Obit: Hemmersbach, Frank (1889 – 1974)


Surnames: Hemmersbach, Herricks, Thorson, Brown, Merlak, Steffen

----Source: Tribune/Record/Gleaner (Loyal, Wis.) 10 Oct 1974

Hemmersbach, Frank (15 MAR 1889 – 04 OCT 1974)

Frank Hemmersbach, 89, a former Marshfield resident, died at 1:05 p.m. Friday at the Neillsville (Clark Co., Wis.) Memorial Nursing Home, where he had been a resident since 1968. Mr. Hemmersbach had been in ill health for the past four years.

Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. John's Catholic Church, Marshfield, with burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. The Rev. Alfred F. Hemmersbach, a nephew of the deceased and pasto of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church at Eastman, officiated.

Mr. Hemmersbach was born March 15, 1885 at Cashton, Wisconsin, where he received his education. He continued to live in Cashton until his marriage to the former Katie Herricks on June 4, 1912, at St. Mary's Ridge. She preceded him in death February 24, 1969.

Mr. and Mrs. Hemmersbach were engaged in farming and lived at Hoven, South Dakota until 1920, when they returned to St. Mary's Ridge. In 1932 they moved to Owen (Clark Co.), and after retiring in September of 1944 they resided in Marshfield.

He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church and its Holy Name Society.

Survivors include five sons, Alfons, route 1, Owen, Henry and Wilbert, both of Waukegan, Illinois, Edmund, Morris, Illinois, and Linus, Tucson, Arizona; four daughters, Mrs. Edward (Helen) Steffen, Waukegan, Illinois, Mrs. Martin (Angela) Merlak, Wonder Lake, Illinois, Mrs. Norman (Frieda) Thorson, Owen, and Mrs. Joseph (Lydia) Brown, Milwaukee; 31 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by two sons, four brothers and four sisters.



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