Obit: Kalepp, Adolph Gustav (1874 - 1953)

Contact: Linda Mertens

Surnames: Kalepp, Springler, Kieser, Genrich, Sauter, Kattre, Ritz

----Source - Anna Johnson’s Scrapbook

Adolph Gustav Kalepp (30 Jan 1874 - 25 Dec 1953)

Funeral services for Adolph Kalepp, 81, were held from an Abbotsford funeral home Wednesday, Dec. 28, with the Rev. F. H. Sprengler officiating at 2:00 p. m. Misses Dorothy and Marilyn Kieser sang for the rites. Burial was in Dorchester Memorial cemetery here, with the following, all grandsons of the deceased, serving as pallbearers:
Donald Kalepp, LaVerne Kalepp, Harold Kalepp, Jr., DuWayne Kalepp, Gerald Kalepp, Lloyd Kalepp. Flower girls were Hazel Kalepp, Shirley Kalepp, Jane Kalepp, Norma Kalepp, Bernice Kalepp, Bonnie Kalepp, granddaughters.

Mr. Kalepp, who had suffered ill health for the past four years, died at his home in Abbotsford at 3 a. m. Sunday, Dec 25. He had resided in Abbotsford 25 years following a move there from the farm (in town of Holton, Marathon Co., WI) east of this village (Dorchester, Clark Co., WI). He had operated a tavern in Abbotsford until his retirement about seven years ago.

Adolph Gustav Kalepp was born in Saxony, Germany, Jan. 30, 1874, and came to this country with his parents when six years old. The family settled on a farm in the town of Holton where he resided until his move to Abbotsford, and which now is operated by his son Clarence. He learned the blacksmithing trade from the late Gustav Genrich of this village, and followed that calling for a number of years, later farming the family acres east of the village. He and Minnie Sauter were married here Oct. 12, 1902.

Surviving are his widow, five children: Harold, Norman, William and Alice (Mrs. Gilbert Kattre) all of Abbotsford, and Clarence, town of Holton; sixteen grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a brother, Herman Kalepp, Butte, Mont.; and a sister, Mrs. Rose Ritz, North Bend, Ore.

Two daughters, a son, three sisters and two brothers preceded him in death.



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