CALVARY CEMETERY OBITUARIES

NICHOLAS LIEBE DEATH CLAIMS 4 MONTHS OLD BABE Death invaded the home of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Liebe at 1611 Madison street last night to claim the life of their four months old son, the child passing away after a short illness. The parents and two brothers survive. Funeral services will be held Friday morning from the home to St. Boniface church at 9 o’clock. Burial will be at Calvary. Manitowoc Herald News, August 27, 1930 P. 2


AGNES H. LIEBIG Mrs. Agnes H. Liebig, 76, formerly of 1202 S. 13th St., Manitowoc, died Wednesday morning at Park Lawn Nursing Home, Manitowoc, where she had been a resident since 1964. 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 Schneider will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Mrs. Liebig was born Feb. 12, 1891, at Fox Lake, daughter of the late Michael and Agnes Marony Welch. She was married to William G. Liebig in 1914 and the couple moved to Manitowoc in 1937. He preceded her in death in 1940. She is survived by her cousins. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Thursday where the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, February 15, 1967 P. 15


ANDREW LIGMAN Andrew M. Ligman, 70, of 1034 S. 21st St., Manitowoc, a former alderman, died at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, where he was admitted shortly before his death after suffering a coronary attack at his home. Funeral services will be at 8:30 a.m. Friday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 9 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, the Rt. Rev. Msgr. John Landowski officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Ligman was born Sept. 26, 1891, at Hurley, son of the late Thomas M. and Josephine Cera Ligman. He came to Sheboygan with his parents when a child and attended parochial schools there. He later attended Manitowoc’s old West Side High school from which he was graduated. He married the former Mary Thomas at St. Mary Catholic Church Manitowoc, May 4, 1915. Prior to a retirement five years ago he was a painter by trade. He was treasurer of Holy Name Society of St. Mary Church and of St. Mary Parish, a 50-year member of Catholic Order of Foresters, a member of St. Mary Young Men’s Club, a 50-year member and past financial secretary for 25 years of Papers and Decorators Local No. 499 from which he had received a life membership just before his death. He also was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 706 and a past alderman of the Seventh ward. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Victor Walters of Manitowoc; a son, Joseph, a senior chief in the U.S. Navy at LaMesa, Calif.; a brother, Ray, of Manitowoc; two sisters, Miss Gustie and Miss Catherine Ligman of Manitowoc; 12 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. by St. Mary Parish, Holy Name Society and Catholic Order of Foresters. Manitowoc Herald Times, August 22, 1962 P. 17


JEROME LIGMAN Jerome L. Ligman, 23, of 934 South 20th street, died this morning, following a year’s illness. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 8:30 a.m. from the Wattawa, Urbanek and Schlei funeral home and at nine o’clock from the St. Mary’s Catholic church. Interment will be in Calvary cemetery. Mr. Ligman was born in this city and in recent years was employed at the plant of the Aluminum Goods company. He was interested in aviation and built many toy airplanes. His gasoline propelled toy plane, flown for the first time last year, was the first of this type built here. He was a close friend of the late Frank Shoblaska, airport manager here, and flew with the latter from New York city when he brought a big cabin ship to the city from the east. It was planned to honor Mr. Ligman next Sunday, at the annual model airplane show to be held in Manitowoc. He was a member of the St. Mary’s Young Men’s club. Survivors are three brothers, Alderman Andrew Ligman, Henry and Raymond, all of this city; and two sisters, Catharine and Gustie, both of this city. The body may be viewed at the funeral home from Thursday evening until the hour of the services Saturday. Manitowoc Herald Times, July 7, 1937 P. 9 ******** REPORT OF THE COUNTY JUDGE ON TUBERCULAR PATIENTS TO THE HONORABLE CHAIRMAN AND BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF MANITOWOC COUNTY, WISCONSIN Gentlemen: In accordance with the duties which are provided for in the Statutes, I beg leave to submit my report of all proceedings and hearings relative to tubercular patients had and determined since the filing of my last report, January 1, 1936, up to and including the first day of January, 1937 Edward S. Schmitz, County Judge Jerome Ligman, resident of the City of Manitowoc. Committed to Maple Crest Sanatorium on the 2nd day of June, 1936. Examining physician, Dr. T.H. Rees. Manitowoc Herald Times, March 31, 1937  p.17, 18


JOSEPHINE LIGMAN MRS. J. LIGMAN IS VICTIM OF HEART ATTACK Mother of Alderman Dies At Hospital After Short Illness Here Mrs. Josephine M. Ligman, widow of the late Thomas Ligman, and mother of Alderman Andrew Ligman of the Seventh ward, died Monday afternoon at the Holy Family hospital. Her demise was sudden. She was taken ill last Friday and when she took a turn for the worse she was removed from the home, 934 South Twentieth street, yesterday noon. She suffered a heart attack and died four hours later. The deceased whose maiden name was Josephine Cera, was 61 years of age, having been born at Stevens Point, Wis., Jan. 29, 1871. She was married Sept. 29, 1890 to Thomas Ligman at Hurley and they made their home at Aniwa and Sheboygan, coming to Manitowoc to reside in 1905. Mr. Ligman passed away five years ago. Four sons, Ald. Andrew Ligman, Henry, Raymond and Harry, all of this city, two daughters, Gustie and Catherine, also of this city, a sister, Mrs. Joseph Gruber, Hurley, a brother, Anton Cera, of Amherst, Wis., and two grandchildren survive. The deceased was a member of the Altar society of the St. Mary’s church and also of the Women’s C. O. F. at Two Rivers. Funeral services will be held from St. Mary’s Catholic church Thursday at 9 a.m. with interment at the Calvary cemetery. The remains were removed to the Ligman home this afternoon from the Wattawa, Urbanek and Schlei funeral home. They may be viewed at the home up to the time of the funeral. Manitowoc Herald Times, August 30, 1932 P. 2


MARY LIGMAN Mrs. Mary Ligman, 79, of 1034 S. 21st St., Manitowoc, died Sunday morning at home. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday 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. Mrs. Ligman, nee Mary Thomas, was born July 2, 1893, at Manitowoc, daughter of the late John and Mary Gapa Thomas. She was married to Andrew M. Ligman May 4, 1915, at Manitowoc. Her husband preceded her in death Aug. 21, 1962. Mrs. Ligman was a member of the St. Mary Rosary and Altar Society. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday where a Rosary will be recited at 4:15 p.m. by St. Mary Rosary and Altar Society and a Wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Herald Times Reporter, Manitowoc-Two Rivers, Wis. April 23, 1973


THOMAS LIGMAN THOMAS LIGMAN SUMMONED AFTER SHORT ILLNESS Thomas Ligman passed away at his home at 934 South Twentieth street yesterday afternoon after an illness of a few months at the age of 58. Born in Germany in 1869, Mr. Ligman removed to this county at the age of eleven. In 1890 he was married to Miss Josephine Dera who with six children, two daughters, Gustie and Catherine, and four sons, Andrew, Henry, Raymond and Harry, survive. He is also survived by one sister, a brother and step brothers. Funeral services will be held Monday morning at nine o’clock from the St. Mary’s church, Father Kubiszewski officiating and burial will take place at Calvary. Manitowoc Herald News, January 21, 1927 P. 2


AGATHA M. LILLINGTON Agatha M. Lillington, age 101, formerly of 2427 S. 35th St., Manitowoc, and currently a resident of the Manitowoc Health and Rehabilitation Center of Manitowoc died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009, at the health center. Agatha was born Feb. 2, 1908, in Manitowoc, daughter of the late Anton and Adelheid Wagner Neilitz. In June of 1930, Agatha was married to William Place, and the couple started an evergreen nursery and landscape business that continued for 30 years. Bill died in July of 1957, at the age of 56. After his death Agatha worked at Rahr's Gift Shop and Shulander's Florist. In April of 1968, Agatha married Henry Lillington in Palo Alto, Calif. The couple resided in Manitowoc where he joined her in operating Lillington Garden Center until his death in May of 1983 at the age of 82. Agatha was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, the Catholic Women's Club and the former St. Therese Society of St. Andrew Catholic Church. She was the oldest charter member of the Manitowoc Garden Club, lifetime member of the Fox Valley Bonsai Society and the Green Bay Botanical Gardens. In later years Agatha was involved with painting, primarily watercolors with the Manitowoc Senior Center watercolor group. She also enjoyed woodcarving and many other crafts including flower arranging and wreath making for which she won several awards. Her Bonsai plants were often admired by other area gardeners. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands: William Place and Henry Lillington; two brothers and one sister-in-law: Roland (Ione) Neilitz and Raymond Neilitz; one sister: Isabel Kramer; two sons-in-law: Dr. John Phillips and Thomas Madland. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009, at St. Francis of Assisi, Grand Avenue site. The Rev. Daniel Schuster will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial with cremation to follow and burial of her cremated remains in Calvary Cemetery in Manitowoc at a later date. Relatives and friends may call at the church on Thursday from 9 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated in her name for the Manitowoc Public Library for gardening books or St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Parish. The Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home of Manitowoc is serving the family. A special thank you to the wonderful staff of the Manitowoc Health and Rehabilitation Center for the care she received for the past four years. Herald Times Reporter, August 19, 2009


AMALIA LINDAU PIONEER WOMAN OF CITY CALLED BY DEATH, AGED 72 Mrs. Amelia Boehm died at the home of her son, Frank Lindau, 1615 Division street yesterday at the age of 72 years. Decedent was born in Germany April 6, 1845 and came to Manitowoc with her parents in the early 50's and had since resided here. She is survived by one son, Mr. Lindau. The funeral will be held Monday morning from St. Boniface church. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Saturday, July 14, 1917 p.7 ******* The following from 1880 Manitowoc township census: Joseph Lindau age 56; Amalie age 36; Johann age 15; Frank age 13. *Note: There is a difference in newspaper date and record date.


ARNOLD LINDAU Arnold Lindau birth: 1 March 1895 Manitowoc, Wis. death: 28 August 1895 Manitowoc, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Manitowoc, father: Peter Lindau mother: Auguste Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968 *Note: He was placed here because his parents are here.


JOHN LINDAU John Lindaur birth: 4 May 1831 Germany death: 26 February 1907 Manitowoc, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin residence: 1907 Manitowoc mother: Elizabeth spouse: Mary Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


MARY LINDAU OLD RESIDENT OF COUNTY PASSES AWAY Mrs. Lindau Would Have Been 88 Years Old on Thursday Mrs. Mary, widow of the late Julius Lindau, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thomas Robinson, Franklin street, Sunday at the advanced age of 88 years. Mrs. Lindau had been failing for a long time, due to her advanced age, but had hoped to live to celebrate her 88th birthday, which occurs Thursday, June 27. Deceased was born in Germany and came to Manitowoc County sixty years ago, locating in the town of Manitowoc, where she was married. The family removed to the city in 1897 and Mr. Lindau died eleven years ago. Mrs. Lindau is survived by four daughters and one son, Mrs. Theo Molligan, Milwaukee, Mrs. Peter Klemann, Kossuth, Mrs. Henry La Fraina, Chippewa Falls, Mrs. Thomas Robinson and Joseph Lindau, this city. The funeral will be held Wednesday morning from the Robinson home at ? and from St. Boniface at 9:30. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Monday, June 24, 1918


LINA LINDAU From Der Nord Westen, 18 Jan. 1900: Death on Wed. last week of an 11-mo. old daughter of Peter Lindau here following a short illness. The funeral was held Fri. morning at the Catholic Cemetery. ******** Lina Lindow birth: 10 February 1899 Manitowoc death: 10 January 1900 Manitowoc, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin residence: 1900 Manitowoc father: Peter Lindow mother: Augusta Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


PETER LINDAU DEATH CLAIMS PETER LINDAU, ILL LONG TIME Resident of City For Past 29 Years Leaves Wife and Family Death ended the sufferings of Peter Lindau who for several years had been in poor health, last night when he passed away at the family home, 1010 Hamilton street. Mr. Lindau had been a resident of the city for 26 years. Decedent was born in Pennsylvania August 26, 1854 and as a lad located in Wisconsin at Forestville coming here nearly 40 years ago. A widow, three sons and five daughters survive. Funeral services will be held from St. Boniface church at 9 o’clock Tuesday morning. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Saturday, May 19, 1917, Page 4


JOSEPH LINDAUER Joseph Lindauer, 73, of 922 South Ninth street, died late Tuesday night at his home following a lingering illness. The attending physician attributed yesterday’s extreme heat as the immediate cause of death. Services will be held at 7:30 a.m. Friday at the Urbanek and Schlei funeral home and at 8 o’clock at St. Boniface Catholic church with the Rev. Alfred Pritzl officiating. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery. Born on a Manitowoc county farm in 1875, Mr. Lindauer married the former Mrs. Lillian Strezewski in 1916 and the couple had mdae their home in this city ever since. The deceased had been employed by the American Seating company, Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry, the Smalley Manufacturing company, and later by the city park department. He retired from that work 18 years ago. Surviving are the wife; three sons, William and Joseph of this city, and Bernard of Milwaukee; two daughters, Mr. Joseph Fruzina and Mrs. Harold Setler of this city; two stepsons Harry and Erwin Strezewski?? of Manitowoc; one sister, Mrs. Barbara LaFranta? of Chippewa Falls, and nine grandchildren. The body may be viewed at the funeral home Thursday afternoon and evening. Manitowoc Herald Times, August 25, 1948 P. 2


PETER LINDAUER From Der Nord Westen, 22 Dec, 1904: Death Sat. in St. Marien Hospital here on Sat. of Peter Lindauer, a resident on Neshoto Road in Town Manitowoc.


FRED LIPPERT Frederick L. Lippert, 86, of 1711 Marshall St., Manitowoc died Friday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday 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. Lippert was born Mar. 13, 1887, in the Town of Liberty, son of the late Louie and Mary Kieselhorst Lippert. He married Ella Pleuss June 14, 1909, at Liberty. She preceded him in death Feb. 23, 1936. He married Mary Ceaglske Jan. 21, 1956, at Manitowoc. He was employed as a carpenter contractor at Manitowoc and also was employed at the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Inc. until his retirement in 1952. He was a member of the Senior Citizens and the Holy Name Society of St. Boniface Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, three sons, Kenneth, of Manitowoc, Roland E., of Sheboygan and Elton, of Tacoma, Wash.; a step-son, Victor Ceaglske, of Manitowoc; five daughters, Mrs. Alfred (Gwen) Schmidt, of Manitowoc, Mrs. Hans (Carmen) Ryan, of Valders, Mrs. Lee (Jeanette) Pankratz, of Youngstown, Ohio, Mrs. Roman (Audrey) Kugle, of Reedsville and Miss Kathy Lippert, of Sun City, Calif.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Marie Beatty and Mrs. Grace Shimek, of Manitowoc; two brothers Edmund of Tuscon, Ariz., and Milo, of Valders; 22 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Two sons, a daughter, three brothers and a sister preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday, where a memorial service will be held at 8 p.m. by the Holy Name Society and friends. Herald Times Reporter, Manitowoc-Two Rivers, Wis. July 28, 1973


ALBERT J. LISHKA Albert J. Lishka, 63, of 1811 Hamilton St., Manitowoc, lifelong Manitowoc County resident, died Wednesday morning at Holy Fmily Hospital, Manitowoc, following a coronary attack. Funeral services will be at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 9 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. John Landowski will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Mr. Lishka was born Sept. 7, 1899, son of the late Wenzel and Gottfriede Selch Lishka. He married Clara Mrotek at St. Mary Church Sept. 8, 1919. Before retirement Jan. 1, 1962, he had been employed 42 years as a die setter by Mirro Aluminum C. A World War I veteran, Mr. Lishka enlisted at 17 and served April 19, 1917, to May 13, 1919, as a private with Company F, 167th Infantry. Part of this tour was overseas. He was a member of Drews-Bleser Post No. 88, American Legion; Holy Name Society and Young Men’s Club of St. Mary Church; and Manitowoc County Sheriff and Deputy Sheriffs Assn. Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Melvin Bartel, and a son, Mavin E. Lishka, of Manitowoc; a brother, Wenzel, of Fish Creek; four sisters, Mrs. John Eilerman, Mrs. Louis Weber and Mrs. Raymond Kirchen, of Manitowoc and Mrs. Gus Crikelair, of Lake Worth, Fla., and two grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Friday where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Military rites at graveside will be by Drews-Bleser Post. Manitowoc Herald Times, October 18, 1962 P. 23


CLARA LISHKA Mrs. Clara Lishka, 77, of 1311 Hamilton St., Manitowoc, died Monday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday 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. Mrs. Lishka, nee Clara Mrotek, was born April 12, 1894, at Manitowoc, daughter of the late Paul and Mathilda Stefaniak Mrotek. She was married to Albert Lishka Sept. 8, 1919, at St. Mary Church, Manitowoc. Her husband preceded her in death Oct. 17, 1962. Survivors include a son, Marvin of Manitowoc; two brothers, Edmund and Francis of Manitowoc; a sister, Mrs. Felix Zigmund of Manitowoc; a grandson and a great grandson. A daughter, Dorothy, and a granddaughter, Nancy Sue, preceded her in death. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Tuesday where a Memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. August 23, 1971 ******** Funeral services for Mrs. Clara Lishka, 77, of 1811 Hamilton St., Manitowoc, who died Monday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. Among survivors is a brother Edward, of Manitowoc. Three sisters and a brother preceded her in death. Manitowoc Herald Times, August 24, 1971


NANCY SUE LISHKA Lincoln High Student Dies MANITOWOC—Miss Nancy Sue Lishka, 17-year-old junior at Lincoln High School, died unexpectedly Thursday afternoon at the school as she was enroute to the shower room after participating in a gym class. According to Dr. R. G. Strong, acting coroner who performed an autopsy, death was believed attributed to a heart attack. She fell on the tiled shower room floor after ascending stairs from the gymnasium. Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation was applied immediately by William Twichell, member of the physical education department. Results of the autopsy will not be known for several days. Miss Lishka was the daughter of Marvin and Pearl Bailey Lishka and was born at Manitowoc Feb. 24, 1950. She was graduated from St. Mary Parochial School, was junior editor of the Flambeau, school publication, and worked part-time at Groffman Drug Store. She is survived by the parents, a brother, (name omitted), of Madison, paternal grandmother, Mrs. Albert Lishka, and the maternal grandfather, Alfred Bailey, of Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. John S. Landowski will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home where at 7 o’clock this Friday evening the Rosary will be recited. Manitowoc Herald Times, March 17, 1967 P. 11


EUGENE F. LITERSKY Rural Two Rivers Man Shot to Death Son Taken Into Custody by Authorities Eugene Litersky Killed by Two Shotgun Blasts SHOTO—A 46-year-old father of 11 living children was shot to death in his home here early Monday morning and Manitowoc county authorities arrested one of his sons in connection with the slaying. The victim, Eugene F. Litersky of Rt. 2, Two Rivers, was killed by two shotgun blasts. Taken into custody by authorities was his son Joseph, 21, employed as a machine setter at the Paragon Electric Co. in Two Rivers. The young man was discharged from the Army in November and had served in Vietnam, authorities said. Joseph Litersky was expected to be arraigned in Manitowoc County Court Branch 2 later this Monday afternoon following a conference between investigating officers and Dist. Atty. Robert E. Koutnik. Suspect Calls Police Sheriff Donald Hillstrom said the elder Litersky died from shotgun blasts in the abdomen and side of the head. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by Dr. R. G. Strong, acting coroner. County police were informed of the shooting shortly before 1 a.m. Monday when the suspect called by telephone and said: ”I just shot my father. He is dead.” The shooting occurred in the living room of the two story Litersky home east of Shoto on Shoto Drive near the discontinued Shoto Grade School. However, the victim’s body was found by authorities lying on the ground outside the front door. Undersheriff Lyle Biely said the suspect came out of the house and offered no resistance when he arrived at the scene. The shotgun was discovered on a couch in the living room and there were two empty shells on the floor. Authorities said there were no witnesses to the shooting, Mr. Litersky and several children were sleeping in the upstairs section of the house at the time, Hillstrom reported. Attended Derby Earlier during the day members of the family had attended a snowmobile derby sponsored by the Shoto Conservation Club and later had visited a tavern at Shoto before going home. Assisting in the investigation were Detective Lt. Don Belz of the Sheriff’s Dept. and Officers LeRoy Beilke and Douglas Emond of the County Traffic Police Dept. … Mr. Litersky was born March 19, 1922, at Manitowoc, son of the late Nicholas and May Mrotek Litersky. He attended St. Andrew Parochial School and Lincoln High School and was an apprentice tool and die maker at the Kaufman Mfg. Co., Manitowoc. He had played baseball with the Manitowoc Blues team, was a Golden Gloves boxer and an avid sportsman. He married Dorothy Franz Feb. 14, 1942, at Manitowoc. Mr. Litersky entered the United States Army Oct. 24, 1942, and was discharged Feb. 22, 1945, as a technician fourth grade. He served in both the European and (Turn to Page 2-M Col 6) Man Shot (Continued from Page 1) African campaign. Funeral Wednesday Survivors include his wife, six daughters, five sons, two sisters, five brothers (names omitted for privacy), nine grandchildren and nieces and nephews. A brother and a daughter preceded him in death. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Jens Funeral Home and at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Innocents Catholic Church. The Rev. Leo Schmitt will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Graveside rites will be by Drews-Bleser American-Legion Post No. 88? Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Tuesday where at 7:30 p.m. the Rosary will be recited. The casket will remain closed. Manitowoc Herald Times, February 3, 1969 P. 12


EUGENE F. LITERSKY JR. Eugene “Gene” F. Litersky Jr., age 69, a Manitowoc resident, passed away on Monday afternoon, August 12, 2013 at his residence. Eugene was born on May 22, 1944 in Manitowoc, son of the late Eugene F. and Dorothy G. (Franz) Litersky Sr. He was a graduate of Washington High School in Two Rivers with the class of 1962. Eugene was employed through the Painters Union for over 30 years. He loved traveling, spending time with his family and friends, playing cards, and listening to all kinds of music. Eugene was an avid Packer, Cubs, and Brewers fan Survivors include one daughter: Kathleen (Dusten) Hards, TX; one son: Aaron (Stacy) Litersky, IL; five grandchildren; four brothers: Joseph Litersky, Manitowoc, James (Barbara) Litersky, Mishicot, Mark Litersky, Manitowoc, Robert Litersky, Mishicot; six sisters: Laverne Keune, Germaine A. Dehne, both of Manitowoc, Patricia (William) Kohlman Sr., Cato, Irene (Dale) Greenwood Sr., Manitowoc, Diane LeCaptain (Bill Bowlin), TN, Joanne (Dale) Ferron, Algoma. Aunts, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. He was also preceded in death by an infant sister: Janet Bernice; two brothers-in-law: Charles Keune and Edward Dehne Sr.; two sisters-in-law: Alice Litersky and Sue Litersky. Cremation has taken place at All-Care Cremation Center, Manitowoc, and funeral services will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, August 16, 2013 at St. Francis of Assisi on Marshall (1114 S. 21st Street, Manitowoc). Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. David Pleier. Burial at Calvary Cemetery at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday. The family will greet relatives and friends on Friday, August 16, 2013 at St. Francis of Assisi on Marshall from 4:00 p.m. until 6:15 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Eugene’s name. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.pfefferfuneralhome.com The Pfeffer Funeral Home and All-Care Cremation Center, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. “See you on the other side.”


JANET B. LITERSKY Janet Litersky, 17-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Litersky of Route 2, Two Rivers, died early Thursday at her parents’ home following a lingering illness. She was born July 11, 1950 at Manitowoc. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at the Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home, Manitowoc, Rev. John Landowski officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Surviving are her parents, two brothers and three sisters, all at home (names omitted for privacy); paternal grandfather, Nicholas Litersky of Manitowoc; maternal grandmother; Mrs. Helen Franz of Manitowoc. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 p.m. until 9 .m. Thursday. The casket will not be opened. Manitowoc Herald Times, December 27, 1951 P. 2


DWIGHT G. LITTLE MITTNACHT FUNERAL HOME Mr. Dwight G. Little IN STATE Monday noon until 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Funeral Home. SERVICES Tuesday, April 27, 8:30 a.m. at the Funeral Home, 9 a.m., St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Rev. Clement P. Kern officiating INTERMENT Calvary Cemetery Manitowoc ROSARY 7 p.m. Monday at the Funeral Home PHONE 3-755 Manitowoc Herald Times, April 26, 1954 P. 2


ANGELA LOEF Mrs. Theodore Loef, 81, 1326 South Eighth street, widow of a prominent malting plant super-intendent, died Wednesday at the home of a cerebral hemorhage. Funeral services will be held from the home Saturday at 9:30 a.m. and at 10 o'clock from the St. Boniface church. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery. Mrs. Loef, nee Angeline Orth, was born in Germany in 1861 and came to Wisconsin in 1880. The family settled in Kenosha. In 1884 she was married to Theodore Loef and came to Manitowoc in 1894. Mr. Loef was in charge of the malting department of the William Rahr Sons company, a position he held until his death in 1926. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Henry Thielen of this city; four sons, Ben of Shoto, Peter and Theodore Jr., of this city, John of Detroit; sister, Mrs. William Leineweber of Kenosha; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Mrs, Loef was a member of the St. Ann Christian Mothers and the St. Theresa Aid society. The latter group will recite the rosary at the Loef home tonight at seven o'clock and the former society Friday evening at 7:45. The body was moved to the home from the Pfeffer funeral home this afternoon. Manitowoc Herald Times Thursday, June 17, 1943 pg. 2


ANNA LOEF Private family funeral services for Mrs. Anna Loef, 87, who had formerly resided at 1006 Hamilton St., Manitowoc, and died Friday at St. Mary Home for the Aged, Manitowoc, will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Pfeffer 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. Mrs. Leof (sic) was born July 4, 1882, at Grand Rapids, Mich., daughter of the late Martin and Sophie Tomes Brandt. She was married to Bernard Loef in 1908 at Manitowoc, where the couple resided after marriage. They owned and operated Shoto Gardens for many years. Mr. Loef preceded her in death in June, 1946. Mrs. Loef was a member of the Women’s Catholic Order of Foresters. Survivors include a brother, Henry, at Grand Rapids; and nieces and nephews. There will be no visitation. Manitowoc Herald Times, November 15, 1969 P. 7


BERNARD M. LOEF Bernard Loef, 60, owner-operator of the Shoto Gardens for 22 years, died last night at his home in Shoto, following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Urbanek and Schlei funeral home and at 10 o'clock at the Holy Innocents church, the Rev. E.A. Radey officiating. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery. Mr. Loef, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Loef, was born in Kenosha in 1885 and nine years later the family moved to Manitowoc. He attended St. Boniface school and later the south side high school. In 1908 he married Miss Anna Brandt of Grand Rapids, Mich., and they located at Kenosha, remaining there until 1923. He returned to Manitowoc to become proprietor of the Shoto Gardens. Surviving are his wife; a sister, Mrs. H.C. Thielen of this city; three brothers, Peter and Ted of this city and John of Detroit, Mich. He was a member of the Elks, Eagles, Royal League and Catholic Order of Foresters, all at Kenosha. The body may be viewed at 7 o'clock tonight at the funeral home where the rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Sunday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, June 8, 1946 P.2


LOUISE LOEF From Der Nord Westen, 13 Mar. 1902: Death Wed. last week of the 13-mo. old child of Theodor Loef, the malter in the Rahr Sons Co. establishment here. The funeral was held Fri. morning from the Catholic Church.


MARY ELLEN LOEF Mrs. Peter J. Loef, 72, of 1216 S. 13th St., Manitowoc, died a 11:30 a.m. Friday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, where she had been removed shortly before, after a coronary attack. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday 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. Mrs. Loef, nee Mary Ellen Fischer, was born Sept. 8, 1893, at Manitowoc, daughter of the late Anton and Ellen McCarthy Fischer. She attended St. Boniface Parochial School and was graduated from Manitowoc Central High School in 1911. She was married to Peter J. Loef at St. Boniface Church, Jan. 6, 1919, and the couple resided two years at San Jose and Los Angeles, Calif, before establishing their home at Manitowoc. Mr. Loef died Sept. 17, 1964. Mrs. Loef was an honorary member and past president of St. Ann Christian Mothers Altar Society, an honorary member and past president of the Catholic Woman’s Club, a member and a member of Catholic Women (sic) and a member of Nazareth Guild, Holy Family Hospital Guild and the Mayor’s Committee on Better Literature. Mrs. Loef served 17 years on the Wisconsin Council of Catholic Women as well as 12 years as its state youth chairman. It was during this tenure that the Manitowoc Catholic Junior League was organized. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Raphael (Marie) Silva, of Caracas, Venezuela; two sons, John and Atty. Paul Loef, of Pacific Palisades, Calif., and nine grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Sunday where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. by members of St. Ann- Christian Mothers Altar Society and Catholic Woman’s Club. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, January 15, 1966 pg. M-9


PETER J. LOEF Peter J. Loef, 73, of 1216 S. 13th St., Manitowoc, died Thursday at home after a coronary attack. Funeral services are incomplete but will be at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Manitowoc. Mr. Loef was born Feb. 12, 1891, at Kenosha, son of the late Theodore and Angela Orth Loef. When four years old he came to Manitowoc with his parents. He attended St. Boniface Parochial School and Manitowoc Business College. He married Mary Ellen Fischer Jan. 6, 1919, at St. Boniface, and after their marriage the couple lived at San Jose and Los Angeles, Calif., for two year and then returned to Manitowoc. He was a tool room supervisor for 30 years at Manitowoc Shipbuilding, Inc., retiring in 1960, a lifelong member of Machinists Local 516 and a charter member of the shipyards credit union. Surviving are the wife, two sons, John and Atty. Paul of Pacific Palisades, Calif., a daughter, Mrs. Raphael (Marie) Silva, of Caracas, Venezuela, a sister, Mrs. Henry Thielen of Manitowoc, two brothers, Jack, of Detroit and Ted, of Manitowoc and eight grandchildren. Two sisters and a brother preceded him in death. The body is at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc. Manitowoc Herald Times, September 18, 1964 P. 5


SOPHIA LOEF TAFT (Loef Lot) MESSAGE BRINGS NEWS OF DEATH OF YOUNG WIFE AND MOTHER Messages received in the city on Sunday brought the announcement of the death at Kenosha of Mrs. Arthur Taft, nee Sophia Loef, a former Manitowoc girl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Loef, Mrs. Taft’s death being due to pneumonia, which followed an illness of eleven days with influenza. Friends, unaware of her illness, were greatly shocked by the news and among many who knew her best, keen sorrow is felt. Mrs. Taft was born at Kenosha on Aug. 8, 1889, and with her parents resided here up to the time of her marriage. Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, her parents, four brothers, Ben, of Kenosha; John and Peter, in France with the American forces; Theodore, Jr., and one sister, Mrs. Henry Thielen, in this city. The remains of Mrs. Taft will arrive here this afternoon and the funeral will be held Wednesday from St. Boniface church. Manitowoc Herald News, October 14, 1918 P. 7


THEO. LOEF DEATH COMES FEW DAYS AFTER HE RETIRES Theo. Loef, Master Malster for 33 Years Called to Rest Less than ten days after he had retired from active work as a master malster at the plant of the Rahr Sons-Cereal Products Co., after thirty-three years of continuous service and planned rest, Theodore Loef, well known resident, was summoned to final rest in death last night. Mr. Loef died at his home 1222 So. Eighth street at 6 o’clock from complications which he had suffered but which had not been thought serious and which had not interfered with his active life and work. Resident Here Since 1893 Mr. Loef was 70 years of age and a native of Ingendorf, Germany, where he was born in 1856. He came to American in 1883 and in 1893 took up his residence in this city where he had since resided. He was married in 1884 to Angeline Orth who with five children, Mrs. Katherine Thielen, Benjamin, Peter and Theodore, Jr., of this city and John T. Loef of Detroit, survive him. Two sisters residing in Germany and a brother Clemens at Kenosha also survive. For 33 years Mr. Loef was superintendent of the malting plant for the William Rahr Sons and later the Cereal Products Co., and only a few days ago retired from his position. He was an expert in his business, a companionable man who held the respect and friendship of all who knew him. He was a member of the Catholic Knights, Catholic Order of Foresters, Holy Name and St. Boniface societies and was active in the societies. Funeral on Thursday Funeral services for Mr. Loef will be held Thursday morning at St. Boniface church, the Rev. Msgr. J. Peil officiating. Manitowoc Herald News, December 14, 1926 P. 2


ALVIN F. LOEFFLER Funeral survices for Alvin F. Loeffler, 64, (Photo) of 1220 South Eighth street, Manitowoc, who died Wednesday, will be held at 8:30 a.m. Friday at the Pfeffer funeral home, Manitowoc, and at 9 o'clock at St. Boniface Catholic church. The Rev. Alfred Pritzl will officiate and burial will be in Calvary cemetery, Manitowoc. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home at 7 o'clock Thursday evening. Manitowoc Herald Times, Thursday, August 2, 1951 P.2


IRMA M. LOEFFLER Mrs. Irma Loeffler, 73, of 1220 S. Eighth St., Manitowoc, died Monday evening at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, where she had been a patient two days. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church. The Rev. Alfred Pritzl will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. The former Irma Marie Strathmann was born Jan. 14, 1891, at Manitowoc, daughter of the late William and Theresa Rief Strathmann. She attended Manitowoc North Side High School and Sheboygan Business College and was married to Alvin F. Loeffler June 10, 1914, at St. Boniface Church. The couple moved to Sheboygan, residing there 10 years before returning to Manitowoc. Mr. Loeffler died Aug. 1, 1951. Surviving Mrs. Loeffler are a son, Alvin F. of South Milwaukee; three daughters, Mrs. Lee (Ruth) Mielke of Glen Ellyn, Ill., Mrs. Wilson (Grace) Thiede of Madison, and Mrs. Albert (Jean) Lowe of Short Hills, N.J.; three sisters, Mrs. Leona Zimlemann of Milwaukee, Mrs. Frank Worth of Manitowoc and Mrs. E.R. Pesek of Shiner, Texas; a brother Charles Strathmann of Menominee, Mich., and 15 grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Wednesday where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Contributions may be made to the Heart Fund. Manitowoc Herald Times, Tuesday, January 5, 1965 P.2


JOSEPH C. LOGAN Herald-Times Advertising Manager Dies MANITOWOC—Joseph C. Logan of 624 N. Fifth St., general advertising manager of The Herald-Times, died early Tuesday morning at Holy Family Hospital after a short illness. He was 57. Mr. Logan had been associated with Manitowoc newspapers in the advertising field for almost 34 years. He joined the Manitowoc Herald-News Aug. 19, 1929, as a solicitor and became general advertising manager in May of 1932 when The Herald-News and the Manitowoc Times were merged and became The Herald-Times. A basketball player of considerble ability, Mr. Logan and his twin brother, Charles, were members of the Lincoln High School team of 1924 which won the Fox River Valley Conference championship and went to the state tournament at Madison. The team was eliminated after winning the first game in the championship round. Managed Girls Team The accomplishments of the “red-headed twins,” as Joseph and Charles were known, on the basketball courts of the Valley schools provided good sports copy for reporters for years and avid conversation for those who followed the basketball fortunes of Lincoln High School. After his graduation from high school, Mr. Logan managed one of the first all-girls basketball teams in the area, with the girls playing on basketball courts throughout the region, including Lawrence College, Appleton. He was graduated from Lincoln with the Class of 1924 after having enrolled in 1922 as a junior, transferring from St. Patrick Parochial School, Maple Grove, where he had received his elementary and junior high school education. A member of Manitowoc Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Logan for years was active on the Retail Trades Committee of the Chamber and was also a member of the Optimists Club. He was the oldest member in point of years of association of the Wisconsin Newspaper Advertising Executives Assn. Born at Cato Mr. Logan was born Dec. 29, 1905, in the Town of Cato, Manitowoc County, son of the late Charles Logan and Mary O’Connell Logan. He married Charlotte Yeoman at Manitowoc Dec. 26, 1931. She survives along with a son, David, of New York City, also engaged in advertising, a daughter, Mrs. Wayne (Mary) Schuetze, his mother, Mrs. Mary Logan, three brothers, Charles, James and Harold, and three sisters, Mrs. Albert (Jessie) Burkart, Mrs. Fred (Mary) Rappel and Mrs. Harold (Elizabeth) Schneider, of Manitowoc. An infant son, two sisters and a brother preceded him in death. Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Friday at Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home and at 9:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. Claude LeClair will officiate and burial will be in St. Patrick Catholic Church Cemetery, Maple Grove. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Thursday where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. by Knights of Columbus, K.C. Women’s Club and Daughters of Isabella and at 8 p.m. by members of Sacred Heart Parish. Manitowoc Herald Times, October 22, 1963 P. 9


NIEVES LONGORIA, JR. Nieves Longoria Jr., 28, of 811A Franklin St., Manitowoc, died Friday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Leschke-Bergner Funeral Home and at 11:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. John Pawelski will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Longoria was born Feb. 1, 1943, at Laredo, Tex., son of Nieves and Maria Vergara Longoria Sr. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 o'clock this Monday afternoon where a Rosary will be recited at 8 o'clock by Rev. John Pawelski. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. July 12, 1971


CONSTANCE ROEFFS (Lonsdorff Lot) MISS CONSTANCE ROEFFS, A FORMER TEACHER HERE DIES Messages, received in the city today told of the death, at St. Mary’s hospital at Milwaukee, of Miss Constance Roeffs, 64, formerly a teacher in the public schools of Manitowoc, but who has been a resident of Milwaukee for a number of years. She was taken ill two weeks ago from a complication of diseases and was removed to the hospital, where she passed away yesterday. The body was removed to the O’Bole Funeral Home, on Wisconsin Avenue from where services will be held Saturday morning at 8:30 o’clock with services later from the Gesu Catholic church. The body will be brought to Manitowoc by motor and will arrive here at 1:30 o’clock Saturday afternoon, and interment will be at Calvary cemetery here. The deceased, after teaching in the schools here for a number of years, left here fifteen years ago for Milwaukee, and after teaching there for some years, Miss Roeffs retired. She is survived by two brothers, Leo P. Roeffs of West Allis, Wis., and A. J. Roeff of Dousman, Wis. The deceased was born in the old Roeff’s residence on Roeff’s hill on the south side. She had her early education in the grade schools here and graduated from the north side high school. After she gave up teaching at Milwaukee, she was very active in social work in the Catholic churches in Milwaukee. She was secretary and treasurer of the Catholic Old People’s Home up to the time of her death. The inmates loved her and she did much to make them happy and contented. She was also very active in the Marquette Educational league of the Catholic church. Her ever smiling face and sweet way with the underprivileged made her charity and missionary work very successful. Manitowoc Herald News, June 28, 1929 P. 6


FERDINAND A. LONSDORF From Der Nord Westen, 13 May 1886: We have learned of the death of Mr. Ferdinand Lonsdorf a week ago Tues. He had been a teacher in this county before establishing a business in Escanaba and was lately a businessman in Appleton. He was only 34 years old and leaves a young wife, his mother and two sisters. He was buried here in Manitowoc last Thursday.


WILLIAM LORIMER William Larimer(sic) died at the family home at 1029 South Seventeenth street yesterday after a brief illness. Deceased was born in Scotland and came to this country many years ago. He has been employed as a crane operator by the Manitowoc Shipbuilding company. The funeral will be held Monday, December 22 with service at St. Boniface church and interment at Calvary cemetery. Manitowoc Herald News, Friday, December 19, 1919 Page 8


JOSEPH LORITZ SR. TWO PIONEER RESIDENTS OF THE COUNTY SUMMONED A resident of his county fo sixty-six years and a pioneer farmer of the town of Newton, Joseph Loritz, Sr., died at the family home, 1232 South Twelfth street, late Friday as results of infirmities incident to age. The funeral will be held from the home Tuesday morning with services at St. Boniface Catholic church at 9 o'clock and burial will be at Calvary. Born in Austria Bohemia, Germany, January 11, 1852 Mr. Loritz came to this country at the age of twelve years. He was married January 23, 1877 to Theresa Wellner and the couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary with a family reunion last year. Surviving him are the widow and six children, Joseph, Jr., Julius, George, Frank and Rose, the last two mentioned at home and Mrs. George Trost of Newton. One daughter, Mrs. John Sigmund, preceded her father in death. There are also twenty-four grandchildren. Manitowoc Herald News, Manitowoc, Wis. March 17, 1928 P. 2


LEONARD J. LORITZ Leonard J. Loritz, age 91, a Manitowoc resident, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2007, at Shady Lane Nursing Care Center, Manitowoc, following a 10 year battle with osteoarthritis. He was born June 16, 1915, in Manitowoc, son of the late George and Theresa (Brandl) Loritz. Leonard was a 1932 graduate of Lincoln High School, Manitowoc. In 1941, he married Emily Konop at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Kellnersville. Together they raised a family of four children at 1411 Kuhl Street in Manitowoc. For 36 years, Leonard was a draftsman in the tool design department of Manitowoc Engineering from where he retired in 1977. He was a former member of Holy Innocents Catholic Church and a current member of St. Francis of Assisi on Waldo, and an honorary life member and Grand Knight of Knights of Columbus Council 710. Leonard enjoyed fishing, bowling, gardening and painting. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) He was preceded in death by a brother: LeRoy; a sister-in-law: Dorothy Loritz Lishka; and a brother-in-law: Michael Ebert. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 2, 2007, at St. Francis of Assisi on Waldo, Manitowoc. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Gerald Foley. Entombment of the cremated remains will be at Calvary Mausoleum, Manitowoc, at a later date. The family will greet relatives and friends at St. Francis of Assisi on Waldo, Manitowoc, from 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 2, 2007, until the time of service at 11 a.m. The Pfeffer Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Leonard's family thanks the staff of Shady Lane Nursing Care Center, for their kind and compassionate care over the past five years. Herald Times Reporter, Jan. 31, 2007


ROSE LORITZ Mrs. Joseph Loritz, 77, of 1204 N. Eighth St., Manitowoc, died early Tuesday morning at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home, Manitowoc and at 9 a.m. at Holy Innocents Catholic Church. The Rev. E. A. Radey will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. The former Rose Yusvak was born at Manitowoc Jan. 6, 1880, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Yusvak. When seven she moved with her parents to Denmark, living there until 16, when the family moved to Green Bay to reside for several years where Jan. 19, 1904, she was married to Mr. Loritz. She was a member of the Altar Society of the church. She is survived by her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Charles Lantow, a son, Edwin, and three grandchildren of Manitowoc. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Wednesday here the Rosary will be recited at 8:15 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, October 29, 1957 P. 11


ROSE T. LORITZ Miss Rose Loritz, 88, formerly of 910A Hancock St., Manitowoc, died Monday afternoon at Maple Crest Nursing Home, Whitelaw. Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Thursday at Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Dan Dewane will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Miss Loritz was born Aug. 10, 1882, in the Town of Newton, daughter of the late Joseph and Theresa Wellner Loritz. She was a member of the St. Ann Society of St. Boniface Church. Four brothers and three sisters preceded her in death. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday until the time of service Thursday. A Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. May 25, 1971


THERESIA LORITZ MRS. LORITZ, AGED PIONEER PASSES AWAY Mrs. Thersa Loritz, one of the county’s aged residents who for many years resided in Newton and came to this city four years ago, died at the Holy Family hospital last evening, aged 83. Mrs. Loritz was removed to the hospital Friday, suffering from complication of disease which her advanced age made it impossible to combat. Mrs. Loritz resided at 1232 So. Twelfth street. Funeral services will be held at St. Boniface church at 9 o’clock Friday morning. Born in Germany, Mrs. Loritz came to this country when 7 years of age and for three score years made her home in Newton, having been married to Mr. Loritz more than fifty-one years ago, her husband preceding her in death nine months ago. She is survived by six children, Mrs. George Trost, Newton; Frank and Rose at home there; Joseph, Julius and George, all of this city. One brother, Dr. George Wellner and twenty-four grand children also survive. Manitowoc Herald News, December 18, 1928 P. 5


WALTER J. LUCHSINGER Walter J. Luchsinger, 69, of 2910A Custer St., Manitowoc, died early Monday morning at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. He had been a patient there the last three weeks. Funeral services will be 9 a.m. Wednesday at Jens Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc, the Rev. Kenneth Frozena officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Luchsinger was born Aug. 13, 1895, at Milwaukee, son of the late Friedelin and Anna Heindl Luchsinger. He married Blanche Dufeck, July 3, 1917, at Whitelaw. They moved to Manitowoc in 1920 where he was a painter most of his life. During World War II he was employed at Manitowoc Shipyards. He was a member of Painters’ Local 499. Survivors include his wife, four daughters, Mrs. Edward (Caroline) Hynek of Two Rivers and Mrs. Ralph (Dorothy) Emond, Mrs. Earl (Blanche) Korte and Mrs. Donald (Donna) Teteak of Manitowoc; four sons, Friedolin, Walter Jr., Bernard and Gilbert of Manitowoc; 35 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Two grandchildren preceded him in death. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, August 9, 1965 P. 18


HELMUTH A. LUDWIG Driver, 19, Is Victim To County Accident Passes Cars, Hits Tree on Memorial Drive Helmut (sic) Ludwig of Manitowoc 12th Victim of Year MANITOWOC—A 19-year-old Manitowoc man, just returned from an extended trip to California, was killed in a traffic accident Tuesday that closely followed the pattern of a fatal truck smashup on Memorial Drive earlier this month. The latest victim was Helmut A. Ludwig of 630 N. Seventh St. He was dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital of severe head and chest injuries… County traffic police said Ludwig, driving alone, ran off the left side of Memorial Drive just southwest of the Lakeview Tavern and collided with a tree on the C. J. Niquette property which measured 10 to 12 inches in diameter. Extensive Damage The accident occurred in the rain shortly before 2 p.m. after Ludwig had passed three automobiles which reportedly were going at 25 miles an hour. Witnesses told police that the speed of the Ludwig car did not appear to be excessive and that there was no noticeable skidding to indicate the driver was out of control. The car traveled 8901/2 feet to the collision point after leaving the concrete roadway. Ludwig was thrown against the steering wheel and windshield. The 1955 model Ford two door sedan he was driving had extensive damage to the front end. The youth apparently was on the way to his home in Manitowoc from Two Rivers at the time. He had returned here Sunday night from an airplane trip to California with a friend. Doctor Theodore Teitgen, county coroner, indicated there would be no inquest. Both Manitowoc city and county police were summoned to the scene of the accident which occurred about 100 yards beyond the city limits… Manitowoc Herald Times, June 29, 1960 P. 1 ******** Funeral services for Helmut A. Ludwig, 20, of 630 N. Seventh St., Manitowoc, killed Tuesday afternoon in a highway accident, will be at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 9 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. D. L. Krembs will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home where the rosary will be recited at 8 o’clock this Friday evening. Manitowoc Herald Times, July 1, 1960 P. 13


HELEN L. LUEDKE Mrs. Helen L. Luedke, 60, of Bradenton, Fla., a former Manitowoc resident, died Friday at Bradenton. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Joseph Mattern will officiate with burial in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mrs. Luedke, nee Helen Rebarchek, was born Feb. 2, 1915, at Two Rivers, daughter of the late Stanley and Rose Schoreder Rebarchek. She was married to Alex J. Derus Nov. 14, 1936 at Manitowoc. He preceded her in death Jan. 30, 1959. She was then married to Thomas Luedke and resided in Florida the past eight years. Survivors include her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Constance) Hunsader, of Florida and Mrs. Janet Manlick of Colorado, a brother, Joseph Rebarchek and two sisters, Mrs. Tillie Sharpe and Mrs. May Williams of Two Rivers and nine grandchildren. Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday, where a wake memorial prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Herald Times Reporter Saturday, January 3, 1976 pg. 3


MARY LUEDTKE Mrs. Erwin Luedtke, 5??, of 1122 South Ninth street, Manitowoc, died Monday morning at Holy Family hospital following a two week illness. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Urbanek and Schlei funeral home, Manitowoc, and at 9 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Alfred Pritzl will officiate with burial in Calvary cemetery, Manitowoc. Mrs. Luedtke, nee Mary Konop, was born in 1900 in Kellnersville. She was married to Erwin Luedtke in 1924, and they moved to Manitowoc. Survivors are the husband; two daughters, Dorothy and Mary, at home; three sons, Robert of Manitowoc, Cpl. William, a paratrooper at Ft. Bragg., N.C., and Tom, at home; brother, John Konop of Francis Creek; two sisters, Mrs. Roman Ruthmansdorfer of Two Rivers and Mrs. Leo Meany of Manitowoc; three grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3:30 p.m. Wednesday until time of services. The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Thursday. Mrs. Luedtke was a member of the St. Ann Christian Mothers Altar society, St. Boniface church, Manitowoc. Manitowoc Herald Times, April 23, 1951 P. 2


EMIL W. LUKES Emil W. Lukes, 80, formerly of 702 Washington St. Manitowoc, died Thursday morning at Manitowoc County Hospital. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Manitowoc, with the Rev. Alfred Pritzl officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. He was born Dec. 25, 1881, in the Town of Carlton, Kewaunee County, son of the late Wenzel and Caroline Burle Lukes. He married Rose Mleziva June 6, 1911, at Manitowoc and the family settled at Manitowoc. He was a cabinet maker by trade and was employed at Hamilton Manufacturing Co., Two Rivers, until his retirement in 1950. He was a member of the Holy Name Society of his church. Among survivors are his wife; three sons, Victor of Phoenix, Ariz., and Clarence and Emil L. Jr. of Manitowoc; a daughter, Mrs. Arnold Osga of Manitowoc; five brothers, Anton of Chicago, John of Milwaukee, Charles of Manitowoc, Joseph of Denmark and Wencel of Carlton; one sister, Mrs. George Kust of Maribel and nine grand- children. One brother preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home where the Rosary will be recited at 7 o'clock this Friday evening by the Holy Name Society, the parish and Daughters of Isabella. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. Friday, November 23, 1962 P. 9


SUSAN LULLOFF Mrs. Susan Lulloff, 40, of 921 S. 22nd St., Manitowoc, died at home Saturday noon after a coronary attack. Funeral services will be at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 9 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. John Landowski will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mrs. Lulloff, the former Susan Wisniewski, was born July 26, 1924, at Two Rivers, daughter of Michael Wisniewski Sr., and the late Mary Kobialak (sic) Wisniewski. She lived at Manitowoc her entire adult life and was a receiving clerk for Hamilon (sic) Manufacturing Co., Two Rivers, 17 years. Survivors are a son (Survivor omitted for privacy.); her father and a brother, Michael Wisniewski Jr., of Two Rivers; three sister, Mrs. Paul Finkelmier, of Manitowoc, Mrs. Harlan Zuehl, of Rt. 2, Two Rivers and Mrs. William Wanish, of Two Rivers. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Tuesday where the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, Feb. 1, 1965 P.20


ANNA REMIKER LUTHER 23 February 1853 - 31 January 1924; Buried Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc, WI (sent in by a researcher/see contributors page) Manitowoc Herald Times; Friday, February 1, 1924 Long Illness of Mrs. Luther Ended By Death Mrs. John Luther, ill for the past three months, passed away early last evening at her home, 1864 Michigan avenue, death being due to a complication of diseases accompanying old age. Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 9 o'clock from St. Boniface church with burial at Calvary cemetery. Born in Germany, February 23, 1853, Mrs. Luther came to this country with her parents when 4 years old, the family settling in the town of Franklin. Later Mrs. Luther removed her to this city where she has made her home for nearly thirty years, and during that time has been active as a member of St. Anne's society of St. Boniface church. Members of the society will attend the funeral services on Monday in a body. Besides her husband, John Luther, three daughters, Mesdames Fred Broeker, John Maresch and Anton Schlisleder, and one son, John J. Luther, all of this city; a brother, Joseph Remaker of the town of Franklin, eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren all survive.


JOHN P. LUTHER J. Luther, 89, Dies At Home Of Daughter John P. Luther Sr., 86, a resident of this county for over 60 years, passed away early this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Maresch, 1310 South Twelfth street, where he has been making his home for the past few years. He was seriously ill for the past six weeks. Burial will take place from the Maresch home on Monday morning at 8:30 and at nine o'clock from the St. Boniface church, of which congregation the deceased was a member. Interment will be at Calvary. The deceased was born in Austria in 1844 and came to this country when a young man of 24. He settled on a farm in the town of Franklin and four years later was married to Miss Anne Remaker. Thirty-five years ago they removed to this city to reside. Mrs. Luther passed away seven years ago. Three daughters, Mrs. Fred Broecker, Mrs. John Maresch and Mrs. Anton Schliesleder, all of this city, one son, John Jr. of this city, eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren survive. The remains were removed to the Maresch home this afternoon from the Wattawa, Urbanek & Schlei funeral parlors and may be viewed there between now and the date of the funeral. Manitowoc Herald Times; Friday, June 19, 1931 (sent in by a researcher/see contributors page)


PHYLLIS M. LUTZ Mrs. Phyllis M.Lutz, 50, of 2120 Michigan Ave., Manitowoc, died Saturday at Two Rivers Community Hospital. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and 11 a.m. at Holy Innocents Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Leo J. Schmitt officiated and burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mrs. Lutz, nee Phyllis Malek, was born June 28, 1926, at Rosholt, Wis., daughter of the late August Malek and Angeline Kruzick Malek. She had been employed as a secretary at Aluminum Specialty Co., Manitowoc. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Peter (Christine) L_son, of Appleton; her mother, Mrs. Angeline Malek, of Manitowoc, two brothers, Arnold, of Manitowoc and James, of Appleton, a sister, Mrs. William (Joanne) Butz, of West Bend and a granddaughter, Patricia. Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, was in charge of funeral arrangements. Herald Times Reporter, August 16, 1976 P. 14


ANNA LUTZKE MRS. R. LUTZKE IS DEAD AFTER SHORT ILLNESS After an illness of only a few days Mrs. Robert Lutzke, nee Anna Leschke died at the Holy Family hospital late yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Lutzke was in apparent good health and had been up and about as usual until Saturday evening when she suddenly became sick and was rushed to the hospital but medical attention was of no avail and the end came last evening after a fight of less than a week. The deceased was thirty nine years of age and has been a resident of this city for the past seven years, coming here from Osman where she was born. She was married at Osman eight years ago and is survived by her husband and a six year old daughter, Lindoris. Besides which she leaves an aged mother with whom she has made her home, on South Fourteenth street, five sisters and four brothers. They are: Mrs. Adolph Brachmann and Mrs. Alvin Gebhard, of this city, Mrs. Walter Madigan and Mrs. Edwin Haase, of Osman and Mrs. George Gebhard, of Plymouth her brothers are John and Edward, of this city, Joseph and Peter of Osman. Mrs. Lutzke was a woman of charming personality and was very well known by a large circle of friends who mourn her sudden death. The funeral will be held Monday morning at nine o'clock from St. Boniface church, with the Rev. Kersten officiating, and the burial will be at Calvary cemetery. Manitowoc Herald News, Friday, April 6, 1923 P.4


LUCILLE LUTZKE Mrs. Lucille Lutzke, 83, of Oak Creek and formerly of School Hill, and the widow of Robert, died Thursday in Trinity Memorial Hospital, Cudahy. For the past six years, she lived with her grandson, John Schultz of 2250 East Norwood Drive, Oak Creek. She was the former Lucille Hoppe. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Leneoris Schultz, nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral Mass was held Monday in Holy Trinity Catholic Church, School Hill, preceded by family rites in the Christianson-Deja Funeral Home, St. Nazianz. The Reverend Reginald Schrimpf, pastor, was celebrant of the funeral Mass. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery in Manitowoc. - 1977


ROBERT LUTZKE (d. 1969) Robert Lutzke, 87, of School Hill, died Monday at Trinity Memorial Hospital, Cudahy. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Christianson Funeral Home, St. Nazianz, and at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, School Hill. The Rev. Reginald Schrimpf, S.D.S., will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Lutzke was born Sept. 5, 1881, in the Town of Liberty, and was a carpenter. He married Anna Leschke in 1917, and she died in 1923. He married Lucille Hoppe Sept. 21, 1929, and the couple lived at Manitowoc until 13 years ago when they moved to School Hill. Survivors include the wife; a daughter, Mrs. Ledonris Schultz, of Milwaukee; three sisters, Mrs. Hulda Cummings of East Troy, Mrs. Hattie Ibe of Rt. 1, Valders, and Mrs. Lena Koeppen of Rt. 2, Kiel; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Wednesday where at 8 p.m. the Rosary will be recited. Manitowoc Herald Times, March 25, 1969 P. 11


ROBERT F. LUTZKE (d. 1947) Robert Frank Lutzke, 22, of 928 South 17th street, died late yesterday after a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Monday at the Pfeffer funeral home and at 9:30 at the St. Boniface Catholic church, the Rev. Alfred Pritzl officiating. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery. Robert Lutzke was born in Manitowoc April 14, 1925. He graduated from St. Boniface grade school and attended Lincoln high school, after which he studied to be a machinist at the Vocational school. Survivors are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Lutzke; a brother, John Jr., of Manitowoc; a sister, Jean at home. The body may be viewed at the Pfeffer funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday. The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Sunday. Manitowoc Herald Times, May 16, 1947 P. 2


FRANCESCA LUZI Mrs. Pasquale Luzi, 56, of 2009 South Ninth street, died Tuesday following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Pfeffer funeral home and at 10 a.m. at St. Andre Catholic church, the Rev. Henry Letz officiating. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery. Mrs. Luzi, nee F___ Lucchesi, was born in 1891 in Italy. She was married in Italy in 1922 and the couple came to America. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Joseph Peifer of Manitowoc; son, ___ter Alexus Luzi of Marytown; ___ grandchildren. The body may be viewed at the funeral home after 11 a.m. Thursday and the rosary will be recited at _ p.m. Thursday. Manitowoc Herald Times, August 25, 1948 P. 2


THOMAS A. LYNCH Thomas A. Lynch, 42, a veteran of World War II, and in recent years employed on lake freighters, died suddenly of a heart attack Wednesday night at his rooming house, 908A Washington street, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Mittnacht funeral home, and at 9 o’clock at St. Boniface church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Alfred Pritzl will officiate and burial will be in Calvary cemetery. He was born in White Gate, Ireland, in 1908 and came to the United States in 1927. He served in the Pacific theater in the last war, was a member of the 369th harbor company of the army for almost three years and received the bronze star for the Philippine liberation. Mr. Lynch was employed for a time by the Smalley Manufacturing company in Manitowoc and for the past 14 year had been an oiler aboard lake freighters. Survivors are four brothers, Patrick of New York city, Daniel of Chicago, James of Manitowoc and Michael of England; four sisters, Mr. Patrick Victory and Mrs. Fred Otley of England, Mrs. J. Carey of Ireland and Mrs. Frank Spenieski of Manitowoc. Friends may call at the funeral home after Friday noon, where the rosary will be recited Friday evening. The American Legion post will conduct rites at the graveside. Manitowoc Herald Times, December 28, 1950 P. 13 ********* Rites for Thomas A. Lynch, 42 (above) of 908A Washington street, Manitowoc, who died suddenly Wednesday night, will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Mittnacht funeral home and at 9 o’clock at the St. Boniface church, Manitowoc. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery. The rosary will be recited at 7 o’clock Friday evening at the funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times, December 29, 1950 P. 2