CALVARY CEMETERY OBITUARIES

LAWRENCE KABAT Lawrence (Monnie) G. Kabat, 49, former operator of the Buffalo Inn, 1121 Windate St., Manitowoc, died early Tuesday morning at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, after a brief illness. Funeral services will be at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 9 a.m. Thursday at Hoy Innocents Catholic Church, Manitowoc, with the Rev. E. A. Radey officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. He was born Dec. 23, 1912, at Brillion, son of the late Wenzel and Anna Ebenhoe Kabat. He attended Brillion schools and Manitowoc School of Vactional and Adult Education. He married Janet Rohde Sept. 28, 1938, at Manitowoc. He was a member of the Eagles, Holy Name Society of Holy Innocents Church and the City Tavern League. Among survivors are his wife, a son, John L., of Manitowoc; two brothers, Jerome of Manitowoc and Joseph, of Junction City, Wis.; and two sisters, Mrs. Fred Zettle and Mrs. John Sachen of Milwaukee. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home where the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, January 2, 1962 P. 15


MARY KABAT Funeral services for Miss Mary Kabat, 71, who died Friday at Manitowoc County Hospital, were at 8:30 a.m. Friday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and 9 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Alfred Pritzl officiated and burial was in Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers were (names omitted for privacy).. Manitowoc Herald Times, May 20, 1966 P. 11


FRANCIS KACYNSKI Boy Drowns In River At Shoto Slips Off Concrete Abutment of Dam Francis Kacynski, 13, adopted son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Kacynski, 725 S. 16th street, drowned in the West Twin river early this afternoon just above the Shoto dam. The youth slipped off a concrete abutment of the dam into about 10 feet of water, according to the information obtained by Dr. Theodore Teitgen, county coroner, from WiIliam Jacobsen, 14, also of 725 S. 16th street, who was with Kacynski. Runs For Help Jacobsen ran to a nearby grocery store and asked for help. Several swimmers dove into the water but were unable to locate the body. Sheriff Elmer Bergner and a fire department inhalator squad in charge of Fire Chief John Gaedke also rushed to the scene. The sheriff and deputies, several coast guardsmen and residents of the vicinity of Shoto dragged just above the dam for over an hour before the body was located by the coast guardsmen. The youth wore swimming trunks. The water is not deep just above the dam except for a hole at the point where the Kacynski boy fell in. Authorities said it was possible that he may have struck his head on the concrete abutment as he slipped and fell. The Kacysnki family has a summer cottage at Shoto. Francis was an eighth grade student at St. Boniface school. Manitowoc Herald Times, June 26, 1943 P. 1 ******** Funeral services for Francis Kacynski, 13, adopted son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Kacynski, 725 S. 16th street, who drowned Saturday in the West Twin river above the Shoto dam, will be held Tuesday morning. Services will be held at 8:30 o’clock at the Shimek & Schwartz funeral home and at 9 o’clock at St. Boniface church with burial at Calvary cemetery. The rosary will be recited tonight at 7:30 o’clock by the Daughters of Isabella. Manitowoc Herald Times, June 28, 1943 P. 2


JOSEPH KACYNSKI Funeral services for Joseph Kacynski, 72, of 634 N. Sixth St., Manitowoc, who died Thursday were held this Saturday morning at Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home, Manitowoc. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. October 14, 1972


MARGARET KACYNSKI MRS. KACYNSKI DIES, HOSPITAL Burial Will Be At Calvary Friday Morning Mrs. Joseph Kacynski, nee Margaret Ettner, age 28, died at the Holy Family hospital this morning after an operation. Funeral services will be held Friday at 9 a.m. from the Sacred Heart church, Father Grace officiating. Burial will take place at Calvary. Mrs. Kacynski was born July 13, 1905, in Milwaukee. She came to Manitowoc with her family in 1913. She married Joseph Kacynski ten years ago. Besides her husband the deceased is survived by three children, Margaret, 9, Elaine, 7, and Joan, 14 months; her father, Frank Ettner; two brothers, Frank and Edward; and four sisters, Lucille, Marie and Theresa, all of Manitowoc, and Mrs. George Collins, Sheboygan. The body will lie at the Shimek and Schwartz Funeral home until the time of the funeral. Manitowoc Herald Times, September 6, 1933 P. 10


FRANCES KACZMAREK Mrs. Nicholas Kacmarek, 81, nee Frances Bialek, died today at the home of her niece, Mrs. Edward J. Wilfer of 3415 Meadow Lane. She has made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Wilfer the past 20 years. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. at the Wilfer home and at 9 o’clock at St. Mary’s Catholic church, the Rev. John Landowski officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s cemetery. Mrs. Kaczmarek was born in Poland in 1863 and came to this city 48 years ago. She was married to Mr. Kaczmarek and they made their home here. The husband died 19 years ago and Mrs. Kaczmarek made her home since with the Wilfers. She was a member of the Rosary society of St. Mary’s congregation. A sister, Mrs. Michael Drill of this city, survives. The body will be taken to the Wilfer home Sunday at 5 p.m. from the Shimek and Schwartz funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times, September 2, 1944 P. 2


NICHOLAS KACZMAREK DEATH CLAIMS M. KACZMAREK, OLD RESIDENT Michael Kaczmarek, 62, passed away at 4 o'clock this morning at his home at 113 South Sixteenth street, following an illness of six months. Mr. Kaczmarek was born in Poland. His widow, Mrs. Frances Kaczmarek and a number of other relatives, including Mr. and Mrs. Edward Wilfer and family, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Drill and family, Mr. and Mrs. John Mrotek and family and Edwin Bialek, all of this city are left to mourn his death. The date for the funeral has not been announced, but it will be held at St. Mary's church, with burial at Calvary cemetery. Manitowoc Herald News, Manitowoc, Wis. April 26, 1923 P. 1 (Note: The date of death matches Nicholas. Michael may have been the name he commonly used but was a middle name.)


KAREN & KEVIN KADERABEK Karen and Kevin, twin babies born Saturday to Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Kaderabek of 1213 S. Ninth St., Manitowoc, died Saturday evening and Sunday morning at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Private funeral services were held at 10:15 a.m. Monday at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc. The Rev. Alfred Pritzl officiated and burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Survivors besides the parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Pau Hutterer, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mr.s Frnak A. Kaderabek, of Branch. Manitowoc Herald Times, February 7, 1955 P. 15


SHIRLEY KADERABEK Shirley (Herzog) Kaderabek moved on to Heaven on Sunday, June 21, 2009. The only thing she took with her was her beautiful, loving and giving soul. She passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family in Manitowoc, Wis. Shirley's life was full of energy, ideas and ambition. She filled her 84 years with many callings, but first and foremost she was a wife and mother. Shirley Marie Herzog married Leonard Kaderabek in 1945. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) Shirley started her career in nursing. Early in their life together, Shirley and Leonard ran a small grocery store. She then went on to teach preschool children for many years. Shirley was president of the Catholic Junior League. She also was a travel agent and co-owner of the Holiday Inn gift shop. Shirley spent years as a member of the mayor's committee. Throughout her life, Shirley helped single mothers pursue education. Her joy came mostly from her friends and family. We can all agree she was a best friend, a good wife and the best mother anyone could ever be blessed with. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 23, 2009, at St. Francis of Assisi on Waldo. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Daniel Schuster with burial to be at Calvary Cemetery later. The family will greet relatives and friends on Tuesday, June 23, 2009, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. at the church. The Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, is assisting the Kaderabek family with funeral arrangements. We had Mother for 84 years; now she can spend time again with her mom and dad, Leonard and Mary Herzog, her sister, Pauline, and her beloved Uncle John. Give Grandma and Grandpa a big hug from us, Mom. We'll see you when we get there. We love you, your children. Herald Times Reporter, June 22, 2009


CARL THEODOR KADOW From Der Nord Westen, 24 Aug. 1893: Death on Mon. morning of Carl Theodor Kadow, 7-mo. old son of Leo Kadow of Manitowoc. The little boy who died of child cholera was buried yesterday afternoon in the local Catholic Cemetery.


EDWARD L. KADOW EDWARD KADOW DIES; STROKE CLAIMS BUYER (photo) Prominent Cattle Buyer Was Stricken Wednesday at the Wilsmann Farm. Edward L. Kadow, 56, former meat market operator and in recent years engaged as a cattle buyer, died suddenly of a heart stroke late Monday afternoon on the farm of John F. Wilsmann a short distance north of the city. Mr. Kadow was stricken as he stood talking with Mrs. Wilsmann and her son in the farm yard. He was on his regular rounds to farms north of the city. He was dead by the time physicians reached the farm. The death of Mr. Kadow was the third in the family since April. In June, Mrs. Kadow’s father died. Her sister died less than three months ago. Funeral services for the deceased will be held Thursday at 8:30 a.m. from the home and at 9 a.m. from the St. Boniface church. Interment will be at Calvary cemetery. Mr. Kadow was born at Carlton, Kewaunee county, and after spending his early life there came to Manitowoc in 1900. He opened a meat market at Hamilton and Tenth streets which he operated for several years. Disposing of the market, he engaged in cattle buying throughout north- eastern Wisconsin. He was a member of the Royal League, Eagles, Holy Name society and St. Boniface society and was treasurer of a district organization of Catholic societies. He was a candidate for the Republican nomination for sheriff at the September primaries in 1932. The deceased was married to Julia Riederer in this city in 1905. Survivors are the widow; a daughter, Mrs. Ralph Giese, city; two sons, Edward Jr. and Raymond, both of this city; three brothers, Joseph, Michigan, Frank, Milwaukee, Wenzel, Kewaunee; a sister, Mrs. Joseph Roubal, Kewaunee; an aged mother, Mrs. Mary Kadow, 90, and one grandchild. Manitowoc Herald Times, Tuesday, July 30, 1935


EVA KADOW ILL ONLY WEEK, MRS. A. KADOW IS SUMMONED Ill less than a week, Mrs. Alex Kadow, 33, who removed here three weeks ago with her husband and three children to reside, passed away last night at 11 o’clock at the Holy Family hospital. She underwent an operation for gall stones and pneumonia set in that caused her death. The maiden name of the deceased was Eva Duvall and she was born at Washburn, Wis. She was married 13 years ago to Mr. Kadow and has been residing at Wausau and Antigo, removing here less than a month ago to make her home. Besides the husband, three daughters, Mildred, Ruth and Georgiana, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Duvall, Antigo, and three sisters, Mrs. W.W. Albers, Jr. of Wausau, Mrs. E.R. Reid and Miss Elizabeth Duvall of Antigo, survive. The Kadow family resided here at 817 Jay street. Burial will take place on Thursday morning at nine o’clock from St. Boniface church with interment at Calvary cemetery. Manitowoc Herald News, Tuesday, February 28, 1928, Page 2 ******** The funeral of Mrs. Alex Kadow which took place yesterday morning from the St. Boniface church with burial at Calvary cemetery was largely attended and the following out of town people were here: Mr. and Mrs. D.H. Duval, Mr. and Mrs. Don Reid and Elizabeth Duval, all of Antigo, Mrs. W. Albers, Jr., and Clarence Dickert of Wausau. Manitowoc Herald News, Friday, March 02, 1928, Page 3


EVELYN KADOW Mrs. Frank Kadow, nee Evelyn Detjen, of Manitowoc route 3, died Monday at the Holy Family hospital after a long illness. She was 24 years old. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 9 a.m. from the Leschke Funeral Home and at 9:30 at the St. Andrew’s Catholic church, the Rev. Henry Lets officiating. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery. The body will lie in state after 7 o’clock this evening at the Leschke Funeral Home. Mrs. Kadow was born May 2, 1917, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reinhold Detjen of Manitowoc route 3. She was married to Frank Kadow in May 1939. Surviving her are her parents, widower, one daughter, (private), a sister, Marion Detjen, and two brothers, Kenneth and Reinhold Detjen, all of Manitowoc route 3. Manitowoc Herald Times, Tuesday, December 9, 1941


FRANCES KADOW MRS. KADOW PASSES AWAY Widow of Pioneer Meat Market Operator Dies Friday Mrs. Frances Kadow, 82, widow of a pioneer Manitowoc meat market operator, died Friday night at the home, 1401 South Tenth street. She had been in failing health for several years. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 8:30 a.m. from the home and at 9 o’clock from the St. Boniface church. There will be a solemn requiem mass. Interment will be in Calvary cemetery. Born Here in 1854 Mrs. Kadow, whose maiden name was Frances Riederer, was born in this city in 1854. She married Leon Kadow in 1876. Mr. Kadow established a meat market at Ninth and Washington streets. Mr. and Mrs. Kadow operated this market for a span of 52 years. The couple observed their golden wedding anniversary in 1926. Mr. Kadow died seven years ago. Thirteen children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Kadow, five dying in infancy. Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Clara Milski, Miss Hattie Kadow, Mrs. Helen Guidinger, and Mrs. Theo Posen, all of this city; four sons, Edward, Antigo, Frank, California, Alex, Milwaukee, and Arthur, Reedsville; two sisters, Mrs. Martin Ouker, Silver Lake, Mrs. Jacob Stueber, city; and nine grandchildren. Mrs. Kadow was a member of the St. Boniface church and St. Anne- C.M.A. society. The body was removed to the home this afternoon from the Pfeffer funeral home. The society will meet at the Kadow home Monday evening to recite the rosary. Manitowoc Herald Times, October 3, 1936, p. 7 ******** Funeral services (photo) will be held Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the St. Boniface church for Mrs. Frances Kadow, 82, who died Friday night at the home, 1407 South Tenth street. Mrs. Kadow, with her husband, the late Leon Kadow, conducted a meat market on Washington street for more than 50 years. Four daughters and four sons survive. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, October 5, 1936


FRANK J. KADOW KADOW HOME IS SCENE OF GOLDEN WEDDING TODAY Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kadow, Pioneer Residents, Were Wedded Fifty Years Ago Today in Germany Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kadow, pioneer residents of the city, are today celebrating their golden wedding anniversary at their home, Eighteenth and Washington street, children of the couple, neighbors and friends participated in the event. A family reunion and dinner will be held this evening. The celebrants, with their family and many friends attended services at St. Boniface church this morning when high mass was said and communion administered. Later the family home was the scene of a gathering of many friends during the day who came to tender congratulations to the worthy couple. Owing to the fact that Mrs. Kadow’s health is not robust a public celebration was not held, as planned. Mr. and Mrs. Kadow, the former 72, and the latter 68, were married in Germany June 11, 1867 and came to America a year later, locating in this city where Mr. Kadow became one of the city’s pioneer butchers, having established a business on Quay street. He was engaged in the meat market business for forty five years, retiring because of his age some years ago. Three of his sons are engaged in the business. Mr. and Mrs. Kadow are the parents of seven children, Stanley J., a prominent architect at Milwaukee; Mrs. Joseph Czerwinski, Milwaukee; Wenzel C., of the Schmitz-Kadow company, John M., owner of the Mikadow, and Adolph, of this city; George of Denver and Max of Milwaukee. A large circle of friends join in tendering congrat- ulations to the aged couple who are among the most highly esteemed residents of the city. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Monday, June 11, 1917, Page 8 ******** PIONEER MARKET MAN DIES FRANK KADOW, CITY PIONEER, PASSES AWAY Established One of First Meat Markets Still Operating, and Widely Known in Business Frank Kadow, aged 85 years, and identified with the business and commercial life of Manitowoc for over sixty years, passed away this morning at the Holy Family hospital where he had been a patient sufferer from the infirmities of old age for the past month. In the death of Mr. Kadow, one of the early day pioneers of the city, who came to the city back in 1869 and established one of the early day meat markets here, passes. Funeral services for Mr. Kadow, who was the last surviving member of the Kadow family which came here from Germany over sixty years ago, will be held on Thursday morning at nine o’clock from the St. Boniface church, of which Mr. Kadow was one of the original parishioners. The funeral is being held off until Thursday to allow a son, George Kadow, to arrive here from Denver, Colo., for the services. Son Takes Over Business In the sixty-odd years that Mr. Kadow has resided in the city, thirty were spent in active business. In addition to operating a meat market, he engaged in the real estate business, and later his son, John M. Kadow, became associated with him, the latter taking over the business when the elder Kadow retired to private life in 1899. The deceased was born in Poland Germany March _9, 1845, and spent his early life there. He was married there in 1867 to Miss Pauline Drabinski. Late in 1868 with an infant son, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kadow emigrated to America. They came to Wisconsin and settled at first in the town of Newton, where a brother, Steven Kadow, had been located previously. Remaining there a year, he came to this city in the late fall of 1869 and established one of the first meat markets in Manitowoc on South Tenth street. The business prospered and Mr. Kadow later branched out in the real estate business which he conducted in addition to the retail meat market, which he operated for many years after. Wife Died Eight Years Ago Mr. Kadow reared a family of seven children and in the late nineties, his son, John M.. became associated with him in the meat market, which was removed to a Washington street location, and also in the real estate business. In 1899, the deceased retired from active participation in the business, which was taken over by John M. Kadow. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kadow made their home at Eighteenth and Washington streets, where Mrs. Kadow passed away eight years ago. Since that time, the deceased has been spending his declining years with his children, principally with his sons, John M. and Wencel in this city. In addition to being one of the early charter members of the St. Boniface congregation, Mr. Kadow was also a member of the Catholic Knights and the Holy Name society. His survivors are six sons, Stanley and Max of Milwaukee, George of Denver, and Wencel, John M. and Adolph, of this city, and one daughter, Mrs. Josephine Czerwinski of Milwaukee. There are also twenty-two grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Mr. Kadow was recognized as a man of keen business foresight and from the first advent to Manitowoc had shown an abiding faith in the future of the city, acquiring large property interests as he prospered in business. His market, which today represents achievement of three generations, was known widely and he builded (sic) a successful career upon a motto of fair dealing and service to his patrons. Although in late years Mr. Kadow had lived a retired life he continued to retain an interest in his own business affairs and conferred with his sons on matters affecting those interests. Funeral Thursday Morning The remains will be taken from the Frazier mortuary, Ninth and Chicago streets, to the home of John M. Kadow, 628 North Water street, late Tuesday afternoon where they will remain until Thursday morning. There will be a solemn high mass for the deceased with three priests officiating at nine o’clock Thursday morning at the St. Boniface church. Interment will be at Calvary cemetery. Manitowoc Herald News, Monday, October 20, 1930


HATTIE KADOW KADOW, Miss Hattie, of 1401 South 10th St., Manitowoc, died Saturday at the Holy Family Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Manitowoc, with Rev. Alfred Pritzl officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home this evening and until the time of services Tuesday. Rosary will be recited Monday at 7 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, February 25, 1952 P.18 ******** Funeral services were held at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 9 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church for Miss Hattie Kadow, 68, of 1401 S. 10th St., Manitowoc. She died Saturday evening at Holy Family Hospital following a lingering illness. The Rev. Alfred Pritzl officiated with burial in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. She was born in 1883 in Manitowoc, and always lived in the city. Survivors are two brothers, Alex of De Pere and Arthur of Reedsville; three sisters, Mrs. Max Milski, Mrs. Henry Guidinger, and Mrs. Theodora Posen of Manitowoc. Manitowoc Herald Times, February 26, 1952 P. 12


JOSEPHINA KADOW BEYOND THE SUNSET'S GOLD. KADOW. Mrs. Josephine Kadow closed her eyes in the eternal sleep at an early hour this morning. Death was due to pneumonia and the last illness was of but few weeks duration. Deceased was 92 years of age and has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Julia Kattner, corner 22nd and Marshall street, for the past twenty years. Up to the time of the illness which resulted in death, Mrs. Kadow had enjoyed excellent health, and even when the summons came it was unexpected. Mrs. Kadow was born in Poland in 1808 and resided there until about 20 years ago. Her husband died in 1860 and in 1880 she came here to spend her last days with her children. Four sons and two daughters survive to mourn her demise. She was a loving mother, kind friend and sympathetic neighbor and will be missed by many friends. Funeral arrangements have not been completed. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Thursday, February 8, 1900 P.1 ********* From Der Nord Westen, 15 Feb. 1900: Death Thurs. morning last week of Mrs. Josephine Kadow at the home of her son-in-law Paul Kastner here. The deceased, whose husband died back in 1860, had been born in Poland in 1808, thus reaching 92 yrs. of age. She is survived by 4 sons and 2 daughters. Her funeral took place Sat. morning from the Polish Church.


JULIA E. KADOW Mrs. Edward L. Kadow, 63, nee Julia Riederer, of 140_ South 10th street, died suddenly this morning at her home. Funeral services will be held at 7:30 a.m. Friday at the Pfeffer funeral home and at 8 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic church, the Rev. Alfred Pritzl officiating. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery. Mrs. Kadow was born in 1884 in Manitowoc and was married to Edward L. Kadow in 1905. Mr. Kadow died 12 years ago. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Ralph Giese, of Manitowoc; two sons, Raymond and Edward, at home; three brothers, John, Rueben and George of Manitowoc. Mrs. Kadow was a member of the St. Theresa Aid society and members will recite the rosary at the funeral home at 4 p.m. Thursday. Members of the St. Ann Christian Mothers society will recite the rosary at 7 p.m. Thursday. Mrs. Kadow was also a member of the Eagles auxiliary. The body may be viewed at the funeral home from noon Wednesday until the time of services. Manitowoc Herald Times, Tuesday, May 13, 1947


LEON KADOW L. KADOW, AGED 79, VET MEAT DEALER PASSES Washington Street Merchant for 54 Years Dies Six Weeks After He Had Retired From Business Retiring to private life six weeks ago, when he sold his property at Ninth and Washington streets, Leo Kadow, 79, engaged in the meat business in Manitowoc for fifty-four years, passed away Sunday morning at the family home, 1401 South Tenth street. He has been in failing health since last February but continued in business until a few weeks ago. Death of Mr. Kadow took one of the pioneer business men of Manitowoc who established his business here when Manitowoc was but a stuggling village back in 1873. A little over three years ago the deceased with his wife, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. Born in Province, Posen, Germany, March 26, 1850 he came to America in 1873 and settled in Manitowoc. He first entered the employ of Fred Seeger, pioneer meat market dealer on the north side. He was married June 27, 1876, to Francis Reiderer (sic) and shortly afterwards engaged in business for himself on Washington street, on the site which he recently sold to the Anderson Electric Co. and on which a new business block is now being erected. Burial on Wednesday Besides the widow the deceased is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Max Milski, Mrs. Henry Guidinger, and the Misses Hattie and Theodora, all of this city, four sons, Edward J., Antigo; Frank, San Francisco; Alex, Milwaukee and Arthur of this city and one brother, Frank Kadow Sr. of this city. There are also seven grandchildren surviving. The deceased was a member of the St. Boniface society and also the Catholic Knights. Funeral seervices will be held Wednesday morning at nine o'clock from the St. Boniface church with interment at Calvary cemetery. Manitowoc Herald News, Monday, June 24, 1929 P.2 ********* Funeral services for the late Leo Kadow took place yesterday from the St. Boniface church with interment at Calvary. Among those present from away for the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Max Kadow, Stanley Kadow, Alex Kadow, Mrs. John Revolinski, Mrs. Frank Rhode, Mrs. Mary Sweeden, all of Milwaukee; Mrs. Edw Kadow, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pope, Frank Ryder and daughter Corrine, of Antigo, Miss Tillie Kadow, and Mr. and Mrs. Hanson, Kewaunee; Mr. and Mrs.John Kadow and family, Newton; Frank Kadow, Birnamwood. Manitowoc Herald News, Thursday, June 27, 1929 P.5


MARION KADOW Marion Kadow, 68, of 1127 S. 18th St., Manitowoc, died at 7 a.m. Monday at Holy Family Hospital where he had been removed Friday. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Alfred Pritzl will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Mr. Kadow was born Dec. 14, 1895, in the Town of Newton, son of the late John and Antonia Murzyan Kadow. He married Clara Kalancyzk Aug. 28, 1917, at St. Boniface Church and the couple established residence at Manitowoc. Before retiring three years ago, he had been employed 16 years by Aluminum Specialty and 25 years before that by Mirro Aluminum Co. Mrs. Kadow died Dec. 21, 1963. Surviving are a son Ralph of Manitowoc; three daughters, Mrs. Martin Haefke of Manitowoc, Mrs. Ralph Belongia of Rt. 2 Manitowoc, Mrs. Walter Shellingosky of Sheboygan; three brothers, Alfred and Siegfried of Manitowoc, and Frank of Newton; seven sisters, Mrs. Francis Kadow, Mrs. Ray Mertens and Mrs. Albert Czekala of Manitowoc, and Mrs. Helen Duvenech of Clover; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Tuesday where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, July 13, 1964, p. 7 ******* Funeral services for Marion Kadow, 68, of 1127 S. 18th St., Manitowoc, who died Monday morning at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Alfred Pritzl will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 o’clock this Tuesday evening. Mr. Kadow is survived by a son, three daughters, three brothers, seven sisters, seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Inadvertently omitted were the names of three sisters. The seven sisters are Mrs. Charles Jagodinsky, Miss Clara Kadow, Mrs. Lyle Borchardt, Miss Frances Kadow, Mrs. Ray Mertens, and Mrs. Albert Czekala of Manitowoc and Mrs. Helen Duvenech of Clover. Manitowoc Herald Times, July 14, 1964, p. 13


PAULINE KADOW DEATH CLAIMS MRS. F. KADOW, CITY PIONEER Death, which came to Mrs. Frank Kadow, at her home 1715 Washington street Tuesday afternoon, removed another of the early day residents of the city, one whose residence here covered a span of 55 years and whose family has been prominently identified with the growth of Manitowoc. Mrs. Kadow’s death was caused by asthma from which she had long been a sufferer. Owing to her advanced years, her system had been unable to _____(one line not printed) her condition has been serious. Her death was peaceful. A double tragedy hovers over the Washington street home as Mr. Kadow, who has been critically ill for some time, is reported in serious condition today as result of the shock of the loss of a companion of more than half a century. Mrs. Kadow, nee Pauline Drabinski, was born at Nakel, Poland, June 3, 1846, being 76 years of age at her death. She was married to Mr. Kadow at Nakel on June 11, 1867, and a year later, the young couple came to America, locating in Manitowoc in 1868, and since having made their home here. For many years, Mr. Kadow was engaged in the meat market business, and Mrs. Kadow assisted her husband in the business until their retirement twenty years ago when the business was taken over by their son. During the past twenty years, Mr. and Mrs. Kadow have lived their life quietly, happy in their companionship and that of their children and wide circle of friends. Mrs. Kadow was a home woman and enjoyed nothing so much as to be with her children and friends in her own home. Mrs. Kadow is survived by her husband and seven children, Mrs. Josephine Czerwinski and Stanley and Max L. Kadow, Milwaukee, George R. of Denver, Wenzel C. and John M. and Adolph C. Kadow of this city. A brother Julius Drabiniski (sic) and a sister Mrs. John Wagner, in Poland, and a sister, Mrs. Jacob Kubal, Milwaukee, also survive, and there are 21 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services for Mrs. Kadow will be held Friday morning at 9 from St. Boniface church, the Rev. Pell officiating. Six grandsons of the decedent will be pall bearers, Francis M., Archie, Eugene, John Jr., Norman Kadow and George Czerwinski. Manitowoc Herald News, October 11, 1922


FREDERICK R. KAISER Frederick R. Kaiser, 54, of 2229 N. 71st St., Wauwatosa, a former Manitowoc resident, died Monday noon at Veterans Hospital, Wood. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Mittnacht Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Claude Le Clair will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Frederick (Fritz) Kaiser was born May 8, 1914, at Manitowoc, son of the late Joseph Kaiser and Libby Barta Kaiser. A 1932 graduate of Lincoln High School, Manitowoc, he was associated with Radio Station WOMT for several years and with the advertising department of the Manitowoc Herald Times. In 1951 Mr. Kaiser became advertising manager of the Mansfield Ohio, Times and a Morgan Town, W. Va., newspaper. Following an illness in 1960, he and his family moved to the Milwaukee area where they have since resided. He married Adelyn Stanul of Two Rivers July 25, 1942. During the World War II, Mr. Kaiser served in the U.S. Army infantry as a master sergeant in a supply department. He spent three of his four years of military service on duty in the European Theatre and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, (private), at home; and a brother, Joseph, and his mother, Mrs. Libby Kaiser, of Manitowoc. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Wednesday where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, Tue 8 Apr 1969, p. M-13:


JOSEPH J. KAISER Joseph J. Kaiser Sr., 64, of 2416 S. Ninth St., Manitowoc, died Tuesday afternoon at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Thursday at Schneider-Mittnacht Funeral Home, Manitowoc. The Rev. Charles Brooks will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Kaiser was born March 12, 1907, at Manitowoc, son of the late Joseph Kaiser and Mrs. Libby Barta Kaiser. He was graduated from Lincoln High School in 1926. He had been employed at the Manitowoc Engineering Co. planing department the past 25 years. He married Elenore Kortens Sept. 25, 1939, at Holy Innocents Catholic Church, Manitowoc. Mr. Kaiser was a life member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 706. Survivors include his wife, a son and a daughter (Survivors omitted for privacy.); his mother, Mrs. Joseph Kaiser Sr., of Manitowoc and a grandson. A brother, Fredrick, preceded him in death in 1969. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 o'clock this Wednesday afternoon where a vigil service will be at 8 o'clock. Manitowoc Herald Times, March 17, 1971 ******** (12 Mar 1907/Mar 1971/SSDI)


JOHN S. KALASA John S. Kalasa, 80, of 912 Circle Dr., Manitowoc, died Tuesday evening at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Thaddeus J. Koszarek will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc, with graveside military services by the American Legion Drews-Bleser Post No. 88 of Manitowoc. Mr. Kalasa was born Dec. 25, 1893, at Chicago, son of the late Joseph and Agnes Bedolek Kalasa. He was a veteran of World War I. He married Mary Margaret Petrosky Sept. 26, 1925, at St. Casimir Catholic Church at Northeim. He was a member of the American Legion Drews-Bleser Post No. 38. Survivors include his wife, two sisters, Mrs. Constance Weiss, of Des Plaines, Ill., and Mrs. Victoria Szimkoski, of Chicago and nieces and nephews. Three brothers and a sister preceded him in death. Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, where a wake memorial service will be held at 7:45 p.m. Herald Times Reporter, July 3, 1974 P. 16


JAMES T. KALMUS JAMES KALMUS DIES AT U.W. Pneumonia Fatal To Local Youth; Funeral on Thursday James Theodore Kalmus, 28, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter F. Kalmus, 625 S. 18th street, died last night at the Wisconsin General hospital, Madison, where he had been ill with pneumonia for several weeks in the University of Wisconsin infirmary. He was a sophomore at the university. Mr. Kalmus's parents were summoned to Madison last week when he became seriously ill. He seemed on the road to recovery over the weekend however and his father returned here. His condition became worse yesterday. Mrs. Kalmus returned to her home here today from Madison where she had been for the past week. Funeral Thursday Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 8:30 from the Pfeffer funeral home and at 9 o'clock from the St. Boniface church. Burial will be made in the Calvary cemetery. The body is being brought here from Madison. Mr. Kalmus was born in Milwaukee on Sept. 25, 1908. He came here with his parents in 1914. He was graduated from Lincoln high school in 1926 and until two years ago was employed by the Wisconsin Public Service corporation. Two years ago he entered the University of Wisconsin where he intended to take a medical course. He was a member of the Holy Name Society of the St. Boniface church and at the St. Paul's University chapel in Madison. He was also a member of the Eagles lodge here. His parents are the only immediate survivors. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. December 22, 1936 P. 2


JOSEPH MCGRATH (Kalmus Lot) Joseph McGrath, 74, of 917 Washington street, a resident of Manitowoc for the last 40 years, died at 10:45 o'clock Sunday night after a three year illness. Mr. McGrath was a native of Milwaukee, born March 15, 1866 (sic). Forty years ago he married Mary Reif. She died 30 years ago. Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Herman Collins, with whom he resided, one stepson, Peter Kalmus of Manitowoc, one brother, Henry McGrath of Milwaukee, and three grandchildren. The body will lie in state at the Pfeffer Funeral Home from Tuesday morning until the hour of the funeral. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 9 o'clock at the funeral home with the Rev. Anthony Baier officiating. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, June 3, 1940 P. 2


PETER KALMUS From Der Nord Westen, 26 Sept. 1895: After a long and difficult illness, Peter Kalmus, a well-known businessman and citizen of our city, died on Fri. of last week. He was born 04 Feb. 1857 in Cooperstown. Mr. Kalmus operated a hardware business and tinsmithy on Washington Street until about 2 yrs. ago when he developed a heart ailment. The deceased, who is survived by his widow and 3 children, was buried Mon. in a heavily attended funeral at the Catholic Cemetery.


PETER F. KALMUS KALMUS-Peter F. , 68, of 625 South 18th St. Manitowoc, died Sunday afternoon at the Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be conducted at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc and at 9 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church. The Rev. Alfred Pritzl will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday. The Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. September 22, 1953 P. 16 (Note: Was in the "Funerals" in the classified.)


ROSE G. KALMUS Mrs. Rose G. Kalmus, 86, of Manitou Manor, Manitowoc, died Thursday at Memorial Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral servies will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 11 a.m. at Holy Innocents Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Leo J. Schmitt will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mrs. Kalmus, nee Rose Lentz, was born Dec. 24, 1885, at Milwaukee, daughter of the late Theodore and Margaret Lentz. She was married to Peter F. Kalmus in 1906 at Milwaukee. The couple came to Manitowoc in 1917. Her husband preceded her in death in 1953. She was a member of the Catholic Women's Club and was an honorary member of St. Boniface St. Ann Society. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Schulz, of Milwaukee and nieces and nephews. A son, James, preceded her in death. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 9 o'clock this Friday evening where a wake service will be held at 7:30 o'clock. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. March 10, 1972


ALEX S. KAMINSKI Alex A. Kaminski, 60, of 1621 S. 10th St., Manitowoc, died Thursday evening at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, where he had been a patient the past month. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Pfeffer Funeral Home nad at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. D. L. Krembs will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Kaminski was born Dec. 28, 1907, at Manitowoc, son of the late Frank and Catherine Ziarnik Kaminski. He resided at Manitowoc all his life and married Anna A. Ludwig July 16, 1930, at Manitowoc. He attended St. Mary Catholic School and Lincoln High School, Manitowoc, and was employed at Manitowoc Products Co. for 14 years. Mr. Kaminski was a member of the Holy Name Society of the church, Boilermakers Local No. 443 and Lakeshore Lodge No. 2064. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Robert of Manitowoc and Ronald of Madison; two daughters; Mrs. Paul Kerscher of Neenah and Mrs. Harold Reimer of Whitelaw; three brothers, John, Ted and Alfred of Manitowoc; five sisters, Mrs. Francis Rugowski, Miss Stella Kaminski, Mrs. Kenneth Surfus, Mrs. August Riederer and Mrs. Leonard Rappel of Manitowoc; and eight grandchildren. Two brothers and three sisters preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Sunday where the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. by members of the Holy Name Society, friends and parish. Manitowoc Herald Times, June 28, 1968 P. 11


MARYANNE BARBARA KANGAS Maryanne Kangas, 84, of 2917 S. 19th St., Manitowoc, passed away Sunday, July 4, 2010, at Shady Lane Nursing Care Center, Manitowoc. Maryanne was born on March 14, 1926, in Ashland, Wis., daughter of the late Louis and Josephine (Tadych) Lewandowski. She attended Green Bay East High School, graduating with the class of 1943. On Sept. 16, 1950, Maryanne married Walter T. Kangas at St. John's Catholic Church in Green Bay. He preceded her in death on Oct. 25, 1986. Maryanne was a member of the Catholic Forresters. She was an avid letter writer and enjoyed sewing. She made many charitable donations. Maryanne enjoyed playing solitaire. She loved her dog, Bailey, and she especially loved spending time with her grandchildren. Maryanne always put others ahead of herself. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) Maryanne was also preceded in death by two sons: Louis Kangas and Matthew F. Kangas, two brothers: Louis J. and John F. Lewandowski, three sisters: Rosemary, Juliana, and Frances Lewandowski. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 8, 2010, at St. Francis of Assisi on Marshall Street. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Richard Klingeisen, with burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. The family will greet relatives and friends on Wednesday evening, July 7, 2010, at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc from 4 until 7 p.m. A Rosary Service will conclude the visitation on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m., led by Deacon Paul Kieffer. The visitation will continue at St. Francis of Assisi on Marshall on Thursday morning, July 8, 2010, from 9 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Peter's Pantry, Manitowoc, in her memory. Thanks Mom for all the love and caring that you gave freely to all. We miss you dearly. Rest now in God's hands. Herald Times Reporter, July 6, 2010


ANTONETTE KANIA Mrs. Theodore Kania, nee Antonette Jakuboiski, 55, of 1209 South 14th street, died this morning at her home following a lingering illness. She was born in 1891 in Manitowoc and in 1910 was married in Two Rivers to Theodore Kania. They located on a farm in Newton for 35 years, and for the past four years have been living in Manitowoc. Survivors include the husband, two brothers, John of Two Rivers, and Anton of this city, three sisters, Mrs. Frank Zboralski of this city, Mrs. Walter Allie of Two Rivers and Mrs. Agnes Vrobal of South Bend, Ind. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Pfeffer funeral home and at 10:30 at St. Boniface Catholic church, the Rev. Alfred Pritzel officiating. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery. The body may be viewed at the funeral home from 10 a.m. Friday until time of services Saturday. The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Thursday, May 9, 1946 P.2


THEODORE KANIA Theodore Kania, 91, of 1209 S. 14th St., Manitowoc, died Monday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 11 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. John Hephner will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Kania was born Aug. 6, 1882, in Poland, son of the late John and Anna Lascz Kania. He married Antoinette Jacobosky in 1908 at Two Rivers. He owned and operated a farm at Newton until 1942, when the couple moved to Manitowoc. He was employed at the Spindler Co., retiring in 1947. His wife preceded him in death May 9, 1946. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 706 of Manitowoc for 45 years. Survivors include nieces and nephews. Two brothers and four sisters preceded him in death. Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, where a wake memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Herald Times Reporter, February 5, 1974 P. 10


WINIFRED G. KANZELBERGER Winifred G. Kanzelberger, age 92, a resident of Harmony Living Center, 4606 Mishicot Road, Two Rivers, formerly of 810 25th St., died on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2007, at Harmony Living Center, Two Rivers. Winifred was born on March 23, 1915, in Manitowoc, a daughter of the late Charles and Edna (Ladwig) Schrimpf. She attended public grade school in Manitowoc and graduated with the class of 1934 from Lincoln High School, Manitowoc, the first class to graduate in the bowl. On Aug. 29, 1939, she married Claude G. Kanzelberger at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Manitowoc. The Rev. Martin Jaekels presided at the ceremony. Claude preceded her in death on Jan. 31, 2002. Winnie was employed as a comptometer operator at the Aluminum Goods for several years. She was a long-time member of St. Luke's Catholic Church, now St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church, and also a member of the Two Rivers Homemakers. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son: Peter Charles Kanzelberger, in September of 1984; two infant brothers; one sister: Lorraine Rysticken; and two sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law: Eulalia (Claude) Harlow; Valeria (Ray) Stadler; and Edward Adams. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 28, 2007, at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church, Two Rivers. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. William G. O'Brien, with entombment to follow in Calvary Chapel Mausoleum, Manitowoc. Friends may call at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church after 9 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 28, 2007, until the time of Mass at 10:30 a.m. There will be no visitation this evening. Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, 1506 18th St., Two Rivers, is assisting the Kanzelberger family with funeral arrangements. Special thanks to the entire staff of Harmony Living Center, Dr. C.V. Thayer, and Manitowoc County Community Hospice for all the wonderful care and compassion extended to Winnie. Herald Times Reporter, Dec. 27, 2007


MARTHA KAPITZ Mrs. Joseph Kapitz Sr., nee Martha Muchofsky, of 2510 Clark street, died Thursday evening. Mrs. Kapitz has failed rapidly since the death of her husband, former Alderman Kapitz, December 24. Funeral services will be held Monday at 8:30 a.m. from the Pfeffer funeral home and at nine o'clock from the St. Paul's Catholic church, the Rev. Martin Jaeckels officiating. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery. Mrs. Kapitz was born in Poland in 1874 and when a child accompanied her parents to Wisconsin. The family settled in Newton. In 1894 she was married to Joseph Kapitz Sr., and they located in this city. She was a member of the Christian Mothers of the St. Paul's congregation. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Alvin Hauschulz and Mrs. Harold Schroeder of this city; five sons, Joseph Jr., and Walter of this city, Matt of Kewaunee, George V. and William of Sturgeon Bay; two sisters, Mrs. Florence Christensen of Chicago, Mrs. Peter Ratyzack of Kewaunee; two brothers, Phillip of Kewaunee and Joseph of Milwaukee; and 12 grandchildren. The body may be viewed at the Pfeffer funeral home from Saturday noon. The rosary will be recited Sunday evening at 7:30. Manitowoc Herald Times Friday, January 29, 1943 pg. 2


MARTIN KAPPES (d. 1881) Death notice in Der Nord Westen, 11 Aug. 1881 A child of M. Kappes died of whooping cough. ******* (1881 Aug 06 Kappas Martin co. death index v.3 p.29


MARTIN KAPPES From Der Nord Westen, 19 Jan. 1905: Martin Kappes, well-known and respected resident of our city, died unexpectedly on Sat. after a short illness. He went to work as usual Tues. but felt ill on Wed. with what goes by the title Gesichts-rose (facial erysipelas) which is unpleasant but not considered to be dangerous. The patient remained in his room but was not bedridden, so most of his many friends had no idea that he was even ill. On Sat. he got dressed and came down from his room, but suddenly became delirious and despite medical treatment, died within a few hours. His death was greeted with astonishment by the entire city…. Martin Kappes was born 25 May 1841 in Oberkossach, Oberamt Hünzelnan, Kingdom of Wuerttemberg and came to America in 1860 as a 19-yr. old youth. He first settled in Cleveland, Ohio, but shortly afterward continued on to Manitowoc where he remained. For a long while he worked in the local shipyard until he opened a store 27 yrs. ago handling pictures, books, etc., and at the same time started a funeral home, both of which he operated up until his death. As an accomplished singer he joined several local singing groups and was also a member of various Catholic clubs. In 1864 he married Miss Marie Cichy with whom he shared a happy life. In addition to his widow he is survived by 4 children: Mrs. Conrad Werra, Mrs. Alex Pankratz, Rosa and Wilhelm Kappes. The funeral was held Tues. morning from St. Boniface Church.


MARY KAPPES PIONEER OF CITY IS DEAD AT WAUKESHA Mrs. M. Kappes, Widow of Former Undertaker, Dies at Home of Mrs. Conrad Werra Mrs. Martin Kappes, widow of a pioneer undertaker of Manitowoc and for 60 years a resident of this city prior to her making her home with her daughter at Waukesha in 1913 died there early this morning at the age of 87 years. Death was due to infirmities attendant upon advancing age and occurred at the home of Mrs. Conrad Werra. The family was well known in Manitowoc where the husband and father, Martin Kappes, conducted his undertaking establishment at the corner of Tenth and Jay streets for many years. Native of Germany Born in Germany in 1842, Mrs. Kappes came to Manitowoc 77 year ago and made her home here continuously until her children moved to Waukesha when Mr. Werra disposed of his business interests here to engage in business in that city. Her husband preceded her in death a number of years ago and her immediate survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Conrad Werra, Mrs. Edward Pfeffer and Mrs. Alice Pankratz, all of Waukesha, and one son, William of Columbus, Ohio, in addition to a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren. Body Buried Here The funeral services are to be held in Manitowoc from the St. Boniface church at 9 o’clock on Monday morning, solemn high requiem mass to be observed. The body will arrive in Manitowoc and will be in state at the home of Mrs. Alvin Gebhardt, South Fourteenth street, from Sunday noon until the time of the services. Manitowoc Herald News, April 4, 1930 P. 16


BEATA KARLIN Mrs. Peter Karlin, 74, of 3205 Coolidge Pl., Manitowoc, “mother” of Charles Karlin Amvet Post 23, died at 8:55 p.m. Friday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 11 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church. The Rev. Clement P. Kern will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. The former Beata Schmidt was born at Victoria, Kans., Nov. 18, 1886, daughter of the late Carl and Catherine Younger Schmidt. She was married to Peter Karlin at Catherine, Kans., Jan. 12, 1903, and the couple resided at Hays, Kans., 18 years before moving to Manitowoc in 1923. When the Amvet post was organized at Manitowoc after World War II Mrs. Karlin was voted the mother of the post, named after her son, Charles. Surviving are her husband; three daughters, Mrs. Louis Close of Manitowoc, Mrs. Albert Axberg of Milwaukee and Miss Olive Karlin of Miami, Fla.; seven sons, Leo, Alex, William, Frank and Edward of Manitowoc, Eugene of Morris, Ill., and Ralph of Riverside, Calif.; a brother, John Schmidt of Hays, Kans,; six sisters, Mrs. Peter Drieling and Mrs. Wendolyn Rupp of Hays, Mrs. Forest Ritter and Mrs. Joseph Kohl of Salina, Kans., and Mrs. Margaret Piefer and Mrs. Tillie Taylor of Denver, Co.; 23 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Her son, Charles, died April 12, 1959. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Sunday where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, April 8, 1961 P. 10


CHARLES R. KARLIN Charles R. Karlin (above) of 13205 Coolidge Pl., Manitowoc, died Sunday morning at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, following a three weeks’ illness. He was 38. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m Tuesday at Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 9 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church. The Rev. Clement P. Kern will officiate and burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Full military rites will be accorded at graveside. Mr. Karlin was born Feb. 16, 1921, at Hayes, Kans., son of Peter and Betarice Schmidt Karlin. In 1923 the family moved to Manitowoc. He entered Sacred Heart parochial grade school and was graduated from Lincoln High School with the class of 1938. After graduation, he was employed by the C. Reiss steamship Co. of Sheboygan. In 1943, he enlisted in the Marine Corps, received boot training in San Diego and finished training at Mare Island, Calif. He was a gunner aboard the USS Nevada participating in the Iwo Jima and the Okinawa Campaign. During the latter he was struck in the back by bomb fragments and paralyzed from the hips down. Taken to Guam in a hospital ship he was flown to Pearl Harbor for surgery and then returned to California where he spent several years in marine hospitals. He later was transferred to Hines Veterans Hospital, Chicago, and in 1948 was released and came home. The Charles Karlin Post 23 of the Amvets in Manitowoc was organized in 1947 and named after Karlin as a living memorial to all those from Manitowoc County who gave their lives in the late war. Karlin was awarded the purple heart and two battle stars. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Karlin of Manitowoc; seven brothers and three sisters (names omitted for privacy). Friends may call at the funeral home where the Rosary will be recited at 7 o’clock this Monday evening. Manitowoc Herald Times, April 13, 1959 P. 15


FRANCES A. KARLIN Mrs. Frances Karlin, 67, a former Manitowoc resident until 1972, of 1446 Emilie St., Green Bay, died Saturday afternoon, Feb. 16, at Santa Marta Nursing Home, Green Bay. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and 11 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Philip Hoffmann will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mrs. Karlin, nee Frances Tryon, was born July 18, 1912, at Waterville, Minn., daughter of the late Albert and Amelia Hoffmann Tryon. She was married to Alex E. Karlin May 4, 1935, at Sacred Heart Church, Manitowoc. Survivors include her husband, Alex, a son and daughter-in-law, Ralph and Ruth Karlin of DePere; A daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Charles Wonderlich of Fountain City, Wis.; a brother, Harold Tryon of Manitowoc; three sisters, Mrs. William (Phylis) Curtsinger of Manitowoc, Mrs. Milton (Muriel) Mott of Two Rivers and Mrs. Jerry (Florence) Dimmich of Manitowish Waters, Wis., and five grandchildren (private). Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home 4 o'clock to 9 o'clock this Monday afternoon, where a prayer service will be at 8 o'clock. Herald Times Reporter, February 18, 1980 P.3


ANTON KARNOFSKY Anton Karnofsky, for more then 44 years a shoe merchant in Manitowoc, died Friday afternoon at his home, 1127 S. Ninth street. He had returned home on March 24 from the Mayo clinic at Rocherster, Minn., where he had undergone an operation. Mr. Karnofsky with the late John J. Rhode formed the Karnofsky-Rhode Shoe Company on Oct. 18, 1899. After Mr. Rhode's death nine years ago, his widow and Mr. Karnofsky operated the business. Funeral services for Mr. Karnofsky, who was 74, will be held Monday at 8:30 a.m. from the Pfeffer home and at 9 o'clock at the St. Boniface Catholic church with the Rev. Peter Duerr officiating. Interment will be made in the Calvary cemetery. Mr. Karnofsky was born in Manitowoc in 1870 and lived in the county his entire life. He married Lucy O'Grady in 1926, who survives with a daughter, Mrs. R.C. Aurand of Beverly Hills, Calif.; and a son, PFC. John Karnofsky of Camp Polk, La., a sister, Mrs. A.B. Reeves of Healdsburg, Calif., and 4 half-brothers. Mr. Karnofsky was a member of the Holy Name and St. Boniface societies and the Order of Moose. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home Sunday evening at 7 o'clock. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, April 1, 1944 pg. 2


ISABEL KARNOFSKY WORD RECEIVED TODAY OF DEATH MRS. KARNOFSKY Had Gone to California To Recuperate Health Word was received by relatives here this morning of the death of Mrs. Anton Karnofsky of this city, which occurred last night at the home of her sister, Mrs. Viola Norris, at Los Angeles, Calif. A message received last night stated that Mrs. Karnofsky was seriously ill, this being followed by word this morning saying that she had passed away at 10 o’clock last night. The information of her death came unexpectedly. Although Mrs. Karnofsky had been in poor health for some time, there was no intimation until at night that her condition was serious. Mrs. Karnofsky left here about a month ago for Los Angeles accompanied by her sister, Miss Margaret Carey, who was returning to that city. Death Causes Grief. Mrs. Karnofsky’s death not only causes grief among her own family but also among a large number of friends to whom she had greatly endeared herself. As wife and mother, daughter and sister, she will be sadly missed. Born in the town of Meeme, Mrs. Karnofsky, whose maiden name was Isabel Carey, had made Manitowoc her home. Before that, for a period of five years, she taught school at Sheboygan, later being united in marriage to Anton Karnofsky, who is in the shoe business here. Her husband, with a son, John, 14, and a daughter, Rita, 6, are left to mourn her sad and untimely death. Other bereaved relatives are her mother, Mrs. Honora Carey, North Ninth street; two brothers, T. F. Carey of Missoula, Mont., J. E. Carey of this city; and three sisters, Mrs. Viola Norris and Miss Margaret Carey of Los Angeles and Miss Nell Carey, Manitowoc. Body to Arrive Wednesday. The body will leave Los Angeles Sunday morning and will arrive in Manitowoc Wednesday afternoon, and it is expected that the funeral will be held Thursday morning at St. Boniface church, of which Mrs. Karnofsky was a member. The Karnofsky family home is at 1028 South Tenth street. The life of Mrs. Karnofsky wa a shining example of Christian fortitude. Never one word of complaint has ever been heard to pass her lips. And in all her illness dating over a long period of years she has ever been steadfast in the faith that some day she would get well, Many acquaintances will have found in her life an example of patience well worthy of emulation. Manitowoc Herald News, September 22, 1923 P. 4


GEORGE H. KASAL George H. Kasal, 71, of 511 S. 30th St., Manitowoc, died unexpectedly Thursday at the family residence. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc. The Rev. Reginald Schrimpf will officiate with burial in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Kasal was born April 28, 1904, at Kewaunee, son of the late Henry and Frances Koutsky Kasal. He married Mary Neumeier in August of 1935 at Krok. She preceded him in death in November of 1959. He married Nora Rose Salkowski Aug. 15, 1964, at Whitelaw. She preceded him in death July 12, 1965. He married Irene Coenen July 8, 1966, at Muskegan, Mich. He was employed at Manitowoc Engineering Co., Manitowoc, until his retirement in 1969. Survivors include his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Stanley (Kay) Binversie, of Rt. 2, Kiel; a brother, Alfred, of Kewaunee; three sisters, Mrs. Rose Hlinak and Mrs. Bessie Wierer, of Kewaunee and Mrs. Hilary Short, of Two Rivers; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Bharat Shah, and two step-sons, Martin J. and Leo Salkowski, and six grandchildren. Two brothers and three sisters preceded him in death. Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday until the time of service. Herald Times Reporter, June 6, 1975 P. 3


MARY KASAL Mrs. George H. Kasal, 48, of 511 S. 30th St., Manitowoc, died Wednesday night at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, where she had been a patient the past month. Due to 40 Hours Devotion at St. Paul Catholic Church, Manitowoc, funeral services will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 10 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church, Manitowoc, with the Rev. Clement Kern officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Mrs. Kasal was born Dec. 12, 1910, at Krok, Kewaunee County, Daughter of Martin Neumeier and the late Mrs. Mary Schweiner Neumeier. She was married to George H. Kasal Aug. 1, 1935, and the couple moved to Manitowoc in 1941. She was a member of the St. Paul Catholic Church Christian Mothers Altar Society. Survivors include the husband, father, Martin Neumeier; a daughter, Kay Frances at home; two brothers, Jacob of Tampa and Martin of Kewaunee and a sister, Mrs. Gilbert Griese of Kewaunee. Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, after 3 p.m. Friday where the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. by the parish and members of the church Christian Mothers Altar Society. Manitowoc Herald Times, November 5, 1959 P. 19


AUGUSTA KASTEN Mrs. Edward Kasten, Sr., 54, of 1031 S. 16th street, died Wednesday noon after a lingering illness. Nee Augusta Hempel, Mrs. Kasten was born in Germany on Nov. 19, 1890, and when a small child came to America. She was wed 35 years ago to Edward Kasten, and he preceded her in death 23 years ago. The deceased leaves two daughters, Mrs. Martin Sheck and Mrs. John Salkowski and two sons, Harry and Edward Kasten, Jr.; a sister, Mrs. Frank Kinstrey and two stepbrothers, Frank and Ernst Hempel, all of this city. Funeral services will be held Friday morning 8:30 from the PFeffer funeral home and at 9 o’clock at the St. Boniface Catholic church, with the Rev. Alfred Pritzl officiating. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery. The rosary will be recited at 7 o’clock this evening at the funeral parlors. Manitowoc Herald Times, May 10, 1945 P. 2


BRUNO J. KASTEN Bruno J. Kasten, 68, of 1208 Hamilton St., Manitowoc, retired railroad employe and veteran of World War I, died early Monday morning at St. Mary Hospital, Green Bay. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 10 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church. The Rev. Alfred Pritzl will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Mr. Kasten was born March 25, 1891, in the Town of Newton, Manitowoc County, son of the late Henry and Mathilda Rohde Kasten. He came to Manitowoc 30 years ago where Feb. 28, 1926, he married Helen McNulty. Before his retirement three years ago he was employed by Chicago and North Western Railroad. A veteran of World War I, he served from July 15, 1918, until Jan. 17, 1919, as a private with 10th Company, 161st Depot Brigade. He was a member of the Holy Name Society of the church and Catholic Order of Foresters. Surviving are his wife, two daughters, three sisters, Mrs. John Goetz, Mrs. Reinholt Detjen and Mrs. Walter Wehrwein of Manitowoc and three grand- daughters. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Tuesday where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, February 22, 1960, page 13


EDWARD S. KASTEN EX-SHERIFF EDWARD KASTEN DIES DEATH EARLY TODAY ENDS UNEQUAL FIGHT Deceased One of the Youngest Officials To Serve County As Sheriff Edward S. Kasten, ex-sheriff of Manitowoc county and one of the youngest officials to serve in that capacity, died at the Holy Family hospital early today, aged 40. Death came to terminate an unequal fight which Mr. Kasten had waged for more than a year against the insidious inroads of cancer and which for months it had been realized was a hopeless one for him. He passed away at 8 o'clock this morning. News of the death of Mr. Kasten will come as a shock to a wide circle of friends throughout the county who although aware of the critical condition of the patient, had hoped against hope for recovery. As sheriff of the county he had made a wide acquaintance and was popular in all sections as indicated by the overwhelming vote by which he was elected to office in 1925 for a term of two years. Funeral on Saturday Funeral services for Mr. Kasten will be held Saturday morning at 9:30 from St. Boniface church with requiem high mass. Burial will be at Calvary. Mr. Kasten was a native of Sheboygan county, born in the city of Sheboygan, December 24, 1888 and came to Manitowoc years ago. He was married June 24, 1911 to Gusta Hemple who with four children survive him, together with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kasten, 1619 Division street. The children are Lucille 13, Harry 14, Grace 5 and Edward Jr. 4, all at home. Two brothers, Fred Kasten at Clover and Brune at Osman and four sisters, Mrs. Richard Bauer and Mrs. Reinhold Detjen, of Newton, and Mrs. Anton Roberts and Mrs. John Goetz, this city also survive. In Laundry Business For several years Mr. Kasten was engaged in the laundry business, (Photo) associated with the Globe laundry, retiring from the busines when he became a candidate for sheriff in 1925 and was elected by a large vote. He served the county well in his official capacity and but for his illness would probably have been named a candidate for re-election last fall, friends having planned to induce him to run. He was much interested in his work as sheriff and fulfilled the duties of the office with credit to the county and himself, establishing an excellent record. Following his retirement from office Mr. Kasten, who had long been troubled by an affection of the throat, underwent an operation and it was found that he was suffering from the serious malady which gave little hope for life. He engaged in business at Clover where he conducted a hall and up to a few months ago continued active management of the place. He was forced to give up, however, and for months has been a patient at the hospital where the end came after a fight which he bravely waged to the very end. Mr. Kasten was a member of St. Boniface Society and of the Eagles of this city. Manitowoc Herald News, Manitowoc, Wis. Wednesday, February 13, 1929 P. 2 (Note: His tombstone has 1928 and this paper says 1929/one year must be a typo)


HENRY KASTEN Henry Kasten, 75, retired farmer, died last night at the home, 826 South 19th street. He had been seriously ill the past month. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 8:30 a.m. from the Leschke funeral home and at nine o'clock from the St. Paul's Catholic church, the Rev. Martin Jaeckels officiating. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery. Mr. Kasten was born in 1863 at Shoto and when a young man took up farming. He married Mrs. Mathilda Rodzinsky at Newton in 1896. They located on a farm in that town and in 1927 retired and moved to this city. Mrs. Kasten died last March. Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. John Goetz, city, Mrs. Richard Bauer, Mrs. Walter Wehrwein, Mrs. Reinhold Detjen, all of Newton; two sons, Fred and Bruno, both of this city; and 20 grandchildren. The body may be viewed at the funeral home from Thursday noon until the hour of services Saturday. The Holy Name Society and Christian Mothers of St. Paul's church will meet at the funeral home Thursday at 7 p.m. to recite the rosary. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. Wednesday, October 4, 1939 P. 2


LUCILLE C. YOUNG Mrs. Edward F. Young, 54, of 1031 S. 16th St., Manitowoc, died Monday evening at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home, Manitowoc. The Very Rev. Msgr. Alfred Schneider will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mrs. Young, nee Lucille Kasten, was born Sept. 17, 1915, at Manitowoc, daughter of the late Edward and Augusta Hempel Kasten. Her father was a former sheriff of Manitowoc Coutny. She was married to Edward Young May 3, 1947, at Manitowoc. She had been employed at the Globe Laundry which was originally owned and operated by her grandfather, Ernest Hempel. Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Mrs. Oran (Jacqueline) Kaminski of Two Rivers, Mrs. Harry (Catherine) Berge of Pewaukee and Mrs. Gregory (Janet) Tannheimer of Milwaukee; two brothers, Harry and Edward of Manitowoc; a sister, Mrs. John (Grace) Salkowski, of Manitowoc and three grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 o'clock this Tuesday evening until the time of services. Manitowoc Herald Times, Tuesday, September 1, 1970 P. 15


MATHILDA KASTEN Mrs. Henry Kasten, 71, died early this morning of a heart attack at the home at 826 South 19th Street. She had not been ill. Funeral services will be held Monday at 8:30 a.m. at the Leschke Funeral Home and 9 a.m. at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, the Rev. Martin Jeckels officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Leschke Funeral Home from Saturday noon until the hour of the funeral. Mrs. Kasten was born Matilda Rohde in Manitowoc on July 9, 1867. She was married to Henry Kasten 43 years ago at Newton and the Kastens lived at Newton until they moved to the city five years ago. Survivors of Mrs. Kasten are the widower, eight children and step-children. Mrs. John Goetz, Mrs. Richard Bauer, Mrs. Walter Wehrwein, Mrs. Margaret Glomski, Bruno and Fred Kasten, John Redzinski, all of this city, and Mrs. Reinhold Detjen, Newton; four sisters, Mrs. Mike Jagodinski and Mrs. Ignatz Bonk of this city and Mrs. Frank Glomski and Mrs. Nick Kuffel of Newton; four brothers Martin and Edward Rohde of Newton, Frank Rohde of Sheboygan and Thomas Rohde of Milwaukee, and 20 grandchildren. Mrs. Kasten was a member of the Rosary Society. The Manitowoc, Wis. Herald-Times, Friday, March 17, 1939 (Brother Anton Rohde preceded her in death in 1912. Added by family member.)


ELEANORE A. KATTNER Eleanore A. Kattner, age 90, a former Manitowoc resident, died on Monday, Jan. 7, 2008, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, Minn. She was born on Oct. 13, 1917, in Mishicot, daughter of the late Oscar and Frances (Reuter) Samz. Eleanore attended Holy Cross Grade School, and graduated from Mishicot High School, class of 1936. She then went on to graduate from Holy Family School of Nursing in 1939. On July 13, 1943, she married John F. Kattner at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Mishicot. He preceded her in death June 16, 1984. Eleanore grew up in the Mishicot area, moving to Manitowoc after graduation from high school. After raising her family, Eleanore went back to work part-time, working at Park Lawn, and then for the Manitowoc City Visiting Nurse Program. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) She was preceded in death by a brother and two sister-in-law: Roland Samz; Marie Samz; and Julie Samz; three sisters and brothers-in-law: Frances and John Kornely; Marie and Gary LaFond; and Katherine and Francis Tomcheck. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008, at St. Francis of Assisi on Marshall, Manitowoc. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Monsignor Jim Vanden Hogen, with burial at Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. The family will greet relatives and friends at St. Francis of Assisi on Marshall, Manitowoc, from 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008, until the time of service at 11 a.m. Memorials may be made in Eleanore's name to the Arthritis Foundation. The Pfeffer Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Herald Times Reporter, Jan. 9, 2008


FRANK KATTNER Frank P. Kattner, 77, of 1318 S. 21st St., Manitowoc, died Monday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Thaddeus J. Koszarek will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Kattner was born July 15, 1894, at Manitowoc, son of the late Paul and Martha Schipper Kattner. He married Frances Schaefer in May of 1932, at Kenosha. He was employed with the former Kattner Bros. Meat Co., Manitowoc, prior to his retirement. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 706 and St. Mary Catholic Church Holy Name Society. Survivors include his wife; three brothers, Leo, John and Stanley, of Manitowoc; three sisters, Mrs. Joseph Schultz, of Two Rivers, Mrs. Elizabeth Holsen and Mrs. Caroline Lichterman, of Manitowoc and nieces and nephews. A brother and sister preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday where a memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. by the Holy Name Society. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. March 8, 1972


LEO J. KATTNER Leo J. Kattner, age 89, of Manitowoc, died Wednesday afternoon, April 6, 1994, at the Holy Family Memorial Medical Center, Manitowoc. Funeral Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, April 8, 1994, at the Pfeffer Funeral Home and 10 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Manitowoc. Concelebrating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Revs. Gerald Prusakowski O.F.M. and James Stamborski with burial to follow at the Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. He was born December 16, 1904, in Manitowoc, son of the late Paul and Martha Schipper Kattner. He married the former O’Delia Bonk on May 31, 1926, at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Manitowoc. She preceded him in death September 1, 1971. Mr. Kattner was a butcher by trade who owned and operated his own meat market in Two Rivers from 1926 until 1935. He was also employed with the Kadow Meat Market and in 1957 worked at Holy Family Hospital as a maintenance engineer retirmg in 1969. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 710 and enjoyed playing bingo with his many friends. (Survivors omitted for privacy) He was also preceded in death by a son, LeRoy Kattner, four brothers and two sisters. Friends may call at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, from 4-8 this Thursday, April 7, 1994, where a prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. by Father Jerry. Grandpa Leo will be sadly missed by his family, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Herald Times Reporter, no date.


LEROY F. KATTNER Funeral card: LeRoy F. Kattner March 10, 1930 November 20, 1963 Pfeffer Funeral Home


ODELIA KATTNER Mrs. Leo Kattner, 65, of 1214 S. 13th St., Manitowoc, died Wednesday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Very Rev. Msgr. Alfred A. Schneider will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mrs. Kattner, nee Odelia Barbara Bonk, was born June 7, 1906, at Newton, daughter of the late Ignatius and Julia Rohde Bonk. She was married to Leo J. Kattner May 31, 1926, at St. Boniface Church. Mrs. Kattner was a member of the St. Ann Christian Motehrs Altar Society of the church. Survivors include her husband, a son, Paul, of Milwaukee, a daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Ruth) Franz Jr., of Manitowoc, a sister, Mrs. Roy Christoffel, of Manitowoc and 12 grandchildren. A son, LeRoy, a brother and two sisters preceded her in death. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Thursday where a wake memorial service will be held at 8 p.m. by the St. Ann Christian Mothers Altar Society, members of the parish and friends. Manitowoc Herald Times, September 1, 1971 P. 11


VIOLA R. KATTNER Mrs. Viola Kattner, 32, of 1033 S. 18th street, wife of John Kattner, died Saturday night at 8:30 o’clock at Holy Family hospital after an illness of one year. Mrs. Kattner, nee Kleman, was born in this city July 17, 1908 and was married Sept. 20, 1933. Besides her husband, survivors are her father John Heinrichs of Manitowoc, route 4, and four sisters, Eleanor of Chicago, Louis, Jenette and Mrs. Norbert Tuschl all of this city. The body may be viewed at the Pfeffer Fuenral Home where funeral services will be conducted Tuesday morning at 8:30 o’clock to be followed by services at St. Boniface church at 9 o’clock. The Rev. J. H. Schmitt will officiate and burial will be in Calvary cemetery. The rosary will be recited tonight at 7:30 o’clock. Manitowoc Herald Times, December 23, 1940 P. 2


JOHN KAUFFMAN From Der Nord Westen, 21 Sep. 1905: Death here Thurs. of 70-yr. old John Kaufmann. The deceased came from Germany to America as a 12-yr. old boy, first living 4 yrs. in Sturgeon Bay, after which he moved here. He leaves a widow and 5 children. The funeral was held Sat. from St. Boniface Church.


ANDREW KAUFMAN Andrew F. Kaufman, 87, 3101 Calumet Ave., Manitowoc, died Sunday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at Jens Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Very Rev. Msgr. Alfred Schneider will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Kaufman was born April 28, 1880, at Manitowoc, son of the late Peter and Mary Kazda Kaufman. He married Magdalena Fager Sept. 19, 1905, at Manitowoc. They observed their 50th wedding anniversary in 1955. Mr. Kaufman attended schools at Manitowoc. He was first employed by Goodrich Shipping Co., then worked for Chicago & North Western Railroad and was a machinist’s helper at Invicible Metal Furniture Co. for 37 years before his retirement in 1951. Mr. Kaufman was a member of the St. Boniface Parish. He was preceded in death by two sons, a sister and seven brothers. Surviving are his wife, three sons, Andrew Jr., Leo and Eugene of Manitowoc; three daughters, Mrs. Benjamin (Leona) H. Novy, Mrs. Jerome (Mildred) Kabal, Mrs. James (Lucille) Crabtree, of Manitowoc; 15 grand- children and 21 great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 o’clock this Monday evening. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, May 8, 1967 ******** Out of respect to the memory of Eugene Kaufman’s father, Andrew P. Kaufman, Kaufman’s jewelry store will be closed Tuesday, May 9. ******** Calvary Cemetery records and the SSDI state that Andrew was born Dec. 16, 1880, where the obituary indicates he was born April 28, 1880.


EUGENE KAUFMAN Eugene S. Kaufman, 53, of 918 S. 13th St., Manitowoc, died Sunday evening at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, where he had been a patient since Thursday. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Jens Funeral Home and 10 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. John Hepfner will officiate with burial in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Military graveside rites will be accorded Mr. Kaufman by American Legion Drews-Bleser Post No. 88. Mr. Kaufman was born Sept. 28, 1922, at Manitowoc, son of the late Andrew P. Kaufman and Leona Fager Kaufman. He attended Manitowoc schools and was a veteran of World War II, serving in France and Germany from 1941 to 1944. He married Dorothy Allen Aug. 5, 1948, at New London. Mr. Kaufman was Manitowoc County Board supervisor and assemblyman for the First District from 1962 to 1968. He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, VFW, Amvets, American Legion, and Knights of Columbus Council 710. Mr. Kaufman owned and operated his own jewelry business, retiring in 1971 due to ill health. Survivors include four sons, (private), his mother, Mrs. Leona Kaufman, a brother, Leo F., three sisters, Mrs. Ben (Leona) Novy, Mrs. Jerome (Mildred) Kabat, and Mrs. James (Lucille) Crabtree, and a grandson, of Manitowoc. A daughter and three brothers preceded him in death. Friends may call at Jens Funeral Home after 5 p.m. Tuesday, where a memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Herald Times Reporter, Monday, March 29, 1976


MAGDALENA KAUFMAN Mrs. Andrew Kaufman, 94, of 1204 S. 31st St., Manitowoc, died Friday evening at her residence. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Jens Funeral Home and 11 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. John Hephner will officiate with burial in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mrs. Kaufman, nee Magdalina Fager, was born Nov. 11, 1882, at Cleveland, Wis. She was married to Andrew Kaufman Sept. 19, 1905, at Manitowoc, residing in Manitowoc all their lives. Mrs. Kaufman preceded her in death in 1967. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) Four sons preceded her in death. Relatives and friends may call at Jens Funeral Home, Manitowoc, from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday. There will be no visitation Sunday evening. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, December 18, 1976 pg.3


WILLIAM KAUFMAN FIND BODY OF MAN IN RIVER Former Local Resident’s Body Found at Green Bay The body of William F. Kaufman, 52, former Manitowoc man, was found in the Fox River at Green Bay yesterday. Kaufman had been missing for two weeks. Police said that he had not appeared at his rooming house since mid-May. His body was noticed floating in the river yesterday by the bridgetender at the Green Bay Walnut Street bridge. Kaufman, who married twice, had a number of survivors in Manitowoc including his first wife and six children. The children are Milton, Glenn, Harold, Merlyn, Agnes and Mildred, all with their mother here. His mother, Mrs. Thomas Kaufman of Loomis, Wis., was in Manitowoc yesterday when police received the report that Kaufman’s body had been found. Born Here in 1888 Mr. Kaufman was born in Manitowoc in 1888. For forty years, he worked as a machinist. At the time of his death, he was employed at the Green Bay Drop Forge plant. He worked at various times in Manitowoc, Green Bay, Marinette and Sheboygan. Funeral services, to be held in Manitowoc Tuesday, will be private. Other survivors include his present wife who lives at Fredonia, Sheboygan county; three brothers, Peter, Leo and Richard, all of Loomis; and two sisters, Mrs. Lena Schroeder and Mrs. Paul Petri, also of Loomis. Police in Green Bay said that they did not know how Kaufman met his death but expected no investigation. Superficial examination failed to reveal any cause of death or any marks on the body. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, June 3, 1940


BERNARD KAUFMANN BERNARD KAUFMAN (sic) DIES AFTER SHORT ILLNESS Bernard Kaufman of this city died at Oshkosh last night after an illness of short duration. He was being cared for at an Oshkosh hospital for ten days past but his condition showed no improvement and death came last night. The body was brought here today and the funeral will be held Friday morning at 9 from St. Boniface church, the Rev. Kersten officiating. Mr. Kaufman was born in this city forty-one years ago on April 19 and has spent most of his life here. For the past year he had been located at Reedsville. He was unmarried and is survived by his mother, Mrs. Mary Kaufman of this city, one sister, Mrs. William Houghton and seven brothers, Peter, Frank, Charles and John of this city, George of Kenosha, Fred of Racine and Andrew of Rapids. Mr. Kaufman was a member of the local Aerie of Eagles and of Manitowoc Local 637 of the Bartenders Union. Manitowoc Herald News, June 6, 1923 P. 11


CECILIA KAUFMANN Mrs. Cecelia Kaufmann, 62, widow of John Kaufmann, former city supervisor on the county board, died suddenly Wednesday evening at her home, 1029 S. 26th street. Although Mrs. Kaufmann had been in ill health, she spent the afternoon playing cards with friends and suffered a heart attack shortly before 9 o’clock. The body will lie in state at 7 o’clock this evening at the Pfeffer funeral parlors. The funeral will be Saturday morning 8:30 at the funeral home, and 9 o’clock at St. Boniface Catholic church. The Rev. Alfred Pritzl will be celebrant at the requiem mass and will officiate at burial rites in Calvary cemetery. Nee Cecelia Grocholski, Mrs. Kaufmann was born Oct. 22, 1882, in Milwaukee. She was married to Mr. Kaufmann who operated a barber shop in this city up to the time of his death in 1906. Mr. Kaufmann died seven years ago. She is survived by three brothers, Casey, Ed and John, all of Milwaukee; five sisters, Mrs. William Janke, Mrs. Stanley Zbierinek, Mrs. John Smith and Mrs. John Damaz, all of Milwaukee, and Mrs. Otto Ross of Long Beach, Calif.; and one nephew, Frank Feder, city. The St. Anne-CMA society, to which Mrs. Kaufmann belonged, will meet at Pfeffers at 7 p.m. Friday to recite the rosary. Manitowoc Herald Times, Thursday, September 6, 1945


CHARLES KAUFMANN Charles Kaufman (sic), 67, who was employed on the lakes for years and has been a resident here in recent years, died yesterday. Funeral services will be held Friday at 9 a.m. from the Leschke funeral home. Interment will be in Calvary cemetery. Mr. Kaufman was born in this city in 1873 and when a young man turned to the lakes. He was employed on a number of lake craft and for a time was located in Milwaukee. He was also employed in the Woerfel brickyards in this city for several years. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Martha Heydricks and Janet, both of Milwaukee; three sons, Charles, Jr., of Boston, Victor and Clarence of Milwaukee; sister, Mrs. William Houghton of this city; brother, Andrew, of this city. The body may be viewed at the funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times, September 5, 1940 P. 2


DAVID KAUFMANN YOUTH KILLED (Photo)—David L. Kaufmann, 22, of Rt. 1, Manitowoc, died of injuries received Monday evening when a go cart he was driving on county trunk JJ in Manitowoc county struck a car driven by (private). (private), who was riding on the cart with Kaufmann, suffered numerous contusions and abrasions, a fractured left forearm and injured shoulder. The scene of the accident was 7-1/2 miles west of Manitowoc. Kaufmann’s death was the 10th traffic fatality in the county this year. Manitowoc Herald Times, September 8, 1970, P.1 ******** David L. Kaufman, 22, of Rt. 1, Manitowoc, died Sunday evening in a highway accident. Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Thursday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. John S. Landowski will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Kaufmann, of Rt. 1, Manitowoc; a brother (private), and a sister (private). Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Wednesday where a Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, Tuesday, September 8, 1970 P.13


DOROTHY KAUFMANN Dorothy "Dottie" C. Kaufmann, age 87, of 2115 Cappaert Road, Manitowoc, died on Tuesday morning, Oct. 7, 2008, at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center, Manitowoc. She was born on Dec. 13, 1920, in Manitowoc, daughter of the late Anton and Delia (Dirkmann) Krcma. Dorothy was a graduate of Lincoln High School, Manitowoc, class of 1938. On Nov. 18, 1944, she married Harold (Harry) Kaufmann at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 18, 1994. He preceded her in death on Aug. 14, 1998. Dottie began her employment after high school graduation at Southside Hardware located in Manitowoc, where she was secretary/ treasurer from 1938, until her retirement in 1980. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi and the Christian Women. Dottie was active in the Women's Bowling Association for 55 years, and a member of the Meadow Links Golf League for more than 25 years. She was an avid bowler, and had the highest score in the sweeper to qualify for the first WBAY "Bowling With the Champs" television show and bowled ten other times on the show. She was a member of the Manitowoc 600 club, and received many awards on both city and state level during various bowling tournaments. Dottie was the first woman to be inducted into the Lakeshore Bowling Hall of Fame on May 3, 1995. She also volunteered at Peter's Pantry for many years. Dottie enjoyed playing cards and doing crafts and other activities at Harmony West. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) She was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law: Ethel and Richard Hauck; a brother and sister-in-law: Richard and Jean Krcma; and a son-in-law: Dean Hornes. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008, at St. Francis of Assisi on Waldo, Manitowoc. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Richard Klingeisen with burial at Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. The family will greet relatives and friends at The Pfeffer Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, Manitowoc, from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10, 2008. A prayer service will conclude the visitation at 7 p.m., led by Deacon Paul Kieffer. Friends may also call on Saturday morning at St. Francis of Assisi on Waldo, Manitowoc, from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in her name. A special thank you to the wonderful staff at Harmony West for their love and tender care of Dottie over the past four years. Dottie touched the lives of everyone she met. She was truly an inspiration to her family and friends. We cherish her time with us here on earth, and celebrate her eternal life in her new heavenly home. Herald Times Reporter, Oct. 8, 2008


FRANK KAUFMANN Frank Kaufman (sic), 69, of 2302 Washington street, died Sunday morning. He had been seriously ill 10 days. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 8:30 a.m., from the Pfeffer funeral home and at nine o’clock from the St. Boniface church, the Rev. Anthony Jaeckle officiating. Interment will be in Calvary cemetery. Mr. Kaufman was born in this city in 1870 and spent his entire life here. For many years he was a tender at Tenth street bridge and retired from his duties there seven years ago. He married Miss Katie Jost. Survivors are the widow; three daughters, Mrs. Irene Spackman and Georgiana, city, Mrs. Harry Kasten of Two Rivers; son, Francis, of LaCrosse; two brothers, Charles and Andrew, city; sister, Mrs. William Houghton, city. The body may be viewed at the funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times, March 27, 1939 P. 2


JOSEPH KAUFMANN KAUFMAN SLOWLY BLED TO DEATH, MAY NOT HAVE KNOWN DANGER Milwaukee Papers Tell of Death of Local Man In That City Body Brought Here For Burial Sunday Night Sitting in his chair on a dredge on which he was employed as engineer, at Milwaukee, Joseph Kaufman of this city, slowly bled to death as he smoked his pipe and awaited the hour to begin work. In all probability he was not aware of the insidious death that was overcoming him according to Milwaukee physicians who were called, but reached Kaufman too late to save him. Mr. Kaufman had long been troubled with what is known as an open leg and his death was due to a ruptured artery, an external hemorrhage of which physicians say Kaufman was undoubtedly unaware, the loss of blood gradually weakening the man until he became unconscious and died. According to fellow workmen on the dredge, Mr. Kaufman had been engaged in dressing his injured leg and had been overcome while engaged in this work, the leg being only partially bandaged when he was found unconscious in his room. Physicians were immediately called but it was too lat. The body of Mr. Kaufman was brought here Sunday night, accompanied by a brother Peter Kaufman, Milwaukee, and his brother-in-law Gustave Sumann, of this city, who departed for Milwaukee when the message announcing Mr. Kaufman's death was received Saturday. The body was taken to the family home at 2315 Wollmer street. The funeral of Mr. Kaufman will be held Tuesday morning from St. Boniface church at 9 o'clock. Manitowoc Daily Herald Monday, July 21, 1913 pg. 1


KATHERINE KAUFMANN Mrs. Katie Kaufmann, widow of Frank Kaufmann, died Wednesday evening at the family home, 2302 Washington street, after a lingering illness. The funeral will be Saturday morning 8:30, from the Pfeffer funeral home, and at 9 o’clock from the St. Boniface Catholic church, the Rev. Alfred Pritzl officiating. Interment will be in Calvary cemetery. The body will lie in state at the funeral home from Friday morning on. The rosary will be recited tomorrow evening at 7 o’clock. Mrs. Kaufmann, nee Katie Jost, was born in Cleveland on May 12, 1882, and had lived in Manitowoc county all her life. She was married in 1902 and her husband preceded her in death in 1939. Four children, Mrs. Irene Spackmann, Miss Georgianna, and Francis at home, and Mrs. Harry Korten of Two Rivers, survive along with a brother, Edwin Jost of Cleveland; and four sisters, Mrs. Charles Acker, and Mrs. Joseph Wautruba, both of this city, Mrs. Edward Burish, Marytown, and Mrs. Paul Hessel, Francis Creek. Manitowoc Herald Times, Thursday, August 10, 1944


JOHN F. KAUFMANN Following a four months illness, John F. Kaufmann, 59, Seventh ward supervisor and former alderman, died Wednesday afternoon at the home, 1029 South 26th street. He was proprietor of a South side barber shop for nearly 40 years. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 8:30 a.m. from the home and at 9 o’clock from the St. Boniface church. Interment will be in Calvary cemetery. Mr. Kaufmann was born on a farm west of the city near Silver Lake in 1878. When a young man, his parents moved to the city. He learned the barber trade when 18 and shortly after opened his own shop on Washington street. In later years he operated shops on South Eighth street. In 1906 Mr. Kaufmann was chosen alderman from the Fifth ward. After service in the council he was named supervisor from the same ward. In later years, Mr. Kaufmann moved to a new home in the Seventh ward and voters of that ward chose him to represent them on the county board. His county board service dates back to 1926. Through Mr. Kaufmann’s efforts, the board voted to move the county asylum barns from the Seventh ward to a new site outside the city limits, near the junction of Highways 141 and 151. This step marked the initial drive to move all asylum properties outside the city. He was a member of the Catholic Knights of Wisconsin, the Holy Name society and the Eagles. In 1907, Mr. Kaufmann married Mrs. Cecelia Grocholski Halda of Milwaukee. The couple observed their silver wedding anniversary in 1932. Survivors are the widow; three brothers, Frank, Charles and Andrew, all of this city; sister, Mrs. William Houghton, city. A nephew, Frank Feder, who has made his home with the Kaufmanns for many years, also survives. The body was moved to the Kaufmann home this afternoon from the Pfeffer funeral home. The Holy Name society will recite the rosary at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Thursday, October 13, 1938


MARY J. KAUFMANN Mrs. Mary J. Kaufman, 92, who had resided for years with a son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Shemchak, at 1008 N. 15th St., died at the home at 7:05 a.m. Sunday. Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, and at 9:30 a.m. at Holy Innocents Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. E. A. Radey will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Mrs. Kaufman, nee Mary J. Becker, was born Dec. 23, 1871, at Manitowoc, daughter of the late Frank X. and Catherine Remino Becker. The lifelong city resident was married to Joseph Kaufman in 1898 at St. Boniface Catholic Church. He died in July of 1913. Mrs. Kaufman is survived by a son, Leonard J. Kaufman, of Manitowoc, three daughters, Mrs. Francis X. O’Connor and Mrs. Charles H. Shemchak, of Manitowoc and Mrs. Magnus O. Johnson of Isanti, Minn., a brother, John H. Becker, of Manitowoc, 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Four brothers and a sister preceded her in death. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Tuesday where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. by Knights of Columbus. Manitowoc Herald Times, June 29, 1964 P. 7


MILDRED KAUFMANN Mildred M. Kaufman(sic), age 94, a resident of Shady Lane Nursing Care Center, Manitowoc, died on Friday morning, July 11, 2008, at the center. She was born on June 24, 1914, in the town of Manitowoc Rapids, daughter of the late Henry and Annie (Heinrichs) Lax. On June 9, 1936, she married Raymond Kaufman at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Alverno. He preceded her in death March 7, 2000. Mildred was a former member of the St. Mary Rosary & Altar Society, and was a current member of St. Francis of Assisi Parish. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) She was preceded in death by two sons: David and Dale; one brother; and two sisters. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 15, 2008, at St. Francis of Assisi on Marshall, Manitowoc. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. John Schuetze, with burial at Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. The family will greet relatives and friends at St. Francis of Assisi on Marshall, Manitowoc, from 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 15, 2008, until the time of service at 11 a.m. The Pfeffer Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Herald Times Reporter, July 13, 2008


PETER KAUFMANN (d. 1889) Death of Peter Kaufmann, a resident on 24th Street, 5th Ward, last Wed. (The article describes a strange accident in which the decedent fell between his span of horses and was run over by the wheels of his heavily laden wagon. He received terrible injuries, which are listed, and lived until Thurs.) The decedent was 58 yrs. old and leaves a widow and 7 children. His funeral Sat. morning was attended by an extraordinarily large number of mourners at the Catholic Cemetery. Der Nord Westen, Aug. 7, 1890 ******* (NOTE: One place where a tombstone photo would be a definite plus. The date on the newpaper is Aug. 7, 1890 which is a Thursday, which makes the "last Wednesday" July 29, 1890. I show a Peter Kaufmann d. July 31 1890 on the co. death indes v.4 p.99 I have no Peter Kaufmann on the death index who died in 1899. This Peter on the tombstone is either not the Peter in the newspaper and on the death index, or the tombstone was mis-read or is in error)


PETER KAUFMANN (d. 1936) Pedestrian Hit By Car And Killed Peter Kaufmann Victim of Car Driven By William Smazel; Call Inquest Peter Kaufmann, 71, was fatally injured last night when he was struck by a car driven by William Smazel as he crossed the street in front of his home at 23rd and Washington streets. He died two hours later at the Holy Family hospital. The accident occurred at 6:40 p.m. Coroner Gerald Rau announced today that there will be an inquest. He named the jury this morning and it viewed the body at the Pfeffer funeral home. The jury will probably meet Monday. It is composed of Malden Mauie, Reuben Voight, Archie Wolff, Simon Wehrwein, Otis Swenson and Clifford Thorison. Smazel, 1716 Marshall street, head of the Smazel Dairy company, told police last night that he was driving west on Washington street when the accident occurred. Smazel Tells Story “I was going between 15 and 18 miles an hour,” Smazel told Officer William McConnell. “I don’t know how it happened. I was driving about three feet north of the center line on the street. As I got to the west crosswalk I saw a man standing right in front of the car. I jammed on the brakes but I hit him.” Three witnesses, none of whom saw the actual crash, made statements this morning to Coroner Rau, in District Attorney J. R. Cashman’s offices. They were Frank Kaufmann, 2302 Washington street, brother of the crash victim; Paul Kollath, 2306 Washington street, who heard the crash from the living room of his home and who was one of the first to reach Kaufmann after he had been hit; and Andrew Handl, 931 South 23rd street, who was crossing the east crosswalk when he heard the crash. “I saw Smazel’s car and waited for it to pass as I left the south curbing toward the north side of Washington street,” Handl said. “He recognized me and waved to me. He was looking right at me. I walked about 15 feet and I heard the crash. I looked and saw a fellow lying in the road. At first, I thought it was a kid’s tricycle. I thought a kid had been hit. I ran over and the driver said, ‘Gee, a man standing right in the middle of the road.’” Handl said the car was going between 20 and 25 miles an hour. He said he “didn’t hear a horn.” Frank Kaufmann, brother of Peter, said he was sitting outside of the home in which he and his brother lived. Saw Hat Fly “Pete walked to the sidewalk and out on the approach. Then I couldn’t see him, a lilac bush was in the way,” Frank said. “Then I saw a speeding car come up and that called my attention from Pete. Then I saw Pete’s hat fly and I ran out and his body was lying 15 feet away from where the car hit him. The car made an awful screech when it hit.” “How fast was the car going when you saw it?” Rau asked. “All cars go fast enough past there, but he was going faster than the ordinary run, 35 miles an hour or more, Frank said. “Do you drive a car?, Rau asked. “Yes, but not like that.” Kaufmann said he did not actually see the car hit his brother. “Before I could get help, they were thick as bees around him,” he continued. He said his brother was not in the habit of walking directly across the street from the house. Kollath testified that he “heard the tires squeak.” “I ran out of the house and saw Pete lying in the road,” he said. Handl was there and we picked him up and carried him to the lawn. My mother called the ambulance. I didn’t notice the car because it was moved.” Kollath said the body was 12 or 14 feet from the curb and 50 feet from the car when he arrived on the scene. Died at 8:30 “He might have backed the car up,” Kollath said. “I didn’t hear a horn.” According to Dr. A. D. Shimek who cared for Kaufmann after the accident victim was rushed to the hospital, Kaufmann had his left chest crushed, a fractured left arm, and “we believe” a fractured skull. Kaufmann was semi-conscious when he reached the hospital. “He recognized me but he didn’t explain the accident,” Dr. Shimek said this morning. Kaufmann died at 8:30 a.m. Peter Kaufmann was born at Cooperstown February 13, 1865. He came to Manitowoc as a boy and had lived here ever since. He never married. Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 9:15 from the Pfeffer funeral home and at 10 o’clock from the St. Boniface church. Burial will be in the Calvary cemetery. The body will lie in state at the funeral home Sunday morning and until the time of the services Monday. For the past 35 years, Mr. Kaufmann was employed by the Reiss Coal company here as an engineer. He had lived with his brother for the past 15 years. For many years, he was active in union work. He was a member of the Moose and the St. Boniface Holy Name Society. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. William Houghton, Manitowoc; and five brothers, Frank, John and Andrew of Manitowoc, George of Kenosha and Charles. Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, September 12, 1936


THOMAS J. KAUFMANN Thomas J. Kaufmann, age 64, of N8930 Church St., Forest Junction, died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009, at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay. Thomas was born on Oct. 5, 1944, in Manitowoc, son of the late Glenn and Emily (Krause) Kaufmann. He attended local schools. Tom retired in 2005 from the Brillion Iron Works after working there for 40 years. He enjoyed his friendships in the Forest Junction and Brillion area, especially going for coffee. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) He was preceded in death by his parents: Glenn and Emily Kaufmann. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009, at the Calvary Mausoleum Chapel, 2601 S. 14th St., Manitowoc. Deacon William Klein will officiate with entombment to follow in the mausoleum. Relatives and friends may call at the chapel on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. The Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home of Manitowoc is serving the Kaufmann family. Herald Times Reporter, Sept. 4, 2009


WALTER T. KAUFMANN Walter T. Kaufmann, 69, of 861 N. 13th St., Manitowoc, died Friday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at Holy Innocents Catholic Church. The Rev. E. A. Radey will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Military graveside rites will be by Otto Oas Post 659, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Manitowoc. Mr. Kaufmann was born Jan. 21, 1897, at Manitowoc Rapids, son of the late Alex and Margaret Michael Kaufmann. He married June Brunner, Jan. 20, 1928, at St. Joseph Church, Silver Lake, and the couple located at Manitowoc. He was maintenance engineer for Sorge Dairy and Ice Cream Co. 35 years, retiring in 1961. He was a World War I veteran, member of Holy Innocents Holy Name Society and the VFW. Surviving are his wife; two brothers, Henry of Manitowoc and Raymond of Rt. 1, Manitowoc; and two sisters, Mrs. Edward Eisner and Mrs. George Brunner, of Manitowoc. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Sunday where at 7:30 p.m. the Rosary will be recited. Manitowoc Herald Times, Friday, January 6, 1967


DOLORES KAUTZER  Dolores "Odie" Kautzer, age 78, of The Gardens at Felician Village, 1700 South 18th St. Manitowoc, formerly of 827 Dueno Court, Manitowoc, entered eternal life with her family by her side on Friday afternoon, Oct. 19, 2007, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007, at St. Francis of Assisi on Waldo. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Gerald Foley with entombment to follow at Calvary Mausoleum, Manitowoc.  Odie was born on May 9, 1929 in Cato, Wis. She was the daughter of the late Cyril and Helen Gintner Marlborough. Odie was a graduate of Valders High School with the class of 1947. In past years she was employed for 10 years with Valders High School in the cafeteria. On May 13, 1950 she married James A. Kautzer at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Clarks Mills, Wis. He preceded her in death on Aug. 21, 1996. Odie was a member of the St. Francis of Assisi Parish. She had been a volunteer at the Manitowoc Two Rivers Chamber of Commerce and the Manitowoc Tourist Center.  (Survivors omitted for privacy.) She was preceded in death by her husband: James A. Kautzer, Aug. 21, 1996; one son-in-law: Gene Sperber; two grandchildren: Cassandra and Matthew Kautzer.  Relatives and friends may call at the Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. lead by Deacon Rich Bahnaman followed by a memorial video tribute. The visitation will also continue on Monday at St. Francis of Assisi on Waldo from 9 a.m. until the time of services at 10 a.m.  A special thank you by the family is extended to Dr. Andrew Yetter and the staff at Aurora Medical Center and the Visiting Nurses Association for their loving care.  The family would appreciate memorials for a memorial fund being established in Odie's name.  The Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home and Cremation Center, North 11th and St. Clare Streets, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.  Herald Times Reporter, Oct. 21, 2007


ELIZABETH KAUTZER Mrs. Elizabeth Kautzer, 78, of 3016 Viebahn St., Manitowoc, died Tuesday evening at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, where she had been a patient five days. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Pfeffer Fuenral Home, Manitowoc, and at 10 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church. The Rev. D. L. Krembs will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. The former Elizabeth Wix was born Oct. 1, 1885, at Winneconne, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wix. She was married to Joseph Kautzer at Straftford, Wis., May 3, 1904, and the couple came to Manitowoc in 1923. He died Aug. 5, 1960. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Rollie Neilitz, and two sons, Melvin and Ronald, of Manitowoc; a brother, Arthur Wix, of Stratford, 18 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. A brother preceded her in death. Friends may call at the funeral home where the Rosary will be recited at 7 o’clock this Wednesday evening by members of St. Andrew Parish and Daughters of Isabella. Manitowoc Herald Times, October 30, 1963 P. 16


JOSEPH KAUTZER, Joseph Kautzer, 82, of 3016 Viebahn St., Manitowoc, died Friday afternoon at his residence following a coronary attack. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 10 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church, the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Henry Letz officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Kautzer was born Aug. 7, 1878, at Sheboygan, son of the late Thomas and Josephine Bota Kautzer. He married Elizabeth Wix May 3, 1904, at Stradford, Wis., and the couple owned and operated a farm at St. Nazianz until their retirement 15 years ago when they moved to Manitowoc. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Melvin and Ronald of Manitowoc; a daughter, Mrs. Rollie Neilitz of Manitowoc; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Freund of Manitowoc and Mrs. John Klabechek of Sheboygan, 18 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Sunday here the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, August 6, 1960 P. 11


MARY ANN KAUTZER Mary Ann Kautzer, four months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Kautzer of 1412 Hamilton street died Friday afternoon at her home following a lingering illness. Funeral services were held this morning at the Pfeffer funeral home, the Rev. Earl Brouchoud officiating with burial in Calvary cemetery. Mary Ann was born Aug. 27, 1948. Survivors are the parents; two brothers, Norman and Thomas; sister, Rita Ann; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kautzer and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rogala. Manitowoc Herald Times, December 27, 1948 P. 12


WENZL O. KAVINA Wenzel O. Kavina, 69, of 2416 S. Tenth St., Manitowoc, died Wednesday evening at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home and at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church. The Rev. James DeWitt will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Kavina was born June 29, 1903, at Wiesengrund, Bohemia. He married Eva Sandner July 16, 1949, at Waldsassen, Bavaria. He came to the Untied States in 1952 and settled in Manitowoc. He was employed at Dick Bros. Bakery until his retirement. Survivors include his wife and a son (Survivor omitted for privacy.) Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday until the hour of service. Memorial service will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. December 21, 1972


STELLA KAY Mrs. Stella Kay, 76, of Family Heritage Home, Manitowoc, died Monday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and 10 a.m. at Holy Innocents Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Leo J. Schmitt will officiate with burial in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mrs. Kay, nee Stella Adamski, was born July 7, 1899, in Poland, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Paul Adamski. She was married to Joseph Kay Feb. 13, 1917, at Two Rivers. He preceded her in death. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Delores Scott, of Grand Rapids, Mich.; three sisters, Mrs. Nestor DeBauch, Mrs. Josie Peterson and Mrs. Donald Bloom, of Manitowoc; a step-brother, Stanley Adamski, of Two Rivers, 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Two sons and a daughter preceded her in death. Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, where a prayer service will be at 7 p.m Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. May 18, 1976 P. 3 ******* (07 Jul 1899/May 1976/SSDI)