Obit: Kohlnhofer, Joseph #2 (1887 - 1972)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Kohlnhofer, Schober, De Mar, Kettner, Bauman, Riederer, Justen, Lyons, Brecht, Reinke, Lemberger, Christianson, Remiker, Dieler, Danen, Meyer, Hoffman, Oberle, Krater, Koopman

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co, WI) 11/23/1972

Kohlnhofer, Joseph (30 January 1887 - 17 November 1972)

Joseph Kohlnhofer, 85, died November 17, at his home following a lingering illness. Mr. Kohlnhofer was born January 30, 1887, in Germany. He came to the United States in 1904, worked in Manitowoc for six years and came to Greenwood in 1910.

He was married to Margaret Schober October 26, 1915 at St. Mary’s Church. The celebrated their golden wedding in August, 1965, and their 55th anniversary in October, 1970. After their marriage the Kohlnhofer’s settled on a farm four miles northeast of Greenwood and lived there until 1949, when they retired and moved into the city. He was janitor for St. Mary’s parish for 16 years.

Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Barbara) De Mar of McHenry, Ill., and Mrs. Joseph (Magdaline) Kettner of Menomonie; five sons, John of Albany, Ore., Victor of Lakeville, Minn., Clayton and Francis of Greenwood and Joseph of Milwaukee; 36 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Tuesday from the Hill Funeral Home and St. Mary’s Catholic Church. The Rev. Leander Koopman officiated and burial was made in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co, WI) 11/30/1972

Funeral services for Joseph Kohlnhofer, 85, were held last week Tuesday from St. Mary’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Leander Koopman officiating. Burial was made in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Pallbearers, all grandsons, were Joe Kettner, Jr., Robert Kohlnhofer, Joe De Mar, Keith Kohlnhofer, Jeff Kohlnhofer and Gary Kohlnhofer.

Those who attended from away were Mrs. Joe (Barbara) De Mar of McHenry, Ill.; John Kohlnhofer, Albany, Ore.; Mr. and Mrs. Joe (Magdaline) Kettner, Sr., and family, Menomonie; Mr. and Mrs. Victor Kohlnhofer and family of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Russel Bauman, Park Falls; Mr. and Mrs. John Riederer, Whitelaw; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Justen and Mr. and Mrs. Joe De Mar, McHenry, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Lyons, Sparta; Mr. and Mrs. Mike Brecht, Spencer; Mr. and Mrs. Harvey O. Reinke, Mrs. Leona Lemberger, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Christianson, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Remiker, Cato; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kettner, Jr., Menomonie; Mr. and Mrs. Dick Dieler, Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Danen, Stetsonville; Mr. and Mrs. John Meyer, Medford; Mrs. Elsie Hoffman and Mr. and Mrs. Martin Oberle, Thorp; Mr. and Mrs. John Schober, West Salem; Mrs. Barbara K. Krater, Michigan; and relatives and friends from Willard, Loyal, Neillsville and the Greenwood area.



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