ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC CEMETERY OBITUARIES


ANASTOZIJA ANDRASCZEK Mrs. Andrastek Passes Away At Hospital Mrs. Edward Andrastek passed away at the hospital early today following an operation which she underwent a few days ago and from which she failed to rally. The funeral will be held Saturday morning at 9 from St. Mary's church. Mrs. Andrastek was 39 years of age, having been born here April 22, 1886 and had spent her life in this city. She was married 19 years ago, her maiden name having been Nettie Plotka. Her husband survives with three brothers, John, and Michael Plotka, this city and George Plotka, Milwaukee and two sisters, Mrs. John Jagodinsky, this city and Mrs. Joseph Bonk of Two Rivers. Mrs. Andrastek was a member of the Rosary society. Manitowoc Herald News Wednesday, May 6, 1925 pg. 12


WLADYSLAW ANDRASCZEK GRIEVES OVER DEATH OF WIFE, ENDS HIS LIFE Ed. Andrastek Loses Interest in Life When Wife Passes Despondency caused by grief over the death of his wife who passed away a month ago, on May 6, prompted the suicide late yesterday of Edward Andrastek, whose dead body was found hanging from a rafter in the loft of the barn at the home of Joseph Beatke, 1513 Columbus street, a brother-in-law. The body was discovered by Mr. Beatke at about 6 o'clock when he went to feed some kittens. He immediately cut the body down and called for the doctors but an examination showed Andrastek had been dead for more than an hour. County Coroner, Dr. W.G. Kemper and the district attorney were called but decided no inquest would be necessary, the death being clearly a case of suicide. Worked During Morning Andrastek went to work at the Reiss Coal company docks yesterday morning as usual but came home about 11 o'clock complaining he was ill. He remained at his rooming place at the Edward Musiel home, South Sixteenth street until after 3 o’clock and at about 4 o'clock was around his sister's home on Columbus street. When last seen he was standing near the barn. He disappeared without anyone noting where he went to and evidently made his way into the barn and to the second floor where he ended his life. Born here May 10, 1884, Andrastek had always made his home here. He was married nineteen years ago to Miss Nettie Plotka and the family made its home on South Seventeenth street. Always a steady worker Andrastek seemed to lose his interest in life after the death of his wife May 6 and often complained of feeling ill. He never gave any hint, however, that he intended to take his own life and his act came as a shock to relatives. Funeral Held Tuesday The body was removed to the Shimek and Frazier undertaking parlors where it was prepared for burial and this afternoon it was taken to the Beatke home at Columbus street. The funeral will be held Tuesday morning with services at St. Mary's Catholic church and burial will be made at St. Mary's cemetery. Three sisters survive Mr. Andrastek, Mrs. Joseph Beatke, and Mrs. Anton Wergin of this city and Mrs. Frank Napiezynske of Two Rivers. He was a member of the St. Aloysius and the Stanley Koskiuskos societies. Manitowoc Herald News Saturday, June 27, 1925 pg. 13


ANNA ANDRASTEK Mrs. John Andrastek, 79, died Tuesday morning at Holy Family hospital in Manitowoc following a lingering illness. She had made her home with a daughter, Mrs. Joseph Pekulik of 2411 Washington street, Manitowoc. Mrs. Andrastek was born in Manitowoc in 1871. Her husband preceded her in death. Survivors are three sons, John, Bernard and Stanley of Manitowoc; six daughters, Mrs. Walter Korlesky, Mrs. John Sobiesky, Mrs. Pekulik, Mrs. Newphrey Check, Mrs. Joseph Bonk and Mrs. Peter Ziarnik of Manitowoc; 20 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Leschke funeral home and at 9 a.m. at the St. Mary Catholic church, Rev. John Landowski officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Andrastek was a member of the Rosary society and the Sacred Heart society of the St. Mary church. The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7:30 p.m. Tuesday until time of services. Manitowoc Herald Times Tuesday, October 17, 1950 pg. 2-M


GERTRUDE ANDRASTEK Mrs. Gertrude Andrastek, 70, of 1608 Columbus street, Manitowoc, died Tuesday morning at her home following a lingering illness. Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Pfeffer funeral home, Manitowoc, and at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic church, Manitowoc, with Rev. John Landowski officiating. Burial will follow at the St. Mary cemetery. Mrs. Andrastek, the former Gertrude Laskosky of Kewaunee, was born in 1880. She married Paul Andrastek in Kewaunee in 1904, and moved to Manitowoc 45 years ago. Mr. Andrastek died in 1926. She was a member of the Rosary society of St. Mary church in Manitowoc. Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Mary Rosik of Manitowoc, Mrs. Anna Bollig of New Lisbon, and Mrs. Monica Michalek of route 2, Kewaunee; 16 nieces; and 16 nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. Friends may call at the Pfeffer funeral home at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Manitowoc Herald Times Tuesday, February 13, 1951 pg. 2-M


JOHN ANDRASTEK (d. 1952) John Andrastek, 59, carpenter, lifelong resident of Manitowoc, died early Thursday morning at Holy Family Hospital after a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Leschke Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary Catholic Church with the Rev. John Landowski officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery. Mr. Andrastek was born in Manitowoc in 1893. He married Miss Frances Komoroski in 1916. He was a member of St. Stanislaus Kostka Society, Holy Name Society, and the Eagles. Mr. Andrastek is survived by his wife, Frances; a daughter, Mrs. Alfred LeClaire of Appleton; a son, Daniel Andrastek of Manitowoc; two brothers, Bernard and Stanley of Manitowoc; six sisters, Mrs. Walter Korlesky, Mrs. John Sobieski, Mrs. Newphrey Check, Mrs. Joe Pekulik, Mrs. Joe Bonk and Mrs. Pete Ziarnik of Manitowoc; and six grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 12 p.m. Friday. The rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times Thursday, July 24, 1952 pg. 2-T


JOHN ANDRASTEK (d. 1918) John Andrazeyk, 969 South 25th street, died at his home Thursday, after an illness of several weeks. He was a native of Poland, born there 51 years ago. He is survived by a family. The funeral will be held Monday morning from St. Mary’s church. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Saturday, February 16, 1918, Page 3


PAUL ANDRASTEK   Sleeping Flu Causes Death Ill for more than five weeks with an attack of sleeping flu which has baffled physicians Paul Andrastek passed away at the Holy Family hospital at 12:30 Sunday noon. The funeral will be held Wednesday morning with services at 9 o'clock at St. Mary's Catholic church, the Rev. S.J. Kubiszewski officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary's cemetery. Paul Andrastek was born in this city forty-six years ago, May 30, 1878, and has always lived here. He was married at West Kewaunee twenty-one years ago to Miss Gertrude Laskoske, the widow who with one brohter, Edward and three sisters, Mrs. Annie Baetke, Mrs. Mary Napiecinski and Mrs. Tillie Wergin all of this city, survive him. The family home is at 1608 Columbus street. Manitowoc Herald News, Monday, February 16, 1925 P.2


IGNACI ANDRASZCZYK The funeral of the late Ignatz Andrastek was held from St. Mary's church this morning and was largely attended by friends. Mr. Andrastek is survived by a widow and seven children. Manitowoc Daily Herald December 20, 1910


KATARZYNA ANDRASZCZYK From Der Nord Westen, 28 Jan. 1909: Death Thursday last week of Mrs. Martin Andraschek here at age 65. She leaves 7 children. The funeral was held Saturday morning from the Polish Church.


AGNES AUGUSTINE Mrs. Ralph Augustine, 35, nee Agnes Becker, of 1130 South 19th street died this morning at the Holy Family hospital, following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Mary's Catholic church, the Rev. Landowski officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Survivors are her husband; daughter, Betty Jane of this city; four sisters, Mrs. John Jankowsky of Milwaukee and Mrs. Roy Bies, Mrs. Norbert Neuser and Mrs. Walter Bertler of this city; seven brothers, Richard, Frank, Stanley, Joseph, Chester and Hilary of this city and Alex of San Francisco; parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Becker of this city. The body may be viewed at the Leschke funeral home, where the rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Manitowoc Herald Times Monday August 16, 1948 pg. 2


MARY JO BACHMANN Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, for Mary Josephine Bachmann, three day old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur H. Bachmann of 1605 Madison St., Manitowoc. She was born Jan. 30 at Holy Family Hospital and died Monday. The Rev.John Landowski officiated at the funeral services with burial in St. Mary Cemetery. Survivors are the parents; three brother (names omitted for privacy); grandparents, Mrs. Mary Derus of Manitowoc and John Bachmann of Milwaukee. Manitowoc Herald Times, February 5, 1952 P. 2


MARIE S. BALKO Marie S. Balko, age 89, of 1825 Grand Avenue, Manitowoc, died Friday morning, August 3, 2012 at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center, Manitowoc. Marie was born on December 31, 1922 in Manitowoc, daughter of the late Joseph and Agnes (Migacz) Koneczka. On November 23, 1945 she married Paul J. Balko at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. He preceded her in death on March 23, 1999. The couple moved to California in 1968. Marie was employed by General Motors Delco Corporation Division both in Milwaukee and in California retiring in 1995. She was a member of the Manitowoc Senior Center and a member of the Senior Center and R.S.V.P. of California. Marie was also a member of the Rosary and Alter Society of St. Mary Catholic Church in Manitowoc. Survivors include; one step daughter, Judith Zblewski, Manitowoc, one daughter-in-law; Lisa Balko, Neenah, two grandchildren; John Edward Balko and Milan Hollister, eight step grandchildren; Marshall P. (Donna) McCullough, Michael A. (Kristine) McCullough, Michael Cornwell, Daniel (Henrietta) Cornwell, Patricia Malovac, Susie (Cary) Johnson, Doug (Jan) Gueryn, 19 step great grandchildren, one sister; Theresa Cisler, Manitowoc, one brother; Joseph Koneczka, Manitowoc. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. Marie was also preceded in death by one son; John Paul Balko, two sisters and two brothers-in-law; Louise Schmidt, Johanna and Clement Sprang, one brother and two sisters-in-law; Sylvester and Leon Koneczka, Elsie Koneczka, one step daughter; Nancy Cornwell. The family will greet relatives and friends from 9:30 AM until 10:15 AM on Saturday August 11, 2012 at St. Francis of Assisi on Marshall. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday August 11, 2012 at St. Francis of Assisi on Marshall. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. David Pleier. Cremation has occurred at All-Care Cremation Center and burial of the cremated remains will be held at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Manitowoc following the Mass. Herald Times Reporter August 5, 2012


JOSEPHINE (SHEPERSKI) BARSHAW Death paid a cruel visitation to the home of Louis Barshaw taking from the home a young mother and new born babe. Mrs. Barshaw, who was but nineteen years of age, was born at Milwaukee and was a bride of a year. The family came to the city only a few months ago and took up their residence at 1121 South Twenty-first street. The funeral will be held here with services at St. Mary's Catholic church and interment at the church cemetery. Manitowoc Herald News, Manitowoc, Wis. March 5, 1920 P. 8


WALTER BEATHKE Walter Betka Dies At Hospital On Thursday Walter Betka, World War veteran, died at the age of 36 years at the Holy Family hospital here at 5 p.m. Thursday. For the last 15 years he had been employed at the A.M. Richter Sons Company. Mr. Betka was born in this city October 20, 1896, and was unmarried. Survivors are Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Betka, parents of the deceased, three sisters, Mrs. John Kowalski, Mrs. Ed Musial and Mrs. Theo Johnson and two brothers, John Betka and Peter Betka, all of this city. Funeral services will be conducted from the home 1513 Columbus street at 8 o'clock Saturday morning and at St. Mary's church at 8:20 a.m. Burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery. The body was taken to Shimek and Schwartz funeral parlors. Manitowoc Herald Times Friday, December 30, 1932 pg. 2


ALOIS BECKER DIES AFTER A SHORT ILLNESS Aloysius Becker, 32, Grocery Owner Is Pneumonia Victim Aloysius Becker, 32, owner and manager of the John Becker and Sons grocery store at 20th and Hamilton streets, died this morning at 8 o'clock at the Holy Family hospital, where he had been a patient for a week. Death was due to pneumonia. Funeral services will be held from the home, 2013 Hamilton street, Wednesday morning at 8:30 and from the St. Mary's Catholic church at 9 o'clock. Burial will be made in St. Mary's cemetery. Wife Survives Mr. Becker was born in Manitowoc March 9, 1904, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Becker. He lived here all of his life. On Sept. 28, 1928 he was married to Eleanore Gretz, who survives him. He was a member of the St. Mary's Holy Name Society, the St. Mary's Young Men's Club and the St. Stanislaus Kostka Society. Survivors include the widow, his parents; two daughters, Mary Ann and Jo Ann; two brothers, Anton and Erwin, both of this city; eight sisters, Mrs. Stanley Woytal, Mrs. Frank Tadych, Mrs. Walter Osieczanek, Mrs. Ray Denk, Mrs. Dorothy Borucki, Mrs. John Zagrodnik, Mrs. Felix Frozena and Miss Helen Becker, all of this city. The body will be removed to the home Sunday afternoon at 2:30 from the Shimek and Schwartz funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, December 5, 1936 pg. 4


CHESTER F. BECKER Chester F. Becker, age 91, formerly of 1130 S. 19th St., Manitowoc, died on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, at Shady Lane Nursing Care Center, Manitowoc. He was born on Oct. 10, 1918, in Manitowoc, son of the late John and Mary (Budysz) Becker. Chester was a machinist with the United States Army Air Corps serving from 1942 to 1945. He was employed as a carpet installer at Shimek's Furniture, Manitowoc. Chester was a member of the AmVets Post No. 99, where he celebrated 25 years as their organization's recording secretary and the Eagles Club of Manitowoc. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) He was also preceded in death by four sisters: Emily Becker, Frances Becker, Josie Jankowski and Agnes Neuser; and six brothers: Richard, Frank, Alex, Stanley, Joseph and Hilary Becker. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, at St. Francis of Assisi on Marshall, Manitowoc. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Richard Klingeisen. Cremation has occurred at All-Care Cremation Center, Manitowoc, and burial of the cremated remains will be at St. Mary Cemetery, Manitowoc. The family will greet relatives and friends at St. Francis of Assisi on Marshall, Manitowoc, from 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, until the time of service at 11 a.m. The Pfeffer Funeral Home & All-Care Cremation Center, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Herald Times Reporter, Jan. 14, 2010


JOHN BECKER (d. 1947) John Becker, 76, of 2013 Hamilton street, retired west side merchant, died Sunday night at his home. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Becker home and at 9 o'clock at the St. Mary's Catholic church, the Rev. John Landowski officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery. Born in German Poland in 1871, he came to Manitowoc with his parents in 1881 and in 1894 married Miss Mary Ziarnik. He engaged in the grocery and tavern business at 2001 Hamilton street, and later his sons became associated with him. In 1944 Mr. and Mrs. Becker observed their golden wedding anniversary. The grocery store is now operated by his son-in-law, Francis Tadych. Mr. Becker was a member of the Holy Name society and the Catholic Knights of Wisconsin. Survivors are his wife; eight daughters, Mrs. Stanley Woytal, Mrs. Francis Tadych, Mrs. Walter Osieczanek, Mrs. Walter Erickson, Mrs. Marie Denk, Mrs. John Zagrodnik, Mrs. Felix Frozena and Mrs. Leo Novak all of this city; two sons, Anton and Ervin of this city; sister, Mrs. Veronica Pekulik of this city; 24 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The body will be moved to the home this evening from the Shimek and Schwartz funeral home. The rosary will be recited by the Holy Name society at the home at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Manitowoc Herald Times Monday, May 12, 1947 pg. 2


JOHN B. BECKER (d. 1948) John B. Becker, 70, of 1130 South 19th street, died last night at the Holy Family hospital following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Pfeffer funeral home and at 9 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic church, the Rev. John Landowski officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery. Mr. Becker was born in Poland in 1878 and came to this country with his parents at the age of two years. He was employed at the Reiss Coal company until retiring seven years ago. In 1900 he married Mary Budysz. Survivors are his wife; four daughters, Mrs. Richard Jankowski of Milwaukee, Mrs. Roy Bies, Mrs. Norbert Neuser and Mrs. Walter Bertler of Manitowoc; seven sons, Richard, Frank, Stanley, Joseph, Chester, Hilary of Manitowoc and Lt. Alex stationed in China; two brothers, Walter and Joseph, of Manitowoc; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Korlesky of Manitowoc and Mrs. Anton Theiss of Two Rivers; 16 grandchildren. The body may be viewed at the funeral home after noon on Wednesday and the rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. Tuesday, December 7, 1948 P. 2


MARY BECKER (d. 1952) Mrs. Mary Becker, 77, of 1133 South 20th St., Manitowoc, wife of the late John Becker, prominent south-side business man, died Tuesday at the Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Friday at the Leschke Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 9 o'clock at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. John Landowski will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Born Mary Ziarnik in Manitowoc in 1875, she was married to John Becker in 1894. The latter operated a grocery store on Hamilton Street, Manitowoc, for many years. The couple observed their golden wedding in 1944. Mr. Becker died in 1946. Survivors are eight daughters, Mrs. Stanley Woytal, Mrs. Francis Tadych, Mrs. Walter Osieczanek, Mrs. Mary Denk, Mrs. Walter Erickson, Mrs. John Zagrodnik, Mrs. Felix Frozena and Mrs. Leon Nowak all of Manitowoc; two sons, Anton and Erwin of Manitowoc; brother, Wenzel Ziarnik of Manitowoc; two sisters, Mrs. Michael Pokorski and Mrs. Stanley Derus of Manitowoc; 29 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after Thursday noon, where the rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Thursday. Manitowoc Herald Times Wednesday, September 24, 1952 pg. 2-M


MARY S. BECKER Mrs. Mary Becker, 73, of 1130 South 19th St., Manitowoc, died Tuesday night at the Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Friday at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 9 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic church, Manitowoc. The Rev. John Landowski will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. She was born Mary Budysz in Poland in 1881 and accompanied her parents to Manitowoc 55 years ago. She was married in 1900 to John Becker. Her husband died in 1938 (sic). She was a member of the Rosary Society of the St. Mary congregation. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Richard Jankowski of Milwaukee and Mrs. Roy Bies, Mrs. Norbert Neuser and Mrs. Walter Bertler of Manitowoc; seven sons, Richard, Stanley, Frank, Joseph, Chester and Hilary of Manitowoc, Lt. Cmdr. Alex Becker, at Great Lake, Ill.; three brothers, Joseph, Lucyan and Stanley of Manitowoc; sister, Mrs. Jess Dempsky of Manitowoc; 21 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Wednesday, February 10, 1954 P.20


ANNA BEKIER Mrs. A. Becker, Resident Here 40 Years, Dies Mrs. Anna Becker, widow of Joseph Becker, died at St. Mary's Orphanage at 8 o'clock this morning, the demise being due to infirmities incident to old age. The funeral will be held Wednesday morning with services at 9 o’clock at St. Mary's Catholic church, and burial will be at St. Mary's cemetery. Mrs. Becker, nee Kozek, was born in Poland in 1852 and was married there fifty-two years, ago, coming to this country ten years later. The family lived in Pennsylvania for a year and then came to this city to make their home. The husband died seven years ago and up until six weeks ago the mother made her home with her son, John B. Becker at 1130 South Nineteenth street. Two daughters, Mrs. Frank Korelesky of this city and Mrs. Anton Theis of Two Rivers, three sons, John B., Walter and Joseph, all of this city, twenty-five grandchildren and one great grandchild survive her. Manitowoc Herald News Monday, January 19, 1925 pg. 7


CECYLIA BEKIER Old Resident Of City Passes Away Mrs. Cecelia Becker, widow of John Becker, died at her home, 2013 Hamilton street yesterday after an illness brought on by the infirmities of old age. The decedent was a native of German Poland, where she was born May 12, 1841, and came to this country and city with her husband about thirty-five years ago. Five children mourn her departure. They are Mrs. Veronica Pekulik, Mrs. Fran Ziarnek, Mrs. Anton Ziarnek, Mrs. Joseph Stasiek and John Becker, all of this city. Besides these she leaves thirty-six grand children and nine great grand children surviving her. The funeral will be held from St. Mary's church Friday morning, Rev. Father Kuzizcewski officiating. Manitowoc Herald News Wednesday, May 25, 1921


EMILIA BEKIER SIXTH VICTIM OF DISASTER IS FREED BY DEATH Emily Becker Dies After Ten Days Of Suffering A sixth victim of the explosion and fire at the plant of the Aluminum Goods plant on February 26, found release from agonizing suffering which she had endured, yesterday, when death came to her release, Emily Becker passing away at the hospital at 2:30 Sunday afternoon. Death was a mercy to the suffering girl as there was no hope for her recovery and each day but added to the agony and suffering which she experienced. Miss Becker was one of the most severely burned of the victims, her entire body being affected, the most severe burns being to legs and an arm and it was at one time thought that as a last resort in hope of saving the girl that amputation of a leg and arm might be undertaken. Her condition from the time of the accident had failed to show improvement, however, and it was realized that the hope of amputation was a forlorn one and it was not attempted. Miss Becker was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Becker, 1130 So. Nineteenth street and was born in this city in 1902 and would have been nineteen years of age on July 23. She attended the Garfield and Cleveland schools and also St. Mary's school and had been employed at the Aluminum Goods Co. for four and one-half years. Besides her parents Miss Becker is survived by six brothers and four sisters, Dominic, Alex, Frank, Stanley, Joseph, and Chester and Josephine, Agnes, Sophia and Blanche. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at St. Mary's church and interment will be at St. Mary's cemetery. With the death of Miss Becker, the toll of life in the accident now totals six. One other girl, a patient at the hospital, is still in a critical condition, though hopes are entertained for her recovery. Three others are reported out of danger. A number of girls who suffered slight burns have recovered and most of them have returned to work. Manitowoc Herald News Monday, March 8, 1920 pg. 1


JAN BEKIER J. Becker, Sr. Dies Sunday At Son's Home Was A Resident Of The City Of Manitowoc For Nearly A Half Century An illness of several weeks, coupled with infirmities attendant upon advancing age, yesterday afternoon caused the death of a pioneer, well-known citizen of the city when John Becker, Sr., passed away at the home of his son, John, Jr., at the family home at 2013 Hamilton street. Mr. Becker was 82 years of age and was a resident of this city for nearly half a century. Born in Poland in 1846, he came to the United States in 1881 and settled in Manitowoc where he raised a family and made his home continuously. He married Miss Celia Matczynski and she died seven years ago. He is survived by one son, John Becker, well-known business man of the southwest section of the city, three daughters, Mrs. Anton Ziarnik, Mrs. Veronika Pikulek and Mrs. Joseph Stasiek, all of this city. He is also survived by 36 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock from the St. Mary's church with the Rev. Father Pociecha officiating. Interment will take place at St. Mary's cemetery. Manitowoc Herald News Monday, March 25, 1929 pg. 2


JOZEF BEKIER SENSATIONAL RUMORS CONCERNING DEATH OF LOCAL MAN STRICKEN AT VALDERS PROVE UNTRUE Found unconscious in a barn on the farm near Valders where he was employed ten days ago, Joseph Becker, of this city died at the hospital here without regaining consciousness, a victim of paralysis and the funeral was held today, burial being at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Becker was found by his employer early one morning and was brought to the hospital here. Sensational reports that Becker had been run down by an automobile on the road out of Valders and that he had later been carried to the barn and left there without attention have no foundation, it being said by physicians that the man suffered a stroke of paralysis, and that a bruise on his face resulted when he suffered the attack probably. Becker is survived by a widow, from whom he is divorced and four children, Mrs. G. Kortensky, John and Joseph, Jr., this city and Mrs. W. Theis, Two Rivers. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Friday, April 19, 1918, Page 6


ANNA BETKA MRS. BEATKE DIES IN CITY Pioneer of Manitowoc To Be Buried On Friday Mrs. Anna Beatke, 71, nee Anna Andrastek, died at her home, 1513 Columbus street, at nine o’clock this morning. She had been ill for the last four months. Funeral services will be held Friday at 8:30 a.m. from the home and at 9 o’clock from the St. Mary’s Catholic church. Burial will be made in the St. Mary’s cemetery. Born in Poland Mrs. Beatke was born in Poland on October 20, 1865. She came to Manitowoc with her parents when she was six years old. About 49 years ago she was married to Joseph Beatke, who survives her. Survivors besides the widower include three daughters, Mrs. John Kowalski, Mrs. Wladslow Musial and Mrs. Theodore Johnson, all of Manitowoc; two sons, John and Peter, both of Manitowoc; 15 grandchildren and one great grandchild. The body will be taken to the home at 4:30 Wednesday afternoon from the Shimek and Schwartz funeral home. It will lie in state there until the time of the services Friday. Manitowoc Herald Times Tuesday, April 13, 1937 – Page 2


JOSEF BETKA No. 46. First Publication 2-2-44 Notice of Application for Probate of Will and Notice To Creditors State of Wisconsin:: County Court:: Manitowoc County In the Matter of the Estate of JOSEPH BETKA, deceased. Notice is hereby given that at a term of said Court to be held on Tuesday, the 29th day of February, 1944, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon of said day, at the County Court Room in the City of Manitowoc in said County, there will be heard and considered: The application of Peter Baetke for the probate of the Will of Joseph Betka, deceased, and for the appointment of an executor or administrator with the will annexed of the estate of Joseph Betka, deceased, late of the City of Manitowoc in said County; Notice is further given that all claims against the said Joseph Betka, deceased, late of the City of Manitowoc in Manitowoc County, State of Wisconsin, must be presented to said County Court at Manitowoc in said County Court at Manitowoc in said County, on or before the 1st day of June, 1944; or be barred; and that all such claims and demands will be examined and adjusted at a term of said Court to be held at the County Court Room in the city of Manitowoc in said County, on Tuesday, the 6th day of June, 1944, at ?0 o'clock in the forenoon of said day. Dated February 1st, 1944, By Order of the Court, Jerome V. Ledvina, Judge Healy and Joyce, Attorney Manitowoc Herald Times, February 16, 1944 p.9


MARY BETKA Mrs. Mary Betka, 79, of 1321 S. 18th St., Manitowoc, died early Sunday morning at the home following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 9 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church. The Rev. John Landowski will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. The former Mary Fenski was born Dec. 8, 1877, in Poland, daughter of the late Albert and Catherine Bruski Fenski. She came to the United States as a child with her parents and came to Manitowoc where in 1896 she was married to Stanley Betka. He died in 1936. Mrs. Betka was a member of the Rosary Society of the church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Victor Wleczyk and Mrs. Cecelia Sepnieski of Manitowoc. A son, Alex, died last year. Friends may call at the funeral home where the Rosary will be recited at 7 o’clock this Monday evening. Manitowoc Herald Times, September 9, 1957 P. 13


STANISLAW BETKA HEART ATTACK PROVES FATAL Stanley Betka, 63, taken ill two days ago with a heart attack, died late Tuesday night at the home, 1321 South 18th street. Funeral services will be held Friday at 8:30 a.m. from the home and at nine o'clock from the St. Mary's Catholic church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Betka was born in Poland in 1873 and came to this county at the age of 16. He has been employed here since. Forty years ago he married Miss Mary Fenske. Survivors are his widow; a son, Alex, city; two daughters, Mrs. Victor Wleczyk, and Mrs. Stanley Sepniesky, both of this city; a sister, Mrs. Martin Korleski, city. The body was removed to the home this afternoon from the Shimek and Schwartz funeral parlors. Manitowoc Herald Times, Wednesday, November 25, 1936 P.2


ALEX I. BETKE Funeral services for Alex I. Betke, 55, of 1314 S. 20th St., Manitowoc, who died unexpectedly Saturday after a heart attack were at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church. The Rev. Edward Nowakowski officiated and burial was in the church cemetery… Manitowoc Herald Times, December 24, 1956 P. 23


TILLIE BETKE Mrs. Alex Betka, 51, of 1314 S. 20th St. Manitowoc, died Wednesday evening at Holy Family Hospital following a short illness. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church. The Rev. John Landowski will officiate with burial in St. Mary Cemetery. Mrs. Betka, nee Tillie Daron, was born in Newton in 1900 on the homestead farm and moved to Manitowoc in 1918. In 1922 she was married to Alex Betka. Survivors are the husband; daughter, Mrs. James Zilk at home; son, Leonard, at home; mother, Mrs. Andrew Daron of Manitowoc; two brothers, Edward of Newton and Matt of Manitowoc; five sisters, Mrs. Alois Mrozinski, Mrs. Stanley Becker, Mrs. Frank Dembski, and Mrs. Anton Gruber of Manitowoc, and Miss Cecelia at home; one grandchild. Friends may call at the Pfeffer Funeral Home at 3 p.m. Friday and the rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Manitowoc Herald Times Thursday, October 18, 1951 pg. 2T


ANNA BIALIK Mrs. Anna Bialek, an aged south side woman, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Krczmarek, South Sixteenth street, aged 77 years. Death was due to old age and a complication of diseases. The funeral will be held from St. Mary's church tomorrow morning. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Friday, December 19, 1913 P.3


IRENE C. BISHOP Irene Catherine Bishop, age 96, a resident at St. Mary's Home, Manitowoc, died Saturday evening, March 15, 2008, at the home. She was born March 13, 1912, in Manitowoc, daughter of the late Walter and Veronica (Skrzyczynski) Bishop. Irene was employed with Mirro Aluminum Company, Manitowoc, in the packing department, retiring in 1974. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi and the Manitowoc Senior Center. Irene recited the rosary on a daily basis. She was an avid Packers, Brewers and Bucks fan. Irene loved to feed her birds and enjoyed watching them. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) Irene was also preceded in death by three brothers: Alois, Edward and Joseph Bishop; four sisters: Mary Brotski, Frances Ploczynski, Theresa Meiller and Agnes Blanchett. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at St. Francis of Assisi on Marshall. Officiating at the service will be the Rev. Msgr. Jim Vanden Hogen. Cremation has occurred and Irene's cremated remains will be laid to rest at St. Mary Cemetery, Manitowoc. The family will greet relatives and friends at St. Francis of Assisi on Marshall from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 10:30 a.m. The Pfeffer Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, Manitowoc is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Herald Times Reporter, March 17, 2008


WALTER BISHOP SECTION MAN ON N.W. LINE KILLED BY ENGINE TODAY Walter Bishop, 42, Run Down in Calumet yards, And Dies Short Time Later— Had Narrow Escape Yesterday Walter Bishop, a section man employed by the Northwestern Railway company in this city was killed in the Calumet yards of the company this morning when he was struck by a snow plow. Bishop lived but a short time, expiring soon after he had been removed to the depot where he was taken to await the arrival of physicians. Bishop, it is reported, narrowly escaped death yesterday when he stepped from the track just in time to avoid being struck by an oncoming train. Just how the fatal accident today occurred is not known. Bishop was at work clearing the rails and probably did not hear the approach of the train until too late to clear the track. Both hips were broken. Coroner Falge was notified but it has not been determined whether an inquest will be held or not. Bishop was forty two years of age and resided at 1036 South 25th street. He is married and the father of a family of eight children. The body was removed to the undertaking rooms of Urbanek and Wattawa and will later be taken to the home. The funeral will be held Saturday morning. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Thursday, February 07, 1918, Page 1 *********** BISHOP DEATH ACCIDENTAL IS JURY VERDICT Train Crew of N.W. Are Held Blameless by the Coroner’s Jury The death of Walter Bishop, C & N.W. section man killed in the Calumet yards Thursday when hit by a snow plow, was accidental. This is the verdict returned by the coroner’s jury today after an inquest which was called for yesterday and adjourned until this morning. Members of the crews of two trains testified and the jury held that no one was to blame for the death. The train crews were unable to appear yesterday owing to a tie up of their train at Francis Creek. The funeral of Bishop was held today. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Saturday, February 09, 1918, Page 7


RICHARD BLOCK Three Are Killed in 2 County Auto Wrecks Denmark Cousins and Manitowoc Man Are Victims Richard W. Block Dies and Wife Is Seriously Injured. Returning From Picnic Richard Block, of 905 S. 20th St., Manitowoc, was returning home late Saturday night, after attending the firemen's picnic at Silver Lake, when his car went out of control on Highway 110, a short distance north of Browns Corners. Lt. Edward McConnell and Officers Huntington, Suchomel and Benishek, reported that Block's car left the highway, plowed along the ditch 184 feet, hitting a tree, and then bounced back on the highway. When the officers arrived Block, who suffered a fractured skull and internal injuries, was lying on the highway with his feet still in the car. His wife, Susan, suffered a broken leg. Her head crashed through the windshield. She was moved to the Holy Family Hospital by ambulance. Coroner Teitgen said there would be no inquest in the Block death. (Continued on Page M-15) (Continued from Page 1.) Block Funeral Wednesday Funeral services for Richard Block will be held at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 9 a.m. at the St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Edward Nowakowski will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. He was born in Freesoil, Mich., Feb. 17, 1907, and as a boy came to Manitowoc with his parents. He was employed by the Bahr Construction Company on a job at Baraboo, and had come home Friday night to spend the weekend with his wife. He was a member of the Manitowoc Aerie of Eagles. On Feb. 22, 1941, he married Miss Susan Drill. She survives with five brothers, John, Charles, Lester and Walter of Manitowoc and Joseph of Chicago; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Bangert of Granite City, Ill., Mrs. Fred Gregor of Two Rivers. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Tuesday where the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, August 9, 1954 P.15


SUSAN BLOCK Mrs. Susan Block, 55, native of Manitowoc who resided at 719 S. 16th St., died at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, where she had been a patient two weeks. Funeral services will be at 8:30 a.m. Monday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 9 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church. The Rev. John F. Conrad will be celebrant, the Rev. James Stamborski deacon and the Rev. Patrick Bernardy sub-deacon at the solemn requiem high Mass. Burial will be in St. Mary Church Cemetery. The former Susan Drill was born July 31, 1908, daughter of the late George and Anastasia Bury Drill. She was educated at St. Mary School and was married to Richard Block Feb. 2, 1941, at St. Mary Church. He died Aug. 7, 1954. Surviving Mrs. Block are five brothers, Peter, Benjamin, Henry and Theodore Drill, of Manitowoc and Stanley Drill, of Milwaukee; four sisters, Mrs. John Osesek, Mrs. Herbert Matte and Mrs. Edwin Podrowsky, of Manitowoc and Mrs. Helen Ladinski, of Milwaukee and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m Sunday where the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. October 19, 1963 P. 13


JOHN BONIEWSKI From Der Nord Westen, 30 May 1901: Death Fri. morning of 33-yr. old John Boniewski in St. Mary's Hospital here of consumption. The funeral was held Sat. at the Polish Cemetery.


HATTIE BONIN Funeral services for Mrs. John Bonin, 94, of 1116 S. 24th St., Manitowoc, who died Sunday at Holy Family Hospital Manitowoc, will be at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Leschke-Bergner Funeral Home and at 9 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. John S. Landowski will officiate and burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Mrs. Bonin was the former Hattie Gaca, and her survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Frank (Clara) Kujawa, of Manitowoc. The Rosary will be recited by the Altar Society members at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday and at 7 p.m. there will be a parish vigil. Manitowoc Herald Times, April 23, 1968 P. 14


JOHN BONIN John Bonin, 70, of 1118 South 24th street, died Friday night at the home following a several months illness. Funeral services will be held Monday at 8:30 a.m. from the Leschke funeral home and at 9 o'clock from the St. Mary's church, the Rev. John Landowski officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Bonin was born in Manitowoc in 1872 and always resided here. Forty-eight years ago he married Miss Hattie Gaca. Mr. Bonin was employed for many years at the Manitowoc Ship Building Company and has been retired in recent years. Survivors are the widow; daughter, Mrs. Frank Kujawa, of this city; three sons, George, and Frank, of this city, Harry of West Allis; three brothers, Stanley and Anton, of this city, Joseph of Athens, Wis.; three sisters, Mrs. John Pekarske, Mrs. Fred Wilkelman, and Miss Anna Bonin, all of this city. The body may be viewed after 7 o'clock tonight at the funeral home. The rosary will be recited Sunday night at the funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, December 5, 1942 p.4


NETTIE BONIN Mrs. Nettie Bonin, 84, of 1025 S. 22nd St., Manitowoc, died Tuesday morning at her home following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be at 8:30 a.m. Friday at Leschke-Bergner Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 9 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church with the Rev. John Landowski officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery. Mrs. Bonin was born Feb. 28, 1874, in Manitowoc, daughter of the late Michael and Antonette Richter Korlesky. She was married to Stanley Bonin in Manitowoc Feb. 8, 1904. He preceded her in death Jan. 17, 1951. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Joseph Miller of Manitowoc; a son, Bruno of Manitowoc and five grandchildren. A brother and sister preceded her in death. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2:30 p.m. Thursday where the Altar Society of St. Mary will recite the rosary at 2:30. the Rosary will be recited again at 7 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, Tuesday, April 8, 1958 P.9


STANLEY BONIN Stanley Bonin, 77, of 1025 South 22nd street, Manitowoc, a lifelong resident of Manitowoc, died early Wednesday at Holy Family hospital after a short illness. Mr. Bonin was born in 1873 in Manitowoc. In 1904 he married the former Nettie Duzik. A truck driver for 50 years, he was a member of St. Stanislaus-Kostka. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Leschke funeral home, Manitowoc, and at 9 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic church, Manitowoc, Rev. John Landowski officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary cemetery. He is survived by his wife; son, Bruno, of Manitowoc; daughter, Mrs. Joseph Miller of Manitowoc; two brothers, Joseph of Athens, Wis., and Anton of Manitowoc; two sisters, Mrs. John Pekarski and Miss Anna Bonin, both of Manitowoc, and five grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18 until the time of services. The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Wednesday, January 17, 1951 p.2


ANTON BONK Anton Bonk Sr., 62, who was employed at the Aluminum Goods Mfg. Company until illness forced him to retire, died this morning at his home, 1117 S. 20th street. Mr. Bonk was born in Manitowoc May 9, 1882, and married Katherine Norkowski 40 years ago. Survivors are his wife, three daughters, Viola of Englewood, Calif., Caroline, Washington, Viola city, three sons, Anton Jr. and Edwin of Manitowoc route 5, and Florian of Kellnersville, five grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Otto Robinson of Two Rivers and a brother, Martin, Manitowoc. Mr. Bonk was a member of the Stanislaus Kostki society and the Eagles. The body will be removed to the family home Sundday morning from the Leschke funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Mary Catholic church with the Rev. John Landowski officiating. Interment will be in the St. Mary cemetery. The rosary will be recited Sunday evening at 7:30. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, May 20, 1944 pg. 2


ANTONIA BONK DEATH CLAIMS ONE OF OLDEST CITY RESIDENTS Mrs. Antonette Bonk died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Werner, 1114 So. Twenty-second street, this morning, at the age of ninety-five years. The deceased was a native of Poland and came to this city about fifty years ago. She leaves two daughters and two sons to survive her. They are Mrs. Martin Bonk and Mrs. Frank Werner and Jacob Bonk of this city and Frank Bonk of Menominee, Mich. Thirty grandchildren and twenty- two great grandchildren also survive her. The funeral will take place from the house Friday morning and at nine o'clock from St. Mary's church. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. March 24, 1920 P. 1 (Note: The newspaper age and tombstone age are off. This happened quite often)


CATHERINE BONK (d. 1952) Mrs. Anton Bonk, 68, nee Katherine Norkowski, of 1117 South 20th St., Manitowoc, died Wednesday morning following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. John Landowski will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. She was born in Manitowoc in 1883 and in 1903 was married to Mr. Bonk. Her husband died several years ago. Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Milton Buege of Denver, Mrs. Walter Purdy of Tampa, Fla, and Mrs. John Denk of Manitowoc; three sons, Anton Jr. of Tampa, Edwin of Manitowoc and Florian of Kellnersville; brother, George of Manitowoc; three sisters, Mrs. Martin Bonk and Mrs. Joseph Budnik of Manitowoc and Mrs. A. Sturdy of Los Angeles; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Friends may call at the Leschke Funeral Home, Manitowoc, after 7 p.m. Thursday, where the rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Friday. Manitowoc Herald Times, February 20, 1952 P. 2


HELEN BONK MRS. J. BONK DIES SUNDAY Funeral Will Be Held Wednesday In Morning Mrs. John Bonk, 56, died Sunday at the home, 1013 South 22nd street. She had been ill for several weeks. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. from the Leschke funeral home and at 9 a.m. from the St. Mary's church. Burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery. The deceased was born in Newtown in 1879, her maiden name being Helen Bonin. She was married in 1904 to John Bonk and they since resided here. She was a member of the St. Agnes society. Survivors are her husband; six brothers, John, Stanley and Anton, all of this city, Peter, Platteville, Wis., Frank, Newton, and Joseph of Athens, Wis.; and three sisters, Mrs. John Pekarski, Mrs. Fred Winkelman, and Miss Anna Bonin all of this city. The body may be viewed at the Leschke funeral home until the hour of the funeral. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. Monday, January 7, 1935 P. 2


JACOB BONK JACOB BONK IS DEAD, 80 YEARS Dies of Heart Attack; Funeral On Wednesday Jacob Bonk, 80, retired farmer, died Sunday morning at the home, 1212 South 20th street, of a heart attack. He moved here from the town of Newton 35 years ago. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. from St. Mary's Catholic church with interment in the church cemetery. The deceased was born in Poland in 1852 and came to this country 66 years ago, locating at Newton. He was married 38 years ago to Veronica Kaczka who survives him with seven daughters, Katherine, Eleanor and Alice at home, Mrs. Joseph Sirkorski, Milwaukee, Miss Sophia Werner, city, Mrs. Edward Delanty, Milwaukee, Mrs. Albert Kado, city, three sons, Stanley, Frank and Sylvester, all of this city, two sisters, Mrs. Pauline Bonk, city, Mrs. Frank Werner, city, and eight grand- children. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, January 9, 1933 P.2 ******** (No stone, but obit says he was buried here)


JOHN BONK John S. Bonk, 43, died at 12:30 a.m. today at the Holy Family hospital of pneumonia. Arrangements for the funeral are not yet completed but it is expected the rites will be held Thursday from the St. Mary's Catholic church with the Rev. John Landowski officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary's cemetery. Mr. Bonk was born June 18, 1880 in the town of Centerville. He married Miss Helen Bonin who died nine years ago. He had been employed as a sheet metal worker at the shipyards and made his home at the Addison House. Survivors are five sisters, Mrs. Albert Kowalki, and Mrs. John Sievert of Two Rivers, Mrs. Alex Stangel of this city, Mrs. Anton Brusky of Kewaunee and Mrs. Wally Sievert of Sheboygan; and one brother, Joseph Bonk of Two Rivers. The body may be viewed at the Leschke funeral home from Wednesday to the time of Services. Manitowoc Herald Times Tuesday, February 1, 1944 pg. 2


JOHN BONK (d. 1949) John Bonk, 65, of 1133 South 22nd street, died suddenly yesterday afternoon while working on his new garage. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Pfeffer funeral home and at 9 a.m. at St. Mary church, the Rev. John Landowski officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary cemetery. Mr. Bonk, who was a carpenter at the Burger Boat company, was born in Manitowoc in 1884. He married Josephine Zagrodnik 29 years ago. He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Fred Wagner and Mrs. Steve Check; four brothers, Walter, Louis and Joseph of Manitowoc and Frank in California; four sisters, Mrs. Anna Mrotek, Mrs. Frank Charneski and Mrs. Rennert Butz of Manitowoc and Mrs. Walter Somenske of Detroit; and five grandchildren. He was a member of the Holy Name society and the carpenter local No. 849. The body may be viewed at the funeral home after 7 o'clock this evening and the rosary will be recited by the Holy Name society at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Tuesday, September 20, 1949 P.2


JOSEPH S. BONK (d. 1959) Joseph S. Bonk, 57, of 1118 S. 22nd St., Manitowoc, died Sunday morning at his home following a heart attack. Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Leschke and Bergner Funeral Home, Manitowoc. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Bonk was born Feb. 20, 1902, at Manitowoc, son of the late Martin and Pauline Bonk. He married the former Alice Andrastek Nov. 24, 1925, at Manitowoc. Mr. Bonk was employed as a fireman at Manitowoc Fire Dept. for 18 years until illness forced him to retire March 1, 1950. The past four years he was employed as a maintenance man at the Manitowoc Herald Times. He was a member of the Manitowoc Eagles Aerie 706. Survivors include the wife; a son, James of Oshkosh; a daughter, Mrs. Donald LeCoque of Manitowoc; three brothers, Walter and Louis of Manitowoc and Frank of California; three sisters, Mrs. Frank Charneski and Mrs. Reinhardt Butz of Manitowoc and Mrs. Rose Shuminski of Detroit, and seven grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times, October 12, 1959 P. 15


JOSEPHINE BONK Josephine Bonk, 79, of 1133 S. 22nd St., Manitowoc, died Tuesday morning at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Schneider-Mittnacht Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Thaddeus J. Kaszarek will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Bonk, nee Josephine Zagrodnik, was born Jan. 21, 1895, at Manitowoc, daughter of the late John and Constance Krause Zagrodnik. She was educated in Manitowoc schools and was married to John Bonk Apr. 26, 1920, at St. Mary Church. Her husband preceded her in death in 1949. She was a member of the St. Mary Rosary and Altar Society. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Deloris Wagner and Mrs. Celestine Check, of Manitowoc; a brother, Alex Bonk, two brothers and sisters-in-law, Joseph and Ella Bonk and Paul and Marcella Bonk, of Manitowoc; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. A brother and two sisters preceded her in death. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Wednesday, where the Rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m. by St. Mary Rosary and Altar Society and at 7:30 p.m. by Father Koszarek. Harry J. Bergner is in charge of funeral arrangements. Herald Times Reporter, February 12, 1974 P. 18


JULIA T. BONK Julia T. Bonk, age 87, a resident of River's Bend Health & Rehabilitation Center, Manitowoc, died Thursday, Aug. 12, 2004, at River's Bend. She was born Dec. 28, 1916, in Manitowoc, daughter of the late Peter and Constance Glysch Rysticken. Julia was a graduate of Manitowoc Lincoln High School. On June13, 1945, she married Sylvester R. Bonk at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. He preceded her in death Jan. 22, 1973. Julia was a past member of St. Mary's Rosary & Altar Society and Adult Choir. Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law: Robert S. and Debbie Bonk, Peter J. Bonk, all of Manitowoc; a sister and brother-in-law: Mary Lou and Vernon Manthey, Granger, Ind.; two sisters-in-law: Loraine Rysticken and Elaine Rysticken, both of Manitowoc; and her special dog: Packer. Also surviving are other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by three brothers: Daniel, Robert and Clarence. The family will greet relatives and friends at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc, from 10 a.m. Monday until the time of service at 10:30 a.m. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 16, 2004, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Thomas Wojciechowski O.F.M. with burial at St. Mary's Cemetery, Manitowoc. The Pfeffer Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Special thanks to River's Bend nurses and staff for their genuine concern, care and compassion. Herald Times Reporter Aug. 14, 2004


KLARA BONK Lingering Illness Is Fatal to Clara Bonk Miss Clara Bonk of 1212 Twentieth street, lost a fight against a lingering illness when she passed away at her home last night. Miss Bonk who was 23 years of age, had been ill for a few months. She was born in Manitowoc and had always made her home here, and her death is being mourned by a large number of friends. She is survived by her parents and eight sisters and three brothers. They are: Mrs. Anna Sikowski of Milwaukee, and Stanley, Frank, Mary, Blanche, Theresa, Katherine, Cerena, Sylvester, Eleanor and Alice Bonk, all at home. Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Mary's church. Manitowoc Herald News, Manitowoc, Wis. April 26, 1923 P. 1


LEON BONK The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Bonk, west end of Waldo boulevard, died yesterday. Funeral services were held this morning from the Leschke funeral home. Burial was in St. Mary's cemetery. Manitowoc Herald Times, Tuesday, April 18, 1939 P.2


LOUIS BONK Louis Bonk, 69, of 914 S. 23rd St., Manitowoc, died at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, where he had been removed shortly before. Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Friday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church. The Rev. Casimir Kutiuk will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. The lifelong Manitowoc resident was born Oct. 13, 1892, son of the late Martin and Pauline Bonk. He married Martha Pokorski at St. Casimir Catholic Church, Northeim, Nov. 24, 1920 and retired because of illness in 1957. He had been employed by Manitowoc Engineering Co. since 1943. He was a veteran of World War I, having served as a private first class with Company A, 55th Engineers in France from April 26, 1918, to July 11, 1919. He was a member of Drews-Bleser Post No. 88, American Legion, and Machinist Local 516. Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. George Wagner of Manitowoc and Mrs. Earl Kelliher of Rapid City, S.D.; a son, Leonard of Manitowoc; three sisters, Mrs. Walter Saminski of Detroit and Mrs. Frank Charneski and Mrs. Reinhard Butz of Manitowoc; and 11 grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Thursday where the Rosary will be recited at 6:45 p.m. by St. Mary Parish and Daughters of Isabella. Military graveside rites will be by Drews-Bleser Legion Post. Manitowoc Herald Times, October 3, 1962 P. 25


SON OF M.J. BONK From Der Nord Westen, 14 Sept. 1893: Death on Mon. last week of the little son of Mr. M.J. Bonk. Burial was in the Polish Cemetery Thurs. last week.


MARTIN BONK MARTIN BONK, RESIDENT 50 YEARS, DEAD Martin Bonk, resident of the city for almost a half century, died at the family home at 1118 South Twenty-second street late last night, the demise being due to infirmities incident to old age. The funeral will be held from the home Wednesday morning with services at 9 o’clock at St. Mary’s Catholic church, the Rev. S. J. Kubiszewski officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary’s cemetery. Born in Germany seventy-seven years ago, Martin Bonk came to this city forty-eight years ago and has always since made his home here. He was married to Pauline Bonk, the widow who with ten children survives him, forty-three years ago (sic). The children are Mrs. Anna Mrotek, Mrs. Rose Sominski, Mrs. Helen Chernicki and Mrs. Sophia Butz; John, Walter, Frank, Louis, Charles and Joseph. Thirteen grandchildren also survive him. Manitowoc Herald News, April 20, 1925 P. 2


PAULINE BONK Mrs. Martin Bonk, 86, died last night at her home, 1118 South 22nd street, after a short illness. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Pfeffer funeral home and at 9 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic church, the Rev. John Landowski officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary cemetery. Mrs. Bonk, nee Pauline Bonk (sic), was born in 1862 in Poland and the family came to America and settled in Newton in 1866. She was married to Martin Bonk in 188?? He died in 1925. Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Walter Somenski of Detroit and Mrs. Peter Mrotek, Mrs. Reinhardt Butz and Mrs. Frank Charneski of Manitowoc; five sons, John Walter, Joseph and Louis of Manitowoc and Frank of Orville, Calif. One son, Charles, died three years ago. Twenty-two grandchildren and 12 gret-grandchildren also survive. The body may be viewed after 7 o’clock this evening at the funeral home and the Rosary society will recite the rosary at 7 o’clock tonight. Father John Landowski will lead the rosary at 7 p.m. Friday. Manitowoc Herald Times, October 14, 1948 P. 2


PELACIA BONK Miss Blanche Bonk, Aged 31, Dies After Illness Of Year Ill for more than a year, Miss Blanche Bonk, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Bonk, died at the family home, 1212 South Twentieth street, Saturday evening at 6 o’clock. The funeral will be held Wednesday morning with services at St. Mary’s Catholic church, Rev. S. Kubiszewski officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary’s cemetery. Born at Newton, December 20, 1896, Miss Bonk was thirty-one years of age and came to this city at the age of two, residing here since. She attended the local schools and up until the time she was compelled to quit because of illness had been employed by the National Tinsel Manufacturing company at the local plant. Surviving are the parents, three brothers, Stanley, Frank and Sylvester and six sisters, Mrs. Joseph Sikorski of Milwaukee, Mrs. Mary Delany, Theresa, Catherine, Eleanor and Alice, all of this city. Miss Bonk was a member of the church organizations and was active while in health. Manitowoc Herald News, Monday, January 23, 1928, Page 2


SEWERYNA BONK SHORT ILLNESS CLAIMS LIFE OF YOUNG WOMAN Death claimed the young life of Miss Serena (sic) Bonk, aged 17, at Wales Sanatarium near Milwaukee yesterday afternoon where deceased had been a patient for a short time. The body was brought to this city to the home of the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Bonk, 1212 South Twentieth street, by Frazier and Shimek who made the trip to Wales to get the body. Miss Bonk was born in this city on October 5, 1909, and had lived here all her life, attending the public schools and up until the time of her illness attended the Manitowoc Business college. Seven sisters, Mrs. Joseph Sikorski, Mrs. Mary Delartz, Misses Blanche, Alice, Theresa, Catherine and Eleanor, all of this city, together with the parents and three brothers, Stanley, Frank and Sylvester, survive. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 8:30 from the St. Mary’s Catholic church, Rev. Father Kubiszewski officiating, with burial at St. Mary’s cemetery in this city. Manitowoc Herald News, April 27, 1926 P. 2


STANLEY BONK Stanley Bonk, 68, of 1212 South 20th St., Manitowoc, died Thursday morning at the Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, following a short illness. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Leschke Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 9 a.m. at the St. Mary Cathlic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. John Lan___ will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Bonk was born in Newton in 1885 and when a young man located in Manitowoc. He never married. He was employed at the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Inc., until his retirement two years ago. Survivors are two brothers, Frank and Sylvester of Manitowoc; six sisters, Mrs. Albert Kadow, Mrs. Alvin Lewis and Catherine and Sophie of Manitowoc; Mrs. Edward Delanty and Mrs. Ben Budnik of Milwaukee. Mr. Bonk was a member of the Holy Name Society and the St. Stanislaus Kostka Society. Friends may call at the funeral home after Friday noon, where the rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday. Manitowoc Herald Times, April 23, 1953 P. 2



SYLVESTER BONK Sylvester R. Bonk, 61, of 1506 S. 25th St., Manitowoc, died Monday while at work at the YMCA on Lake Street. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Schneider-Mittnacht, Leschke-Bergner Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Casimir Tomczyk will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Bonk was born Oct. 7, 1911, at Manitowoc, son of the late Jacob and Veronica Katzka Bonk. He attended Manitowoc schools, graduating from Manitowoc Lincoln High School. He married Julia Rysticken June 30, 1945, at Manitowoc. He had been employed at Mirro Aluminum Co. and then worked as custodian at St. Mary Parish until 1971. He then was employed by Rex-Clean Inc., until the time of his death. He also worked for Pech's Food Market. He was active in baseball and softball leagues in Manitowoc as a player, coach and umpire. Mr. Bonk was a member of St. Mary Holy Name Society and a member of St. Mary Choral Society for 25 years, charter member of St. Mary Young Men's Club and trustee of St. Mary parish for eight years. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) Four sisters, two half brothers and a half-sister preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Wednesday where the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. by Rev. Tomczyk. Herald Times Reporter, Manitowoc-Two Rivers, Wis. January 23, 1973


MARYJANNA BORUCKA Mrs. Mary Boruski, an aged resident of the city, died at her home on South Twenty first street at the age of 80 years. The funeral was held from St. Mary’s church today. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Monday, April 02, 1917, Page 3


FRANK J. BORUCKI Frank J. Borucki, 69, of 2402 Marshall St., Manitowoc, died Friday morning at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Thaddeus J. Koszarek will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Borucki was born April 2, 1903, at Manitowoc, son of the late Joseph and Anna Korlesky Borucki. He married Caroline Nedvecki Sept. 9, 1930, at Manitowoc. He had been employed by the Aluminum Specialty Co., Manitowoc, 47 years, prior to his retirement in 1968. Survivors include his wife, two sons and a daughter (Survivors omitted for privacy.); a brother, Clayton, of Manitowoc; and nine grandchildren. Four brothers and a sister preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday where a Wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. September 29, 1972


ANTON F. BRUSKY Anton F. Brusky, 75, a retired town of Manitowoc farmer, died this noon at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ferdinand Walter, 926 South 21st street, following a brief illness. Services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Pfeffer funeral home and at 9 o’clock at the St. Mary Catholic church with the Rev. John Landowski officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary cemetery. Born in Poland in 1874, Mr. Brusky came to the farm just south of this city in 1911, remaining there until his retirement in 1938. He had made his home in the city ever since. Forty-six years ago he married the former Catherine Tadych, who died in 1941. Surviving, in addition to the local daughter, are four brothers, John of Pulaski, Frank of Milwaukee, Peter of California and Joseph of Kewaunee; four sisters, Mrs. Felix Flecyzek of Pulaski, Mrs. Mary Nesler of Milwaukee, and Martha and Catherine of Chicago. The body may be viewed at the Pfeffer funeral home from 7 p.m. Sunday until the time of services Tuesday morning. The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Monday. Manitowoc Herald Times, October 1, 1949 P. 2


KATHERINE BRUSKY Funeral services for Mrs. Anton Brusky, who died yesterday, will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. from the Shimek and Schwartz funeral home and at 9:30 o’clock from the St. Mary’s Catholic church. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s cemetery. The body may be viewed at the funeral home from 7:30 tonight until the hour of the services. Manitowoc Herald Times, May 8, 1941 P. 2


MICHAEL BUDNER Michael Budner, 80, of 23rd and Viebahn streets, died last night at the Holy Family hospital of head injuries received when he fell down the steps of his home eight days ago. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Leschke funeral home and at 9 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic church, the Rev. Anthony Chmielewski officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s cemetery. Mr. Budner was born in Czechoslovakia and came to the United States about 60 years ago. His wife, the former Anna Jambor, died in 1917. Mr. Budner was employed at the Reiss Coal Co. for many years but had been retired. Survivors are his niece, Mrs. Leo Glinecki, with whom he made his home, and a brother, Andrew of Manitowoc. The body may be viewed at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday and the rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Monday. Manitowoc Herald Times, August 2, 1947 P. 2


ARTHUR G. BUDNIK Arthur G. Budnik, 35, of 3662 Carter St., Racine, died Sunday morning at St. Mary Hospital, Racine, following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be 9 a.m. Wednesday at Strouf-Sheffield Funeral Home, Racine, and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Rita Church, Racine, the Rev. Edwin L. Haussler, O.S.A. officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Budnik was born July 19, 1928, at Manitowoc, son of the late John Budnik and Mary Rysticken Budnik. He attended St. Mary Parochial School, Manitowoc, and was graduated from Lincoln High School with the Class of 1946. He received his Bachelor of Civil Engineering Degree from Marquette University, Milwaukee. He married the former Colette Fricke June 19, 1954, at Manitowoc and worked for the City of Manitowoc in the Engineer’s Dept. until March 1956. He then moved to Racine and was assistant superintendent of park and park engineer. Mr. Budnik was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the National Society of Professional Engineers, including the Wisconsin and Southeast chapters of this organization. He was also a member of Marquette Alumni Assn. and St. Mary Young Men’s Club of Manitowoc. Survivors include his wife, two sons and a daughter (names omitted for privacy), at home, his mother, a brother, Alvin, and a sister, Mrs. Anthony Rugowski, of Manitowoc. Manitowoc Herald Times, February 24, 1964 P. 11


JOHN A. BUDNIK John A. Budnik, 68, of 1113 S. 21st st., Manitowoc, died Thursday morning at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, where he had been a patient a week. 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 with the Rt. Rev. Msgr. John Landowski officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Budnik was born Sept. 8, 1893, at Manitowoc, son of the late Paul and Mary Korlesky Budnik. He was a resident of Manitowoc all of his life. He attended St. Mary School and married Mary Rysticken June 14, 1915, at Manitowoc. He was a member of the Holy Name Society of the church and last year was awarded an honorary life membership after a 45-year affiliation in the International Molders and Foundry Workers Local 301. He started as a molder in 1914 in the Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry and progressed to rank of foreman and plant superintendent, a position he held for 35 years until his retirement two years ago. He was recognized as a leading foundryman in Wisconsin. Among survivors are his wife, two sons, Alvin of Manitowoc and Arthur of Racine; a daughter, Mrs. Anthony Rugoski of Manitowoc; a brother, Jack of Manitowoc; two sisters, Mrs. Jack Hasenjager and Mrs. Frank Jagodinsky of Manitowoc and nine grandchildren. Four brothers and a sister preceded him in death. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Friday at the funeral home where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, May 24, 1962 P. 23


MARY C. BUDNIK (d. 1975) Mrs. Mary Budnik, 80, of ____ S. 21st, Manitowoc, died Tuesday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 9:30 p.m. Thursday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Harold Berryman will officiate with burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mrs. Budnik, nee Mary Rysticken, was born Jan. 23, 1895, in the Town of Newton, daughter of the late John and Mary Peaschek Rysticken. She was married to John A. Budnik June 14, 1915, at St. Mary Church, Manitowoc. He preceded her in death May 24, 1962. She was a member of St. Mary Rosary and Altar Society. Survivors include a son, Alvin, and a daughter, Mrs. Anthony (Celestine) Rugowski, of Manitowoc, a sister, Mrs. Harvey Fricke, of Florida, nine grandchildren and a great granddaughter. A son, Arthur, preceded her in death in 1964. Two sisters also preceded her in death. Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home from 3 to 9 o’clock this Wednesday evening. The Rosary will be recited at 3:30 o’clock by St. Mary Rosary and Altar Society and a wake memorial prayer service will be at 7:30 o’clock. Herald Times Reporter, September 17, 1975 P. 23


VERONICA BUDNIK Mrs. Joseph Budnik, 87, of 1124 S. 19th St., Manitowoc, died Sunday evening at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, after a lingering illness. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Leschke and Bergner Funeral Home and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. John S. Landowski will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. The former Veronica Norkosky was born Oct. 25, 1879, at Manitowoc, daughter of the late George and Marcella Konieczka Norkosky. She was married to Joseph Budnik in June, 1896, at Manitowoc. Her husband preceded her in death in 1935. Survivors include four sons, Felix, Alois and Victor of Mantiowoc and Benjamin, of Milwaukee; five daughters, Mrs. Matt Dempsky, Mrs. Donald Madigan and Mrs. Leo Kaufman, of Manitowoc, Mrs. Victor Koehler, of Two Rivers and Mrs. Leo Boettcher, of Milwaukee; a brother, George, of Manitowoc; a sister, Mrs. Martin Bonk, of Manitowoc; 21 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Six sisters and a brother preceded her in death. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. September 26, 1966 P. 5 ******** (Note: b. year doesn't match tombstone. It's a year off)


ANDREW BUDYSZ OLD RESIDENT OF CITY DIES Andrew Budysz, 77, who came to Manitowoc from Germany 51 years ago and has since resided here, died early today at the home, 1133 South 19th street. For the past 28 years he has been employed by the city. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday from the home and at 9 o'clock from the St. Mary's Catholic church, with interment at St. Mary's cemetery. The widow, three daughters, Mrs. John Becker, Mrs. Anton Zagrodnik, Mrs. Jessie Dempsky, all of this city, three sons, Joseph, Lucian and Stanley, city, a brother, Lucian Budysz of this city; 27 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren survive. The deceased was a member of the St. Joseph's society. The remains were removed to the home on South 19th street this evening from the Shimek and Schwartz funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times, Thursday, March 30, 1933 P.2


FRANCISZKA BUDYSZ Frances Budycz(sic), 23 years old, 1138 S. Ninth Street. Died in the fireat the Aluminum Goods Manufacturing Co. The account of the fire is on the main page in "Disasters in Manitowoc county". Frances Budycz had been employed at the plant for eight years. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Budycz, 1133 So. Nineteenth street and was 23 years of age. She attended St. Mary's school previous to being employed. Three sisters, Mrs. J. Becker, Mrs. Anton Zogrodnik and Mrs. J. Dempsky and four brothers, Joseph, Frank, Lucian and Stanley survive with the parents. The funeral will be held at St. Mary's church Monday morning.


FRANK BUDYSZ FRANK BUDYSZ DIES LAST EVE Funeral Services Will Be Held On Tuesday Frank Budysz, 45, died last night at the hospital, after a week’s illness. The deceased was for years employed as a buffer at the Aluminum Goods Co. plant. He with his wife and family made their home with Lucian Budysz, uncle of the deceased, at 1233 South Nineteenth street. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at nine from the St. Mary’s Catholic church. The remains may be viewed tonight at the Leschke funeral home and will be removed to the home Sunday morning. The deceased was born in this city in 1887 and always resided here. He was married in 1908 to Cecelia Tomas who survives him with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Budysz, four daughters, Caroline, Francis, Lucille and Dorothy, two sons, David and Florian, three brothers, Joseph, Lucian, Stanley and three sisters, Mrs. John Becker, Mrs. Anton Zagrodnik, and Mrs. Jess Dempsky, all of Manitowoc. Manitowoc Herald Times, July 9, 1932 P. 2


JOSEPH J. BUDYSZ Joseph J. Budysz, 76, of 2116 Madison St., Manitowoc, died Sunday night at the Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, where he had been a patient eight weeks. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 9 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. John Landowski will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. He was born in Poland March 13, 1880, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Budysz, and accompanied his parents to Manitowoc. In 1909 he married Miss Julia Markowski. He was employed at the Reiss Coal Co. for more than 40 years, retiring in 1947. His wife died in 1951. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Charles Basel of Rt. 5, Manitowoc, Mrs. Edward Dauson of Madison; son, Emil of Manitowoc; two brothers, Stanley and Lucian of Manitowoc; sister, Mrs. Jess Dembski of Manitowoc; five grandchildren and a great grandchild. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m Tuesday, where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Manitowoc Herald Times, April 2, 1956 P. 17


JULIA BUDYSZ Mrs. Joseph Budysz, 50, of 2116 Madison street, Manitowoc, died Monday night, following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Pfeffer funeral home, Manitowoc, and at 10:30 at the St. Mary Catholic church. The Rev. Edward Nowakowski will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. She was born Julia Markowski in Chicago in 1892 and came to Manitowoc in 1908. The following year she was married to Mr. Budysz. She was a member of St. Agnes society of the St. Mary congregation. Survivors are the husband; two daughters, Mrs. Charles Basel of route 5, Manitowoc, Mr. Edward Dawson of Manitowoc; son, Emil J. of Manitowoc; brother, Anton of Manitowoc. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday where the rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Manitowoc Herald Times, July 17, 1951 P. 2


LUCYAN BUDYSZ Lucyan Budysz, 73, died at his home, 1232 South 19th street, Wednesday. He had been in failing health the past year. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning, at 10:15 a.m. from the Shimek and Schwartz funeral parlors and at 10:30 a.m. from St. Mary's Catholic church with the Rev. John Landowski officiating. Interment will be made in St. Mary's cemetery. Mr. Budysz was born in Poland on Jan. 6, 1870 and came to this country when he was 16 years old. He came directly to Manitowoc and lived here ever since. For some years he operated a tavern and retired about a quarter of a century ago. He never married and there are no immediate survivors. The body may be viewed at the funeral parlors from 7 o'clock tonight until the time of services. Manitowoc Herald Times, Thursday, January 21, 1943 p.2 ******* Yesterday was the 25th anniversary of the day on which Leyen(sic) Budyscz, of this city, met with an accident that crippled him for life and Mr. Budycsz, recalling the accident said that it was a sad day for him. He was injured while employed on the Lake Shore railway at Crossing 16 when an engine collided with a caboose. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Tuesday, July 20, 1915, Page 3


JAN BURETA DEAD BODY IN RIVER SOLVES MYSTERY OF MAN'S DISAPPEARANCE JOHN BURETTA, CITY LABORER, IS FOUND DEAD AT FOOT OF SO. ELEVENTH STREET EARLY TODAY Discovery of the dead body of John Buretta in the river at the foot of Eleventh street early this morning solved the mystery of Buretta's disappearance from his home at 1129 South Twenty-Third street early Tuesday morning and ended the search which the police, at request of relatives, have been making for the man. Buretta's body was found at 4:30 this morning by John Kenedy when he visited the docks at Eleventh street, preparatory to work for the day. Whether Buretta committed suicide or accidentally walked off the dock, is not known and will probably remain a mystery, though the police are inclined to the suicide theory. Buretta's body was taken in charge by Urbanek & Wattawa and removed to the undertaking establishment and was taken to the home this afternoon. Burial will probably be held Saturday though no definite date has been decided upon. While no cause can be assigned by relatives for suicide, the fact that the body of Buretta when found was without shoes or stockings and that the man had evidentally proceeded direct from his home to the river, supports the suicide theory. It is said that Buretta, whose wife was absent from home, had some differences with his son Monday night and that the man had shown anger. It is possible that this trouble may have prompted his act. It is said that the man was seen in Washington park early Tuesday morning, but this is not confirmed. Buretta was employed by the city and had been a street worker for some years. He was a man of about 60 and is survived by a widow and family of grown children. No inquest will be held. The body was taken to the home this afternoon. Manitowoc Daily Herald, July 16, 1914 p.1 ******* Funeral services for the late John Buretta, whose body was found in the river Thursday morning, were held today. Friends believe that Buretta's death was due to accident and not suicide and say that Mr. Buretta had been ill for some time. The Herald was in error in saying that the body when taken from the river was without shoes or stockings. Buretta wore stockings and a pair of house slippers. Manitowoc Daily Herald, July 18, 1914 p.3 ******* (From 1910 Manitowoc census-South 23rd street: John Bureta age 58; wife Mary age 57; Stanislaus age 18)


MARY BURETA (d. 1926) MRS. BURETTA (sic) PASSES AWAY AT AGE OF 72 Mrs. Mary Buretta (sic), aged 72, died at her home at 1129 South 23rd street early this morning, death resulting from the infirmities of old age. The funeral services will be held from St. Mary’s Catholic church Friday morning at 9 o’clock the Rev. Father Kubiszewski officiating, and burial will take place in St. Mary’s cemetery. The body will be at the home of her son, Michael, at 1234 South Twenty-first street. Mrs. Buretta was born in Germany and lived there until the age of 24 when she and her husband, John Buretta (sic), removed to this country, coming directly to Manitowoc where she has lived since. She was married shortly before coming to this country. Mr. Buretta (sic) died twelve years ago. Seven children were born to them, all of whom survive. They are Mrs. Leo Drost of Milwaukee, Mrs. Charles Krysak of Newton, Frank, Joseph and Michael of this city, John of Milwaukee and Stanley of this county. Two sisters, Mrs. Katherine Daniske and Mrs. Anna Chica?? and one brother, Joseph Grzek, all of Manistee, Mich., and 31? grandchildren also survive to mourn her death. Manitowoc Herald News, February 23, 1926 P. 2


MARY BURETA (d. 1950) Mrs. Frank Buretta (sic), nee Mary Borucki, 73, of 1209 South 21st street, Manitowoc, died early Saturday at her home after a lingering illness. Mrs. Buretta (sic) was born in 1877 in Manitowoc and was a lifelong resident of the city. She was married to Mr. Buretta in 1900. She was a member of the Rosary and Altar society of St. Mary Catholic church, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 26?, at the Pfeffer funeral home, Manitowoc, and at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic church, Manitowoc, Rev. John Landowski officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary cemetery, Manitowoc. She is survived by her husband. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 25, until the time of services. The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Monday. Manitowoc Herald Times, December 23, 1950 P. 2


MICHAEL A. BURETA Michael A. Buretta (sic), 78, a Manitowoc resident, died Friday evening at Holy Family Hospital, where he had been a patient for the past five days. Funeral services will be 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and 9 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, the Rt. Rev. Msgr. John Landowski officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Buretta (sic) was born July 4, 1889 at Manitowoc, son of the late John and Mary Grzark Buretta (sic). He married the former Anna Susan Mrotek in June, 1916 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. His wife preceded him in death Feb. 19, 1956. He was a resident of Manitowoc all of his life and for many years was employed at Manitowoc Cold Storage Co. For a number of years he was also employed as a custodian of St. Mary parish and cemetery, retiring in 1957. Survivors include two brothers, Joe and Stanley, of Manitowoc; a sister, Mrs. Mary Krysak, of Rt. 3, Manitowoc; and several nieces and nephews. Two sisters and three brothers also preceded him in death. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home where the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. by members of the parish and friends. Manitowoc Herald Times, December 23, 1967 P. 14


JOHN J. BURETTA John J. Buretta, 74 of 1122 Soutth 25th street, died suddenly at his home this morning Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 8 o’clock from the St. Mary’s church. Burial will be made in the St. Mary’s cemetery. Mr. Buretta as born Ocober 20, 1866 in Germany. He came to this country when he was 24 years old, settling in Manitowoc. Fifty years ago he was married to Anne Pinkowski, who survives. He retired two years ago, having been employed by the city street department. Survivors besides the widow include four daughters, Mrs. Art Steckmesser, Mrs. George Tulach, and Mrs. Al Roher, all of Manitowoc, and Mrs. Ray Boyd of Chicago; and four sons, John, Andrew, Joseph and Alois, all of Manitowoc; eighteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren. The body will be removed to the home at 5 o’clock this afternoon from the Leschke funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times, December 9, 1940 P. 5


KLARA BURRA YOUNG GIRL LOSES BATTLE, DEATH VICTOR Clara Burry(sic), Aged 17, Dies at Sanatorium Ill Long Time Another young life has yielded to Death after a brave struggle under handicap of disease, Clara Burry, aged 17, daughter of the late Ald. Joseph Burry having been claimed by the Destroyer at the Maple Crest sanatorium where she has been a patient on Sunday. Miss Burry was a patient at Maple Crest last fall and was reported to be improving but suffered a relapse which proved fatal. The body was taken to the home of her aunt, Mrs. E? Tadych and the funeral will be held tomorrow morning from St. Mary’s church. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Monday, April 19, 1915, Page 8


BENNIE BURRY REPORT OF COUNTY JUDGE ON TUBERCULAR PATIENTS TO THE HONORABLE CHAIRMAN AND BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF MANITOWOC COUNTY, WISCONSIN: Gentlemen: - in accordance with duties which are provided for in the Statutes, I beg leave to submit my report to all proceedings and hearings in relating to tubercular patients had and determined since filing of my last report, May 13, 1919, up to and including this 13th day of November, 1919. John Chloupek, County Judge, Benjamin Burry, single, aged 17, resident of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, committed to Maple Crest Sanatorium, on May 27, 1919; C.M. Gleason, examining physician. ******* (N0TE: This is the only cemetery I have this surname in. Bennie may or may not be the person in this report.)


JAN BURRY JOHN BURY(sic), OLD RESIDENT, DIES AT AGE OF 87 Illness incident to advanced age caused the death of John Bury, 87 who passed away yesterday at the home his daughter, Mrs. Anton Musial, with whom he had made his home for the last sixteen years. Funeral services will be held at St. Mary's church, Saturday morning at 8 o'clock, and burial will be at St. Mary's cemetery. The Rev. S.J. Dubiszewski will officiate. Mr. Bury was a native of Poland. Surviving relatives are five daughters, Mrs. George Drill, Mrs. Vnuk, Mrs. Joseph Zbralsky, Mrs. Stephen Kadow and Mrs. Arthur Musial. There are thirty- nine grandchildren. Manitowoc Herald News, April 26, 1923 P. 1


JOSEF BURRY From Der Nord Westen, 06 Dec. 1906: Death Sunday of Joseph Bury, an alderman in the 7th Ward, of consumption with which he had suffered for 4 years. The deceased was born here 38 years ago and has always lived in our city. At one time he worked as a foreman in the chair factory but had to give up his work because of illness. Since then he operated a store. He leaves a widow and 6 children, as well as his elderly parents and several sisters. The funeral was held Tuesday from the Polish Church. ******** Joseph Bury birth: 24 March 1868 Poland death: 2 December 1906 Manitowoc, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin residence: 1906 Manitowoc, Wis. father: John Bury mother: Annie spouse: Nellie Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


JAMES BURSEK James Bursek, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bursek, was born and died Thrusday at Holy family hospital. Funeral services were held this morning at the Pfeffer funeral home, the Rev. John Landowski officiating. Burial was in St. Mary cemetery. Survivors are the parents; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Bursek and Joseph Schultz of Manitowoc. Manitowoc Herald Times, Friday, March 24, 1950 P.4


ROSE C. CERKAS Mrs. John Cerkas, 51, died at 4:30 o'clock this morning at her home, 1328 South 20th street. Although she had been in poor health for some time death was unexpected. Mrs. Cerkas, who before her marriage was Rose Coblewski, was born in this city April 27, 1887, and was a life-long resident of Manitowoc. She was married 29 years ago. The surviving relatives are the widower, five daughters, Mrs. Elsie Emond of Two Rivers, Mrs. Emily Hein, Bernice, Violet and Irene Cerkas, all of this city; three sons, Joseph, Leonard and Louis Cerkas, all of this city; her father, John Coblewski, city; and three sisters, Mrs. Francis Revolinski, Milwaukee, Mrs. Mary Rydzeski, city, and Mrs. Blanche Kolodzeski, city. Funeral services will be held Friday at 8:30 a.m. from the residence and at 9 o'clock at St. Mary's church. Burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery. The body will be removed to the residence from the Shimek and Schwartz funeral home Wednesday morning at 11:30 o'clock. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. February 28, 1939 P. 2 ******** Mrs. John Cerkas, 51, died Tuesday morning at the home, 1328 South 20th St., and the funeral services were held this morning at St. Mary's church. Survivors are the husband, five daughters, three sons, her father, John Coblewski, and three sisters. Manitowoc Sun Messenger, Manitowoc, Wis. March 3, 1939 P. 6 ******* (Note: There is a John Cerkas in Calvary #43)


GEORGE CHAPLESKI George C. Chapleski, 46, of 1117 Division St., Manitowoc, died Sunday morning at home. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. John S. Landowski will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Chapleski was born March 1, 1922, at Manitowoc, son of Paul and Getrude Torzalla Chapleski. He married LaVerne Osesek April 11, 1942, at Manitowoc and was employed as a general shop foreman at Eck Foundries Inc., at Manitowoc. Mr. Chapleski was a member of Elks Lodge 687 and American Foundrymen's Assn. A veteran of World War II, he served as a sergeant in the 274th Infantry medical detachment. His wife survives along with a son, (Survivor omitted for privacy.); and parents Mr. and Mrs. Paul Chapleski, of Manitowoc; two sisters, Mrs. Esther Kraemer of Green Bay and Mrs. Donald Deering of Manitowoc, and a grandson. Friends may call at the funeral home where the Rosary will be recited at 7 o'clock this Monday evening. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. May 6, 1968 P. 15


GERTRUDE CHAPLESKI Mrs. Paul Chapleski, 78, of 1333 S. 19th St., Manitowoc, died Sunday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and 11 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Joseph Mattern will officiate with burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mrs. Chapleski, nee Gertrude Torzalla, was born May 1, 1897, at Milwaukee, daughter of the late Peter and Josephine Torzalla. She was married to Paul Chapleski May 5, 1914, at St. Hedwig Catholic Church, Milwaukee. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 1974. Survivors include her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Irene) Deering, of Manitowoc and Mrs. Esther Kraemer, of Milwaukee, a daughter-in-law, Mrs. LaVerne Chapleski of Manitowoc; a sister, Mrs. Polly Libecki, of Milwaukee, nine grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Two sons, George and John, a daughter, Dorothy, and three sisters preceded her in death. Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, where a prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Herald Times Reporter, Manitowoc, April 19, 1976 P. 16


JOSEPH CHAPLESKY Joseph S. Chaplesky, 81, formerly of 1528 N. 23rd St., Manitowoc, died Wednesday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, where he had been a patient since September. Funeral services will be at 8:30 p.m. Friday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 9 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rt. Rev. John S. Landowski will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Chaplesky was born Feb. 16, 1887, at Manitowoc, son of the late Thomas and Pauline Nickels Chaplesky. He married Stella Winke Jan. 9, 1915, at Manitowoc. A lifelong Manitowoc resident, he retired in 1952 from Mirro Aluminum Co., Manitowoc. Mrs. Chaplesky preceded him in death Dec. 27, 1958. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Dorothy) Allen, of Manitowoc; a son, Marion, of Mundelein, Ill.; a brother, Paul, of Manitowoc; three grandchildren and a great grandchild. Two sisters and a brother preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 o'clock this Thursday evening. Manitowoc Herald Times, Thursday, January 30, 1969 P.17


PAUL V. CHAPLESKI Paul V. Chapleski, 82, of 1333 S. 19th St., Manitowoc died Saturday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and 11 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Joseph Mattern will officiate with burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Chapleski was born Nov. 19, 1893, at Manitowoc, son of the late Thomas and Pauline Chapleski. He married Gertrude Torzalla May 5, 1914, at St. Hedwing (sic) Catholic Church, Milwaukee, settling in Manitowoc after their marriage. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 1974. He had been employed by the City of Manitowoc, retiring in 1959. He was a member of St. Mary Holy Name Society. Mrs. Chapleski preceded him in death April 18, 1976. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Irene) Deering, of Manitowoc and Mrs. Esther Kraemer, of Milwaukee, a daughter-in-law, Mrs. LaVerne Chapleski, of Manitowoc, nine grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Two sons, George and John, a daughter, Dorothy, five brothers and seven sisters preceded him in death. Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home from 4 to 9 o’clock this Monday evening, where a prayer service will be at 7 o’clock. Herald Times Reporter, Manitowoc, May 17, 1976 P. 3


PAULINE CHAPLESKI DEATH COMES AS END TO ILLNESS OF LONG PERIOD Death, preceded by a prolonged illness, claimed Mrs. Pauline Chaplewski, 1125 South Twenty-First street, early this morning. The deceased was 72 years of age and was born in Germany, coming to this country fifty years ago and made her home at Manitowoc. She was married forty-seven years ago and leave three sons, Paul, Thomas and Joseph Chaplewski, and three daughters, Mrs. Theodore Duzeske, Mrs. Thomas Mrozinski and Mrs. Walter Mrozinski, all of this city. There are twenty-seven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren, besides one sister, Mrs. Mary Zagrodnik, 82 years old. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Mary's church, the Rev. Kubiszewski officiating, and the burial will be at St. Mary's cemetery. Manitowoc Herald Times Thursday, December 28, 1922  


STEFANIA CHAPLESKY Mrs. Joseph Chaplesky, 73, of 1326 S. 11th St., Manitowoc, died Saturday morning at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Leschke-Bergner 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 the church cemetery. The former Stella Winke was born in Poland Aug. 28, 1885, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Winke. She came to Manitowoc in 1914 and Jan. 9, 1915, was married to Joseph Chaplesky.  Survivors include her husband; son, Marion, of Fort Sheridan, Ill.; daughter, Mrs. Charles Allen, of Manitowoc and three grandchildren. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home where the rosary will be prayed at 6:15 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, December 27, 1958 P.7


  BABY CHECK Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at the Leshke Funeral home,  Manitowoc, for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank R. Check of  2106 Madison St., Manitowoc, who died Sunday at the Holy Family Hospital,  Manitowoc. Burial was in the St. Mary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Surviving are the parents and two brothers and three sister. Manitowoc Herald Times, Tuesday, September 14, 1954 P.17


FRANK R. CHECK Frank R. Check, Sr., 70, of 1407 S. 23rd St, Manitowoc, died Monday noon at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and 11 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Harold Berrman will officiate with burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Check was born March 27, 1905 at Custer, Portage County, Wis., son of the late Charles and Elizabeth Kirsching Check. He married Anna A. Kruzicki May 29, 1929 at Polonia, Wis., residing at Manitowoc after their marriage. For 45 years he had been employed at Manitowoc Shipbuilding Inc., retiring as foreman of the paint shop in 1971. He was a member of St. Mary Holy Name Society and Young Mens Club, Manitowoc Shipbuilders Foreman's Club and United Commercial Travelers. Survivors include his wife; two sons and daughters-in-law, three daughters and sons-in-law, six brothers, Newphrey, Charles, Edward and Steve, of Manitowoc, and August and Leonard of Custer; six sisters, Mrs. Edward (Regina) Spitza of Milwaukee, Mrs. Peter (Theresa) Thrun of Custer, Mrs. Stanley (Tillie) Blarek, of Brokaw, Wis., and Mrs. Chester (Bernice) Bembenck of Schofield and 18 grandchildren. An infant daughter, a sister and two grandchildren preceded him in death. Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home from 4 to 9 o'clock this Tuesday evening where a memorial service wil be at 7:45 o'clock. Herald Times Reporter, Manitowoc, Wis. December 16, 1975 P. 3 ******** (27 Mar 1905/Dec 1975/SSDI)


SUSAN KORLESKY CHYNOWETH (bur. with Korlesky) Mrs. William Chynoweth, 26, of 2415 Marshall street, died yesterday afternoon at the Holy Family hospital, Mrs. Chynoweth gave birth to a son January 9. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. from the St. Mary's Catholic church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Chynoweth, nee Susan Korlesky, was born in this city in 1913, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Korlesky. She was married to Mr. Chynoweth in 1936. Survivors are the widower; infant son; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Korlesky of city; three brothers, Frank and Isadore of this city, Edwin of Milwaukee; two sisters, Mrs. Carl Day of Milwaukee, Mrs. Lawrence Brassel of Chicago. The body may be viewed at the Leschke funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times, Thursday, January 18, 1940 P.2


CONSTANCE CICHANTEK LONG ILLNESS CAUSES DEATH Mrs. Cichantek Had Been In Failing Health a Year Failing in healt for the last year, Mrs. Paul Cichantek, 65 years old, died at 7:30 a.m. today at her home, 1124 South 23rd street. Mrs. Cichantek, whose maiden name was Constance (sic) Jagodinsky, was born in Poland Dec. 25, 1866, and came to this country and to Manitowoc 45 years ago. Her marriage to Paul Cichantek was solemnized in 1912. She was a member of the Holy Rosary society of the St. Mary church. Survivors are the widower, one son by a previous marriage, Walter Wachowitz, Waukesha, two daughters, Mrs. Nellie Golanski, West Allis, and Mrs. Stella Budysz, Manitowoc, one sister, Mrs. Joseph Mrotek, Manitowoc, and nine grandchildren. After funeral services at the home at 8:45 a.m. Thursday, the Rev. J.M. Pociecha will solemnize a requiem mass at the St. Mary Catholic church at 9 a.m. burial will be in the St. Mary cemetery. The remains will be taken to the home at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday from the Shimek and Schwartz funeral parlors. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, October 3, 1932 P.6


MICHAEL CICHOWLAS CARD OF THANKS We wish to thank Father Pociecha, pallbearers, donors of flowers and cars, and all those who participated in our recent bereavement the death of our father Michael Cichowlas. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Syeracki The Manitowoc Herald-News Wednesday, June 27, 1928 page 5


LOUIS J. CIHA In Loving Memory of Aloisius J. Ciha March 17, 1905 to September 1, 2002 Mass of Christian Burial St. Mary Catholic Church September 4, 2002 at 11:00 AM Final Resting Place St. Mary Cemetery I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness. 2 Timothy 4:7-8 Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Services


JOZEFA COBLEWSKA DEATH COMES AS DELIVERANCE FROM YEARS SUFFERING Mrs. J. Coblesky(sic) Dead. Mrs. John Coblesky, aged 59, died at her home at Twentieth and Madison streets, early ???? morning. She had been ill for some time though her condition was not thought critical. A family of grown children survive. Funeral arrangements have not been made. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Saturday, March 4, 1916 P.1


JOHN COBLEWSKI John Coblewski, 86, died Thursday afternoon at the home, 1333 South 19th street, after a month's illness. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. from the Shimek and Schwartz Funeral Home and at 9:30 at St. Mary's Catholic church, the Rev. John Landowski officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary's cemetery. The body will lie in state at the fuenral home after 7 o'clock this evening. The rosary will be recited at 7:30 o'clock. Mr. Coblewski was born on February 2, 1854, in Poland and he came to America 60 years ago. He moved to Manitowoc 55 years ago and has lived here since, He married Mrs. Josephine Vnuk, who died 24 years ago. Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Francis Rovolinski of Milwaukee and Mrs. Martin Rydzewski and Mrs. Joseph Kolodzepake of this city; one son, Joseph Sobel of Manitowoc; 40 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. Manitowoc Herald Times, Friday, September 20, 1940 P.2


EVELYN C. CONTNEY Mrs. Joseph Contney, 68, of 1126, S. 21st St., Manitowoc, died Friday morning at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, after a lingering illness. Funeral services will be at 8:30 a.m. Monday at Leschke-Bergner Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 9 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, the Rt. Rev. Msgr. John Landowski officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mrs. Contney, nee Evelyn Mrotek, was born Oct. 14, 1895, at Manitowoc, daughter of the late Frank and Aontonette Ozga Mrotek. She was educated at Manitowoc. She was married June 1, 1920, at Manitowoc to Joseph Contney, and he preceded her in death in 1945. She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary of Otto Oas Post 659, Altar and Rosary Society of St. Mary parish. Survivors are a son, Jerome, of Milwaukee, a brother, Adam Mrotek, and a sister, Mrs. Helen Glisch, of Manitowoc; three grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday where Rosaries will be recited at 3:15 p.m. by the Altar and Rosary Society and at 7 p.m. by the parish. Manitowoc Herald Times, May 9, 1964 P. 3


JOSEPH J. CONTNEY Joseph J. Contney, 50, a veteran of World War I, and an employe of the municipal electric utility here for nearly 25 years, died today at the Veterans hospital, Wood, Wis. where he has been a patient since mid-January. Mr. Contney was born in Green Bay in 1895 and served in the U.S. navy in World War I. He entered the employ of the electric utility here in 1922 and worked in the service and electric meter departments. He was a member of the Otto Oas post, veterans of Foreign Wars and served as its commander in 1935. Additional details will be given in Friday’s paper. Manitowoc Herald Times, March 1, 1945 P. 2 ******** Funeral services for Joseph J. Contney, 50, veteran of World War I, who died at the Veterans hospital, Wood, Wis., yesterday, will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Leschke funeral home and at 9 o’clock at the St. Marys Catholic church, the Rev. John Landowski officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Military rites will be accorded Mr. Contney at the grave. He was a member of the Oas pos, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Drews-Bleser post of the American Legion and the Wisconsin State Guard. He is survived by his wife, the former Evelyn Mrotek, whom he married in 1920; son, Jerome, with the armed forces in France; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Contney of Green Bay; two sisters, Mrs. Charles Kosina of Chicago and Mrs. Philip Piontek of Chicago; two brothers, Frank of Milwaukee and Edward of Green Bay. Mr. Contney, who served overseas in World War I, was active in veteran affairs for years. In addition to being commander of the Oas post, Veterans of Foreign Wars in 1935, he served as trustee for years and was active in the campaign that led to the acquirement of the Brita Center by the Oas post a few months ago as a veterans home. He was employed in the sevice and electric meter department of the public utiolities here since 1922. The body may be viewed at the Leschke funeral home, where the rosary will be recited at 7:30 Friday evening. Manitowoc Herald Times, March 2, 1945


PAULINA CZAPIEWSKI Paulina Czoplewska birth: 23 October 1879 Manitowoc, death: 25 May 1895 Manitowoc, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin father: Thomas Czoplewska mother: Paulina Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


TOMASZ CZAPIEWSKI Thomas Czaplewski birth: 21 December 1845 Koscierzyn Marienwerden, Posen death: 8 December 1896 Manitowoc, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin father: Laurentins Czaplewski mother: Justina spouse: Paulina Nickel Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


ALBERT CZEKALA Albert J. Czekala St., 60, of 802 S. 35th St., Manitowoc, died Wednesday afternoon at the family residence. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Thaddeus J. Koszarek will officiate and burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Czekala was born March 10, 1911, at Manitowoc, son of John Czekala and the late Catherine Novak Czekala. On May 23, 1933, he married Alice Kadow at Northeim. He was employed at Mirro Aluminum Co., Manitowoc, and was a member of the Manitowoc County Fish and Game Protective Assn. Survivors include his wife, three sons, a daughter (Survivors omitted for privacy.), his father, John Czekala, Sr., three brothers, John J., Victor and Emil, eight grandchildren of Manitowoc. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Friday where a memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, August 12, 1971 ******** Albert Czekala, 1235 South Twenty-first street lost the thumb and index finger up to the first joint of the left hand when a cartridge with which he was playing, exploded. No one was with the boy at the time of the accident and he was unable to explain exactly how it happened. He was removed to the hospital for treatment and is doing well today The accident occurred early Sunday evening. Manitowoc Herald News, Tuesday, September 23, 1924 p.3


FRANK CZEKALA Frank Czekala birth: 5 May 1902 Manitowoc death: 16 September 1906 Manitowoc, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Manitowoc father: John Czekola mother: Kate Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


JOHN CZEKALA (d. 1972) John Czekala, Sr., 93, formerly of 1235 S. 21st St., Mary Home, Manitowoc, where he had resided two years. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Thaddeus J. Koszarek will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Czekala was born Aug. 21, 1878, in Poland, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Czekala. He immigrated to America at the age of four years, settling with the family in Sheboygan. He married Catherine Nowak in 1901 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The couple observed its golden wedding anniversary in 1951. His wife preceded him in death in 1957. He was employed at Mirro Aluminum Co., Manitowoc, more than 37 years. He was also employed at Manitowoc Shipbuilding Inc., during World War II, retiring in 1944. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church Holy Name Society. Survivors include three sons, John Jr., Victor and Emil, of Manitowoc, a step-sister, Mrs. Helen Krause, of Sheboygan, eight grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. Three sons, Anton, Frank and Albert, preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday where a wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, June 2, 1972 P. 7


ERVIN DARON Mr. and Mrs. John Daron, 1125 S. Fourteenth street, are mourning the death of their little son, Irwin, aged three. The child died yesterday after a brief illness and burial will be held tomorrow morning from St. Mary's church. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Thursday, December 3, 1914 P.5


JOHN F. DARON Three Local Men Killed as Auto Crashes Freight Train Fourth Is Seriously Injured In Accident At Bellevue, Brown County Three Manitowoc men lost their lives and a fourth was seriously injured early this morning in an automobile-freight collision at Bellevue, Brown county, as they were returning from a district meeting of the Eagles at Green Bay. Hugo Butz, 54, of 1212 South 16th street, prominent in Eagles activities, employe of the city street department. John Daron, 53, of 1601 Washington street, for 27 years the inner guard of the Eagles aerie here, employed at the Kingsbury Breweries company. Walter J. Novak, 50, of 1013 South 23rd street, employe of the Aluminum Goods Manufacturing company. Injured: Henry Vogt, 32, of 1912 South 14th street, owner of the car, who suffered a fractured leg and possible internal injuries. Butz and Novak were almost instantly killed. Daron died shortly after 9 a.m. today in a Green Bay hospital. Vogt is expected to live, physicians said. Butz, Vogt and Daron were members of the Eagles degree team which took part last night in a district meeting held in Green Bay in honor of John A. Abel, national president of the Eagles. William Kustka, 1112 Manila street, also a member of the degree team, was to drive to the meeting with Vogt but at the last moment made other arrangements and so escaped the accident. At 1:50 A.M. The crash occurred at the railroad crossing in Bellevue on Highway 141 at 1:50 this morning when the car smashed into the front end of a Chicago and North Western freight engine as the train was pulling from a siding onto the main track on its way to Green Bay. Engineer Joe Petroski, pilot of the freight train, said he saw the automobile approaching the crossing when it was a block away. He set his whistle and emergency brakes, he said, and the train stopped almost as the crash occurred. The car crashed into the front end of the locomotive, bending the cow-catcher. The front of the automobile was telescoped, and the motor completely crushed and pushed into the front seat. The freight train, No. 169, had been waiting on the siding for No. 212. The freight was late on its northen run because it was held up in Manitowoc waiting for a ferry. As the machine hit the train Vogt, who apparently was driving, was thrown out the left side of the car and under the train. Wheels of the train, however, did not pass over him. Daron was thrown out on the pavement on the right side of the car. Inquest Planned Butz and Novak were in the back seat when authorities arrived. Both were apparently living when they were taken from the car but were pronounced dead upon entry to a Green Bay hospital. Daron, who suffered critical head and internal injuries, was given little chance to live when doctors examined him and died several hours later. "The car appeared to pick up speed between the point where I first saw it, coming around a curve, and the railroad crossing." Engineer Petroski told authorities. "It hit the right front corner of the locomotive." The car was against the train, facing south, as the freight came to a stop. Coroner Orlan Miller of Brown county, said he was making plans for an inquest into the cause of the three deaths. The tragedy early today is not to interfere with the Eagles meeting at the clubrooms tonight, according to President William Kustka. The speaker will be John A. Abel of Marion, Ohio, grand worthy president of the order, who spoke last night at Green Bay. The meeting will be confined, however, to the speaking program. Butz Rites Saturday Hugo Buts, 54, a past worthy president of the Manitowoc aerie of Eagles, was born in this city in 1885, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Engel- (Continued on Page 18, Col. 5) (Continued from Page 1) bert Butz, and always resided here with the exception of two years spent at Grand Rapids, Mich. He was educated in the schools of the city and for years was employed as a foreman in the plant of the American Seating Company. When the plant moved to Michigan he went to Grand Rapids and remained two years when he returned to Manitowoc. In recent years he has been employed with the Manitowoc Street Department. In addition to serving as former president of the Eagles he was a member of the degree team of the order and was recording secretary of the Catholic Order of Foresters. He is survived by his widow, the former Ingabor Sather, who he married in 1927; daughter, Marie, at home; son, Frederick, at home; mother, Mrs. Katherine Butz of this city; two brothers, Reinhardt and Edwin, both of this city; two sisters, Mrs. Joseph Prchal of Chicago, Mrs. Warren Gamble of this city. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9:45 a.m. from the Pfeffer funeral home and at 10 from the St. Boniface church. Burial will be in Evergreen cemetery. The body may be viewed from Friday morning until the hour of the services. Birthday Was Sunday John Daron, of 1601 Washington street, was 53 years old, having observed his birthday last Sunday. Born in this city in 1886 he always resided here. He was employed for many years in the plant of the Kingsbury Breweries company. He was one of the veteran Eagles of the Manitowoc aerie, having served as inner guard for 27 years. He married Miss Mary Kujawsky in 1910. She survives with two sons, Lester and John Jr., both of this city; brother, August, of this city; four sisters, Mrs. Alex Herman, Mrs. Oscar Wendorf, Mrs. John Woytal, Mrs. John Komorawski, all of this city; and a grandchild (Survivor omitted for privacy.) The body may be viewed at the funeral home from Friday morning until the hour of the services. Walter J. Novak, 50, of 1013 South 23rd street, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Novak was born at Newton and spent most of his life in this city. He was employed for the past 15 years at the Aluminum Goods Company plant. In 1920 he married Catherine Wilczek at Chicago. Survivors are the widow; two sons, Eugene, 13, and Edward, 18; brother John, of this city; six sisters, Mrs. John Czekala, Mrs. Mary Markowski, Mrs. Frank Masiak Tillie, all of this city; Mrs. Veronica Peterman of Milwaukee, Mrs. Charles Dedrichs, of California. Burial will take place Monday at 9 a.m. from the St. Mary's Catholic church, the Rev. John Landowski officiating. The body is at the Leschke funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. Thursday, October 19, 1939 P. 1 and P. 18 (Note: There are photos of the 4 men and one of the car with the article)


VALENTINE DEMBSKI A cerebral hemorrhage suffered by Valentine Dembski, 76, after returning home from work at the Manitowoc Shipbuilding company was the cause of his death early last evening. Mr. Dembski, a janitor at the yards, resided at 2111 Madison street. A native of Poland, having been born there on Dec. 13, 1868, Mr. Dembski came to this country and Manitowoc county in 1904. He was married in 1891 to the former Constance Paskiwiecz, who preceded him in death 13 years ago. The body was taken to the Pfeffer funeral home where it will lie in state from Wednesday morning until the hour of services on Thursday morning. Brief rites at 8:30 o’clock at the funeral parlors will be followed by a requiem mass at 9 o’clock at St. Mary’c Catholic church with the Rev. John Landowski officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s cemetery. Surviving Mr. Dembski are four daughters, Mrs. Luke Patek, Kewaunee; Mrs. Joseph Bohman and Mrs. Elmer Techse, both of Manitowoc, and Mrs. Charles Sorenson, Chicago; five sons, Frank, Joseph, Alois and Stanley, all of Manitowoc and Pvt. Chester, Camp Robinson, Little Rock. Ariz.; one brother, John Dembski, Manitowoc; two sisters, Mrs. John Bruski, Pulaski and Mrs. Nellie Mapsczak, Kewaunee, 17 grandchildren and one great grandchild. The rosary will be rccited at the funeral home at 7 o’clock Wednesday evening. Manitowoc Herald Times, August 7, 1945 P. 2


JOHN DEMPSKY John Dempsky, 89, died Tuesday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Theodore Tadych, 1120 S. 21st St., Manitowoc. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Friday at the Leschke Funeral Home and at 9 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church. The Rev. John Landowski will officiate with burial in St. Mary Cemetery. Mr. Dempsky was born in Poland in 1863 and came to Manitowoc in 1880. He was a brick layer and mason by trade. In 1898 he married Mary Bauer. She died 12 years ago. Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Edward Rathsack and Mrs. George Lottermoser of Milwaukee and Mrs. Theodore Tadych of Manitowoc; and two sons, Edward of Milwaukee and Max of Racine; two sisters, Mrs. Walter Malciak of Kewaunee and Mrs. John Brusky of Pulaski; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday until time of services on Friday. The rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Manitowoc Herald Times Wednesday, November 19, 1952 pg. 2-M


KATHRYN DEMPSKY From Der Nord Westen, 25 Apr. 1907: 51-year old Mrs. Stanislaus Demski here died yesterday morning and will be buried tomorrow morning from the Polish Church.


MARCEL J. DEMPSKY Marcel J. Dempsky, age 88, of Manitowoc, died Tuesday morning, March 14, 2006, at St. Mary's Nursing Home, Manitowoc. Marcel was born on Nov. 25, 1917, in Manitowoc, son of the late Matthew and Ella Budnik Dempsky. He was a graduate of Lincoln High School with the class of 1935. Marcel attended Fond du Lac College, and the University of Wisconsin. He also took graduate courses at the University. Marcel served with the U S. Army from April, 1941 until August 1945, with a tour of duty in the South Pacific for three years as an infantryman with the 32nd Infantry Division. On Aug. 24, 1946, he married Mary Agnes Valinski at the former Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Two Rivers. Marcel was employed at the Manitowoc Associated Bank as a cashier and retiring as Vice President after 32 years in 1980. Marcel was a past member and officer of the Manitowoc County March of Dimes, Manitowoc County Bankers Association, a member of the former St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Waugemasako Council Boy Scouts of America where he was honored with the Silver Beaver Award and the Kiwanis Club. Marcel was also a member of Manitowoc Mens Garden Club, Manitowoc County Republican Party, Third Degree Knights of Columbus, Eagles Club, Manitowoc County Historical Society, American Association of Retired Persons, Disabled American Veterans Post 24, Lakeshore Humane Society. Survivors include his wife: Mary Dempsky, Manitowoc: two daughters and sons-in-law, one brother and sister-in-law, and his special pal Moonlight. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. A private memorial service was held with the burial of the cremated remains at St. Mary's Cemetery, Manitowoc. In lieu of flowers memorials would be appreciated to the Lakeshore Humane Society. The Pfeffer Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, Manitowoc assisted the family with funeral arrangements. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the 3rd floor staff at St. Mary's Nursing Home for their care and compassion shown towards Marcel and his family. Herald Times Reporter, March 20, 2006


MATT DEMPSKY Matt S. Dempsky, 53, former local building contractor, died early this morning at this home, 1911 Marshall street, following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Friday at the leschke funeral home, and at 9 o'clock at the St. Mary Catholic church with the Rev. John Landowski officiating. Burial will take place in the St. Mary cemetery. Born in this city in 1894, Mr. Dempsky was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Dempsky. For 20 years he operated his own carpenter contracting business and for eight years was employed by the Gerl-Drumm Lumber company until ill health forced his retirement two years ago. In 1918 he married the former Ella Budnik of this city who survives him with two sons, Marcel, a student at Fond du Lac and Clarence, a student at University of Iowa; two brothers, Jess of this city and Frank; three sisters, Mrs. Steve Malley of Manitowoc, Miss Gussie Dempsky and Mrs. Arthur Forsythe, both of Los Angeles. The body may be viewed at the Leschke funeral home from 2 p.m. Wednesday until the time of services Saturday. The rosary services Friday. The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Thursday. Manitowoc Herald Times Tuesday, February 3, 1948 pg. 2


MARY DERLA Mrs. Mary Derla, 78, of 2101 Hamilton street, died Sunday at the home. She had been ill two weeks. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. from the home and at 9 o’clock from the St. Mary’s Catholic church, the Rev. John Landowski officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s cemetery. Mrs. Derla, nee Mary Powalicz, was born in Poland in 1860 and came to Manitowoc at the age of 22. She was married to John Derla 57 years ago. He died four years later. Survivors are a brother, Joseph, Milwaukee; sister, Mrs. Frank Sobieczyk, city; 12 grandchildren and 17 grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Michael Kaminski, died in 1937. Mrs. Derla was a member of the Rosary society of the St. Mary’s congregation. The body was moved to the home this afternoon from the Pfeffer funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times, March 6, 1939 P. 2


MARY DERUS Mrs. Mary Derus, 70, lifetime Manitowoc resident who made her home at 1611 Madison St., died late Friday Morning at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, after a lingering illness. Funeral services will be at 8:30 a.m. Monday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 9 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church. The Rev. John Landowski will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. The former Mary Pokorski was born Oct. 21, 1886, daughter of the late Jacob and Agnes Schott Pokorski. She was married to Walter Derus in August of 1914. He died in 1920. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Bachmann, two sons, Alex and Erwin, a brother, Michael, and 10 grandchildren, of Manitowoc. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home where the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times–Two Rivers Reporter, Sat., 19 Oct. 1957, page 9


PAULINE DERUS Mrs. Stanley Derus, 66, of 1130 S. 20th St., Manitowoc, died Wednesday morning at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, after a lingering illness. Funeral services will be at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Leschke-Bergner Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 9 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church. The Rev. John Landowski will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Derus, the former Pauline Ziarnik, was born at Manitowoc June 22, 1890, daughter of the late Michael and Veronica Mella Ziarnik. She was married July 3, 1916. Mrs. Derus was a member of St. Mary Altar Society. Surviving her are the husband, a son, Norbert of Milwaukee; a brother, Wenzel of Manitowoc; a sister, Mrs. Michael Pokorski of Manitowoc and three grand- children. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Friday where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, Wednesday, April 24, 1957 P. 22


STANLEY J. DERUS Stanley J. Derus, 76, formerly of 1130 S. 20th St., Manitowoc, died Tuesday at St. Francis Hospital, Milwaukee. Funeral services will be at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Leschke-Bergner Funeral Home and at 9 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. John S. Landowski will officiate and burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery. Mr. Derus was born April 3, 1891, in Poland and came to America in his youth. He was employed 40 years by Mirro Aluminum Co. and retired in 1956. He married Pauline Ziarnik July 3, 1911. His wife died in 1957. Survivors include a son, Norbert, of Milwaukee; three brothers, Frank and Raymond, of Sheboygan and Alvin, of Oakland, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Martha Heinzen and Mrs. Irene Jesinski, of Sheboygan and three grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Friday where at 7:30 p.m. the Rosary will be recited. Manitowoc Herald Times, August 9, 1967 P. 16


WALTER DERUS PNEUMONIA IS DEATH CAUSE After an illness of but a few days Walter Deros(sic) passed away yesterday at his home on So. Sixteenth street, from an attack of pneumonia. The decedent was a native of Germany where he was born June 18, 1889, and was therefore but thirty-one years of age at the time of his death. He was employed as a cabinet maker at the plant of the American Seating Co., in this city for a number of years. Besides his wife and three children he leaves his parents, residents of Sheboygan, surviving him. The funeral will be held Saturday morning from St. Mary's church. Manitowoc Herald News, July 8, 1920 p.1


EVA DONARSKA Eva Deornarsky birth: 1820 Germany death: 26 September 1905 Manitowoc, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin father: Joseph mother: Saloma spouse: Paul Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


BENJAMIN DRILL Benjamin J. (Benny) Drill, 63, of 1015A S. 25th St., Manitoowc, died Friday at home of a coronary attack. Funeral services will be at 8:30 a.m. Monday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 9 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. John Landowski will be celebrant of the solemn requiem high Mass. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Drill was born March 14, 1901, at Manitowoc, at Manitowoc, son of the late George and Anastasia Bury Drill. He attended St. Mary school and always resided at Manitowoc. He married Selma Budnik June 20, 1934 at St. Mary, and she died May 2, 1959. He had worked 42 years as a trucker in the spinning department at Mirro Aluminum Co., and retired in March, 1964. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 706 and the Mirro’s 25 Year Club. Survivors are four brothers, Peter, Henry and Ted, of Manitowoc and Stanley of Milwaukee; four sisters, Mrs. John Osesek, Mrs. Herbert Matte and Mrs. Erwin Podrabsky, of Manitowoc, and Mrs. Helen Labinski of Milwaukee, and nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Sunday where at 7 p.m. the Rosary will be recited. Manitowoc Herald Times, March 13, 1965 P. 14


THEODORE DRILL Theodore (Scotchie) Drill, 84, of 1615 Hamilton St., Manitowoc, died Monday morning, February 26, 1990, at Holy Family Medical Center, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. Presiding the Mass of Christian Burial will be Rev. Roman Zbieranski OFM. Military graveside services will be accorded by the VFW Otto Oas Post 659 in St. Marynd, three brothers and a sister. Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. Prayer Service will be held at 7 p.m. led by Father Roman. Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter



ADOLPH J. DROBKA Adolph J. Drobka, 84, of 1505 Division St., Manitowoc, died Sunday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Thaddus J. Kaszarek will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetry. Mr. Drobka was born June 17, 1886, at Manitowoc, son of the late John and Lucille Biolkwski Drobka. He resided at Manitowoc all his life. He married Josephine Kubiszewski Oct. 20, 1914 at Oshkosh. The couple celebrated its 55th wedding anniversary in 1969. Prior to his retirement in 1959 he had been employed as a salesman for the Manitowoc Seed Co. for 50 years. Mr. Drobka was a 50-year member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the United Commercial Travelers. He also was a member of the Holy Name Society and the Young Men's Club of St. Mary Church. Survivors include his wife; four sons, Edwin of New York, Adolph Jr. of Milwaukee and Allan and Robert of Manitowoc; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Florence) Johnston, of Manitowoc; a brother, Ignatz, of Newton; a sister, Mrs. Frank Fruzyna, of Newton; 20 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Tuesday where a memorial service will be at 8 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. March 8, 1971 ******** Funeral service for Adolph J. Drobka, 84, of 1505 Madison St., Manitowoc, who died Sunday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and 11 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Thaddus J. Kaszarek will officiate and burial will be in the church cemtery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 o'clock this Tuesday afternoon where a memorial service will be at 8 o'clock. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. March 9, 1971


JOHN DROBKA Pioneer of County Dies Joseph Ddobka(sic), aged 72, of Newton passed away at the home of his son, Adolph, 1503 Madison street last evening, death being due to an illness from which Mr. Drobka suffered but two weeks. Born in Poland, June 13, 1853 Mr. Drobka came directly to Wisconsin a few years later and has resided here since. He is survived by five children, Mrs. M. Gospodarek of this city, Miss Catherine Drobka of Newton and Adolph, Frank and Ignatz. The funeral will be held at St. Mary's church Monday morning at 9 o'clock. Manitowoc Herald News, Saturday, August 30, 1924 p.3


JOSEPHINE DROBKA Mrs. Josephine Drobka, 85, of 1505 Madison St., Manitowoc, died Saturday evening at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Joseph Mattern will officiate with burial in St. Mary Church Cemetery. Mrs. Drobka, nee Josephine Kubiszewski, was born March 4, 1891, at Oshkosh, daughter of the late Jacob and Hedwig Kubiszewski. After her marriage to Adolph J. Drobka, Sr., Oct. 20, 1914 at Oshkosh, they moved to Manitowoc, residing there since. Mr. and Mrs. Drobka celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1964. He preceded her in death March 7, 1971. She was a member of St. Mary Rosary Society, Catholic Women’s Club and Manitowoc Senior Citizens. Survivors include four sons, Edwin, of Winston-Salem, N.C., Adolph Jr. of Milwaukee and Allan and Robert, of Manitowoc, a sister, Mrs. Robert (Florence) Johnston of Manitowoc, 20 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. A brother and four sisters preceded her in death. Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home from 3 to 9 o’clock this Monday evening, where the Rosary will be recited at 3:30 o’clock by the Rosary Society and a memorial service will be at 8 o’clock by members of the parish and Catholic Women’s Club. Herald Times Reporter, August 9, 1976 P. 14


LUCILLE DROBKA MRS. DROBKA DIES TUESDAY Was a Resident of Manitowoc County Since 1881 Mrs. John Drobka, 79, a resident of Manitowoc since 1881, died here Tuesday night. Funeral services will be held from the home of a son, Adolph, 1505 Madison street, Saturday at 8:30 a.m. and at 9 a.m. from St. Mary’s Catholic church. Interment will take place in St. Mary’s cemetery. Maiden name of the deceased was Lucy Bialkowski and she was born in Poland in 1854. She came here in 1881 and married John Drobka 53 years ago. He died 10 years ago. This city and Newton were the residences of Mrs. Drobka during her 53 years’ residence in this country. For the past three years Mrs. Drobka resided with her son. Survivors are three sons, Adolph of this city, Ignatz, Newton, and Frank, Washington D.C., two daughters, Mrs. Michael Gospodarek, city and Mrs. Frank Fruzyna, Newton, three brothers, Anton Bialkowski of Newton and two brothers in Poland, 15 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The deceased was a member of the Holy Rosary society. The body will be removed to the home of Adolph Drobka Thursday from the Shimek and Schwartz funeral parlors. Manitowoc Herald Times, October 17, 1934 P. 16


PETER P. DRYLL ILL HEALTH IS CAUSE OF TRY AT SUICIDE Gassed War Veteran Cuts Self Three Times and Turns on Gas; Will Recover Despondency over ill health and his inability to perform regular work because of the effects of being gassed during the World War are believed to have prompted the unsuccessful suicide attempt of Peter Dryll, 34, at his home at 1205 South Eleventh street at 11 o'clock last night. He is at present in the Holy Family hospital suffering from self-inflicted cuts on both wrists and at the throat but is expected to recover as he severed no major artery. Brother Arrives in Time Prompt arrival of members of his family and medical assistance is believed to have been in a large measure responsible for life existing today. He was talking to members of his family over the telephone and is reported to have said he would be dead in the morning. A sudden break in the conversation caused members of the family to notify a brother and the latter immediately rushed to the home where he found Peter bleeding profusely and suffering from the effects of gas which he turned on to make certain the success of his attempt. Police authorities were called at 11:10 and at 11:20 o'clock had Dryll in the operating room at the hospital and his wounds were being closed. Because of the effects of the gas which he took into his system during the world war, Dryll has been unable to work regularly it is said, and it is also reported that members of his family were planning to leave him. Manitowoc Herald News, April 13, 1929 p.4


NICHOLAS DRZASTWA Nicholas Drzastwa, 99, of St. Mary Home for the Aged, Manitowoc, formerly of 225 Winter St., Saginaw, Mich., died Sunday morning, March 2, at the home. Fuenral services will be 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary Home Chapel. The Rev. Chrispin Nowakowski will officiate and burial will be in St. Mary Home Cemetery. Mr. Drazastwa was born Oct. 20, 1880, at Manistee, Mich., son of the late Adalbert and Mary Polczynski Drzastwa. He was a former member of St. Josephat (sic) Catholic Church, Chariton, Mich. Surviving is a siser, Sister M. Honorata of Chicago. Friends may call at St. Mary Home Chapel after 6 o'clock this Monday evening, where a prayer service will be at 7 o'clock. Parkside Funeral Home, Manitowoc, is in charge of arrangements. Herald Times Reporter, March 3, 1980 P.3 (Oct. 20, 1880/Mar. 1980/SSDI)


ALICE C. DUHNKE Alice Duhnke, age 96 of Appleton, formerly of Manitowoc, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2007 at St. Paul Home in Kaukauna. Alice was born March 29, 1910 in Kasel, Wis., the daughter of the late Stanley and Mary (Lipski) Gretz. She was united in marriage to Robert Duhnke in 1963. He preceded her in death. Alice was a former employee of the Schmidtman Company in Manitowoc. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) In addition to her husband and parents, Alice was preceded in death by her brother, Edwin, Gretz, and four sisters, Eleanor Becker, Martha Harrington, Pauline Browne and Dolores Prochnow. A Memorial Mass will take place at 11 a.m. on Wednesday Jan. 24, 2007 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 21st and Marshall Streets, Manitowoc. Friends may call directly at the church at the time of service. Inurnment will take place at Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. The Brettschneider-Trettin-Lederer Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements; (920) 733-7383. Herald Times Reporter, Jan. 22, 2007 (Note: Obit says Calvary, but she was found in this cemetery)


ANDREW DULAK Andrew M. Dulak, 71, of 1138 S. 22nd St., Manitowoc, died Wednesday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Thaddeus J. Koszarck will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Dulak was born Oct. 22, 1899, at Rosholt, Wis., son of the late Anton and Martha Richter Dulak. He married Julia Zigmund Oct. 22, 1938, at St. Mary Church, Manitowoc. His wife preceded him in death Feb. 16, 1968. He had been employed as a crane operator at the Manitowoc Medusa Portland Cement Co. Plant for 40 years, retiring in 1956. Mr. Dulak was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 706 of Manitowoc and the Holy Name Society of the church. Survivors include a brother, Leo, of Port Edward, Wis.; five sisters, Mrs. Veronica D. Markowski, of Manitowoc, Mrs. Johanna Zblewski, Mrs. Stanley Rafi?ck and Mrs. Martin Rydzewski, of Milwaukee and Mrs. Henry Stanislwski, of Big Falls, Wis., and nieces and nephews. A sister preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Thursday where a Memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. by the Holy Name Society, members of the parish and friends. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. September 8, 1971


EMILIE DUMSCHEK From Der Nord Westen, 27 July 1893: Death on Mon. of 8 yr. old Emilie Dumschek, daughter of Anton Dumschek in town Nordheim, of a chronic kidney illness. She was buried yesterday morning in the Polish cemetery.


JOSEPHINE DUZESKI Mrs. Theodore Duzeski, 59, of 1125 South 21st street, died Saturday at the Holy Family hospital of a cerebral hemorrhage. Funeral services will be held at8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Pfeffer funeral home and at 9 o'clock at the St. Mary's Catholic church, the Rev. John Landowski officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Duzeski, nee Josephine Chapleski, was born in this city in 1885 and in 1901 was married to Mr. Duzeski. They have since resided here. She was a member of the Rosary society of the St. Mary's church whose members will recite the rosary at the funeral home at 7:30 tonight. Survivors are the husband; two daughters, Mrs. Carl Jorgensen and Mrs. Clement Weier, of this city; four sons, Stanley, Alois, Edward and James, all of this city; sister, Mrs. Catherine Mrozinski, of this city; three brothers, Joseph and Paul of this city, Thomas of Chicago. The body may be viewed at the funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times Monday, December 11, 1944 pg. 2


STANLEY DUZESKI Stanley Duzeski, 70, of 1219 S. 21st St., Manitowoc, died Friday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday 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 St. Mary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Duzeski was born Jan. 23, 1902, at Manitowoc, son of the late Theodore and Josephine Chapelski Duzeski. He married Marcella Janssen in 1929 at St. Paul Catholic Church, Combined Locks, Wis. He was employed at Manitowoc Shipbuilding, Inc., until his retirement in 1964. Survivors include his wife and a son (Survivor omitted for privacy.); two brothers, Edward and James, of Manitowoc; two sisters, Mrs. Carl Jorgensen and Mrs. Clem Weier, of Manitowoc, and five grandchildren. A son, Alois, 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. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. December 9, 1972


THEODORE DUZESKI Theodore Duzeski, 91, formerly of 1125 S. 21 St., Manitowoc, died Tuesday evening at Manitowoc County Hospital. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Jens Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. John S. Landowski will officiate and burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Duzeski was born March 27, 1879, in Lcow(?), Poland, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Duzeski. He came to the United States, residing in Pennsylvania as a young boy, and later moving to Rhinelander in 1895, where he went to school. He married Josephine Chatleski in 1901 at Manitowoc, where they resided. He was employed by the City of Manitowoc for several years. His wife preceded him in death in 1944. Survivors include three sons, Stanley, Edward and James, two daughters, Mrs. Carl (Nellie) Jorgensen and Mrs. Clem (Florence) Weier, all of Manitowoc; a brother, Atty. Paul E. of Chicago; 15 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. A daughter, a son and a brother preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Thursday, where a Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. April 15, 1970


MIKE ERDMANN (Mrozinski Lot) Mike Erdmann, 76, of 1616 Columbus St., Manitowoc, died Sunday afternoon at the home of his sister, Mrs. Victor Mrozinski, where he had resided the past 38 years. Funeral services will be at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 9 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic church. The Rev. Edward Nowakowski will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Erdmann was born Sept. 28, 1883, in Poland, son of the late Francis and Eva Benbenek Erdmann. He came to the United States in 1903 and settled at Shicago. In 1921 he moved to Manitowoc. Prior to his retirement June 30, 1919, Mr. Erdmann was employed for 12 years by C. Reiss Coal Co. He never married. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Mrozinski of Manitowoc and Mrs. Agnes Dziejak of Poland; 12 nieces and five nephews. 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, June 8, 1959 pg. M-13


ANTON FELDMANN From Der Nord Westen, 28 Sep. 1899: Death on Mon. of the 1-yr. 9-mo. old son of John Feldmann here. The funeral was yesterday at the Polish Cemetery. ******* Mr. and Mrs. John Feldman, Seventeenth street, are mourning the loss of their infant son, Anton, who died yesterday. The child had been ill for some time and suffered from spinal meningitis. He was one year and nine months of age. The funeral will be held to-morrow and interment will be in the Polish cemetery. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Tuesday, September 26, 1899 P.2


ANTON FELTMAN Anton S. Feltman, 85, died Monday at the home of his son, Francis, of 1130 South 18th St., Manitowoc, following a lingering illness. Funeral plans will be announced Tuesday by the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc. Mr. Feltman was born in Poznan, Poland, in 1867 and moved to Two Rivers 65 years ago. Nine years later he married Miss Mary Mella. She died in 1935. He retired 18 years ago after serving as a teamster for the Lakeside Packing Company in Manitowoc. Survivors are a son, Francis of Manitowoc; daughter, Mrs. Harry Graczykowski of Manitowoc; and six grandchildren. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, February 23, 1953 P.5


FRANZISEK FELTMAN Francis Feldman birth: 1893 Manitowoc death: 8 January 1896 Manitowoc, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin father: John Feldman mother: Antonina Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


JAN FELTMAN (d. 1917) DEEP SLEEP, THOUGHT TO HAVE BEEN SLUMBER OF A TIRED OUT CHILD, PROVES TO BE DEATH Little Johnny Feldman, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Feldman, 1315 South Seventeenth street, died this morning after an illness of a few hours. The child was out yesterday and spent the afternoon playing about the yard with other children. When he ended his play and entered the house he complained of being sleepy and fell into a deep sleep from which he failed to awaken. The child had been apparently healthy and his death is a great shock to his parents. Funeral services will be from St. Mary’s church Wednesday morning. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Monday, April 23, 1917, Page 5


JOHN FELTMAN John Feltman, 79, died late Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Anton Zboralski, 1315 S. 17th street. Mr. Feltman is a former employee of the Rahr Malting company. The body will be removed to the Zboralski home at 1:30 p.m. Sunday from the Shimek and Schwartz funeral home, from where funeral services will be held at 8:30 Monday morning followed by a funeral mass in St. Mary's Catholic church. The Rev. John Landowski, pastor, will be the officiating clergyman. Burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery. Mr. Feltman was born in Poland Nov. 2, 1865, and came to Manitowoc 56 years ago. He married Miss Emma Nespodziany 53 years ago, and she preceded him in death in 1933. Surviving the deceased are four daughters, Mrs. Henry Novak, Mrs,. Ella Karthiesar, Mrs. Ellison Bebeau and Mrs. Zboralski, all of Manitowoc; two sons, Anton and Alois Feltman, both of this city; a brother Anton Feltman, Manitowoc, 11 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. The rosary will be recited at 7 o'clock Sunday evening. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, October 7, 1944 pg. 2


JOSEF FELTMAN (d. 1904) Joseph Feldmann birth: 11 April 1903 Manitowoc death: 9 July 1904 Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin father: Anton Feldmann mother: Mary Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


JOZEF FELTMAN (d. 1924) VISITS GRAVE OF WIFE THEN WALKS IN RIVER Jos Feltman, Age 94, Rescued, But Dies From Shock Although rescued from drowning in the river at Two Rivers by heroic action of a 19 year old boy who plunged into the water and saved him, Joseph Feltman, aged 94, who made his home with his son Anton Feltman, 1130 South Eighteenth street this city, realized his purpose of death, the shock and exposure of his experience being too much. Mr. Feltman died at noon today at Two Rivers. The body will be brought here although burial will probably be at Two Rivers. Went to Visit Wife's Grave Despite his 94 years Mr. Feltman was active and this morning announced his intention of visiting Two Rivers where he had resided up to eight years ago. Efforts to dissuade hime were futile and as it was believed he desired to visit the grave of his wife in that city, he was permitted to mke (sic) the jouraney (sic). It is said that the aged mna (sic) did make the pilgrimage to the resting place of his dead mate, but shortly after 9 o'clock employes of Plant No. 1 of the Goods Co. at Two Rivers noticed him pacing up and down the dock near the end of the Monroe street bridge. He was without a hat and it was thought he was looking for the headpiece. Suddenly, however, Feltman was noted to have slipped from the dock into the water and then to have apparently fallen down or dived under. Boy to Rescue Alfred Jebavy, 1,9 (sic) who witnessed the plight of the man from his bench at the Goods plant rushed across the bridge, nearly a half block, plunged into the river and succeeding in reaching Feltman in time to save him. He reached the dock and Feltman was removed to the first aid room of the Goods plant and was revived and it was thought would recover. While relatives here were notified and were enroute to Two Rivers with dry clothing for Feltman to return to this city, the aged man succumbed to the shock of the mishap and died at noon. Two Sons Reside Here Besides the son Anton with whom the deceased made his home, another son John resides at 1315 South Seventeenth street, this city. Mr. Feltman was a native of Bohemia and came to Manitowoc county many years ago. His wife died eight years ago. Funeral arrangements have not been made. No inquest will be held. It is believed that the aged man's mind was affected by his advanced age and by loss of his wife. Manitowoc Herald News, Thursday, May 1, 1924 P.1


LESTER J. FELTMAN Lester Feltman Killed in West Avalanche Buries Submarine Sailor MANITOWOC—Lester J. Feltman, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alois Feltman, of 1117A S. 23rd St., a sailor attached to the submarine USS Ramona, was killed Saturday at San Diego, Calif., when the overhang of a 100 foot cliff gave way and tons of rock and sandstone toppled upon him. Feltman had been skin diving and was standing in a cave in the Ocean Beach section of San Diego with William Preston, 21, a shipmate from Tacoma, Wash., who also was skin diving. Preston said the avalanche missed him but completely covered Feltman. He said he dug Feltman out but he was dead. Funeral plans are incomplete but services will be in Manitowoc and announced later in the week by the Pfeffer Funeral Home. Feltman was born in Manitowoc June 15, 1933, and attended the St. Mary parochial school and was graduated from Lincoln High School in 1951. He was employed for a time at the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Inc. For a year and a half he was a member of Battery D. Wisconsin National Guard, Two Rivers. Three years ago he enlisted in the navy. He was a member of the Young Men’s Club of St. Mary congregation. Surviving are the parents, sister, Sharon, at home; grandfather, Peter Gapinski, of Manitowoc. Manitowoc Herald Times, August 22, 1955 P. 1 ******** Funeral services for Lester J. Feltman, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alois Feltman, of 1117A S. 23rd st., Manitowoc, killed last Saturday at San Diego, Calif., when the overhang of a 100 foot cliff fell on him, will be held at 830 a.m. Saturday at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 9 a.m. at the St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. John Landowski will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Feltman was a sailor attached to the submarine USS Ramona on the west coast. The Drews-Bleser Post of the American Legion will conduct military rites at the grave site. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Friday. The St. Mary Young Men’s Club will recite the Rosary at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Manitowoc Herald Times, August 26, 1955 P. 13


MARYANNA FELTMAN MRS. FELTMAN DIES LAST EVE Funeral Will Be Held Monday From St. Mary’s Church Mrs. Mary Feltman, 63, of 1130 South 18th street, died last night. Funeral services will be held on Monday morning at 8:30 from the home and at 9 o’clock from St. Mary’s church with Father Pociecha officiating. Interment will take place in St. Mary’s cemetery. Mrs. Feltman was born Mary Mella on November 10, 1871 in this city. She was married to Anton Feltman Sr. on November 4, 1895. She is survived by the widower; two children, Mrs. Harry Graczykowski, city, and Francis Feltman, city; one brother, Mike Mella, city; two sisters, Mrs. Charles Tadych, city, and Mrs. Steve Zych, Newton; and one grandchild. Mrs. Feltman was a member of the Sacred Heart Society at St. Mary’s and was an active church member. The body will be removed to the home from the Pfeffer funeral home on Saturday afternoon. Manitowoc Herald Times, April 12, 1935 P. 2


STANISLAW FELTMAN Stanislaus Feldmann birth: 20 July 1904 Manitowoc death: 5 May 1906 Manitowoc, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin residence: 1906 Manitowoc, Wis. father: Anton Feldmann mother: Mary Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


WLADISLAW FELTMAN (d. 1929) ATTACK FATAL TO E. FELTMAN South side Young Man Passes Away a Family Home Last Night Contracting a severe cold a few days ago that developed into pneumonia, Edward Feltman, 29, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Feltman, 1315 South Seventeenth street, passed away Friday night at the home of his parents, where he resided. He was employed by John Becker and Sons and was born in this city Jan 4, 1900 and has always resided here. He was single. Besides his parents the deceased is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Henry Novak, Mrs. Peter Kartheiser, Mrs. Ellison Bebeau, and Mrs. Anton Zboralsky, and two brothers, Anton and Alois, all of this city. He was a member of the Eagles lodge and of the Stanislawa Kostki. Burial Tuesday Morning. The remains were removed to the Feltman home from the Shimek & Schwartz chapel this afternoon and funeral services will be held from the home Tuesday morning at nine o’clock to the St. Mary’s church. Burial will be in St. Mary’s cemetery. Manitowoc Herald News, December 28, 1929 P. 4


CATHERINE FENSKA Katherina Bruski Fensky birth: 1827 Germany death: 3 June 1904 Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin father: Thomas Bruski mother: Regina spouse: Albert Fensky Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


ALICE M. FROZENA Mrs. Alice Frozena, 68, of 1908 Columbus St., Manitowoc, died Monday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and 11 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. A nephew, the Msgr. Kenneth Frozena, will officiate with burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mrs. Frozena, nee Alice Matczynski, was born April 1, 1907, at Manitowoc, daughter of the late Jon and Katherine Zagrodnik Matczynski. She resided at Manitowoc all her life. She was married to Joseph J. Frozena Aug. 10, 1935, at St. Mary Church. He preceded her in death Aug. 17, 1973. She was a member of Manitowoc Senior Citizens. Survivors include two sons (Survivors omitted for privacy.); three brothers, Frank, Joseph and Walter Matczynski, and three sisters, Mrs. Edward Karl, Mrs. Frances Dietz and Mrs. Sophia Lachowicz, of Manitowoc and a granddaughter (Private) of Green Bay. A brother and a sister preceded her in death. Friends may call at pfeffer Funeral Home from 4 to 9 o'clock this Tuesday evening, where the Rosary will be recited at 8:30 o'clock. Herald Times Reporter, Manitowoc, Wis. December 23, 1975 P. 3 ********* (1 April 1907/December 1975/SSDI)


BERNICE FROZENA MRS. FROZENA DEATH Friday Death Came Three Years To Day After Husband's Mrs. Peter Frozena, 51, a resident of Manitowoc since a child, died Friday night at the Holy Family hospital, where she was removed from the home, 1144 South 24th street, four weeks ago. Her demise occurred just three years to a day from the date of the death of her husband. Maiden name of the deceased was Bernice Michalek, and she was born in Poland in 1882 coming here when a child with her parents, when they located in Manitowoc. She was married here in 1900 to Peter Frozena and they continued to make their home here since. The latter died in 1930. Survivors are one daughter, Pauline, a son Peter, two brothers, Ignatz and Michael, two sisters, Mrs. Louis Aumann and Mrs. Robert Weyna and a mother, Mrs. Stanley Kitz, all of this city, and one sister, Sister M Leocadia, a teacher in a parochial school at Whitelaw. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 9 a.m. from the St. Mary's Catholic church. The remains will be removed to the home from the Leschke parlors Sunday morning. Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, May 13, 1933 P.8


JOSEPH FROZENA Joseph J. Frozena, 65, of 1908 Columbus St., Manitowoc, died Friday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. A nephew, the Rev. Kenneth Frozena, will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Frozena was born Feb. 22, 1908, at Manitowoc, son of the late Joseph Frozena and Tillie Woznicki Frozena. He was a Manitowoc resident all his life. He married Alice Matczynski Aug. 20, 1935, at St. Mary Church. Prior to his retirement, he had been employed at Manitowoc Engineering Co. Survivors include his wife and two sons, his mother, Mrs. Tillie Frozena, a brother, Felix, and a granddaughter of Manitowoc. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday, where the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Herald Times Reporter, Manitowoc-Two Rivers, Wis. August 17, 1973


PETER FROZENA PETER FROZENA, 54, DIES TODAY AT HOME Having suffered with a stomach ailment for some time and undergoing an operation Peter Frozena, 54, passed away at his home 1144 South 24th street this morning at 10:45 o’clock. The deceased was well known in the city having made his home here for many years. Mr. Frozena was born February 21, 1876 at Newton, Wis., coming to Manitowoc with his parents to make his home when a young boy. He was married to Miss Bernice Michalek on October 8, 1900 who with a daughter Pauline and son Peter both at home survive. Three sisters, Mrs. John Zagrodnik, this city, Mrs. Mary Kaufman, this city and Mrs. Peter Malkowski of Two Rivers also survive. Funeral services will be held on Thursday morning at 9 o’clock from the St. Mary’s Catholic church. Manitowoc Herald News, May 12, 1930 P. 13


PETER P. FROZENA Peter P. Frozena, 70, of 1217 S. 22nd St., Manitowoc, died Sunday morning at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Thaddeus J. Koszarek will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Froszena was born May 17, 1902, at Manitowoc, son of the late Peter and Berniece Michalek Frozena. He married Mary A. Kowalski Aug. 29, 1929, at Manitowoc. He had been employed at Manitowoc Portland Cement Co. for 43 years, retiring in 1967. He was a member of the United Cement Lime and Gypsum Workers Union Local No. 34. Survivors include his wife, two sons and a daughter (Survivors omitted for privacy.); a sister, Mrs. Virgil Avery, of Manitowoc; and 13 grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, where a wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. July 3, 1972


ANNA FROZYNA SURVIVES HER HUSBAND ONLY SEVEN WEEKS Seven weeks after the death of her husband, Mrs. Anna Frozena(sic), a pioneer resident, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. Zangrodnik Sunday, aged 63. She had been in ill health for some time and the death of her husband was shock from which she failed to rally. She is survived by four children. The funeral will be held Wednesday. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Monday, July 30, 1917, Page 8 (Note: The daughter's surname may be Zagrodnik)


JOSEPH FROZYNA HEART FAILURE CLAIMS HIM AS HE SLUMBERS Joseph Frozena, 71, is Found Dead in Bed at His Home A victim of heart failure, Joseph Frozena was found dead in bed at his home, 1144 South Twenty-third street, Sunday. His death was a shock as he had not been ill and had retired Saturday night in apparent robust health. Mr. Frozena was born in Poland March 5, 1846, being 71 years of age. He came here in the 60s and for years was engaged in publication of a Polish paper and conducted a printing office. He is survived by a widow and four children, Peter Frozena, Mrs. John Zagrodnik, Mrs. Mary Kaufman, this city; and Mrs. Peter Malkowski, of Two Rivers. The funeral will be held Wednesday morning from St. Mary’s church. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Tuesday, June 12, 1917, Page 4 ********* Mr. and Mrs. John Glisch; Anna, Christina and Elizabeth Glisch, all of Milwaukee; Mrs. Estelle Bukoult, Roman Bukoult, and Mrs. Ida Kowalski, all of Stevens Point, have returned to their respective homes after attending the funeral here of the late Mr. Frozena. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Thursday, June 14, 1917, Page 3