Obit: Zillmann, Edwin (1873 - 1950)

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Surnames: Zillmann, Kuentz, Stroota, Stieber, Herrmann, Lein, Whittier, Bauer, Puhlmann, Loos, Sturner, Strathman, Kriplean, Gries, Holtzhausen, Goodale, Necker, Kolb, Zimmer, Harder, Schmidt, Ruprich, Blair, Lysdahl, Golden, Beck, Cramer, Readon, Nystrom, Bjerking

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 01/05/1950

Zillmann, Edwin (23 Sept. 1873 - 4 Jan. 1950)

Edwin Zillmann passed away early Wednesday morning, January 4th, at his home in Colby following an illness of about nine months. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon, January 7th, at the Lulloff Funeral Home at 1:30 P.M. and at the Evangelical and Reformed church at 2:00 P.M. Business places of Colby, where possible, will be closed during the services.

Mr. Zillmann was born in Kiel, Wis., on September 23, 1873, thus reaching the age of 76 years, three months and 12 days. After learning the sheet metal trade at Manitowoc and Appleton, he came to Colby in 1900, and, with two other brothers, Richard and Hermann, purchased the Adam Kuentz hardware business. He remained in this business until 1930 when the firm sold out to Stroota-Stieber. On October 23, 1901, he was united in marriage to Pauline C. Herrmann. Four children were born to this union - Irma, deceased, Donald of Eau Claire, Richard H. of Baldwin and Mrs. G. B. Lein (Marie) of Marinette. Six grand children also survive. Five brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.

Mr. Zillmann was a member of the Evangelical and Reformed church, the Masonic Lodge of Colby, a director of the Security State Bank, a city alderman for two terms and served on the county board.

We quote here the words of John G. Whittier which seems to describe our friend:

Such was our friend, formed on the good old plan,

A true, a quiet and a downright honest man;

Loathing pretense, he did with earnest will,

What others talked of while their hands were still;

His daily prayer, far better understood,

In acts than words was simply Doing Good.

So calm, so constant was his rectitude,

That by his loss alone we know its *** Note: The remainder of this article was missing.

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 01/12/1950

Funeral services for the late Edwin Zillmann were held Saturday afternoon at the Evangelical and Reformed church with Rev. F. P. Puhlmann conducting the service. Miss Rena Bauer was the organist and Eugene Herrmann, soloist. Pall bearers were members of the city council - Vernon Loos, O. W. Sturner, R. W. Strathman, A. J. Kriplean, Raymond Gries and Carl Holtzhausen.

Out of town people here for the funeral besides members of the immediate family were Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Herrmann, Mrs. Harold Herrmann and son, James, and Sylvia Zillmann, all of Milwaukee; Mrs. Ronald Herrmann of Columbus, Mrs. T. Goodale and Wm. Necker of Plymouth, Mr. and Mrs. Roland Kolb of Appleton, Mrs. Bertha Zimmer of Thorp, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Harder of Medford, Charles Schmidt and Alfred of Milan, Mr. and Mrs. Alphons Herrmann of Curtiss, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Ruprich of Dorchester, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Blair of Spencer, Mr. and Mrs. Am. M. Lysdahl of Owen, Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Golden, P. W. Beck, Kathleen Cramer and Ilene Readon of Eau Claire, Mr. and Mrs. Morris Nystrom and Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Bjerking of Wis. Rapids.



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