Obit: Brick, Fred (1871 - 1937)

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----Source: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Wis.) 06/03/1937

Brick, Fred (5 May 1871 - 27 May 1937)

Fred Brick was born May 5, 1871 in the town of Meeme in Manitowoc Co., the son of Peter and Elizabeth Brick. He moved with his parents to Clark County when he was 5 years old and they settled on a farm in the town of Warner. Some years after the death of his parents, Mr. Brick purchased this place and built it up into the present farm.

He was confirmed in the West Side Reformed Church on April 4, 1886 and has been a faithful member, Also serving as deacon for six years.

On Nov. 17, 1897 he was married to Mathilda Schwarze. To this union seven children were born. One son Walter, preceded him in death in the year 1918.

Mr. Brick was well known throughout this community and for many years served as representative and lineman for the West Side Telephone Co. He also enjoyed a large circle of friends.

He has been ailing since the middle of last summer and has been under a doctor’s care since January. He passed away Thursday night, May 27. The immediate cause of his death was hardening of the arteries. He reached an age of 66 years and 22 days.

He is survived by his widow, 5 sons, Arthur and Alvin at home, Harold of Escanaba, Mich.; Raymond of Chicago, Ill, and Elmer of Sheboygan, Wis., one daughter, Irene, at home and two grandchildren. He also leaves to mourn two brothers, Peter of Fallon, Mont.; and Chris of Superior, Wis., two sisters, Lena (Mrs. J.C. Baumann) of Walla Walla, Wash. and Mary (Mrs. W.F. Hubert of Sheboygan, Wis.

Pallbearers were Wm. Schlinsog, Albert Schwarze, Otto Kind, Otto Meinhardt, Albert Fravert and Henry Gemmeke. The flower girls were Dorothy and Lorraine Schwarze, Elaine Belter and Ruth Kind.

Funeral services were held from the West Side Immanuel Reformed Church, Monday afternoon, May 31st, Rev. P.H. Franzmeier officiating. The body was laid to rest in the West Side Cemetery.

Those from out of town who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Harold Brick and daughter, Escanaba, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Brick, Chicago, Ill.; Elmer Brick and Mr. and Mrs. W.F. Hubert, Sheboygan; Chris Brick, Superior; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Denker, daughter Elsa and son Herbert, Milwaukee; Miss Carrie Eifler, Plymouth; Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Schwarze, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Laube, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Churkey, all of Owen; Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Loos, Loyal; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schultz, Abbotsford; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wetzel, Colby; Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Trip, Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Williams, North Fond du Lac.



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