered the high school three years ago and among her school activities she was president of the Science and Invention club. She was also a member of the Sodality of the Sacred church. Besides the parents, two sisters, Lucile and Florence and one brother, Joseph Jr., also survive. Burial will take place Monday morning at 9:30 from the home and at ten o’clock from the Sacred Heart church, with interment at Calvary cemetery. Manitowoc Herald News, Friday, September 28, 1928 Page 2 ******** Mrs. John Hoffman and Mrs. William Kreer have returned to Chicago after attending the funeral of Gladys Van Zon. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kreer have returned to Chicago after attending the funeral of Gladys Van Zon. Manitowoc Times, Tuesday, October 02, 1928, Page 2


JOSEPH T. VAN ZON Joseph T. Van Zon, Sr., 65, ship yard employe for 40 years and foreman of the plate shop for most of that time, died at 9 a.m. today at the Holy Family hospital. He suffered a stroke three days ago. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9:30 o’clock from the Pfeffer funeral home and at 10 o’clock from Sacred Heart church with the Rev. Louis Schorn officiating. Interment will be in Calvary cemetery. Mr. Van Zon was born at Manitowoc Rapids Jan. 3, 1877 and lived in the county all of his life. On June 17, 1902 he married Miss Mathilda Simmer. Survivors are the widow; two daughters, Mrs. Arthur Senglaub, city, and Miss Florence, at home; one son, Joseph W. Van Zon, Jr., city and five grandchildren. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and of the Holy Name Society of Sacred Heart church and these two groups will recite the rosary at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. The body may be viewed at the funeral home from 7 p.m. Thursday to the time of the services. Manitowoc Herald Times, July 22, 1942 P. 2


MATHILDA VAN ZON Mrs. Joseph Van Zon, 70, of 936 North 15th St., Manitowoc, died Tuesday night at the Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 9 o’clock at Holy Innocents Catholic Church. The Rev. E. A. Radey will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. She was born Mathilda Simmer in Manitowoc Rapids in 1882 and in 1902 was married to Mr. Van Zon. Her husband died in 1942. She was a member of the Altar Society of the Holy Innocents congregation. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Arthur Senglaub and Mrs. Charles Montague of Manitowoc; son Joseph Jr., of Manitowoc; sister, Mrs. John Nuhs of Manitowoc Rapids; and nine grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3:30 p.m Friday where the rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Friday. Manitowoc Herald Times, November 5, 1952 P. 18


PAUL WILLIAM VAN ZON Paul William Van Zon, the infant son of Mr. and mrs. Paul J. Van Zon, of 210 Davis St., Two Rivers, died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital, Manitowoc, where he was born Monday. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the First Lutheran Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Vernon Anderson will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Survivors include his parents, paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Van Zon, of Manitowoc, and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Parsworth, of Two Rivers. Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home ha charge of arrangements. Manitowoc Herald Times, December 20, 1967 P. 27


PETER VAN ZON PETER VAN ZON, STRICKEN, BODY FOUND IN LAKE Victim of Heart Failure As He Walks Beach Believed to have been stricken by an attack of heart failure while walking along the lake beach north of State street and to have toppled into the lake, Peter Van Zon, well known resident of the city for many years, was found dead, his body partly immersed in the water early Sunday morning. The stopping of the watch on the person of Mr. Van Zon at the hour of 9:05 leads to the belief that it was about this time Saturday morning that he met his unfortunate end a he had not been seen after that hour. There was evidence Mr. Van Zon had attempted to get free of the water as his hands were outstretched on the land. Death was not due to drowning as there was not water in the lungs. Returned Here Thursday Mr. and Mrs. Van Zon, who formerly conducted a grocery store at Fifteenth and Clark streets, had made their home at Milwaukee for the past two years. A week ago Mrs. Van Zon returned here and was joined by her husband on Thursday, they having purchased a home on Pine street to which their furniture was delivered on Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Van Zon were guests at the Richard Heise home on Green street and Mr. Van Zon left there at 8 o’clock Saturday morning intending to visit a barber shop and then go to the new home. Friends who met Mr. Van Zon on the north side said that he had been interested in the beaching of the old Chicago and that he said he was going to look the old hull over. It is presumed that he was on the way along the beach to where the old steamer rests when he suffered the attack. Mr. Van Zon had not been in the best of health for two years or more. Find Body as Search Starts A brother of Mr. Van Zon was in his way to ask aid of the police in searching for the missing man early Sunday morning when report of the finding of a body in the lake was conveyed to him and upon investigation it was found to be that of the unfortunate man. The body was taken in charge and removed to an undertaking parlor and funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock from the Heise home and St. Boniface church. Burial will be at Calvary cemetery. Dead Man Born Here Mr. Van Zon was a native of Manitowoc Rapids, born there in 1859 on November 15. He was married fifteen years ago to Mrs. John Dooley of this city and the couple made there home here until July 1920 when they disposed of their business and located at Milwaukee. Two brothers, Joseph of this city and John of Chicago are the only surviving relatives besides the widow. For years Mr. Van Zon was employed as foreman by the Wisconsin Bridge & Iron company. He was well and favorably known. Manitowoc Herald News, October 3, 1921 P. 1


WILLIAM M. VAUGHAN William M. Vaughan, 64, of 2005 S. Ninth St., Manitowoc, died Monday morning at University Hospital, Madison, after a month’s illness. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. D. L. Krembs will officiate. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Vaughan was born Aug. 14, 1900, at Iowa City, Iowa, son of the late William and Laura Roberts Vaughan. He married Lillian Jagemann Nov. 23, 1926, at St. Carthage Catholic Church, Chicago, and the couple moved to Manitowoc after its marriage. He was employed by Mirro Aluminum Co. for 38 years and was a member of the firm’s 25 Year Club and Eagles Aerie 706. Surviving are two sons, Thomas Jr. of Lexington, Ill., and Richard W., of North Fond du Lac and 11 grandchildren. A brother and sister preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Tuesday where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, November 16, 1964 P. 2


FERDINAND VEITH (d. 1928) F. VEITH DIES, ANNIVERSARY OF MARRIAGE Former Alderman and Resident Here For 68 Years Passes Away Last Night On the anniversary of his marriage, January 16, 1884, Ferdinand Veith, former alderman from the Fifth ward, pioneer brick manufacturer, and who conducted a saloon and bowling alley on Western avenue until he retired to private life ten years ago passed away last night, at the family home, 1020 South Twentieth street. The deceased has been a sufferer from diabetes, but had been up and around until four weeks ago. Born in Manitowoc, May 28, 1859, the deceased resided in Manitowoc the entire 68 years of his life, first engaging in the brickyard business, operating a yard here for a number of years. Later he took charge of and operated a saloon and bowling alley on Western avenue. In that period he was elected to the city council, to represent the Fifth ward where he served a number of terms and later served on the Fifth ward election board for a number of years. The deceased was married to Miss Theresa Feuerstein on January 16, 1884, who survives him. He was a member of the local Moose order and the G.U.G. society. The remains may be viewed at the Pfeffer chapel from 7 to 9 tonight and Wednesday evening and burial will take place Thursday morning, at nine o’clock from the St. Boniface church. Interment will be at Calvary cemetery. Manitowoc Herald News, Tuesday, January 17, 1928, Page 2


FERDINAND VEITH, SR. From Der Nord Westen, 25 June 1903: Death Sat. of Ferdinand Veith, Sr., in the Veterans Home in Milwaukee. The deceased was born in Germany in 1825 and came to America in 1852. During the war he served in Company ‘D’ of the 45th Regiment, but was hospitalized shortly after entering service. His body was brought here and the funeral was held Tues. from the residence of his son, Supervisor Ferd. Veith, Jr.


KATHARINA VEITH From Der Nord Westen, 31 May 1888: Death of Mrs. Katharine Veith, on Mon. She was the wife of Ferdinand Veith, a resident of the 3rd Ward. The deceased had been ill since Christmas and one might consider her death as a release from a terrible disease. The funeral was yesterday.


THERESA VEITH Mrs. Theresa Veith, 89, of 1020 South 20th St., Manitowoc, died Thursday afternoon at the Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 10 a.m. at the St. Boniface Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Alfred Pritzl will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. She was born Theresa Firestein in Ahnapee, Wis., in 1863 and later her parents moved to Manitowoc. She was married in 1884 to Ferdinand Veith. Her husband died in 1928. Mrs. Veith was a member of the St. Ann Altar Society of the St. Boniface congregation. Survivors are a brother, Frank, of British Columbia; and sister, Mrs. Catherine Simonar of Sturgeon Bay. Friends may call at the funeral home, where the rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday. Manitowoc Herald Times Friday, June 12, 1953 pg. M-17


ANTON A. VELCHEK Entire obituary is a blur. Manitowoc Herald Times Monday, March 14, 1955 pg. 13


FRANCES VELCHEK Mrs. Anton Velchek, 54, of Rt. 1, Mishicot, took her own life Thursday morning at her home. She had been despondent and in poor health for some time. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Specht Funeral Home at Mishicot and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Tisch Mills, the Rev. Joseph Kalisek officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery at Manitowoc. Mrs. Velchek, nee Frances Jagodinsky, was born at Manitowoc on June 29, 1900, a daughter of the late John and Sadie Plotka Jagodinsky. She was married in 19__ in Chicago to Anton Velchek. After residing in that city for two years the family moved to Manitowoc where she lived until 1946?? when she and her husband took over a farm in the Town of Gibson. Besides her husband she leaves three daughters, Mrs. Martin Silovick of Evart, Mich., Mrs. Donald Barta of Riviera, Calif., and Miss Lois Marie Velchek of Kerkley, Mich.; a son, Arnold Velchek of Waukegan, Ill.; five sisters, Mrs. Frank Caltos of Manitowoc, Mrs. George Tecklo of Detroit, Mich., the Misses Gustie and Clara Jagodinsky of Manitowoc and Mrs. Ethel Osgood of Chicago; and five brothers, Charles, Robert, Albert and Frank Jagodinsky of Manitowoc and John Jagodinsky of Milwaukee. There are five grandchildren. A son, Anton Jr., preceded her in death three months ago. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Thursday where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Friday. Manitowoc Herald Times, June 9, 1955 P. 27


CHARLES J. VESELY Charles J. Vesely, 52, of route 4, Manitowoc, died suddenly this morning at his home. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Pfeffer funeral home and at 9 a.m. at the St. Paul Catholic church, the Rev. Martin Jaekels officiating. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery. Mr. Vesely was born August 10, 1895, and married Corrine Baugniet in 1934. He was a veteran of World War I, having served in the 77th regiment, and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars who will accord him a military funeral. Survivors are the wife; daughter, Geneva, 13; two sons, Charles Jr., 11, and John, 6; four brothers, Frank of route 1, Reedsville, Joseph and Adolph of Manitowoc and Edward of route 2, Reedsville; four sisters, Mrs. James Polzak and Mrs. Matt Klein of Manitowoc, Mrs. Joseph Staddler of route 5, Manitowoc, and Mrs. Ray Wallander of Valders. The body may be viewed at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Tuesday and the Holy Name society will recite the rosary at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Manitowoc Herald Times, June 28, 1948 P. 2


PRISCILLA A. VESELY Priscilla A. Vesely, age 87, formerly of 1202 Windiate St., Manitowoc, died peacefully Monday evening, Jan. 22, 2007, surrounded by her family at Park View Manor, Green Bay. Priscilla was born July 27, 1919 in Whitelaw, daughter of the late Louis and Mary Schuh Vogel. She was a 1937 graduate of Lincoln High School, Manitowoc. On June 9, 1951, she was married to Lawrence J. Vesely at St. Michael Catholic Church in Whitelaw. He preceded her in death on July 26, 2003. Priscilla was a member of St. Francis of Assisi, former member of Holy Innocents Christian Mothers, and the Daughters of Isabella. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and fishing at her cottage in Little Sturgeon. Her two grandsons brought much joy to her life and she treasured the time she spent with them. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) She was preceded in death by two sisters: Patronella Vogel and Agnella Nuhs; four brothers: Arnold, John, Louis and Robert Vogel; one sister-in-law: Alice Vogel; and one brother- in-law: William Nuhs. Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007, at St. Francis of Assisi Parish-Waldo Blvd. Site. The Rev. Gerald Foley will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial with entombment at Calvary Mausoleum. Relatives and friends may call at the church on Thursday from 4 p.m. until the time of service at 7 p.m. The Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home of Manitowoc, is serving the Vesely family. The family expresses their deepest gratitude to Priscilla's caregivers at Northridge Medical and Rehabilitation Center of Manitowoc and Parkview Manor of Green Bay. Their kindness, care, and concern will not be forgotten. Herald Times Reporter, Jan. 24, 2007


THOMAS J. VETTING Thomas J. Vetting, six months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Keith E. Vetting of 1410A S. 16th St., Manitowoc, died early Monday morning at Memorial Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 9 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church. The Rev. Henry Letz will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. The infant was born Aug. 31, 1954, at Manitowoc. Survivors are the parents, a brother, Timothy, the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Vetting, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Schlais?? Of Manitowoc. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Tuesday. Manitowoc Herald Times, February 28, 1955 P. 13


DAWN M. VILLAGOMEZ Dawn Kohl Villagomez, age 46, of 3131 Southbrook Court, Manitowoc, died on Friday morning, Oct. 15, 2010, at the Manitowoc Health and Rehabilitation Center surrounded by her loving family. Dawn was born on Aug. 2, 1964, in Sturgeon Bay, daughter of Robert and Shirlee Mrozinski Kohl. She grew up in Manitowoc and attended Manitowoc schools. Dawn worked as a CNA in Assisted Living and at various jobs in the Manitowoc area. On April 5, 2007, Dawn marri1ed Salvador Villagomez in Manitowoc. She enjoyed fishing, cross-stitching and was an avid Packers fan. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) She was preceded death by her paternal and maternal grandparents and one uncle. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010, at the Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home, 818 State St., Manitowoc. Deacon Paul Kieffer will officiate with burial of her cremated remains at Calvary Cemetery, in Manitowoc. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. Herald Times Reporter, Oct. 19, 2010


ELMER A. VNUK Elmer A. Vnuk, 55, of 625 S. 32nd St., Manitowoc, died Saturday evening. He became ill and was dead on arrival at Holy Family Hospital. Funeral services will be 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and 10 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church, Manitowoc, the Very Rev. Clement P. Kern officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Mr. Vnuk was born June 28, 1911, at Manitowoc, son of the late Les Vnuk and Mrs. Clara Mushel Vnuk. He married Goldie R. Wainright Nov. 17, 1934, at Manitowoc. A salesman for Berkedal and Shimek Inc., for the past six years, he had previously owned and operated Elmer’s Tobacco Co. for 13 years. He was a 25-year member of Eagles Aerie No. 706 and was widely known in the Manitowoc area as a bowler and softball player. Survivors include his wife, three sons, a daughter (names omitted for privacy), Mrs. Rene (Janet) Mellberg, of Milwaukee, his mother of Manitowoc, a brother, Ted, of Manitowoc, a sister, Mrs. Fred Weber, of Miami, Fla., and two grandchildren. A brother, Leo, preceded him in death. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home where the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. by friends and members of the parish. Eagles Memorial Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, October 31, 1966 P. 7


KATHRYN VNUK Mrs. Joseph R. Vnuk, 54, of 430 S. 31st St., Manitowoc, died at 1 a.m. Sunday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, where she was a patient six weeks. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church, Manitowoc, the Very Rev. Clement Kern officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mrs. Vnuk, the former Kathryn M. Mrotek, was born March 3, 1911, at Manitowoc, daughter of the late Anton and Josephine Skorch Mrotek. She attended local public schools and resided at Manitowoc all her life. She was married Nov. 6, 1928, to Mr. Vnuk at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Manitowoc. She was a member of Christian Mothers Altar Society of St. Paul Church. Surviving are the husband; three brothers, Edward, Victor and Paul, Manitowoc; two sisters, Mrs. Adrian LaPoint of Manitowoc and Mrs. Arnold Nowack of Watertown. Two brothers and a sister preceded her in death. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday where at 8 p.m. the Rosary will be recited by society members and parish. Manitowoc Herald Times, August 9, 1965 P. 18


MARVIN VNUK Marvin S. Vnuk, age 92, a Manitowoc resident, died early Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at home, surrounded by his family. Marvin was born on January 14, 1920 in Manitowoc, son of the late Alex and Bernice Vnuk. He grew up in Manitowoc and was educated in the local schools. Marvin served in the United States Army and was a member of the AMVETS Post 99. On September 6, 1941 he married the former Orlean S. Bartel at St. Paul Catholic Church. She preceded him in death on March 22, 2006. Marvin was employed at Manitowoc Ship Yard, retiring in 1979, and was also a lifetime member of St. Francis of Assisi. He loved spending time with his family whether at his favorite spot, Shawano, WI, or wherever there was a campfire and fishing. Marvin enjoyed playing golf, and no matter the course, was straight down the middle. He was an avid Packer fan and could be found watching them while having a "piece of beer" at the Eagles Club, where he was a member. He is survived by five children and their spouses: Richard and Judy Vnuk, Sandra and William Gospodarek, Sue Ann and Kenneth Klein, Thomas and Judy Vnuk, James and Judy Vnuk, all of Manitowoc; nine grandchildren: Robb Klein, Manitowoc, Daryl (Ellen) Gospodarek, Rosemount, MN, Dale (Jenna) Gospodarek, Kenosha, Dawn Curran, Manitowoc, Darren Klein, Manitowoc, Kelly (Sean) Murphy, Grayslake, IL, Sara Vnuk, Manitowoc, Heidi Gauthier, Manitowoc, Melissa (Matt) Kent, Manitowoc; two step-grandchildren: Jesse (Bevin) Brott, Coeur d'Alene, ID, Tracy Brott, Manitowoc; fifteen great grandchildren; four step-great grandchildren; one brother-in-law: Roger Krause, Bradenton, FL. Many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. Marvin was also preceded in death by one son: Ronald, on October 10, 1961; three brothers: Ray, Harold and Art Vnuk; one sister: Leonore Krause. Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at St. Francis of Assisi on Waldo. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Richard Klingeisen. Military Rites will be accorded by the AMVETS Post 99 following the service at the Waldo site. Marvin will be laid to rest at Calvary Cemetery at a later time. The family will greet relatives and friends on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at St. Francis of Assisi on Waldo from 10:00 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.pfefferfuneralhome.com The Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. The family wishes to express their gratitude to hospice staff of Aurora for their kindness they extended to Marvin and his family.



NADINE RENEE VNUK Nadine Renee Vnuk, 22-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Vnuk, 1544A Manila St., Manitowoc, died Wednesday at home. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. the Mass of the Angels will be offered at St. Andrew Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Gerald Falk will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. The child was born March 18, 1965, at Manitowoc, daughter of Ronald and Joyce School Vnuk. Survivors include the parents; a brother (name omitted for privacy), maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Scholl; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Elmer Vnuk, of Mantowoc; maternal great grandmothers, Mrs. Elizabeth Scholl of Belgium and Mrs. Katie Winkel of Port Washington, and the paternal great grandmother, Mrs. Clara Vnuk, of Manitowoc. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 o’clock this Thursday evening. Manitowoc Herald Times, January 19, 1967 P. 17


RONALD J. VNUK MANITOWOC BOY, 19, VICTIM OF SMASHUP Ronald Vnuk, Former Lincoln Athlete, Dies Robert Warrens, Passenger in Car, in Fair Condition ROCKWOOD—A former Manitowoc Lincoln High School athlete was killed near here early Tuesday when the automobile he was driving failed to negotiate a slight curve. The victim was Ronald J. Vnuk, 19, of 926 N. Ninth St., Manitowoc. Robert A. Warrens, 19, of 1225 S. 25th St., Manitowoc, a passenger in the car, was confined to Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, with a fractured right should blade and collar bone, broken pelvis and a nerve injury with paralysis to the left arm. His condition originally was described as critical. A late morning report from his doctor indicated that Warrens was in “fair” condition. His parents operate Warrens Restaurant on Washington Street in downtown Manitowoc. Rolls Three Times The accident occurred shortly after 1 a.m. a quarter mile south of this unincorporated village on Highway 141. County traffic police said the southbound car went out of control on the left shoulder, slid across the highway through the west ditch, glanced off a power pole and rolled over three times in a hay field. Both driver and passenger were thrown from the 1955 model Oldsmobile, which was demolished. Vnuk’s death was attributed to severe head and crushing chest injuries. He died within minutes after the accident. Investigation by Dr. Theodore Teitgen, county coroner, indicated that the youths had spent about an hour at the Rockwood Corner teenage bar prior to the accident. Their whereabouts earlier in the evening were not immediately known. Doctor Teitgen said there apparently would be no inquest unless subsequent investigation warrants such a hearing. Clouds of Dust William L. Taylor of 1034 Menasha Ave., Manitowoc, a truck driver for the Rockwell Lime Co., was first at the scene. Taylor was traveling north at the time and saw a cloud of dust raised by the car when it left the roadway, Doctor Teitgen said. Vnuk’s death was the eighth traffic fatality reported in Manitowoc County so far in 1961. There were 17 road deaths at this point a year ago. Funeral services will be at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 9 a.m. at Holy Innocents Catholic Church, the Rev. Anthony Steffel officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Ronald was born Sept 4, 1942, at Manitowoc, son of Marvin S. and Orlean Bartel Vnuk. He was graduated from Holy Innocents Parochial Schol and from Lincoln High School with the Class of 1960. He was on both the baseball and basketball teams at Lincoln High Schol and also participated in cross country. He was well known as a baseball pitcher for Manitowoc City League. He was (Continued on Page T-3) Smashup (Continued From Page 1) employed at Aluminum Specialty Co., Manitowoc. List Survivors Survivors include his parents, three brothers and two sisters (names omitted for privacy) at home and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Bernard Jagodzinsky, of Manitowoc. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Wednesday where the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, October 10, 1961 p. 1, 11


KATHERINE VOGEL Mrs. Kathrine Vogel, widow of Frank Vogel, died early today at the home, 2106 Clark street, after a lingering illness. Mrs. Vogel was 73 years old yesterday. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 9:15 a.m. from the Pfeffer Funeral Home, and at 9:30 o'clock at St. Paul's Catholic church, the Rev. Martin Jaekels officiating. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery. The Holy Name society and Christian Mothers of St. Paul's will recite the rosary Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the Pfeffer Funeral home after 7 o'clock this evening. Mrs. Vogel was born in Germany on November 25, 1867, and came to America and directly to Manitowoc with her parents when she was less than two years old. She was Kathrine Waniger before her marriage to Mr. Vogel. Survivors are three step-daughters, Mrs. Rose Shimek of Rockwood, Mrs. Cecelia Streed of Frederic, Wis., and Mrs. Mayme Carle of this city. Manitowoc Herald Times Tuesday, November 3, 1940 pg.2


LUCILLE A. VOGEL Lucille and Mary Daley, Two Little Maple Grove Girls in One Family, Took Away Two of My Dollies Today. (By Doll Lady) So infatuated were little Lucille and Mary Daley in my dollies that nothing would do but that they each had to have one, though they are sisters. They felt that there are times when both might want to play with the dollie at the same time and so rather than have any conflict on dates they persuaded their mother and father to get one for each of them. And today the family came in and made the selection. Lucille, aged 6 selected a dollie with a yellow dress, blue eyes and black hair. She will call her dollie "Audrey May." Mary's dollie is one with a blue dress and brown hair and blue eyes and her name is to be "Donna Jule." Won't the two little dears have just the best time possible with their two dollies? What happy hours are in store for them. Lucille and Mary are daughters of Mr. and Mrs. John Daley of Maple Grove. (excerpt from article) Manitowoc Herald News, October 3, 1925  p.2 ********** (From 1920 Franklin twp. census: John Daley age 29; Bertha age 27; Mary age 2; Lucille age 2/12)


NORBERT J. VOGEL Norbert J. Vogel, age 81, of 1135 S. 26th St., Manitowoc, died Sunday morning, Aug. 27, 2006, at Shady Lane Nursing Care Center, Manitowoc. He was born June 5, 1925, in the town of Cato, Manitowoc County, son of the late Jacob J. and Cecilia (Kohlbeck) Vogel. Norbert attended St. Michael's School in Whitelaw and the Manitowoc Vocational School majoring in Sheet Metal Fabrication and Pattern making classes. He worked as an apprentice in the Sheet Metal Training Program. Norbert served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on the USS Pasadena Cruiser from 1944 until 1946. On Aug. 13, 1947, he married the former Betty J. Menzel at St. Mary Catholic Church by the Rev. John Landowski. Norbert worked as a sheet metal mechanic for Schaus Roofing & Mechanical Contractors, Peterson Sheet Metal and Invincible Metal Furniture, retiring in 1990. He was affiliated with the Sheet Metal workers Local 18 Union and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed bowling and playing cards, especially sheepshead and poker. Norbert was a member of St. Francis of Assisi on Marshall, a lifetime member of the Manitowoc Senior Center, the Manitowoc County Historical Society and the Whitelaw Sportsman Club. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) He was preceded in death by a sister: Dolores Reimer; two sisters-in-law: Frances (Midge) Vogel; Marie Lishka; and three brothers-in-law: Howard Brunner; Raymond Reimer and Floyd Menzel. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006, at The Pfeffer Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, and 11:30 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi on Marshall, Manitowoc. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Tom Wojciechowski O.F.M. with entombment at Calvary Mausoleum, Manitowoc. The family will greet relatives and friends at The Pfeffer Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, Manitowoc, from 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006, until the time of service. Herald Times Reporter Aug. 29, 2006


PAUL J. VOGEL Paul J. Vogel, 43, of 1324 S. 20th St., Manitowoc, died Monday morning at Memorial Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Robert Sch?avon? will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Vogel was born June 22, 1928, in Manitowoc County, son of Bernard and Ida Zipperer Vogel. He married Georgiana Denk Oct. 1, 1949, at St. Mary Church, Clark Mills. The couple moved to Manitowoc following marriage. Mr. Vogel was owner and operator of Vogel Realty. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving as a corporal in the United States Marines. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) A brother Harold, preceded him in death in 1947. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday where a Memorial service will be held at 8 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. July 26, 1971


WILLIAM J. VOGEL Funeral services for William J. Vogel, age 88, of 954 N. 21st St., Manitowoc, who entered eternal life on Monday, Oct. 23, 2006, at Aurora Medical Center, Two Rivers, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home, and 11 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi on Waldo. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Gerald Foley, with entombment to follow at Calvary Mausoleum, Manitowoc. Oshkosh Northwestern October 25, 2006


LAURA M. VOLLENDORF Mrs. Roy J. Vollendorf, 71, of 1422 Columbus St., Manitowoc, died Thursday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. James DeWitt will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mrs. Vollendorf, nee Laura, M. Einberger, was born Sept. 20, 1898, at Manitowoc, daughter of the late Peter and Julia Carney Einberger Sr. She did secretarial work for the Leo Torri- (sic) building Co. during World War I. She was married to Roy Vollendorf Oct. 6, 1920, at Manitowoc. Mrs. Vollendorf was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Survivors include the husband; a son, Paul, of Manitowoc; two daughters, Mrs. John (Marjorie) Wells of Madison and Mrs. John (Barbara) Behringer of Green Bay; a brother, Peter Jr., and a sister, Mrs. Claire Kelley, of Manitowoc; six grandchildren and two step grandchildren, and two step great grandchildren. A daughter preceded her in death. Friends may call at the funeral home where at 7:30 o’clock this Friday evening there will be liturgy services. Manitowoc Herald Times, November 28, 1969 P. 8


MARJORIE A. VOLLENDORF Marjorie A. Vollendorf, age 89, of 708 South 35th Street, died Tuesday morning, April 23, 2013 at Shady Lane Nursing Care Center, Manitowoc. She was born on April 6, 1924 in Cato, daughter of the late Jacob and Cecelia (Kohlbeck) Vogel. On September 13, 1942 she married Sylvester Siehr at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Whitelaw, WI. Sylvester was killed in World War II in April 1945.She later married Paul L. Vollendorf on July 23, 1949 at St. Marys Catholic Church in Manitowoc. He preceded her in death on July 17, 2012. Marjorie was employed at Midget Café, Copps Department Store, Roorbach’s Greenhouse and also Meadow Lanes West. She was a member of the following organizations: St. Francis of Assisi on Marshall, the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 88, V.F.W. Auxiliary, Past President of the American Legion Auxiliary, Past President of Manitowoc County Council of American Legion Auxiliary, the Manitowoc Women’s Bowling Association and a past officer, 600 bowling club of WI, the Senior Center of Manitowoc and the Senior Center Gift Shop and in April of 2008 she was inducted into the Manitowoc USBC Women’s Bowling Association Hall of Fame. Marge especially enjoyed spending time with her family, crafting, casino trips and dinning out. Survivors include a son: David Siehr, Manitowoc; a daughter: Sharon Vollendorf, Fond du Lac; a daughter-in-law: Cyndie Siehr, Manitowoc four grandchildren: Dawn (Brian) Kisner, Dover, DE, Daniel (Jenny) Siehr, Sun Prairie, Dean Siehr and his fiancé Becky Fuller, Green Bay, Deanne (Patrick) Weier, Manitowoc; five very special great grandchildren: Amanda Herlache, Cole & Payton Anna Siehr, Tyler Gass, Jarrett Weier; one sister and brother-in-law: Kathleen Brunner, Whitelaw, Robert Wallander, Manitowoc; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Victor (Florence) Siehr, Manitowoc, Marjorie Wells, Madison, Barbara Behringer, Green Bay; Betty Vogel, Manitowoc; two special little friends next door: Coty and Breanne Tulach. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by one son: Wayne (Whitey) Siehr; mothers-in-law and fathers-in-law: Roy and Laura Vollendorf, Ivan and Elsie Siehr; daughter-in-law: Karen Siehr; two sisters and brother-in-law: Delores & Raymond Reimer and Elaine Wallander; two brothers: Arthur and Norbert Vogel: three brothers-in-law: Howard Brunner, John Wells and John Behringer; and three sisters-in-law: Ann (Midge)Vogel and Georgiana Siehr and Dorothy Rockwell Vogel. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at St. Francis of Assisi on Marshall, Manitowoc. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. William Van Dynhoven with entombment at Calvary Mausoleum, Manitowoc, to take place at a later date. The family will greet relatives and friends at St. Francis of Assisi on Marshall, Manitowoc, from 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2013 until 10:45 a.m. In Lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in Marjorie’s name. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.pfefferfuneralhome.com The Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.


MARTIN VOLLENDORF From Der Nord Westen, 27 May 1909: Death Wednesday last week in Fond du Lac, where he had been living for the past several years, of Martin Vollendorf, a former local resident. The deceased, who was born here about 50 years ago, leaves a widow and a daughter, as well as 4 brothers and 3 sisters. The body was brought here Friday and buried in the city cemetery. (Note: originally in Evergreen but was moved to Calvary)


PAUL L. VOLLENDORF Paul L. Vollendorf, age 88, of 708 S. 35th Street, Manitowoc, died Tuesday morning, July 17, 2012 at Shady Lane. He was born on July 22, 1923 in Manitowoc, son of the late Roy and Laura (Einberger) Vollendorf. Paul was a graduate of Manitowoc Lincoln High School, Class of 1941. He was a Veteran of the United States Army serving during World War II from 1943 to 1946 in the European Theater as a Staff Sergeant of Heavy Mortar Crew Section Leader. On July 23, 1949 he married the former Marjorie Vogel Siehr in Manitowoc. Paul was employed with the City of Manitowoc as a heavy equipment operator with the Streets Department for 40 years. He also was a bartender at Meadow Lanes West Bowling Alley. Paul was a member of the American Legion Drews Bleser Post #88, VFW Otto Oas Post #659, Eagles Aerie #706, Seagull Club, Manitowoc Senior Center, Manitowoc Men's Bowling Association, the 75th Division Veterans Association and a member of the White Cap Clowns traveling softball team. Survivors include his wife: Marjorie Vollendorf, Manitowoc; a daughter: Sharon Vollendorf, Fond du Lac; one step son and one step daughter-in-law: David Siehr, Manitowoc, Cyndie Siehr, Manitowoc; four grandchildren: Dawn (Brian) Kisner, Dover, DE, Daniel (Jenny) Siehr, Sun Praire, WI, Dean Siehr and his fiancee Becky Fuller, Green Bay, Deanne (Patrick) Weier, Manitowoc; five very special great grandchildren: Amanda Herlache, Cole & Payton Siehr, Tyler Gass, Jarrett Weier; two sisters: Marjorie Wells, Madison, Barbara Behringer, Green Bay; two sisters-in-law: Kathleen Brunner, Whitelaw and Betty Vogel, Manitowoc; and two brothers-in-law: Arthur Vogel, Manitowoc and Robert Wallander, Manitowoc; and two special little neighbor friends next door: Coty and Breanne Tulach, Manitowoc. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. He was also preceded in death by one step-son: Wayne "Whitey" Siehr; one step-daughter-in-law: Karen Siehr; five brothers-in-law: Norbert Vogel, Howard Brunner & Raymond Reimer, John Wells and John Behringer; four sisters-in-law: Delores Reimer, Ann "Midge" Vogel, Dorthy Rockwell Vogel and Elaine Wallander; and father-in-law and mother-in-law: Jake and Cecilia Vogel. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at St. Francis of Assisi - Marshall, Manitowoc. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. William Van Dyn hoven, with entombment at Calvary Mausoleum, Manitowoc. The family will greet relatives and friends at St. Francis of Assisi - Marshall, Manitowoc on Saturday, July 21, 2012 from 9:00 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. In Lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established in Paul's name. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.pfefferfuneralhome.com The Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Italics: Paul enjoyed spending time with his family, watching the Packers, Brewers, Badgers and Nascar events; listening to music, especially old time tunes. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. The family wishes to send a special thank you to Shady Lane Nursing Care Center and Holy Family Memorial Hospice for their compassionate care and support given to Paul and his family.



JOSEPH J. VONDRACHEK Joseph J. Vondrachek, 75, of 1132 N. 15th St., Manitowoc, died Monday afternoon. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at Holy Innocents Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Bernard Geimer will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Vondrachek was born Jan. 9, 1898, in the Town of Rockland, son of the late Joseph and Anna Tekalsky Vondrachek. He married Ella Vondrachek June 28, 1922, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Reedsville. He was employed at Wisconsin Knitting Co. and Cadel Knitting Co. as a foreman and as a manger of the Deep Rock Oil Co. Service Station, 11th Street and Wisconsin Avenue, Manitowoc, for 24 years, retiring in 1950. He was a member of Holy Innocents Catholic Church and the Holy Name Society of the Church. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) A son, a brother and a sister preceded him in death. Friends may call at Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home, Ninth Street entrance, from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, where a wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m Herald Times Reporter, Manitowoc-Two Rivers, Wis. July 17, 1973


MARY VONDRACHEK Mrs. Wencil Vondrachek, nee Mary Kalcik, 62, died Saturday night at her Reedsville home after a lingering illness. Mrs. Vondrachek was born in 188__ in the town of Franklin. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Joe Vondrachek of Manitowoc; two brothers, William Clayton of Kenosha and Charles Clayton of Racine; and three sisters, Mrs. Stephen Svetlik of Manitowoc and Mrs. Alvina Thompson and Mrs. Emma Smith, both of Racine. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 7 at St. Mary’s Catholic church, Reedsville, Rev. William Koutnik officiating. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery, Manitowoc. Friends may call at the Reedsville funeral home, Reedsville, from 7 p.m. Tuesday until Thursday morning. The rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Manitowoc Herald Times, December 5, 1950   P. 2


WENCELAUS VONDRACHEK Wenzil (sic) Vondrachek, 63, of Reedsville, died at the Holy Family hospital this morning after an illness of several weeks. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 9:30 o’clock from the St. Mary’s Catholic church at Reedsville, the Rev. Koutnik officiating. Mr. Vondrachek was born September 2, 1879 at Reedsville, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Vondrachek. He resided at Reedsville his entire life for many years being in the carpenter contracting business. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Mary Vondrachek; one daughter, Mrs. Joseph Vondrachek of Manitowoc; four brothers and seven sisters; Frank of Kaukauna, the Rev. Joseph Vondrachek of Kewaunee, Dan of Meonminee, Mich., and Stephen of Greenleaf, Wis.; Sister Adelberta of the Holy Family convent, who teaches in the St. Joseph’s Catholic school at Kellnersville, Mrs. Frances King of Wautoma, Mrs. Emil Svatek of Reedsville, Mrs. Caroline Tykalsky of Brillion, Mrs. Anton Hochman of Whitelaw, Mrs. Frank Schneider of Chicago and Barbara Vondrachek of Reedsville. Manitowoc Herald Times, February 2, 1942 P. 2


HERMAN VOSS Herman Voss, 76, retired cabinet maker of Rt. 4, Manitowoc, died Thursday afternoon at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, where he had been a patient a week. Funeral services will be held at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at the Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 8 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Clement Kern will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Mr. Voss was born May 20, 1978 at New London, Wis., where in 1901 he married Anna Grentzel. The couple moved to Toledo, Ohio, residing there 25 years. For the past two years they have made their home with a daughter, Mrs. Joseph Skrepenski, of Rt. 4, Manitowoc. Mr. Voss retired from the cabinet making trade five years ago. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Skrepenski and Mrs. Lauson Browne of Detroit, Mich; a son, Sylvester of Burbank, Calif., eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home where the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday. Manitowoc Herald Times Friday, January 14, 1955 pg. M-13


JOSEPH VOSS (d. 1939) BOY A VICTIM OF DROWNING AT SHIPYARDS 12 Year Old Joseph Voss Goes Under While Swimming At Soo Bridge Joseph John Voss, Jr., 12 years old, drowned in the Manitowoc river at the Soo line bridge near the tinsmith shop in the shipyards at 3:35 o'clock Thursday afternoon. The boy who lived with his parents at 711 S. 16th street, a few blocks from the scene of the drowning, was swimming close to the dock. He had taking off his clothes and placed them on the heavy timbers which support the railroad bridge. Glen Helgerson, 11, 632 S. 16th street, and Jack Fischer, 9, 1515 Clark street, were with Voss. Helgerson saw Voss disappear beneath the surface and jumped after him. Came Up Twice “He came up twice,” Helgerson told Police Officer William McConnell, “and I had hold of him by the hair, but I couldn't pull him up. He was thrashing around in the water. I don't know if he dove in or fell in.” Helgerson said he didn't think Voss could swim but other friends of the dead youth said that he knew how. Three workers in the tin shop at the shipyards were attracted by the shouts of Helgerson and Fischer and ran along the dock to a point about 10 feet west of the bridge where Voss went under. At that time the boy had gone down for the third time. The men, Joseph Handl, Clyde Mettler and Ray Jago, dove repeatedly, but were unable to locate the body. Police and the fire department were called and used grappling hooks and pike poles in an effort to locate the body. It was found close to the dock in about 10 feet of water and was brought up by firemen in a flat bottomed boat provided by Henry Burger Jr., of the Burger Boat company. In Water 20 Minutes The youth had been in the water about 20 minutes and artificial resuscitation efforts were begun at once, firemen using an inhalator under the supervision of Dr. C. E. Wall, city health officer, and Fire Chief John Gaedke. A large crowd gathered at the scene of the drowning. Dr. Gerald Rau, county coroner, pronounced the youth dead and said there would be no inquest. Efforts to revive the boy were abandoned at 5 o'clock, an hour after he was taken from the water. The Voss boy's parents and his sister were at the dock while firemen worked over him. Voss is the fourth drowning victim in the county since the first of the year. The youth was born in this city Oct. 17, 1926. Besides his parents he is survived by two sisters, Marie and Margaret. The body may be viewed after 7 o'clock tonight at the Shimek & Schwartz funeral home and funeral services will be held Saturday at 8:30 a.m. from the funeral home and at 9 o'clock at St. Boniface church with burial in Calvary cemetery. Manitowoc Herald Times Friday, August 11, 1939 pg. 2


JOSEPH A. VOSS Joseph Voss, 67, of 711 South 16th St., Manitowoc, died early Wednesday at the home, following a heart attack. Funeral services will be held at 830 a.m. Saturday at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 9 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Alfred Pritzl will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Voss was born in Germany in 1886 and came to Manitowoc in 1908. In 1923 he married Miss Marie Comenski. For the past 30 years he was employed as a welder at the Invicible Metal Furniture Company, Manitowoc. Survivors are his wife; daughter, Mrs. Ralph Jost of Cleveland, Wis.; brother, Theodore of Manitowoc; three sisters, Mrs. Ernst Strub, Mrs. Adolph Siegenthaler of Manitowoc and Mrs. Martha Beck of Chicago; and three grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday where the rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday. Manitowoc Herald Times, April 8, 1953 P. 2


MARIE VOSS (d. 1931) MRS. JOS. VOSS, AGE 80, DIES THIS MORNING Mrs. Mary Voss, widow of Joseph Voss, and who left her native Germany...(line unreadable)...at the age of 63 years, died at 3:30 o’clock this morning at 624 S. Twentieth street where she made her home with two of her sons. Death was due to infirmities attendant upon advancing age, Mrs. Voss being 80 years, four months and 22 days old. Born in Germany on August 15, 1850, Mrs. Voss, nee Mary Hochslulz (sic) spent the greater part of her life there and came to this country in 1913. She came directly to Manitowoc and has been making her home with members of her family since. Immediate survivors include eight children, Mrs. Louis Beck, Mrs. Joseph Gerheiser and Mrs. Adolph Siegenthaler of Chicago and Mrs. E. Strub, Manitowoc; Joseph, August, Leo and Theodore Voss, all of Manitowoc and 12 grandchildren. The body will remain at the Shimek & Schwartz mortuary until Thursday afternoon when it will be taken to the home at 624 S. Twentieth street from where funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 8:45 o’clock. From the home the body will be taken to the St. Paul‘s Catholic church where 9 o’clock services will be held with Father Jaekels officiating. Interment will take place at Calvary. Manitowoc Herald News, January 7, 1931 P. 2


MILTON C. VRANEY Milton C. Vraney, age 91, of 3400 Yorkshire Lane, Manitowoc, formerly of Clarks Mills, died Friday morning, August 17, 2012 at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center, Manitowoc after a brief illness with his family by his side. Milt was born on April 14, 1921 in the town of Kossuth, Manitowoc County, son of the late Joseph W. and Julia Cherney Vraney. He was raised on the family farm in Reifs Mills, and was educated at Palm Grove Elementary, Rockwood Junior High, and Manitowoc Lincoln High School graduating with the class of 1939. Milt was a proud United States Army Veteran, serving in four battle campaigns in the Pacific Theater. He served as a Staff Sergeant in the 30th evacuation hospital and was awarded the bronze star. On July 31, 1946 he married Helen Schuh at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. Milt was employed with Lauson Chevrolet of Manitowoc for 37 years and continued on a part time basis for a total of 50 years, retiring in 1996. Milt was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Clarks Mills, St. Mary’s Holy Name Society and the American Legion Post #28 of Valders. Survivors include Helen, his loving wife of 66 years; two sons and daughters-in-law: Dick and Ginny Vraney, Keshena, WI, Chuck and Kathi Vraney, Manitowoc; four daughters and sons-in-law: Jane and Dennis Kueter, Platteville, Judy and Bill Borgwardt, rural Valders, Dorothy and Gene Kramer, Marengo, IN, Joanne and Kurt Krish, Manitowoc; 20 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren; three brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law: Norbert Schuh, Valders, Seb and Karen Schuh, Clarks Mills, Bill and Kathy Schuh, Valders; and two sisters-in-law: Dorothy Schlaikowski, Greenfield, WI, Veronica Evenson, rural Valders. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  He was also preceded in death by one son-in-law: Daniel Konkle; four brothers and four sisters-in-law: Roy and Estelle Vraney, Ervin and Regina Vraney, Victor and Lee Vraney, and Joseph and Clara Vraney; one sister and brother-in-law: Sylvia and Alvin Dvorak; five brothers-in-law: Joseph Schuh and Nicholas Schuh, both killed in action during WWII, Ronnie Schlaikowski, Gene Evenson, Bill Etringer; one sister-in-law: Georgia Etringer; father-in-law and mother-in-law: Joseph and Helen Schuh. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. Officiating at the service will be the Rev. David Zimmerman, with entombment to follow at Calvary Mausoleum, Manitowoc, where graveside military rites will be accorded by the American Legion-Drews Bleser Post #88. The family will greet relatives and friends on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Clarks Mills from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The visitation will continue on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. Throughout his life Milt enjoyed many things. He was happy in his work and cherished the lasting friendship of many of his co-workers. He loved traveling, bowling, camping, playing cards, sports, his grandchildren’s activities and had a life long love of automobiles. In 2008, Milt was on the first Stars and Stripes Honor Flight, joining other WWII veterans in visiting the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C.  In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight would be appreciated. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to all the staff of Holy Family Memorial Critical Care Unit for their care and compassion. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.pfefferfuneralhome.com The Christianson and Deja Funeral Home, Valders, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.


LAURIE ELIZABETH WACHHOLZ Mrs. Michael (Laurie) Wachholz, 25, of 8034 Rondeau Lake Drive West, Forest Lake, Minn., died Sunday, June 29 at her residence. Private family funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc. The Rev. Paul Borchardt will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mrs. Wachholz, nee Laurie E. Lutzke, was born Aug. 4, 1954, at Manitowoc, daughter of John and Jo Swift Lutzke. She was granduated from Lincoln High School with the Class of 1973 and was married to Michael R. Wachholz May 19, 1979. Following their marriage the couple resided at Forest Lake. Mrs. Wachholz had been employed as a nurse with Homemakers Upjohn at Manitowoc and Unity Hospital, Fridley, Minn. Survivors include her husband, Michael, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John C. Lutzke of Manitowoc; and a sister and brother-in-law, Carol and David Fischer of Two Rivers; a brother, David Lutzke of Manitowoc; her grandmothers, Mrs. Margaret Lutzke of Manitowoc and Mrs. Velma Swift of Almo, Ky., and a nephew (private). There will be no public visitation on Tuesday. Herald Times Reporter, July 1, 1980 P.3


NORMAN WACHHOLZ Norman Wachholz, age 87, of Manitowoc, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. Norman was born in Francis Creek on June 22, 1923, to Arthur and Emma Wachholz. Dad was a hero—he fought courageously in five campaigns from Normandy to Berlin and served under General Patton with the 83rd Infantry. Awarded the Bronze Star and Combat Infantryman Badge. On June 18, 1947, Norman married the former Dorothy Dirkman, whom he loved for 63 years, at St. Anne’s Catholic Church. He worked for Wisconsin Public Service for 40 years. Norman was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Parish and the Holy Innocents Men’s Choir since 1967. Norman was a magnificent, generous, caring, genius of a man who was overflowing with unconditional love for his family. He gave his family a truly blessed life with his kindness, support and his wonderful laughter. Norman was always able to fix, build and repair anything for anybody and he did so without hesitation. He and Dorothy were an amazing team ready to tackle any and all projects for their kids. She was his rock and Norman was her rock and he will continue to be. Norman was an intelligent, creative, humble and very, very kind man. He loved singing around the campfire with family and friends and with the Holy Innocents Mens Choir. Survivors include his wife: Dorothy Wachholz; and her husband Robert Chapman; Pat and Terry Woytal; John and Mary Wachholz; Sue and John Westphal; and Sandy Wachholz and her partner Ron Bilansky; his wonderful grandchildren: Wade and Chris, Jason and Kelly and Craig Woytal; Kristin and Kaitlin Westphal; Amanda and Ben Wachholz; great-grandchildren: Ashley Caleb and Mallory Woytal; sister: Dorothy Bouril; three sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law: Dolores Dirkman; Marge and Steve Clingan; Marcella Dirkman and Leonard Schleis. His brothers: Paul and Daniel are deceased along with brother-in-law: Leo Dirkman; and sisters-in-law: Lolly Schleis and Bernette Wachholz. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Wednesday, July 21, 2010, at St. Francis of Assisi Parish-Waldo Site, N. 14th and Waldo Boulevard, Manitowoc. The Rev. Dan Felton will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial with entombment to follow at Calvary Mausoleum. Relatives and friends may call at the Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home, 818 State Street, Manitowoc, on Tuesday (Tonight) from 6 to 8 p.m. A prayer service will be held at 730 p.m. Visitation will continue on Wednesday at church from 11 .m. until the time of mass at 12 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Norman’s name may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Parish or Roncalli High School. Our hearts sing: Dearest Dad, you are our sunshine, our only sunshine. You will always make us happy when skies are gray. You’ve always known dearest Dad how much we all love you! We know you’ll never take hour sunshine away. Herald Times Reporter, July 20, 2010



BABY WACHTL Private funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Wachtl of 712 S. 20th St., Manitowoc, who died Saturday morning at the Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. The Rev. Henry Lets officiated and burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Surviving are the parents, brother, John, and sister, Carol, at home; and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Wachtl of Edgar , Wis. Manitowoc Herald Times, February 19, 1955 P. 11


VIVIAN A. WADZINSKI Vivian A. Wadzinske, age 85, of 6026 Reifs Mills Road, Manitowoc, died on Thursday afternoon, March 4, 2010, at Aurora Medical Center of Manitowoc County. Vivian was born on Jan. 30, 1925, in the town of Manitowoc Rapids, daughter of the late Frank and Anna (Hrdina) Benishek. She was a 1943 graduate of Manitowoc Lincoln High School. Vivian married James E. Wadzinske on Jan. 29, 1944, at St. Anne Catholic Church in Francis Creek. He preceded her in death on Nov. 28, 1981. She and her husband worked the family farm in the town of Kossuth until their retirement. Vivian was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church. Survivors include four children: Joseph (Karen) Wadzinske, Manitowoc, Judy Reynolds, Ludington, Mich., James (Janet) Wadzinske, Manitowoc, Mary Lou (Jerome) Shimek, Manitowoc; eleven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one sister and two brothers-in-law: Jean Diedrich, Valders, Frank Tuschl, Manitowoc, Glenn Wadzinski, Manitowoc. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents: Frank and Anna Benishek; her husband: James Wadzinske; two sisters and two brothers-in-law: Arlene (Herb) Brandel, Dorothy Tuschl, and Ray Diedrich; two sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law: Olive Wadzinski, Ervin (Olive) Wadzinske; her father-in-law and mother-in-law: James (Mary) Wadzinske. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 9, 2010, at St. Anne Catholic Church, Francis Creek. The Rev. Paul Paider will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial. Entombment will take place at Calvary Mausoleum, 2601 S. 14th St., Manitowoc. Relatives and friends may call at the church on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at 11 a.m. The Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home of Kellnersville is serving the Wadzinske family. Herald Times Reporter March 6, 2010



ALEX CHARLES WAGNER son of Frank Wagner and Mathilda Schwartz -farmer -born Cleveland, Town of Centerville -died from "cerebral vascular ? -dehydration -Alzheimer's disease, for 5 years")(death record in Calumet County) (from researcher of St. Gregory church records/see contributors page)


ANNA WAGNER Mrs. Joseph Wagner, 71, of Rt. 1, Viebahn Street, Manitowoc, died Saturday night at the Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 9:30 at St. Andrew Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Henry Letz will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. She was born Anna Cherney in Stangelville in 1882 and in 1906 was married to Joseph Wagner. They located in Manitowoc. She was a member of the St. Theresa Altar Society. Survivors are the husband; three daughters, Mrs. Robert Wensing, Misses Celia and Lucille Wagner of Manitowoc; two sons, William of Rt. 3, Manitowoc, and Matt of Rt. 1, Manitowoc; three sisters, Mrs. Wenzel Bauer of Stangelville, Mrs. Stephen Schlies of Pilsen, Wis., Mrs. Anton Melichar of Rt. 3, Manitowoc and 17 grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of services. Manitowoc Herald Times, November 23, 1953 P. 27


ANTON WAGNER From Der Nord Westen, 16 Apr. 1896: Death on Mon. of 20 yr. old Anton Wagner, son of Manitowoc’s 3rd Ward resident Bernhard Wagner, of an illness in his back. The funeral took place this morning at the local Catholic Cemetery. ******** Anton Wagner birth: 1876 death: 13 April 1896 Manitowoc, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Manitowoc, Manitowoc Co., Wis. father: Bernhard Wagner mother: Elisabeth Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


BERNARD WAGNER From Der Nord Westen, 01 Nov. 1906: An accident with a fatal outcome occurred in our city Saturday afternoon. Bernhard Wagner, an elderly resident of Manitowoc (he is 73), cabinet maker by trade, gave up his business several years ago but still does odd jobs here and there. He was busy Saturday afternoon repairing a wooden ceiling in the office of the Sloan Loan Co. on "K" Street. He stood on a scaffolding only 6 ft. high and tried to loosen a board with a chisel. The board suddenly gave way and Mr. Wagner lost his balance and fell from the scaffolding. He fell backwards and hit his neck in such a way that it broke, causing his death. Others nearby tried to help, but he was already dead. His son was notified at work in the boiler factory, and he arranged to have the body brought to the house. Mr. Wagner was a long-time resident of Manitowoc and was well thought of in the city. ******** Bernard Wagner birth: 7 June 1834 Germany death: 27 October 1906 Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin mother: Anna M. Wagner spouse: Mary Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


GENEVIEVE M. WAGNER Genevieve M. Wagner, age 92, of 929 S. 31st St. ,Manitowoc, entered eternal life on Wednesday afternoon, August 31, 2011 at her residence. Genevieve was born December 17, 1918, in the town of Meeme, Manitowoc County. She was the daughter of the late Anton nad Mary Schnell Schneider. On June 15, 1940 she married Mark H. Wagner in the town of Meeme. He preceded her in death on June 11, 1983. Genevieve was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church and the St. Clare Society. In past years she had been an active and a long-time member of former Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law: Stanley and Suzanne Wagner, Hiles, WI; Michael and Melissa Wagner, Sturgeon Bay, WI; Gregory and Jennifer Wagner, Naperville, IL; Jeffrey and Kate Wagner, Beaver Creek, OH; four daughters and two sons-in-law: Patricia Korlesky, Manitowoc, WI; Frances Ledet, Manitowoc, WI; Ann and Paul Sonderegger, Cornell, WI; Karen and Gregory Hanson, Madison, WI; fifteen grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, one daughter-in-law: Sherry Wagner, Milwaukee, WI; two sisters-in-law: Agnes Wagner, Sheboygan, WI; Petronella Schneider, Manitowoc, WI; nieces, nephews along with other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; Anton and Mary Schneider; husband: Mark in 1983; one son: Ramon in 2005; two sons-in-law: Richard Korlesky in 2003; Robert Ledet in 2009; four brothers, three sisters and one infant sister. Funeral services will be held 11 A.M. Saturday, September 3, 2011 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church on Grand. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Daniel Felton with burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Relatives and friends may call at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church on Grand on Saturday from 9:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Online condolences can be sent to www.harringanparksidefuneral home.com. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate memorials to be directed to a memorial fund being established in Genevieve’s name. The family would like to extend their thanks and appreciation to Holy Family Memorial Hospice for the special care provided to Genevieve in the past two month and also to Dr. Gary Schmidt and his staff for all of their help and support. The Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home and Crematory, North 11th and St. Clair streets, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter



IRENE WAGNER Funeral services for Mrs. Irene Wagner, 78, a resident of St. Mary Home, Manitowoc, the past two years, who died Thursday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Very Rev. Clement P. Kern will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mrs. Wagner was born Sept. 11, 1889, at Osman, daughter of the late Michael and Elizabeth Walterback Madigan. She was married to Matthew Wagner July 20, 1909, and the couple farmed in the Town of Meeme and in Calumet County before moving to Manitowoc in 1924. He died July 19, 1952. She was a member of the Christian Mothers of St. Paul Church, Third Order of St. Francis and Catholic Womans’ Club. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. John (Agnes) Randall of Wayne, Pa., and Mrs. Frank (Stella) Martin of Chicago; two sisters, Mrs. Andrew Schnell of Kiel and Mrs. Mary Sittman of Manitowoc; two brothers, Walter of Osman and Donald of Manitowoc and four grand children. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Sunday where at 7 p.m. the Rosary will be recited. Manitowoc Herald Times, August 10, 1968 P. 3


JEAN M. WAGNER Mrs. Nicholas S. Wagner, 21, of 1707 Cherry Road, Manitowoc, died Friday evening at St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. James DeWitt will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mrs. Wagner, nee Jean Kania, was born June 8, 1951, at Manitowoc, daughter of Harry Kania and the late Jeanette Pokorski Kania. She attended Lincoln High School, Manitowoc. She was married to Nicholas Wagner Dec. 2, 1967, at Manitowoc. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday where a Wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Herald Times Reporter, Manitowoc-Two Rivers, Wis. April 28, 1973


JOHN WAGNER AGED RESIDENT DIES WHILE ON VISIT TO HIS DAUGHTER While on a vist to his daughter, Mrs. George Adelman, on Route 2, just south of the city, John Wagner, 83, passed away from a heart attack this morning. He has been residing with another daughter, Mrs. William Hartman of Sheboygan and came to the Adelman home Sunday for a visit, when he was stricken Monday night. The deceased was born in Buffalo, N.Y., in 1848 and came to Wisconsin in early life. His wife preceded him in death five years ago. Three sons, Albert of Valders, Joseph and Frank of Manitowoc; four daughters, Mrs. Matt Meyer, Mrs. Anton Neilitz and Mrs. George Adelman of Manitowoc and Mrs. William Hartman of Sheboygan, forty grandchildren and 39 great grandchildren survive. Funeral services will be held on Monday morning from the home of a daughter, Mrs. Neilitz, 1021 South 20th street at nine o'clock and at 9:30 from the St. Andrew's church with interment in Calvary cemetery. The remains may be viewed at the Leschke funeral home until Friday noon, when they will be removed to the Neilitz home. Manitowoc Herald News, Manitowoc, Wis. March 31, 1932 P. 12


JOSEPH WAGNER Joseph M. Wagner, 84, of Mounted Rd. 22, Manitowoc, died Tuesday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, where he had been a patient 14 months. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. D.L. Krembs will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Due to Holy Week the requiem Mass will be said at a later date. Mr. Wagner was born June 17, 1883, in the Town of Centerville, son of the late John and Mathilda Kohn Wagner, and married Anna Cherney Oct. 39, (sic) 1900 at Stangelville. She died Nov. 21, 1953. Mr. Wagner was a contractor-carpenter and organized the Joseph Wagner and Son Builders firm in 1950. He was a charter member of St. Andrew parish. Survivors include two sons, William and Matt of Manitowoc; three daughters, Misses Cecelia and Lucille and Mrs. Antoinette Wensing of Manitowoc; two brothers, Albert of St. Nazianz, and Frank of Manitowoc; three sisters, Mrs. Matt Meyer, Mrs. George Adelman and Mrs. Anton Neilitz of Manitowoc; 22 grandchildren and 10 great grand- children. A son and a sister preceded in death. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Wednesday where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, Tuesday, April 9, 1968 P.17


JULITTA E. WAGNER Julitta E. Wagner, age 94, a former Manitowoc resident, died early on Friday morning, Sept. 5, 2008, at Hamilton Memorial Home, Two Rivers. She was born on June 13, 1914, in Rib Lake, daughter of the late Andrew and Clara (Bonde) Bushman. On Oct. 8, 1938, she married Mathew J. Wagner at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Alverno. He preceded her in death on Dec. 12, 1992. Julitta became a gold star mother when her son, Philip, was killed in action serving his country during the Vietnam War. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) She was preceded in death by a son: Philip Wagner; three grandchildren: Patti, Jeff and William "Billy" Wagner; six sisters: Marcella, Margaret, Rosalia, Marie, Aurelia and Cecelia; and four brothers: Odilo, Joseph, Raymond and Daniel. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008, at St. Francis of Assisi on Grand, Manitowoc. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Daniel Felton, with burial in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. The family will greet relatives and friends at St. Francis of Assisi on Grand, Manitowoc, from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 8, 2008. A prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m., led by Deacon Paul Kieffer. Friends may also call on Tuesday morning at St. Francis of Assisi on Grand, Manitowoc, from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Vietnam Veterans Chapter 731 of Manitowoc or the donors choice. The Pfeffer Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. A special thank you to the entire staff of the Hamilton Home, and especially our brother, Tom, for all he did over the years for Mom. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Herald Times Reporter, Sept. 6, 2008


LUCY A. WAGNER (d. 2005) Lucy A. Wagner, age 94, a resident of St. Paul Elder Services, Kaukauna, entered eternal life on Monday, Nov. 28, 2005. She was born on March 31, 1911, in rural Mishicot, daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Sporer) Thor and was baptized at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Tisch Mills. Lucy attended country elementary school and vocational school in Manitowoc. On May 9, 1936, Lucy and William J. Wagner were married at St. Boniface Church, Manitowoc. He preceded her in death on June 9, 1992. Lucy and Bill raised one son and four daughters. Together they were faithful parishioners of St. Andrew, Manitowoc, and in retirement, of Holy Trinity, School Hill, and St. Boniface. Lucy was a wonderful homemaker and also bookkeeper for her husband’s carpentry business. She lived her faith as a willing volunteer, participating in numerous parish activities. She also volunteered at Holy Family Hospital, Holy Family Convent craft room, and St. Mary’s Home. Lucy served as a Girl Scout Troop leader, and she and Bill hosted an AFS Student from Venezuela. Having lived her entire life in Manitowoc County, Lucy moved to St. Paul Home in Kaukauna in 2002. Lucy was a teacher and role model for her children and grandchildren. She is survived by four of her children and their spouses: Robert and Martha Wagner, Washington Island; Sister Dorothy Wagner, O.S.F., Kaukauna; Marion Wagner and James Bennett of Corning, NY; and Elizabeth Wagner and Wayne Mitzner, Baltimore, Md. Lucy is also revived by nine grandchildren: Thomas, Mary, Cathy, Christopher, Sarah, Matthew, Lucy, Emily, Molly; and five great-grandchildren: William, Madison, Julia, Leo, and Penelope. She is further survived by sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Cecilia and John Shimon, Rudolph and Caroline Keller, and Julitta Wagner, and nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her daughter: Ann L. Wagner her brother: Victor Thor; and sisters: Evelyn Shimon and Mary Keller. The family will greet relatives and friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2005, at The Pfeffer Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, Manitowoc. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue Saturday morning at the funeral home from 11:30 a.m. until the time of the family prayer at 12:30 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005, at St. Francis of Assisi on Grand Avenue, Manitowoc. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Tom Wojciechowski O.F.M. with burial at Calvary Cemteery, Manitowoc. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Lucy’s name to Habitat for Humanity, P.O. box 631, Manitowoc, WI 54221-0631. Bob, Sister Dorothy, Marion and Elizabeth thank the staffs of Felician Village (Sacred Heart Court and St. Mary’s Home), Manitowoc, and St. Paul Elder Services, Kaukauna, for their kind, compassionate care of their mother and support of the family. Herald Times Reporter, Nov. 30, 2005



MARY WAGNER Mrs. Edward Wagner, 65, of 1911? S. 13th St., Manitowoc, died Sunday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Leschke and Bergner Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 10 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church. The Rev. Allan Walt will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. The former Mary Ploederl was born Sept. 10, 1893, at Menominee, Mich., daughter of the late Joseph and Theresa Kapitz Ploederl. She was married to Edward Wagner June 10, 1914, at Manitowoc. Mrs. Wagner was educated at Manitowoc and was a member of St. Theresa Society of St. Andrew Church. Survivors include the husband, two sons, George and Fred of Manitowoc, a daughter, Mrs. Clarence (Marion) Bieker of Manitowoc; six brothers, Louis of Antigo, Joseph, Frank, John, George and Edward of Manitowoc; a sister, Mrs. Rueben Bergner of Manitowoc and 10 grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home where the Rosary will be recited at 7:45 o’clock this Monday evening by Father Walt. Manitowoc Herald Times, January 12, 1959 P. 11


MATHEW F. WAGNER Matthew (sic) F. Wagner, 68 (above) died suddenly Saturday afternoon while en route to the Holy Family hospital from his home, 822 S. 25th street, Manitowoc, after swallowing a teaspoon of strychnine. His wife was called indoors by Wagner, and she found him lying on a couch. A doctor and an ambulance were summoned but Mr. Wagner died before reaching the hospital. No reason was given for the action by Mrs. Wagner when she was interviewed by police officers. She said Mr. Wagner had bought the poison at a drug store to kill rats and mice. According to the police report, they found the poison on the shelf where Wagner put it. Mr. Wagner had told his wife earlier that he felt like getting in a car and driving 90 miles an hour and ending it all but went out and picked berries. He was a malster with the Rahr Malting company for 24 years, and had planned to continue work until completing 25 years at the trade. Funeral services will be conducted at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday morning at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, and at 9 a.m. at the St. Paul Catholic Church, the Rev. Clement Kern officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Mr. Wagner was born April 29, 1884, in the Town of Meeme, and came to Manitowoc in 1922. He was married in 1909 at Osman to Irene Madigan, who survives. Besides the widow, two daughters, Mrs. John Randall of Evanston, Ill.; and Mrs. Frank Martin of Chicago; a sister, Mrs. John Tagge of Plymouth also survive. He was a member of the Brewers and Malsters Union No. 297. Friends may call at the Pfeffer Funeral Home Monday afternoon and evening where the rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, July 21, 1952 P. 6


MATHILDA WAGNER DEATH COMES AS RELEASE TO MRS. J. WAGNER Death came as a messenger of deliverance from years of suffering when it claimed Mrs. John Wagner, pioneer resident, at the family home on Route 3, early today. For fourteen years Mrs. Wagner had been an invalid, but during her long illness had maintained a cheerfulness that had been helpful to those who sought to care for her. Mrs. Wagner was 76 years of age, and is survived by her aged husband and seven children, Mrs. Mathmeyer, Mrs. G. Adelman, Mrs. A. Nellitz, Frank and Joseph Wagner, Manitowoc; Mrs. William Hartman, Kiel; and Albert Wagner, St. Nazianz. Forty-one grandchildren and seven great grandchildren also survive. The funeral will be held Monday morning at 9 o’clock at St. Boniface church in this city. Manitowoc Herald News, March 17, 1927 P. 2 ******** Funeral services for Mrs. Matilda Wagner, wife of John Wagner, Route 4, will be held at 9 from the home and 9:30 from the church, and not 9 from the church as was first reported. Manitowoc Herald News, March 19, 1927 P. 3


PHILIP R. WAGNER Sgt. Philip R. Wagner, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mathew Wagner, of 3015 Viebahn St., Manitowoc, died Tuesday Sept. 28 in Vietnam. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church, Manitowoc, The Rev. James R. DeWitt will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Military graveside services will be conducted by a military unit from Fort Sheridan, Ill. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday where a memorial service will be held at 8 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. October 6, 1971


ROBERT E. WAGNER Robert E. Wagner, Jr., infant son of Robert and Barbara Elliott Wagner, of Rt. 4, Clarksville, Tenn., was born and died Monday at Shreveport, La. Funeral services were Thursday morning at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, with burial in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mrs. Robert E. Wagner Sr., is the former Barbara L. Elliott of Manitowoc. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wagner Sr.; a brother (name omitted for privacy), at home; paternal grandfather, Paul Elliott, and paternal grandmother, Mrs. Alice Pribek, of Manitowoc; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Priscilla Nelson, of Clarksville and paternal great grandmother, Mrs. Anna Duebner, of Manitowoc. Herald Times Reporter, Manitowoc, May 8, 1975 P. 23


JOHN E. WALECKA John E. "Emil" Walecka, age 70, formerly of 2519 43rd St., Two Rivers, and most recently a resident of River's Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center, Manitowoc, died Monday morning, Feb. 12, 2007, at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center, Manitowoc. John was born in Two Rivers on July 30, 1936, son of the late Emil and Julia (Brusky) Walecka. He attended St. Luke's Catholic School and Washington High School in Two Rivers, and later was enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. On Jan. 20, 1962, he married Kathleen M. Wachtel at St. Luke's Catholic Church in Two Rivers. John worked for Egger's Industries in Two Rivers, Hamilton Industries in Two Rivers, and also at the Mirro Foley Company in Manitowoc as a programmer analyst. After Mirro, he worked at Mills Fleet Farm in Manitowoc, retiring in 2001. John was very active in many community clubs including the Lakeshore Curling Club and the Masquers Inc. community theater group. He also played softball for many years, sang with the Two Rivers Men's Ecumenical Choir, and was a lector/song leader at the former Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. People will also remember John for his love of trivia, doing crossword puzzles, reading, and listening to the Two Rivers Community Band concerts. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) John was preceded in death by one brother: Norman Walecka; and one sister: Edna Walecka. A memorial service for John will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007, at the Klein & Stangel Funeral Home and Cremation Care Center, Two Rivers. Officiating at the service will be the Rev. William O'Brien. Cremation has taken place and interment of the remains will take place at a later date at Calvary Chapel Mausoleum in Manitowoc. The family will greet relatives and friends at the funeral home on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007, from 3 p.m. until the time of the service at 6 p.m. Herald Times Reporter, Feb. 14, 2007


ANNA WALL From Der Nord Westen, 03 June 1909: Death Sunday evening here of Mrs. Anna Wall, widow of Anton Wall who died 8 years ago, and the mother of clothing merchant John Wall here. Mrs. Wall was born in Bohemia 79 years ago and came to America in 1864, coming to Manitowoc in 1871 where she has lived ever since. She is survived by a son and 2 daughters. The funeral was held yesterday morning from the Catholic Church on the North Side.


ANTON WALL From Der Nord Westen, 23 May 1901: Death yesterday, after a long illness, of 72-yr. old Anton Wall. The deceased was born in Bohemia in 1829 and came to America in 1864 and has been a 20-yr. resident of our state working as a tailor. He is survived by his widow and 4 children. The funeral will take place Sat. morning from the Catholic Church. ******** Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Huncoosky, of Antigo, are in the city, called here by the death of Mrs. Huncoosky’s father, Anton Wall. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Friday, May 24, 1901, p. 1 ******** The funeral of the late Anton Wall will be held from St. Boniface Catholic church tomorrow morning at 9 o’clock. Interment will be held at the Catholic Cemetery. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Friday, May 24, 1901, p. 1 ******** Ant. Wall birth: 28 June 1828 Austria death: 22 May 1901 Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin residence: 1901 City spouse: Anna Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


CHARLES E. WALL, JR. (d. 2002) Charles E. Wall Jr., age 61, of 909 S. Eighth St., Manitowoc, died Monday, March 4, 2002, at his residence following a courageous battle with cancer. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2002, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Manitowoc. Officiating at the service will be the Rev. Dave Hoffman with burial of the cremated remains at Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. The family will greet relatives and friends at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Manitowoc, from 9 a.m. Saturday until the time of service at 1030 a.m. The Pfeffer Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Herald Times Reporter, March 8, 2002


 

JOHN WALL John Wall, 72, former Manitowoc merchant tailor, died Friday afternoon at St. Vincent's hospital, Green Bay, after a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Urbanek and Schlei funeral home and at 9 o'clock at St. Boniface church, the Rev. Alfred Pritzl officiating. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery. Mr. Wall was born in Pittsburgh in 1874 and when a boy accompanied his parents to this city, where he took up the tailoring trade. In 1913 he married Miss Mayme Kadlec of Spruce, Wis. For years Mr. Wall operated a shop on Buffalo street and in 1920 moved to Green Bay. Survivors are his wife; a son, Everett of Green Bay; a brother, Joseph of Milwaukee. The body may be viewed at the funeral home from Sunday afternoon until the hour of services. The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Monday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, July 20, 1946 P.2


MAYME WALL Mrs. Mayme A. Wall, 80, fomerly of 422 S. Adams St., Green Bay, died Thursday at a convalescent home there after a long illness. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Cathedral, Green Bay, the Rt. Rev. Msgr. John Gehl officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mrs. Wall, nee Mayme Kadlec, was born at Spruce, Wis. Her husband preceded her in death in 1946. Surviving are a son, Everett, of White Bear Lake, Minn., a brother, Frank Kadlec, of Newald, Wis., a sister, Mrs. Albert Evrard, of Green Bay and two grandchildren. Friends may call at Coad Funeral Home, Green Bay, where the Rosary will be recited at 8:30 o'clock this Friday evening. Manitowoc Herald Times, Friday, October 8, 1965 P.7


THOR WALLEN Thormund (Thor) Wallen, 56, of 1222 S. 15th St., Manitowoc, died unexpectedly at 4:15 p.m. Sunday at the family residence following a heart attack. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 10 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church. The Rev. Alfred Pritzl will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. He was born June 2, 1905, at Harsted, Norway, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Nikolai Wallen. He came to this country with his parents when he was two years old and made his home at Iola, Wis., moving to Manitowoc as a young man and making his home here. He married the former Catherine Trastek on Nov. 21, 1940, at Nazianz. He was employed as a crane operator by Manitowoc Engineering Corp. the past 22 years, and was very active in scouting. Mr. Wallen organized and was past advisor for Explorer Post 206, served as advisor for Explorer Post 209 and had eight Eagle Scouts in his unit. He was a Brotherhood Member of Scouting’s Order of the Arrow and of Machinists Local 506. He was an active outdoorsman, at one time taught flycasting classes for the municipal recreation department and was a gunsmith and fishing tackle repairman. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Catherine, at home; two sons, Richard (Skip) Wallen at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and Robert at home; three brothers, Bjarne of Petersburg, Alaska, Alf of Seattle, Wash., and Harold of Iola; two sisters, Mrs. Andrew Morris and Mrs. Henry Rose of Stanford, Conn. A brother Sigwald preceded him in death. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home where the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, February 5, 1962 P. 13


WILLIAM A. WALSH Manitowoc Man Is Electrocuted W. A. Walsh, 39, Victim MANITOWOC—William A. Walsh, 39, lineman with Manitowoc Public Utilities, was electrocuted shortly after 7 a.m. Sunday while working on a substation project at 1440 N. 24th St. There were no witnesses to the electrocution but it is believed that his body came in contact with one of three 13,000-volt primary lines to the substation on which he was working. Walsh was on the power pole, had disconnected one of the three-phase lines and was disconnecting a second line when the electrical short occurred. His body slumped after the flash and utility workmen with him at the job lowered him to the ground. Emergency Rescue Squad No. 2 of Manitowoc Fire Dept. was summoned at 7:18 a.m. and its crew gave heart massage and used a pneolator (sic) and oxygen for an hour and 15 minutes. Walsh was removed to Holy Family Hospital with the aid of Manitowoc Ambulance Service. Pre-Arranged Job Richard E. Cannard, general manager and chief engineer of the utilities, said that Walsh was working with a MPU crew on a pre-arranged job to make some changes on the sub-station for Imperial Eastman Corp.—Eastman Division. The work had been scheduled for Sunday so that a shut-down would not have to take place at the firm. Walsh, who resided at 826 S. 23rd St., was born Sept. 4, 1925, at Sheboygan, son of the late William J. Walsh and Magdalene Lorenz Walsh. He came to Manitowoc with his parents 23 years ago and was graduated from Lincoln High School in 1945. Walsh married Lois Meany Feb. 7, 1948, at St. Andrew Catholic Church and had been employed as a lineman first class by Manitowoc Public Utilities for 13 years. Enlisted in Army. He enlisted with the U.S. Army Dec. 20, 1943, serving as a private first class with 861st Field Artillery Battalion of the 63rd Infantry Division. He saw service in the Central European and Rhinelander campaigns. Walsh joined the U.S. Army Reserve Oct. 1, 1952, and had served continuously since in the 377th Ordinance Co. Sfc. Walsh was a repair control supervisor and would have been eligible for 20-year retirement June 11, 1965. He had been active for three years in the Cub Scout program of Waumegesako Council, Boy Scouts, serving from 1958 through 1960 as assistant cubmaster of Pack 108 sponsored by St. Paul Catholic Church and in 1961 he was the institutional representative for the sponsor. Walsh was a member of Holy Name Society of St. Paul Church. Rites Wednesday Surviving are his wife, two sons, three daughters (names omitted for privacy), and his mother, Mrs. Magdalene Walsh, (Turn to Page M-15, Col. 5) Electrocuted (Continued from Page 1) of Manitowoc and a sister, Mrs. Gordon Nevins, of Egg Harbor, Door County. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church. The Rev. Richard H. Heyman will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Tuesday where the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. by members of St. Paul Parish, the Holy Name Society and Daughters of Isabella. Manitowoc Herald Times, October 5, 1964 P. 1, 9


MAXINE WALSKE and SON Double funeral services for Mrs. Richard Walske, 30, Rt. 4 Manitowoc, who died Friday at Memorial Hospital of complications attendant upon childbirth, and for her stillborn son will be at 8:30am Monday at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc and at 9am at Holy Innocents Catholic Church, the Rev. E.A. Radey officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. She was born Maxine Besaw, Aug. 11, 1927 in Two Rivers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emmanuel Besaw, and attended St. Luke parochial school and Washington high School at Two Rivers. She was married to Richard Walske in Manitowoc, April 12, 1947. Survivors include her husband [others omitted for privacy]. Friends may call after 2pm Sunday at the funeral home, where the Rosary will be recited at 2:30 pm. Manitowoc Herald-Times, Saturday, June 21, 1958


REV. ALLAN WALT Funeral services for the Rev. Allan Walt, 47, pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Crandon, Wis., who died Friday evening at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church. The Most Rev. Bishop Aloysius J. Wycislo of the Green Bay Diocese and fellow priests will officiate. Another service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home followed by a concelebrated Mass at 11 a.m. at Holy Inocents Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Revs. E. A. Radey, Leo Schmitt and James DeWitt will participate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Survivors include a sister, a half-brother, four step-brothers, three step-sisters (names omitted for privacy), and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Friends may call at St. Joseph Church, Crandon, after 3 o’clock this Monday afternoon and Tuesday until the time of service. They may also call at Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home, Manitowoc, from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, where a wake service will beheld at 7 p.m. with Father DeWitt officiating. Memorials in Father Walt’s name may be made to St. Joseph Parish at Crandon for scholarships. Herald Times Reporter, March 18, 1974 P. 16


CHARLES WALT CHARLES WALT, SPANISH WAR VETERAN, DIES Death Follows Three-Year Illness, Military Funeral Planned For Monday Charles H. Walt, 60, a veteran of the Spanish-American war, and for 17 years a civil service employe in Manila, Philippine Islands, died early today at his home, 1040 North 21st street. Mr. Walt’s death followed an illness of three years. Military funeral services will be accorded the veteran who was a member of Camp Lawton post Spanish-American War Veterans. Services will be held Monday at 9 a.m. from the home and at 9:30 o’clock from the Holy Innocents church. Interment will be in Calvary cemetery. Born Here in 1876 Mr. Walt was born in this city in 1876. His parents moved to Colby three years later. He attended school there until he was 16 and moved to Florida on the advice of a physician. Regaining his health he decided on an army career. In 1896 he enlisted in Battery A, third regiment, U.S. artillery. The unit was ordered to the Philippine Islands. He saw service in the Philippines during the Spanish-American war and also served in the United States force that took part in the China Relief expedition in 1900. In six years of service in the regular army, Mr. Walt as promoted to the rank of sergeant. He was honorably discharged in 1902 and remained in Manila to take a position in the government civil service. He served in the bureau of mines and postal service for 17 years. Returns to Manitowoc. In 1924 Mr. Walt returned to Manitowoc and married Miss Agnes Steder in 1925. He was employed for a number of years as a cost clerk in the offices of the Hamilton Manufacturing company, Two Rivers. Survivors are the widow; a daughter, Mary Ann; two sons, Allan and Ellis; a brother, Albert J. of Chipley, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Rose Squires of Bonifay, Fla. Mr. Walt was a member of the Holy Name society of the Holy Innocents congregation. The body will be removed to the home Saturday afternoon from the Wattawa, Urbanek and Schlei funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times, May 1, 1936 P. 2


ADELINE WALTER Adeline Walter, age 88 of 1838 Clermont St., Manitowoc, died at her home on Monday evening, July 19, 2010, with her loving family by her side. She was born on Aug. 13, 1921, in Campbellsport, daughter of the late William and Jennie (Wera) Theisen. Adeline received her two-year teaching degree from County Normal College in Manitowoc. She received her BA in Education from UW Stevens Point. Adeline started her teaching career at Red Arrow School in Cleveland, Wis. She was employed as an elementary teacher with the Manitowoc Public School district for 35½ years, retiring in 1984. The elementary schools that Adeline taught at in Manitowoc are old Madison School, Franklin School, McKinley School and new Madison School. She was the kindergarten grade level chairman and introduced the early enrollment program. Adeline co-authored two textbooks, "Let's Play Games in Mathematics Volume K" and "Back Up Books-Motor Skills Games and Activities-Kdn." She was a member of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society. On Aug. 11, 1948, Adeline married Joseph Walter at Holy Innocents Catholic Church in Manitowoc. He preceded her in death on June 1, 2009. Joseph and Adeline enjoyed traveling and spending time at their summer home in Door County. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband: Joseph Walter; her sister: Phyllis Rapponotti; and her granddaughter: Rebecca DeNardis. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday July 24, 2010, at St Francis of Assisi on Waldo, N. 14th St. and Waldo Blvd., Manitowoc. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Dan Viertel with burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Relatives and friends may call at St. Francis of Assisi on Waldo on Saturday morning, July 24, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at 10 a.m. The Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. The family wishes to thank the staff of Home Instead Senior Care, especially Sara, for all the compassionate care given to our mother. Also the family wishes to extend their appreciation to Hospice Advantage for their care given to Adeline. Herald Times Reporter, July 21, 2010


JOSEPH WALTER Joseph Walter, age 88, of 1838 Clermont St., Manitowoc, died Monday, June 1, 2009, at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center, Manitowoc. He was born Nov. 25, 1920, in Philadelphia, Pa., son of the late John and Catherine (Sloboda) Walter. Joseph was a Marine for 12 years. He joined the Marine Corps on Aug. 21, 1940, and served with the 5th Marines after boot camp and later with the 1st Marine Division, newly formed, in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and Puerto Rico. He was reassigned to Camp Lejeune, N.C., in 1941 until WWII started. In 1942 Joseph left for the South Pacific, and in the American Samoa he trained with the just organized 3rd Marines Raiders. His first combat duty was in Guadalcanal. Joseph also took part in the Russell Island Raid after which he went back to Guadalcanal. His next assignment was the first wave into Bougainville Island and after that hard fight, his raider unit was disbanded and made into the 4th Marine Regiment. The 4th went into Guam where Joseph received his first of two Purple Hearts and then came down with malaria. He spent the rest of the war in Hawaii and the United States until joining the 28th Marines 5th Division. He then participated in the first wave into Japan. Following the war, Joseph remained in the Marines as a recruiter serving in Manitowoc, where he met and married his wife, Adeline Theisen, on August 11, 1948. Joseph was transferred to Quantico, Va., and later the 1st Marine Division in Korea where he was awarded his second Purple Heart. He was discharged from the Marines in November of 1952. Joseph returned to Manitowoc and worked as a tool and die maker at Aluminum Specialty Co. until retiring in 1986. Joseph and Adeline enjoyed traveling and spending time at their summer home in Door County. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) He was also preceded in death by two brothers and six sisters. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday June 5, 2009, at St. Francis of Assisi on Waldo. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Gerald Foley. Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery, where grave side military rites will be accorded by the VFW Otto Oas Post 659. The family will greet relatives and friends at The Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 4, 2009. Visitation will continue Friday, June 5, 2009, at St Francis of Assisi on Waldo from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. Herald Times Reporter, June 3, 2009


MARY WALTERBACH Mrs. Mary Walterbach, widow of Philip Walterbach, died at 11 o'clock this morning at the Holy Family hospital after a short illness. A native of the town of Meeme, Mrs. Waltermach (sic) was the former Mary Egan. Her husband preceded her in death 35 years ago. The deceased leaves six daughters, Mrs. A.M. Mathers of Philadelphia, Pa.; Mrs. Lyman Smith of Indianapolis, Ind.; the Misses Mary and Louise Walterbach, Mrs. Vincent J. Green and Mrs. E.N. Hogansen, all of Chicago; one son, Philip Walterbach of this city; a brother, Steve Egan of Manitowoc and four sisters, Miss Katherine Egan of Phoenix, Ariz.; Mrs. J.F. Walsh of Collyer, Kan.; and Mrs. R.J. Tague of Boulder, Colo. Survivors also include 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Friends may call to pay their respects at the Pfeffer funeral parlors after 7 o'clock Saturday evening. At 7 o'clock Monday morning a funeral mass will be sung in St. Boniface Catholic church. Brief rites are scheduled for 8:30 at Pfeffer's, and burial will be in Calvary cemetery. Mrs. Walterbach was a member of the St. Anne-CMA society of St. Boniface and the Catholic Women's club. The former group will pray the rosary at the funeral home at 7 o'clock Sunday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Friday, January 11, 1946 P.2


MARY WALTERBACH (d. 1980) Miss Mary Walterbach, 88, of 712 West Diversey St., Chicago, a former Manitowoc resident, died Sunday, April 27, at St. Joseph Hospital, Chicago. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and 11 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Theodore J. Hendricks will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Miss Walterbach was born Oct. 18, 1891 in Manitowoc County, daughter of the late Philip and Mary Ann Egan Walterbach. Survivors include four sisters, Miss Louise Walterbach, Mrs. Emory Hogensen, Mrs. V.J. Green of Chicago, Mrs. Alice Smith of Indianapolis, Ind. A sister and a brother preceded her in death. Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home after 9 a.m. Thursday until the time of services. Herald Times Reporter, April 30, 1980 P.3


ALVIN L. WALTERS Alvin L. Walters, age 77, of Manitowoc, died Friday afternoon, Nov. 17, 2006, at home. Alvin was born Oct. 10, 1929, in Manitowoc, son of the late Wendelin and Louisa (Leikam) Walters. On June 20, 1959, he married the former Rosalie Blashka at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Manitowoc. (Survivors omitted for privacy) He was preceded in death by a son-in-law; Gary Hickmann; eight brothers: Felix, Victor, Elmer, Fidelis, Floyd, Lloyd, Alvin (his namesake), and Harry; five sisters: Clara Brull, Marcella Tadych, Josephine Wachowski, Irene Komoroski, and Ida Grotbak; and sister-in-law: Gertrude Schultz; and brother-in-law: John Blashka. He was also preceded in death by many dear nieces and nephews. The family will greet relatives and friends at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Grand Avenue and South 14th, Manitowoc, from 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, 2006, until the time of service at 11 a.m. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Nov. 25, 2006 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Grand Avenue and South 14th, Manitowoc. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Monsignor Jim Vanden Hogen, with inurnment of the cremated remains at Calvary Mausoleum. The Pfeffer Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Herald Times Reporter, Nov. 21, 2006


ROSALIE M. WALTERS Rosalie M. Walters, age 72, of 2703 S. 23rd St., Manitowoc, died on Friday afternoon, March 6, 2009, at the Manitowoc Health & Rehabilitation Center, Manitowoc. Rosalie was born April 2, 1936, in Newton, the daughter of the late Nick and Catherine (Sobiech) Blashka. On June 20, 1959, she married Alvin L. Walters at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Manitowoc. He preceded her in death Nov. 17, 2006. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) She was preceded in death by a son-in-law: Gary Hickmann; a sister: Gertrude (Charles) Schultz; her brother: John (Arlyle) Blashka; her brother-in-law: Edward Wasmer; three brothers, and a sister who died in infancy. She was also preceded by Alvin's family, his brothers: Felix, Victor, Elmer, Fidelis, Floyd, Lloyd, Alvin and Harry; his sisters: Clara Brull; Marcella Tadych; Josephine Wachowski; Irene Komoroski; Ida Grotbak; and Cyrilla Rosmarynowski; and by many dear nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday, March 14, 2009, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Grand Avenue and South 14th Street, Manitowoc. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Dan Schuster, with internment of the cremated remains at Calvary Mausoleum. The family will greet friends and relatives at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Grand Avenue and South 14th Street, Manitowoc, from 10 a.m. Saturday, March 14, 2009, until the time of service at noon. The Pfeffer Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. The family would like to extend a special thank you to all who cared for, prayed for, and visited our mother in her final days. Your thoughtfulness gave comfort. Herald Times Reporter, March 12, 2009


JOHN A. WANGBERG John A. Wangberg, age 81, a resident of St. Mary's Home, Manitowoc, died on Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at St. Mary's. He was born on Jan. 2, 1929, in Green Bay, son of the late Arthur and Erma (Herzog) Wangberg. John was a Veteran of the United States Navy serving during World War II. On July 1, 1950, he married the former Ellen Thiry. John was a driver for a delivery service for many years until his retirement. He was a member of the Rockea Hunting Club for many years and was an avid hunter and fisherman and also loved to camp with his wife. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) He was also preceded in death by a daughter: Patricia Hansen and a brother-in-law: John Thiry, Jr. A Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 19, 2010, at The Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc. Officiating at the Memorial Service will be Deacon Alan Boeldt. John has been cremated at All-Care Cremation Center, Manitowoc, and will be laid to rest at Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc, following Military Rites accorded by VFW Otto Oas Post No. 659. The family will greet relatives and friends at The Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, from 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 19, 2010, until 10:45 a.m. The family wishes to express their gratitude to the nurses and staff of St. Marys Home and Holy Family Memorial Medical Center Hospice for the excellent care and compassion they extended to John and his family. Herald Times Reporter, May 14, 2010


FRANK B. WANIGER Frank B. Waniger, 77, of 1114 N. 11th St., Manitowoc, died Wednesday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 11:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Joseph Mattern will officiate with burial in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Waniger was born Mar. 21, 1899, at Silver Lake, son of the late Joseph and Theresa Brunner Waniger. He married Tecla M. Koenig Sept. 12, 1923, at St. Gregory Catholic Church, St. Nazianz. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Waniger owned and operated a tavern in Manitowoc County for many years. Survivors include his wife, a daughter, Mrs. John F. (Patricia) Pezera, of Lailua Kona, Hawaii; four brothers, Leo, of Manitowoc, Edward, of Howards Grove, Arthur, of St. Nazianz and Adrian, of Fenwood; three sisters, Mrs. Agnes Kaufman and Mrs. Isidor Simon, of Manitowoc and Mrs. William Wolf, of Des Plaines, Ill.; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Four brothers, Martin, William, Joseph and Bernard preceded him in death. Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday where a prayer service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Herald Times Reporter, Manitowoc, February 3, 1977 P. 20


JOSEPH WANIGER Joseph Waniger, Sr., 72, retired farmer, died Saturday at the home farm, Manitowoc route 4, now operated by his son, William. Death followed a heart attack. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 8:30 from the Pfeffer funeral parlors and at nine o'clock from the St. Joseph's church, Silver Lake, the Rev. Specht officiating. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery. Mr. Waniger was born in Germany on June 6, 1865. He came to America and to Manitowoc county with his parents when he was two years of age. On November 24, 1891, he was married to Theresa Brunner, who survives. Survivors besides the widow include three daughters, Mrs. Agnes Kaufmann and Mrs. Isadore Simon, both of Manitowoc, and Mrs. William Wolf, Des Plaines, Ill., nine sons, Willliam, at home, and Joseph Jr., Frank, Martin, Leo, Edward, Arthur, Bernard and Adrian, all of Manitowoc; one sister, Mrs. Catherine Vogel, Manitowoc; and 24 grandchildren. The body will lie at the Pfeffer funeral home until the time of the services tomorrow. Unknown Paper Unknown Date (Photo with obituary) ********* The following is about one of his daughters: MANITOWOC GIRL MISSING 2 DAYS, FOUND Chicago Police Find Local Girl and Girl Cousin At a Hotel Reported missing since Wednesday at Chicago where she had made her home for some time, Eleanor Waniger, 18 year old Manitowoc girl, was today detained at the Detention Home there after she had been found in company with another girl, a cousin, Marie Donovan, at a Chicago hotel. Press dispatches carried the news after it is said Chicago relatives had made reports to the police there and asked that the search be made for the girl. The Waniger girl is a daughter of Joseph Waniger, Route 4, this city and Mr. Waniger will go to Chicago to return with his daughter who has been visiting with a sister there and who was expected to return in a week when she left but advised relatives that she wanted to remain in the city and secure work. According to Chicago papers the Donovan girl was a student at the Senn High School at Chicago and both resided at 5850 Broadway. The two girls left home together Wednesday morning when they failed to return yesterday, report was made to the police who instituted the search. Joseph Waniger, Jr., So. Seventeenth street is a brother of Miss Waniger. No explanation as to why the two girls left the Donovan home is known. Manitowoc Herald News, Friday, May 25, 1928 Page 2


THECLA M. WANIGER Mrs. Frank (Thecla) Waniger, 77, formerly of Manitowoc and St. Nazianz, died Saturday, September 6, at Kailua Kona Hospital, Hawaii. Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Gregory Catholic Church, St. Nazianz, and private burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mrs. Waniger, nee Thecla Koenig, was born Dec. 25, 1902, in St. Nazianz, daughter of the late Phillip and Helena Koenig. She was married to Frank Waniger Sept. 12, 1923, at St. Nazianz. He preceded her in death Feb. 2, 1977. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Jack (Patricia) Mezera of Hawaii; a sister, Mrs. Frank Heimeri of St. Nazianz; two grandsons, two granddaughters (private), and seven grandchildren (sic). There will be no visitation. Herald Times Reporter, September 8, 1980 P.3


WILLIAM J. WANIGER William J. Waniger, 70, of 216 Clark St., Manitowoc, died unexpectedly of a coronary attack at home at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Funeral services will be at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 9 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Richard Heyman will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Mr. Waniger was born Feb. 5, 1894, in the Town of Manitowoc Rapids, son of the late Joseph and Theresa Brunner Waniger. He resided on the home farm until coming to Manitowoc where Sept. 16, 1919, he married Ella Eisner at St. Boniface Catholic Church. The couple resided five years at Sturgeon Bay, returning to Manitowoc in 1945. He attended St. Joseph School, Alverno. Before his retirement five years ago he had been employed as a crane operator by Manitowoc Shipbuilding Inc., and Manitowoc Portland Cement Co. A veteran of World War I, he served as a private with Army Headquarters Company and had a year’s service in France. Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Melvin Cerull of Milwaukee and Mrs. Robert Hall of Manitowoc; three sisters, Mrs. Agnes Kaufmann and Mrs. Sal Simon of Manitowoc and Mrs. Mary Wolf of Chicago; six brothers, Frank of California, Edward and Leo of Manitowoc, Arthur of St. Nazianz, Adrian of Colby, Wis., and Bernard of Collins; and seven grandchildren. Two brothers, Martin and Joseph, preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Monday where the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, July 11, 1964 P. 14


JOSEPH WANISH Funeral services for Joseph Wanish, 84, who died Friday at the home of his son, Wencil, in Racine, will be held at 8:30 a.m. Monday at the Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 9 o’clock at the St. Boniface Church. The Rev. Alfred Pritzl will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Wanish was born in Cooperstown in 1867 and 50 years ago married Mrs. Rose Charvat. He operated a store and tavern at Larrabee, and 25 years ago the couple came to Manitowoc, where Mr. Wanish followed the painting trade. Mr. Wanish died 10 years ago after which the husband moved to Racine. Survivors are a son, Wencel and a grandson, both of Racine. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday where the rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Sunday. Manitowoc Herald Times, May 10, 1952 P. 2


NANCY WASKOW Mrs. Kenneth (Nancy) Waskow, 47, of 9606 County Trunk N. Newton, diedTuesday morning, Feb. 24, at the residence. Funeral services will be 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and 10 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. James J. Stamborski will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc.  Mrs. Waskow was born Nov. 27, 1933, at Manitowoc, Wis., daughter of the late Howard Kempka and Ethel Ashenbrenner Kempka. She was married to Kenneth Waskow Oct. 10, 1953, at St. Andrew Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Steven and Sandy Waskow and Frank and Roberta Waskow of Manitowoc, and David at home; six daughters and a son-in-law.  Pamela and Joan of Manitowoc, Christine and Sgt. Michael Bell of Fort Knox, and Julie, Catherine and Ann at home; her mother, Mrs. Ethel Kempka; two sisters, and brothers-in-law, Mary Lou and Lawrence Burkart of Manitowoc, and Janet and David Wilson of Ohio, and two grandchildren. Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home from 4 o’clock to 9 o’clock this Wednesday afternoon where a prayer service will be at 8 o’clock.  Herald Times Reporter 



BERTHA A. WATTAWA Mrs. Thomas Wattawa, 72, of 1117 S. 17th St., Manitowoc, died Monday at home. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. John Hephner will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mrs. Wattawa, nee Bertha Isselmann, was born Dec. 4, 1899, at Manitowoc, daughter of the late Frank and Bertha Lenz Isselmann. She resided in Manitowoc all her life where she was married to Thomas J. Wattawa June 21, 1922, at St. Boniface Church. Her husband preceded her in death May 22, 1962. Mrs. Wattawa was a member of the St. Ann Christian Mothers Altar Society of the church. Survivors include two daughters (Survivors omitted for privacy.); two brothers, George, of Glenn Rock, N.J., and Edward, of Landsdowne, Penn., two sisters, Mrs. Richard Bodwin and Mrs. Norbert Lettenberger of Manitowoc and four grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday where a Memorial service will be held at 6:45 p.m. by the Daughters of Isabella and St. Ann Christian Mothers Altar Society. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. March 28, 1972


CLARA WATTAWA FUNERAL OF MRS. WATTAWA HELD MONDAY Mrs. Frank Wattawa, who died at Milwaukee at 2:30 yesterday afternoon at Trinity Hospital, and whose body will be brought here Sunday morning over the Chicago and North Western was born in this city March 10, 1887, and was thirty-seven years of age. She was a daughter of Louis Rank, Sr. And was married here to Frank Wattawa fifteen years ago. The family made its home here up until nine years ago when the moved to Milwaukee where they have since resided and where Mr. Rank had made his home with the family. She is survived by her husband, one son, Ellsworth, her father, three brothers, Louis Rank, Jr. of this city, John and Joseph Rank of Milwaukee and by two sisters, Mrs. Anna Naus of Waukesha and Mrs. Kate Mangin of Milwaukee. The funeral will be held from the Urbanek & Wattawa chapel to which the body will be taken, Monday morning services at St. Boniface Catholic church at 9 o’clock and burial will be at Calvary. The Rev. Kersten will officiate at the services. Manitowoc Herald-Times, Sat., Oct 18, 1924 ******** Clara A. Rank Born: 10 March 1887 in Manitowoc, Manitowoc Co., WI Died: 17 Oct 1924 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI. Clara Wattawa, nee Rank. Daughter of Alois a/k/a Louis Rank, Sr. and Catherine “Katie” (Svacina) Rank. ******** (Sent in by researcher/see contributors page)


ROSEMARY WATTAWA Rosemary M. "Rosy" Wattawa, age 84, of 130 Byrd Ave., Neenah, died early on Tuesday morning, Sept. 4, 2007, at Villa St. Clare, Neenah. Rosemary was born on May 19, 1923, in Lima, Ohio, daughter of the late Thomas and Bertha (Isselmann) Wattawa. She was a graduate of Lincoln High School, Manitowoc, with the class of 1941. She then attended the University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc for two years. Rosemary was employed with Manitowoc Engineering Company for many years. She was a member of the Daughters of Isabella, Catholic Women's Club, Natures Own Garden Club and a former member of the Business Professional Women. Rosemary was also a Girl Scout leader for 10 years, and volunteered at Holy Family Hospital for many years. She loved to golf, garden, make crafts and play cards. "Aunt Rosy" showered her nieces, nephews and family with much love, affection and unselfish attention. She overcame many obstacles in her life and was a 15-year breast cancer survivor. Her strong faith and prayers were an inspiration and healing force to her family throughout her life. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) Rosemary was also preceded in death by one sister: Catherine Einberger. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007, at St. Francis of Assisi on Waldo. Burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi on Waldo until the time of the service at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holy Family Memorial Behavioral Health. Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Herald Times Reporter, Sept. 6, 2007


THOMAS J. WATTAWA Thomas Wattawa, 63, of 1117 S. 17th St., Manitowoc, died early Tueday morning at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, where he had been a patient several days. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 10 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Manitowoc, with the Rev. Alfred Pritzl officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. He was born June 21, 1898, at Manitowoc, son of the late Thomas and Mary Konop Wattawa. He married Bertha Isselmann June 21, 1922, at Manitowoc. He was employed at Mirro Aluminum Co., and later as a clerk at Manitowoc Shipbuilding Inc. He was a member of the Holy Name society of St. Boniface Church and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Among survivors are his wife, two daughters, Miss Rosemary Wattawa and Mrs. Clarence E. Einberger, Jr., of Manitowoc; four sisters, Miss Kathryn Wattawa, Mrs. Karl Schmitz and Mrs. Anton Goetz, of Manitowoc and Mrs. Walter Kiel, of Two Rivers and two grandchildren. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home where the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. by the parish and Daughters of Isabella. Manitowoc Herald Times, May 22, 1962 P. 11