Bio: Kretschmer, Moritz (Sold business - 1941)


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Surnames: Kretschmer, Brandstedter, Rickard


----Source: Humbird Enterprise (Humbird, Clark Co., Wis.) 05/24/1941


Kretschmer, Moritz (Sold business - MAY 1941)


Moritz Kretschmer last week disposed of his undertaking stock, supplies, and also the hearse to Giles V. Richard of Alma Center.  And with this transfer Mr. Kretschmer retires from the profession and business as mortician.


Mr. Kretschmer and wife will continue to reside in this village (Humbird, Clark Co., Wis.) which has been their home since 1904.  They came here from Buffalo County, acquiring the property now owned by Mrs. Anna Brandstedter, where he engaged in the furniture and undertaking business.  Two years later he attended an embalmers school at Chippewa Falls and secured his embalmer’s license.  After eight years in the furniture business Mr. Kretschmer sold the property and remodeled his present home.  At that time he disposed of the furniture stock, equipping a portion of his home as a funeral parlor.  He will continue in cabinet making and carpentry line.


Giles V. Rickard, the new owner, who has a funeral home at Alma Center, and operates one in Merrillan with his father, has rented Miss Simons building west of the hardware store, which he will open soon as a display room and chapel.  He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Embalming, and has been practicing his profession for five years past.  His brother, Harlowe Rickard, will continue to assist in the embalming and funeral directing.


Mr. Kretschmer states that he will stille be interested in the profession, and that anyone in need of the services may call him at his home, as he will continue to work with Mr. Rickard as he has done in the past.  Or they may call Mr. Rickard at Alma Center or Merrillan.


The many families in this vicinity whom Mr. Kretschmer has served when sorrow came will long remember the many acts of kindness received from him and his estimable wife, and will regret greatly their retirement at this time.



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