Obit: Reitz, Ida L. (1851 - 1908)

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----Source: CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN & PRESS (Neillsville, Wis.) 07/09/1908

Reitz, Ida L. (24 Jun 1851 - 5 Jul 1908)

On Sunday July 5, 1908, Mrs. Fred Reitz died at the Veteran’s Home at Waupaca, where Mr. Reitz recently took a position. Mrs. Reitz had been in poor health for several years and while recovery was known to be impossible and death probably at any time, yet the news came as a shock to friends and relatives here.

Deceased, whose maiden name was Ida L. Currier, was born at Skowhegan, Maine June 14, 1851. There she grew to womanhood and on May 24, 1873 was married to John Pulsifer. To them was born one son, Bernard. In 1880 Mr. Pulsifer died and the widow and little son came to Neillsville, Clark County to make their home for a time with her brother and sisters. In Oct. 1890 she married Frederick Reitz, who survives her. Bernard Pulsifer grew to manhood and after serving through the Spanish War as a hospital nurse, he came home and was stricken with pneumonia shortly after his arrival, dying Jan. 1, 1899. His death was a hard blow to his mother and to all the members of the family as well. From this grief she never fully recovered, and for several years past has been an invalid. The death of her brother John and sister Sophronia also told upon her health severely. The family was of the old New England stock whose history could be traced back unbroken for several generations, and the affections of the brothers and sisters and felling of kinship had bound them together by the strongest ties. Mrs. Reitz possessed all the fine qualities of the race from which she descended, and which had come down to her through inherited tendencies and family traditions. One brother, Seth Currier, who resides in California and two sisters, Mrs. Geo. W. Trogner and Eliza Currier of this city, survive to mourn her death.

The remains were brought to Waupaca Tuesday and the funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at the M.E. Church, Rev. Wm. Brown, Chaplain of the Home officiating, assisted by Rev. W.P. Burrows.



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