Obit: Schommer, Katherine (1882 - 1920)

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----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Wis.) 02/12/1920

Schommer, Katherine (11 AUG 1882 - 5 FEB 1920)

Mrs. Bernard Schommer passed away at her home in the town of Hull, Marathon Co., Wis., on Thursday, Feb. 5, 1920, of pneumonia complicated with diabetes, following an attack of influenza.

The death of Mrs. Schommer is very sad and a hard blow to her husband, who has been very ill and is still in bed and was unable to attend his beloved wife’s funeral. And besides it is doubly hard for him being left alone to care for their three young children, which duty he has so happily shared with his noble helpmate. She has been such a true and loving companion and bore the sufferings of the terrible disease diabetes with which she had been afflicted with fortitude and uncomplaints. Truly, her loss is great and the great sympathy of this whole community goes out to the loved ones she leaves behind.

Katherine Guelff was born in Marquette, Mich., Aug. 11, 1882, and was the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Guelff. She came to Wisconsin with her parents about twenty-eight years ago, where she lived with them on a farm in the town of Grand Chute, Outagamie Co., until she was married to Bernard Schommer in Oct. 1909. Since their marriage they have always made their home on the farm in the town of Hull.

She is survived by her husband and three children, Valerian, 9, Norbert, 6, and Harold, 5, and her father John Guelff, two brothers, John Jr. and Henry, and a sister, Miss Elizabeth, were all here to attend the funeral. The following relatives besides those already mentioned also here for the funeral were: Albert Debruto, Kaukauna, and Mr. and Mrs. Casper Schommer of Freedom.

The funeral was held from St. Mary’s Church in this city (Colby, Wis.) Monday forenoon, Rev. H. Lachnit officiating, and the remains laid to rest in the Colby St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.



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