Obit: Fritsche, Joseph (1879 - 1967)
Surnames: Fritsche, Wepfer, Brockhaus, Lake, Ludwig, Goff, Hamilton, Montley
----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 14 Sep 1967
Fritsche, Joseph (1 SEP 1879 – 8 SEP 1967)
Funeral services for Joseph Fritsch, 88, who died Friday, Sept. 8, 1967, were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Abbotsford City Hall. Clinton Goff and Loren Hamilton conducted the service. Mrs. Harold Brockhaus was the organist and accompanist for Mrs. Norma Wepfer, Miss Gayle Montley and Myron Wepfer, who sang "Willing to Take the Cross: and "Just Cling to His Hand."
The pallbearers for the interment, which was made in the Community Cemetery at Stetsonville, were Arthur Behon, Harold Brockhaus, Walter Brunner, Arvid Carlson, Lawrence Carlson and Adolph Walske.
Mr. Fritsch was born in Austria Sept. 1, 1879, and came to America with his parents when only a small child. He was married at Medford in 1913 to Leah Lake, who preceded him in death in 1954.
The couple farmed in the town of Little Black until 1952, when they moved to the Abbotsford area. For almost four year Mr. Fritsche made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Harold Brockhaus, rural Colby. He suffered a stroke Tuesday and was taken to Memorial Hospital, Medford, where his death occurred early Friday morning.
He is survived by a son, Leroy of Colby; one brother, Merman Fritsch of Curtiss, and one sister, Mrs. Anton (Anna) Ludwig of Stetsonville.
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