Obit: Langbecker, Fred (1872 - 1953)
Surnames: Langbecker, Harrison, Ewan, Behrendt, Fullmer, Heindl, Zupke, Sulik, Fuller, Haman, Rudecil, Decker, Neuenfeldt, Borgemoen, Johnson, Meske, Kuenzi, Stark, Meyer, Brah
----Source: Abbotsford Tribune
(Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 02/12/1953
Langbecker, Fred (19 May 1872 - 5 Feb.
Funeral services for Fred Langbecker, 80,
who died Feb. 5, were held Monday afternoon at Athens, with the
Rev. Richard Harrison, Abbotsford, officiating. Services were held
at 1:30 at the Gillis Funeral Home and at 2:00 o’clock at the
Presbyterian church, after which internment was made in the Athens
Pallbearers were Art and Ed Ewan, Walter
Behrendt, George Fullmer, George Heindl, and Herman Zupke, all of
Relatives from away who attended the
funeral included Mr. and Mrs. Joe Sulik, Abbotsford; Mrs. Rudy
Fuller and Mrs. Lillian Haman, of West Allis; Mrs. Ernest Rudecil
(Sp. ?), West Allis; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Decker, Dorchester; Miss
Mary Ann Sulik, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Ray Neuenfeldt, Superior;
and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Meske and Milton Meske, Abbotsford.
Many friends and neighbors from Athens,
Dorchester, and Abbotsford also attended the funeral.
Fred Langbecker was born May 19, 1872, in
Milwaukee. On March 1, 1893, he was married to Hattie Kuenzi, at
Oconomowoc. They lived on the farm in the town of Johnson and were
the parents of one daughter, who survives. Mrs. Langbecker died in
1905. On Aug. 20, 1907, he and Pauline Stark were married at
Wausau. They lived on the farm until Nov. 31, 1951, when they moved
to Dorchester. Here she died on May 31, 1952. Mr. Langbecker then
came to Abbotsford to make his home with his only daughter, Mrs.
Joe Sulik. He suffered chronic asthma for 24 years, but was ill
only about a week and a half before his death when he underwent
major surgery at St. Joseph’s’ hospital, Marshfield.
His death came unexpectedly while he was eating breakfast at the
hospital, Thursday morning.
Besides his daughter, he leaves four
grand children and nine great grand children. There are four
sisters in Milwaukee: Mrs. Lizzie Meyer, Mrs. Ed Brah, Mrs. Rudy
Fuller, and Mrs. Lillian Haman.
During the 49 years that Mr. Langbecker
lived on the farm, he served at various times as assessor, chairman
and supervisor in the town of Johnson and was also a member of the
After coming to Abbotsford on Dec. 21, he became a member of the First Presbyterian church, of Abbotsford.
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