Obit: Hoeft, Louis (1888 - 1956)
Hoeft, Sprengler, Kieser, Danielson, Nikolay, Brunkhorst, Olson,
Daenicke, Broeske, Lueddecke, Gumz, Marcott, Suder, Janda, Junker,
Westphal, Graffunder, Gauerke, Verhulst, Kalepp, Laack, Underwood,
Hulse, Fitzlaff, Schultz, Kleiman
Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 12/27/1956
(12 Apr. 1888 - 23 Dec. 1956)
services for Louis Hoeft, 68, who was found dead of a gun shot
wound in his own home Sunday, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:00
o’clock at the Zink Funeral Home. The Rev. F. H. Sprengler
conducted services during which the Misses Dorothy and Marilyn
He was a
member of Christ Lutheran church and a veteran of World War
rites were held at the Abbotsford cemetery, where internment was
made. Walter G. Danielson and Frank Nikolay of the American Legion
were color bearers. Members of the 173rd F.A. Bn., of
the National Guards served as color guard and firing squad. They
were Alan Brunkhorst and Galen Olson, color guard; and Donald
Daenicke, Marvin Broeske, Marvin Lueddecke, Robert Gumz, Dennis
Kieser, Don Marcott and Ed Suder, firing squad. Louis Janda was
were Elmer Junker, Vernon Westphal, Gilbert Westphal, Ben
Graffunder, Alvin Gauerke and Vilas Verhulst.
were carried by the Misses Ruth Kalepp, Nancy Laack and Letsy
from out of town attending the funeral were Harvey Hoeft and
Darrell, Kenosha; Mrs. Bessie Hulse, Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Ted
Hoeft, Chippewa Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Herman Fitzlaff, Little Black
and Mr. and Mrs. Emil Hoeft, Milan.
was born in the Town of Holton April 12, 1888. He was a single man
and operated a farm in that township until his retirement about two
years ago when he moved to Abbotsford. He was reported to be in
poor health for some time.
His body was
discovered Sunday afternoon when a brother, Otto, and two friends
called at the home. Nearby was a shotgun and two empty shell cases,
which led officials to believe he had taken his own life. Death is
believed to have occurred early Sunday morning.
He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Frank (Anna) Schultz and Mrs. William (Ida) Kleiman, and his brother, Otto, all of Abbotsford. Two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.
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