Obit: Mauritz, John (1886 - 1957)
Surnames: Mauritz, Brickl, Neuenfeldt, Ellenbecker, Proft
----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 03/28/1957
John (24 June 1886 - 23 Mar. 1957)
Mauritz, Sr., 70, who had been living in retirement at Dorchester, Wisconsin
for the past year, died of a heart attack at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at
the home of his son, Lawrence.
services were held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in Athens, where he was
born June 24, 1886. Burial followed a Requiem Mass at St.
Anthony’s Catholic church, with the Rev. Frank Brickl as
For 15 years
before moving to Dorchester, Mr. Mauritz lived in Abbotsford, where
he was employed by the Streckert Manufacturing Company. Prior to
that he farmed in the Athens area. He served in the army during
World War I. On June 13, 1921, at Athens, he married Sophia
Neuenfeldt, who preceded him in death Dec. 6, 1943.
Survivors include three children, Mrs. Bernard (Emma) Ellenbecker, Unity; Lawrence and John, Jr., both of Dorchester; one sister, Mrs. William (Mary) Proft, Athens; a brother, Joseph, Athens; and 10 grand children. One son was killed in World War II and a brother, George, also preceded him in death.
Correction to obit. The son who preceded John Mauritz was Francis George (Frankie) Mauritzwho was born in 1932 and died in 1952. He was not in WWII. He was just 20 and died in car crash in California while driving drunk. 3 other military buddies were in the car and one was paralyzed for life. I know - I am the daughter of Emma and I was at his funeral. Frankie was the driver. It was his girlfriend's car. She kept in touch with my mother for years after. Doris Ellenbecker Leister
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