Obit: Kutsche, Hattie I. (1898 - 1980)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Kutsche, May, Liskow, Meske, Rychnovsky, Quast, Tess, Subke, Lautenbach, Schraufnagel, Opelt, Stiemke, Kalina, Lindloff

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 4/17/1980

Kutsche, Hattie I. (25 October 1898 – 9 April 1980)

Hattie I. Kutsche, 81, passed away in Neillsville Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, April 9. She was a resident of the Neillsville Memorial Home for the past two years and had been in failing health. She was the widow of Ray Kutsche, a former Clark County Sheriff. He died one year ago, just three days from the date of her death.

The deceased was born October 25, 1898, in the Town of Levis to August and Anna (May) Liskow. She received her education in St. John’s Lutheran School. On October 11, 1922, she married Raymond E. Kutsche in Neillsville ceremonies. The couple farmed in the Town of Levis until Ray was elected Clark County Sheriff in 1943. Then they moved to Neillsville, where she lived ever since. She was a member of St. John’s congregation and that church’s Ladies’ Society.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Albert (Vada) Meske of Marshfield and Mrs. Edward (Ruth) Rychnovsky of Neillsville; one brother, Otto Liskow, Bradenburg, Florida; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death, besides her husband, was one sister, Emma and one brother, Ed.

Funeral services were held Saturday early afternoon, April 12, for Mrs. Kutsche from St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Neillsville. The Rev. Norman W. Lindloff officiated with burial made in the Neillsville City Cemetery and arrangements were made by Gesche Funeral Home.

“The 23rd Psalm” and “I’m But A Stranger Here” were the musical selections offered by Kathy Quast, vocalist and Paul Tess the organist. Serving as pallbearers at the services, were Bob Subke, Leroy Lautenbach, Arthur Schraufnagel, Bernard Opelt, Art Stiemke and Martin Kalina.



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