Obit: Noah, Louise (1862 - 1944)
Surnames: NOAH KOTZER HUMKE POPPE
----Sources: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Clark Co., Wis.) 12/28/1944
Noah, Louise (24 MAR 1862 - 19 DEC 1944)
Louise Kotzer was born in Stettin, Germany on March 24, 1862 and came to America when she was two years old and the family settled in Sheboygan, where she resided for sixteen years. She then came to Longwood (Clark Co., Wis.) where she remained until her marriage to August Noah on April 10, 1884 when they moved to a farm near Greenwood.
Mrs. August Noah has held membership in the West Side Reformed Church for more than sixty years. It was her husband, August Noah, who built the first Immanuel Church structure, a log building two stories high, which housed both the worshipping congregation and the pastoral family. The deceased was one of the founders and charter members of the West Side Ladies Aid Society. It was at her home that the first Ladies Aid meeting was held, at which meeting the society was organized with four members.
Mrs. Noah had been in poor health for more than seven years, suffering the results of a paralytic stroke. Some weeks ago her condition became aggravated and death came to relieve her of the burdens of the flesh during the late morning of Tuesday, Dec. 19th, 1944, she having attained an age of 82 years, 8 months and 25 days. During all the years of her affliction, she had received the loving care of husband, son, daughter and friends.
Burial services for Mrs. Noah were held last Friday afternoon at the home of the deceased and at the West Side Church, with interment at the West Side Cemetery (East section). Rev. J.C. Klingeberger of the West Side Church officiated a the services, assisted by the musical ministry of the West Side Senior Choir. The text of the Memorial message was the Christmas message of the angel, taken from St. Luke 2:10 and 2.
The pallbearers were Albert Fravert, Chris Selenik, Otto Reineking, Wm. Toburen, Wm. Mille, Sm. Schlinsog.
She is survived by her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Art (Laura) Humke, a son Alfred at home. Four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Her sister, Mrs. John Poppe and a brother, Ernest Kotzer, preceded her in death.
The friends who came from a distance to attended the Memorial Services were: Mr. and Mrs. Herman Gandt, Mrs. J. Troxell, Mr. Omar Deets, all of Marshfield; Mrs. Simon Noah of Loyal, Mr. and Mrs. George Poppe and Mrs. Ed Poppe of Withee.
Should sorrow, suffering or death find any of us, may we, too, hear the angelic words: "Fear not."
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