Obit: Billman, Walter #2 (1879 - 1957) 

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Surnames: Billman, Garbisch, Meske, Leichtnam, Goecke, Wolf, Vajgrt 

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 11/07/1957 

Billman, Walter (9 Nov. 1879 - 31 Oct. 1957) 

Walter Billman, 77, died at St. Joseph’s hospital, Marshfield, Oct. 31, after suffering a heart attack the day before. He had been in poor health for some time.  

Mr. Billman served the Colby-Abbotsford area for 30 years as distributor for the Marshfield Oil Company. He retired three years ago. 

Surviving him are Mrs. Billman, of Colby; seven children, Clarence, Plainfield; Andrew and Mrs. William (Clara) Garbisch, Bell Gardens, Calif.; Wilbur, Burlington; Virgil, East Troy; Mrs. Milton (Emma) Meske, Curtiss; and Mrs. Arthur (Ruth) Leichtnam, Abbotsford. There are 21 grand children and 15 great grand children.  

Also surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Fred Goeke, Mrs. Mary Willie and Mrs. Vernon Wolf, all of Marshalltown; and Mrs. Sadie Vajgrt of Cornell; six brothers, Andrew, Fred, Raymond, Carroll, Rollie and Floyd, all of Iowa. The brothers served as pallbearers at the internment at Marshalltown. 

He was preceded in death by his first wife and four children. 

After the Masonic rites conducted at Colby, at 2:00 o’clock, Saturday, relatives gathered here at the Art Leichtnam home. They came from Marshalltown and Grinnell, Ia.; Curtiss, Chili, Chelsea, Athens, Nekoosa, Madison, Harshaw, Granton, Marshfield, and Cornell. 

On Monday afternoon, services were held at Marshalltown, followed by internment there. 




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