Obit: Hoeft, Elizabeth (1910 - 1963)


Surnames: Hoeft, Syring, Burkhardt, Wogernese, Mazak, Pliski, Schueneman, Gadke, Hansen

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 05/09/1963

Hoeft, Elizabeth (24 AUG 1910 - 2 MAY 1963)

Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Hoeft, 52, whose death occurred May 2, 1963, were held Saturday afternoon at the Polnaszek Funeral Home, Abbotsford, at 2:30, with the Rev. F.H. Sprengler of Christ Lutheran Church officiating. Miss Dorothy Kieser and Miss Sharon Waldhart sang "The Lord is My Shepherd" and "The Old Rugged Cross." Interment was made in the March Rapids Cemetery.

The pallbearers were: Clarence Wogernese, John Pliski, Melvin Burkhardt, Ronald Burkhardt, Helmuth Mazak and Douglas Pliski.

Mrs. Hoeft's body was found shortly before 8 a.m. Thursday in the garage at her residence on North First St., Abbotsford. The heat of the car motor which was still running indicated it had been running for a considerable time and authorities placed her death at approximately 2 a.m. Mrs. Hoeft, who was separated from her husband, lived alone and was reported to have suffered from mental anxiety and depression, and her death was ruled a suicide.

The investigating authorities were Robert Lulloff, coroner; Ray Kutsche, Sheriff, and Kenneth Feit of the Abbotsford police.

Mrs. Hoeft was born Elizabeth Syring, Aug. 24, 1910, near Fenwood. She was married to Paul Schueneman, who died in 1931. Her second marriage too place at Dorchester April 12, 1934 to Otto Hoeft. She lived in the village the past 12 years.

Surviving her are two daughters, Mrs. Arnold (Audrey) Gadke, route 4, Marshfield, and Mrs. Verland (Bernadine) Hansen of Green Lake, and four grandchildren.

She also leaves three brothers, Martin and Elmer Syring of Mosinee, and Albert Syring of Stratford, and five sisters, Mrs. Melvin Burkhardt of Marshfield, Mrs. Clarence Wogernese of Milan, Mrs. Elmer Mazak of Wausau, Mrs. John Pliski of Mosinee, and Edna, address unknown.



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