Obit: Schilling, Martha (1868 - 1944)

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Surnames: Schilling, Van Dreel, Bienkowski, Seipal, Sazama, Strege, Basner, Schmidt, Schraufnagel, Keller, McGraw, Speigel, Frank

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 10/26/1944

Schilling, Martha (26 Dec. 1868 - 24 Oct. 1944)

Mrs. John Schilling died Tuesday afternoon at the age of 75 years at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Van Dreel in the town of Hull, old age complications being the cause of her death. The body will lie in state until the time of the funeral services Saturday morning morning at 9:30 o’clock at St. Mary’s Catholic church. Rev. Francis Bienkowski will officiate and burial will be made in the Colby cemetery. Rosary will be said Friday at 8:00 P.M. Members of the Christian Mothers, of which the deceased was a member, are asked to attend services.

Mrs. Schilling, the former Martha Seipal, was born at Stockbridge on Dec. 26, 1868, and was married at Sherwood on April 26, 1887, to John Schilling who died Jan. 3, 1937. A few years after their marriage, they moved onto a farm in the town of Hull where they lived until coming to the city of Colby fifteen years ago.

Surviving are nine children, Mrs. Henry (Mary) Van Dreel of the town of Hull, Mrs. John (Ida) Sazama of Colby, Mrs. Theo. (Olive) Strege, Mrs. Clara Basner and Mrs. Ervin (Eleanore) Schmidt, all of Milwaukee, Joe Schilling of Edgar and Andrew Schilling of Wausau. A daughter, Mrs. Lena Schraufnagel, died in 1930. Also surviving are 50 grand children, 24 great grand children, three brothers, Oscar, George and Hyronimus Seipal, all of Antigo, and six sisters, Mrs. Ida Keller of Thorp, Mrs. Mary McGraw of Ashland, Mrs. Anna Speigel of Marion and Mrs Clara Frank, Miss Agnes Seipal and Miss Emma Seipal, all of Antigo.



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