ST. MARY'S CEMETERY OBITUARIES

Cato Township, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin

DARLENE AHL Darlene Ann Ahl, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Ahl, of Rt. 1, Cato, was born and died Tuesday morning at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services were at 4 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mary Catholic Church Cemetery, Clarks Mills, the Rev. Henry J. Arens officiating. Burial followed there. Farley Funeral Home, Valders, was in charge of arrangements. Surviving are her parents, a brother and two sisters (private). Maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ida Tuschel, of Manitowoc; and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ahl, of Manitowoc. Manitowoc Herald Times Tuesday, January 14, 1964 pg. M-9

LOUISE BARNATT-ANDERSON Louise Barnatt-Anderson, age 56, of Reedsville entered into God's loving care on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2007, at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center, Manitowoc, surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on Jan. 29, 1951, in Fort Belvoir, Va., daughter of Ruth Gertrude (Miller) Barnatt and the late Lt. Col. William James Barnatt. Louise attended high school and was a graduate of David Hale Fanning Culinary Arts Academy. She went on to continue her education at Murray State University in Kentucky, where she received a bachelors degree in park and recreation and a minor in child psychology. Upon graduation, she continued the Barnatt family ministry as a lay missionary of the Enthronement Covenant program. On May 26, 1984, she married Paul D. Armstrong Anderson of Duluth Minn., in Black Stone, Mass. She then retired from ministry and dedicated her life to home schooling her three children and caring for her family. She was proud of all her children and their choices, especially proud when her two sons chose to join the U.S. Army. Sgt. Ian Christian Anderson is stationed with the 4/25 Airborne Brigade Combat Team at Fort Richardson, Alaska, and Spc. Alexander Armstrong Edwin Anderson is with the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. Both sons presently are serving their country in Iraq. She was a devoted wife for 23 years to Paul; loving mother to her two sons and one daughter-in-law: Ian Anderson; Alexander and Katie Anderson; and her one daughter: Maria Louise Anderson. She is further survived by one grandson: Pierce William Anderson of Alaska; three brothers and sisters-in-law: William and Judith Barnatt, Thomas and Mary Ellen Barnatt, and Steven and Joan Barnatt; three sisters: Suki Tylor; Christine Burdette, and Marian Majewski, all of Massachusetts. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. The family will greet relatives and friends from 11 a.m. until the time of Mass at noon, on Monday, Sept. 17, 2007, at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Whitelaw. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. James Jugenheimer, with burial to follow at St. Mary's Catholic Church Cemetery, Clarks Mills. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Paul D. Anderson or Maria Anderson, P.O. Box 283, Appleton, WI 54912, in Louise's loving memory. The Christianson & Deja Funeral Home, Valders, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Herald Times Reporter, Sept. 14, 2007


ANNA ANHALT From Der Nord Westen, 01 June 1893: Death of the 14 mo. old daughter of Anton Anholt of Town Cato, last Fri. and burial last Sun. in the Catholic Cemetery at Clark’s Mills.


ANTON ANHALT (d. 1912) Notes From Cato: Saturday afternoon, April 6, the Angel of Death entered the home of Anton Anhalt, Sr., and took away the husband and father. Although suffering at times for years past, Mr. Anhalt was seriously ill but a few days. Conscious up to the last minute, death claimed him while he was taking a drink of water. The cause being cirrhosis of the liver. He is survived by his wife, formerly Miss Mary Pischel, and six children: Mrs. Ambros Pfluger of Brillion, Anton, Jr., of Grimms, Mrs. Otto Halverson of Jerpen, Mrs. Mat Benzschanfl of Clarks Mills, William of Grimms and Joseph who is still at home; one brother, one half-brother and three sisters. Mr. Anhalt was born in the town of Rhine, Sheboygan Co., Oct. 3, 1851. When four years old his people moved to Manitowoc Co. in the vicinity of St. Nazianz. In 1872 he was married and settled on the farm that has since been his home. Coming here when the land was principally forest, by hard conscientious work and by attending strictly to his own business, Mr. Anhalt had at the time of his death a comfortable home and the respect of all who knew him. A true friend and neighbor and ever a Christian, he was a good church member and was one of the charter members of the local order of Catholic Knights. Loved and respected through life he was attended to his final earthly resting place at Clarks Mills, Tuesday April 9, by the local Knights and many from other orders, besides a very large gathering of friends and neighbors. "No backward Path; ah! No returning; No second crossing that ripple's flow; Still as I walk by the vast calm river, The awful river so dread to see, I say, "Thy breadth and thy depth forever Are bridged by his thought that cross to me." Manitowoc Pilot Thursday, April 11, 1912 pg. 8 ******** First publication April 14, 1912. State Of Wisconsin--County Court For Manitowoc County. In the matter of the estate of Anton Anhalt, deceased. In probate. An instrument in writing, purporting to be the last will and testament of Anton Anhalt, of Cato, in said county, having been delivered into said court: And Maria Anhalt, of Cato, In said county, having presented to said court her petition in writing, duly verified, representing, among other things, that said Anton Anhalt died testate, at Cato, in said county, on the 6th day of April 1912; that said Instrument is the last will of said deceased and that said petitioner is named therein as executrix, and praying that said Instrument be proven and admitted to Probate and that letters testamentary be thereon issued to said petitioner. It is ordered, that said petition and the matters therein be heard, and proofs of said last will and testament be taken, at a special term of said County Court, to be held at the Probate Office in the city of Manitowoc, on Tuesday, the 14th day of May 1912, at 10 o'clock A.M. And it is further ordered: That notice of the time and place of said hearing be given by publication hereof, for three successive weeks, once each week, previous to the time of said hearing, in the Manitowoc Post, a newspaper published in said Manitowoc County. Dated April 16th, 1912. By the Court, John Chloupek, County Judge. Emil Baensch, Attorney. Manitowoc Post Friday, April 19, 1912 pg. 15



ANTON ANHALT (d. 1957) Anton Anhalt, 80, of Rt. 1, Cato, died Monday morning at Manitowoc County Hospital, where he had been a patient since Friday. The Clarks Mills resident had been in failing health. Funeral services will be at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Berge Funeral Home, Valders, and at 9 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. The Rev. Michael Fetko will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Anhalt, son of the late Anton and Mary Pieschel Anhalt, was born in the Town of Cato, Dec. 25, 1876. He married Mary Roth May 17, 1902. She died in 1949. He was a member of the Holy Name Society of the church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Stanley Dembski of Manitowoc; three sons, George of Clarks Mills, Joseph of Two Rivers and Michael of Manitowoc; two brothers, William of Valders and Joseph of Clarks Mills; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. 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 Monday, October 7, 1957 pg. M-15


BERNARD ANHALT PFC Anhalt Dies Of War Wounds PFC Bernard M. Anhalt, 28, wounded twice in recent months while fighting with the armored forces in France and Germany, died Oct. 22 of serious wounds received three days earlier, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Anhalt, Valders, were notified Monday. On August 16 he was wounded in France, but his injuries were slight, and he soon returned to the battlefield. He was awarded the purple heart which was sent to his parents. On Nov. 4 the Anhalts learned that their son had been wounded on Oct. 19, this time seriously. PFC Anhalt entered the army June 11, 1941, and from Camp Grant, Ill., was sent to Camp Polk La., where he remained for some time. In August, 1942, he was sent to Camp Rice, Calif., and four months later transferred to Camp Pickett, Va. Indiantown, Gap, Pa., was his last camp assignment before leaving for England in August 1943. He remained in England until the time of the invasion of France. A brother of the deceased, J.A. Anhalt, is also serving with the armored forces somewhere in the Pacific. A requiem high mass and memorial will be offered for PFC, Anhalt at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20 at St. Mary's church, Clarks Mills. Manitowoc Herald Times Wednesday, November 15, 1944


ELSIE ANHALT Mrs. William Anhalt, 78, of Calumet Drive, Valders, died Wednesday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, after a lingering illness. Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Friday at Christianson Funeral Home, Valders, and at 9:30 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. The Rev. Leander Nickel will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Anhalt, nee Elise Mahloch, was born June 7, 1890, at Sheboygan, daughter of the late John and Mary Robert Mahloch. She was married to William Anhalt Jan. 30, 1912, at Clarks Mills. They took residence at Valders. She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary, Valders and Gold Star Mothers. She is survived by her husband; four sons, Henry, J.A. Owen and William Jr., of Manitowoc; five daughters, Mrs. August (Alyce) Welber, of Chilton, Mrs. Alvin (Gertrude) Adelman, of Manitowoc, Mrs. John (Leona) Lettenberger, of Brookfield, Mrs. Ralph (Betty) Binversie, of Valders, and Mrs. Richard A. (Helen) Schmidt, of Appleton; three brothers, John of Sheboygan, Edmund, of Collins, and Walter, of Manitowoc; a sister, Mrs. Edgar Fluhr, of Kiel; 38 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. A son, Bernard, was killed in World War II, and two sisters preceded her in death. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Thursday where the Rosary will be recited at 8:30 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times Wednesday, June 26, 1968 pg. 12-T


GEORGE ANHALT George Anhalt, 72, formerly of Clarks Mills, passed away Friday afternoon in Shady Lane Nursing Home, Manitowoc. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Christianson-Deja Funeral Home, Valders, and at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mary’s Catholic church, Clarks Mills. The Rev. John Conrad will officiate. Burial in the church cemetery. He was born Dec. 11, 1906, at Grimms, son of the late Anton and Mary Rath Anhalt. He attended St. Mary’s School in Clarks Mills. He retired from the National Tinsel Co. in Manitowoc. Survivors include two brothers, Joseph of route 2, Two Rivers and Michael of Manitowoc, one sister, Mrs. Stanley (Anna) Dembski of Manitowoc, nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Christianson-Deja Funeral Home 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday where a parish prayer service will be held at 8 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times – Saturday, April 28, 1979 – page 3


JOSEPH ANHALT (d. 1981) Joseph E. Anhalt, 86, a former Clark Mills resident who had resided at Shady Lane Home, Manitowoc, until October of 1980, died late Thursday afternoon, Jan. 22, at Manitowoc County Health Care Center, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be 9:30 a.m. Monday at Reedsville Funeral Home, Reedsville, and 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. The Rev. John Conrad and the Rev. Leander Nickel will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Anhalt was born Sept. 23, 1894, at Clarks Mills, son of the late Anton and Mary Pishcl Anhalt. He farmed in the Clarks Mills area retiring in May of 1968. He married Mathilda Pritzl June 17, 1919, at Kasson, Wis. He was a member of Holy Name Society and Catholic Knights of St. Mary Church. Survivors include four sons and daughters-in-law, Gordon and Betty Anhalt of St. Nazianz, Claude and Marie Anhalt of Reedsville, Wilfrid and Ruth Anhalt of Gales Ferry, Conn., and David and Shirley Anhalt of rural Manitowoc; seven daughters and sons-in-law, Charlotte and Wesley Rovang of Aberdeen, S.D., Jean and Carl Klein of rural Cato, Mary Ann and Gordon Wotruba, Joan and Merril Buck, and Phyllis and Bob Uhrich of Manitowoc, Rose and Pat Scanlan of Oshkosh, and Colleen and Roger Brunner of Manitowoc; 45 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife July 22, 1969, three sisters, two brothers and a grandchild. Friends may call at Reedsville Funeral Home after 4 p.m. Sunday where a parish vigil service will be conducted by Rev. Conrad at 7 p.m. followed by a St. Mary Holy Name Society service at 7:30 p.m.  Herald Times Reporter Jan. 23 1981 p.3 ******** (b. 24 Sept. 1894/d. Jan. 1981/SSDI)



MARY ANHALT CLARKS MILLS WOMAN PASSES AWAY HERE Mrs. Mary Anhalt of Clarks Mills died at the Holy Family hospital where she had been a patient shortly before noon today, the demise being due to heart trouble. She was seventy-one years old and is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Otto Halverson of this city and a son. The funeral arrangements had not been completed but the body will be taken back to the home at Clarks Mills for burial. Manitowoc Herald News Wednesday, September 17, 1924 pg. 2


MARY ANHALT (d. 1949) Mrs. Anton Anhalt, 68 of Clarks Mills, died this morning following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday at the St. Mary Catholic church, Clarks Mills. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. She was born Mary Raft in Woodville, Calumet county, in 1881 and in 1904 was married to Mr. Anhalt. They located on a small farm near Clarks Mills. Mrs. Anhalt was a member of the Christian Mothers of St. Mary congregation. Survivors are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Stanley Dembski of this city; three sons, Michael of this city, George of Cato, and Joseph of route 2, Two Rivers; brother, Nicholas of Helbert; sister, Miss Anna Raft of Hilbert. Friends may call at the Berge funeral home in Valders after 7 p.m. Tuesday, where the rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, November 28, 1949 P.4


MATILDA ANHALT Mrs. Joseph E. Anhalt, 71, of Clarks Mills, died Tuesday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc.  Funeral services will be at the Reedsville funeral Home and at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills.  The Rev. Leander Nickel will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery.  Mrs. Anhalt, nee Mathilda Pritzl, was born May 28, 1898, at Brillion; daughter of the late Anton and Mary Zipperer Pritzl.  She married Joseph Anhalt June 17, 1919 at Kasson Catholic church, Kasson.  They farmed in Cato and retired in 1968.  She was a member of Christian Mothers of St. Mary Catholic Church and Catholic Knights of Wisconsin.  Survivors include her husband; four sons, Gordon of St. Nazianz, Claude of Reedsville, Wilfred of Gales Ferry, Conn., David of Rt. 4, Manitowoc; seven daughters, Mrs. Wesley (Charlotte) Rovang of Aberdine, S.D., Mrs. Carl (Jeanette) Klein of Rt. 1, Cato, Mrs. Gordon (Mary Ann) Wotruba of Manitowoc, Mrs. Merrill (Joan) Buck of Manitowoc, Mrs. Paul (Phyllis) Schamburek of Manitowoc, Mrs. Patrick (Rose) Scanlon of Oshkosh and Mrs. Rodger (Colleen) Brunner of Manitowoc; a brother, William of Brillion; a sister, Mrs. Emil Hoffmann of Appleton; 46 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  Two sons and a daughter died in infancy. Manitowoc Herald Times July 22, 1969


WILLIAM ANHALT William Anhalt, 85, former resident of Valders, died Tuesday morning at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Christianson Funeral Home, Valders, and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. The Rev. Leander Nickel will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Anhalt was born July 23, 1884, in Town of Cato, Manitowoc County, son of the late Anton and Marie Picschel Anhalt. He married Elsie Mahloch Jan. 30, 1912, at Clarks Mills. She preceded him in death June 26, 1968. He was a member of the Holy Name Society at St. Mary Church. Survivors include four sons, Henry, J.A. Anhalt, Owen and William, of Manitowoc; five daughters, Mrs. August (Alyce) Walber of Chilton, Mrs. Alvin (Gertrude) Adelman of Manitowoc, Mrs. John (Leona) Letenberger of Brookfield, Mrs. Ralph (Betty) Binversie of Valders and Mrs. Richard (Helen) Schmidt of Appleton; a brother, Joe, of Rt. 1, Cato; 39 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. A son, Bernard, killed in World War II, a brother and four sisters preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Wednesday where a Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. March 3, 1970 ******* (b. 23 Jul 1884/d. Mar 1970/SSDI)


LILA L. BARNES Mrs. Robert (Lila) Barnes, 58, of Valders, died Saturday afternoon, Aug. 27, at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Christianson-Deja Funeral Home, Valders, and 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. John Conrad and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Barnes was born Aug. 29, 1924 at Valders, daughter of the late Fred and Laura Glasow Vetter. She graduated from Valders High School. She married Robert Barnes Sept. 6, 1952 at Osman, Wis. Survivors include her husband, Robert; a son, James Barnes of Valders, a daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Gary Dworak of Valders; a brother, Gary Vetter of Apple Valley, Calif.; two sisters-in-law, Evelyn Vetter of rural Reedsville and Grace Vetter of Manitowoc; and a grandson, Kenny. She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers. Friends may call at Christianson-Deja Funeral Home 6 o'clock to 9 o'clock this Monday evening where a parish prayer service will be at 8 o'clock. Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter, Monday, August 29, 1983 page 3


ROBERT T. BARNES Robert T. Barnes, 67, of 213 Liberty Street, Valders, died Wednesday afternoon, May 23,at his residence. Funeral services will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Christianson-Deja Funeral Home, Valders and 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. The Rev. John Conrad will officiate with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Mr. Barnes was born January 18, 1917 at St. Paul, Minnesota, son of the late John and Harriett Finch Barnes. Mr. Barnes attended St. Isadore School in Osman and Manitowoc Lincoln High School. Mr. Barnes was employed by Mike Wallander Inc., retiring in 1981. He married the former Lila Vetter on September 6, 1952 at Osman. Mr. Barnes was a member of Valders American Legion Post. Survivors include a son, James of Valders; a daughter and son-in-law, Judith and Gary Dworak of Valders; a brother, Gerald Barnes of Newton; a sister, Mrs. Charles (Lenora) McCulley of Reedsville; two grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survived. He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents and a brother. Friends may call at Christianson-Deja Funeral Home, Valders from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday evening. A parish prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times Thursday, May 24, 1984 pg. 3


DOROTHY S. BENZSCHAWEL Dorothy S. Benzschawel, age 85, of Rivers Bend Health & Rehabilitation Center, formerly of Reedsville, died on Wednesday, April 28, 1999, at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 3, 19999, at St. Mary Catholic church, Reedsville. The Rev. Tom Long will officiate with burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Clarks Mills. She was born March 15, 1914, in Manitowoc, daughter of the late John and Mary Schuler Stiefvater. On June 11, 1935, she married Joseph O. Benzschawel at Manitowoc. Dorothy was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Reedsville. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Donna Benzschawel, New Holstein; three grandsons, Jeffrey, Madison, Gary and Dale, both of New Holstein; one great-granddaughter, Courtney Marie, New Holstein; four sisters and one brother-in-law, Esther Kimmes, Francis Creek, Marie Wier, Manitowoc, Hallie Strodthoff, Two Rivers and Kate (Edward) Oswald, Manitowoc. She was preceded in death by her husband on March 14, 1973. Friends may call at the church on Monday from 9 a.m. until the time of service. The Weiting Funeral Home, Reedsville, is assisting the family with arrangements. Manitowoc Herald Times – Friday, April 30, 1999 – page A2



JOHN BENZSCHAWEL John Benzschawel Wisconsin, Births and Christenings Name John Benzschawel Gender Male Birth Date 07 Oct 1903 Birthplace Cato, Manitowoc Co. Race White Father's Name Matthew Benzschawel Father's Birthplace Germany Mother's Name Rose Anhalt Mother's Birthplace Wisconsin "Wisconsin, Births and Christenings, 1826-1926," database, FamilySearch


JOSEPH O. BENZSCHAWEL Joseph O. Benzschawel, 61, of Reedsville, died Sunday morning at home of an apparent coronary. Funeral services will be at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at Reedsville Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Reedsville. A nephew, the Rev. John Neuser, will officiate and Burial will be in St. Mary Catholic Church Cemetery, Clarks Mills. Mr. Benzschawel was born March 25, 1911, at Clarks Mills, son of the late Mathias and Rose Anhalt Benzschawel. He married Dorothy Stiefvater June 11, 1935, at Manitowoc. He had been employed at Ariens Co., Brillion. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and the Holy Name Society of the church. Survivors include his wife, a son, Robert, of New Holstein; a brother, Bernard, of Sheboygan; a sister Mrs. Agnes Neuser, of Manitowoc; and three grandchildren. Three brothers preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 9 o’clock this Monday evening, where the Holy Name Rosary will be at 7 o'clock and wake service at 8 o'clock. Manitowoc Herald Times Monday, March 12, 1973 pg. 3


MATHIAS BENZSCHAWEL Matt Benzschawel, 81, of Manitowoc, retired farmer, died Monday at the Holy Family Hospital, following a short illness. Funeral services will be heldat8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 9 o’clock at St. Boniface Catholic Church. The Rev. Alfred Pritzl will officiate and burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery at Clarks Mills. He was born in Germany in 1871 and came to this country with his parents. They located at St. Johns, Wis. In 1901 Mr. Benzcschawel married Miss Rose Anhalt and they located near Clarks Mills on a farm. He retired in 1942 and moved to Manitowoc. His wife died in 1945. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Adolph Neuser of Manitowoc, four sons, Matt Jr., of Manitowoc , Joseph of Reedsville, Bernard of Brillion and Raymond of Menominee, Mich.; brother, Michael of Reedsville; and 21 grandchildren. He was a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Boniface congregation. Friends may call at the funeral home, where the rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Manitowoc Herald Times Tuesday, September 2, 1952 pg. 2


ROSE BENZSCHAWEL Funeral services will be held Friday morning for Mrs. Matt Benzaschawel Sr., of 707 S. 19th street, who died Tuesday afternoon at the Holy Family hospital after a short illness. At 8:45 brief rites will beheld at the Pfeffer funeral home where the body is now lying in state and at 9:30 there will be a requiem mass at St. Mary's Catholic Church at Clarks Mills with the Rev. Michael Fetko as celebrant. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Benzschawel, nee Rose Anhalt, was born Feb. 4, 1882, in Clarks Mills and lived there until three years ago when she and her husband moved to Manitowoc. The couple was united in marriage Oct. 29, 1901. Survivors are the husband, a daughter, Mrs. Adolph Neuser, city; four sons, Matt Jr., Ray and Joseph of Manitowoc and Bernard of Brillion; three brothers, Anton and Joseph Anhalt of Clarks Mills and William, Valders; two sisters, Mrs. Ambrose Pfluger, Brillion and Mrs. Margaret Halverson, city, and 18 grandchildren. Mrs. Benzschawel was a member of the Christian Mothers Altar societies of the St. Paul church here and St. Mary's at Clarks Mills. At 8;15 o’clock this evening the members will meet at the funeral parlors to recite the rosary. Manitowoc Herald Times Thursday, July 5, 1945 pg. 2


ADOLPH J. BERGEL Adolph J. Bergel, 68, of 313 Truman St., Whitelaw, died unexpectedly Thursday evening, September 25, at home. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Saur Funeral Home, Kellnersville, and 11 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw. The Rev. Richard Heymen will offiicate and burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Clarks Mills. Mr. Bergel was born March 9, 1912, in the Town of Kossuth, son of the late Frank and Anna Schultz Bergel. He married Gladys Staudinger Oct. 10, 1934, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. The couple farmed in the Town of Franklin for many years and then operted Bergel's Bar in Whitelaw for 19 years. He was also employed in maintenance with Whitelaw Water and Sewer Department for 10 years. Mr. Bergel was a member of Holy Name Society of St. Michael Church, Whitelaw Sportsmen's Club and Rockea Hunting Club of Collins. Survivors include his wife, Gladys, two sons and daughters-in-law, Melvin and Janel Bergel of Whitelaw and Gary and Sue Bergel of Kalamazoo, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Raymond (Evelyn) Remaker of Whitelaw and Mrs. Marcella Siudzinski of Denmark, seven grandchildren and a great grandchild. A brother, Paul, an infant son and infant daughter preceded him in death. Friends may call at Saur Funeral Home, Kellnersville, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday until the time of service. A Rosary service will be 7 p.m. Sunday by Father Heymen and the Holy Name Society. Herald Times Reporter, September 26, 1980 P.3


GLADYS M. BERGEL Funeral Services for Mrs. Gladys M. Bergel, age 79, formerly of Whispering Pines Apartments, Whitelaw, who died Wednesday evening, December 29, 1993, at North Ridge Care Center, Manitowoc, will be Monday at 10 a.m. at the Saur Funeral Home, Kellnersville, and 10:30 a.m. at St. Michaels Catholic Church, Whitelaw. Rev. Richard H. Heymen will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial with burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Clarks Mills. Friends may call at the Saur Funeral Home on Sunday from 4-8 p.m. Father Heymen will pray the Rosary at 7 p.m. Herald Times Reporter, January 2, 1994 P. A2



MARVIN F. BERGEL (d. 1936) Baby Found Dead In Bed By His Mother Marvin, 2 1/2 month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Bergel, town of Rockland, was found dead in bed this morning at the side of his twin brother, Melvin. The cause of his death could not be ascertained. Mr. and Mrs. Bergel were in Manitowoc last night with their children. Arriving home late, Mrs. Bergel put the children to bed. Marin apparently had nothing wrong with him. Mrs. Bergel found him dead this morning when she went to the crib. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 from the home and at two o'clock from the St. Mary's Catholic church at Clarks Mills. Marvin was born June 22, 1936. Mrs. Bergel is the former Gladys Staudinger of Clarks Mills. Manitowoc Herald Times Friday, September 11, 1936 pg. 2


KATHLEEN A. BERRES Kathleen A. Berres, age 57, of 3632 Birchview Ct., Cato, WI, died on Saturday morning, September 24, 2011 at the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice in Sheboygan Falls, WI, after a two and a half year battle with Mantle Cell Lymphoma, a form of cancer. Kathy was born on February 3, 1954, in Taus, to Verna (Oswald) Shavlik and the late George Shavlik. She was a graduate of Roncalli High School, Class of 1972 and attended Silver Lake College. On May 23, 1987 she married the love of her life, Ray Berres, Jr. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Clarks Mills officiated by Rev. John Conrad. Until the time of her illness, Kathy worked with her husband at their business, The Auto Center in Two Rivers and was a job coach for Two Rivers High School. She was very involved in her parish, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Clarks Mills and Roncalli High School. Survivors include her husband and love of her life: Ray Berres; two beautiful sons: Daniel and Zachary Berres, at home; one wonderful stepson: Tyghe (fiancee Melenie Melendrez), Bangkok, Thailand; her mother: Verna Shavlik, Two Rivers; her dear sister: Joann (Gary) Allen, Florida; brothers: Don Shavlik, Two Rivers; George (Bev) Shavlik, Jr., Whitelaw; father-in-law: Ray Berres, Sr., Manitowoc; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Bruce (Carol) Berres, Linda Berres, Judy Berres (fiancé Leroy), Brenda (Jerry) Weyh, Randy (Kim) Berres, Heidi (Peter) Gregorich; her very close friends: Mary Jo, Debbie, Jean and Colleen. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, other relatives and many wonderful friends. Kathy was preceded in death by her father, George Shavlik Sr. and mother-in-law, Ruth Berres. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. David Zimmerman. Kathy will be laid to rest at St. Mary's Cemetery, Clarks Mills at a later date following cremation at All-Care Cremation Center, Manitowoc. The family will greet relatives and friends on Friday, September 30, 2011 at St. Mary's Catholic Church from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. The visitation will continue on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at the church from 9:00 a.m until 10:45 a.m. In lieu of flowers, Kathy's wish was that memorials be made to Roncalli High School or Kathy's House in Wauwatosa, a hospitality facility where she stayed after her transplant.  www.kathys-house.org In respect for Kathy, the Auto Center in Two Rivers will be closed Friday and Saturday.  The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Doctors and nurses of the Cancer Care Center at Holy Family as well as Froedtert Memorial Hospital in Milwaukee for the care and compassion shown to Kathy and her family. Manitowoc Herald Times September 29, 2011


ANDREW DAVID BISHOP Andrew David Bishop, 17 months, son of David and Sherry Demmon Bishop, born June 10, 1997 in Appleton and died Tuesday, November 24, 1998 at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Appleton. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 28, 1998 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. Officiating at the Service will be Rev. John Conrad with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Survivors include his parents, Dave and Sherry Bishop, Appleton; his maternal grandparents, Bill and Fran Demmon, Valders; paternal grandparents, Sam and Louise Bishop, Pittsford, NY. Also surviving are uncles, Bill (Sara) Demmon, Elkhart Lake, Nick (Jeanine) Demmon, Santa Barbara, Calif., Kevin (Karin) Bishop, Umea, Sweden; cousins, Catherine and Hannah Demmon, Linn and Maia Bishop along with other relatives and friends of the family. Friends may call at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills from 9 a.m. Saturday until the time of service at 10:30 a.m. Memorials would be appreciated to United Mitochondrial Foundation, Calumet County Birth to 3 Program or Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin G-tube Support Group. The Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Manitowoc Herald Times – Friday, Nov. 27, 1998 – page A2


ARTHUR J. BLAHA Blaha, Arthur J. "Art" Found Peace, Monday, February 11, 2013. Age 53. Beloved son of Jerry (Darcy) Blaha. Preceded in death by his mother Nancy and sister Ellen McDermott. Fond step brother of Ryan (Sherrie) Schwechler and Michael (Michelle) Schwechler. Devoted nephew of Mary Lou (Tom) Rolland. Also loved by aunts, uncles, 1 niece, nephews, other relatives and friends. Memorial Gathering at ST. MARGARET MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH, 3930 N. 92ND St., Monday, February 18, 10-11AM. Memorial Mass 11AM. In lieu of flowers. Memorials are appreciated to The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. "REST NOW ART, WE LOVE YOU" Milwaukee Journal Sentinel February 17, 2013



NANCY BLAHA Funeral services for Mrs. Gerald Blaha, 29, of Rt. 1, Hartford, Wis., who died Monday at home, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Reedsville Funeral Home ans at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. The Rev. Leander Nickel will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Blaha, the former Nancy Pritzl, was born Dec. 12, 1938, in the Town of Cato, Daughter of Arthur and Bernice Cummings Pritzl. She was married June 4, 1958, at St. Mary Church. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) Friends may call at the funeral home after 6:30 o'clock this Wednesday evening where at 8:15 the Rosary will be recited. The casket will remain closed. Manitowoc Herald Times Wednesday, May 8, 1968 pg. 10-T


CLAUDIA BODART Mrs. Clarence (Claudia) Bodart, 24, of Route 1, Valders, died Thursday morning, Feb. 7, at Bellin Hospital, Green Bay. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Christianson-Deja Funeral Home, Valders, and 11:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. The Rev. John Conrad will offiicate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Bodart, nee Claudia Wiesbroook, , was born Aug. 3, 1955, at Aurora, Ill., daughter of Wilbur and Patricia Riedy Wiesbrook. She was graduated from Valders High School with the Class of 1974, and was married to Clarence Bodart Oct. 25, 1975, at St. Gregory Catholic Church, St. Nazianz. Mrs. Bodart was a physical therapist aide at Calumet Memorial Hospital, Childton. Survivors include her husband, a son (private), at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Wiesbrook and a brother, Martin Wiesbrook of Route 1, Valders; three sisters, Cathryn Wiesbrook and Anna Wiesbrook of Route 1, Valders and Judith Wiesbrook of Menomonee Falls and two great aunts, Mrs. Martha Bestler and Rose Byeski of Naperville, Ill. Friends may call at Christianson-Deja Funeral Home after 9:30 a.m. Saturday until the time of service. Herald Times Reporter, February 8, 1980 P.3


BARBARA BOETTCHER Funeral services for Mrs. Barbara Boettcher, 78, Milwaukee, a former resident of Reedsville, were at 9:15 a.m. Saturday at Reedsville Funeral Home and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church. The Rev. William Koutnik officiated and burial was in St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. Pallbearers were Joseph Wachal, John Van Der Louis, Robert Ottelien, Clarence Boettcher, Leo Sullivan and Lee Allan Novak. Manitowoc Herald Times Monday, March 23, 1959 pg. M-13


JOS. BOHM Josef Boehm Wisconsin, Death Index Name Josef Boehm Event Type Death Event Date 07 Aug 1886 Event Place Manitowoc, Wisconsin Page 0008 "Wisconsin, Death Index, 1820-1907," database, FamilySearch ******** Josef Boehm Wisconsin, Death Records Name Josef Boehm Event Type Death Event Date 1886 Event Place Cato, Manitowoc, Wisconsin Gender Male Age 74 Marital Status Married Race white Occupation farmer Birth Year (Estimated) 1812 Birthplace Germany Cemetery Catholic Cemetery Spouse's Name Mary Boehm "Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907," database, FamilySearch


MARIA BOHM Mary Dietrich Boehm birth: 8 December 1817 Austria death: 22 March 1904 Cato, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Clarks Mills residence: 1904 Cato father: Joseph Dietrich spouse: Joseph Boehm Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


EVA BOHMANN Eva A. Bohman Wisconsin, Death Records Name Eva A. Bohman Event Type Death Event Date 1904 Event Place Green Bay, Brown, Wisconsin Residence Place Grimms, Wisconsin Gender Female Age 48 Marital Status Married Race White Birth Year (Estimated) 1856 Birthplace Milwaukee Burial Place Clarksmille Spouse's Name Anlon Bohman "Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907," database, FamilySearch


ANNA BOURISH Clarks Mills News: Mrs. Annie Bourish, widow of the late Thomas Bourish, died Sunday morning at her home in Clarks Mills after an illness of several weeks, aged 85 years. Her demise was due to infirmities of age. Decedent is survived by one son, Joseph of Clarks Mills and three daughters, Mrs. Rudolph Zimmerhakel of Mishicott, Mrs. Joseph Blaha of Bessmer, Mich., and Mrs. John Burich of Sheboygan. Fifteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren also survive her. Her husband died in 1904. Mrs. Bourish was well and favorably known and was held in respect and esteem. The funeral took place Wednesday morning with interment in St. Mary’s cemetery. Manitowoc Daily Herald - Friday, Oct. 30, 1914 - page 4


JOSEPH BOURISH Joseph Bourish, 88, of Clarks Mills died Tuesday night at New London, Wis., after a lingering illness. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Reedsville Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. The Very Rev. Andrews Linsmeyer of New London, a nephew, will be celebrant at the solemn requiem high Mass. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Bourish was born June 10, 1866, in the Town of Cato, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bourish. He married Mary Rapple and the couple farmed at Clarks Mills. Mr. Bourish served for many years as assessor for the Town of Cato. Mrs. Bourish died in January of this year. He was a charter member of the Holy Name Society of his parish church. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Josephine Blahs of Bessemer, Mich., and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Thursday where the Rosary will be recited by the Holy Name Society at 8 p.m. The Rosary will again be recited at 8 p.m. Friday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Wednesday, July 24, 1957 P.17


MARY BOURISH Mrs. Joseph Bourish, 87, of Clarks Mills died unexpectedly Saturday evening at her home in the village after a brief illness. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Reedsville Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at the St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. The Rev. Andrew Linsmeyer, a nephew, will be the celebrant of the solemn requiem high Mass. Burial will be in the church cemetery. She was born Dec. 29, 1869, the Town of Cato. On Oct. 4, 1897, she was married to Joseph Bourish and they settled in the vicinity of Clarks Mills where they lived since. She was an honorary member of the Christian Mothers Society of St. Mary church. Survivors are the husband; two half brothers, George and Martin Raple of Andale, Kans., and nieces and nephews. Friends may call after 7 o'clock this Monday evening at the funeral home. The Rosary will be recited at 8 o'clock Monday and Tuesday. Manitowoc Herald Times Monday, January 21, 1957 pg. M-13


THOMAS BOURISH Thomas Burish birth: 1818 Bohemia death: 9 June 1904 Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Clarks Mills residence: 1904 Cato father: Thomas Burish spouse: Anna Meachek Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


ANNA BRANDL (d. 1914) Whitelaw News - John Brown (Braun) and family and Frank Brown (Braun) and family attended the funeral of Mr. George Brandl's infant baby at Clarks Mills. Manitowoc Daily Herald - Friday, Oct. 23, 1914


ANNA BRANDL (d. 1962) Mrs. Anna Brandl, 77, a resident of Whitelaw, died Tuesday morning at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, where she was a patient for six weeks. Funeral services will be at 9:15 a.m. Thursday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 10 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw, the Rev. Francis Rose officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Clarks Mills. Mrs. Brandl was born Anna Braun July 3, 1885 in the Town of Liberty, daughter of the late Peter and Barbara Braun. She was married in Manitowoc County May 9, 1910 to George Brandl. The couple owned and operated a farm in the Town of Cato until 13 years ago when she moved to Whitelaw. Her husband preceded her in death in 1950. She was an honorary member of Christian Mothers Altar Society of St. Michael parish. She was the last surviving member of her family. Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Anton Mrozinski, Mrs. Arthur Eisenschink, Mrs. leo Zimmer, Mrs. Hugh Williams and Mrs. Hubert Willis of Manitowoc; five sons, Mark, Arnold and Isadore of Manitowoc, Harold of Rt 1 Cato, and Lambert of Green Bay. 33 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. A son George, three brothers and a sister preceded her in death. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home when the rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. by the parish. Manitowoc Herald Times- September 4, 1962 edition (sent in by researcher/see contributors page)


CHARLES BRANDL Charles Brandl, 83, of the Town of Cato, died Friday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Reedsville Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. The Rev. Henry Arens will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Brandl was born Dec. 1, 1882, in the Town of Cato, son of the late Wolfgang and Catharine Staudinger Brandl. He married Sophia Vogel Nov. 24, 1902, at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw. He was a member of the Holy Name Society. Survivors are the wife, five sons, three daughters, a sister, Mrs. George Loritz of Manitowoc; 42 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. Two brothers and a sister preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Sunday where at 8 p.m. the Rosary will be recited. Manitowoc Herald-Times - May 6, 1966


EVELYN C. BRANDL Evelyn C. Brandl, age 92, of Manitowoc died Friday evening, May 23, 2014 at her residence. Evelyn was born February 19, 1922 in the town of Franklin, daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Hlavachek) Kostechka. She was a graduate of Reedsville High School with the class of 1940. On September 3, 1941 she married Walter Brandl at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Reedsville. He preceded her in death on February 11, 2006. They farmed in the town of Cato until moving to Manitowoc in 1981. Evelyn volunteered at the Manitowoc Public Library for 32 years where she received an award from the Mayor for being the longest volunteer at the library. She also volunteered at St. Vincent de Paul for 27 years. Evelyn enjoyed fishing and dancing with her husband Walter. They were members of the Happy Hoppers. Evelyn spent many hours reading her books. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Manitowoc. Survivors include six children and their spouses: Joanne and John Schroeder, Manitowoc; Judy and Francis Larson, Howards Grove; Bette and Andy Hanson, Madison; Chuck and Sandy Brandl, Manitowoc; Patti and Joel Trick, Maribel; Jerry and Karla Brandl, Reedsville; 15 grandchildren: Kevin (Kathy) Schroeder, Julie (Joseph) Bins, Joe (Trixy) Hanson, Dawn Hanson, Sarah (Wayne) Emond, Melissa (Thom) Dunne, Ron Rauens, Dawn Rauens, Paul Rauens, Adam Mella, Meghan (Greg) Feiden, Andrew Mella, Brandon Allen-Trick, Theresa (Ben) Pelkey, Jennifer Brandl; 17 great grandchildren: Tara (friend Ethan), Colten, Luke, Heather, Jake, Frances, Elijah, Andrew, Indica, Finn, Delaney, Jack, Nathan, Tessa, Vanessa, Alicia and Faith; three great-great grandchildren: Bryce, Lahae, Ava; three sisters, three sisters-in-law, and two brothers-in-law: Florence Kirt, Francis Creek; Marcie Lemberger, Manitowoc; Marie (Tom) Domek, Manitowoc; Margie Kostechka, Mishicot; Norbert Hennessey, Reedsville; Ida Heinzen, Manitowoc; Florence (Miller) Siehr, Manitowoc. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. She was also preceded in death by a son, James Leo Brandl in 1945; one sister, two brothers, five sisters-in-law and ten brothers-in-law: Donna Stuiber (Hennessey), Leo Kostechka, Bernard (Arlene) Kostechka, Melvin Kirt, Donald Lemberger, Joseph Stuiber, Ed and Aurelia Brandl, Nick and Hilda Schiesl, Norbert Heinzen, Reinhardt and Geneva Brandl, Joseph Miller, Kenneth and Lorraine Brandl, Vic Siehr,. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at St. Francis of Assisi on Waldo. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be Rev. Richard Klingeisen. Burial will be at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Clarks Mills. Herald Times Reporter Saturday, May 24, 2014



GEORGE J. BRANDL (d. 1933) Cato Youth Killed In Accident GEO. BRANDL IS VICTIM; AUTO HITS CULVERT Zimmer Brothers Escape Injuries; Brandl Dies At The Hospital Here George Brandl Jr., 20 Cato, Route 1, sustained fatal injuries late Sunday afternoon when the car in which he was riding with two companions, Arthur and Leo Zimmer, left the slippery highway near Clarks Mills and crashed into the concrete wing of a culvert. Suffering from a fractured skull and a broken neck, Brandl lingered for 24 hours at the Holy Family hospital here and died at 4 p.m. Christmas day. Funeral services will be held at Clarks Mills Friday morning. Dr. Gerald Rau, Two Rivers, county cornoner, made an investigation of the accident and decided that no inquest would be necessary. He said death was accidental. Brandl, with Arthur Zimmer, 23, and Leo Zimmer, 18, brothers who reside near the Brandl home at Clarks Mills, motored to Quarry on Sunday. With Arthur Zimmer at the wheel the three started back to their homes at 3:30 Sunday afternoon. Hit Culvert The car reached a turn in the road a mile and a half from the Brandl home. A car was approaching in the opposite direction and in turning out to avoid a collision Zimmer struck the culvert wing. Two doors were wrenched from the Zimmer car and both Zimmer and Brandl were thrown into the ditch. When the latter struck the ditch his head became wedged against a large stone fracturing his skull and causing serious neck injuries. Leo Zimmer, the third person in the car, was caught by the steering wheel and was not thrown from the machine. The Zimmer brothers, neither of whom was seriously hurt, sought aid from the Joseph Krippner home, near where the accident occurred. The injured youth was brought to the office of Dr. Kelly at Cato and later removed to the hospital here. Born on Farm George Brandl Jr. was born on the homestead August 2, 1913. He attended the parochial school at Clarks Mills and since then helped his father on the farm in the town of Cato. Survivors are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Brandl Sr., five brothers and five sisters (private) all at home. The body was removed to the Brandl home this afternoon from the Shimon funeral parlors, Reedsville, and may be viewed there up to the hour of the funeral. There will be short services Friday morning at the home followed by a 9:30 service at St. Mary's Catholic church, Clarks Mills. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Manitowoc Herald Times, Tuesday, December 26, 1933 P.1 ********* Brandl Funeral Will Be Held On Friday High mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic church, Clarks Mills, for George Brandl, 20-year-old Cato youth who sustained fatal injuries in an automobile accident near his home at Clarks Mills Sunday afternoon. The service will follow a brief one at the Brandl home, located two miles east of the village at 9:30 a.m. Manitowoc Herlad Times, Wednesday, December 27, 1933 P.2


GEORGE BRANDL George Brandl, 62, for 14 years secretary and treasurer of the Whitelaw Cooperative Exchange, died this morning at his Whitelaw home after a lingering illness. Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Brandl home and 9:30 at the St. Michael Catholic church, Whitelaw. Burial will be in the Clarks Mills cemetery. Mr. Brandl was born in Cato in 1887. He married Anna Braun in 1910 and farmed for many years before moving to Whitelaw. He was a member of the Catholic Knights and the Holy Name society. He is survived by his wife; five daughters, Mrs. Anton Mrozinski, Mrs. Arthur Eisenschink, Mrs. Leo Zimmer, Mrs. Hugh Williams and Mrs. Hubert Willis all of Manitowoc; five sons, Mark, Arnold and Isadore of Manitowoc, Harold on the home farm and Lambert of Whitelaw; two sisters, Mrs. John Riederer and Mrs. George Loritz of Manitowoc; two brothers, Joseph and Charles of Cato and 13 grandchildren. The rosary will be recited by the Holy Name society at 8 p.m. Thursday and 8 p.m. Friday at the Whitelaw home where the body will be taken from the Reedsville funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times Wednesday, January 11, 1950 pg. 2


HAROLD BRANDL Harold L. Brandl, 59, of 11816 Morgan Road, Cato, Wisconsin, died Monday afternoon, February 18, at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be 10:15 a.m. Thursday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and 11 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. John Conrad with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Mr. Brandl was born September 11, 1925, in the Town of Cato, son of the late George and Anna Braun Brandl. Mr. Brandl was a lifelong Town of Cato resient, residing on the home farm. He married the former Doris M. Sickinger on May 21, 1949 at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw. Prior to his illness, Mr. Brandl was a dairy farmer and also an independent Insurance Agent. Mr. Brandl was Director of the Manitowoc County Mutual Fire Insurance Company and also Director of Eastern Mutual Insurance Company and Director of Hartland Cicero Insurance Company. He was former assessor for the Town of Cato. Survivors include his wife, Doris; four sons and a daughter-in-law, Glenn and Barbara of Manitowoc, Russell of Orlando, Floridaa, Leon and Verlin, both of Cato; four daughters, Jean and Karen, both of Orlando, Florida, Linda of Whitelaw and Sherri at home; four brothers, Mark, Arnold and Isadore, all of Manitowoc and Lambert of Green Bay; five sisters, Mrs. Eleanor Mrozinski, Mrs. Arthur (Lucille) Eisenschink, Mrs. Clem (Hildegarde) Pozorski, Mrs. Hugh (Regina) Williams and Mrs. Hubert (Isabel) Willis, all of Manitowoc and three grandchildren, Justin, Shannon and Cory Brandl. He was preceded in death by a brother, George Jr. Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. A prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times – Tuesday, February 19, 1985 – page 3



JAMES LEO BRANDL James Leo Brandl, three-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Brandl, route 1, Cato, died Tuesday afternoon at the St. Mary's hospital in Green Bay following a seven months illness. Funeral services will be held at the home at 8:45 a.m. Friday and at St. Mary's Catholic church, Clarks Mills, at 9 a.m. with the Rev. Michael Fepko officiating. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. The body will be moved to the Brandl home here from the Reedsville Co-op funeral home and may be viewed from 1 p.m. Thursday until time of services Friday. James Brandl was born Aug. 29, 1942, in Cato. He is survived by his parents, one sister (private)); paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brandl of Cato and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kostechka of Reedsville. Manitowoc Herald Times, Wednesday, September 26, 1945 P.2


JOSEPH BRANDL (d. 1879) Josef Brandl Wisconsin, Births and Christenings Name Josef Brandl Gender Male Birth Date 15 Jun 1877 Birthplace Cato, Manitowoc, Wisconsin Race White Father's Name Wolfgang Brandl Mother's Name Catharina Standinger "Wisconsin, Births and Christenings, 1826-1926," database, FamilySearch ******** Josef Brandl Wisconsin, Birth Index Name Josef Brandl Event Type Birth Event Date 15 Jun 1877 Event Place Manitowoc, Wisconsin Affiliate Film Number 0115 Record Number 000320 "Wisconsin, Birth Index, 1820-1907," database, FamilySearch


JOSEPH W. BRANDL (d. 1953) Joseph W. Brandl, 73 (photo), of Rt. 1, Cato, former town assessor and father of 15 children, died Sunday afternoon following a linger illness. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 10 a.m. at the St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. The Rev. Michael Fetko will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Brandl was born in Cato in 1879 and in 1901 married Miss Mary Schreiner. He operated a farm in the town for 45 years. He was named Cato assessor in 1924 and served through 1950, a 27 year span. In October, 1951, the couple observed their golden wedding. He was a member of the Holy Name Society. Surviving are his wife; eight sons, Charles, Leonard and Jack of Columbus, Ohio, Victor, Ottmar and Herbert of Manitowoc, Bernard of Rt. 1, Whitelaw, and Robert of Rt. 1, Cato; seven daughters, Sister M. Hermengild of Potosi, Wis., Mrs. George Reiderer, Mrs. Ray Mahlock, Mrs. Andrew Budnar of Manitwooc, Mrs. Bernard Augustine of Sheboygan, Mrs. Ann Ebert of Rt. 1, Cato, and Mrs. Paul Stieber of Rt. 2, Reedsville; brother, Charles of Rt. 1, Cato; two sisters, Mrs. John Reiderer and Mrs. George Loritz of Manitowoc; 36 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Monday where the rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Monday and at the same hour Tuesday evening by the Holy Name Society. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, January 26, 1953 P.6


MARY BRANDL Mrs. Mary T. Brandl, 98, formerly of 740 S. 25th St., Manitowoc, died Thursday morning, February 5, at Holy Family Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility. Funeral services will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and 10 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Philip Hoffmann will officiate and burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Clarks Mills. Mrs. Brandl, nee Mary T. Schriner, was born Nov. 1, 1882 in Germany, daughter of the late Joseph and Walburga Bartel Schriner. She immigrated to the United States at age 16. They settled in New Ulm, Minn., where she was married to Joseph Brandl in 1901 (rest of date is illegible). The couple moved to Manitowoc County where they farmed in the Town of Cato for many years. Mr. Brandl preceded her in death Jan. 6, 1953. She was an honorary member of Christian Mothers Altar Society of St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. Survivors include five sons and daughters-in-law, Leonard and Rita Brandl of Columbus, Ohio, Ottmar and Grace Brandl of Green Bay, Robert and Marcella Brandl and Herbert and Arline Brandl of Manitowoc and L. Jack and Marge Brandl of Columbus, Ohio; six daughters and a son-in-law, Veronica Reiderer, Agnes Mahlock and Ann Ebert of Manitowoc, Sister Mary Hermengird of Delaware, Ohio, Elizabeth and Bernard Augustine of Sheboygan and Rose Budner of Bradington, Fla.; two daughters-in-law, Margaret Gries of Manitowoc and Della Brandl of Columbus, Ohio; a son-in-law, Paul Steeber of Reedsville, a brother, Ludwig Schriner of Gibbon, Minn., 45 grandchildren, 126 great grandchildren and 12 great great grandchildren. Four sons, two daughters, two brothers and four sisters preceded her in death. Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home 4 o’clock to 9 o’clock this Friday afternoon where a prayer service will be at 8 o’clock. Manitowoc Herald Times – Friday, February 6, 1981 – page 3 ******** (b. 1 Nov. 1882/d. Feb. 1981/SSDI)


SOPHIE BRANDL (d. 1966) Mrs. Charles Brandl, 81, Route 1, Cato, passed away Tuesday at a Manitowoc hospital. She was the former Sophie Vogel, born November 9, 1884 in the Town of Cato, daughter of the late John and Mary Spaeth Vogel. She married Mr. Brandl November 24, 1902. He preceded her in death on May 6, 1966. Survivors are five sons, Edwin, Newton, Reinhardt, Kenneth, Route 4, Manitowoc, Alfred, Rt 1, Manitowoc, Walter, Rt. 1, Cato; three daughters, Mrs. Nic (Hilda) Schiesel, Kellnersville, Mrs. Norbert (Ida) Heinzen, Rt. 4, Manitowoc, Mrs. Joseph (Florence) Miller, Rt. 1, Manitowoc; four brothers, John, Aurora, Ill., Richard, Frank, rural Manitowoc, Bernard, Manitowoc; three sisters, Sister Mary Robert, Holy Family Convent, Manitowoc, Mrs. Anna Klingeisen, Manitowoc, Mrs. Daniel Geiger, Brillion; 45 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday morning at St. Mary Church, Clark Mills. The Rev. Henry Arens officiated and burial was in the church cemetery. Denmark Press - Thursday, Aug. 4, 1966 - page 5 ******** Sophie Brandl United States Social Security Death Index Age 81 Given Name Sophie Surname Brandl Birth Date 09 Nov 1885 State Wisconsin Last Place of Residence Cato, Manitowoc, Wisconsin Previous Residence Postal Code 54206 Event Date 15 Aug 1966 "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch



WALTER BRANDL Walter “Wally” Brandl, age 85, of 2029 Andrea Lane, Manitowoc, died at his residence Saturday evening, Feb. 11, 2006. Walter was born on April 29, 1920, in the town of Cato, son of the late Charles and Sophie Vogel Brandl. On Sept. 3, 1941, he married the former Evelyn Kostechka at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Reedsville. The couple owned and operated a dairy farm in the town of Cato where he was also treasurer for a couple of years. He also built homes in Manitowoc, and later worked at Manitowoc Shipbuilding, retiring in 1982. Walter volunteered at St. Vincent de Paul in Manitowoc for 19 years, and was a member of the Catholic Knights and St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Manitowoc. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Evelyn of Manitowoc; six children and their spouses: Joanne and John Schroeder, Manitowoc; Judy and Francis Larson, Howards Grove; Bette and Andy Hanson, Green Bay; Chuck and Sandy Brandl, Manitowoc; Patti and Joel Trick, Maribel; Gerald and Karla Brandl, Cato; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren; six step grandchildren and five step great grandchildren; one step great grandson; one brother: Reinhardt Brandl, Manitowoc; two sisters and one brother in law: Ida Heinzen, Manitowoc, Florence and Vic Siehr, Manitowoc; sisters in law and brothers in law: Margie Kostechka, Mishicot, Arlene Kostechka, Reedsville, Florence and Melvin Kirt, Francis Creek, Marcella Lemberger, Manitowoc, Marie and Tom Domek, Florida, Donna and Norbert Hennessey, Whitelaw; nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. Walter was preceded in death by one son: James Leo Brandl in 1945; three brothers and four sisters in law: Ed and Aurelia Brandl, Alfred and Florence Brandl, Kenneth and Lorraine Brandl, Geneva Brandl; one sister and three brothers in law: Hilda and Nick Schiesl, Norbert Heinzen, Joseph Miller; and brothers in law Leo Kostechka, Bernard Kostechka, Donald Lemberger, Joseph Stuiber. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2006, at St. Francis of Assisi, on Waldo, Manitowoc. Officiating a the Mass of Christian burial will be the Rev. Gerald Foley with burial at St. Mary's Catholic Church Cemetery in Clarks Mills. The family will greet relatives and friends from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006, at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, 928 S. 14th St., Manitowoc, where a prayer service will be led by Deacon Paul Kieffer at 7:30 p.m. The visitation will continue at St. Francis of Assisi on Waldo, from 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2006, until the time of service at 11 a.m. The couple loved to fish and spend time at Shawano Lake with family and friends. Walter also enjoyed polka dancing, wood crafts, gardening and playing cards. The family wishes to send a special thank you to the CNA's from hospice for their compassionate care and support given to Walter and his family. The Pfeffer Funeral Home and Cremation Care Center, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter February 13, 2006


WOLFGANG BRANDL CATO PIONEER DIES AFTER A LONG ILLNESS Wolfgang Brandal, a pioneer of the county, died at the family home in the town of Cato, east of Clarks Mills, at 5:30 this morning, the demise following a long illness. Mr. Brandal had been at a Milwaukee hospital for treatment and had only been returned home only two days ago. The funeral will be held Friday morning with services at 9:30 at St. Mary’s Catholic church, the Rev. Gehling officiating. Mr. Brandal was sixty-nine years old. He is survived by his widow, three sons and two daughters, Joseph, Charles and George of Cato, Mrs. George Lawrence ( should be Loritz) and Mrs. John Riederer of this city. Manitowoc Herald News - Wednesday, November 25, 1925 - page 14 ******** (1910 Cato census: Wolfgang Brandl age 54 or 57;wife Katharine age 52; dau. Thresa age 17)



CATHERINE BRANDT Death Certificate, Volume #27, Page #446 Name: Catherine Brandt Color/Sex: White/Female Occ: Housewife How Long In US: 70 Years. Born: 6 July 1857, Germany Died: 4 Nov 1932 At 10 A.M/75 Yrs. 3 Mo. 28 Days cause: Cerebral Hemorrhage Father: Geo. Staudinger, born Germany Mother: Josephine Brandt, born Germany Certification: Widowed Spouse Of Deceased; Wolfgang Brandt Place Of Death: Manitowoc County, Cato Township Name Of Physician: Grm Kelby ( This Was Hard To Read) Residence Of Physician: Cato, Wisconsin Name Of Informant: Geo Brandt Of Cato, Wi Place Of Burial: Clarks Mills Date Of Burial: 7 Nov 1932 Date Of Registration: 14 Nov 1932 Registrar: L.W. Pivonka **************** MRS. C. BRANDT DIES ON FRIDAY Funeral Services Will Be At Clarks Mills Mrs. Catherine Brandt, Clarks Mills, aged 75, died at the home of her son, Joseph in the town of Cato Friday afternoon. Mrs. Brandt headed a family of four generations. She will be buried at Clark Mills Monday morning following a requiem mass to be said by the Rev. F.X. Kheil at the St. Mary's church at 9:30 o'clock. Mrs. Brandt, nee Staudinger, was born in Germany July 6, 1857, and came to this country when a girl. She is survived by three sons, Joseph, Charles and George Brandt all of the town of Cato, two daughters, Mrs. John Riederer and Mrs. George Loritz, Manitowoc, one brother, George Staudinger, Cato, two sisters in Marathon county, 41 grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren. Manitowoc Herald Times, 5 Nov. 1932


CLARENCE EUGENE BRAY C.E. Bray, 64, Retired School Principal, Dies VALDERS—C. E. Bary, 64, a retired principal of Valders High School, former teacher and Navy veteran of World War I died early Thursday morning at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, where he had been a patient one day. He had been in ill health several months. Having served the Valders Community school system as its head for 37 years, he announced his resignation due to ill health in April, effective June 30. On the heels of his announcement of retiring came 72 letters of appreciation from teachers and basketball captains—compiled in a book and presented to him in May by a committee headed by Leonard Turnell, an agriculture instructor at Valders High. Chicago Native Mr. Bray was a native of Chicago, where he was born Sept. 11, 1896, the son of the late John W. and Florence Drury Bray. He moved with his family to Cobb, Iowa County, as a youngster and completed his elementary and secondary education there. After completing a three-years course at Platteville State College, he taught science and coached for a year at Spooner and then Joined the U.S. Navy during World War I. While with the Navy he attended Officers Material School at Bremerton, Wash., a branch of Washington State University. He returned to teaching after the war, moving to Dodgeville in Iowa County, where he taught science and agriculture and coached all sports. He married Mary Brennan Sept. 2, 1920, at Duluth and they moved a short time later to Spooner, where he again taught science and coached sports. With three teaching years at Spooner behind him, he moved to Madison where he attended the University of Wisconsin. Upon graduation, he accepted a position as principal of the Valders school system in September, 1924, and he again taught and coached. Wide Interests Mr. Bray was interested in youth activities and athletics. He played football, basketball and baseball at Platteville and won the selection as halfback on the All-State College team in his senior year. Led by him, his teams won eight championships in the Eastern Wisconsin Conference in basketball. Numbered among his interests were many educational and civic groups. He held memberships in the American Association of School Administrators, Wisconsin Association of Secondary School Principals, the Wisconsin Association of Secondary District Administrators and the Manitowoc County Teachers Assn., the last of which he served twice as president. At Valders he was a member of the American Legion and acted as post commander and post adjutant. He was a past president of the Valders Lions Club and was active in Christmas Seal campaigns in the Valders area for 27 years, managing area sales. WIAA Advisor His other interests in civic affairs included his membership on the Memorial Park Board and his connection with the Valders Fire Department as a former officer. He represented the Eastern Wisconsin Conference as its president on two occasions. For seven years he served on the advisory council of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Assn. He was also a member of the Quarter Century Club of Wisconsin Educators. Surviving him are his wife, four sons, Gene of Green Bay, Joseph of Livingston, Grant County, and Lawrence and John of Sheboygan, a daughter, Mrs. John (Darlene) Oseczanek of Green Bay and 20 grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at Farley Funeral Home, Valders, and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills, the Rev. Henry Arens officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, where the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. by members of the parish. Manitowoc Herald Times Thursday, August 3, 1961 pg. T-3


JACK BRAY John W. (Jack) Bray, 36, of 3402 N. 28th St., Sheboygan, died Tuesday from injuries suffered in a car-train collision in Outagamie County. Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Friday at Ballhorn Funeral Home, Sheboygan, and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Dominic Catholic church, Sheboygan. The Rev. Cyril Voltz will officiate and burial will be in St. Nary Catholic Cemetery at Clarks Mills. The Rev. Leander Nickle will officiate at the burial. Mr. Bray was born May 9, 1933 at Valders, son of Mrs. Mary V Bray and the late C.E. Bray, superintendent of schools at Valders. He married Patricia Fugere July 28, 1962, at Manistique, Mich., after which the couple resided at Sheboygan. He was a member of the Lawrence E. Bray Associates architectural firm of Sheboygan where he served as corporate secretary and field construction superintendent. He graduated from Valders High School in 1951 and attended Platteville State University, Ripon College and Lakeland College before joining the architectural firm. Mr. Bray was a member of the Institute of Architects, Knights of Columbus, Holy Name and Ushers Societies of St. Dominic Catholic church, Sheboygan, and a member of Town and Country Club, Sheboygan. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) Friends may call after 4 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home where the parish vigil will be at 7:30 p.m. A memorial fund is being established in his name. Manitowoc Herald Times Wednesday, August 20, 1969 pg. M-17


MARY BRAY Mrs. Mary V. Bray, 89, formerly of 316 Riverview Drive, Manitowoc, died Saturday evening, January 14, 1989, at Willowdale Nursing Home, New Holstein. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and 10 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic church, Manitowoc. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Ronald Reimer and burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Clarks Mills. Mary Virginia Brennan was born December 20, 1899, in Dodgeville, Wisconsin, daughter of the late Charles and Mary Ann Burns Brennan. She married C.E. Bray on September 3, 1930 in Duluth, Minnesota. In 1923 the couple moved to Valders where Mr. Bray serviced as high school Principal and Superintendent of Schools. Mr. Bray preceded her in death on August 3, 1961. Mrs. Bray was manager of Manitowoc Riverview Apartments for 25 years. She was a member of St. Paul Perpetual Adoration Society and the Christian Mothers Altar Society of St. Mary’s Church, Clarks Mills. Mrs. Bray was also a member of the Manitowoc V.F.W. Auxiliary and Valders American Legion Auxiliary. Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law, Joseph Bray of Green Bay, Gene and Fay Bray of Green Bay and Larry and Lynn Bray of Elkart Lake, Wis., a daughter and son-in-law, Darlene and John Osleczanck of Plymouth, a daughter-in-law, Patricia Bray Heinig of Sheboygan, 25 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Jack, a daughter-in-law, Marjorie, three grandchildren, a great-granddaughter, three brothers and five sisters. Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday. Rosary will be recited at 4:30 p.m. by St. Paul Perpetual Adoration Society and a prayer service will be at 8 p.m. by Deacon William Klein. Manitowoc Herald Times – Monday, January 18, 1989 – page B8


ALMA L. BRENNAN (1st husband Brennan/2nd Vogel) Mrs. Herbert (Alma) Vogel, 74, of Valders, died Tuesday evening, May 15, at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Christianson-Deja Funeral Home, Valders and 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. The Rev. John Conrad will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Vogel was born Sept. 1, 1909, in the Town of Cato, daughter of the late John and Emma Berge Alfson. She attended Valders Schools and was a 1928 Graduate of Manitowoc Teachers College and received her Bachelors Degree from Oshkosh Teachers College. Mrs. Vogel taught in rural schools and was employed by the Valders School System from 1956 until retiring in 1974. She was married to Raymond Brennan in October of 1939 and he preceded her in death in 1975. She then married Herbert Vogel Sept. 29, 1980, at Clarks Mills. Mrs. Vogel was a member of American Association of Retired Teachers, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Alumni Association and Valders Senior Citizens. Survivors include her husband, Herbert; a brother and sister-in-law, Ben and Hertha Alfson of Manitowoc; a sister, Mrs. Evelyn Peterson of Valders; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Friends may call at Christianson-Deja Funeral Home, Valders, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, where a prayer service will be at 8 p.m. Herald Times Reporter, May 16, 1984 P. 3 ******** (1 Sep 1909/May 1984/SSDI)


DOUGLAS G. BRENNAN Douglas George Brennan, age 68, of 111 Brennan Road, Valders, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Thursday afternoon, March 18, 2004. Doug was born on Nov. 13, 1935, in Manitowoc, son of the late Harold C. and Ruth A. Keenan Brennan. He graduated from Valders High School with the class of 1954. On June 2, 1956, he married his first and only love, Alice Enders, at St. Mary’s Catholic church, Clarks Mills. Doug started h is career working for his father at Valders Lime & Stone Company. In 1970, he became president of the corporation. Upon Doug’s semi-retirement in 1991, he became a sales representative for Biesanz Stone co. of Winona, Minn. In addition to Biesanz Stone co., in 1992, Doug became a consultant for Western Lime Corporation of West Bend, and in 1999 a sales representative for AG & M Granite of Austin, Texas until his illness forced him to resign his positions. He owned and operated the former Brennan’s Mobile, which is now Weber’s Amoco, and the properties that became the following businesses in Valders; Valder’s Buses, Dave Mahlik Insurance, R & J Laundry and Scott’s Stuff. He also owned and operated Manitowoc Bottling Company. He built the first four-plex apartment buildings in both Valders and Whitelaw in addition to the first duplex in Valders. Doug was past president of the Valders Lions Club and a member of the Village Board for many years. He was a shareholder in the Valders Improvement Corporation and a member of the Valders Housing Corporation. He served on the Board of Directors for TDS Telecom. Doug was also a member of the Building Stone Institute and the Associated Stone Institute. He was awarded Small Business Man of the Year by the Manitowoc Jaycees. Doug was an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and part of the Holy Name Society. Survivors include his wife, Alice Brennan, Valders; two daughters and sons-in-law: Julie and Mark Koth, Butte des Mort; Gina and Michael Gibbons, Neenah; two sons and daughters-in-law; Doug and Lynn Brennan, Manitowoc; Rick and Julie Brennan, Clarks Mills; 10 grandchildren: Kelly and Brad Koth, Ashley Christel and Alexa Mueller, Tyler, Cole, Chandler and Aidan Brennan, Adam and Whitney Brennan; one sister and brother-in-law: Patricia and Richard Erickson, Shakopee, Minn.; two brothers, Gerald Brennan, Oshkosh; Harold Brennan, White Lake; two sisters-in-law: Joan and Pat Popp, Reedsville; Jean and Tom Kramer, Valders. He is further survived by nieces and nephews: Jan(Robert) Jirik, Jill (Richard) Buresh, Jane (Mitch) Linder, Thomas (Renee) Erickson, Elizabeth (Gary) Brenizer, Sarah (Grant) Spellmeyer, Maureen (Andrew) Rust, Aaron Kramer, Sara and Ryan Popp; other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one sister, Mary Brennan and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Louis and Ottilia Enders. Funeral services will be held at noon on Monday, March 22, 2004 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. Officiating will be the Rev. James Jugenheimer with burial to follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Church Cemetery, Clarks Mills. The family will greet relatives and friends at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Clarks Mills on Monday morning from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass at noon. Doug cherished his time with Alice and family at their cottage on Cedar Lake and condo in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. He loved spending time in his work shed and was an avid Packer fan. His greatest love came from spending time with his children and grandchildren and being able to attend their many activities. He will be deeply missed. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Yetter, the oncology nurses and third floor east at Aurora Medical Center and VNA Hospice for their compassionate care and support given to Doug and his family. The Christianson & Deja Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, Valders, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. From time to time we encounter an individual unique in his or her approach to life. Specifically, those who through their efforts seem to, in their own way make good things happen in their sphere of influence. We think you are one of those people. We applaud you and your efforts. Manitowoc Herald Times – Sunday, March 21, 2004 - page A3


EUGENE P. "JIM" BRENNAN Eugene Patrick “Jim” Brennan, age 84, of 1815 County Hwy J, Cato, Wis., died at his home, surrounded by his family, Monday morning January 11, 2000, at his home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, January 14, 2000, at St. Mary’s Catholic church, Clarks Mills. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be Rev. John Conrad, with burial to follow at St. Mary’s Church Cemetery. He was born March 8, 1915 in Valders, Wis., son of the late William and Mary Pankratz Brennan. He married the former Isabel Kasbaum on October 18, 1941 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. Jim was employed at Manitowoc Ship Building as a crane operator and was owner operator of Brennan & Rolland Construction co. and later worked at Valders Lime Stone prior to his retirement. Survivors include his wife, Isabel Brennan, Cato; six daughters and one son, Eileen Mleziva and her husband, Harvey, rural Whitelaw and their children, Mark & Beth Mleziva, Gina & Brian Dresang, Troy, Stacy and Lisa; Bonita Brennan, Manitowoc; Carol “Inky” Gauger and her husband, Will, Manitowoc and their daughter, Heather; JoAnn Brennan Anderson and her husband, David, rural Manitowoc and their children, Dustin, Garret and HaLeigh Jo; William “Bill” Brennan, Cato; Laurie Brennan Wegforth and her husband, Tom, Manitowoc; Maureen Brennan Lehman and her husband, Dennis, Clarks Mills and their children, Nicholas, Cady and Alison; a foster daughter, Sue Rudin, Manitowoc; one great granddaughter, Madeline Mleziva. Also surviving is one half-sister, Beatrice McCulley, Manitowoc; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Rolland, Melba Knutson, both of Manitowoc. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was also preceded in death by a step father, Jerry Rolland; one brother, Lawrence (Kelly) Brennan; an infant brother, William Brennan; two step borthers, Clem Rolland, Charles Rolland and one step sister, Florence Burke; one brother-in-law, Bernard McCulley. Jim was an avid sportsman and in his y ounger years he played baseball, basketball and boxed. He enjoyed gardening, tree planting, watching his birds and television. He greeting everone with an Irish handshake and he entertained his family, grandchildren and friends with his Irish story telling. The family will receive relatives and friends at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Clarks Mills, from 5-8 p.m. Thursday and Friday morning from 9 a.m. until the time of services at 11 p.m. The Pfeffer Funeral Home is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Irish Blessing May the road rise up to meet you, And the wind be always at your back, May the sun shine warm upon your face. And may the rain fall soft upon your fields. Until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand. Manitowoc Herald Times – Wednesday, January 12, 2000 – page A2


HAROLD C. "CUB" BRENNAN Harold C. (Cub) Brennan, 80, of Valders, died early Saturday morning, October 10, 1987, at Holy Family Medical Center, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. The Rev. John Conrad will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Brennan was born October 16, 1906, at Ormsby, Wisconsin, son of the late Bernard and Margaret Weier Brennan.  He attended St. Mary School, Valders High School and the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.  Mr. Brennan was Owner and President of Valders Lime and Stone from 1945 to his retirement in 1970.  He had been with the company for 45 years.  In the early 1940’s, his was the first company to furnish Rip Rap Stone on the Great Lakes.  Later on in 1957, he expanded into the cut stone business forming the Valders White Rock Cut Stone Corporation operating the only cut stone plant in the state of Wisconsin and its own natural stone quarry known as Valders Dove White Cut Stone.  After retiring he became very active in Lakeshore Technical Institute and became known as “Mr. L.T.I.”.  His tenure started in 1967 and spanned 14 years, 10 of those years as Chairman.  During his tenure he became a strong backer of Vocation Technical Education on the state and regional level.  In the early 1970’s he was one of the prime movers for a State Board Members Association, when it was organized he serviced two years as its President.  Mr. Brennan also led the way in forming the Five-District VTAE consortium in Eastern Wisconsin, serving as President for 1 year.  He was a former member and President of Valders Lion Club, a past Valders Village Trustee, a former Director of Valders State Bank, a member of Valders Senior Citizens and St. Mary Holy Name Society.  An avid sportsman, he was inducted into the Lakeshore Hall of Fame, April 22, 1981.  He married Ruth Keenan, August 29, 1929, at Elkhart Lake. Survivors include his wife, Ruth;  three sons and a daughter-in-law, Douglas and Alice of Valders, Gerald of Oshkosh and Harold Jr. of Stockbridge; a daughter and son-in-law, Mrs. Richard (Patricia) Erickson of Shakopee, Minnesota;  two sisters, Mrs. Leone Brennan of Sheboygan and Mrs. Grace Curran of Brookfield;  11 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, two brothers and two sisters. Friends may call at Christianson –Deja Funeral Home, Valders, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. this Sunday andMonday from 9 a.m. until the time of services at the church.  A parish prayer service will be 8 p.m. this Sunday at the Funeral Home. Manitowoc Herald Times – Sunday, October 11, 1987 – page 21



ISABEL B. BRENNAN Isabel B. Brennan, age 93, of 1815 N. County J, Cato, entered Eternal Life on Friday, Nov. 13, 2009. Isabel was born on Oct. 11, 1916, at her home in Clarks Mills to the late Edwin L. and Kathrine (Tuschel) Kasbaum. She graduated from St. Mary's Grade School and Valders High School with the class of 1934. She continued her education at Manitowoc Business College for two years. Isabel was very good with numbers and worked for Creditors Adjustment Bureau. She married her childhood sweetheart, Eugene "Jim" Brennan, on Oct. 18, 1941. He preceded her in death on Jan. 11, 2000. Jim and Isabel ran their own excavating business, Brennan & Rolland Inc., for many years. Isabel also worked at Mirro Corp. while raising seven children until her retirement in 1983. She was a member of St. Mary's Congregation, belonging to the Christian Mothers' Society. She was a woman of deep religious faith, which she practiced daily. After her retirement, she volunteered her time listening and reading to first- and second-graders at the school, which she enjoyed very much. Isabel loved traveling with her children, gardening, reading, writing in her journals, cutting out newspaper articles of interest for her scrapbooks, rooting for the Green Bay Packers, playing Spider Solitaire on her computer, playing with her cats, and attending her children's, grandchildren's and great-grandchildren's academic/sports activities. She enjoyed spending her summers at her family's cottage at Kelly Lake, especially taking time to read, do puzzles, play board games, and nap on her screen porch that her children dubbed "Isabel's Retreat." She had a wonderfully warm and loving personality as well as a keen sense of humor. Isabel is survived by her seven children: Eileen and Harvey Mleziva of Whitelaw and their children: Mark and Beth Mleziva (children: Madeline and William) of Appleton, Brian and Gina Dresang (children: Anna, Natalie and Lauren) of Darboy, Troy and Katie Mleziva (son: Mason) of Wauwatosa, Stacy Mleziva of Milwaukee, Lisa Mleziva and her fiancé, Tom Cook, of Milwaukee; Bonnie Brennan of Manitowoc; Will and Carol Gauger and their daughter: Heather (children: Alex, Anthony, Tafron and Maurice) of Manitowoc; David and JoAnn Anderson of rural Manitowoc and their children: Dustin and Shelby Anderson (daughter: Eloise) of Minneapolis, Garret Anderson of Manitowoc and HaLeigh Jo at home; Bill Brennan of Cato; Tom and Laurie Wegforth of Manitowoc; Dennis and Maureen Lehman of Clarks Mills and their children: Nicholas, Cady and Alison and one foster child: Sue Rudin of Manitowoc; her special friend: Pauline Wallander of Clarks Mills, other relatives and friends. Her only sibling, Gertrude Kasbaum Remiker, preceded her in death in 2005. She is survived by her brother-in-law: Victor Remiker of Clarks Mills, and his children: Joe and Pat Pivonka of Valders, Ken and Kate La Croix of Sheboygan, and Don and Mary Thompson of Waunakee. She was preceded in death by her mother and father-in-law: Mary and Jeremiah Rolland; sisters and brothers-in-law: Kelly Brennan, Florence Burke, Ben and Beatrice McCulley, Charles and Melba (Rolland) Knutson, Clem and Ann Rolland. The family will greet relatives and friends on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009, from 4:30 until 8 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. The visitation will continue on Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 9:30 until 10:45 a.m. also at the church. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. David Zimmerman with burial to follow services at the church cemetery. We'd like to thank Dr. Donald DeBruyn and the Manitowoc Clinic staff for their many years of caring service. Thanks also to North Ridge Medical & Rehabilitation Center for their excellent care which enabled Isabel to reach her goal of returning to her home. The Pfeffer Funeral Home of Manitowoc is assisting the family. Mother: Your life was full of loving deeds, Forever thoughtful of our needs, Today and tomorrow, Our whole lives through, We will always love and cherish you! Sadly missed by your family! Herald Times Reporter November 16, 2009


LAWRENCE G. (KELLY) BRENNAN Lawrence G. (Kelly) Brennan, age 82, formerly of 427 Crystal Dr. Valders, died Sunday, November 28, 1999 at Shady Lane Nursing Care Center. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 1, 1999, at St. Marys Catholic Church, Clarks Mills.  Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. John Conrad, with burial at St. Marys Church Cemetery. Graveside Military Rites will be accorded by the American Legion Thompson-Burkard Post #28, Valders. He was born December 9, 1916 in Cato, Wis., son of the late William and Mary Pankratz Brennan.  Kelly was a veteran of World War II serving in the United States Air Force and retired as a Lt. Colonel from the Air Force Reserves.  Kelly began his employment with Brennan-Rolland Excavating for many years then continued his employment as a salesman for Wallander Construction Company where he retired.  He was a member of St. Marys Catholic Church, Clarks Mills, the American Legion Post #28 of Valders for over 50 years and the Knights of Columbus of Manitowoc. Survivors include one brother and sister-in-law, Eugene (Jim) and Isabel Brennan, Cato; a half sister, Beatrice McCulley, Manitowoc; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Rolland, Melba Knutson and her husband, Herb, all of Manitowoc; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive.  He was preceded in death by his step-father, Jerry Rolland; one infant brother, William, two step brothers, Clem and Charles Rolland; one step sister, Florence Burke. The family will greet relatives and friends at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Clarks Mills from 9 a.m. on Wednesday until the time of service at 11 a.m.  The Christianson & Deja Funeral Home, Valders, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff of Shady Lane Nursing Care Center and especially Connie for the care they extended to Kelly. Manitowoc Herald Times – Tuesday, Nov 30, 1999 – page A2 ******** (9 Dec 1916/28 Nov 1999/SSDI)



MARY BRENNAN TWO DEAD, SEVEN HURT IN TWO CAR COLLISION Druggist From Clintonville, And Girl, 10, Victims Two person were killed and seven injured late Sunday in a two-car collision at the intersection of Highway 32 and County Trunk M. three miles northwest of Howards Grove. The dead: Allan Harvey Mahnke, 41, a Clintonville druggist and a son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Koehler, of Route 4, Sheboygan, and Mary Brennan, 10, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Brennan, of Valders. The injured: (Omitted for privacy.) None of the injured persons was reported critically hurt. The two deaths—the first traffic fatalities in Sheboygan County in more than six weeks—raised the county's 1956 highway death toll to 15. It was the third multiple-death accident of the year. In 1955, when the county had 26 traffic deaths—a record topped only in 1941—the county recorded its 21st fatality on the same date. Mahnke, a former Sheboygan area drug salesman, was identified by county traffic officers as the driver of one of the cars involved in the collision. His wife and two of his three sons were en route to their home in Clintonville after a week end visit with the Koehlers in Sheboygan. The Brennan girl was on of the four passengers in the other auto driven by her brother, Douglas Brennan. The other occupants were Brennan's wife and her two sisters, the Enders twins. Most seriously injured in the crash was Mrs. Mahnke who was being treated at Sheboygan Memorial Hospital for possible internal injuries, contusions to the chest and a lacerated right knee. The attending physician described her condition at noon today as “fair.” Also at Memorial Hospital (Turn to Page 20, Col. 1) were her two sons, both of who sustained lacerations and contusions of the forehead. They were reported in “good” condition. At St. Nicholas Hospital, Mrs. Brennan was reported suffering from a severe concussion, ascleral hemorrhage of the left eye, a fractured jaw, a fracture of the right wrist, discoloration of both eyes, multiple contusions to the chest and a muscle strain to the lower back. Her physician said her condition was “fair to good.” Describe Injuries Brennan was being treated for shock, probably fractures of four ribs, multiple lacerations of the forehead and face, a deep laceration under the left eye and contusions to his arms and legs. He was reported in “good” condition. Jean Enders was hospitalized with a probable broken collar bone, multiple lacerations of the arms and legs, a lacerated scalp and left knee, and was in a state of “mild shock.” Her twin sister sustained a “severe” concussion, severe contusions of the chest and abdomen, a lacerated lip, possible rib fractures and possible internal injuries. The condition of both girls was described by the attending physician as “good” after x-rays had been taken at the hospital. Dr. Reed M. Simpson, Sheboygan County coroner, attributed the instantaneous deaths of both Mahnke and the Brennan girl to skull fractures. Simpson was expected to confer later today with Sheriff Theodore J. Mosch and Dist. Atty. David Weber to determine whether or not to hold an inquest into the deaths. Hurtled Through Stop Sign Investigating officers said the Brennan car, northbound on County Trunk M, allegedly hurtled through an arterial stop sign at the intersection and ploughed broadside into the Mahnke auto. Questioned at the hospital this morning, Brennan admitted to Traffic Officer Vernon Schauer that he saw the headlights of a car traveling northwest on Highway 23 as he approached the intersection. He told Schauer that he applied his brakes momentarily and then apparently realizing he would be unable to stop, accelerated his speed to beat the Mahnke car across the highway. Schauer, who took measurements at the accident scene, said the point of impact was approximately in the dead center of the state trunk highway. After the crash, he said, the Brennan car caromed off the northwest corner of the intersection, hurdled a ditch, rolled over and landed upright in a farmer's field, 122 feet north of the impact point. The Mahnke auto crashed into a ditch on the west side of County Trunk M and north of Highway 32, about 83 feet north of the crossing. Cars Demolished Both cars were completely wrecked. The Brennan Girl's body was thrown clear of the wreckage. She was found lying near a ditch on the north side of Highway 32, south and east of the Brennan car. Mahnke's body was sprawled on the front seat of the car with the head and shoulders hanging out of the open driver's side of the auto. Schauer said several other occupants of the two cars also were thrown from the vehicles. Investigating officers said that Brennan's viability of Highway 32 was probably impaired by a farm house on the southeast corner of the intersection and a small incline on the state trunk highway east of the crossing. Schauer reported that there is a junction sign and a warning sign of the approaching arterial stop several hundred feet south of the intersection on County Trunk M. The injured were rushed to hospitals in Sheboygan by the Sheboygan Ambulance Service and Rudy's Ambulance less than 20 minutes after the accident. Spectators Gather Scores of spectators gathered at the scene within a few minutes after the crash. Officers Harvey Feld, Fred Godeman and Henry Hoppert were dispatched to direct traffic and keep the highways cleared. The Mahnkes were en route to their home in Clintonville after a week-end visit at the home of Mrs. Mahnke's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Koehler, near Sheboygan. They had arrived in Sheboygan Saturday night, spent the night at the Koehler home and on Sunday drove to Milwaukee to visit Mr. Mahnke's parents. Former Drug Salesman A former pharmaceutical sales representative for Parke-Davis in the Sheboygan area, Mr. Mahnke had lived in Fond du Lac before purchasing a drug store at Clintonville in August 1951. He and his wife had dinner with Mahnke's parents in Milwaukee after purchasing a supply of Christmas merchandise from a pharmaceutical house in Milwaukee. Their two boys spent the days with the Koehlers. On their return from Milwaukee, the Mahnkes had supper at the Koehler home and then left with their two boys on the return trip about 7:30 o'clock. Another son, Steven, 15, was in Racine. The Brennan's were returning to Valders after driving Douglas' younger brother, Gerald, 18, to Lakeland College where he enrolled as a freshman student. Lakeland College is only about two miles south of the accident scene. Services Wednesday Mary Brennan, a fifth grad pupil at St. Mary Catholic School at Clarks Mills, is survived, in addition to her parents, three brothers and a sister (private.) Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary church, Clarks Mills, with the Rev. Michael Fetko, pastor, celebrant of the requiem mass. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Berge Funeral Home, Valders, after 3 p.m. Tuesday. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Mahnke, in addition to his wife and three sons, is survived by his parents and a brother. He was born at Sturtevant (Racine County) in 1915, attended public schools in Racine and graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1937. He was married to the former Lauretta Koehler of Sheboygan on Oct. 27, 1949. Funeral services are pending. Sheboygan Press Monday, September 24, 1956 pg. 1 & 20


RAYMOND BRENNAN Raymond L. (Buck) Brennan, 67, of Valders, died Saturday morning at Home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Christianson-Deja Funeral Home, Valders, and 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. The Rev. Leander Nickel will officiate with burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Clarks Mills. Mr. Brennan was born March 3, 1908, at Valders, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Brennan. He was educated at Valders Public School and married Alma Alfson in October of 1940. He was employed at Valders Lime and Stone Co. and as custodian at Valders Public School until his retirement. Survivors include his wife, a brother, Harold, of Valders, two sisters, Leone Brennan, of Sheboygan and Mrs. Dr. William (Grace) Curran, of Antigo and nephews and nieces. Two brothers and three sisters preceded him in death. Friends may call at Christianson-Deja Funeral Home after 4 p.m. Monday, where a prayer service will be at 8 p.m. Herald Times Reporter Saturday, July 19, 1975 pg. 3


RUTH A. BRENNAN Ruth A. Brennan, age 95, a resident of Valders for many years, died Tuesday evening April 18, 2000, at Alterra Sterling House, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 24, 2000, at St. Mary’s Catholic church, Clarks Mills. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be Rev. John Conrad. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Church Cemetery. She was born August 29, 1904, at St. Anna, daughter of the late George and Celia Dela Hunt Keenan. She attended Kiel area schools, graduating from Kiel High School in 1922. She was also a 1924 graduate of Milwaukee State Teacher’s College. On August 31, 1928, she married Harold C. Brennan at St. George Catholic Church, Elkhart Lake, Wis. He preceded her in death on October 10, 1987. She formerly taught school in the Wausau and Manitowoc Public School Systems. Ruth was a member of the Valder’s Progressive Club and the St. Mary’s Christian Mothers. Survivors include her children and their spouses, Patricia (Richard) Erickson, Shakopee, Minn., Douglas (Alice) Brennan, Valders, Gerald Brennan, Oshkosh, Harold Brennan, White Lake, Wis.; 11 grandchildren, Jan (Robert) Jirik, Jill (Richard) Buresch, Jan (Mitch) Linder, Thomas (Renee) Erickson, Julie (Mark) Koth, Gina (Michael) Gibbons, Douglas (Lynn) Brennan, Rick (Julie) Brennan, Elizabeth (Gary) Brenizer, Sarah (Grant) Spellmeyer, Maureen (Andrew) Rust; 25 great grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Myrtle Keenan, Wauwatosa. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was further preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Ruth Brennan; two brothers and one sister. Friends may call at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Clarks Mills, on Monday, April 24, 2000, from 9 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. There will be no Sunday evening visitation. Christianson-Deja Funeral Home, Valders, is assisting the family. Manitowoc Herald Times – Thursday, April 20, 2000 - Page A2


WILLIAM C. BRENNAN WILLIAM BRENNAN, BROTHER OF SHERIFF-ELECT, PASSES AWAY AFTER OPERATION AT HOSPITAL William Brennan, brother of Sheriff-elect Thomas Brennan, and one of the best known residents of the county, died at the hospital last night, death following an operation which Mr. Brennan underwent some time ago for stomach trouble. The burial will be held at Clarks Mills. Mr. Brennan was 37 years of age and was born in the town of Eaton. He made his home at Clarks Mills and Valders most of his life and had been a resident of the city that past two or three years. Mr. Brennan is survived by a widow and three children. Two brothers at Valders also survive. Manitowoc Herald News, Tuesday, December 24, 1918, Page 2


LEO B. BRICKNER Leo B. Brickner, age 74, of Valders died Thursday evening, April 10,l 1997 at Bellin Hospital, Green Bay. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 14, 1997, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. Rev. John Conrad will officiate with burial to follow in the church cemetery. He was born October 25, 1922, at Faribault, Minn., son of the late Bernard and Anna Pirkl Brickner. He attended Ellsworth Schools. Leo farmed in the Reedsville area for many years and was then employed by the Larro Feed Division of General Mills in sales. He retired as area sales manager for Vigortone Ag Products in 1986. He married Delores Gores June 20, 1953, at Almena, Wis. He was a member of St. Mary Church serving as a lector and usher. Leo enjoyed his family and grandchildren, the morning coffee groups to talk farming, traveling and a good game of sheepshead. Survivors include his wife, Delores, Valders; four sons and three daughters-in-law; Larry and Bernie Brickner, Sturgeon Bay, Jerry and Kristine Brickner, Port Washington, John and Karen Brickner, Rice Lake, Mark Brickner, Sturgeon Bay; six daughters and four sons-in-law, Mary Ostrom, Columbus, Ohio, Barbara and Eric Christianson, Greendale, Debra and Richard Reimer, Green Bay, Beverly and Alan Berg, Menomonee Falls, Jean and James Barnes, Valders, Beth Marie Brickner and special friend, Stephen Poremba, Sussex; four brothers, Clem (Ruby) Brickner, Harlingen, Texas, Raymond Brickner, River Falls, Cletus (Betty) Brickner, Prescott, Burton and Jean Brickner, Ellsworth; one sister, Irene (Earl) Amundson, Minneapolis, Minn.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ervin (Marian) Gores, Almena, Wis., John (Mary Ann) Gores, Chetek, Jerome Gores, Almena; 16 grandchildren. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Tom Ostrom. The family would like to thank the complete medical and nursing staff of Bellin Hospital. Friends may call at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills, from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, and on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. The Christianson-Deja Funeral Home, Valders, is assisting the family. Manitowoc Herald Times – Saturday, April 12, 1997 – page A2



MARYJANE BRULL MaryJane Brull, age 49, of 122 Lincoln St., Valders, died on Wednesday evening, April 30, 2008, at her residence, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on April 6, 1959, in New Brunswick, N.J., daughter of Mario and Dorothy Dominici. On Oct. 3, 1992, she married Anthony Brull at St. John's United Church of Christ in Manitowoc. She was a dog groomer at the Manitowoc Animal Hospital for 16 years, and then employed at Endries Company in Brillion. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) She was preceded in death by her father-in-law: Donald "Goompa" Brull; brother-in-law: Richard Brull; and a nephew: Logan Brull. Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 5, 2008, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. David Zimmerman. MaryJane will be laid to rest at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Clarks Mills, following cremation. The family will greet relatives & friends on Monday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at 11:30 am. In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established in MaryJane's name. The Christianson & Deja Funeral Home and Cremation Care Center, Valders, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Herald Times Reporter, May 3, 2008


ADRIAN BRUNNER Adrian A. Brunner, age 84, of 127 McKinley St., Valders, went to his eternal rest Wednesday evening, December 9, 1998 at River’s Bend Health & Rehabilitation Center, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, December 11, 1998 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be Rev. John Conrad with burial at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 12, 1998, at St. Mary’s Church Cemetery. He was born January 9, 1914 in Osman, Wis., son of the late Frank and Mary Bogenschultz Brunner. On October 24, 1959 he married Gertrude R. Schmidt at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. Adrian was employed at Lakeland Egg Co-op, Valders and Tecumseh Products, New Holstein until his retirement in 1979. Survivors include his wife, Gertrude,Valders; two sons and one daughter-in-law, James Brunner, Manitowoc, Steven and Susan (Hamilton) Brunner, Georgetown, Texas; one granddaughter, Andrea Rose Brunner, Texas; a step-granddaughter, Michelle (Robert) Mayfield III, Las Vegas, Nev.; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Teckla Krauss, Fond du lac, Mary and Ervin Dehne, Newton, Angeline and Victor Lallensack, Manitowoc; one brother and sister-in-law, William and Dorothy Brunner, Prairie du Chein; one sister-in-law, Ermina Brunner, Chilton. He is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was also preceded in death by five brothers, Joseph, Martin, Anton, George and Theodore; one brother-in-law, Lawrence Krauss and one sister-in-law, Lillian Brunner. Friends may call at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Clarks Mills from 5 p.m. Friday until the time of Mass at 7 p.m. The Christianson & Deja Funeral Home, Valders is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. The family also wishes to extend their sincere thanks to the nurses and staff of River’s Bend and Holy Name Memorial Medical Center, for all of the loving care and compassion that they have given to Adrian. Manitowoc Herald Times – Friday, Dec. 11, 1998 – page A2



GERTRUDE BRUNNER Mrs. Gertrude R. Brunner, age 80, of 127 McKinley St., Valders, went to her etrernal rest on Nov. 21, 2005, at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center, Manitowoc. The family will greet relatives and friends from 5 p.m until 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 25, 2005, at St. Mary's Catholic church, Clarks Mills. The Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 7 p.m with the Rev. James Jugenheimer presiding. Burial will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005, at St. Mary's Church Cemetery. Gertrude was born on Oct. 22, 1925, at Clarks Mills, daughter of the late Louis and Rose (Tienor) Schmidt. She attended St. Mary's School at Clarks Mills. Gertrude was employed at Nestles Company, Valders, the Mirro Company, Manitowoc, and at the Village Inn at Valders, until her retirement. On Oct. 24, 1959, she married Adrian Brunner of St. Nazianz at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. Officiating at the wedding Mass was the Rev. Henry Arens. Gertrude loved spending time with her grandchildren, working in her flower garden, as well as cooking and baking. Survivors include her two sons and daughter-in-law: James Brunner, Manitowoc; and Steve and Susan (Hamilton) Brunner, Georgetown, Texas; one grand daughter: Andrea Rose Brunner; on step-grandchild: Michelle Mayfield, Long Beach, Calif.; and great grandchildren: Jadyn and Jonah. Gertrude is further survived by one sister: Mrs. Marcella Schermetzler, Manitowoc; two sisters-in-law: Mrs. Lucille (Edward) Schmidt and Mrs. Delores (Jerome) Schmidt, Valders. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. Gertrude waqs preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Adrian on Dec. 9, 1998; two brothers: Edward and Jerome Schmidt; two sisters: Mrs. Caroline (Marvin) Robinson and Mrs. Marie (David) Novak; and three brothers-in-law: Marvin robinson, Jacob Schermetzler, and David Novak. The Christianson & Deja Funeral Home and Cremation Care Center, Valders, is assisting the Brunner family with arrangements. The Brunner family would like to thank the communion staff at St. Mary's for bringing communion to Gertrude's house every Sunday, and for the regular visits from Father Jim Jugenheimer and Deacon Tom Koch every first Friday of the month. We will never forget your kindness. Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter November 23, 2005


LEONARD BRUNNER (d. 1950) Motor Grader Is Hit By A Soo Line Freighter A 37 year old employe of the Manitowoc county highway department was killed Friday afternoon when the motor grader he was driving collided with a Soo line snow plow at a railway crossing eight miles west of Manitowoc on highway 151. The victim was Leonard J. Brunner, 37, of route 1, Cato. The county grader, headed east from Valders enroute to Manitowoc, was hit broadside by the train, which was traveling northeast. The grader was scooped up by the huge railway plow, carried some 70 feet north of the crossing and deposited on its top at the right of the tracks. Mr. Brunner was crushed beneath the wreckage. The accident occurred at 3:05 p.m. The train, consisting only of the plow in front, a locomotive and a caboose came to a halt a short distance north of the wreckage. It's personnel, all of Fond du Lac, were C.J. Frank, conductor; Edward Scharfenberg, engineer; George W. Kennedy, roadmaster, and James Foley. Kennedy, who was riding the plow, told Sheriff Walter Herman that he was the grader stop west of the crossing with the nose of its “V” scraper near the tracks. The train was about 300 feet south of the crossing, he said, but it did not appear to him that there was enough clearance to permit the train to pass. Two Whistles Blown Kennedy claimed that he pulled the whistle of the plow and the engineer gave a blast of the locomotive whistle. After that, he said, the grader started up directly in the path of the train. The motor of the grader was still running when the big machine was dumped and overturned at the side of the tracks. Rev. M.J. Fetko, pastor of St. Mary's Catholic church, Clarks Mills, of which Mr. Brunner was a member, administered the last rites of the church at the scene of the accident. Two highway department trucks, a wrecker truck from Manitowoc and acetylene torches were required to extricate the body from the wreckage. The torches were employed to cut and remove the plow, thus lightening the grader. The big county trucks, equipped with snow plows, were stationed north of the wreckage to serve as an anchor for the wrecker, which was attached to the trucks. The grader was then righted through use of a winch on the wrecker. County Traffic Officers Henry Pleuss and Paul Schroeder assisted the under-sheriff in the investigation. Dr. Theodore Teitgen, county coroner, who took statements from the train's crew, was to confer with Dist. Atty. Fred G. Dicke to determine whether an inquest should be held. Eight Children Survive Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12 at St. Mary's Catholic church, Clarks Mills, Rev. Fetko officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Brunner was born August 3, 1913 at Whitelaw, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Brunner. He was a lifelong resident of the town of Cato and was employed by the county highway department in 1945. He and the former Miss Dorothy Denk were married Nov. 3, 1937. He was a member of the Holy Name society of St. Mary's Catholic church, Clarks Mills. He is survived by his wife and eight children, the eldest 13 years old. They include four daughters, and four sons, (private). Other survivors are his parents; three brothers, Harold of Columbus, O., Herbert with the merchant marine on the west coast, and Roy of Whitelaw; and three sisters, Mrs. Ernest Lomprey of Henderson, Nev., and Mrs. Anton Sittman and Mrs. Gertrude Schad, both of Whitelaw. Friends may call at the Berge funeral home from 2 p.m. Sunday until Tuesday morning when the casket will be removed to the church for services. The rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Monday. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, December 9, 1950 pg. 1


LEONARD L. BRUNNER (d. 2011) Leonard L Brunner, age 72, formerly of Whitelaw and Sheboygan, a current resident of Lakeland, Florida died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, in Florida after complications of surgery. Leonard was born March 17, 1939 in the town of Cato, son of the late Leonard and Dorothy (Denk) Brunner. Leonard worked many jobs throughout his lifetime but mainly as an over the road semi truck driver. He was a very hardworking man which he learned at a very young age when he was given the responsibility of helping to raise his siblings due to the loss of their father. Survivors include his wife Phyllis Brunner of Lakeland, FL. Two sons and one daughter, Tim (Sherrie) Brunner Boerne, TX, Chris (Amie) Brunner Dallas, TX, Lisa (Paul) Schermetzler Manitowoc. Grandchildren include a grandson Alec Schermetzler, a granddaughter Erin Schermetzler and step-grandchildren Charity (AJ) Bellile, Shayla Schermetzler and special friend Andrew Russell, Dean Roberts, Alexa and Camden Grabow, step great-grandaughter, Haylie Bellile. He is also survived by the children of his wife Pat (Rob) Thompson, OR, Kathy (Randy) Thompson, MN, Mike (Roni) Town, MN, Jackie (Cliff) Middleton, FL, Paul Town, MN. Also surviving is the mother of his children Gladys (Riesterer) Brunner, Manitowoc, four sisters and three brothers, MaryAnn (Hilary) Krueger, AK, Pat (Roger) Halverson, Manitowoc, Pamela O'Connor, WA, Barbara (Lee) Owart, Manitowoc , Ronald (Karen) Brunner, FL, Gerald (Mary) Brunner, Glenbeulah, Allen (Janice) Brunner, Manitowoc, one step-brother Jerry (Kathy) Reinke, MN, one step-sister Debbie (Terry) Mathiebe, Brillion, and many nieces and nephews. Lifelong friends Jerome "Sonny" and Mary Kohlbeck and Joseph "Gene" and Kathy Preston both of Whitelaw. He was preceded in death by one son, Neal Brunner, one nephew Rusty Halverson, his step-father Harvey Reinke, one step-sister Sandy Reinke, one step-grandson, Lee Brummet. Dad will be brought back home for a memorial service at St. Mary's Church, Clarks Mills, at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 3, 2011. Officiating at the Memorial service will be the Rev. Dave Zimmerman. A burial service will be held at a later date with entombment at St. Mary's Cemetery, Clarks Mills. In lieu of flowers condolences can be sent c/o Leonard Brunner family PO Box 241 Manitowoc WI 54221-0241 Dad loved to cook for "everyone", he always had a story to tell and a good joke to share. PaPa will be sadly missed by his grandchildren who he loved so dearly. Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter August 28, 2011



NEAL BRUNNER Neal Brunner, age 3, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Brunner of Whitelaw, died Wednesday morning at home. Private funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw. The Rev. Richard Heymen will officiate and burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Clark Mills. He was born Sept. 18, 1967, at Manitowoc, son of Leonard and Gladys Riesterer Brunner. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) There will be no visitation. The Christianson Funeral Home, Valders, is in charge of funeral arrangements. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. February 10, 1971


LEONARD BURICH Leonard A. Burich, age 73, of 14114 English Lake Road, Valders, passed away early Tuesday morning, April 17, 2007, at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, Green Bay. Leonard was born in Manitowoc on Sept. 22, 1933, son of the late Adolph and Anna (Radey) Burich. He graduated from Reedsville High School with the class of 1952. On July 23, 1955, he married Shirley Sebo at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Reedsville. In his younger years, Leonard enjoyed his involvement with the Future Farmers of America. During his career, he was employed by Mirro Aluminum Company as a truck driver, and later for Spancrete from which he retired. Leonard enjoyed gardening. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) Leonard was preceded in death by his father-in-law: Alvin Sebo; and one brother-in-law: David Strouf. Funeral services will be held at noon on Saturday, April 21, 2007, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. David Beaudry, with burial to take place immediately following Mass in the St. Mary's Catholic Church Cemetery. The family will greet relatives and friends at the church on Saturday, April 21, 2007, from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass at noon. The Christianson & Deja Funeral Home and Cremation Care Center, Valders, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Second Floor ICU of Aurora BayCare in Green Bay, for the care and compassion shown to Leonard and his family. "Muchin" will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Herald Times Reporter, April 19, 2007


EDMUND BURKE (1819-1904) Death in Clarks Mills of 86-yr. old Edmund Burke, father of Attorney Richard Burke here, leaving 3 children. Der Nord Westen, 24 Mar. 1904 ******** OBITUARY: Edmund Burke, aged 86, died at his home in the town of Cato, near Clark's Mills, last Thursday. He was born in Bradford, County Claire, Ireland, marrying there and coming to this country in 1846. He and his wife were true types of the early pioneers, thrifty, industrious and hardy. They lived in New York state for about five years, hiring out on a farm. They received only twelve dollars a month and yet during the five years they manage to accumulate $500. With this they came west and bought a farm in Cato, where they have since lived. Mrs. Burke died about 25 years ago. Three of Mr. Burke's brothers, all younger than he, have also died. Only three children survive: Richard W. Burke, an attorney of this city; Mrs. Thomas Butler, of Wausaukee; and Mrs. Michael Fitzgerald, of Peshtigo. All three attended the funeral which was held Monday morning at the Catholic church in Clark's Mills. The Burke family has been a prominent one in the politics of this county. Deceased held office in his town for years and his brother John was at one time county surveyor. Richard, the son, is secretary of the local branch of the Socialists. Manitowoc Pilot Thursday, March 24, 1904 pf. 1



EDMUND BURKE (1855-1904) Death Mon. of Edward Burke in Holy Family Hospital here. The deceased, brother of Judge R. Burke here, was a resident of Town Cato. He had suffered from consumption and was brought to the hospital for improved care. He was 48 and leaves his father and several sisters. The funeral will be held today in Clarks Mills. Der Nord Westen, 04 Feb. 1904 ******** Edmund Burke birth: 1 October 1853 Cato death: 1 February 1904 Manitowoc, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin residence: 1904 Cato father: Edmund Burke mother: Margaret Vaughen Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


MARGARET BURKE (d. 1886) Margaret Burke Wisconsin, Death Records Name Margaret Burke Event Type Death Event Date 1886 Event Place Manitowoc County, Wisconsin Gender Female Age 59 Marital Status Married Race white Occupation insane housewife Birth Year (Estimated) 1827 Birthplace Cork, Ireland Burial Place Cato "Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907," database, FamilySearch ******** Margaret Burke Wisconsin, Death Index Name Margaret Burke Event Type Death Event Date 15 Jan 1886 Event Place Manitowoc, Wisconsin Page 0018 "Wisconsin, Death Index, 1820-1907," database, FamilySearch


CYRIL R. BURKHARDT JR. Cyril R. Burkhardt, Jr., age 59 of 3525 Sunset Lane, Brillion (Long Lake) died early Wednesday morning, Sept. 19, 2001, at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center, Manitowoc. Private family funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2001 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. John Conrad and burial will follow in the church cemetery. Cyril was born May 5, 1942, in Sheboygan County, son of Evelyn Schrieber Burkhardt and the late Cyril Burkhardt Sr. Cyril graduated from Kiel High School. On Jan. 19, 1973 he married the former Eileen E. Meyer Haas at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. They lived for many years in Valders moving to Brillion in 1998. Cyril was employed as a journeyman tool and die maker at Mirro Foley Manufacturing in Chilton. Survivors include his wife: Eileen Burkhart, Brillion; two daughters and one son-in-law: Barbara A. Haas, Brillion and Beverly and Leander Schad, Kiel; two grandchildren: Corbin and Amanda Schad; his mother, Evelyn Burkhardt, Kiel, one brother and sister-in-law: Mike and Jean Burkhardt, Elkhart Lake and one nephew, Peter Burkhardt. Christianson & Deja Funeral Home, Valders, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Manitowoc Herald Times – Thursday, Sept 20, 2001 – page A6



BERNICE CARLSON Mrs. David Carlson, 48, of Rt. 1, Trevor, Wis., died Sunday morning of a coronary attack enroute to a Burlington hospital. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Reedsville Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. The Rev. Henry Arens will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Carlson, the former Bernice Linsmeyer, was born April 18, 1916, in the Town of Cato, daughter of the late John and Anna Remiker Linsmeyer. She attended St. Mary Parochial School at Clarks Mills and was married to David Carlson Dec. 13, 1952. They resided at Manitowoc until moving to Trevor. She was a member of the Altar Society of Holy Name Parish, Wilmot. Surviving are the husband, two sons (private), two brothers, Bernard of Casper, Wyo., and Victor of Sheboygan and two sisters, Mrs. Harry Zahorik of Cato and Mrs. Lester Shimek of Manitowoc. She was preceded in death by a brother, John. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. Tuesday where the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times Monday, December 7, 1964 pg. T-6


DAVID CARLSON David A. Carlson, 60, a former Manitowoc resident who resided at Trevor, Wis., died Friday evening, March 19, at Veterans Hospital, Wood, Wis. Funeral services will be 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and 10 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Philip Hoffmann will celebrate the Mass of Resurrection and burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Clarks Mills. Mr. Carlson was born Oct. 27, 1921 at Manitowoc, son of the late Oscar and Thresa Naide Carlson. He attended Manitowoc schools and was a graduate of Lincoln High School, Class of 1940. He was a veteran of World War II serving with the United States Navy from August of 1942 to January of 1946. He married Bernice Linsmeyer Dec. 13, 1952 at Manitowoc. She preceded him in death Dec. 6, 1964. Prior to his illness he had been employed at Miller Brewery of Milwaukee as an instrument technician. Mr. Carlson was a charter member of V.F.W. Otto Oas Post No. 659 and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 706. Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Thomas Lee Carlson of Burlington, Wis., and Michael and Faith Carlson of Trevor, Wis.; a sister, Mrs. Sophie Huss of Manitowoc and two grandchildren, Thomas Lee Jr. and Tanya Lynn. He was preceded in death by a sister, Maxine. Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home from 4 o'clock to 9 o'clock this Monday evening where a prayer service will be at 7:30 o'clock. Manitowoc Herald Times Monday, March 22, 1982



MARY CASEY Mary Callaghan Or Casey Wisconsin, Death Records Name Mary Callaghan Or Casey Event Type Death Event Date 1903 Event Place Clarks Mills, Manitowoc, Wisconsin Residence Place Clarks Mills, Wis. Gender Female Age 79 Marital Status Widowed Occupation Housewife Birth Date 15 Aug 1820 Birth Year (Estimated) 1824 Birthplace Cork, Ireland Burial Place Clarks Mills, Wis. Spouse's Name Timothy Casey "Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907," database, FamilySearch ******** Mary Callaghan Casey Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials Name Mary Callaghan Casey Gender Female Burial Place Clarks Mills, Wis. Death Date 16 Sep 1903 Death Place Clarks Mills, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin Age 79 Birth Date 15 Aug 1820 Birthplace Cork, Ireland Occupation Housework Race White Marital Status Widowed Spouse's Name Timothy Casey "Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968," database, FamilySearch *Note: The death years does not match the tombstone on both of these records.


ALVIN CHRISTEL From the Sheboygan Press Aug. 12, 1941 Alvin Christel Of Valders Is Summoned Sunday Morning Valders, Wis. - Alvin Christel, 42, Valders business man, passed away at 6:20 a.m., last Sunday, at his home after an illness of five weeks. Deceased was born in 1898 in St. Nazianz the son of William F. and the late Mrs. Christel. Three years later, the family moved to Valders where he was employed by his father in the Valders Canning factory. In 1917 he was married to Miss Minnie Pankratz. In 1923, he was appointed manager of the Valders Cash store and held this position until he became ill in July. Mr. Christel was treasurer of the William F. Christel, Inc., of Valders, the parent company which operated the various enterprises of the Christel family here and vicinity. He was active in community affairs and served for several terms as a member of the village board. He was president of the Lions club here in 1940. He was also a member of the Holy Name society, the Catholic Knights of Wisconsin, of St. Mary's parish at Clarks Mills, the Eagles in Manitowoc and the Men's Social club. He was associated with the Valders unit of the Wisconsin conversation and the County Fish and Game association. Survivors are the widow; four sons, three daughters, his father, William F. Christel of Valders; six brothers, Isadore of Kiel, William Jr., of Minneapolis, Minn., Joseph, Louis and Norbert of Valders and Arthur of Vincennes, Ind., and six sisters, Mrs. Rudolph Kletzien of Manitowoc, Mrs. Louis Pankratz, Mrs. Peter Thielen, Mrs. Tillie Brennan, Mrs. Charles Ryan and Mrs. Edgar Ryan, all of Valders. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m., Wednesday, at the Berge Funeral home and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic church in Clarks Mills with interment in the church cemetery. The Rev. Fr. Loerke will officiate. The body may be viewed at the Berge Funeral home until the time of services. From the Sheboygan Press, Aug. 16, 1941 (sent in by researcher/see contributors page) ********** Many Attend Funeral Rites For Late Alvin F. Christel Valders, Wis. - Funeral services for Alvin F. Christel, who passed away last Sunday morning, were held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's church in Clarks Mills, the Rev. Lawrence Loerke, the Rev. Fr. Stienwalks of St. Elizabeth hospital in Appleton, and the Rev. Walter Tuschel taking part in the requiem high mass. There were many floral tributes and spiritual bouquets. Servers at the mass were the following four nephews of the deceased: (omitted for privacy) Pallbearers were the following six brothers: Isidor, William, Norbert, Arthur, Joseph and Louis Christel. Included with the many relatives and friends who came from out of town to attend the rites were: (omitted for privacy) ************ From the Sheboygan Press, Aug. 11, 1941 Valders Store Manager Passes Away On Sunday Valders - Alvin S. Christel, manager of the Valders Cash Store, died at 6:20 a.m. Sunday after a lingering illness. Mr. Christel was 42 years old, the son of William S. Christel. Funeral services will be held at St. Mary's church in Clarks Mills at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, the Rev. L.M. Loerke conducting the services, and buial will be in the adjoining church cemetery. The body may be viewed at the Berge Funeral home in Valders from 6 a.m. today until the hour of the funeral. Further details will appear in The Sheboygan Press tomorrow. ******** A. F. Christel of Valders Dies at Age of 42, Sunday Alvin F. Christel, aged 42, brother of I. H. Christel of this city, and a prominent Valders businss man and former Valders official, active in affairs of that community and county for years, passed away Sunday morning at his home in that village, after a serious illness of five weeks' duration Funeral services were conducted this Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. from the Berge Funeral Home in Valders and at 9:30 a.m. from the St. Mary's Catholic church at Clarks Mills. Burial was made in the adjoining church cemetry. Mr. Christel, son of Mr. and Mrs. William F. Christel, was born in St. Nazianz in 1898. Three years later the parents moved to Valders. During his younger days he was employed by his father in the Valders Canning Company plant, and at the old Wisconsin Condensed Milk Company plant. In 1917 he was united in marriage with Miss Minnie Pankratz of Valders. In 1923 Mr. Christel was selected manager of the Valders Cash store, a position he held up to the time of his illness. He was also treasurer of William F. Christel, Inc., of Valders, the parent company which operated the various enterprises of the Christel family in the village and vicinity. Survivors are the widow; four sons, Robert of Biloxi, Miss., William, John and Charles of Valders; three daughters, Elaine, Patricia, and Mary of Valders; his father, William F. Christel of Valders; six brothers, Isadore of Kiel, William of Minneapolis, Joseph, Louis and Norbert of Valders, Arthur of Vincennes, Ind.; six sisters, Mrs. Rudolph Kletzien of Manitowoc, Mrs. L. M. Pankratz, Mrs. Peter Thielen, Mrs. Tillie Brennan, Mrs. Charles Ryan and Mrs. Edgar Ryan, Valders.


ESTHER M. CHRISTEL Mrs. Norbert W. Christel, 72, of 552 S. Liberty St., Valders, died Friday morning at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be held at 9:45 a.m. Monday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clark Mills. The Rev. Leander F. Nickel will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Christel, nee Esther M. Mallmann, was born Jan. 13, 1900, at Quarry, Manitowoc County, daughter of the late John and Dorothy Riesterer Mallmann. She was a graduate of Manitowoc County Normal with the Class of 1920. She taught in the St. Nazianz area until her marriage. She was married to Norbert W. Christel Sept. 24, 1924, at Clark Mills. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church Christian Mothers Altar Society. Survivors include her husband; five sons, a daughter, (survivors edited for privacy) two brothers, Ray, of Kohler and Louis, of Fond du Lac; a sister, Mrs. Wallace Meves, of Sheboygan; and 22 grandchildren. Two sisters preceded her in death. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday where a wake service will be held at 8 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. April 7, 1972 (sent in by researcher/see contributors page) (b. 13 Jan 1900/d. Apr 1972/SSDI)


MINNIE CHRISTEL Wilhelmina (Minnie) Christel, (nee Pankratz), age 95, a native of Valders, Manitowoc County, Wis., was born to her Eternal Life Wednesday evening, December 8, 1993, at St. Mary’s Home, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be 10:15 a.m. Monday, December 13, 1993 at the Pfeffer Funeral Home and 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be Rev. John Conrad with burial to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Clarks Mills. She was born December 25, 1897 at Valders, Manitowoc County, daughter of the late Joseph and Theresa Koerner Pankratz. Mrs. Christel was a member and past president of Valders American Legion Auxiliary. She was also a member of Valders Senior Citizens and St. Mary’s Christian Mothers Altar Society. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Alvin, two sons, John and Robert and a granddaughter, Susan Christel. Minnie was the dear mother of Elaine (Roland) VerBraken, South Milwaukee, Wis., William (Viola) Christel, New Berlin, Wis., Patricia (David) Biasco, Lincolnwood, Ill., Charles (Carol) Christel, Houston, Texas, Mary (Edward) Mulloy, Grafton, Wis. She is also survived by two daughters-in-law, Elizabeth Christel, St. Louis, Mo., June Christel, St. Petersburg, Fla.; a brother, Hugo M. Pankratz, Appleton, and loving “Grandma Minnie” to 30 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends also survive. Friends may call at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, from 4-8 p.m. Sunday where a prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. by Rev. Conrad. Memorials would be appreciated to St. Mary’s Home of Manitowoc or St. Mary’s Catholic church of Clarks Mills. Manitowoc Herald Times – Fri. December 10, 1993



NORBERT W. CHRISTEL Norbert W. Christel, 73, of 552 S. Liberty St., Valders, died Thursday at St. Joseph Hospital, Marshfield. Funeral services will be at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. The Rev. Leander F. Nickel will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. Mr. Christel was born Feb. 24, 1902, at Valders, son of the late William F. and Wilhelmina Lulloff Christel. He married Esther M. Mallmann Sept. 24, 1924, at Clarks Mills. She preceded him in death April 7, 1972. Mr. Christel was president of William F. Christel Co. and Valders State Bank of Valders. He spent his life in the garage and implement business at Valders and was active in the management of the Valders Canning Co. with plants at Valders, Hilbert and St. Nazianz. He was a member of Valders Lions Club and St. Mary Holy Name Society of Clarks Mills. Survivors include five sons, a daughter, four brothers, Isadore, of Kiel, William, of Minneapolis, Minn., Louis of Wisconsin Rapids and Arthur, of Manitowoc; two sisters, Mrs. Louise Kletzien and Mrs. Edgar (Alice) Ryan, of Manitowoc and 22 grandchildren. Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday where a wake service will be at 8 p.m. Herald-Times Reporter, Manitowoc-Two Rivers, Wis. Sat. May 24, 1975 page 3 ********* Herald-Times Reporter, Manitowoc-Two Rivers, Wis., Fri., May 23, 1975 page 3 Christel Funeral Funeral services for Norbert W. Christel, 73, president of the William F. Christel Co., Valders, of 552 S. Liberty St., Valders, who died late Thursday night at St. Joseph Hospital, Marshfield, will be announced Saturday by Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc. (above sent in by researcher/see contributors page) ************ Norbert Christel, Bank President and Former Local Businessman, Dies Norbert W. Christel, 73, 0f 552 South Liberty Street, Valders, died on Thursday evening, May 22, at St. Joseph Hospital in Marshfield. He had undergone heart surgery ten days or more before but failed to rally because of complications that developed. Funeral services were at 9:15 A.M. Tuesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 10 A.M. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. The Rev. Leander Nickel officiated and burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Christel was born Feb. 24, 1902, at Valders, son of the late William F. and Wilhelmina Lulloff Christel. He married Esther M. Mallmann Sept. 24, 1924, at Clarks Mills. She died April 7, 1972. Mr. Christel was president of William F. Christel Co. and Valders State Bank. He spent his life in the garage and implement business at Valders and was active in the management of the Valders Canning Co. with plants at Valders, Hilbert and St. Nazianz. He was a member of the Valders Lions Club and St. Mary Holy Name Society. Survivers(sic) include five sons, a daughter, four brothers, Isadore of Kiel, William of Minneapolis Louis of Wisconsin Rapids and Arthur of Manitowoc; two sisters, Mrs. Louise Kletzien and Mrs. Edgar Ryan (Alice) of Manitowoc; and 22 grandchildren. (Survivors edited for privacy) (No newspaper named, 1975 handwritten on the obituary) (Norbert b. 24 Feb 1902/d. May 1975/SSDI)


LEONA F. CHRISTIANSON Leona F. Christianson, age 94, a longtime Valders resident, died peacefully early Monday morning, May 11, 2015 surrounded by her loving family at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center, Manitowoc. Leona was born on November 30, 1920 in the Town of Cato, daughter of the late Frank and Anna (Kohlnhofer) Denk. On February 10, 1945 she married Leroy Christianson at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Clarks Mills. He preceded her in death on August 18, 2003. She worked hand in hand with her husband Leroy on the home farm. From an early age she worked for the Sister's Convent at St. Mary's Church, Clarks Mills, and continued to be a dedicated member of the parish. Leona was also a member of the Marion Council at her church and a former member of the Riverview Homemakers. She was a beautiful, loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, who said many Rosaries for each and every one of us. Leona enjoyed spending time with her family and never missed an occasion to send a card, and spent many hours baking and cooking for her family. Survivors include four daughters and five sons-in-law: Jeanne and John Wilson, Manitowoc, Carol and James Fisher, OK, Charles Wendling, Collins, June and Paul LaCroix, Manitowoc, Shari and Daniel Carpenter, DePere; two sons and daughters-in-law: Roy and Julie Christianson, Darboy, Steven and Julie Christianson, TX; 15 grandchildren: Shea (Lauren) Fisher, Shannon (Doug) Wanek, Shawn (Scott) Litersky, Michele (Mike) Frozena, Kenneth II (Tammy) Lemberger, Mathew Lemberger, Troy Wendling, Craig (Shelly) Wendling, Brett (Keri) Wendling, Lindsay LaCroix, Sarah (Nick) Hanson, Nathan (Courtney) Christianson, Melissa (Chris) Broome, Justin Carpenter and Shana Carpenter and fiancé Brad; 32 great grandchildren. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. She was also preceded in death by two daughters: Darlene Christianson and Barbara Wendling; one grandson: Brian LaCroix; two granddaughters: Crystal Bradley and Jamie Lynn Fisher; three brothers and two sisters-in-law: Norbert Denk, Louis and Agnes Denk, Marcus and Viola Denk; three sisters and brothers-in-law: Dorothy and Harvey Reinke, Mathilda and Louis Pivonka, Anna and Nick Schuh; two brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Raymond and Anne Christianson and Wilfred and LaVerne Christianson. Funeral Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, May 15, 2015 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be Rev. Richard Klingeisen with burial to follow at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Clarks Mills. The family will greet relatives and friends on Friday, May 15, 2015 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Clarks Mills, from 9:00 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.pfefferfuneralhome.com. The Christianson & Deja Funeral Home, Valders, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Mama was the matriarch of our family. We will miss her strength, resilience and unconditional love. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the entire staff of Manitowoc Health and Rehabilitation Center for their care and compassion shown towards Leona and her family. Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter May 12, 2015


LEROY W. CHRISTIANSON Leroy Walton Christianson, age 80, of 403 Christel Drive, Valders, died Monday morning, Aug. 18, 2003, at his residence in the arms of his loving family. Funeral services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003 at Faith Lutheran Church, Valders. Officiating at the service will be the Rev. Don Staude with burial to follow at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Clarks Mills. Leroy was born on Oct. 13, 1922 in the town of Cato, son of the late Alfred and Tilda Torrison Christianson. He was a graduate of Valders High School with the class of 1940. Leroy married the former Leona Denk on Feb. 10, 1945 at St. Mary Parsonage, Clarks Mills. He worked as a dairy farmer on the home farm. Leroy also worked for Bahr construction Co. for 19 years, retiring in 1983. He was supervisor for the town of Cato for six years and served as chairman for the town of Cato for 20 years. He also served as supervisor of the Manitowoc County Board for seven years and secretary for the Manitowoc County Fair for many years. Leroy was a past member of the Clarks Mills Sportsmen's Club and the Valders Lions Club. Survivors include his wife, Leona Christianson, Valders; five daughters and sons-in-law: Jeanne and John Wilson, Newman, Ca., Carol and James Fisher, Pauls Valley, Okla.; Barbara and Charles Wendling, Collins; June and Paul LaCroix, Manitowoc, Shari and Daniel Carpenter, DePere; two sons and daughters-in-law, Roy and Julie Christianson, Darboy, Steven and Julie Christianson, Houston, Texas; 16 grandchildren: Shea, Shannon, Shawn, Michele, Kenneth II, Mathew, Troy, Craig, Brett, Lindsay, Sarah, Crystal, Justin, Shana, Nathan, Melissa, and 12 great grandchildren and very special friend, Greg Place. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. Leroy was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Darlene Christianson; one grandson, Brian LaCroix; two brothers and sisters-in-law; Raymond and Anne Christianson, Wilfred and LaVerne Christianson; six brothers-in-law and five sisters-in-law: Norbert Denk, Harvey and Dorothy Reinke; Louis and Mathilda Pivonka; Nick and Anna Schuh; Louis and Agnes Denk and Marcus and Viola Denk. The family will greet relatives and friends at Faith Lutheran Church, Valders, on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003 from 3 p.m. until the time of service from 3 p.m. until the time of service at 6:30 p.m. The Christianson & Deja Funeral Home and Cremation Care Center is assisting the Christianson family with funeral arrangements. Leroy and his family would like to thank Dr. Schmidt, Holy Family Hospice and the Rev. Danald Staude for their care and support. Leroy enjoyed 54 years of deer hunting. He took special pride in caring for his flowers. He continued the Norwegian tradition of making lutefisk and lefse at Christmastime and always enjoyed a good Norwegian joke. His greatest joy was spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Daddy was an inspiration to his family with his infinite wisdom, continuing guidance, unselfish caring ways, sensitivity, insight, sense of humor, compassion and quiet manner. Manitowoc Herald Times Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2003 page A3



BERNARD CLARK Bernard Clark, a prominent farmer living near Clarks Mills who has been in our county since 1862, has died at age 82. He leaves a widow and 6 children. The funeral was held yesterday morning. Der Nord Westen, 17 Jan. 1907 ******** Bernard Clark birth: 22 February 1824 Ireland death: 13 January 1907 Clarks Mills, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Clarks Mills residence: 1907 Clarks Mills father: James Clark mother: Elizabeth spouse: Catherine O'Connor Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


CATHERINE CLARK SIX SONS AS PALLBEARERS FOR MOTHER Mrs. B. Clark, of Clarks Mills, Dies at Milwaukee Six sons of the late Mrs. Bernard Clark, a former pioneer resident of Clarks Mills, whose death occurred at Milwaukee, bore the remains of their mother to the grave in the little cemetery of the town which had known her life so many years. The burial was held Thursday and a large concourse of old friends and former neighbors attended. Mrs. Clark was 75 years of age and resided at Clarks’ Mills for more than forty-five years until four years ago when she made her home with her sons at Milwaukee. Her sons are John and Joseph, of Clinton, Iowa, Peter, James, Michael and Frank of Milwaukee. Manitowoc Daily Herald, October 25, 1913 P. 4



GEORGE CLARK George Clark Wisconsin, Death Records Name George Clark Event Type Death Event Date 1886 Event Place Cato, Manitowoc, Wisconsin Gender Male Age 3 Marital Status Single Race white Birth Year (Estimated) 1883 Birthplace Cato Burial Place Clarks Mill, Wis. Father's Name Bernhard Clark Mother's Name Cath. Clark "Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907," database, FamilySearch *Note: He was placed here because his parents are here.


EDWARD COHEN Edward J. Cohen, 88, formerly of the Town of Cato, died Thursday evening, March 3, at Santa Maria Nursing Home, Green Bay. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. The Rev. John Conrad will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Cohen was born Sept. 20, 1894, in the Town of Franklin, son of the late John and Margaret Rolland Cohen. He married Olive Meany in November of 1918, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. Mr. Cohen farmed in the Town of Cato until his retirement. Survivors include his wife, Olive; four daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret and Burt Derse of Green Bay, Jane and Floyd Scott of Allenton, Grace and Ken Holtz of Garden Grove, Calif., and Ruth and Carl Willman of Denmark; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Clarence and Mary Cohen of Green Bay, and Melvin Cohen of Route 1, Reedsville; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Lucy Cohen of Tisch Mills, 26 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, John Francis, two brothers, William and Charles, and three sisters, Margaret, Elizabeth and Mary. Friends may call at St. Mary Catholic Chuch, Clarks Mills, Monday from 9 a.m. until the time of services. Reedsville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Herald Times Reporter, March 4, 1983 P. 3



JOHN F. COHEN John Cohen, Cato Fatally Injured on Grading Project Army Veteran Jumped or Fell Into Path of Machine Near Melnik John Cohen, 29, (photo) of route 1, Cato, was injured fatally late Friday afternoon when the grading machine he was operating apparently went out of control and he jumped or fell into its path. Cohen, single and a World War II army veteran, was one of several men operating county graders on the old county trunk Y, just west of the juction of that road and county trunk Q. The junction is located in the town of Gibson, several miles northeast of Melnik. According to County Traffic Officers William Falvey and Edward McConnell, Cohen had just finished making a run north on Q, preparing the road for blacktopping. Then he began backing the grader onto the old Y, they said. The officers and Coroner Theodore Teitgen theorized that Cohen either jumped or fell out of the grader when he thought it was backing out of control. 'Wheels Got Him' Joseph Lakatoes, another county employe working a different grader, learned of the mishap at 4:30 p.m. when he found the victim. He was grading on the same road. Cohen was still alive when Lakatoes reached the scene. Lakatoes told the officers that Chohen had told him that "the wheels got him." The Meihsner ambulance was called and Cohen was taken to Holy Family hospital in Manitowoc. He died at 5:56 p.m. coroner Teitgen said death was due to internal injuries. Cohen's grading machine was found a considerable distance from the body, the coroner said. It went into the ditch and stopped when it ran against an embankment. 4th Traffic Fatality The victim, Manitowoc county's fourth traffic fatality of 1950, was born in Cato in 1920, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Cohen. During the war he served with the 2nd armored division of the Ninth army in the European theater. He had been living at the home of his parents until his death. Survivors, besides the parents, are four sisters, (private) Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Monday at the Reedsville funeral home and at 9:30 a.m. at the St. Mary Catholic church in Clarks Mills, Rev. Michael Fetko officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Cohen was a member of the Holy Name society. The rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, June 24, 1950 P.1


OLIVE COHEN Mrs. Edward J. (Olive) Cohen, 88, formerly of Route 1, Cato, died Saturday, December 28, at St. Joseph Hospital, West Bend. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. Rev. John Conrad will officiate with burial to follow in the parish cemetery. Mrs. Cohen was born October 9, 1897, in the Town of Cato, daughter of the late James A. and Maggie O’Laughlin Meany. She married Edward J. Cohen in November of 1918 at Clarks Mills. Mrs. Cohen was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills, Christian Mothers and the Homemakers Cluib. Survivors include four daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret and Burt Derse of Green Bay, Jane and Floyd Scott of Allenton, Wisconsin, Grace and Ken Holtz of Garden Grove, California and Ruth and Carl Willman Jr., of rural Cato; 26 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Florian (Claire) Stradal of Manitowoc and two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Irving (Laura) Maney and Francis (Hazel) Meany, both of Manitowoc. She was preceded in death by her husband, March 3, 1983; her only son, John Francis; a sister and five brothers. Manitowoc Herald Times - Monday, Dec. 30, 1985 - page 3



EDWARD CONREY Death Monday in Clarks Mills of 90-year old Edward Conrey who has been a resident of Town Cato for over half a century. The funeral was held Wednesday. Der Nord Westen, 19 Sep. 1907


MARY CONREY Mrs. Edward Conroy of the town of Cato died very suddenly Monday afternoon. Mr. Conroy, her husband, had left home early in the morning to take the train for Chicago and when he departed his wife was apparently in good health. While waiting at the depot for the train word was brought to him of his wife’s sudden death. Deceased was 68 years of age and was well-known and highly respected in the community which she resided. Manitowoc Citizen - October 12, 1899 ******** Death in Town Cato Monday of 65 year old Mrs. Ed Corney of stroke. Der Nord Westen - Oct. 12, 1899 - ******** (nee Howley/from researcher)


FLORENCE E. CONWAY Florence E. Conway, age 89, formerly of Milwaukee, a resident of Shady Lane Nursing Care Center, died Tuesday morning, March 13, 2001, at Shady Lane Nursing Care Center. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 17, 2001 at Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home, Manitowoc. Rev. Gerald Foley will officiate with burial of her cremated remains to be held at a later date at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Clarks Mills. The former Florence Dagelen, was born May 4, 1911, at Milwaukee, daughter of the late Frank and Alma Dentinger Dagelen. Florence was a graduate of Milwaukee Messemer High School and also was a graduate of Milwaukee Business College. Florence was married to Riley G. Conway on November 29, 1933 at Milwaukee. The couple lived their entire life in Milwaukee and Riley preceded her in death in June of 1991. Florence moved to Manitowoc in 1991. In the past she was a Girl Scout Leader, she loved square dancing, camping, walking, singing and playing the guitar. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia (Jerome)Vetting, Manitowoc, Kathleen (Jerome) Talaga, Louisville, Ky.; six grandchildren, Colleen (Bruce) Riesterer, Reedsville, William A. Niehausen, Portage, Wis., Christy (Brian) Schmitz, New Holstein, Theresa ( Joseph) Bowling, Louisville, Ky., Tim (Junita) Talaga, Louisville, Ky., Gloria *John )Berry, Louisville, Ky.; nine great grandchildren, Angela, Emma Lee, Jacob, Kathryn and Neal Riesterer; Alex, Meghan, and Zachary Schmitz, Darcy Dunn Niehausen; one brother and two sisters-in-law, Richard (Dorothy) Dagelen, West Allis, Wis., Marie Dagelen, Brookfield; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Fay Metz, West Bend, Lucille (Ken) Wuerl, Wauwatosa, Jeanette Peters, Mequon; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by one son-in-law, Neal Niehausen in April, 1983; two brothers and one sister. Relatives and friends may call at the Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home, Manitowoc on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. We would like to thank the third floor staff at Shady Lane Nursing Care Center for the excellent care of our mother during the past four years. Special thanks to Fay and Gloria for their love and support. Manitowoc Herald Times – Thursday, March 15, 2001 – page A10



FRANZISKA DENCK Frances Or Franes Hoober Dank birth: September 1842 Germany death: 21 June 1903 Cato, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Clarks Mills residence: 1903 Cato father: Anton Hoober mother: Barbara spouse: Joseph Danik Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


JOSEPH DENCK CLARKS MILLS MAN STRICKEN RAKING YARD Joseph Denk(sic), Sr., Was Father of Nine sons, Seven Living Joseph Denk, Sr., pioneer settler of Manitowoc county was stricken suddenly while at work in the yard at the home of his son Frank Denk at Clarks Mills yesterday and survived but a few hours after the stroke. Mr. Denk was stricken at 3 and died at 7 o'clock last evening. Apoplexy was the cause of death. Mr. Denk, despite his 83 years, had always enjoyed robust health and was active and with the warmer weather of spring followed his usual practice for years of clearing the premises of the winter's accumulation. He had been at work yesterday morning and had not complained of being tired or ill. Neighbors who witnessed the attack suffered by Mr. Denk said that he suddenly straightened up and then fell over. He was carried into the house and physicians called but he could not be revived and shortly before 7 last night passed away. Farmed Many Years For many years Mr. Denk was engaged in farming near Clarks Mills, retiring about fifteen years ago when he disposed of his property and for ten years or more had made his home with the family of his son Frank Denk, proprietor of the Clarks Mills hotel. Mrs. Denk died twenty years ago. Father of Nine Boys Mr. Denk was the father of nine sons. There were no girls in the Denk family, all of the children having been boys, all but two of whom survive, Michael and Alex having died. The surviving children are John, Joseph, Frank, Anton, Charles, Ferdinand, William. Funeral services for Mr. Denk will be held from St. Mary's church at Clarks Mills Saturday morning at 9:30 with burial there. Manitowoc Herald News, Manitowoc, Wis. April 26, 1923 P. 1


AGNES DENK Mrs. Louis Denk, 47, of Clarks Mills, mother of eight children, died Saturday morning at Maple Crest Sanatorium at Whitelaw. Funeral services will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary Catholic church at Clarks Mills by the Rev. Michael Fetko, with interment in the church cemetery. Nee Agnes Jirik, she was born in Antigo Jan. 21, 1898. Her marriage to Mr. Denk took place on June 6, 1922. Besides the husband, the surviving children (Survivors omitted for privacy.) all of Clarks Mills. Her mother, who lives in Antigo, three brothers, Frank of Waukesha, Edward and Eugene both of Antigo and five sisters, Mrs. Frank Pankratz, Mrs. Frank Ourado and Mrs. Adam Strobel of Appleton and Mrs. Walter Walburger and Mrs. Edward Walburger of Antigo. The body will lie in state after 7 p.m. Sunday at the Berge funeral home in Valders. The rosary will be recited at 8 o'clock on both Sunday and Monday evenings. Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, October 20, 1945 P.2


ALEX DENK Clarks Mills News - News was received here Tuesday of the death of Alex Denk, a well known and former local boy at Auburndale where he had been employed. Deceased was about 29 years of age. He had been in poor health for some time and his death was not unexpected. He is survived by his aged father and eight brothers, John and William of Marshfield, Michael and Ferdinand of Auburndale, Anton, Frank, Joseph and Charles residing here. His remains will be brought here and the funeral will be held Friday forenoon. Manitowoc Daily Herald - Saturday, March 18, 1916 - page 5



ANNA DENK Mrs. Frank Denk, 45, Dies At Valders After an illness of a year's duration, Mrs. Frank Denk, aged 45 years, passed away last night at the family home, located on a farm two miles east of Valders on Highway 31. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 9:30 from the St. Mary's church at Clarks Mills. Besides the husband, two daughters and one son survive. There is also a brother residing in the northern part of the state. Manitowoc Herald News Wednesday, January 15, 1930 pg. 2


ANTON DENK Anton Denk, 81, formerly of 1116A Hamilton St., Manitowoc, died Thursday morning at Manitowoc County Hospital where he had been five weeks. Funeral services will be at 8:30 a.m. Monday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 9 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church. The Rev. Alfred Pritzl will officiate and burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Clarks Mills. Mr. Denk was born in the Town of Cato Jan. 16, 1877, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Denk. Prior to his retirement in 1944, he had been employed by Mirro Aluminum Co. He married the former Margaret Remiker, who survives, in 1900. Other survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Charles Grall, also of Maribel; two sons, George of Manitowoc and Raymond of California; two brothers, Charles of Cato and Ferdinand of Auburndale, Wis.; 11 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Sunday where the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times Thursday, May 15, pg. T-7


BARBARA DENK From Der Nord Westen, 02 Apr. 1903: At the age of only 27 Mrs. John Denk died in Clarks Mills of consumption. She leaves her husband and 4 children. The funeral was Monday.


CAROLINE DENK Caroline J. Denk, age 84, of 1404 S 36th St., Manitowoc, died Friday afternoon, October 1, 1993 at St. Mary’s Home, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be held Monday, October 4, 1993 at 9:30 a.m. at the Pfeffer Funeral Home and 10 a.m. at St. Marys Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Roman Zbieranski OFM will be presiding at the Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Clarks Mills. She was born September 12, 1909 in Cato, Wis., daughter of the late Joseph and Sophia Grall Gresl. She married Harvey R. Denk, May 6, 1930 in Whitelaw, Wis. He preceded her in death July 13, 1984. Mrs. Denk was a member of St. Marys Catholic Church and the Rosary and Altar Society of St. Marys. She was very active as a volunteer with the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Survivors include two sons and daughter-in-law, LeRoy and LaVerne Denk, Two Rivers, Dennis and Marion Denk, Manitowoc; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jeanette and Orville Radandt, Omro, Wis., Audrey and LeRoy Christiansen, Manitowoc; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Joseph Denk, Wilbert and Edna Denk, Oscar and Marie Denk, all of Manitowoc; one sister, Mrs. Ted (Barbara) Schmitt, Appleton; 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; she is further survived by one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Wilfred (Shirley) Denk, Nevada, one sister-in-law, Mrs. Alfred(Emily) Gresl, Appleton, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. She was also preceded in death by one son, Wilfred; three brothers and three sisters. Friends may call at the Pfeffer Funeral Home this Sunday evening from 4 – 8 p.m. A prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. by Father Roman. Manitowoc Herald Times – Sun., Oct. 3, 1993 – page A2 ******** PRETTY CEREMONY IS PERFORMED AT WHITELAW TODAY One of the charming spring weddings to be celebrated was that of Miss Caroline Gresl, who became the bride of Harvey Denk at Whitelaw, at the St. Michael’s church at nine o’clock this morning. The ceremony was read before a large gathering of relatives and friends by Rev. Theo Pufahl. Miss Marie Gresl attended the bride as the maid of honor with Alfred Gresl as the best man. Miss Nora Tuschel was the bridesmaid and Erwin Denk the other attendant. A reception with a dinner and supper was held at the bride’s home for sixty relatives and friends. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gresl of Whitelaw and the groom is the son of Mrs. Mary Denk of Cato. Mr. and Mrs. Denk will make their home at Cato, the groom being engaged in farming there. The out of town guests present at the wedding included Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gresl of Athens, Mr. and Mrs. A. Griesvach of Greenville, Ted Schmidt of Greenville, Mr. and Mrs. George Gresl of Appleton and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pritzl of Greenville. Manitowoc Herald Hews - May 6, 1930 - page 8 ******** (12 Sept. 1909/Oct. 1993/SSDI)



CATHARINE DENK Miss Catharine Denk, 21, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Denk of Clarks Mills, died in a Madison hospital this week. She had been a patient there three weeks. Funeral services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. from the St. Mary's Catholic church at Clarks Mills, with burial in the church cemetery. Survivors are the parents; three brother, John, Jr., Reuben and Oscar, all of Clarks Mills. The body may be viewed at the Denk home in Clarks Mills. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. February 21, 1941 P. 2


CHARLES DENK Charles Denk, 89, a former Rt. 2, Cato resident, died Sunday afternoon at Maple Crest Nursing Home, Whitelaw. Funeral services will be at 10 am Wednesday at Reedsville Funeral Home and at 10:30 am at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. The Rev. Leander Nickel will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Denk was born February 24, 1883 in the Town of Cato, son of the late Joseph and Frances Hubert Denk. He married Mary Kohlbeck September 29, 1908 at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw. Mr. Denk farmed in the Town of Franklin. His wife preceded him in death. Survivors include a son, Frank of Rt. 2 Reedsville, and a daughter, Mrs. Lester (Marie) Peroutka of Oshkosh. A son, eight brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 pm Tuesday until the time of services. The rosary will be recited at 8 pm Tuesday. Manitowoc Herald times - Monday, Feb. 19, 1973 - page 18 ******** Funeral services for Charles Denk, 89, of Rt. 2, Cato, who died Sunday, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Reedsville Funeral Home and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clark Mills. Survivors include 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Herald Times Reporter, Manitowoc-Two Rivers, Wis. February 20, 1973


EDWARD DENK CARD OF THANKS. We wish to thank all kind neighbors and friends who assisted us during the sickness and death of our dear son and brother Edward. Also all those who contributed the beautiful floral offerings. We also thank the Rev. Geiling for his many kind offices and encouraging words. Anton Denk and family. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Tuesday, August 5, 1913 P.5


ELIZABETH DENK Mrs. Elizabeth Denk, 72, of 1233 S. 20th St., Mnaitowoc, died Tuesday at the Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, following a two and a half months illness. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Leschke Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 9 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. John Landowski will officiate and burial will be in the St. Mary Cemetery, Clarks Mills. She was born Elizabeth Pankratz at Marshfield, Wis., July 4, 1882, and in 1914 was married to John Denk. They located on a farm near Clarks Mills. Her husband died in 1947 and she moved to Manitowoc in 1952. Surviving are three sons, John and Oscar of Manitowoc and Ruben of Milwaukee; two brothers, Joseph of Auburndale, Wis., and Wenzel of Green Bay; three sisters, Mrs. Anna Bredl, of Auburndale, Mrs. Mary Schulhauser of Kellogg, Idaho, Mrs. Rose Kohls of Marshfield; and eight grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home where the Rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Wednesday, February 16, 1955 ******** REPORT OF THE COUNTY JUDGE ON TUBERCULAR PATIENTS TO THE HONORABLE CHAIRMAN AND BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF MANITOWOC COUNTY, WISCONSIN Gentlemen: In accordance with the duties which are provided for in the Statutes, I beg leave to submit my report of all proceedings and hearings relative to tubercular patients had and determined since the filing of my last report, January 1, 1936, up to and including the first day of January, 1937 Edward S. Schmitz, County Judge Elizabeth Denk, resident of the Town of Cato. Committed to Maple Crest Sanatorium on the 21st day of July, 1936. Examining physician, Dr. J.M. Kelley. Manitowoc Herald Times, March 31, 1937 p.17, 18


EVA DENK Mrs. Joseph Denk, 77, of Grimms, lifelong resident of Manitowoc County, died Monday night. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Reedsville Funeral Home, and at 9 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. The Rev. Michael Fetko will officiate and burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. She was born Eva Eigenberger in Cato in 1876 and in 1897 was married to Joseph Denk. They located on a farm in Cato and 15 years ago retired and moved to Grimms. Her husband died several years ago. Survivors are six sons, Anton of Reedsville, Joseph of Brillion, Lawrence of Pewaukee, Wis., Bernard of Alma, Wis., Frank of Omak, Wash., and Richard of Lynwood, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Christ Feiereisen and Miss Mildred of Manitowoc; 14 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Wednesday where the rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. December 1, 1953 P. 21


FRANK DENK Frank Denk, 79, retired Clarks Mills, Town of Cato, farmer, died Friday morning at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary Catholic Church, clarks Mills, the Rev. Michael Fetko officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Denk was born May 24, 1875, in the Town of Cato. He married Anna Vogel in 1896. she died in 1904. In 1917 he married Anna Kohlmhoser who died in 1930. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Louis Pivonka and Mrs. Dorothy Brunner of Rt. 1, Cato, Mrs. Le Roy Christianson of Valders and Mrs. Nicholas Schuh of Manitowoc; two sons, Louis of Rt. 1, Cato, and Marcus of Manitowoc; four brothers, Anton of Manitowoc, Charles of Rt. 1, Cato, Ferdinand of Auburndale, Wis., and William of Greenwood, Wis.; 34 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Friends may call at the Berge Fuenral Home, Valders, after 2 p.m. Sunday. The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Sunday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Friday, July 23, 1954 P.15


HARVEY DENK PRETTY CEREMONY IS PERFORMED AT WHITELAW TODAY One of the charming spring weddings to be celebrated was that of Miss Caroline Gresl who became the bride of Harvey Denk at Whitelaw, at the St. Michael's church at nine o'clock this morning. The ceremony was read before a large gathering of relatives and friends by Rev. Theo. Pufahl. Miss Marie Gresl attended the bride as the maid of honor with Alfred Gresl as the best man. Miss Nora Tuschel was the bridesmaid and Erwin Denk the other attendant. A reception with a dinner and supper was held at the bride's home for sixty relatives and friends. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gresl of Whitelaw and the groom is the son of Mrs. Mary Denk of Cato. Mr. and Mrs. Denk will make their home at Cato the groom being engaged in farming there. The out of town guests present at the wedding included Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gresl of Athens, Mr. and Mrs. A. Griesvach of Greensville, Ted. Schmidt of Greenville, Mr. and Mrs. George Gresl of Appleton,and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pritzl of Greenville. Manitowoc Herald News, Tuesday, May 6, 1930 P. 8 ******** Mr. Harvey R. Denk, 78, of 1404 South 36th Street, Manitowoc, died Friday morning, July 13, at his residence. Funeral services will be 9:30 a.m. Monday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Harold Berryman with burial to follow at St. Mary Cemetery, Clarks Mills. Mr. Denk was born March 16, 1906, in Manitowoc County, son of the late Michael and Mary Tuschel Denk. He married the former Caroline Gresl of May 6, 1930 at Whitelaw. Mr. Denk had been employed by Weyerhaeuser Company for 31 years, retiring in 1971. Mr. Denk was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Society and the Manitowoc Senior Citizens. Survivors include his wife, Caroline; three sons and daughters-inb-law, LeRoy and Laverne Denk of Two Rivers, Wilfred and Shirley Denk of Francis Creek and Dennis and Marion Denk of Manitowoc; two daughters and sons-in-aw, Jeanette and Orville Radandt of Omro, Wisconsin and Audrey and LeRoy Christiansen of Manitowoc; 14 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ervin and Walter and a sister, Florence. Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday evening where a prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times Friday, July 13, 1984 ******** (16 Mar. 1906/July 1984/SSDI)



JOHN W. DENK (d. 1948) John Denk, 77, of Clarks Mills, a retired town of Cato farmer, died Friday afternoon at Holy Family Hospital following an illness of the past two month. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the St. Mary Catholic church in Clarks Mills with the Rev. Michael Fetko officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Born on his parents farm in the town of Cato in 1870, Mr. Denk married the former Elizabeth Pankratz at the St. Mary church in 1914. The couple farmed in the town until Mr. Denk's retirement several years ago when they moved to the village of Clarks Mills. Surviving are the wife; three sons, John Fr., of Manitowoc, Reuben of Milwaukee and Oscar of Clarks Mills; three daughters, Mrs. Andrew Zingen of Park Falls, Mrs. Oromel Standard of Fort Atkinson and Mrs. Francis M. Lea of Galveston,k Texas; and six brothers, Joseph of Grimms, Frank of Clarks Mills, Anton of Maple Grove, Charles of Franklin, Ferdinand of Auburndale, Wis., and William of Greenwood, Wis. The body may be viewed at the Berge funeral home in Valders from 2 p.m. Sunday until removal to the Clarks Mills church Monday morning. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home at 8 o'clock Sunday evening. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, May 1, 1948 pg. 2


JOSEPH DENK Joseph Denk Sr., 77, of Cato, retired farmer, died Sunday at the Holy Family hospital. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Reedsville Cooperative funeral home and at 9 o'clock at St. Mary Catholic church, Clarks Mills, the Rev. M.J. Feike officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. He was born in Cato in 1872 and in 1896 married Miss Eva Eigenberger. They located on the homestead farm and retired a few years ago. He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Christ Feiereisen and Mildred of this city; six sons, Anton of Reedsville, Joseph Jr. of Brillion, Lawrence of Madison, Richard of Lynwood, Calif., Bernard of Alma, Wis., and Frank of Oinak, Wash.; five brothers, Frank of Clarks Mills, Charles of Cato, Anton of Maple Grove, Ferdinand of Auburndale, Wis., and William of Greenwood, Wis.; 10 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The body may be viewed at the Reedsville funeral home where the rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Manitowoc Herald Times, October 31, 1949 P.2


LOUIS DENK (d. 1955) Louis Denk, 55, of Clarks Mills, treasurer of the town of Cato who was renamed to a new ???? ???? in April, died Saturday morning at the Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, of a cerebral hemorrhage. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Her?? Funeral Home, Valders and at 9:30 a.m. at the St. Mary Catholic Church, Tisch Mills. The Rev. Michael Fetk? will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. He was born July 17, 1899 in Cato, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Denk and on June 6, 1921 married Miss Agnes ????. They located in Clarks Mills where he operated a garden and vegetable trucking business. His wife died in 1945. Denk was named town treasurer 12 years ago and has served continuously since. Surviving are seven daughters, (private); brother, Marcus of Manitowoc, four sisters, Mrs. Michael Schuh of Manitowoc, Mrs. Louis Pivonka, Mrs. Dorothy Brun of Cato, Mrs. Leroy Christenson of Rt. 1, Valders, and 14 grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. on Monday where the Rosary will be recited at ? p.m. Monday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, May 21, 1955 p.15 (Note: The newspaper named the wrong cemetery. It's St. Mary in Clarks Mills.) ******** Miss Agnes Jirik, daughter of Mrs. Jacob Jirik of Gleason, Wis., and Louis Denk, of Valders, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Denk of Clarks Mills were quietly married at 6 o'clock this morning at the Catholic church at Clark's Mills, the Rev. Geiling officiating at the ceremony. The couple were attended by Miss Anna Denk and Nic Schuh and immediately following the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bridegroom's parents were a wedding breakfast was served to a small company of invited guests. Mr. Denk and bride took their departure today for a wedding trip to the home of the bride at Gleason where they will spend a week or ten days and will return to make their home on a farm near Valders. Manitowoc Herald News, Tuesday, June 6, 1922 P. 4


LOUIS DENK JR. Louis Denk, Jr. 15, son of Louis Denk Sr., of Clarks Mills died Sunday morning at Holy family hospital. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Berge funeral home, Valders and at 9:30 at St. Mary's church at Clarks Mills, with Rev. Michael Fetko officiating. Louis Denk was born Feb. 4, 1935 at Valders. His home is at Clarks Mills, and he would have been a sophomore at Valders high school next fall. Survivors include his father and seven sisters (private) He was preceded in death by his mother. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 o'clock Tuesday. Manitowoc Herald Times Monday, July 10, 1950 pg. 2


MARGARET DENK Mrs. Margaret Denk, 81, formerly of 1118 Hamilton St., Manitowoc, died early Thursday morning at Fairhills Home where she had been a patient since 1958. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Manitowoc, with the Rev. Alfred Pritzl officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Clarks Mills. She was born Margaret Remiker, Oct. 25, 1881, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Remiker, if the Town of Franklin. She was married to Anton Denk Nov. 20, 1900, in the Town of Franklin. The family farmed in the Town of Franklin for a time and then moved to Clarks Mills, moving to Manitowoc in 1920. Her husband preceded her in death May 15, 1958. Among survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Charles Grall of Manitowoc; two sons, George of Manitowoc and Raymond of California; a brother Joseph Remiker Sr., of Grimms; a sister, Mrs. Mary Stuiber of Whitelaw; 10 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Friday at the funeral home where the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times Thursday, January 11, 1962 pg. T-5 ******** Maple Grove The marriage of Anton Dink and Maggie Raemcker took place here Tuesday. Brillion News - Fri., Nov. 16, 1900


MARY DENK (d. 1968) Mrs. Charles Denk, 86, of Rt. 1, Cato, died Saturday evening at Maple Crest Nursing Home, Whitelaw. Funeral services will be at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Reedsville Funeral Home and at 9 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. The Rev. Leander Nickel will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Denk was born Mary Kohlbeck May 10, 1882, in the Town of Cato, daughter of the late Frank and Margaret Ripp Kohlbeck. She was married to Charles Denk Sept. 29, 1908, at Clarks Mills and they observed their golden wedding anniversary in 1953. Mr. and Mrs. Denk farmed in the Town of Cato until their retirement 10 years ago. They had been residing at the Maple Crest Nursing Home the past two months. Survivors include her husband; a son, Frank, of Rt. 2, Reedsville; a daughter, Mrs. Lester (Marie) Peroutka, of Oshkosh; three brothers, Louis of Whitelaw and George and Ferd of Rt. 1, Cato; a sister, Mrs. Ed Brunner, of Whitelaw; 11 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. A son preceded her in death. Friends may call at the funeral home where the Rosary will be recited at 8 o'clock this Monday evening. Manitowoc Herald Times Monday, December 30, 1968 pg. M-9


MARY DENK (d. 1939) Mrs. Mary Denk, 57, of Clarks Mills, died last night at the Holy Family hospital, where she had been a patient five weeks. Funeral services will be held Friday at 9 a.m., from the Pfeffer funeral home and at 10 o'clock from the St. Mary's Catholic church of Clarks Mills, the Rev. F.X. Khail officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Mrs. Denk, nee Mary Tuschel, was born in Cato in 1881 and in 1904 was married to Michael Denk. They located on a farm. Mr. Denk died 21 years ago. Survivors are a daughter Florence, of Clarks Mills; three sons, Harvey, Ervin and Walter, all of Cato; father, Joseph Tuschel of Reedsville; four brothers, Frank Edward, Anton and John, all of Cato; three sisters, Mrs. Gilbert Rappel, Mrs. John Schad and Mrs. Marens Tuschel, all of Cato. Since the death of her husband Mrs. Denk made her home in Clarks Mills where she followed the nursing profession. The body may be viewed at the funeral home from this evening at 7 o'clock. Manitowoc Herald Times, Wednesday, September 27, 1939 p.2


MICHAEL DENK MIKE DENK - CLARKS MILLS The funeral of Mike Dent(sic), who died at his home in Marshfield, Wis., was held from the Catholic church here Friday morning. He leaves a wife, four children and several brothers besides many friends to mourn his death. The sympathy of many friends is extended to the family in its bereavement. Those who attended the funeral from away were John Denk and family of Marshfield, Mr. Frank Denk and family; ? Hewit, Mr. and Mrs. George Smith of Marshfield and Frank Tusil and family. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Thursday, March 07, 1918, Page 2


NORBERT DENK Norbert Denk Of Valders Drown In Pigeon Lake Norbert Denk, 19-year-old Valders garage mechanic, drowned in Pigeon Lake shortly after seven o'clock Tuesday night when he sank from sight of a number of swimmers bathing in the lake at the Keopsel resort. Denk, said to be a good swimmer, id believed to have become exhausted when some distance from the small pier. He had gone to the lake in company with tow Valders companions, Hubert Knutson and Charles Rolland. Body Recovered The body was recovered in about 10 minutes by Kenneth Peterson of 822 South 23rd street, this city, who with three other high school companions had also gone to the lake for a swim. Peterson dove and brought Denks body to the surface and to the pier, where artificial respiration was begun by Peterson and other swimmers. With Peterson were Ben Templeton, Don Brunner and Harold McDonnell. In the meantime a telephone message from the Koepsel resort brought Sheriff Elmer Bergner and Deputy William Henschel to the scene. The police radio located County Traffic officer, Clarence Messman, who drove to the Franklin street fire station to pick up Captain Edward Gaedke and the inhalator. They also made a fast trip to the lake. Dr. R.G. Yost of this city, who was at Pigeon Lake, was also picked up and brought to the scene in the county squad car. Efforts to revive Denk continued for more than two hours without success. Coroner Theodore Teitgen, who was summoned, said water in the lungs indicated Denk's death was due to drowning and there would be no inquest. Funeral Friday Norbert Denk was born at Cato November 24, 1924, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Denk. He attended district school and later worked on farms near Valders until taking employment in the Ford garage in the village. According to Sheriff Elmer Bergner Denk worked at the garage until six o'clock last night, went home for supper and then went to Pigeon lake for a swim with Knutson and Rolland in an automobile. Survivors are the father, Frank, of Valders; two sisters, Mrs. Leonard Brunner of Cato, Miss Leona Denk of Valders; two half-brothers, Louis of Cato and Marcus of this city; two half-sisters, Mrs. Louis Pivonka of Cato and Mrs. Nic Schuh of this city. Funeral services will be held Friday at 9:30 a.m. from the St. Mary's Catholic church at Clarks Mills with interment in the adjoining cemetery. The body is at the Berge funeral home in Valders, where it may be viewed from Thursday at 5 p.m. The rosary will be recited Thursday evening at eight o'clock. Manitowoc Herald Times Wednesday, July 26, 1944 pg. 3


WALTER DENK Missing In Action Missing in action somewhere in Belgium is Sgt. Walter H. Denk, according to a message from the War department sent to his brother, Harvey R. Denk, route 1 Cato. Sgt. Denk, a resident of the town of Cato, was inducted into the army on June 11, 1941, and since August 1943, has been overseas with a tank division unit. When first arriving overseas he was stationed in England, from there he went to France, and when last heard from was in Germany Manitowoc Herald Times Monday, January 8, 1945 pg. 2 ********** MISSING SOLDIER NOW KNOWN DEAD Sgt. Walter H. Denk of Clarks Mills, reported earlier as missing in action somewhere in Belgium, is now known to have been killed there on Dec. 22. according to a War department telegram received by the late soldier's brother, Harvey R. Denk, route 1, Cato. The war casualty total in the country is now 111. Sgt. Denk, 31 was born at Auburndale, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Michael Denk. Prior to his induction into the armed forces on June 11, 1941, he was working on a mink ranch operated by Louis Pivonka. He went overseas as a member of a tank division unit, disembarking at England. He saw action in France and Germany. Survivors are two brothers, Harvey, route 1, Cato; Ervin, Whitelaw; and one sister, Mrs. Florence Manlick, Rapids. A requiem high mass will be celebrated in the memory of the deceased soldier at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 21 at St. Mary's church, Clarks Mills. Manitowoc Herald Times Thursday, March 15, 1945 pg. 2


BENJAMIN DESTEFANIS Funeral services for Benjamin DeStefanis, 79, of723 N. Sixth St. Manitowoc, who died Monday were at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at Mittnacht Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Manitowoc, with the Rev. Claude LeClair celebrant of the high requiem Mass, the Rev. James Stamborski as deacon and the Rev. Patrick Bernardy as sub-deacon. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery, Clarks Mills. Pallbearers were Clarence Lax, Charles Hayden, Raymond Strebel, Emil Reindl, Clement Wagner and John Griesbach. Manitowoc Herald Times March 22, 1962 pg. T-7


ERSILIA DESTEFANIS Mrs. Benjamin DeStefanis, 68, of 723 North Sixth Street, Manitowoc, died Wednesday night at Mount Sinai Hospital, Milwaukee, following a brief illness. She was born Cecilia Spadafore in Italy in 1883 and 46 years ago was married to Mr. DeStefanis. Thirty-five years ago they located in Manitowoc. Survivors are the husband, three daughters, Mrs. Herbert Oestreich of Manitowoc; Mrs. James Morann and Miss Yolanda of Milwaukee; one son, Albert of Milwaukee; sister, Mrs. Ralph Di Christopher of Kenosha and six grandchildren. 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 Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. L.M. Schorp will officiate and burial will be in the Clarks Mills cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after Friday noon, where the rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Manitowoc Herald Times - Thursday, January 10, 1952 - page 2



DANIEL DHEIN Funeral services were held at the St. Mary's Catholic church at Clarks Mills, for Daniel Jr., two months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Dhein of Valders. The child which suffered a lung ailment was found dead in its crib by his father. Survivors are the parents and two sisters, Jean and Janice. Pallbearers at the funeral were an uncle, Gerald Schneider and three cousins, Leon and Leonard Schneider and James Miller. Manitowoc Herald Times Thursday, May 25, 1944 pg. 2


ARTHUR F. DIETRICH SR. Arthur F. Dietrich Sr., 71, of Maple Grove, died Wednesday morning at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Reedsville Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Maple Grove. The Rev. Alois Pimeskern will officiate and burial will be in St. Mary Church Cemetery, Clarks Mills. Mr. Dietrich was born Dec. 16, 1897, in Town of Cato, son of the late Joseph and Louise Hoyer Dietrich. He married Clara Bogenschutz at St. Wendel Church June 22, 1920, and the couple farmed in Town of Cato until 1948. He operated a store and tavern at Maple Grove until retiring in 1963. Mr. Dietrich was a supervisor for Town of Cato for 13 years and a member of Holy Name Society of St. Patrick Church. He is survived by six sons, Charles of Manitowoc, Lawrence of Reedsville, Jerome of Clarks Mills, Arthur Jr., and Leo of Whitelaw and John of Cato; two daughters, Mrs. Alfred (Dorothy) Hoffman of Coleman and Mrs. LeRoy (Joanne) Eiles of Maple Grove; three brothers, John and William of St. Nazianz and Edward of Rosecrans and 36 grandchildren. His wife, a son, two daughters and three sisters preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Thursday where the Rosary will be recited by the parish at 8 p.m. and by Holy Name Society at 8:30 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times Wednesday, September 10, 1969 pg. M-19


CLARA DIETRICH Funerals services for Mrs. Arthur Dietrich, 57, of Maple Grove, who died Thursday at the Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Reedsville Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Maple Grove, the Rev. Eugene Geimer will officiate and burial will be in the St. Mary Cemetery at Clarks Mills. She was born Clara Bogenschutz in Centerville, Dec, 25, 1897, in June 22, 1920, was married to Arthur Dietrich. They located on a farm in Cato and in 1948 moved to the village of Maple Grove where her husband operates a store and tavern. She was a member of the Altar Society of the St. Patrick congregation. Surviving are her husband; six sons, Charles of Maple Grove, Jerome of Whitelaw and Lawrence, Arthur, Leo and John at home; three daughters, Mrs. Alfred Hoffman of Coleman, Wis., Sister M. Lois Anne of Silver Lake Convent and Mrs. Leroy Eiles of Rt. 2, Reedsville; sister Miss Rose Bogenschutz of Manitowoc; and nine grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home where the Rosary will be recited at 8:30 p.m. Friday. Manitowoc Herald Times Friday, November 11, 1955 pg. M-17 ******** Notes from Cleveland Miss Clara Bogenschuetz, daughter of Mrs. Anna Bogenschuetz and Mr. Arthur Dietrich of Cato were married June 22 at St. Wendel. Rev. A. Roder officiated. Mr. Dietrich is the owner of a farm at Cato. Manitowoc Pilot - Thurs., July 1, 1920


ED DIETRICH Ed Dietrich, 84, formerly of Rt. 1, Cato, died Saturday evening at Manitowoc County Hospital. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Christianson Funeral Home, Valders, and at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clark Mills. The Rev. Leander Nickel will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Dietrich was born Dec. 11, 1886, in the Town of Cato, a son of the late Joseph and Louise Hoyer Dietrich. Survivors include two brothers, John and William, of St. Nazianz. A brother and three sisters preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. Monday where a Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. June 7, 1971


JEROME E. DIETRICH Jerome E. "Jerry" Dietrich, age 79, of 13851 County Hwy. JJ, Clarks Mills, died peacefully on Thursday morning, Nov. 18, 2010, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. Jerry was born June 27, 1931, in the town of Cato, a son of the late Arthur and Clara (Bogenschutz) Dietrich. He attended St. Mary's Catholic Grade School in Clarks Mills, and entered the U.S. Army on Jan. 16, 1952. Jerry served his country in the Korean War and was honorably discharged from service on Oct. 20, 1953. On June 28, 1952, he married Dolores Sauer at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Kellnersville. Jerry worked as a sheet metal worker first at Reedsville Sheet Metal for Preston Jones before accepting a job with August Winters & Sons of Appleton. He worked for the company for many years, and retired as a project manager. He was also a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Union No. 18. Jerry was a lifetime member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Clarks Mills and a longtime member of the adult choir. In his retirement years, Jerry spent countless hours volunteering around the church and school and will be greatly missed. He was a member of the Holy Name Society; and the Serra Club of Manitowoc. He enjoyed deer hunting up north with family and friends, and fishing at his cottage with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Dolores; his five children: Diane and Dale Preston of Cato, Mike and Marcie Dietrich of Newton, Pat and Debbie Dietrich of Cato, Lois and Dave Hallet of New Franken, Linda and Randy Hablewitz of Manitowoc; eleven grandchildren: Danielle and Jimmy Bodart; Travis Preston and fiancé Amber Kaufmann; John and Jenny Dietrich, Ross and Mandi Dietrich, Jeremiah and Michaelia Dietrich, Dylan Dietrich and friend, Cassandra Hieber, Jamie and James Deal, Charles Jerome and Lee Ann Hannan, Alison Hablewitz, Adam and Sara Hablewitz, and Alexis Hablewitz; twelve great-grandchildren: Isabella and Bryanna Bodart; Morgan Dietrich; Jaymasen Dietrich; Brogan, Brady and Aidan Deal; Faith, Ashley Ann and Charles Jerome Jr. Hannan; and Masen and Marshall Hablewitz. He is further survived by three brothers and one sister: JoAnn Eiles, Maple Grove; Art (Betty) Dietrich, Leo (Claire) Dietrich, all of Whitelaw, John (Judy) Dietrich of Cato; two sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law: Joan Dietrich, Reedsville, Al Hoffman, Kelly Lake, and Marlene (Wayne) White of Green Bay; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers: Robert, Charlie and Larry Dietrich; three sisters: Baby Lois Ann, Sister Lois Ann and Dorothy Hoffman; a sister-in law and a brother-in-law: LeRoy Eiles, Grace (John) Schmidt; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law: Charles and Julia Sauer. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. Concelebrating the Mass of Christian Burial will be a nephew and godchild, the Rev. Bill Hoffman, Rev. Richard Klingeisen, and Rev. Dave Zimmerman, with burial to follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Clarks Mills. The family will greet relatives and friends at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Clarks Mills, from 4 to 8 p m. on Sunday evening. A parish prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m., led by Deacon Tom Koch. Visitation will continue after 9 a.m. Monday morning at the church until the time of Mass at 10:30 a.m. Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, 1506 18th St., Two Rivers, is assisting the Dietrich family with funeral arrangements. Herald Times Reporter November 19, 2010



JOHANN DIETRICH CATO PIONEER DEAD AT AGE OF 94 YEARS John Dedrichs (sic), pioneer resident of the town of Cato and one of the oldest, residents of Manitowoc county, died this morning at the home of his son there, aged 94 years. Mr. Dedrichs had resided in Manitowoc county for many years, having made his home with his son after retiring from farming which he engaged in when locating here. The funeral will be held at Clarks Mills Monday morning. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Saturday, March 13, 1915, Page 5 ********* CLARKS MILLS John Deitrick(sic), one of the early day settlers of this county, passed away Friday morning at the advanced age of 96 years. Deceased had been an invalid for a couple of years. But his death was the result of a paralytic stroke which he suffered about a week ago. He is survived by four daughters, Mesdames Frank Schad of St. Nazianz, Adam Wallander and Frank Manlick of Cato Falls and Ed. Schlingler of Manitowoc and one son, Joseph, who resides on the old homestead. His wife preceded him in death in 1899. Mr. Deitrick was a respectable, honest and upright man, a good citizen and a devout Christian. The funeral was held at 10 o’clock Monday with interment in St. Mary’s cemetery. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Saturday, March 20, 1915, Page 5


JOSEPH DIETRICH DEATH TAKES A LIFE LONG CO. RESIDENT Joseph Dietrich, life long resident of the county, died early Sunday morning on the farm near Clarks Mills where he was born sixty-seven years ago. The funeral will be held tomorrow, Tuesday morning, with services at 10 o'clock at St. Mary's Catholic Church, the Rev. August Geiling officiating. Married forty-five years ago to Miss Louise Hoyer at St. Mary's church at Clarks Mills, the couple took up their home on a farm and have always resided there. The farm was turned over to a son, Arthur a number of years ago and the couple have since made their home with him. The widow, four sons, Arthur and Edwin of Clarks Mills, John and William, conducting a hardware business at St. Nazianz; three daughters, Mrs. John Einberger of Clarks Mills, Mrs. Charles Rathsack, 1306 S. Eleventh St., city and Mrs. Maurice Mullens of Valders and eighteen grandchildren survive him. Manitowoc Herald News - Mon., Aug. 30, 1926 ******** Mr. and Mrs. Wm Diedrich and Mr. and Mrs. John Diedrich attended the funeral of their father, Joseph Diedrich, at Clarks Mills Tuesday. Mr. Diedrich died Saturday night at his home at Clarks Mills following a brief illness. Sheboygan Press - September 3, 1926 - page 12


LOUISE DIETRICH Manitowoc: Mrs. Joseph Dietrich passed away suddenly on her sixty-eighth birthday anniversary Friday at her farm home at Clarks Mills after being ill of a cold for one day. A son who called at the home found her dead in her bed. Funeral services were held this morning at the home of the son, Arthur Dietrich, of Clarks Mills, and at the St. Marys Catholic church in the village. The deceased, whose maiden name was Louise Hoyer, was born in Manitowoc. Her husband preced her in death four years ago. Surviving children are Mrs. John Einberger and Mrs. Morris Mullins Clarks Mills; Mrs. Charles Rathack, Manitowoc; Edward and Arthur Dietrich, ck lls, and John and William of St. Nazianz.  Sheboygan Press Monday, December 15, 1930


MAGDALENA DIETRICH Magdalene Felber Deitrich Or Diebrech birth: 3 July 1818 Austria death: 8 August 1899 Cato, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Clarks Mills residence: 1899 Cato, Wis. father: Jacob Felber spouse: John Dietrich Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


ROBERT DIETRICH Reedsville Boy Dies Sunday In Madison Robert, 13-year-old-son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Dietrich, Route 2, Reedsville, died Sunday in Madison. He has been a patient at the General hospital there. The body is to be brought to the home near Clarks Mills this evening. Survivors are the parents, three sisters and four brothers. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. from the St. Mary's Catholic Church at Clarks Mills. Classmates of the boy will be pallbearers. Manitowoc Herald Times Monday, January 20, 1936 pg. 11


ALICE T. DOUBEK Alice Doubek, age 90, of 833 N. 14th St., Milwaukee, died Thursday, February 3, 2000, at Progressive Care Center, Sheboygan. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, February 7, 2000, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be Rev. John Conrad with burial to follow at the church cemetery. Alice was born May 30, 1909, in Manitowoc County, daughter of the late Frank and Lena Meyer Doubek. Alice graduated from Lincoln High School, Manitowoc, with the class of 1927. She lived most of her adult life in Milwaukee, where she was employed at Hein Electric. Alice was a member of the Wisconsin Historical Society, the Gesu Catholic Church, Milwaukee, where she was very active in church activities. Alice did much volunteer work at the Civic Center in Milwaukee. Since her retirement in 1980, she was able to enjoy traveling. Survivors include cousins: a friend, Josephine Hurst, Milwaukee; and another very special person in her life. Friends may call at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Clarks Mills on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. The Christianson & Deja Funeral Home is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. A memorial fund will be established in her name at Gesu Catholic Church, Milwaukee. Manitowoc Herald Times – Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000 – page A2 ******** Miss Alice Doubek has taken a civil service job at the Milwaukee post office. Manitowoc Herald Times, September 20, 1944 P. 5 *** Alice T Doubek United States Social Security Death Index Age 91 Given Name Alice Middle Name T Surname Doubek Birth Date 30 May 1909 State Wisconsin Last Place of Residence Sheboygan, Sheboygan, Wisconsin Previous Residence Postal Code 53081 Event Date 03 Feb 2000


FRANK L. DOUBEK Frank Doubek, 80, of Reedsville died Saturday morning at his home after a heart attack. Funeral services will be held at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday at the Reedsville Funeral Home and 9 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Reedsville, with the Rev. William Koutnik officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery at Clarks Mills. Mr. Doubek was born in the Town of Cooperstown in 1876 and on June 1, 1908 he married the former Miss Magdalena Meyer. He operated a flour mill at Clarks Mills for 42 years and the couple moved to Reedsville after the mill was sold. Survivors include his wife, a daughter, Miss Alice of Milwaukee; a brother, Julius of Manitowoc; and a sister. Mrs. Rose Suxter of Des Plaines, Ill. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Sunday. The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Sunday and 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, July 7, 1956 pg. M-13


MAGDALENA DOUBEK Mary Magdalena Doubek, 100, of Manitowoc County Health Care Center, died Saturday, March 15, at the Health Care Center. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Reedsville. Rev. John Becker will officiate with burial to follow at St. Mary Cemetery, Clarks Mills. Mrs. Doubek was born September 29, 1885, at Cato, daughter of the late Wolfgang and Magdalena Vogel Meyer. She married Frank Doubek on June 1, 1908, at St. Mary's in Clarks Mills. Mrs. Doubek was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Reedsville. Survivors include a daughter, Alice Doubek of Milwaukee; two sisters, Anna Meyer of Reedsville and Mrs. Margaret Reitmeyer of Reedsville and a brother, Joseph Meyer of Clarks Mills. She was preceded in death by her husband July 7, 1956, four sisters and four brothers. Friends may call at Wieting Funeral Home, Reedsville, after 11 a.m. Tuesday and until 2 p.m. when family rites will be held. Manitowoc Herald Times Monday, March 17, 1986


BRIAN M. DUGAN Brian Mitchell Dugan, 19, of Route 1, Valders, died Sunday morning, October 5, 1986, as a result of an automobile accident. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary’s Church, Clarks Mills. Rev. John Conrad will officiate with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Brian was born January 1, 1967, at Manitowoc, Wisconsin, son of Joseph and Marilyn (Micki) Schmitt Dugan. Brian attended St. Mary’s School, Clarks Mills and Valders High School graduating with the Class of 1985. Brian was employed with Spancrete of Valders. He was a member of St. Mary’s Church and the Holy Name Society. Survivors include his parents; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Bridget and Terry Braun of Whitelaw, Brenda and Rodney Schneider of Manitowoc and Becki Jo at home; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dugan Sr. of Valders; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Evelyn Schmitt of Manitowoc; a niece, Dawn Braun; a nephew, Devon Schneider, a special friend, Tracy Christianson, aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Andrew Schmitt. Friends may call at St. Mary’s Church, Clarks Mills, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday. A parish prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Christianson-Deja Funeral Home of Valders assisted the family with arrangements. Manitowoc Herald Times – Monday, October 6, 1986 – page 15


EMMA B. DUGAN Emma B. Dugan, 84, of Valders, died Tuesday afternoon, October 27, 1998, at her residence, after a courageous battle with Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, October 31, 1998, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be Rev. John Conrad. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Church Cemetery. She was born February 28, 1914 at Reedsville, daughter of the late Frank and Barbara Kalcik Hlavachek. She attended Reedsville Public Schools, graduating with the Class of 1932. She married Joseph F. Dugan on October 26, 1932 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Reedsville. He preceded her in death on May 18, 1996. She was employed at the Valders Coop Hardware Store for 10 years and then at Marcals Restaurant for many years until her retirement. She was a past president of the Valders Senior Citizens, a member of the St. Nazianz Senior Citizens and the Marian Council of St. Mary’s Church. Survivors include five children and their spouses, Doris (Dotsie) and Tom Nate, Maple Grove, Eunice and Leon (Bud) Wusterbarth, Kiel, Joseph T. and Marilyn (Micki) Dugan, Jackson, Wis., Judy and Ken Schroeder, Green Bay, Joyce and Dick Braun, St. Nazianz; 13 grandchildren, Tim and Debbie Nate, Pat and Lynn Nate, Debbie and Dave Bauknecht, Joe and Mary Kay Wusterbarth, Mike and Sue Wusterbarth, Kay and Paul Hamel, Bridget and Terry Braun, Brenda and Rodney Schneider, Becki-Jo and Keith Brandes, Laurie Guile, Lisa and Dale Patek, Lynn and Randy Schneider, Rick and Alecia Braun; 26 great-grandchildren, Chad, Michael, LeaAnn, Jason, Patrick and Adam Nate, Kyle and Tyler Bauknecht, Luke, Ross and Emily Wusterbarth, Riley Hamel, Dawn and Eric Braun, Devan and Destanie Schneider, Damian and Danica Brandes, Brittney and Brandon Guile, Jared and Emma Patek, Austin and Zachery Schneider, Corbin and Dalton Braun; one brother and sister-in-law, Frank and Leona Hlavachek, Brown Deer; one sister, Mayme Haas, Taus; two brothers-in-law and four sisters-in-law, Vic and Aggie Konop, Mike and Dolores Dugan, Stella Hill, Erna Hlavachek. Further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Brian Dugan; a grandson-in-law, Jeff Guile; five brothers and four sisters. Friends may call at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Clarks Mills on Saturday, from 9 a.m. until the time of service at 11:30 a.m. A special thank you to Hospice Home Care for their sincere care. Mom was a loving and caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She especially enjoyed her card clubs, dartball, bowling, baseball and was a very avid youth sports fan. Christianson & Deja Funeral Home of Valders is assisting the family. WE LOVE YOU MOM. WE’LL MISS YOU Manitowoc Herald Times – Thursday, Oct 29, 1998 – page A2


JOSEPH F. DUGAN Joseph F. Dugan, Sr., age 89, of Valders, passed to his eternal reward Saturday evening, May 18, 1996 at St. Mary’s Home, Manitowoc. Funeral Mass will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. Rev. John Conrad will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. He was born January 6, 1907 at Maple Grove, son of the late Thomas and Christina Vechart Dugan. He attended St. Patrick School at Maple Grove. Joe farmed in the town of Cato and was employed at the Valders Elevator Co-op and as custodian at Valders Public School retiring in 1974. He married Emma Hlavachek, October 26, 1932 at St. Mary’s Church, Reedsville. His greatest joy was working with horses. He was an avid horse puller locally and state wide, being a member of the Dairyland Horse Pullers Association. He was also a long time auctioneer belonging to State and National Auctioneer Associations. Joe was a charter member of St. Mary’s Holy Name Society and a member of the Valders Senior Citizens. Survivors include his wife, Emma; one son, Joseph T. (Micki) Dugan, Jackson, Wis.; four daughters and sons-in-law, Doris (Dotsie) (Tom) Nate, Maple Grove, Eunice (Bud) Wusterbarth, Kiel, Judy (Ken) Schroeder, Green Bay, Joyce (Dick) Braun, St. Nazianz; one brother, Mike (Dolores) Dugan, Chandler, Ariz.; two sisters, Stella Hill, Manitowoc, Agnes (Vic) Konop, Reedsville; thirteen grandchildren, Tim and Pat Nate, Debbie Bauchnecht, Joe and Mike Wusterbarth, Kay Hammel, Laurie Guile, Lisa Patek, Lynn Schneider, Rick Braun, Bridget Braun, Brenda Schneider, Becki Jo Brandes, and 22 great grandchildren; he will join in the great beyond his parents, a grandson, Brian Dugan, sisters, Marie Denor, Florence Piper, and Helen Radey; brothers, Archie Dugan and John Dugan. He was a loving husband and father who always wanted his family together and we were until his departing from us. He was a friend to all who met him, always having time for a friendly word or story. He will be greatly missed by all. Friends may call at St. Mary’s Church, Clarks Mills on Wednesday, May 22, 1996 from 4 p.m. until the time of service. Christianson-Deja Funeral Home, Valders is assisting the family. Manitowoc Herald Times – Monday, May 20, 1996 – page A2



PAUL DURBEN Town of Rockland Farmer is Laid to Rest Wednesday Funeral services for Paul Durbin, aged 48, town of Rockland farmer who passed away early last Sunday evening at his farm home from a heart attack, were held at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday at the Reedsville Co-operative Association and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic church, Clarks Mills, the Rev. Fr. Loerke officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. Deceased was born in 1893 in Fond Du Lac and came to Manitowoc county in 1932 and settled on a farm in Liberty township near Pigeon Lake, later moving to Rockland township. Survivors are the widow, the former Miss Lenora Heimerman to whom he was married in 1922; six daughters, Angeline, Mary, Germaine, Helen, Dorothy and Elizabeth and five sons, John, Paul, Cervatuis and Michael; one brother and six sisters. Sheboygan Press - Friday, August 8, 1941