Obit: Kraus, Edwin (1891 - 1956)
Surnames: Kraus, Harrison, Pollack, Greaser, Frautschy,
Kronschnabel, Nelson, Ingersoll, Steffen, Anderson, Lamont, Smith,
Reichersamer, Hopfensperger, Seehaver, Seiber, Kernick, Fairelough,
Kugel, Pinter, Rueden
Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 02/23/1956
(19 Jan. 1891 - 16 Feb. 1956)
65, died unexpectedly of a heart attack, Thursday morning, Feb. 16,
while at work at his farm in the town of Holton. Funeral services
were conducted at the Zink Funeral Home Sunday afternoon at 2:00
o’clock with the Rev. Richard Harrison, of the Presbyterian
services, Miss Alice Pollack sang "Ivory Palaces," and "Beyond the
Sunset." Mrs. Myron Greaser was the accompanist.
rites were conducted under the auspices of the Abbotsford National
Guard, at the Holton cemetery where internment was made. Lt. Robert
Frautschy was assisted by Sgt. Milton Kronschnabel. The bugler was
Clarence Nelson and the firing squad was composed of Sgts. Kenneth
Ingersoll, Jim Steffen, Kay Anderson, Cpl. Jim Lamont, Pfc. Jack
Smith, and Pvt. Jack Reichersamer.
were Clifford and Morris Anderson, Lawrence Hopfensperger, James
Kugel, John Pinter and Arthur Rueden.
many relatives from away, who attended the funeral, were Mr. and
Mrs. William Hopfensperger and family, Menomonee Falls, Charles
Kraus and family, Appleton; Mrs. Fern Seehaver and children,
Colfax; and Alfred Seehaver, Rockford, Ill.
was born Jan. 19, 1891 at Collins, Wisconsin and as a young man
came to this vicinity. He and Hattie Seiber were united in marriage
at Waukegan, Ill., Aug. 26, 1931. For the past 35 years, Mr. Kraus
has lived on a farm in the town of Holton. He was a veteran of
World War I.
him are his widow and only daughter, Mrs. William (Myrna)
Hopfensperger, and three grand daughters, of Menomonee
surviving are a brother, Charles Kraus, Appleton; sister, Mrs.
Delia Kernick, San Mateo, Calif.; three half brothers, Alfred,
Leroy and Oscar Seehaver, Rockford, Ill., and a half sister, Mrs.
Ella Fairelough, Englewood, Ill.
One sister, one brother and two half sisters are deceased.
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