Obit: Kalsow, Renata I. (1912 - 2002)

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----Source: TRIBUNE-RECORD-GLEANER (Loyal, Wis.) 11/20/2002

Kalsow, Renata I. (9 JUL 1912 - 10 NOV 2002)

Renata I. Kalsow, 90, Neillsville, Clark County, Wis., died on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2002, at the House of the Dove, Marshfield. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m., on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the Gesche Funeral Home, Neillsville, and for one hour prior to an 11 a.m. funeral service on Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Pine Valley Zion Lutheran Church. Music will be provided by Virginia Karnitz, organist, and congregational singing. The Rev. David Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in the Neillsville City Cemetery.

Renata Ida Eberhardt was born on July 9, 1912, in the town of Pine Valley, to Richard and Martha (nee Callies) Eberhardt. She attended the Lutheran School in Neillsville for all but one year, during which she attended the Mound School while the Grand Avenue Bridge was out. After finishing her schooling, she worked for the Kearns family, doing housekeeping, childcare, and working the fountain at the Kearns Drug-store. She also worked for the Ben Stucki family also doing housekeeping, childcare and helping at the Indian School. She married Hans Kalsow on June 14, 1933, at the Globe church. After their marriage, she raised her family and helped on the family farm. She was a member of the Pine Valley Zion Lutheran Church. Her interests included crocheting and making rugs.

Survivors include one son, Robert (Carol) Kalsow, Neillsville; one daughter, Edna (Alton) O’Leary, Humbird; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Roland (Lorraine) Eberhardt, Eugene, Ore., and Alvin (Mary) Eberhardt, Laona; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Hans, in 2000; one sister, Elsie; and two brothers, Herbert and Gerald.

The Gesche Funeral Home, Neillsville, is assisting the family with arrangements.



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