ST. MARY'S CEMETERY OBITUARIES

Cato Township, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin

ALLEN L. MAHLOCH

Allen L. Mahloch, age 79, a resident of Manitowoc Health and Rehabilitation Center, joined the love of his life in heaven early Sunday morning, June 29, 2014 at the Center.
Allen was born on August 8, 1934 in Manitowoc, son of the late Gilbert and Pauline (Khail) Mahloch. He was a graduate of Valders High School with the class of 1952. After graduation he enlisted in the US Army. On October 19, 1957 he married Luella Meyer at St. Isadore Catholic Church, Osman. She preceded Allen in death on March 10, 1998. Allen operated the Mobil Gas Station in Valders prior to working as a Mechanic at Tractor Sales in Manitowoc Rapids. He owned and operated Mahloch's Service in Valders. Allen was a member of Holy Name Society, a past member of the Valders Lions Club and of Manitowoc Foster Parents Association. He also drove school bus for the Valders School District
He is survived by his five daughters and sons-in-law: Cindy and Harold Krogh, Manitowoc; Denise and Albert Pingel, Clarks Mills; Raeline and Hugh Springstroh, Kiel; Valerie and Jim Westerhausen, Manitowoc; Kay Ellen and David Scheibl, Kiel; 18 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law: Lloyd and Doris Mahloch, Kiel and Gary and Audrey Mahloch, Manitowoc; five brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Leonard and Marge Meyer, Norman Meyer, Donald and Sharon Meyer, Charlie and Judy Meyer, Paul Meyer, Ethel Meyer and Gloria Meyer; and four sisters-in-law and three brothers-in-law: Delores Boeckman, Dorothy and Ival Grotegut, Clementine Steinhart, Jeanne and Rich Freeze, and Leroy Waack. Many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends further survive.
Allen was also preceded in death by his son: Leon, one grandson, one great granddaughter, four brothers-in-law: Victor, Harold, Gilbert and Joseph Meyer; two sisters-in-law: Rita and Kathy Meyer; two brothers-in-law: Robert Boeckman and Jack Steinhart; one sister-in-law: Theresa Waack and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Richard Klingeisen, with cremation to follow the service at All-Care Cremation Center, Manitowoc, with burial of his cremated remains at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Clarks Mills at a later date.
The family will greet relatives and friends on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Clarks Mills; with a prayer service at 7:45 PM. The visitation will continue on Thursday morning, July 3, 2014 from 9:30 AM until 10:45 AM at the church.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.pfefferfuneralhome.com
The Pfeffer Funeral Home and All-Care Cremation Center, Manitowoc is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.
The family would like to thank the staff at Manitowoc Health and Rehabilitation Center for the wonderful care of our father.
Allen was a loving father, grandfather, great grandfather; with a wide variety of interests. They included stock car racing, antique collecting (mostly tractors and trucks), feeding the geese on his back pond, square dancing and treasured his years of bus driving.
We love you dad and grandpa, and we will miss you.


LEON A. MAHLOCH Leon A. Mahloch, age 41, a resident of River's Bend Health & Rehabilitation Center, Manitowoc, died on Friday morning, Sept. 14, 2007, at River's Bend. He was born on March 25, 1966, in Manitowoc, adopted son of Allen Mahloch and the late Luella (Meyer) Mahloch. Leon was a graduate of Valders High School, class of 1986. He was very involved with the River's Bend recreational and therapy department and was also a huge NASCAR fan. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 17, 2007, at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Dave Zimmerman. Leon will be laid to rest at St. Mary Cemetery, Clarks Mills, following cremation. The family will greet relatives and friends at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw, from 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 17, 2007, until the time of service at 6 p.m. The Christianson & Deja Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, Valders, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of River's Bend Health & Rehabilitation Center, and Dr. Tim Maatman and Amy Schleunes for their care and compassion shown towards Leon and his family. Herald Times Reporter, Sept. 15, 2007


LUELLA M. MAHLOCH Luella M. Mahloch, age 60, of 2104 Madson Road, Manitowoc, died Tuesday afternoon, March 10, 1998, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 13, 1998, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. John Conrad. Cremation will follow and burial of the cremains will take place at St. Mary Church Cemetery, Clarks Mills. She was born March 21, 1937, in Osman, daughter of the late Isadore and Lorina Schuler Meyer. She was a graduate of St. Gregory High School in St. Nazianz. On October 19, 1957, she married Allen Mahloch at St. Isadore Catholic Church, Osman. Luella was employed as a Nurses Aid at Manitowoc Health Care Center for over 24 years, retiring in 1996, due to her illness. Survivors include her husband, Allen Mahloch, Manitowoc; five daughters and sons-in-law, Cindy and Harold Krogh, Manitowoc, Denise and Albert Pingel, Cato, Raeline and Lee Evenson, Valders, Valerie and Jim Westerhausen, Reedsville, Kay and Dean Konik, Cleveland; one son, Leon Mahloch, Hilbert; 15 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one step great-grandchild; seven brothers and sisters-in-law, Victor and Ethyl Meyer, Newton, Harold and Gloria Meyer, Plymouth, Norman and Rita Meyer, Green Bay, Leonard and Marge Meyer, St. Nazianz, Donald and Sharon Meyer, Texas, Charles and Judy Meyer, Plymouth, Paul and Kathy Meyer, St. Nazianz; five sisters and brothers-in-law, Theresa and Leroy Waack, Manitowoc, Deloris and Robert Boeckman, Manitowoc, Dorothy and Ival Grotegut, Newton, Clementine and Jack Steinhart, Plymouth, Virginia and Richard Freeze, Plymouth; two brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Lloyd and Doris Mahloch, Kiel, Gary and Audrey Mahloch, Manitowoc. Also surviving are nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by two infant brothers and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gilbert and Pauline Mahloch. Friends may call at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills, from 4-8 p.m. Thursday (Tonight) and Friday morning from 9 a.m. until the time of service at 10 a.m. The Christianson-Deja Funeral Home, Valders, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Manitowoc Herald Times – Thursday, March 12, 1998 – page A2



ALICE MALLMANN MALLMAN, Miss Alice—Age 22, died Saturday at home in Quarry of pneumonia, after a week's illness., Survived by parents, three sisters, two brothers. Funeral Tuesday 9:30 a.m. from St. Mary's Catholic church, Clarks Mills. Burial in church cemetery. Body to Mallman home Sunday afternoon. Manitowoc Herald Times Monday, April 26, 1937 pg. 10


DOROTHY MALLMANN Mrs. Dorothea Mallmann, 86, linving at Anna M. Reiss Home, Sheboygan, the past 12 years and formerly of St. Nazianz, died Friday morning at the home. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills, the Rev. Henry Ahrens officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Mallmann was born Dorothea Riesterer Feb. 6, 1874, at St. Nazianz, daughter of the late Mauris and Magdeline Riesterer. She was married to John Mallmann in 1898 at St. Nazianz and they lived in the area for many years. He preceded her in death several years ago. Until her retirement in 1946, she was postmistress at Quarry for many years. Survivors include two sons, Louis of Fond du Lac and Raymond of Kohler; three daughters, Mrs. Norbert Christel of Valders and Mrs. Minnie Yecke and Mrs. Wallace Meves of Sheboygan; 15 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Friends may call at Gerend Funeral Home, Sheboygan, after 3 p.m. Sunday. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, January 7, 1961 pg. M-9


JOHN MALLMANN John Mallman, 69, died suddenly of a heart attack Tuesday evening at the home Funeral services will be held Friday at 9:30 a.m. from the St. Gregorys Catholic church in St. Nazianz. Burial will be at Clarks Mills. Mr. Mallman was born at Phoenix, Mich., in 1873 and in 1898 married Miss Dorothy Riesterer, in St. Nazianz, where they since resided. He was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters. Survivors are the widow; three daughters, Mrs. William Yecke, and Mrs. Wallace Meves of Sheboygan; two sons, Louis, of Fond du Lac, Raymond of Kohler; brother, Joseph, of this city; three sisters, Mrs. Rank of St. Nazianz, Mrs. Elizabeth Feldman of Manning, Iowa, Mrs. Kate Bialk, of Chicago; and 11 grandchildren. The body is at the Kellenbenz funeral home in St. Nazianz, where the rosary will be recited tonight. Manitowoc Herald Times Thursday, May 7, 1942 pg. 2 ******** John (March 23, 1873-May 6, 1942 -husband of Dorothy nee Riesterer [married Feb. 21, 1898 at St. Gregory] -son of Andrew Mallman and Anna Hoffmann -general laborer -born Phoenix, Michigan -died from "acute coronary occlusion and arteriosclerosis") (from researcher of St. Gregory church records/see contributors page)


ALICE MANEY Alice C. Maney, age 69, of 4508 Menchalville Rd., Reedsville, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004, in Scottsdale, Ariz. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Jim Jugenheimer with burial to follow at the church cemetery. She was born Aug. 17, 1934 in Reedsville, daughter of the late Edward and Ottila Miller Schuh. Alice was a graduate of Reedsville High School, class of 1952. On Oct. 19, 1957 she married John Maney at St. Mary Catholic Church in Reedsville. Alice assisted in running the family farm with her husband John. She was a member of the Christian Mothers of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. Survivors include her husband, John Maney, Reedsville; three daughters and one son-in-law: Carol Maney, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Jolene Maney, Chicago; Maria Maney Stenzel and her husband, Brian, Green Bay; four sons and one daughter-in-law: Dale Maney, Mt. Calvary; Keith and Tina Maney, Chilton; Todd Maney, Reedsville; Brian Maney, Valders; seven grandchildren: Marissa, Angelica, Ali, Brandon, Camden, Madison and Emily Elizabeth; six sisters and brothers-in-law: Bernice and Kenneth Brochtrp, Reedsville; Corrine and Paul Staudinger, Reedsville; Eleanore and Donald Brunig, Kissimmee, Fla.; Florence and Norbert Braun, Brillion; Germaine and Bill Hoyer, Brillion; Irene and John Nenahlo, Brillion; three brothers and four sisters-in-law: Donald and Joyce Schuh, Sun Prairie; Edward and Theresa Schuh, Pine Ridge, S.D.; Leon Schuh and special friend, Carolyn, Reedsville; Gloria Steinfest, Brillion, Nancy Mathes, Chilton; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Elaine Neymeyer and her husband, Norbert, DePere; Marlene Oman and her husband Dick, Fond du lac; Nancy Bonk and her husband Dennis, Allouex; Tom Maney and his wife, Eileen, Manitowoc; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. Alice was also preceded in death by an infant sister, Mary; two brothers, Harland and Ken and her godson, Roy Braun. The family will greet relatives and friends at St. Mary’s Catholic church, Clarks Mills, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at 11 a.m. The Christianson & Deja Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Manitowoc Herald times - Sunday, Jan. 25, 2004 - page A3


ANNA MANEY Miss Annie Maney, a young lady about nineteen years of age, daughter of Mich. Maney, died last week. Manitowoc Pilot Thursday, April 27, 1882


JAMES A. MANEY James Maney, 80, Cato, died this morning at 2 a.m. at the Holy Family Hospital, where he had been a patient for the past two weeks. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 9:30 a.m. from the home and at 10 o’clock from the St. Mary Church at Clarks Mills, the Rev. Father Francis X. Kheil officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Maney was born in Cato July 14, 1859 on the farm which he operated at the time of his death. He was married in 1890 to Margaret O’Loughlin. Mrs. Maney died in 1930. Mr. Maney was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters and the Holy Name Society of the St. Mary’s Catholic church at Clarks Mills. He served as treasurer of the school district some years ago. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Edward Cohen of Cato, Miss Clara Maney, Manitowoc and Miss Lucille Maney of Milwaukee; five sons, Ray and Irving on the home farm, Leo of Manitowoc, Francis of Valders and Allan of Tampaa, Fla., one brother, Thomas of Milwaukee and 17 grandchildren. The body will be in state tonight at the Berge Funeral parlor in Valders and will be removed to the home Wednesday, where it will remain until the time of services. Manitowoc Herald News – Tuesday, December 19, 1939 – page 7



JOHN MANEY John "Jack" Maney, age 78, of 15101 Old Irish Road, Reedsville, died Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010, at his residence. Jack was born on Feb. 15, 1932, in Reedsville, son of the late Irving and Laura (Gill) Maney. He was a graduate of Valders High School with the class of 1950. On Oct. 19, 1957, he married the former Alice Schuh at St. Mary Catholic Church, Reedsville. She preceded him in death on Jan. 21, 2004. Jack was an owner and operator of a dairy farm in Reedsville retiring in 1991. He was a member of the Farm Bureau and the Holy Name Society, Clarks Mills. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) Jack was also preceded in death by: brothers-in-law and an infant sister-in-law; Harland Schuh, Ken Schuh, Paul Staudinger, and Mary Schuh; his godson: Roy Braun, and a nephew: Dave Neumeyer. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. David Zimmerman with burial to follow at St. Mary Catholic Church Cemetery, Clarks Mills. The family will greet relatives and friends from 9 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. Jack was happiest when spending time with his grandchildren or when on the golf course. Wintering in Arizona gave him ample time to practice his golf swing and enjoy his retirement. He will be sadly missed by his family, friends and golf buddies. The Christianson & Deja Funeral Home is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Herald Times Reporter, Aug. 9, 2010


MARGARET MANEY MRS. JAMES MANEY DIES TODAY AT CATO HOME Mrs. James Maney, aged 66, passed away this morning at the farm homestead in Cato, after only a few days illness. Burial will probably be Monday morning from the Catholic church at Clarks Mills. Her maiden name was Margaret Laughlin, and she was married in Cato to James Maney who survives her with the following children; Raymond and Irving at home, Allen of Tampa, Fla., Frances of Valders, Mrs. L.W. Pasewalk of this city, Leo, city and Mrs. Edward Cohen and Clara of Cato. Manitowoc Herald News Saturday, November 8, 1930 pg. 1


MICHAEL MANEY Mr. Michael Maney died of consumption last Friday. A very large procession of mourning and sympathizing friends followed his remains to their last resting place on Sunday. Manitowoc Pilot Thursday, May 31, 1883


RAYMOND MANEY Raymond Maney, 48, overseas veteran of World War I, and a guard at the Manitowoc Ship Building Company was fatally stricken with a heart attack at eight o'clock this morning, shortly after reporting for duty. Mr. Maney had gone to the west end of the Soo line bridge to relieve another guard when he collapsed. Ralph Fico and Walter Downs of the U.S. Navy Guard Patrol, walking behind him, rushed to his aid and with Charles Sycora, another guard, applied artificial respiration at a small guard shelter nearby. The city ambulance manned by Officers Clarence Tomchek and Ben Buchowski, moved Mr. Maney to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead on entrance. Since moving into the city two years ago from Cato Mr. Maney resided with his sister, Miss Claire Meany of 841 North Eighth street, a teacher in the city schools. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 8:30 a.m., from the Wattawa, Urbanek and Schlei funeral home and at nine o'clock from the Sacred Heart church, the Rev. Louis Schorn officiating. Burial will be in St. Marys cemetry at Clarks Mills. Mr. Maney was born in Cato in 1893, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Meany. He joined in farming on the homestead and enlisted in American forces during the first World war. He served 11 months overseas with the AEF. Returning, he resumed farming. Two years ago he sold the farm and moved to the city. He was active for years in Amercan Legion circles, at one time being commander of the Valders post. After moving here and joining the guard force at the ship yards he joined the Drews post in this city. He was also a member of the Manitowoc aerie of Eagles. Survivors are three sisters, Mrs. Ed Cohen of Cato, Lucille of Washington and Claire of this city; four brothers, Allan of Tampa, Fla., Leo of this city, Irving of Cato and Francis of Valders. The rosary will be recited Friday evening at the funeral home. The body may be viewed there after 7 o'clock tonight. Manitowoc Herald Times, January 7, 1943 P. 2


ANNIE MANLICK Mrs. Jos. Mendlick died Sunday at 1:30 and was buried Tuesday at 8 a.m. from St. Mary'se (sic) church, interment being in the Catholic cemetery at Clark Mills. Deceased was 64 years of age and leaves a husband, three daughters, Mrs. F.J. Kubale, Mrs. Wm. Boellcher and Margaret Mendlick, and one son, Jos., of Whitelaw, to mourn her death. A son and daughter died some years ago. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Thursday, December 4, 1913 P.4 ******* (Note: 1900 Maple Grove twp. census: Joseph Manlick age 53; Annie Manlick age 52; son Joseph age 21)


EDWARD J. MANLICK Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Milwaukee, for Edward M. Manlick, 48, who died Sunday morning at home at Milwaukee. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery, Clarks Mills. Survivors are his wife, Emily, four sons, Dale, Dennis, Russell and Wayne, and a daughter, Judy, mother, Mrs. Joseph F. Manlick, of Manitowoc; two brothers, Fred, of Manitowoc and Roman, of Reedsville and a sister, Mrs. Elmer Kleman, of Manitowoc. His father preceded him in death. Manitowoc Herald Times Wednesday, January 19, 1966 pg. T-11


FRANK MANLICK Frank Manlick, Sr., 79 years old, died suddenly at his hime in the town of Cato, where he had lived 58 years. Madison Capital Times - April 4, 1923 - page 6


JOHN MANLICK From Der Nord Westen, 20 Dec. 1900: Death Fri. of Town Franklin resident John Mandlik of consumption. ******* (Per notice, death should have been Fri. 14 Dec 1900,no death for that date. There is one for Friday 7 Dec 1900. Death index: Dec 07, 1900/MENDLIK, John/co. death index v.6 p.336 possible parents: Wenzel and Barbara (Bishell) Manlick in marriages) ******** John Mendlik birth: 22 May 1873 Cato, Wis. death: 7 December 1900 Franklin, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Clarks Mills, Wis. residence: 1900 Franklin father: Wenzel Mendlik mother: Barbara Bishel Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


JOSEPH F. MANLICK Joseph F. Manlick, 78, of 1215 S. 13th St., Manitowoc, died Thursday at Manitowoc County Hospital where he had been a patient for a month. Funeral services will be at 10:15 a.m. Saturday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc and at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. The Rev. Henry Arens will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Manlick was born July 6, 1885, in the Town of Cato, son of the late Frank and Magdolina Dederick Manlick. He married Mathilda Heinzen June 13, 1911, at St. Gregory Catholic Church, St. Nazianz and the couple farmed the homestead at Cato Falls. They resided there until 12 years ago, coming to Manitowoc. Mr. Manlick served many years on the Cato School Board and was a member of Holy Name Society of St. Mary Church and Catholic Knights of Wisconsin. They observed the golden anniversary of their wedding in 1961. Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Elmer Kleman of Manitowoc; three sons, Frederick of Manitowoc, Edward, of Milwaukee and Roman, of Rt. 2, Reedsville; three brothers, John of Auburndale, Wis., Louis of Arpin, Wis., and Frank of Manitowoc; 14 grandchildren and a great grandchild. A brother and a sister preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home where the rosary will be recited at 8 o’clock this Friday evening. Manitowoc Herald Times - Friday, July 26, 1963 - page T3



MATHILDA MANLICK Mrs. Mathilda Manlick, 78, formerly of Family Heritage Home, Manitowoc, died Wednesday at Manitowoc County Hospital. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. The Rev. Leander Nickel will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Manlick, nee Heinzen, was born Feb. 23, 1891, at St. Nazianz, daughter of the late Matt and Josephine Kautzer Heinzen. She was married to Joseph Manlick June 13, 1911, at St. Nazianz, and the couple owned and operated a farm at Cato Falls until 1951, moving to Manitowoc. Mr. Manlick died July 25, 1963. She was an honorary member of Christian Mothers societies of St. Mary Clarks Mills and St. Boniface parishes. Surviving are two sons, Frederick, of Manitowoc and Roman,k of Rt. 2, Reedsville, two sisters, Mrs. Edward Zachek, of Manitowoc and Mrs. Orrin Bernklau, of Milwaukee, 14 grandchildren and a great grandson. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Friday where at 8 p.m. the Rosary will be recited. Manitowoc Herald Times Thursday, September 18, 1969 pg. M-19


ROMAN MANLICK Roman E. Manlick, age 75, of rural Reedsville, died Sunday morning, March 21, 1999 at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 24, 1999 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. John Conrad, burial will follow in the church cemetery. He was born November 27, 1923, in the town of Cato, Manitowoc County, son of the late Joseph and Mathelda Heinzen Manlick. Roman attended St. Mary’s School at Clarks Mills and farmed at the family farm with his wife until his retirement. He married the former Georgianna Braun, October 5, 1946, at St. Michael Catholic church, Whitelaw. Roman enjoyed hunting and trap shooting with his sons and was a charter member of The Rockland Hunting club. Survivors include his wife, Georgianna; one daughter and son-in-law, Shirley (Larry) Walters, Manitowoc; two sons and two daughters-in-law, Bill (Val) Manlick, rural Reedsville, Jim (Jackie) Manlick, Green Bay; four grandchildren, Nick (Kerry) Walters, Green Bay, Carrie Walters, Manitowoc, Philip and Erin Manlick, Green Bay; two great-grandchildren, Alexandria and Jasmine; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Elmer Klaeman, Norbert and Gail Braun, Gordon and Alice Braun, Al and Janet Braun, all of Whitelaw, Wilbert and Gertrude Hastreiter, Cato, Janet McDaniel and Laura Braun, Manitowoc, Vivian Rychtarick, Lisle, Ill. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Friends may call at the Christianson & Deja Funeral Home, Valders, from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Mary’s School would be appreciated. Manitowoc Herald Times - Tuesday, March 23, 1999 - page A2



ANN C. MARLBOROUGH From Der Nord Westen, 23 Jan. 1902: Death Wed. last week in Clarks Mills of 82-yr. old Mrs. Marlborough of old age debility. The funeral was held Friday. ******** Ann Cannan Marlborough birth: 1817 Ireland death: 15 January 1902 Clarks Mills, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Clarks Mills residence: 1902 Cato father: Cannan spouse: Francis Marlborough Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


CYRIL MARLBOROUGH (Buried in Evergreen Cemetery) Cyril G. Marlborough, 71, of 2008 LaFollette Ave., Manitowoc, died unexpectedly early Sunday morning at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mittnacht Funeral Home and at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Innocents Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Leo J. Schmitt will officiate and burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Clarks Mills. The Rev. Leander Nickel will officiate at graveside. Mr. Marlborough was born March 20, 1899 in the town of Franklin, son of the late George and Mary Doolan Marlborough. He attended St. Michael Parochial school at Whitelaw and spent most of his working life employed as a structural steel worker, retiring in 1964. He married Helen Gintner August 25, 1925 at St. Mary Catholic church, Clarks Mills. They made their home there until moving to Manitowoc three years ago. He was a member of Iron Workers Local No. 8, Milwaukee; Clarks Mills Sportsmen’s Club; Holy Name Society, Knights of Columbus and St. Vincent de Paul Society. Survivors include his wife; two sons, James of Manitowoc and Donald of Racine; five daughters, Mrs. Lawrence (Kathryn) Lambries of Manitowooc; Mrs. James (Delores) Kautzer of Rt. 1, Valders; Mrs. Chester (Mary) Vogel of Kiel, Mrs. David (Madge) Burich of Green Bay and Mrs. Roger (Carole) Schamburek of Manitowoc; three sisters, Mrs. August Hoeft of Clarks Mills, Mrs. Ray Peschek of Milwaukee and Mrs. Leo Flaherty of DePere and 27 grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 o’clock this Monday afternoon where a rosary will be recited at 7 o’clock this Monday evening by the St. Vincent de Paul Society and the Knights of Columbus. A wake service will be at 8:30 o’clock this Monday evening by the Holy Name Society and the parish members. Manitowoc Herald Times – Monday, May 25, 1970 – page 26 ******** (b. 20 Mar. 1899/d. May 1970/SSDI)



FRANCIS MARLBOROUGH From Der Nord Westen, 26 Mar. 1903: Death Tues. in Clarks Mills of 88-yr. old Frank Marlborrough, of old age debility. The deceased came to our county in 1850 and is survived by 4 children. His funeral will be held today.


FRANCIS MARLBOROUGH (d. 1917) CLARKS MILLS MAN, EARLY DAY MUSICIAN, DEAD, AGE 63 Francis Marlborough, Member of 1st Orchestra of Co. Francis Marlborough, familiarly known as “Frank the Violinist” whose services as a musician in pioneer days of the county, particularly at Clarks Mills, were often in demand, is dead at the age of 63 years. In early days no dance was quite complete without the services of “Frank” whose rendition of the “Irish Washerwoman” and similar dance music for the old fashioned square dance, were features of many village gatherings of the period. Of late years the deceased had made his home with his sister, Mrs. John Pepperd, at Clarks Mills, Mrs. John Holloran of this city is also a sister. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Thursday, January 04, 1917, Page 8 ********* CLARKS MILLS Funeral services for the late Francis Marlborough was held from St. Mary’s church Saturday at 10am and was very largely attended. The pall bearers were: Messrs. Thos. Watt, Hugh Holloran, George Marlborough, John McCulley, James Holloran and Thos. Marlborough. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Monday, January 08, 1917, Page 4


GEORGE MARLBOROUGH George Marlborough, 79, Cato farmer, died early today at the Holy Family hospital, following a lingering illness. He was born in Cato in 1865 and in 1898 married Miss Mayme Doolan. They located on the present homestead farm near Clarks Mills. Survivors are the wife; two sons, Cyrill of Clarks Mills and Thomas on the home farm; four daughters, Sister Madelin of St. Louis, Mrs. August Hoeft and Mrs. Ray Paschel of Milwaukee, Mrs. Leo Flaherty of Stark; a sister, Mrs. Anna Halloran of Madison; and 13 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the St. Mary's church in Clarks Mills. The body may be viewed at the Marlborough home, where it was removed this afternoon from the Watt Funeral home in Maple Grove. The rosary will be cited at 8 o'clock Friday evening. Manitowoc Herald Times Thursday, October 5, 1944 pg. 2


MARY MARLBOROUGH Mrs. George Marlborough, 87, of 1620 Hamilton St., Manitowoc, died late Tuesday afternoon at Manitowoc County Hospital after a coronary attack. Funeral services will be at 9:15 a.m. Friday at Mittnacht Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. The Rev. Henry Arens will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. The former Mamie(sic) Doolan was born Oct. 4, 1876, in the Town of Morrison, Brown County, daughter of the late Bartholomew and Sarah Watt Doolan. She attended St. Patrick School at Maple Grove and in June of 1898, she was married to George Marlborough at Maple Grove. They operated a farm near Whitelwaw and later at Clarks Mills until the death of Mr. Marlborough in 1944. Mrs. Marlborough moved to Manitowoc and made her home with a son, Thomas, until 1961. She had resided at Shady Lane and more recently at Manitowoc County Hospital. For many years Mrs. Marlborough had been active as a leader in the 4-H Club of Clarks Mills and had been a member of the County Homemakers Club. She was a member of St. Mary Christian Mothers Society at Clarks Mills. Surviving are two sons, Cyril of Clarks Mills and Thomas of Manitowoc; four daughters, Sister M. Madeline of St. Joseph Academy, Green Bay, Mrs. August Hoeft of Clarks Mills, Mrs. Ray Peschek of Milwaukee and Mrs. Leo Flaherty of Denmark; five sisters, Mrs. Helen Kane of Manitowoc, Mrs. John Keehan and Mrs. Henry Wittig of Green Bay and Miss Margaret Doolan and Mrs. Leo Lee of DePere; 18 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. by St. Mary Christian Mothers Society and Knights of Columbus. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. April 1, 1964 P. 14


THOMAS MARLBOROUGH Thomas E. Marlborough, 60, of 411 North Ninth St., Manitowoc, died at his home following an apparent heart attack. He was found Saturday afternoon. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mittnacht Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Claude LeClair will officiate and burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Clarks Mills, with the Rev. Leander Nickel officiating at graveside. Mr. Marlborough was born Oct. 11, 1909, in Town of Franklin, Sheboygan County, son of the late George and Mamie Doolan Marlborough. He attended schools at Whitelaw and Clarks Mills and was graduated from Valders High School in 1927. He assisted with the operation of the family farm, east of Clarks Mills until 1945. He then became a structural steel worker and had been employed at the Two Creeks Nuclear Plant at the time of his death. He was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters, Whitelaw Court No. 730, and Iron Workers Local No. 8, Milwaukee. Survivors include a brother, Cyril, of Manitowoc and three sisters, Mrs. August Hoeft, of Clarks Mills, Mrs. Ray Peschek, of Milwaukee and Mrs. Leo Flaherty, of DePere. Friends may call at the funeral home, where a Rosary will be recited at 8 o'clock this Monday evening. The casket will remain closed. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. February 9, 1970


JEANETTE I. MARTIN Funeral services for Mrs. Wallace Martin, 46, of Crivitz, Wis., formerly of Chilton and the City of Two Rivers, who was killed in a head-on collision near Waupun Monday noon, will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers and at 10 a.m. at St. Mark Catholic Church, Two Rivers, the Rev. Michael Koch officiating. Burial at St. Mary Cemetery, Clarks Mills. Mrs. Martin, nee Jeannette Pieschel, was born in the Town of Two Rivers, Aug. 5, 1927, a daughter of the late George and Mathilda Pruess Pieschel. For a number of years she was employed at the former Two Rivers Reporter and the former Manitowoc Herald-Times as a teletype operator. She was married June 19, 1948 to Wallace Martin at St. Mark church, Two Rivers. Besides her husband, she leaves three daughters, Debbie of Madison, Kathy and Susan of Crivitz; her stepmother, Mrs. Emily Pieschel of Two Rivers; four sons, Gregory of Two Rivers, Terry of Green Bay; Stephen in the Armed Forces in Alabama and Bryan of Crivitz; two sisters, Mrs. Mildred Schwab of Manitowoc, Mrs. James (Evelyn) Sustman of the Town of Two Rivers; a step-sister, Mrs. Carl Domenoski of Two Rivers; a brother, Donald Pieschel of Two Rivers; a stepbrother, Otto Blaha and one grandchild. Friends may call at the funeral chapels from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday where memorial services will be at 8 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times - Tuesday, Sept. 18, 1973 - page 3


WALLACE D. MARTIN Wallace D. Martin, 67, of 2908 Prairie Street, Two Rivers, died Tuesday at St. Mary’s Home, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mark Catholic Church. Rev. David Beaudry will officiate and burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Clarks Mills. He was born July 9, 1923, in Two Rivers, son of Roselee Kraynik Martin and the late Douglas Martin. He married Jeannette Pieschel June 19, 1948, in Two Rivers. She preceded him in death in 1973. Survivors include his mother, Rose Martin of Two Rivers; five sons and two daughters-in-law, Greg Martin of Sandy, Utah, Terry and Lynette Martin of North Salt Lake, Utah, Steve and Claudia Martin of Lawton, Okla., Brian Martin of Lawton, Okla., Brain Martin of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Chad Martin of Manitowoc; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Deb Fisher of Minneapolis, Kathy and David Beeman of Japan, Sue and Dan Johnson of Oregon, Ill.; a sister and brother-in-law, Beverly and Don Pieschel of Two Rivers; 18 grandchildren. Friends may call from 8:30 – 10:15 a.m. Saturday at Klein and Stangel Funeral Home. Manitowoc Herald Times - Friday, June 7, 1991 - page B10



EUGENE MCCARTHY From Der Nord Westen, 22 Aug. Death in Cato Sun. of 21-yr. old Eugene McCarty of consumption. The funeral was Tues. morning in Clarks Mills.


GEORGE M. MCCARTHY FORMER CLARKS MILLS MAN IS DEAD IN EAST En route from Pittsburgh, Pa., where his death occurred yesterday, the body of George McCarty, former Clars Mills man and son of Mrs. John McCarty, 1311 Washington Stree, this city, will arrive here tonight and will be buried at Clarks Mills tomorrow. Funeral services will be held at clarks Mills at 9:30 tomorrow morning. News of the death of mr. McCarty was received in messages yesterday but no details are given except that death took place at a hospital at Pittsburgh. Deceased was 52 years of age and unmarried. He left Manitowoc county about 30 years ago. He is survived by three brothers, John, at Cato; Ray and Donald of this city, and by five sisters, ZMrs. N. McCully, this city, Mrs. A.C. Murphy and Mrs. O.J. Wagner, at Chilton and Mrs. LaVerne Johnson and Mrs. Jessie Johnson at Valders. Manitowoc Herald News Wednesday, March 11, 1931 pg. 10



HANNAH MCCARTHY MRS M’CARTHY DIES AT HOME OF DAUGHTER Mrs. John McCarthy, 78 a pioneer resident of the county, passed away on Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jesse Johnson of Valders, with whom she has been making her home since last June. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning from the Johnson home to the St. Mary Catholic Church at Clarks Mills at ten o’clock with interment in the cemetery there. The maiden name of the deceased was Hannah Cavanaugh and she was born in Maple Grove May 18, 1853. After her marriage to John McCarthy they made their home on a farm in the town of Cato. Twenty years ago they retired and removed to this city, living at 311 Washington Street. Mr. McCarthy passed away fourteen years ago. Five daughters, Mrs. Neil McCully of this city, Mrs. O.J. Wagner and Mrs. A.C. Murphy of Chilton, Mrs. Jesse Johnson and Mrs. Verne Johnson of Valders; three sons, John of Cato, Ray of this city and Donald of Milwaukee and one brother, Thomas Cavanaugh of Minden, Nebr., survive. Manitowoc Herald Times – Friday November 27, 1931


JOHN MCCARTHY (d. 1917) FORMER CATO RESIDENT DIES HERE Saturday Burial of J. McCarty (sic) to take Place at Clarks Mills Tomorrow John McCarty, a pioneer resident of the county and for years a farmer at Cato, died at his home, 1311 Washington street, Saturday night after a lingering illness of several months. The funeral will be held at Clarks Mills tomorrow. Mr. McCarty was born in Ireland and came here with his parents when a boy, later operating a farm at Cato and removing to the city in later years of his life. He is survived by an aged widow and ten children, George, of Mt. Union, Pa.; John and Ray and Mrs. Charles Wilhel, Clarks Mills; Donald McCarty and Mrs. W. McCully, this city; Mrs. Bess and Mrs. Verne Johnson of Collins; Mrs. C. Murphy, Marshfield; Mrs. Otto Wagner of Hayton. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Monday, January 29, 1917 P.8 ******** Thomas and Jere Cavanaugh of Minden, Neb. are here to attend the funeral of their brother in law, the late John McCarthy. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Tuesday, January 30, 1917, Page 3


JOHN E. MCCARTHY (d. 1965) John E. McCarthy, 80, of Rt. 1, Cato, died Saturday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc after a short illness. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Reedsville Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. The Rev. Henry Arens will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. McCarthy was born October 21, 1885 at Menden, Neb., son of the late John and Hannah Cavanaugh McCarthy. He married Margaret Nate June 4, 1914 at St. Patrick Catholic church, Maple Grove and the couple farmed in the Town of Cato. He was assessor in the township a number of years, charter member of the Catholic Order of Foresters and member of the Holy Name Society. Surviving are his wife, five daughters, Mrs. Elmer (Lorraine) Fischer and Mrs. Edwin (Marjorie) Engelbrecht of Manitowoc, Mrs. Frank (Loretta) Bartel of Sheboygan, Mrs. Lester (Veronica) Gerl of Valders and Mrs. Pat (Charlotte) Keeley of Japan; two sons, Earl of Manitowoc and Leroy at home; three sisters, Mrs. Otto Wagner of Chilton, Mrs. Jess Johnson of Rt. 1, Valders and Mrs. Loretta Johnson of Manitowoc; 15 granchildren and four greatgrandchildren. Four brothers and three sisters preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home where at 7:30 o’clock this Monday evening, members of the Holy Name Society will recite the Rosary and at 8 o’clock Father Arens will conduct the parish vigil. Manitowoc Herald Times – Monday, March 8, 1965


LEROY MCCARTHY LeRoy G. (Mac) McCarthy, age 81, a resident of 3309 Yorkshire Lane, Manitowoc, entered into eternal rest, Saturday, February 12, 2005 at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center after a courageous battle with leukemia. Private family visitation and funeral services will be held at the Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home and Cremation Center. Deacon Tom Koch will officiate. Burial of his cremains will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery, Clarks Mills, Wis. LeRoy was born March 6, 1923 to the late John and Margaret Nate McCarthy. He attended St. Mary’s Catholic Grade School in Clarks Mills, and graduated from Valders High School in 1941. He married Ruth Denk, Oct. 8, 1947. Throughout the years, LeRoy was employed at various places, including farming on the “home farm” and the Manitowoc Engineering Co, from where he retired in 1985. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. He was an usher at the church and a member of the church’s Holy Name Society. He was an avid fan of the Milwaukee Brews, and particularly enjoyed aggravating local Chicago Cubs fans. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and will be greatly missed. Survivors include his wife, Ruth; three children, John (Sandy) McCarthy of Cato, Linda (Jeff) Preiss of Sheboygan, Connie (Tom) O’Malley of California; nine grandchildren, Casey, Rebecca, Theresa and Brittany McCarthy; Jenna (Brad) Rosewald, Chad (Sarah) Preiss; Jiriah, Nolan and Colin O’Malley; three great-grandchildren, Callie, Hannah and Kiersten; a brother, Earl (Shirley) McCarthy of Manitowoc; three sisters, Lauretta (Frank) Bartel of Sheboygan, Margie Engelbrecht of Manitowoc, Charlotte Mae (Bill) Redding of Florida; also nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and three brothers-in-law, Lorraine (Elmer) Fischer, Veronica (Lester) Gerl, and Eddie Engelbrecht and a grandson, Bevin O’Malley. The Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 628 N. Water St., Manitowoc, is assisting the McCarthy family with funeral arrangements. Manitowoc Herald Times – Monday, February 14, 2005 – page A3



MARGARET MCCARTHY Mrs. John (Margaret) McCarthy, 79, of Cato, died after a brief illness at Holy Family Hospital in Manitowoc early today. The former Margaret Nate, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Nate. She married John McCarthy on June 4, 1913. He died March 6, 1965. Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Frank Bartel of Sheboygan, Mrs. Pat Keeley of Great Lakes, Mrs. Elmer Fischer and Mrs. Eddie Englebrecht, both of Manitowoc, and Mrs. Lester Gerl of Valders; two sons, Leroy McCarthy of Cato and Earl J. McCarthy of Manitowoc; 15 grandchildren and six great grandchildren; two brothers, Charles Nate of Grimms and Archie Nate of Manitowoc. Mrs. McCarthy was a member of the St. Mary Catholic church in Clarks Mills and a member of the Holy Name Society of the parish. Funeral services will be held at St. Mary Catholic Church in Clarks Mills at 10 a.m. Thursday. Friends may call at Shimons Funeral Home in Reedsville after 4 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Clarks Mills cemetery. Sheboygan Press - Tuesday, July 19, 1966


RUTH M. MCCARTHY Ruth M. McCarthy, 85, 1121 Viebahn Street, Manitowoc, entered eternal lifeFriday evening, January 20, 2012 at her residence with her family by her side. Ruth was born October 9, 1926, at Clarks Mills, Wisconsin. She was the daughter of the late Louis and Agnes Jirik Denk. Ruth attended Valders High School and graduated with the class of 1945. She had been employed with Leverenz Shoe Factory, Lakeland Egg Company, and Ma’s Drive Inn in Valders over the years.  On October 8, 1947, she married LeRoy G. “Mac” McCarthy at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Clarks Mills. He preceded her in death on February 12, 2005.  Ruth will be remembered for her chocolate chip cookies, her Delicious Delight, her homemade dumplings, fudge, seafoam, crumb cake and her crocheted hangers. She will also be remembered for her generosity and thoughtfulness to others. Ruth also loved giving and receiving hugs.  She is survived by three children: Linda (Jeff) Preiss, Sheboygan, WI, and their children, Jenna (Brad) Rodewald, Manitowoc, and their children, Callie Preiss (Special friend Tyler Gass), Hannah Lesperance and Kiersten Rodewald; Chad (Sarah) Preiss, Alaska, and their daughter, Maya; John (Sandy) McCarthy, Cato, and their children: Casey (Tim) Hein, Madison, and Davis, Peyton and Jade; Rebecca (Matt) Wagner, Carbondale, CO, and their unborn child; Theresa McCarthy (Fiance Josh Redo), Manitowoc; Brittany McCarthy (Special friend Austin McCulley), Cato; Connie O’Malley, Monte Rio, Ca, and their children Jiriah, Nolan, Colin (Julie Karasik) and their children, Sasha, Ronin and Naomi; four sisters: Georgiana Witt, Patricia Crittendon, Marge (Fred) Burkart all of Manitowoc; Betty (Bob) Christel, St., Nazianz, WI. She is also survived by one brother-in-law; Earl McCarthy; two sisters-in-law: Charlotte Mae (Bill) Redding and Margie Engelbrecht; many nieces, nephews along with other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, two brothers: Louis and John Den;, two sisters: Dolores Kohlbeck and Irene Zipperer; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Veronica (Lester) Gerl, Lorraine (Jim) Fischer, Lauretta (Frank) Bartel, Robert Kohlbeck, Art Zipperer, Bill Crittendon, Eddie Engelbrecht, Lloyd Witt, Paul Vogel and Shirley McCarthy; two nephews: Steve Vogel and Butch Engelbrecht; one grandson: Bevin O’Malley.  Memorial services will be held 11 .m. on Wednesday, January 25, 2012, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. The mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Richard Klingeisen with burial of her cremated remains will take place at St. Mary’s Catholic Church Cemetery following the mass. Relatives and friends may call at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. Online condolences can be sent www.harriganparksidefuneralhome .com. The family wishes to thank Dr. Lynn Baatz and the staff of the Cancer Care Center at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center; Dr. Mark Herring, Kathy and Ann; Dr. Sean Benham; Holy Family Memorial Hospice staff and Jane Resar for their compassionate care and support given to Ruth and her family. The Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home and Crematory, North 11th and St. Clair streets, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter



HENRY MCCOURT From Der Nord Westen, 12 Oct. 1905: 44-yr. old Henry McCourt of Cato died Tues. in a hospital here. He leaves his mother and 3 sisters. The funeral will be held in Clarks Mills. ******** Henry Mccourt birth: Cato death: 9 October 1905 Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Cato, Wis. father: John Mccourt mother: Cathern Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


ALLOY F. MCCULLY Attorney Alloy F. McCully, 67, of 1618 Clark St., Manitowoc, died Sunday July 20, at St. Joseph Hospital, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Funeral services will be 9:15 a.m. Thursday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clark Mills. The Rev. John Conrad will officiate and burial will be in St. Mary Church Cemetery. Mr. McCully was born Aug. 25, 1912, at Manitowoc, son of the late Neil and Belle McCarthy McCully. He attended St. Boniface School and Lincoln High School, Manitowoc, St. Marys of Winona, Minn., and was graduated from Marquette Law School with the class of 1938. Following his graduation he practiced law in Manitowoc. He married Jean Clark Oct. 21, 1939, at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Manitowoc. Attorney McCully was employed for the U.S. Employment Service at Manitowoc, the Veterans Administration at Milwaukee, Wis., and the Navy Department as inspector of naval materials at Milwaukee. In 1959 he joined the Security Division of the Bureau of Ships in Washington D.C. and became chief inspector of Navship (sic) Headquarters Security Task Force from which he retired in 1972, when Atty. and Mrs. McCully came to Manitowoc to reside. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving from December of 1942 to December of 1945. He was a member of Wisconsin State Bar Association, Manitowoc County Bar Association, Senior Citizens, Elks Lodge No. 687 and Seagulls Club of Manitowoc. His wife preceded him in death Sept. 19, 1977. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Jan McCully of Clarksburg, Md., a daughter and son-in-law, Lynn and Joseph Salazar of Albuquerque, two granddaughters and a grandson (private). A brother, Dr. Gene J. McCully preceded him in death in 1961. Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, where a prayer service will be at 8 p.m. Herald Times Reporter, July 22, 1980 P.3


BEATRICE M. MCCULLEY Beatrice M. McCulley, age 87, of 2021 S. Alverno Road, died Tuesday, May 19, 2009, at the Manitowoc Health and Rehabilitation Center. Beatrice was born Oct. 30, 1921, in rural Cato, daughter of the late Jeremiah and Mary Pankratz Rolland. She graduated from Valders High School. She married Bernard John McCulley Dec. 29, 1942, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Clarks Mills. He preceded her in death May 26, 1990. Beatrice was employed for many years as a CNA at Maple Crest Nursing Home and most recently at the Manitowoc County Health Care Center until her retirement. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Clarks Mills, St. Mary's Christian Mothers, and member and past president of the Cato Homemakers Club. She enjoyed baking, gardening, reading, sewing, crocheting and baby-sitting for her grandchildren. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) Beatrice was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ben; two grandchildren: Andrew Panosh and Jill McCulley; sister: Florence (Don) Burke; brothers: Clem Rolland; Charles (Melba Knutsen) Rolland; Jim Brennan; Kelly Brennan; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Bud (Gert) McCulley; Charles "Cub" (Lenora) McCulley; Harold Pritzl; William Gerl; Ellie Ellestad; Ann Rolland; and Margaret (Alvin) Wallander; Mary (John) Ryan. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 23. 2009, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Clarks Mills. The Rev. Dave Zimmerman will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial with burial to follow in the parish cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the church from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and again on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the Mass at 11 a.m. A parish prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Memorials may be made to St. Mary's School in Clarks Mills. The family would like to thank Dr. Theobald, Amy Schleunes A.P.N.P., and the staff of the Manitowoc Health and Rehabilitation Center for the wonderful care and support given to our mother and our family. Herald Times Reporter, May 21, 2009


BERNARD J. MCCULLEY Bernard J. (Ben) McCulley, 69, of Clarks Mills, passed away unexpectedly Saturday morning, May 26, 1990, at Holy Family Medical Center, Manitowoc. Funeral mass will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills, Rev. John Conrad officiating and burial to follow in the church cemetery. He was born September 9, 1920, in the Town of Cato, son of the late Charles and Margaret Brennan McCulley. He attended St. Mary School and was a 1938 graduate of Valders High School. He was involved in construction as a crane operator for many years and retired from Manitowoc Engineering in 1982. He married Beatrice Rolland on December 29, 1942, at Clarks Mills. He was a member of the Horse Pulling Association and was a Road Commissioner for the Town of Cato for five years. Survivors include his wife, Beatrice; two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Ludene of Clarks Mills, Bernard Jr. (Barney) and Dorothy of Whitelaw; three daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Gary Clark of Two Rivers, Margaret (Peggy) and Allan Otto of Plattville, Wisconsin, Jan (Peach) and Joe Panosh of Manitowoc; two brothers and sisters-in-law, William and Gertrude McCulley of Manitowoc, Charles and Lenora McCulley of Reedsville; five sisters and four brothers-in-law, Margaret Wallander of Whitelaw, Leona and Harold Pritzl of Whitelaw, Jeanette and Dr. Earl Sylva of Sacramento, California, Dolores and Elton Ellestad of Valders, Dorothy and Bill Gerl of Sturgeon Bay; 14 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Ryan, and one grandson, Andrew. Friends may call at St. Mary Church, Clarks Mills, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to the time of services. Parish prayer service will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Christianson-Deja Funeral Home is serving the family. Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter



CHARLES J. MCCULLEY Funeral services for Charles K. McCulley, 72, of Valders, who died Sunday at his home, were at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Berge Funeral Home, Valders, and at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. The Rev. Henry Arens officiated and burial was in the church cemetery. (Pallbearers omitted for privacy) Manitowoc Herald Times, Wednesday, March 02, 1960 page 9


CHARLES L. MCCULLEY (d. 2001) Charles “Cub” McCulley, age 82, of 629 Manitowoc St., Reedsville, died on Monday, Oct. 1, 2001. He was born Jan. 13, 1919 in the town of Cato, son of the late Charles and Margaret (Brennan) McCulley. On July 3, 1948 he married Lenora Barnes at St. Isadore Catholic Church in Osman. Cub was a 1937 graduate of Valders High School. He served in the U.S. Air Force active duty from 1941 to 1947 and in the reserves for 16 years. He owned McCulley Hardware store in Grimms from 1952 to 1969 and then was a laborer and worked for various contractors in the area. He was a member of Holy Family Parish in Reedsville, American Legion Post #199, Reedsville AMVETS Post #1032, Reedsville 40et8, Retired Officers Association and Labors Local 1086. He is survived by his wife, Lenora, a son and daughter-in-law, Pat and Nancy of Reedsville; a daughter and son-in-law, Maureen and Gerald Deneen of Naperville, Ill., five grandchildren, Ryan and Molly McCulley, Mary, Claire and Kathryn Deneen; four sisters, Leone Pritzl of Whitelaw, Jeanette (Earl) Sylva of Sacramento, Calif., Delores Ellestad of Valders, Dorothy Gerl of Sturgeon Bay; two sisters-in-law, Gertrude McCulley of Fond du Lac and Beatrice McCulley of Manitowoc. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Mary Ryan and Margaret Wallander, and two brothers, William and Bernard. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Reedsville. The Rev. Tom Long will officiate. Burial will be at St. Mary Cemetery, Clarks Mills. Friends may call at the Wieting Funeral Home in Reedsville on Wednesday (Tonight) from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Thursday from 9 to 10 a.m. when family rites will be held. There will be a parish prayer service at 7:30 Wednesday evening. Manitowoc Herald times - Wednesday, October 3, 2001, page A6


JOHN MCCULLEY John McCulley, Well Known Cato Man, Dies John H. McCulley, prominent farmer of the town of Cato and who at one time represented his town on the county board, died yesterday at his home after a lingering illness, aged 64 years. He was born in the town of Cato and resided there all his lifetime. Besides his wife he leaves five children. They are Walter and Charles McCulley and Mrs. George Schuh of Cato, Miss Mae McCulley of Chicago and Peter McCulley who is a resident of Mexico. Two brothers and one sister also survive; Mrs. Bernard Murphy and Niel McCulley of this city and Edward McCulley of Cato. The funeral will be held from the Catholic church at Clark’s Mills tomorrow, Thursday morning. Manitowoc Herald News – Wednesday, March 16, 1921 – page 1


LENORA C. MCCULLEY Lenora C. McCulley, age 86, a resident of St. Mary’s Home, Manitowoc, formerly of Reedsville, died on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005. She was born on Jan. 6, 1919 in Manitowoc County, daughter of the late John and Harriet (Finch) Barnes. Lenora married Charles “Cub” McCulley on July 3, 1948 at Osman. She and her husband owned and operated C & L McCulley Hardware Store in Grimms from 1952 to 1969. Lenora also worked for Wicks Lumber Co. in Forest Junction until she retired. She was a member of Holy Family Parish in Brillion, Holy Family Ladies Solidarity and the American Legion Auxiliary in Reedsville. Survivors include her children: Patrick (Nancy) McCulley of Reedsville; Maureen McCulley Deneen and her husband, Gerald Deneen of Naperville, Ill.; five grandchildren: Ryand and Molly McCulley; Mary, Claire and Katie Deneen; a brother, Gerald (Geraldine) Barnes of Newton; and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cub on Oct. 1, 2001 and two brothers, Francis Barnes and Robert Barnes. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Feb. 26 at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Brillion. The Rev. Tom Long will officiate. Burial will be at St. Mary Cemetery in Clarks Mills. Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of service. The Weiting Funeral Home in Reedsville is assisting the family with arrangements. Manitowoc Herald times - Friday, Feb. 25, 2005 - page A3


MARGARET J. MCCULLY Mrs. Charles McCulley, 86, of Valders, died Thursday morning at Maple Crest Nursing Home, Whitelaw. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Christianson Funeral Home, Valders and 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. The Rev. Leander Nickel will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. McCulley, nee Margaret Brennan, was born Aug. 18, 1883 in Calumet County, daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret Finnegan Brennan. She was married to Charles McCulley Jan. 26, 1910 at Clarks Mills. She was a member of the Christian Mothers Society of St. Mary Church and the Valders American Legion Auxiliary. Her husband preceded her in death Feb. 28, 1960. Survivors include three sons, William of Manitowoc, Charles of Reedsville and Bernard of Rt. 1, Cato; six daughters, Mrs. Mary Ryan of Valders; Mrs. Alvin Wallander and Mrs. Harold Pritzl of Cato, Mrs. Earle Sylva of Sacrament, Calif., Mrs. William Gerle of Sturgeon Bay and Mrs. Elton Ellestad of Valders; a sister, Mrs. Katherine Harmon of California; 46 grandchildren and 43 great grandchildren. Manitowoc Herald Times - Thursday, July 2, 1970 - page T11


MARY A. MCCULLEY Miss Mary A. McCulley, 96, a resident of St. Mary Home for the past 19 years, died Friday afternoon, March 31, 1989 at St. Mary Home. The Mass of Christian Burial was held this Monday morning at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. Rev. Eugene Brochtrup officiated and burial was in St. Mary Cemetery, Clarks Mills. Mary was born May 27, 1892, in Interior, Michigan, daughter of the late John and Katherine Conrey McCulley. She began her registered nursing career at Oak Park Hospital, Oak Park, Illinois. She later moved to California, where she resumed her career as a private duty nurse for 30 years in the Pasadena, California area. In 1975 she retired and returned to Wisconsin. Survivors include nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Blanche MuCulley Schuh and Elizabeth and six brothers, Walter, Charles, Joseph, Edward, William and Pete McCulley. Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home, Manitowoc assisted with funeral arrangements. Manitowoc Herald Times - Monday April 3, 1989 - page B10 ******** (May 27 1892/Mar 31 1989/SSDI)



WALTER MCCULLEY Walter H. McCulley, 58 of Reedsville route 2, former chairman and treasurer of the town of Cato, died this morning at the Holy Family hospital after a month's illness. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 9 a.m. from the home and at 9:30 o'clock at St. Mary's Catholic church at Clarks Mills, the Rev. Lawrence Loerke officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be removed to the family home from the Watt Funeral Home on Friday at 11 a.m. and will be in state at the family home until the hour of the funeral. Mr. McCulley was born in the town of Cato on September 20, 1883, and lived there all his life. He married Rose Barry of Cato on April 30, 1912. She survives him, along with four daughters, Mrs. Arthur Stadler of Two Rivers, Kathryn and Florence McCulley of Green Bay and Irene McCulley of Manitowoc; one brother, Charles McCulley of Cato; two sisters, Mrs. George Schuh of Cato, and Miss Mary McCulley of Oak Park, Ill.; and one grandchild. Mr. McCulley was a farmer. He served the town of Cato as treasurer and chairman for several terms. He was a member of the Holy Name society and Catholic Order of Foresters. Manitowoc Herald Times Thursday, November 18, 1941 pg. 2


WILLIAM F. MCCULLEY From Der Nord Westen, 09 Nov. 1905: William McCulley of Cato, a brakeman on the Northwestern RR, while at work at Underhill Station near Oconto Sat., slipped and fell under the wheels of a freight car severing his left leg and causing internal injuries which claimed his life 24 hrs. later, ending his severe pain. He leaves a widow, 3 children, and his parents.


BELLE MCCULLY Mrs. McCully, 73, Badly Burned in Gas Blast, Dead Mrs. Belle McCully, 73, who was severely burned about the head, hands and legs when a gas explosion partially wrecked her home at 1022 South 16th Street, April 2, died Monday night at Holy Family Hospital where she had been confined since the tragedy. Still confined to the hospital but recovering from burns is Gale Heitz, 21 of Freeport, Ill., member of a crew of workmen employed by the Wisconsin Fuel and Light Company to make adjustments in the conversion from coal gas to propane gas. In critical condition since the blast, Mrs. McCully was permitted to see only members of the immediate family at the hospital. During one such visit with her son, Dr. Gene J.McCully, of 1125 North 12th St., the elderly widow told him the blast was set off when a gas worker struck a match in the gas meter room in the northeast corner of the cellar. She said she had led him into the room and was thrown against the wall by the force of the concussion according to Dr. McCully. When she was taken to the hospital she was reporting suffering from first, second and third degree burns and her condition remained critical from immediately after the explosion until she died. Coroner Theodore Teitgen said an inquest will be held soon. Funeral services for Mrs. McCully will be held at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 9 o’clock at the St. Boniface church, the Rev. Alfred Pritzl officiating. Burial will be in the Clarks Mills cemetery. Born Belle McCarthy in Clarks Mills in 1874, she was married to Neil McCully in 1900. She was a member of the St. Ann Christian Mothers. Survivors are two sons, Dr. Gene J. McCully of this city, Atty Alloy F. McCully of Milwaukee; three brothers, County Treasurer, Ray McCarthy of this city, Donald of Milwaukee, John of route 2, Reedsville; four sisters, Mrs. Jesse Johnson and Mrs. Loretta Johnson, route 1, Valders, Mrs. Otto Wagner of Chilton and Mrs. Arthur Murphy of route 6, Chilton and two grandchildren. The body will lie in state at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Wednesday until the hour of the services. The casket will not be opened. The rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times – Tuesday, April 8, 1947


JEAN G. MCCULLY Ms. A.F. (Jean G.) McCully, 73, of 1618 Clarks St., Manitowoc, died Monday in Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be 9:45 a.m. Thursday in Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and 10:30 a.m. in St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. The Rev. Leander Nickel will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. McCully, nee Jean G. McCarthy, was born Feb. 26, 1914, in Manitowoc, daughter of the late Francis and Isabelle Tracy McCarthy. She attended St. Boniface Catholic School and Lincoln High School, Manitowoc. She married Alloy F. McCully Oct. 21, 1939, in Manitowoc. Mrs. McCully was employed as a legal secretary in Manitowoc and also as a secretary to the City Manager of Rockville, Md. and secretary for Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland before her retirement. The couple returned to Manitowoc to reside in 1972. Survivors include her husband, Atty. Alloy F. McCully, a son, Brian of Mt. Airy, Md., a daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Lynn) Salazar of Albuquerque, N.M., two granddaughters, a grandson and an uncle, Louis H. Tracy of Manitowoc. Her stepfather, John C. Clark, preceded her in death in 1963. Friends may call in Pfeffer Funeral Home 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, where a prayer service will be at 8 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times - Monday, Sept. 19, 1977 - page 3



NEIL MCCULLY (d. 1934) NEIL M’CULLY DIES LAST EVE Veteran Railroad Engineer was 64 Years Old Neil McCully, 64, veteran Northwestern locomotive engineer died suddenly last night of a heart attack at his home, 1022 South 16th Street, three hours after he returned home from his day’s duties. Mr. McCully had not been ill and was at work Monday as usual. After eating supper he complained to his wife of feeling ill and was fatally stricken a while later. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 8:30 a.m. from the home and at 9 a.m. from the St. Boniface church. Interment will be at Clarks Mills. The deceased has been engaged in railroading for 44 years. He was born in the town of Cato in 1870 and in early life took up railroad work. He was located in Antigo for seven years before returning to Manitowoc. He was married in 1900 to Belle McCarthy of Cato. Survivors are his wife and two sons, Alloy and Dr. Gene J. McCully, both of this city. Mr. McCully was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Engineers, the Holy Name Society and the Catholic Order of Foresters. The body was removed to the home this afternoon from the Pfeffer Funeral Home. Manitowoc Herald Times – Tuesday, November 20, 1934


PATRICK MCCULLY BROTHER OF LOCAL MAN DEAD IN MICHIGAN Patrick McCully, Who was Here For Visit Recently, Passes Away Messages received today announced the death of Patrick McCully, brother of P.J. and Niel McCully of this city, at Menominee, Mich., at the home of his sister, Mrs. A.F. McGillis. Mr. McCully visited in this city during the past winter. Mr. McCully was 56 years of age and up to last fall made his home in the west. He had been in poor health for some time. Manitowoc Daily Herald, May 16, 1917, page 8 ********** The funeral of the late Patrick McCulley, who died at Menominee, Mich., will be held Friday morning at nine o’clock from the church at Clarks Mills. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Thursday, May 17, 1917, Page 2 ********** P.J. McCully left yesterday to return with the remains of his brother, Patrick McCully, who died there Wednesday. The deceased was an inmate of the Holy Family hospital here this winter for several months and returned to Menominee, thinking himself partly recovered. Mr. McCully was born in the town of Cato 56 years ago and spent his boyhood and early manhood in this county. His remains will be interred at Clark’s Mills Friday morning. Manitowoc Daily Herald,Thursday, May 17, 1917, Page 2 ********* (Note: His obit indicates he is here and many members of this family are in this cem. Niel McCully is also in this cem.)


ROSE MCCULLY Mrs. Walter (Rose) McCulley, 97, a Green Bay resident, died Friday afternoon, June 21, at Bornemann Nursing Home, Green Bay. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. John Conrad and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. McCulley was born June 16, 1888 at Chicago, Illinois. She was a member of St. Mary Christian Mothers and St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Green Bay. Survivors include four daughters and two sons-in-law, Mrs. Agnes Stadler of Rt. 2, Reedsville, Miss Kathryn McCulley of Green Bay, Mrs. C.N. (Florence) Christensen of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Mrs. Norbert (Irene) Gauthier of Green Bay; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Mary McCulley of Manitowoc; 12 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter, in 1941 and a grandson. Friends may call at St. Mary Church, Clarks Mills, 9:30 a.m. Monday at the time of services. Reedsville Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Manitowoc Herald Times - Saturday, June 22, 1985 - page 3



CHARLES MCGUIRE Charles E. McGuire, 75, of Kiel, died Monday evening at home following a brief illness. Funeral services will be at 9:45 a.m. Thursday at Reedsville Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Reedsville. The Rev. Adolph Dolezal will officiate and burial will be St. Mary Cemetery, Clarks Mills. Mr. McGuire was born Nov. 9, 1891 in Mennen, Neb., son of the late Richard and Margaret McCarthy McGuire. He married Mrs. Emma Cooper Klann Nov. 20, 1937. He was employed at Manitowoc Shipbuilding Inc., and retired about 10 years ago. He is survived by his wife, nieces and nephews. Two brothers preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Wednesday where the Rosary will be recited at 7:15 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times -Tuesday, February 21, 1967


ELSIE MCGUIRE Mrs. Elsie McGuire, 90, of 13405 McGuire Road, Cato, died Saturday, January 17, 1987, at Holy Family Medical Center, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. Rev. John Conrad will officiate and burial will be in St. Mary Church Cemetery. Mrs. McGuire, nee Elsie Miller, was born June 6, 1896, at Cato, daughter of the late John and Sophie Hartmann Miller. She married George McGuire on January 10, 1915 at St. Mary Catholic church, Clarks Mills. He preceded her in death in 1947. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Grace McGuire of Valders; a daughter, Mrs. Eleanor Holtz of Thiensville, Wisconsin; a son-in-law, Paul Hagert of Milwaukee; two brothers, Norman Pitchke of Two Rivers and Paul Pitchke of Milwaukee; two sisters, Sister M. Igna of Milwaukee and Leona Pitchke of Milwaukee; 10 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary McGuire Hagert. Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday at the church from 9:30 a.m. to the time of services. Prayer service 7 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times - Sunday, June 18, 1987 - page 17



GEORGE B. MCGUIRE George McGuire, 57, of route 1, Cato, died suddenly at his home this morning of a heart attack. The body will be moved to the McGuire home from the Pfeffer funeral home Saturday afternoon and funeral arrangements will be announced tomorrow. Mr. McGuire was born in Nebraska in 1889 and came here as a young man to reside on his present farm in Cato. In 1915 he married Elsie Miller. Survivors are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Paul Hagert of Milwaukee and Mrs. Melvin Holtz of Thiensville, one son, Richard, at home, two brothers, Charles of Cato and William of Milwaukee. Mr. McGuire was a member of the Holy Name society of the St. Mary's church at Clarks Mills. Manitowoc Herald Times Friday, September 6, 1946 pg. 2


MARGARET MCGUIRE Mrs. Margaret McGuire, 74, of 718 South 21st Street, died early Friday evening at the Holy Family Hospital. She recently submitted to an operation. Funeral services will be held Monday at 9 a.m. from the home of George McGuire of Cato, a son, and at 9:30 from the St. Mary Catholic Church at Claims Mills, with interment at the church cemetery. Mrs. McGuire, nee Margaret McCarthy, was born in the county in 1866 and in 1885 was married to Richard McGuire. They moved to Nebraska to locate on a farm in that state. After a few years, they returned to Wisconsin and purchased a farm in Cato. Mr. McGuire died eight years ago. Three years ago, Mrs. McGuire moved to this city. She was a member of the Christian Mothers of the Clarks Mills congregation. Survivors are three sons, George and Charles of Cato, William of Milwaukee and six grandchildren. The body may be viewed at the Pfeffer Funeral Home after 7 o’clock tonight and will be moved to the George McGuire home in Cato Sunday morning. Manitowoc Herald Times – Saturday, May 10, 1941


RICHARD MCGUIRE DIES IN HOME IN CATO TOWN Richard McGuire is to Be Buried Monday Morning Richard McGuire, aged 70, died at his home in the town of Cato, Friday at 4 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic church, Clarks Mills. Burial will take place in the church cemetery. Mr. McGuire was born in Washington D.C., June 5, 1863. He came to Manitowoc county in 1894 and made his home in Cato since 1908. In 1883 he married Margaret McCarthy who survives him. Besides his wife, the deceased is survived by three sons, Charles at home, William of Milwaukee and George of Cato and six grandchildren. Manitowoc Herald Times - August 5, 1933


HENRY MEANY Henry Meany, 82, of 1207 Marshall street, pioneer livery and garage operator in Manitowoc until his retirement 20 years ago, died this morning at the Holy Family hospital following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 am Wednesday at the Pfeffer funeral home, and at 9 o’clock at the St. Boniface church the Rev. Alfred Pritzl officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s cemetery at Clarks Mills. Mr. Meany was born in Maple Grove and when a young man came to this city. He opened a livery stable at Franklin and 13th streets, which in later years he converted to a taxi stand and garage. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Catholic Order of Foresters. In 1903 he married Miss Joanna O’Loughlin of Clarks Mills. She died last July 25. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Mary Agnes St. Dennis and Henrietta Meany of Milwaukee; brother, Michael of Smithville, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. P.J. McCully of this city and Mrs. Nell Cooney of Chicago; and a grandson, (private). The funeral may be viewed at the funeral home after 2:30 pm Tuesday. The rosary will be recited at 7pm Tuesday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, September 15, 1947 page 2


JOANNA MEANY Mrs. Henry Meany of 1207 Marshall street, died this morning at the Holy Family hospital following a cerebral hemorrhage. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 am Monday at the Pfeffer funeral home and at 9am at St. Boniface church, the Rev. Alfred Pritzl officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s cemetery in Clarks Mills. Mrs. Meany, nee Joanna Laughlin, was born in Clarks Mills and was married to Mr. Meany in 1903. Survivors are the husband, two daughters, Mrs. Mary Agnes St. Dennis and Henrietta Meany of Milwaukee; brother, J.S. Laughlin of Fond du Lac; sister, Mrs. T.E. Reddin of Manitowoc and one grandchild. The body may be viewed at the funeral home from 7pm Saturday until the time of services Monday. Mrs. Meany was a member of the Catholic Women’s club and the St. Ann’s CMA society. The rosary will be recited at 7pm Sunday at the funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times, Friday, July 25, 1947, page 2


JOHN MEANY (d. 1925) DEATH CLOSES LIFE BOOK FOR JOHN MEANY John Meany, lifelong resident of Manitowoc county, died at Maple Crest Sanatorium at Whitelaw last night after an illness which sent him to the institution for treatment last January. The funeral will be held Saturday morning with services at 9:30 at the St. Mary’s Catholic church at Clarks Mills, the Rev. Geiling officiating. Burial will be at the Clarks Mills cemetery. John Meany was born in Cato this county, January 1, 1854 and was sixty nine years old. He never married and remained with his parents on the farm until their death, the father being called first and in 1893 the mother died since which time he made his home alone, operating the farm until about three years ago when he retired. Surviving him are two brothers, James of Cato and Thomas of California and a sister, Mrs. Mary Cooney of Reedsville. Mr. Meany was never identified with any lodge orders and was never in politics. Manitowoc Herald News, Thursday, April 9, 1925 ******** The family is on the 1870 Cato census as Maney: Michell age 48; Elizabeth age 48; Margret age 16; John age 14; James age 10; Ann age 9; Thomas age 7; Peter age 2. ******** (He is on the 1880 Cato census as John Maney. Family: Michael Maney 50yrs; Elisa Maney 30yrs; children - John age 24; Mary age 22; James age 20; Annie age 19; Thomas age 18; Peter age 12. ******** It appears that Michael is buried as Michael Maney; Margarethe Many(sic) d. 1873; Annie Maney d. 1882; and Elizabeth d. 1897 and is buried as Elizabeth Meany and John was bur. as John Meany in 1925. All are in this cemetery.


BARBARA MENDLICK Mrs. Jos. Mendlick died Sunday at 1:30 and was buried Tuesday at 8 a.m. from St. Mary’s Church, interment being in the Catholic cemetery at Clarks Mills. Deceased was 84 years of age and leaves a husband, three daughters, Mrs. F.J. Kubale, Mrs. Wm. Boellcher and Margaret Mendlick, and one son, Jos. of Whitelaw to mourn her death. A son and daughter died some years ago. Manitowoc Daily News - Thursday, December 4, 1913


WENCEL MENDLICK EARLY DAY MUSICIAN PASSES AWAY Wencel Mendlick, one of the early day musicians of Manitowoc and who, in his younger life played the bagpipes at country dances, passed away last night at six o’clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Vander Louis, at Reedsville with whom he made his home. He had been in failing health since last October. He was 84 years of age. Burial will take place Friday morning at 8:30 o’clock from the St. Mary Catholic Church and interment will be at Clarks Mills. The deceased was born in Germany October 19, 1845 and came to this country when a youth of 22 years, settling first on a farm in Cato Falls. He was married two years later to Miss Barbara Pischel who died a few years ago. Later he moved to a farm in the town of Franklin. For the past several years he lived the retired life. Three daughters, Mrs. Vander Louis and Mrs. Wm. Boettcher of Reedsville, Mrs. F. J. Kubale, Rockland and one son, Joseph of Whitelaw survive. Manitowoc Herald Times - Wednesday, May 29, 1929


ANNA MEYER (d. 1948) Funeral services for Mrs. George Meyer (Anna) were held on Saturday at St. Mary Catholic Church. The Rev. William Koutnik officiated and burial was in the Clarks Mills Cemetery. Pallbearers were six nephews, Louis Vogel, Herbert Vogel, Tony Vogel, Aloysius Meyer, Frederick Reitmeyer and Francis Meyer. Among those from out of town who attended the services were : Mrs. Carl Wagner of Lake Bluff, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. August Meyer, Jr., Sheboygan, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Staddler, Mrs. Ray Harlow, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Meyer and son, Aloysius, Mrs. O.T. Bredesen, Mrs. John Swoboda, Mrs. Vernon Steinbricker, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Vogel, all of Manitowoc; Mr. and Mrs. August Meyer and daughters, Elaine, Kathleen and Judy, Joseph and Francis Meyer, Clarks Mills; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Vogel Sr. and daughter, Margaret, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Vogel, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Grall, Mrs. Joe Manlick, Louis Meyer, Mr. and Mrs.Louis Kohlbeck, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Brunner, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Denk, all of Whitelaw; Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Yohanek and son, Jimmy of Branch, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Reitmeyer, Cato and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Milbauer of Kellnersville. Manitowoc Herald Times - Monday, Nov. 1, 1948 - page 7


ANNA M. MEYER (d. 1992) Anna Mary Meyer, 91, formerly of Clarks Mills, passed away Monday morning, May 4, 1992, at Manitowoc Health Care Center. Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. Rev. John Conrad will officiate with burial to follow in the church cemetery. She was born January 6, 1901, in the town of Cato, daughter of the late Wolfgang and Magdalen Vogel Meyer. She attended St. Mary School in Clarks Mills and was formerly employed at the Valders Restaurant and Lakeland Egg Co-op. She married August Meyer on June 22, 1920, at Clarks Mills. She was a member of St. Mary Christian Mothers Society. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, August and Germaine of Sheboygan, Robert and Virginia of Valders; five daughters and three sons-in-law, Delores and Robert Piquette of Oklahoma, Elaine and Robert Rysticken of Manitowoc, Mary Lou Falvey, Kathleen Weber of Mt. Calvary, Judy and Ronald Glaeser of Sheboygan; 25 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1970; a son, LeRoy; 2 grandchildren, and 12 brothers and sisters. A memorial fund has been established in lieu of flowers. Friends may call at Christianson-Deja Funeral Home, Valders, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church. A prayer service will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Manitowoc Herald Times – Tuesday, May 5, 1992 – page B8


AUGUST M. MEYER (d. 2000) August (Augie) M. Meyer, age 78, of 2714 Wilgus Rd., Sheboygan, died Thursday, February 10, 2000, at his home.A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 14, 2000, at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic church, 807 Huron Ave., Sheboygan. Rev. Daniel J. Sanders, pastor and Rev. Louis Wilimek, pastor of St. John the Evangelist Parish, Kohler, will be celebrants. Burial will take place in St. Mary’s Church Cemetery, Clarks Mills. He was born in Clarks Mills (Manitowoc County) on April 25, 1921, son of the late August J. and Anna (Meyer) Meyer. August graduated from St. Mary’s School in Clarks Mills and from Valders High School in 1939. He was in the C.C.C. Camp in Dunbar, Wis., in 1939 and 1940. During World War II, he was stationed at Great Lakes Naval Station, Illinois. Germaine Fetterer and August Meyer were united in marriage on July 17, 1943, at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. In 1998, the couple celebrated 55 years of marriage. August was employed as a foreman and layout man at Optenberg, Inc. for 36 years, retiring in 1983. He was ordained as a permanent deacon for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee on February 6, 1977. His appointment was assisting at Holy Name of Jesus Parish and Sunny Ridge Nursing Home. He served in this capacity for 20 years. August was also a promoter from the Sheboygan District for the Retreat Movement at Monte Alverno Retreat Center, Appleton. August was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Parish, and a former member of the parish council, the Holy Name Society and was a 25 year member and past president of the Holy Name Usher’s Society. He was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters, Court #267 of Sheboygan and a member of Apostolate of Suffering. Survivors include his wife, Germaine; two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Karen Meyer, Sheboygan and John and Flossie Meyer, Howards Grove; two daughters and one son-in-law, Mary Jo (special friend, George Gill) Kuklinski, and Lori and Richard Hummitzsch, all of Sheboygan; his grandchildren, Jennifer Meyer, Kelly Meyer, Dale Kiklinski, Jason (Jodie) Kuklinski, Matthew Meyer, Chrissy (Dennis) Oshefsky, Shelly Kuklinski, Megan Hummitzsch, Stephanie Hummitzsch and Nathan Hummitzsch; his great grandchildren, Christopher Kiklinski and Parker Oshefsky; one brother, Robert Meyer, Valders; four sisters, Judy Glaeser, Sheboygan, Kathleen Weber, Mt. Calvary, Elaine Rystickan, Manitowoc, and Mary Lou Simons, Natalia, Texas; along with other relatives and friends also surviving. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Delores and his infant brother, Leroy. Friends may call at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic church, from 3-6 p.m. on Sunday and also from 9 a.m. on Monday, until the time of Mass at 11 a.m. at the church. A vigil service will be held at 6 p.m. on Sunday and will be led by Deacon William Jens. Memorials may be made to Holy Name of Jesus Parish, Sheboygan or Monte Alverno Retreat Center, 1000 N Ballard Rd., Appleton, WI 54911. Ramm-Ziegler-Novak-Rettke Funeral Home, Norside Chapel is assisting the family. Augie was a loving and kind man who loved his family and friends very much. He was a joy to be with and loved telling stories to everyone – and everyone enjoyed listening to him. His grandchildren loved going to visit Grandpa and he always made them laugh. He created a loving home for all those who knew him. Manitowoc Herald Times – Friday, Feb. 11, 2000 – page A2



AUGUST J. MEYER August Meyer, 74, of Clarks Mills, died Tuesday morning at his home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Christianson Funeral Home, Valders, and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. The Rev. Leander Nickel will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery, with graveside military rites by the Valders Tompson Burgurt American Legion Post 28. Mr. Meyer was born Nov. 8, 1895, at Milwaukee, son of the late Isadore and Anna Anhalt Meyer. He was a carpenter. He married Anna Meyer June 22, 1920, at Clarks Mills. He was a member of the Tompson Burgurt Valders American Legion Post 28, and a veteran of World War I. Survivors include his wife; two sons, five daughters, a brother, Ervin, of St. Nazianz; a sister, Mrs. Ted Lettenberger, of Manitowoc; 21 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Three brothers and a son preceded him in death. (Survivors edited for privacy) Friends may call at the funeral hme after 4 p.m. Wednesday where a prayer service will be at 8 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, March 24, 1970


ELIZABETH MEYER Mrs. Joseph Meyer, 33, Passes Away Thursday At Whitelaw Home Mrs. Elizabeth Meyer, 33, wife of Joseph Meyer, Whitelaw, passed away yesterday at the home there. Her maiden name was Elizabeth Mueller and she has always been a resident of the county. Besides her husband she is survived by a daughter, Mary Jane, a son Francis, a sister, Mrs. Louis Meyer of this city, two brothers, Joseph Mueller of Algoma and John of Cato, and an aged father, Wencil, also of Cato. The remains were removed to the home this afternoon from the Pfeffer Parlors here and burial will take place Saturday morning at ten o'clock from the St. Michael's Catholic church at Whitelaw, with interment at the Clarks Mills cemetery. Friends are asked to kindly omit flowers. Manitowoc Herald News, Friday, February 19, 1932 P.10 ******** Whitelaw news P.14: Mrs. Joseph Meyer passed away here Thursday. The funeral services for the deceased were held at the St. Michael’s church but the body was taken to Clarks Mills for burial. Out of town relatives who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Carl Wagner of Chicago, Alex Meyer, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Meyer of Manitowoc… ********* Cato news P.14: …A large number from here attended the funeral of Mrs. Joseph Meyer at St. Michaels Church at Whitelaw last Saturday. Mrs. Meyer was a former resident of Cato Falls before her marriage. (two notes in same paper) Manitowoc Herald News, Friday, February 26, 1932


FRANCIS A. MEYER Francis A. Meyer, age 81, of 318 S. County Road J, Clarks Mills, died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006, at Aurora Medical Center, Two Rivers. He was born May 30, 1924 in Manitowoc, son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Mueller Meyer. Francis was a graduate of Valders High School, class of 1942. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Air Force from April, 1944 to May, 1946. Francis owned and operated the Valders Barber Shop for 50 years, retiring in November, 2005. He was a member of the Valders Legion Thompson Burkard Post 28, where he held the post commander for 19 years. He was also the legion historian for 27 years; Manitowoc County Commander for five years; and county adjutant finance officer for two years. Francis was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills, the Holy Name Society and a former member of the Lions club, which he belonged to for over 30 years. Francis is survived by his friends, Jim and Sandy Stadler and family; Donald and Jane Resar and family; along with cousins, other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Jame Meyer. The family will greet relatives and friends at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills, from 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006, until the time of service at 11 a.m. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. James Jugenheimer with burial of the cremated remains at St. Mary Church Cemetery, Clarks Mills. Military rites will be accorded by the Valders Legion Thompson Burkard Post 28. The Christian & Deja Funeral Home, Valders, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Manitowoc Herald Times - Monday, February 13, 2006 - page A3


GEORGE MEYER George J. Meyer, 69, formerly of Reedsville and who recently lived at 801 Lawe Street, Kaukauna, died Thursday evening at a Kaukauna hospital following a heart attack. Funeral services will be at 9:15 a.m. Monday at the Reedsville Funeral Home and 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Reedsville. The Rev. William Koutnik will officiate and burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Clarks Mills. He was born July 2, 1893, in the Town of Cato, son of the late Wolfgang and Magdalena Vogel Meyer. He married Anna Milbauer June 6, 1918, and she died in 1948. On Nov. 24, 1956, he married Mrs. Mary DeCoster at Kaukauna. He was employed at the Calumet Dutch Packing Co. at Brillion until retirement five years ago when the family moved to Kaukauna. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Claude of Sheboygan Falls, and Jerome of Reedsville; four daughters, Mrs. James Kreger of Naperville, Ill., Mrs. Robert Vallesky of Kiel, Mrs. Bernard Pritzl of Reedsville and Mrs. Lyle Eichorst of Oshkosh; two stepsons, Carl and Bob DeCoster of Kaukauna; stepdaughter, Miss Delores DeCoster of Appleton; two brothers, Louis of Manitowoc and Joseph of Clarks Mills; five sisters, Mrs. Louis Vogel of Manitowoc, Mrs. Carl Wagner of Lake Bluff, Ill., Mrs. Frank Doubek and Mrs. Fred Reitmeyer, both of Reedsville, Mrs. August Meyer of Clarks Mills; and 24 grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday. The rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Sunday. Manitowoc Herald Times – Friday, June 28, 1963 – page T3


JOSEPH MEYER Funeral services for Joseph E. Meyer, 91, of 318 South County Highway J, Cato, Wisconsin, who dies Thursday, June 9, 1988, at Holy Family Medical Center, Manitowoc, will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. The Rev. John Conrad will officiate at the Mass of Christian Burial and burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. Legion services will be 7 p.m. and a prayer service will be 8 p.m. Sunday at the church, led by Rev. John Conrad and attended by members of the Holy Name Society, relatives and friends. Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, is in charge of funeral arrangements. Manitowoc Herald Times - Saturday, June 11, 1988 - page 11 ******** (b. 5 Oct. 1896/d. 9 June 1988/SSDI)



MAGDALENA MEYER MRS. W. MEYER DIES AT HOME Clarks Mills Woman Dies At Home, Burial Saturday Mrs. Wolfgang Meyer, 74, of Clarks Mills, mother of Louis Meyer of this city, died this morning at the home in the village. She has been ill since February. For the last 20 years she, with her husband, has been living a retired life at Clarks Mills. The maiden name of the deceased was Lena Vogel and she was born in the town of Cato. She grew up there and 59 years ago was married there to Wolfgang Meyer. They took up their home on a farm in the town of (illegible) ___continued to reside until they retired. Besides the husband, five daughters, Mrs. Louis Vogel and Mrs. Fred Reitmeyer, Cato; Mrs. Frank Doubek, Clarks Mills; Mrs. Carl Wagner, Deerfield, Ill., and Mrs. August Meyer, Clarks Mills; four sons, Wolfgang Jr. of Andale, Cal.; Louis of this city; George of Cato; and Joseph of Milwaukee; a sister, Mrs. Margaret Krueger of Montabella, Cal., and a brother, Anton Vogel, of Whitelaw, survive. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 8:45 a.m. from the home and at 9 a.m. from the St. Mary’s Catholic church in Clarks Mills. The remains will be removed to the home on Thursday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Wednesday, October 12, 1932


MARY JANE MEYER Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning for Mary Jane Meyer, 18, daughter of Joseph Meyer, route 1, Cato, who died Saturday noon after a lingering illness. At 9 a.m. there will be short rites at the Pfeffer funeral home where the body is lying in state, followed by a requiem mass celebrated by the Rev. Michael Fetka at St. Mary's church, Clarks Mills. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Miss Meyer was born May 28, 1926, and she is a graduated of the Valders high school. Besides her father, a brother, (private), survives. The rosar will be recited at 8 o'clock this evening at the funeral parlors. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, April 23, 1945 P.2 ****** MEYER, Mary Jane—Daughter of Joseph Meyer, Route 1, Cato. Age 18 years. Died Saturday, April 21st. Funeral services will be held Tuesday April 24th at 9 a.m. from the Pfeffer funeral home and at 10 a.m. from St. Mary’s church, Clarks Mills. Rev. Michael Fetka will officiate. Burial will be in adjoining cemetery. The body may be viewed at the funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, April 23, 1945


RICHARD A. MEYER Richard A. Meyer, age 27, of Menasha, died early Thursday morning, Nov. 13, 2003 at Theda Clark Medical Center, Neenah, the result of an automobile accident while on duty. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 17, 2003 at St. Mary Catholic church, Clarks Mills. The Rev. James Jugenheimer will officiate at the Mass of Christian Burial with burial to follow at the church cemetery. Rick was born Jan. 6, 1976 in Manitowoc, son of Harlan and Linda Seibold Meyer. He was a 1994 graduate of Valders High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 1999. On Aug. 12, 2000, he married Tanya Schuh at Clarks Mills. Rick and his family made their home in Menasha and he was employed as a Deputy Sheriff for the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department. Survivors include his wife, Tanya; a son, Maxwell at home; his parents, Harlan and Linda Meyer of rural Valders, one sister and brother-in-law, Sandi and Rich Kappelman of Valders; one brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Erin Meyer of Green Bay; his maternal grandparents, Lloyd and Pat Seibold of Manitowoc; his paternal grandparents, Ted J. and Mary Ann Meyer of Newton; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bill and Kathy Schuh of Valders, Two brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law, Tim and Sara Schuh of Manitowoc, Terry and Colleen Schuh of Milwaukee; godchild and niece, Kirsten Kappelman; nieces and nephews, Devan Kappelman, Olivia Schuh, Eric and Gregory Schuh. Rick is further survived by his fellow officers, other relatives and many friends. The family will greet relatives and friends from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2003 at St. Mary Catholic church, Clarks Mills. Visitation will continue from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at 11 a.m. on Monday Nov. 17, 2003 at the church. In lieu of flowers, a memorial education fund has been established for Maxwell. The Christianson & Deja Funeral Home and Cremation Car Center, Valders, is assisting the Meyer family with funeral arrangements. Manitowoc Herald times – Saturday, November 15, 2003 – page A3



WOLFGANG MEYER (d. 1937) Wolfgang Meyer, 89, retired farmer, died Monday evening at the home in the village of Clarks Mills, after a three weeks illness. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 8:30 a.m. from the home and at 9 o’clock from the St. Mary Catholic church, Clarks Mills. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Mr. Meyer was born in Austria in 1848 and came to this country when a young man, locating in Cato. He married Miss Magdeline Vogel in 1873. They located on a farm in Cato which he operated 24 years ago when he retired and moved to Clarks Mills. He was a charter member of the Catholic Knights Branch No. 146. Mrs. Meyer died in 1932. Survivors are four sons, Wolfgang Jr., Andale, Kan., Louis, city, George, Reedsville, Joseph, Clarks Mills; five daughters, Mrs. Louis Vogel, Cato, Mrs. Carl Wagner, Deerfield, Ill., Mrs. Fred Reitmeyer, Whitelaw, Mrs. Frank Doubek and Mrs. August Meyer of Clarks Mills; 42 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. The body is at the home in Clarks Mills and may be viewed there until the hour of the services Thursday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Tuesday, August 31, 1937, p. 2


JOSEPH MILLER Joseph Miller birth: 1832 Bohemia death: 27 April 1898 Reedsville, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Clarks Mills, Wis. residence: 1898 Cato, Manitowoc Co. spouse: Catharina Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


WENZEL MILLER Wenzel Miller, 83, died Thursday evening at the homestead farm in the town of Cato, the same farm on which he was born. Funeral services will be held Monday morning at nine o'clock from the Berge funeral home at Valders and at 9:30 o'clock from St. Mary Catholic church in Clarks Mills, with the Rev. Lawrence Loerke officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Born in the town of Cato June 6, 1858, Mr. Miller spent his entire life there farming until he retired a few years ago when his son, John, took over the farm. He was married in 1878 to Margaret Rappel who died 23 years ago. Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Louis Meyer, Manitowoc; two sons, Joseph of Alverno and John on the homestead; twenty grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Two daughters and one son preceded him in death. The body may be viewed at the Berge funeral home from Saturday to the time of the funeral. The rosary will be recited there Saturday and Sunday evenings at 8 o'clock. Manitowoc Herald Times - Friday, May 29, 1942 - page 4 ******** Wenzel Miller, 83, died last week Thursday evening at the farm home in Cato and funeral services were held Monday morning at St. Mary's church, Clarks Mills. Survivors are a daughter, two sons, 20 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Manitowoc Sun Messenger - Friday, June 5, 1942 - page 8


HAROLD MORGAN Harold Morgan, 71, of Clarks Mills died at his home early Wednesday evening following a two week illness. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Farly Funeral Home, Valders and at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills, the Rev. Henry J. Arens will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Morgan was born July 2, 1889 at Clarks Mills, son of the late William and Anna Kreinek Morgan. He was educated in Clarks Mills elementary schools and attended and graduated from the old North Side High School, Manitowoc. He farmed in the town of Cato until 35 years ago when he took over the operation of a grocery store in Clarks Mills. He married the former Helen Diener at Clarks Mills October 27, 1919. He was a member of the board of directors at Maple Crest Sanitarium of Whitelaw for the past 10 years and a member of the Clarks Mills Sportsmen’s Club. Survivors include his wife, two daughters, Jenny at home and Mrs. Ralph Hartman of Princeton, Wis., brother, Elton Morgan of Cato, sister, Mrs. Pete Peterson of Park Ridge, Ill., a granddaughter and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home where the Rosary will be recited by the congregation at 8 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times – Thursday, June 8, 1961


CATHERINE "RITA" R. MROTEK Rita Catherine Mrotek, 62, of Valders, Wisconsin, passed away Monday morning, February 12, 1990, at Holy Family Medical Center, Manitowoc. Funeral mass will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. Rev. John Conrad will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. She was born February 23, 1927, at Maple Grove, daughter of the late Aloysious and Mary Kirby Cavanaugh. She was a 1945 graduate of Lincoln High School and was formerly employed by Leverenz Shoe Company of Valders. She married James Mrotek on February 3, 1951, at St. Paul's Church, Manitowoc. Survivors include her husband, James; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Timothy, John and Debbie, and Michael, all of Manitowoc; one daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Jon Preston of Maribel; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Harold and Jane Cavanaugh of Dunedin, Florida, John and Gail Cavanaugh of Manitowoc, Robert and Luanne Cavanaugh of Wausaukee, Wisconsin; four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Mrs. Rosemary Vandecastle of Manitowoc, Mrs. Art (Margaret) Friedland of Orlando, Florida, Mrs. Richard (Alice) Baryenbruch of Manitowoc, Mrs. James (June) Gallagher of Manitowoc; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Athlene Cavanaugh of Manitowoc; nine grandchildren; her mother-in-law, Mrs. Margaret Mrotek of Manitowoc; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Steven, and two brothers, Edward and William Cavanaugh. Friends may call at St. Mary's Church on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to the time of service. Christianson-Deja Funeral Home, Valders, is serving the family. Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter



TIMOTHY P. MROTEK Timothy P. Mrotek, age 55, of 1633 S. 10th St., Manitowoc, died unexpectedly on Monday, March 2, 2009, at his home. He was born on March 3, 1953, in Valders, son of the late James H. and Rita (Cavanaugh) Mrotek. Timothy was a graduate of Valders High School, class of 1971. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1971 to 1973, including a tour in Vietnam. Timothy was the owner/operator of several taverns in the area, and also retired from Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry due to illness. He was an avid Brewers and Packers fan, and he always barbequed and would listen to his antique radio. He enjoyed spending all of his free time with his grandchildren. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother: Steve Mrotek. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 6, 2009, at The Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc. Officiating at the service will be the Rev. Richard Klingeisen, with burial at St. Mary's Cemetery, Clarks Mills. Graveside Military Rites will be accorded by VFW Otto Oas Post 659. The family will greet relatives and friends at The Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, from 9 a.m. Friday, March 6, 2009, until the time of service at 11 a.m. Tim touched many lives with his sense of humor and will be missed by all. Herald Times Reporter, March 4, 2009


ROBERT D. MUELLER Private graveside funeral services for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mueller of 117 Dewey St. Manitowoc, who was born and died Monday at Memorial Hospital, Manitowoc were at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mary Cemetery, Clarks Mills. The Rev. Leander Nickel officiated. Mrs. Mueller is the former Marilou Gosz. Besides the parents, survivors include the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Nickolas Mueller, of Rt. 1, Hilbert and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Gosz of Valders. Christianson Funeral home, Valders, was in charge of arrangements. Manitowoc Herald Times - Wednesday, June 18, 1969 - page T9



EDUARD MULLER Edward Miller birth: 15 September 1891 Cato, Wis. death: 10 April 1906 Cato, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Clarks Mills residence: 1906 Cato, Wis. father: Wenzel Miller mother: Margaret Rappel Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


ANNA MULLINS Anna M. Mullins, 77, of Valders, died Tuesday evening, Feb. 17, at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be 9:45 a.m. Friday at Christianson-Deja Funeral Home, Valders, and 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. The Rev. John Conrad will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Mullins was born Nov. 27, 1903, at Luxemburg, daughter of the late John and Rose Buresch Nejedlo. She attended St. James School of Cooperstown, was a 1923 graduate of Denmark High School and a 1924 graduate of Manitowoc County Teacher's College. She was a former teacher at Madson School. She was married to Earl Mullins July 27, 1928, at Cooperstown. Mrs. Mullins was a member of Valders Senior Citizens and St. Mary Christian Mothers. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Joanne Mullins of Valders, a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Lou and Ted Larson of Valders, two sisters, Mrs. Florent (Mayme) Isselman of Newburg, and Mrs. Harold (Mildred) Fricke of Manitowoc; eight grandchildren and a great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1964, and a sister. Friends may call at Christianson-Deja Funeral Home from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday where a parish prayer service will be at 8 p.m. Herald Times Reporter, February, 1981


BRIAN MULLINS Brian Mullins, 72, retired farmer and well known cattle buyer for 50 years, died Wednesday at the farm home near Grimms in the town of Cato. He had been in failing health two years. Mr. Mullins was born in Maple Grove in 1871 and married Miss Julia Brennan in 1894. They located in the present homestead. Mr. Mullins engaged in cattle buying and was active in town affairs. He represented Cato on the county board for several terms. Survivors are the widow, three sons, Leo and Maurice on the home farm, Earl of Valders; three daughters, Mrs. Alvin Schmidt, Morrisonville, Ill., Mrs. Wilfred Endries of Brillion and Lucille at home; and 14 grandchildren. Three sons preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. from the Mullins home and at 9:30 from St. Mary Catholic church, Clarks Mills. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body may be viewed at the home from Thursday afternoon until the hour of the services. The rosary will be recited Friday evening at eight o’clock. Manitowoc Herald Times – Wednesday Oct. 20, 1943


EARL MULLINS Earl Mullins, 61, of Valders, Dies in Paris Valders - Earl Mullins, 61, prominent Manitowoc County livestock dealer, died at 2 a.m. Monday at the American Hospital of Paris, France, following emergency surgery. Local time of his death was 9 p.m. Sunday. Mr. Mullins and his wife, the former Anna Nejedlo, were completing a 21 day vacation trip through Europe as members of The Herald-Times European Tour. He had been in good health throughout the entire trip and did not become ill until late Saturday evening. Sunday morning he was moved to the American Hospital by ambulance accompanied by his wife and by Mrs. Joanne Griese, a member of the tour group who is a registered nurse. Emergency Surgery Emergency surgery was performed Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Mullins remained at the hospital until midnight when she returned to the hotel. She was called shortly before 2 a.m. and informed that Mr. Mullins had died. Mrs. Victor Christel of Manitowoc, another member of the tour group, remained with Mrs. Mullins in Paris after the other members of the tour group left Paris at 10:45 a.m. Monday via Air France jet. When the group arrived at O’Hare International Airport, Chicago, Monday afternoon, Miss Marjorie Miley, tour hostess and women’s page editor of The Herald-Times, telephoned J. M. Barenbaum, general manager of the newspaper, and he informed (private) of Manitowoc, of his father’s death. Mrs. (private), Valders, the Mullins’ daughter, learned of her father’s death from her brother. Later Monday night (private) called his mother at Paris. He said his mother and Mrs. Christel will return to O’Hare Airport Chicago, Wednesday afternoon from Paris and the casket will arrive on a flight at 11 p.m. Thursday. Funeral arrangements will be made by Farley Funeral Home, Valders, and will be announced as soon as they are completed. Born in 1903 Mr. Mullins was born Jan. 22, 1903, in the Town of Cato, son of Brian and Julia Mullins. He attended elementary school at Maple Grove and was graduated from high school at Manitowoc. He attended the Manitowoc County Normal School and taught at Quarry and Four Corners before going into the livestock business 36 years ago. His son is associated with him in [incomplete]. Two Rivers Reporter, Tues., 30 June 1964, page 7T


JULIA MULLINS Mrs. Brian Mullins, 78, for many years a resident of Cato, died Wednesday morning at the Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc where she had been a patient for several weeks. She had been in failing health for two years. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Watt Funeral Home, Maple Grove and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic church, Clarks Mills. The Rev. Michael Fetko will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. She was born Julia Brennan in Morrison, Brown County, September 18, 1876, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Brennan and on March 28, 1894 was married to Brian Mullins. They located on a farm in Cato and from 1910 to 1914 her husband operated a tavern in Grimms. Her husband died 12 years ago after which she moved to Whitelaw and two and a half years ago moved to Brillion to reside with a daughter, Mrs. Wilfred Endries. She was a member of St. Mary congregation at Clarks Mills. Surviving are three sons, Maurice of Manitowoc, Earl of Valders and Leo of Brillion; three daughters, Mrs. Wilfred Endries of Brillion, Mrs. Alvin Schmidt of Hebron, Ill., and Mrs. Harry Meyer of Whitelaw, 18 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Thursday where the rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Manitowoc Herald Times – Wednesday, January 19, 1955


LEO MULLINS Leo Mullins, 54, of Town of Cato, died Thursday morning at Toth Nursing Home, Chilton. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Reedsville Funeral Home and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. The Rev. Leander Nickel will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Mullins was born Sept, 18, 1915, in Town of Cato, son of the late Brian and Julia Brennan Mullins. He made his home with his sister, Mrs. Marie Endries, at Brillion. Survivors include a brother, Maurice of Reedsville and three sister, Mrs. Marie Endries, of Brillion, Mrs. Alvin (Luella) Schmidt, of Hebron, Ill., and Mrs. Hart (Lucille) Meyer, of Manitowoc. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Friday where a Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. January 29, 1970


LOUISE MULLINS Mrs. Maurice Mullins, 59, of 1024 A South 14th St., Manitowoc, 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 Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc and at 9 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Donald Rose will officiate and burial will be in the Clarks Mills Catholic cemetery. She was born Louise Dietrich in Cato in 1894 and in 1920 was married to Mr. Mullins. They farmed in the town, lived in Reedsville seven years and three years ago located in Manitowoc. She was a member of the St. Ann Christian Mothers Altar Society. Survivors are the husband, two daughters, Mrs. Robert Willems and Mrs. Joseph Shimek of Reedsville, four sons, Paul of Manitowoc, James of Appleton and Bernard and Philip of Reedsville, four brothers, Edward of Clarks Mills, John and William of St. Nazianz and Arthur of Maple Grove, two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Rathsack of Manitowoc and Mrs. Ida Einberger of Rt. 2, Reedsville and six grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Thursday where the rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Thursday. Manitowoc Herald Times - Wednesday, December 16, 1953


RAYMOND MULLINS Less than a week after Edward (Tienor) took sick Raymond Mullins, the farmer Edward was working for was also taken ill with flu- peneumonia and passed away at his home. Mr. Mullins leaves to mourn him his wife, formerly Ann Wilhelm and two children, a son aged 3 years and a daughter, ten months of age. Mr. Mullins was born in the town Cato thirty years ago and besides his parent, Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Mullins, three brothers, Maurice, at Valders, Earl and Leo at home and three sisters, Marie, Lucille and Luella at home, also survive. The funeral was held Saturday morning at 9:30 at Clarks Mills Rev. Kheil officiating. Manitowoc Herald News, Tuesday, May 22, 1928 P.9 (NOTE: This and Edward Tienor obit were together) ********* DEATH STRIKES HEAVY BLOW TO HOME IN CATO Death struck a heavy blow when it claimed Raymond Mullins, well known Cato resident last night, robbing a little family of husband and father who passed away in the hey-day of youth, being but 30 years of age. Mr. Mullins had been ill but one week and death was due to pneumonia which developed from a severe cold and attack of flu. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 9:30 o'clock from the home to St. Mary's church at Clarks Mills at 10 o'clock, the Rev. Kheil officiating. Mr. Mullins was a life long resident of the county, having been born at Cato May 31, 1898. He was married seven years ago to Anna Wilhelms who with two children, Jerome 3 and Katherine aged ten months survive. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Mullins, three brothers, Morris of Valders, and Earl and Leo at home and three sisters, Luolla (sic), Marie and Lucille also survive. Manitowoc Herald News, Thursday, May 17, 1928 P.2


BERNARD MURPHY (d. 1882) Bernard Murphy, an old resident of Cato, died at his home in that place on Friday last. He was well on in years but quite vigorous. He took a cold some time ago which caused his death. Manitowoc Pilot Thursday, May 25, 1882 ******** Mr. Barney Murphy a very aged man died of quick consumption on the 19th ult. Although he left but one relative (his son) his funeral was attended by a large procession of friends and many tears were shed over his grave. Manitowoc Pilot Thursday, June 8, 1882


BERNARD MURPHY From Der Nord Westen, 26 Oct. 1905: Death in Town Cato on Sun. of well-known 61-yr. old farmer Barney Murphy after an illness of several weeks. The deceased, who represented his town in the Council of County Supervisors, leaves a widow, 4 sons and 5 daughters. The funeral was held yesterday morning in Clarks Mills.


IGNATZ NEIMEYER From Der Nord Westen, 09 July 1896: Death in Town Cato on Fri. last week, of 79 yr. old Ignatz Neumeyer (sic), of old age debility. The funeral was Mon. morning at the Catholic Cemetery in Clarks Mills. (Note: I believe this is where the obit goes)


ANN O'CONNOR Miss Ann O'Connor, 22, of Whitelaw, died Sunday evening as the result of an automobile accident in Calumet County. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Saur Funeral Home, Kellnersville, and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw. The Rev. Richard Heyman will officiate and burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Clark Mills. Miss O'Connor was born June 12, 1951, at Stambaugh, Mich., daugher of Mrs. Mabel Des Jarlair O'Connor and the late Ervin O'Conner. She attended St. Michael Parochial School and was graduated from Valders High School with the Class of 1969. She was a senior at Silver Lake College, majoring in special education. She presently was attending summer classes at the college. She also was employed at Maple Crest Nursing Home, Whitelaw, as a nurses aide. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) Her father, Ervin, and a brother, John, proceded her in death. Friends may call at Saur Funeral Home, Kellnersville, after 3:30 p.m. Tuesday until the time of service Wednesday. The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Herald Times Reporter, Manitowoc-Two Rivers, Wis. July 2, 1973


CLARICE O'CONNOR Mrs. Thomas (Clarice M.) O'Connor, age 85, formerly of Route 1, Cato, and currently a resident of Shady Lane Nursing Care Center, Manitowoc, passed away early Saturday morning, Feb. 24, 2007 at Shady Lane. The former Clarice M. De Jarlais was born May 3, 1921, at Lena, daughter of the late George M. and Margaret Brouchoud Des Jarlais. Her family moved to Two Rivers in 1934 and she was a 1938 graduate of Washington High School, Two Rivers. She was employed at Hamilton Manufacturing, Two Rivers prior to her marriage. She was united in marriage to Thomas H. O'Connor by the Rev. Joseph Gabrycheck on Aug. 10, 1946, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Two Rivers. Clarice and Thomas resided at the family farm known as the Circle T Ranch in Mosquito Junction from 1957-1997 at which time they moved to Whitelaw. Clarice and Thomas celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this past summer. Clarice will be remembered for her expressive eyes, sense of humor and kind gestures. Her strong Catholic faith sustained her on a daily basis. She was a homemaker who excelled in the culinary arts. Clarice was an avid reader, her expansive vocabulary made her proficient at crossword puzzles. Her other hobbies included extensive traveling throughout the United States, including Alaska, Canada and Mexico. She attended the 700th anniversary of Switzerland becoming a country and also toured France and Ireland. She enjoyed animals and was a country music enthusiast. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church of Clarks Mills, the St. Mary's Marian Council, Kubale-O'Connell VFW Post No. 6179 Auxiliary of Kellnersville, and a past member of the Oslo Friendly Neighbor Homemakers of Cato. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers and sisters-in-law, Wilfred Des Jarlais; George (Sophie) Des Jarlais; James (Juliana) Des Jarlais; Ernest Des Jarlais; sisters and brothers-in-law, Eva (Clem) Bellemore; Mabel (Ervin) O'Connor; Lillian Abbott; Rose (Donald) Gordon; and Patricia Des Jarlais; brothers-in-law and sisters-in- law, Martin (Frances) O'Connor; Patrick (Mildred) O'Connor; Florence (William) Scray; and Elizabeth (Willard) Taylor. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 1, 2007 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Clarks Mills. The Rev. James Jugenheimer will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial with burial to follow in the parish cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home of Kellnersville on Wednesday from 4 until 8 p.m. and on Thursday at the church from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. There will be a VFW Auxiliary service on Wednesday at the funeral home at 6:45 p.m. and a parish prayer service at 7:30 p.m. led by Deacon Tom Koch. In the garden of life Mom, you're the most beautiful flower of all. The family is grateful for the faithful care she received from her daughters (private). The family wishes to thank Dr. (private), the nursing and support staff of Shady Lane Nursing Care Center and the Holy Family Memorial Hospice Staff and volunteers for their care of Clarice during her stay. Herald Times Reporter, Feb. 28, 2007


ERVIN O'CONNOR Ervin J. O’Connor, 63, Whitelaw, died of a heart attack early Monday morning at Holy Family, Manitowoc. Pending the arrival of a son stationed with the U.S. Army in Germany, funeral services are tentatively planned for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Saur Funeral Home, Kellnersville and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic church, Whitelaw. The Rev. Leo Schmitt will officiate and burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Clarks Mills. Mr. O’Connor was born February 16, 1904 at Angelica, Shawano County, son of the late Frank and Ellen Curran O’Connor. On January 8, 1942, he married Mabel Des Jarlais of Chicago. They celebrated their 25th anniversary this year. He was a cook on a Great Lakes car ferry for 18 months, was a truck driver in the Appleton area for a number of years and for a number of years and for the past six months had been employed by the Checker Cab Co. of Manitowoc. He was a former member of the Holy Name Society. Survivors are his wife, six sons, Michael of Whitelaw, Daniel of Two Rivers, James with the Army in Germany and Patrick, John and Roger at home; two daughters, Ann and Ellen at home; two brothers, Thomas of Rt. 1, Cato and Martin of San Gabriel, Calif and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother and two sisters. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times - Monday, Oct. 2, 1967 - page 7


MABEL O'CONNOR Mrs. Mabel C. O’Connor, age 89, formerly of 147 Oak St. Whitelaw, died early Thursday morning September 28, 2000, at River’s Bend Health & Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, October 2, 2000, at the Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home, Kellnersville, and 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw. Rev. Richard Heymen will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial with burial to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Clarks Mills. The former Mabel Des Jarlais was born June 5, 1911 at Lena, Wis., daughter of the late George and Margaret Brouchoud Des Jarlais. Mabel was a 1929 graduate of Lena High School and attended St. Mary’s School of Nursing, Green Bay and worked at the Hickory Grove Sanitarium in West DePere for over 10 years. On January 8, 1942, Mabel was married to Ervin J. O’Connor at St. Willibrord Catholic Church, Chicago, Ill. The family moved to Whitelaw in 1956 from Tipler, Wis. and Ervin preceded her in death October 2, 1967. She is a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, St. Michael Christian Mothers and the Whitelaw Senior Citizens. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Ellen (James) Schneider, Whitelaw; five sons and six daughters-in-law: Michael (Elaine) O’connor, Green Bay, Daniel (Sharon)O’Connor, Two Rivers; James (JoAnn) O’Connor, Garfield Heights, Ohio, Patrick (Linda) O’Connor, Manitowoc; Roger (Sheryl) O’Connor, Whitelaw, Lois Lehman, Manitowoc; 15 grandchildren, Kelly O’Connor, Kevin (Patty) O’Connor, Tim (Tammy) O’Connor, Brian (Leeann) O’connor, Meghan O’Connor, James O’Connor Jr., Todd O’connor, Shawn O’Connor, Lee Ann (Jeff) Clayton, Jon (Christine) O’Connor, Paul O’Connor, Brenda (Eddie) Jonas, Tammy (Mike) Reimer, Michelle (Pete) Ladwig, Debra Schneider; three step grandchildren, Buckly, Josh, Mandy Mrotek; 15 great grandchildren, Alex, Justin, Rachael, Jaime, Karley, Brittney, Jon, Noah, Sierra, Tatusm, Connor, Nicholas, Brianna, Coty; one brother, James Des Jarlais, Two Rivers; five sisters and one brother-in-law, Eva Bellemore, Marinette, Lucille Schumaker, Two Rivers, Clarice (Tom) O’Connor, Whitelaw, Alice Yana, Two Rivers, Rose Gordon, Two Rivers; two sisters-in-law, Sophia Des Jarlais, Douglas, Ariz., Mildred O’Connor, San Diego, Calif. She was preceded in death by one son, John O’Connor, one daughter, Ann O’Connor; three brothers, Wilfred, George and Ernie; two sisters, Lillian and Patricia. Relatives and friends may call at the Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home, Kellnersville on Sunday from 4-8 p.m. There will be a parish prayer service at 6:30 p.m. led by Fr. Heymen. A special thank you to the staff at River’s Bend Health & Rehabilitation Center for the car given during her stay. Manitowoc Herald Times – Friday, Sept. 29, 2000 – page A2 ******** (Mabel C. O'Connor/05 Jun 1911/28 Sep 2000/SSDI)



THOMAS H. O'CONNOR Thomas H. O'Connor age 88, formerly of Mosquito Junction, and currently a resident of Shady Lane Nursing Care Center of Manitowoc, died early on Tuesday morning, Aug. 26, 2008, at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center of Manitowoc. Thomas was born on July 7, 1920, in Mountain, a son of the late Francis and Ellen (Curran) O'Connor. He graduated from the Tipler Grade School in Tipler, and graduated in 1938 from Parker High School in Chicago, Ill. Tom also graduated with an associate's degree from the Chicago Business College. As a young man he worked as a deck hand and shipping clerk on the Ann Arbor Carferry Shipping Line. Thomas served in the U.S. Army from Nov. 24, 1942, until Feb. 18, 1946. He was meritously awarded a combat infantry badge, a victory medal, an American theater ribbon, and a European-African-Middle Eastern theater ribbon with two bronze battle stars, three overseas service bars, one service stripe, and a good conduct medal. The two bronze stars were awarded for his gallantry. Upon his honorable discharge, he was a supply sergeant serving in the 110th Infantry, 28th Division, G Company. On Aug. 10, 1946, he was united in marriage to Clarice M. Des Jarlais at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Two Rivers. Clarice preceded him in death on Feb. 24, 2007. Thomas was a rural mail carrier for over 30 years, starting his career at the Manitowoc Post Office. In 1957, he and Clarice purchased a farm at Mosquito Junction, known as the Circle T Ranch. Thomas then worked out of the Cato Post Office, and retired from the Reedsville Post Office in 1982. His hobbies included farming, gardening, playing guitar, dart ball, carpentry, fishing, hunting and extensive traveling throughout the continental United States, Alaska, Canada, Mexico, Ireland and Europe. He will be remembered for his generous spirit, phenomenal wit, storytelling, and effervescent personality. Thomas was a member of the National Rural Letter Carriers Association, the Cal-Man-She Wisconsin Rural Letter Carriers Association, Kubale-O'Connell VFW Post 6179 of Kellnersville, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 24 of Two Rivers, 28th Infantry Division Association, Harrisburg, Penn., and St. Mary's Catholic Church of Clarks Mills. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) He was preceded in death by his parents: Francis and Ellen O'Connor; his wife: Clarice O'Connor; brothers: Ervin (Mabel) O'Connor, Martin (Frances) O'Connor and Patrick (Mildred) O'Connor; sisters: Florence (William) Scray and Elizabeth (Willard) Taylor; one infant sister; his father-in-law and mother-in-law: George and Margaret Brouchoud Des Jarlais; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Wilfred Des Jarlais; George (Sophie) Des Jarlais; James (Juliana) Des Jarlais; Ernest Des Jarlais; Eva (Clem) Bellemore; Lillian Abbott; Rose (Donald) Gordon; and Patricia Des Jarlais. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008, at St. Mary's Catholic Church of Clarks Mills. The Rev. David Zimmerman will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial, with burial to follow in the parish cemetery. Kubale-O'Connell VFW Post 6179 will accord military graveside rites. Relatives and friends may call at the Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home of Kellnersville on Friday, Aug. 29, 2008, from 4 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at 10:30 a.m. There will be a VFW memorial service on Friday at the funeral home at 6:45 p.m., and a parish prayer service at 7:30 p.m., lead by Deacon Tom Koch. The family would like to thank Dr. Karl Larson and his staff, Laurel Grove Assisted Living staff, the staff of Shady Lane Nursing Care Center, and the staff of Holy Family Memorial Medical Center. See you in the Sani-Frost; Tis Himself! Herald Times Reporter, Aug. 28, 2008


BRIDGET O'LOUGHLIN Mr. John O'Loughlin's little daughter, between three and four years of age, died last Tuesday of diphtheria. Manitowoc Pilot Thursday, May 6, 1880


BRIDGET GLEESON O'LOUGHLIN RESIDENT OF COUNTY 50 YEARS, DEAD Mrs. O’Laughlin of Cato, Was Mother of Mrs. H. Meany Mrs. M (?) (Bridget) O’Laughlin, widow of the late John O’Laughlin, mother of Mrs. Henry Meany of this city and for fifty years a resident of Cato, died Sunday at the age of 68 years. Mrs. O’Laughlin had been failing for some time and within the past two weeks her condition had become so serious and her children were summoned to attend her. Mrs. O’Laughlin was born in Ireland, February 16, 1844 and came to Manitowoc county in 1860, locating on a farm in Cato which had since been her home. Mr. O’Laughlin died seven years ago. Eight children survive, Mary at Oshkosh, Mrs. Henry Meany, this city, Michael, John, Cato; Mrs. J. Brennan, Oshkosh, Thomas, Blanche and Elizabeth. The funeral will be held at Clarks Mills tomorrow morning. Manitowoc Daily Herald - Monday,February 24, 1913 - page 8



DENNIS O'LOUGHLIN Dennis O'Lauglin birth: 6 January 1839 Ireland death: 10 February 1905 Clarks Mills, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Clarks Mills residence: 1905 Clarks Mills father: Michael O'Lauglin mother: Honora spouse: Mary Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


ELIZABETH O'LOUGHLIN ZIPF Funeral services for Mrs. F. J. Zipf, the former Elizabeth O’Laughton, who died in Milwaukee Tuesday evening, will be held Saturday morning. Following brief rites at 9 o’clock at the Pfeffer funeral home where the body is lying in state, there will be a requiem mass at 10 o’clock at St. Mary’s Catholic church, Clarks Mills. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery. At 7:30 o’clock this evening the Rev. Henry Letz of St. Andrew’s Catholic church will lead the recitation of the rosary, while at 8 o’clock on Friday night, the Rev. Michael Fetko of Clarks Mills will lead the praying of the beads. Maniowoc Herald Times - June 21, 1945


JOHN O'LOUGHLIN From Der Nord Westen, 02 Mar. 1905: Mar. Death yesterday morning in Cato of 71-yr. old John O’Laughlin from a stroke. He leaves a widow, 3 sons and 4 daughters. The funeral will be held tomorrow in Clarks Mills. ******** John O'Laughlin birth: 1835 Ireland death: 1 March 1905 Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Clarks Mills residence: 1905 Cato father: Michael O'Laughlin mother: Honnoia Duggan spouse: Bridget Gleason Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


MARY O'LOUGHLIN CLARKS MILLS PIONEER DIES Suddenly Mrs. Dennis (Mary) Laughlin, mother of Mrs. Ben Kumbalek of this city, passed away at her home at Clarks Mills yesterday, death coming suddenly and unexpected. Funeral services will be held from the home at Clarks Mills Monday morning with burial there. Mrs. Laughlin was 84 years of age at the time of death and had enjoyed good health until lately. She is survived by three sons, John of Marion, Theodore of Beaver Dame, Patrick of Milwaukee and three daughters, Mayme, Mrs. Ben Kumbalek of this city and Catherine, nineteen grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren also survive. Mr. Laughlin died more than 23 years ago. Manitowoc Herald News - Friday, Sept. 23, 1927 - page 2



META B. O'LOUGHLIN Word was received at Manitowoc of the death Friday night of Mrs. Thomas F. Loughlin, nee Meta Bohde, at her home, 5002 Keefe Ave., Milwaukee. Funeral services will be Monday morning at Becker Funeral Home, Milwaukee, and at 9 a.m. Monday at St. Catherine Catholic church in that city. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Clarks Mills, Manitowoc county. Mrs. Loughlin was born at St. Peters, Ill., and resided there before the marriage in November of 1925 to the late Dr. Thomas F. Loughlin, a former resident of Cato who practiced his profession in Hartford, Wis. The couple resided there until Dr. Loughlin died in 1944. Mrs. Loughlin was a member of the Altar Society and Christian Mothers Society of St. Catherine Church and a member of the Third Order of St. Francis. She is survived by five sisters, Mrs. Amelia Schroeder of St. Peters, Mrs. Ann Glensapp of Milwaukee, Mrs. Albert Bohde of Mt. Vernon, Ill., Mrs. Edgar Bohde of Flora, Ill.,and Mrs. Hary Bohde of Pittsburg, Pa. and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the funeral home, 54th Street and Lison Avenue after 3 p.m. Sunday where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times - Saturday, July 11, 1959


MICHAEL O'LOUGHLIN (d. 1934) CLARKS MILLS MAN IS DEAD Michael O'Loughlin, 63, Was Retired Farmer Michael O'Loughlin, 63, retired farmer, died Wednesday afternoon at Clarks Mills of a heart ailment. Mr. O'Loughlin was born in the town of Cato and spent most of his life on the old homestead. He never married. He retired about 10 years ago. Survivors are two brothers, Anthony of Cato and Dr. D.M. O'Loughlin of Milwaukee; and a sister, Mrs. N.L. Garrett, Seattle. Funeral services will be held at the Anthony O'Loughlin home at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and at St. Mary's Catholic church at Clarks Mills at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The deceased was a lifelong member of St. Mary's congregation. The body was to be taken to the Anthony O'Loughlin home this afternoon from the Pfeffer funeral parlors here. Manitowoc Herald Times Thursday, January 11, 1934 pg. 3


MICHAEL G. O'LOUGHLIN (d. 1940) Funeral services for Michael S. O’Laughlin, former county resident who died Saturday at Sapulpa, Oklahoma, were held yesterday from the St. Mary Catholic church at Clarks Mills, the Rev. F.X. Kheil officiating. Burial was made in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Walter McCully, Charles McCully, John McCarthy, Raymond Meany, Irving Meaning an George Schuh. Out of town people attending included Miss Margaret Ryan, Miss Elizabeth O’Loughlin, Mrs. John Reddin and Mrs. George Schumacher, all of Chicago, Dr. D.M. Loughlin, Miss Agnes Gleason, Mrs. Margaret McDonald, Miss Henrietta Meany and J. Haevy, all of Milwaukee, Dr. and Mrs. T.F. O’Loughlin of Hartford, Mr. and Mrs. J.S. O’Loughlin and Agnes O’Loughlin of Beaver Dam, Mrs. Nora Scanlon, Mrs. C.M. Hogan, Richard Hogan and Mrs. F.J.B. Duchateau of Green Bay, Mr. and Mrs. A. Armstrong of Menasha, Thomas Brennan of Oshkosh and Mr. and Mrs. John O’Connor of Appleton. Manitowoc Herald Times - Wednesday May 29, 1940


DR. THOMAS F. O'LOUGHLIN Dr. Thomas F. Loughlin, a practicing physician at Hartford, Wis., and former county resident, died Friday afternoon at St. Mary's hospital in Milwaukee. Dr. Loughlin a son of the late John and Bridget Loughlin was born in Cato, attended the local schools and was graduated from the Marquette school of medicine in 1915. He practiced at Winneconne and West Allis before locating at Hartford in 1920. He was a veteran of World War I serving overseas as a first lieutenant in Overseas base hospital No. 70. In 1925 he married Miss Meta Bahde, of St. Peter, Ill. She survives with a brother, John, of Fond du Lac; three sisters, Mrs. Henry Meany and Mrs. Thomas Reddin of this city, and Mrs. Ferdinand Zipf of Chicago. He was a member of the American Legion and the Izaak Walton league. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. from theSt. Killian Catholic church at Hartford. Burial will be at Clarks Mills cemetery. The body is at the Berndt funeral home in Hartford. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, March 18, 1944 pg. 2


KATRINA MARIE OLSEN Katrina Marie Olson, three-year-old daughter of Daniel and Lorraine Fenlon Olson of Rt. 4, Manitowoc, died Monday morning at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Private funeral services will include a Mass of Angels said by the Rev. Leander Nickel at Clarks Mills. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The child is survived by her parents, a brother, Patrick and a sister, Kristin, at home; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Josephine Olson; the paternal great grandmother, Mrs. Phyllis Shimek and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Fenlon of Manitowoc. Funeral arrangements were made by Mittnacht Funeral Home, Manitowoc. Manitowoc Herald Times - Monday, Dec. 29, 1969 - page 9


DOROTHY O'NEIL Dorothy M. O’Neil, age 70, of rural Valders, died Wednesday June 9, 1999, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 12, 1999, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be Rev. John Conrad with burial in the church cemetery to follow. She was born November 14, 1928, at Manitowoc, daughter of the late Albert and Mary Stradal Shimek. Dorothy attended rural schools at Grimms and St. Mary’s School Reedsville. She married Michael O’Neil on September 11, 1954, at St. Mary’s Church, Reedsville. She was formerly employed by the Mirro Co. and Leverenz Shoe Co. before becoming a full time homemaker. She was also a member of St. Mary’s Catholic church. Survivors include her husband, Michael O’Neil, rural Valders; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Michael (Joanne) O’Neil, School Hill, Patrick O’Neil, Milwaukee; three grandchildren, Michael, Martin and William O’Neil; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Mary Thompson, rural Valders, Mabel (Harold) Bodart, rural Reedsville, Kathryn (Paul) Braun, Manitowoc; three brothers and three sisters-in-law, Andrew (Claire) Shimek, Leominster, Mass., Paul (Darlene) Shimek, Whitelaw, Henry (Jeanne) Shimek, Reedsville; one brother-in-law and three sisters-in-law, Leo Templeton, Manitowoc, Edna Shimek, Brillion, Annie Hoffman, Saukville, Cele O’Neil, Manitowoc; one aunt, Emily Moran, Milwaukee. Furhter survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by a brother, Milton Shimek; a sister, Sylvia Zipperer; four brothers-in-law, Joel Thompson, Leonard Hoffman, Lester Zipperer, William O’Neil; one sister-in-law, Audrey Templeton. Dorothy was an avid fan of both the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Cubs. She enjoyed gambling at Oneida Casino. Most of all, Dorothy enjoyed her grandchildren. Memorials would be appreciated to St. Mary’s Catholic School, Clarks Mills. Dorothy’s family would like to extend a very special tank you to Dr. Edward Barylak and his staff, the nurses and staff of the Oncology Unit at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center and Holy Family Memorial Hospice, especially Jane Resar, for their special care and concern. She was a very dear and much loved wife, mom, and grandma and will be sadly missed and fondly remembered. Friends may call at the Christianson & Deja Funeral Home, Valders, Friday from 5-8 p.m. and Saturday at St. Mary’s Church from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. Christianson & Deja Funeral Home, Valders is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Manitowoc Herald Times – Thursday, June 10, 1999 – page A2


MICHEAL F. O'NEIL Michael F. “Mike” O’Neil, age 80, of St. Mary’s at Felician Village, Manitowoc, and formerly of Valders, passed away on March 23, 2011, at St. Mary’s. Mike was born on April 16, 1930 at Quarry, son of the late William and Mary (Gill) O’Neil. He attended St. Gregory Catholic School in St. Nazianz. Mike graduated from Valders High School with the class of 1949. Following graduation, Mike served his country in the U.S. Army, being stationed in Germany during the Korean Conflict. In 1951, he began a career with The Manitowoc Company. On Sept 11, 1954, Mike married his soulmate, Dorothy Mae Shimek, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Reedsville. After renting for a few years in Reedsville, Mike and Dorothy bought a home and 40 acre hobby farm just northwest of Valders in 1956. They both worked full time while farming until Dorothy became a full-time homemaker. During the 1960’s through the 1980’s, Mike and Dorothy focused on raising a family. Mike continued working at The Manitowoc Company, being promoted to foreman in 1978. In the 1990’s, the couple enjoyed becoming grandparents. Mike retired in 1992 after 41 years of service. Dorothy preceded him in death on June 9, 1999. Mike continued living at the home on the farm property until 2007, when he moved to Valders and then to the Felician Village in Manitowoc. Survivors include two sons and one daughter-in-law: Michael (Joanne) O’Neil, School Hill, and Patrick O’Neil, Milwaukee; three grandchildren: Michael, Martin and William O’Neil; one sister: Annie Hoffman, Saukville; five brothers-in-law and six sisters-in-law: Leo Templeton, Manitowoc, Cele O’Neil, Manitowoc, Mary Thompson, rural Valders, Andrew (Claire) Shimek, Leominster, Mass., Paul (Darlene) Shimek, Whitelaw, Henry ( Jeanne) Shimek, Reedsville and Kathryn (Paul) Braun, Manitowoc; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by one brother, William O’Neil; one sister, Audrey Templeton; five brothers-in-law: Leonard Hoffman, Joel Thompson, Lester Zipperer, Milton Shimek, and Harold Bodart; and three sisters-in-law: Sylvia Zipperer, Mabel Bodart and Edna Shimek. Mike was an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers, holding season tickets at Lambeau Field for more than 50 years. He enjoyed friends and family especially his three grandsons. He was especially proud of his Irish heritage. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 26, 2011, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Clarks Mills. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. David Zimmerman, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Christianson & Deja Funeral Home, Valders, Friday, March 25, 2011 from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday at St. Mary’s Church from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Manitowoc Herald Times – Friday, March 25, 2011 – page A3


AGNES PANKRATZ Mrs. Max (Agnes) Pankratz, 76, of 128 Jefferson St., Valders, died Tuesday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Christianson-Deja Funeral Home, Valders and at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic church, Clarks Mills. The Rev. Leander Nickel will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Pankratz, nee Agnes Einberger, was born March 6, 1898, in the town of Rockland, daughter of the late Martin and Mary Rapple Einberger. She attended Manitowoc area schools. She was married to Max Pankratz June 14, 1922 at Clarks Mills. She was a member of St. Mary Parish Christian Mothers Society and the Valders American Legion Auxiliary. Survivors include her husband, a son, John R., of Wauwatosa; four daughters, Mrs. Ray (Kathleen) Pollack, of Colorado Springs, Colo., Mrs. James (Phyllis) Young of Appleton, Mrs. Arthur (Mary) Franke of New Berlin and Mrs. Norbert (Maxine) Fitzgerald of Manitowoc; a brother, Clarence and a sister, Mrs. B.C. Pankratz of Manitowoc; 19 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. A sister, Florence, preceded her in death. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-9 p.m. Thursday where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times - Wednesday, March 13, 1974 - page 23 ******** (06 Mar 1898/Mar 1974/SSDI)



ANGELINE M. PANKRATZ Date: 10/27/1969 (photo with article)(sent in by researcher/see contributors page) Mrs. Angeline M. Pankratz, 80, of 913 S. 18th St., Manitowoc, died Saturday afternoon at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. She had been a patient 13 days following a coronary attack. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 11:30 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Very Rev. Msgr. Alfred A. Schneider will officiate and burial will be in St. Mary Church Cemetery, Clarks Mills. Mrs. Pankratz, nee Angeline Mary Christel, was born March 31, 1889, at St. Nazianz, daughter of the late William F. and Wilhelmina Lulloff Christel. She was married Aug. 25, 1908, to Louis M. Pankratz at St. Gregory Catholic Church, St. Nazianz. The couple resided at Valders until 1963, moving to Manitowoc. Mr. Pankratz died May 31, 1964. Mrs. Pankratz was a charter member of the Ladies Progressive Club of Valders and a member of the Christian Mothers Altar Society of St. Mary Church, Clarks Mills. She is survived by three daughters, six sons, two sisters, Mrs. Louise Kletzein and Mrs. Edgar Ryan, of Manitowoc; five brothers, Isadore, of Kiel, William, of Minneapolis, Arthur, of Manitowoc, Norbert, of Valders and Louis, of Nekoosa, Wis.; 39 grandchildren and 42 great grandchildren. A son, Raymond, three brothers and three sisters preceded her in death. Friends may call at the funeral home where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 o'clock this Monday evening by Daughters of Isabella, parish members and friends.


JOSEPH PANKRATZ (d. 1916) J. S. Zipperer, a former resident, attended the funeral of the late Joe Pankratz of Valders. Mr. Zipperer also visited a number of his friends here. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Friday, January 05, 1917, Page 4 (From Quarry news section) ******** Jos. Pankratz, Valders, Dies after Illness 4 Weeks… Two well known town of Liberty residents have been called by death, Joseph Pankratz, who was formerly engaged in conducting a saloon there, died after an illness of several weeks, age 59. He is survived by a widow and family… Manitowoc Daily Herald, December 28, 1916 P. 3


LOUIS PANKRATZ Louis M. Pankratz, 81 (photo), former Valders and Manitowoc resident, died Sunday evening at Maplecrest Home, Whitelaw, where he had been a patient six weeks. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Alfred Pritzl will officiate and burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Clarks Mills. Mr. Pankratz was born Oct. 13, 1882, at Clarks Mills, son of the late Joseph and Theresa Koerner Pankratz. He married Angeline Christel at St. Gregory Catholic Church, St. Nazianz Aug. 25, 1908, and the couple resided at Valders until coming to Manitowoc in July of 1963. At Manitowoc they lived at 1301 S. Eighth St. Before retiring six years ago, Mr. Pankratz had been employed more than 30 years as a Raleigh route salesman. Mr. and Mrs. Pankratz observed the golden anniversy of their wedding five years ago. He had been a member of Holy Name Society of St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills, and United Commercial Travelers. Surviving are his wife, six sons, Ralph of Winona, Minn., Alderman Donald Pankratz, Robert Pankratz and James Pankratz of Manitowoc, Leroy Pankratz of Youngstown, Ohio, and Lawrence Pankratz; three daughters, Mrs. Stanley (Helen) Kool of Milwaukee and Mrs. Howard (Dorothy) Miller and Mrs. Joseph (Florence) Krueger of Manitowoc; four brothers, Joseph of Manitowoc, Max of Valders, Bernard of Rt. 1, Manitowoc, and Hugo of Appleton; three sisters, Mrs. Minnie Christel of Valders, Mrs. Mayme Rolland of Clarks Mills and Mrs. George Reuther of Detroit; 39 grand- children and 20 great grandchildren. A son, Raymond, died Dec. 22, 1963, and a brother also preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home where the Rosary will be recited at 7:15 o'clock this Monday evening by members of the Holy Name Society and Daughters of Isabella. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, June 1, 1964 p.5 ********* CHILDREN PLAY WITH MATCHES IN ABSENCE OF FAMILY, START FIRE AND HOME IS BURNED Fire resulting from the children playing with matches, while the parents were at church, destroyed the home and livery barn of Louis Pankratz at Valders Sunday and for a time threatened adjacent buildings. The fire completely destroyed the residence and barn with their contents and the loss will run over $4,000 with but one small amount of insurance. No stock was contained in the livery barn but it was used for storing the carriages and sleighs. The loss is a severe one for Mr. Pankratz as he loses practically all of his possessions in the fire. Neighbors and villagers organized a volunteer department and made every effort to save the Pankratz place but the fire had gained too much headway and it burned rapidly and it was impossible to check the flames. Manitowoc Herald News, Tuesday, February 04, 1919 Page 1


THERESA PANKRATZ Mrs. Theresa Pankratz, 83, died this morning at the family home in the town of Cato of pneumonia. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic church at Clarks Mills, the Rev. Lawrence Loerke officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Berge Funeral Home at Valders from Saturday evening until the hour of the service. The rosary will be recited on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Mrs. Pankratz was born in Germany on April 5, 1859, and came to America and to the town of Cato with her parents when she was 13. She was Theresa Koerner before her marriage to Joseph Pankratz of Cato. Mr. Pankratz died in 1917. She was the mother of 11 children. Nine of them survive her. They are Mrs. George Reuther of Detroit; They are Mrs. George Reuther of Detroit; Mrs. Jerry Roland of Cato, Mrs. Alvin Christel, Louis, Bernard and Max Pankratz of Manitowoc; and Frank and Hugo Pankratz of Appleton. There are several grandchildren and great grandchildren; one brother, Anton Koerner, who makes his home at the Holy Family hospital; and one sister, Mrs. Michael Pritzel of the town of Cato. Mrs. Pankratz was a member of the Christian Mothers of St. Mary's church. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. Friday, October 31, 1941 P. 2


ELLEN PEPPARD Mrs. Ellen Peppard, 85, died at 8:45 a.m. Dec. 25 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Viola Preston, route 5, where she had made her home the paste seven years. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning, at 8:45 o'clock, from the Preston home and at 9:30 a.m. from St. Mary's catholic church in Clarks Mills with the Rev. Lawrence Loerke officiating. Interment will be at Clarks Mills. Mrs. Peppard, nee Ellen Marlbrough, was born Nov. 29, 1858 at Clarks Mills. She was married to John Peppard at Clarks Mills on Feb. 9, 1891 and the couple farmed near Clarks Mills until the death of Mr. Peppard seven years ago, after which Mrs. Peppard went to live with her daughter, Mrs. Preston. Survivors are two sons, Frank of Cato route 1, and John of Racine; one daughter, Mrs. Viola Preston of route 5; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The body was taken to the Preston home from the Pfeffer funeral home today. It may be viewed at the Preston home until the time of the services and the Christian Mothers society, of which she was a member, will recite the rosary tonight at 8 o'clock. Manitowoc Herald Times Monday, December 27, 1943 pg. 2


FRANK J. PEPPARD Frank J. Peppard, 80, of Whitelaw, died Saturday morning at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Saur Funeral Home, Kellnersville, and at 11 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, Whitelaw. The Rev. Richard Heymen will officiate and burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Clark Mills. Military graveside services will be accorded Mr. Peppard by the American Legion Drews-Bleser Post No. 88. Mr. Peppard was born Aug. 12, 1893, at Clark Mills, son of the late John and Ellen Marlborough Peppard. He was employed as a farm laborer on several farms in the area. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Veterans of World War I Barracks No. 2565 of Manitowoc. For the past 11 years, he made his home with his sister at Whitelaw. Survivors include a brother, John W. Peppard, of Racine and a sister, Mrs. Viola Preston, of Whitelaw and nieces and nephews. Friends may call at Saur Funeral Home from 6 to 9 o'clock this Monday evening, where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 o'clock by Father Heymen. Herald Times Reporter, Monday, March 11, 1974 P.18


JOHN PEPPARD Peppard, John, age 85. Died Thursday night at home in Clarks Mills. Born in Indiana 1851 and came to this county ____. Married Ellen Marlborough in 1890, who survives with two sons and two daughters. Funeral Monday 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic church, Clarks Mills. Burial in adjoining cemetery. Body at Shimon Undertaking parlors, Reedsville, will be moved to home in Clarks Mills Sunday morning. Manitowoc Herald Times - Friday, January 8, 1937 - page 15



ANNA PISCHEL/PISCHL From co. death record, v.8 p.82 Anna Pischel housewife, widowed maiden name Anna Rapl b. 1826, Germany d. 4 Oct. 1906 at Town of Cato, at home of son/age 80 yr. 7mo. 16 da. cause: Old age - general debility duration 4 months husband: Wenzel Pischel father: Stephen Rapl, b. Germany mother: not given, b. Germany buried at Clarks Mills ******** Anna Rapl Pischel birth: 1826 Germany death: 4 October 1906 Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Clarks Mills residence: 1906 Cato father: Stephen Rapl spouse: Wenzel Pishel Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


CLARA M. PISCHEL From Der Nord Westen, 14 Jan. 1897: Death on Sat. in Clarks Mills of an 8-mo. old daughter of Frank Pischel. The burial took place Sunday.


FRANK PISCHEL CATO RESIDENT DEAD After a lingering illness, Frank Pieschel, farmer of the town of Cato, died at the Holy Family hospital as a result of a complication of disease. He was a lifelong resident of the town of Cato where he was born September 17, 1863. Besides his wife, he leaves a large family of children. The funeral will be held at Clarks Mills tomorrow morning at 9:30. Manitowoc Herald News - April 18, 1921- page 1



JULIA E. PISCHEL Julia Elizabeth Pischel birth: 6 October 1902 Wisconsin death: 1 November 1902 Clarks Mills, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Clarks Mills residence: 1902 Cato father: Frank Pischel mother: Mary Peck Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


MARTIN PISCHEL ROCKLAND MAN PASSES AWAY AT HOME TODAY Martin Pieschl(sic), life long resident of the town of Rockland where he was born 63 years ago, died today at the old homestead where he had passed his entire life. Mr. Pieschl had been ill for two years or more and had been fighting a losing battle. The end came peacefully. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10 o’clock at St. Mary’s church at Clark’s Mills. Mr. Pieschl is survived by his widow. Three children born to the couple preceded him in death. He was well known in the community where he resided and had spent his life in farming. Manitowoc Herald News, Wednesday, June 13, 1928 Page 2


MARY PISCHEL MRS PIESCHEL, 69, SUCCUMBS Dies at Home of Son After Suffering a Stroke Mrs. Mary Pieschel, 69, died this morning at the home of a son, George, Two Rivers, route 2, where she was taken with a stroke last week and failed to rally. She had been making her home with a daughter, Mrs. Frank Strauss, Clarks Mills. Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. from the St. Mary Catholic church, Clarks Mills, with the Rev. F.X. Kheil officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Pfeffer Funeral home from Wednesday evening until 9 a.m. Friday when it will be removed to Clarks Mills. Thursday at 8:30 p.m. the Christian Mothers of the St. Mary’s church, of which the deceased was a member, will recite the rosary at Pfeffers. The late Mrs. Pieschel was born Mary Peck in Germany on January 3, 1867. She was brought to America and immediately to Manitowoc county in 1869. She was married here in 1882 to Frank Pieschel who died in 1921. The couple lived in Clarks Mills after their marriage. Surviving Mrs. Pieschel are four daughters, Mrs. Earl Kugler, Mrs. Fred Wellner and Miss Agnes Pieschel of Manitowoc and Mrs. Frank Strauss of Clarks Mills; four sons, Frank and Edward of Manitowoc, George of Two Rivers, route 2, and Clarence of Lansing, Mich., one brother, Dominic Peck of Manitowoc and three sisters, Mrs. John Johnsrud, Mrs. Louis Schultz and Mrs. Francis Koehlmen of Milwaukee. Twenty grandchildren also survive. Manitowoc Herald News - Tuesday, Sept 1, 1936 - page 2


HAROLD N. PIVONKA Harold (Bud) N. Pivonka, age 76, of 13726 Pieschel Road, Cato, died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2003 at Zablocki Medical Center, Milwaukee. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 13, 2003 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. James Jugenheimer and Deacon Tom Koch with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Bud was born on Feb. 19, 1927 in Clarks Mills, son of the late Louis W. and Mathilda Denk Pivonka. He graduated St. Mary Grade School and graduated from Valders High School with the class of 1947. Bud served his county during World War II with the U.S. Army. On Sept. 22, 1978, he married the former Monica M. Meidl Schmidt at St. Mary Catholic church, Clarks Mills. Bud was a lifelong resident of the Clarks Mills area. Along with his family, he operated the family mink ranch and then worked at Aluminum Specialty, Manitowoc Company, Burger Boats and Manitowoc Red Cross. He was a 56 year member of Valders American Legion Thompson Burkardt Post 28, Catholic Knights #146 and St. Mary Holy Name Society. Survivors include his wife, Monica Pivonka, Cato; two brothers and sisters-in-law: Marvin (Muff) and Marge Pivonka, Clarks Mills; Louis (Joe) and Pat Pivonka, Valders; their family: Gordon J. Schmidt, Manitowoc; Gloria and Jim Mankins, Newton; Mary Isaacson, Manitowoc; Sue and Tom Phillip, Hilbert, Brenda and Keith Johnson, Valders; Margorie Schmidt, New Holstein; Julie and Guy Dehne, Newton; Janet and Steve Kornely, Whitelaw; Ann and Tim Klein, Manitowoc; John and Theresa Schmidt, Arlington, Texas; Joe and Doreen Schmnidt, Valders; three nephews and three nieces; 60 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Sally and John Divita, Palatine, Ill.; Mary Ann Mutchek, Moore, Okla.; Clarence and Caroline Kaderabek, Manitowoc; Joseph and Gesla Meidl, Wabeno; Elaine and Ray Bohacek, Whitelaw; Roger and Colleen Meidl, Whitelaw, Sandy and Gary Kohlbeck, Whitelaw; Lucille Stroble, Appleton; Sylvia and John Hodzinski, Sheboygan; Helen Tetzlaff, Sheboygan; Harriet Mrotek, Manitowoc; Genevie and Allan Backhaus, Manitowoc; special godchildren: Todd Pivonka, Jim Pivonka and Mark Schmidt. Bud was also preceded in death by his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Joseph and Agnes Meidl; two brothers-in-law and one sister-in-law, John and Rita Schuh and William Mutchek. The family will greet relatives and friends from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2003 at St. Mary Catholic church, Clarks Mills. A prayer service will be held at 6 p.m. led by the American Legion and at 7:30 p.m. led by the Rev. James Jugenheimer. The visitation will continue on Monday, Oct. 13, 2003 at church from 9 a.m. until the time of service at 10:30 a.m. The Christianson-Deja Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, Valders, is assisting the Pivonka family with funeral arrangements. Bud was a very avid Packer fan, being a season ticket holder since 1947. He and Monica honeymooned 25 years ago with the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Group. The trip was hosted by Fuzzy Thurston and was a victory over the Chargers in San Diego. The newlyweds were personal guests of Lee Remmell, director of publicity for the Packers evening meal. Bud was also very happy to finally see his Cubs in the postseason games. Manitowoc Herald Times – Saturday, October 11, 2003 – page A3



LOUIS PIVONKA Louis W. Pivonka, 80, of Clarks Mills, died Tuesday afternoon at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Christianson and Deja Funeral Home, Valders and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. The Rev. Leander Nickel will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. Mr. Pivonka was born July 18, 1896, at Clarks Mills, son of the late George and Anna Chermak Pivonka. He was a mink rancher. He married Tillie Dink June 16, 1925, at Clarks Mills. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1975. Mr. Pivonka was a member of Valders Senior Citizens, Clarks Mills Sportsmans Club, St. Mary Holy Name Society and former clerk of the Town of Cato for 47 years. Survivors include his wife; three sons, Harold and Marvin, of Clarks Mills and Louis Fr. (Joe), of Valders; a sister, Mrs. Alvina Jensen, of Racine, six grandchildren and a great grandchild. A sister preceded him in death. Friends may call at Christianson and Deja Funeral Home from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday, where a parish prayer service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times Wednesday, May 11, 1977 pg. 3 ******** (b. 18 July 1896/d. May 1977/SSDI)


MARGARET PIVONKA Margaret “Marge” Pivonka, age 83, a resident of Libby’s House in Chilton, formerly of Clarks Mills, WI, died Thursday morning, September 27, 2012, at Libby’s House.  Marge was born on July 8, 1929, in Clarks Mills, daughter of the late George and Blanche McCulley Schuh. She was a graduate of Valders High School with the class of 1947. On September 27, 1950, she married her childhood sweetheart, Marvin “Muff” Pivonka at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Clarks Mills. He preceded her in death on February 28, 2008.  Marge was an active partner in the day to day operations of River’s Bend Mink Ranch in Clarks Mills that she and her husband Muff co-owned and operated for many years until their retirement in 1990. She was a faithful and longtime member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Clarks Mills, the Christian Mothers Society and the Catholic Knights.  Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law: Peter and Gloria Pivonka, Jim and Gail Pivonka, all of Clarks Mills; two daughters: Diane Pivonka, Green Bay; Donna Jo and life partner Nancy Kulibert, Beaver Dam; seven grandchildren: Sean, Evan (Ashleigh), Kevin, Andrew (Jackie), Lucas (Ashley), Casey (Lydia), and Tanya; two great granddaughters: Alyssa, and Willow; three sisters: Elizabeth “Sis” Hartsworm, Appleton; Grace Torrison, Valders; Beatrice “Beatie” and Jim Lau, Manitowoc; two sisters-in-law: Sharon Schuh, Clark Mills; Joan Schuh, Valders; one brother-in-law: Owen Peterson, Gladstone, MI; one brother-in-law and two sisters-in-law: Joe and Pat Pivonka,Valders; Monica Pivonka, Manitowoc; and special friends: Fran and Bill Demmon. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  Marge was preceded in death by one sister, Susie Peterson; six brothers and five sisters-in-law: Jack Schuh and his first wife MaryAnn, Jim and Katie Schuh, Chuck Schuh, Wally and Sylvia Schuh, Hal and Delores Schuh, George and Marie Schuh; four brothers-in-law: Gustav Torrison, Keith Hartsworm, Bobby Dornaus, Harold “Bud” Pivonka; and one nephew, David Dornaus. Funeral services will be held at 7:00 p.m. Monday, October 1, 2012, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Clark Mills. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be Rev. David Zimmerman. Burial will take place on Tuesday morning at St. Mary’s Church Cemetery.  The family will greet relatives and friends on Monday, October 1, 2012, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Clarks Mills from 3:00 p.m. until 6:45 p.m. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family by visiting www.pfefferfuneralhome.com The Christianson & Deja Funeral Home, Valders, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Marge was an avid sports fan and supported area athletics, especially those involving her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, earning her a team shirt for her dedicated enthusiasm. Marge especially enjoyed socializing with family and friends. She also enjoyed bird watching, shaking dice, collecting and praying many rosaries throughout her life. The family wishes to thank the staff of Libby’s House in Chilton and Dr. Donald DeBruyn for the compassionate care given to our mom. Online Obituary.


MARVIN L. PIVONKA Marvin "Muff" Pivonka, age 78, of Clarks Mills, died on Thursday morning, Feb. 28, 2008, at the Aurora BayCare Medical Center, Green Bay. Muff was born on April 9, 1929, in Clarks Mills, son of the late Louis and Matilda (Denk) Pivonka. He graduated from Valders High School, with the class of 1947, where he distinguished himself as an outstanding athlete in multiple sports. On Sept. 27, 1950, Muff married his childhood sweetheart, Marge Schuh. Muff began his life's work at Riverbend Mink Ranch, founded by his father, Louis, in Clarks Mills. The operation continued with the help of many family members throughout the years. He was a member of the Lakeshore All Sports Hall of Fame and a successful St. Mary's Grade School basketball coach, leading the boys and girls teams to many division championships in the 1960s and 1970s. Muff was also a member of the Catholic Knights, St. Mary's Mens Club, and the Kettle Moraine Mink Breeders Association. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) Muff was preceded in death by a brother: Harold "Bud" Pivonka; father-in-law and mother-in-law: George and Blanche Schuh; nine brothers-in-law: Jack, Jim, Chuck, Wally, Hal, George, Gustav, Keith and Bobby; five sisters-in-law: Susie, MaryAnn, Dolores, Sylvia and Marie; and one nephew: David. Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 3, 2008, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. David Zimmerman, with burial on Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the church cemetery. The family will greet relatives and friends on Monday, March 3, 2008, at St. Mary's Catholic Church from 3 p.m. until the time of service at 7 p.m. The Christianson & Deja Funeral Home and Cremation Care Center, Valders, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Muff was an avid Packers fan and was a dedicated supporter of area athletic and music events, especially those involving his children, grandchildren and great-granddaughter, Alyssa. The community will miss his presence at Valders High School events. Muff had always loved the outdoors: trapping, fishing and countless hours of home landscaping, feeding the birds and reading. Muff was a dedicated, nurturing and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother, who will remain in our hearts forever. Herald Times Reporter, March 1, 2008


BARBARA POPP MRS. POPP, CATO PIONEER, CALLED TO FINAL REST Mrs. Michael Popp died at the family home in the Town of Cato Thursday following an illness of several months due to infirmities incident to old age. The funeral will be held Monday morning with services at St. Mary's Catholic church at Clarks Mills at 9:30. Burial will be at St. Mary's cemetery. Mrs. Popp was sixty-three years old and the mother of fifteen children all of whom with one exception survive her. Her husband also survives her. The children are Charles, William, Joseph, John, George, all of Manitowoc, Henry of Denver, Colo., Mrs. Ignatz Franz, Mrs. Frank Schamberger, Mrs. Clarence Klein, Mrs. Charles Talhammer, Mrs. Joseph Leitermann, Mrs. A. Reindl, Mrs. J. Neuser and Miss Caroline, the latter at home. Manitowoc Herald News, Friday, May 4, 1923 P.1


CHARLES POPP Charles Popp, 81, a Manitowoc resident, died Saturday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Philip Holtman will officiate with burial at St. Mary church cemetery, Clarks Mills. Mr. Popp was born May 4, 1895 in the town of Cato, Manitowoc county, son of the late Michael and Barbara Spaeth Popp. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War I. He owned and operated a farm on Rt. 1 Cato for more than 50 years, moving to Manitowoc in 1967 to reside. Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Caroline Schemenski, Mrs. Minnie Klein and Mrs. Amelia Leitermann of Manitowoc and nieces and nephews. Five brothers and six 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 8 o’clock. Manitowoc Herald Times - Monday April 4, 1977


MICHAEL POPP PIONEER DIES LAST EVENING Michael Popp Funeral to be Held Ill for three weeks, Michael Popp, a pioneer resident of the county, died at the Holy Family Hospital at 8:40 o’clock last evening at the advanced age of 88 years. The funeral will be held Saturday morning with services at St. Mary Catholic church at Clarks Mills at 9:30 and burial will be at the St. Mary’s Cemetery. Born in Germany in 1843, Mr. Popp came to this country while still a very young man and in 1875 he was married to Barbara Spaeth. The family made its home in the town of Cato, Mrs. Popp passed away eight years ago. After her death, Mr. Popp continued to make his home with two sons and was active up to the time that he was taken ill three weeks ago. Surviving are six sons, eight daughters, 58 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. The sons are Charles and William at home, Joseph, John, George and Henry, all of Denver, Colo., and the daughter, Mrs. Charles Thalhammer, Mrs. Ignatz Franz, Mrs. John Neuser, Mrs. Frank Mailand, Mrs. Joseph Leitermann, Mrs. Anton Reindl, Mrs. Clarence Klein and Mrs. Frank Schemenski, all residing in the county. Manitowoc Evening Times - Thursday, September 10, 1931


WILLIAM POPP William Popp, 74, of 2814 Clark St., Manitowoc, died Tuesday at Park Lawn Home, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 9:15 a.m. Friday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clark Mills. The Rev. Leander Nickel will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Popp was born Feb. 3, 1897, in the Town of Cato, son of the late Michael and Barbara Spaeth Popp. He was engaged in farming in the Town of Cato before moving to Manitowoc three years ago. Survivors include a brother, Charles, of Manitowoc, three sisters, Mrs. Caroline Schemenske and Mrs. Clarence Klein, of Manitowoc and Mrs. Amelia Leitermann, of Rt. 1, Whitelaw, nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Thursday where a Memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. May 25, 1971


AGNES BRENNAN PRITZL Mrs. Ted Pritzl, 79, of Cato, died Friday at Maple Crest Nursing Home, Whitelaw. Funeral services will be at 10:30am Monday at Reedsville Funeral Home and at 11am at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. The Rev. Leander Nickel will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Pritzl was born May 17, 1889, in the Town of Cato, daughter of the late Michael and Mary Meany Cooney. She was married June 2, 1918 to Lovell Brennan and he preceded her in death. In July, 1936, she was married to Ted Pritzl and he died in 1968. Mrs. Pritzl had been a teacher at Oshkosh and was Cato postmistress 17 years. She was a member of the Christian Mothers. Survivors include a son, Kenneth Brennan, of Cato; three stepsons, Harold of Cato, Bernard of Spokane, Wash., and Jerome of Valders; two stepdaughters, Mrs. William McCulley of Manitowoc and Mrs. Arnold Schuler of Rt. 1, Valders; 22 grandchildren and two great grand- children. Two brothers preceded her in death. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2pm Sunday where at 8pm the Rosary will be recited. Manitowoc Herald Times , Friday, February 28, 1969 P. M15


ARTHUR PRITZL Arthur A. Pritzl, 63, of Rt. 2, Reedsville, died Wednesday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Reedsville Funeral Home and at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. The Revs. Leander Nickel and Peter Pritzl will officiate and burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Clarks Mills. Mr. Pritzl was born March 10, 1913, in the Town of Casson, son of the late Louis and Anna Eigenberger Pritzl. He married Bernice Dummings Nov. 28, 1935, at Maple Grove. Survivors include his wife, six daughters (private); two sons (private); three sisters, Mrs. Earl (Veronica) Voss, of Brillion, Mrs. Walter (Mary) Lashau, of Neenah and Mrs. Lawrence (Dorothy) Kubale, of Green Bay; two brothers, Elmer, of Rt. 1, Reedsville, and Louis, of Rt. 2, Brillion, and 10 grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Gerald (Nancy) Blaha, preceded her father in death. Friends may call at Reedsville Funeral Home from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday. A rosary will be said by the Holy Name Society at 7:30 p.m. and a prayer service by Rev. Leander Nickel will be held at 8 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, Thur., 17 June 1976, page 3


BERNICE PRITZL Bernice E. Pritzl, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, friend and neighbor, age 87, of St. Mary’s Nursing Home, Manitowoc, formerly of 16231 Hilltop Road, Reedsville, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004 at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center, Manitowoc. She was born Feb. 14, 1916 in Grimms, daughter of the late William and Anna B. (Morrisey) Cummings. She was married Nov. 28, 1935 to Arthur A. Pritzl at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Maple Grove. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Clarks Mills, St. Mary’s Christian Mothers Spociety and Reedsville Senior Citizens Association. She is survived by her children; six daughters, Bernita Meidl, Reif Mills, Mary Lou (Tom )Rolland, Milwaukee, Judith (Tom ) Hughes, Tucson, Ariz., Beverly Markvart and special friend, Larry Vanne, Manitowoc, Virginia (David) Thompson, Appleton, Kathryn (David) Lich, Wrightstown and two sons, Anthony (Mildred) Pritzl, Shorewood and Thomas (Gina) Pritzl, Menomonee, Mich.; three sisters, Alyce Cummings Lemberger, Lenora Cummings Typner and Ann Maria Cummings; 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren: Kevin (Norma) Meidl, Christoper, Lauren, Kim (Jeffrey) Meidl Elliott; Nicole, Spencer, Skyler, Erik (Susan) Meidl; Katherine, Laura, Sarah, Joseph, Sr. M. Mikela Meidl (Bridget), Arthur Blaha, Ellen (Robert) Blaha McDermott, Nicholas (Julie) Rolland; Coleen, Natalie, Timothy Rolland, Jeffry Rolland, Heather (Mark) Markvart Books; Calder, Brad Markvart, Chad Thompson, Courtney (Michael) Thompson Rude Jr., Stephanie Thompson and Jefferson Lich; five sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law; Veronica (Pritzl) Voss, Elmer and Julia Pritzl, Lawrence and Dorothy (Pritzl) Kubale, Marcella Cummings and Bernadette Cummings. Mrs. Pritzl was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur; a daughter, Nancy (Pritzl) Blaha; one grandson, Dominic Meidl; three sisters and five brothers-in-law: Lucy and Ed Tikalsky, Lorraine and Victor Kapinos, Joseph Typner, Erwin Lemberger and Myrtle Cummings; four brothers and a sister-in-law, Robert, Raymond and Lenard Cummings, Michael and Mildred Cummings and a son-in-law, Kenneth J. Meidl. Also preceded are sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Mary and Walter Lashua, Louis and Lucille Pritzl and Earl Voss. Funeral Mass will be held (Today) Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Clarks Mills. The Rev. James Jugenheimer will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Mary Cemetery. Friends may call at church on Saturday morning from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass. The Weiting Funeral Home of Reedsville is assisting the family with arrangements. Special thanks to Dr. Verlinden; St. Mary’s Nursing Home and Holy Family Memorial Medical Center for their excellent care and loving support for Bernice and our family. Manitowoc Herald Times – Saturday, January 24, 2004 – page A3



CAROLINE PRITZL Mrs. John Pritzl of Cato, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Bohman, died last Thursday in the hospital at Manitowoc. The funeral took place last Saturday at Clark Mills, and was one of the largest ever held there. A large number of people from this vicinity attended the funeral, amongst these Rev. Garthaus of our city and Rev. Pufahl of Whitelaw. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Gelling of Clarks Mills. Decedent was 35 years of age and is survived by the sorrowing husband and three children. Also the parents and three brothers, John of Thorpe, Frank of Brillion and Anthony who is in military service at Washington. Also three sisters, Mrs. Barbara Meka of Thorpe, Mrs. Anna Gilbert of Manitowoc and Mrs. Mary Gill of Maple Grove. The sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved family and relatives. Brillion News – June 14, 1918


CATHERINE PRITZL Mrs.Katherine Pritzl, 91, died Friday morning at the home of her daughters, Mrs. Blasius Riederer in Cato. Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 9 a.m. from the Riederer home in Cato and at 9:30 a.m. from St. Mary Catholic church in Clarks Mills with the Rev. Lawrence Loerke officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Pritzl, nee Katherine Koerner, was born in Austria on Dec. 4, 1851 and came to this county in 1872. In 1873 she married Michael Pritzl who died 32 years ago. Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Blasius Riederer of Cato, Mrs. Barbara Tuschl of Whitelaw, Mrs. Catherine Puser of Brillion and Mrs. John Meyer of Medford; a son, John of Cato, one brother, Anton Koerner of this city, 48 grandchildren and 44 greatgrandchildren. The body was removed to the Riederer home from the Pfeffer funeral home in this city this morning and may be viewed at the home. Manitowoc Herald Times - Saturday, February 20, 1943


HAROLD J. PRITZL Harold J. (Teen) Pritzl, age 87, of 151 Hoover St., Whitelaw, died Monday, August 24, 1998, at Shady Lane Nursing Care Center, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 26, 1998, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. John Conrad, with burial in St. Mary’s Church Cemetery. He was born December 23, 1910, in the town of Cato, son of the late Theodore and Mary Miller Pritzl. He attended St. Mary School, Clarks Mills and was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Agriculture course. He married Leona McCulley on July 3, 1943, at St. Mary’s Church, Clarks Mills. He was a lifelong resident of Manitowoc County. Harold farmed in the town of Cato, and was employed by Bahr Construction until his retirement. He was a charter member of the St. Mary’s Holy Name Society, a charter member of the Clarks Mills Sportsmen Club and a member of the county, state and national Holstein Association. Survivors include his wife, Leona, Whitelaw; two daughters and one son-in-law, Mary Ann Mayerl, Whitelaw, Margaret (Charles) Szmanda, Westborough, Mass.; three grandchildren, Jeff and Katie Mayerl, Ben Szmanda; one brother, Bernard (Kay) Pritzl, Washington; and two sisters, Gertrude (William) McCulley, Fond du lac, Bernadine Schuler, Manitowoc. He is further survived by brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Jerry Mayerl and a brother, Jerry Pritzl. Friends may call at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Clarks Mills, on Wednesday, August 26, 1998 from 5 p.m. until the time of service at 7 p.m. The Christianson-Deja Funeral Home, Valders, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Manitowoc Herald Times – Tuesday, August 25, 1998 – page A2



IMELDA P. "MITZIE" PRITZL Mrs. Jerome (Imelda-Mitzie) Pritzl, 51, of Valders, died Monday at University Hospitals, Madison. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Christianson-Deja Funeral Home, Valders, and 11 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clark Mills. The Rev. Leander Nickel will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. Mrs. Pritzl, nee Imelda Kasper, was born Jan. 21, 1924, at Rogersville, Wis., daughter of the late Simon Kasper and Mrs. Helen Burg Kasper. She attended St. Charles School at Charlesburg. She was married to Jerome Pritzl June 13, 1950, at Chilton. She was a member of Ladies Progressive Club of Valders and past president of Christian Mothers Society of St. Mary Church. Survivors include her husband, two sons, David and Richard, at home; her mother of Chilton; three brothers, Verne, of Green Bay and Elroy and Clement of Chilton and two sisters, Mrs. Irma Weber and Mrs. Delores Lisowe, of Chilton. Friends may call at Christianson-Deja Funeral Home after 4 p.m. Wednesday where a prayer service will be at 8 p.m. Herald Times Reporter Tuesday, July 15, 1975 pg. 3


JOHN MICHAEL PRITZL John M. Pritzl, 61, of Clarks Mills, died Saturday evening, September 16, 1989, at Holy Family Medical Center, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. Rev. John Conrad will officiate with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Mr. Pritzl was born January 5, 1928, in the Town of Cato, son of the late John and Mary Strauss Pritzl. He attended St. Mary School, Clarks Mills and the farm short course at U.W. Madison. Mr. Pritzl was presently employed with Bahr Construction. He was a member of the Clarks Mills Sportsmen Club, Valders American Legion and St. Mary’s Holy Name Society. Survivors include four brothers and sisters-in-law, Norbert and Rita Pritzl of Cato, Paul and Violet Pritzl of Manitowoc, Edward and Ann Pritzl of Cato, Donald and Joyce Pritzl of Luxemburg; seven sisters and brothers-in-law, Mrs. Bernard (Marie) Schermetzler of Manitowoc, Mrs. Roger (Anne Mae) Cornils of Manitowoc, Mrs. David (Geraldine) Brouchoud of New Berlin, Mrs. LeRoy (Eunice) Beilke of Manitowoc, Mrs. Robert (Monica) Herzog, Manitowoc, Mrs. Ronald (Kathryn) Krupski of Manitowoc, Mrs. Howard (Suzanne) Zimmermann of Manitowoc; two half sisters, Mrs. Joseph (Irene) Oswald of Whitelaw, Mrs. Edward (Agatha) Leist of Valders; a half sister-in-law, Mrs. Othmar (Laura) Pritzl of Whitelaw, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends survive. Friends may call at Christianson-Deja Funeral Home, Valders, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. this Monday andTuesday from 9 a.m. until the time of services at the church. Parish prayer service will be held at8 p.m. Monday evening led by Father Conrad. Manitowoc Herald Times – Monday, Sept. 18, 1989 – page B6



LEONA A. PRITZL Leona A. Pritzl, age 95, of 3400 Yorkshire Lane, Manitowoc, died on Wednesday morning, Dec. 1, 2010, at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center, Manitowoc. She was born on Jan. 28, 1915, in the town of Cato, Manitowoc County, daughter of the late Charles and Margaret (Brennan) McCulley. Leona was a graduate of Valders High School, class of 1932. She then graduated from Manitowoc County Normal and attended Bryant & Stratton Business College of Chicago, Ill. On July 3, 1943, she married Harold J. Pritzl at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. He preceded her in death on Aug. 24, 1998. Leona was employed with the Manitowoc County Courthouse on a part-time basis for 19 years as an administrative assistant. She was a member of the Christian Mothers of St. Mary the Immaculate Conception, Clarks Mills. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) She was also preceded in death by a son-in-law: Jerry Mayerl; three sisters and brothers-in-law: Mary and John Ryan, Margaret and Alvin Wallander, Jeanette and Earl Sylva; and three brothers and sisters-in-law: William (Bud) and Gertrude McCulley, Charles (Cub) and Lenore McCulley and Bernard (Ben) and Beatie McCulley. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, at St. Mary the Immaculate Conception, Clarks Mills. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. David Zimmerman with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will greet relatives and friends at St. Mary the Immaculate Conception, Clarks Mills, from 3 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010. Friends may also call Monday morning from 9 until 9:45 a.m. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Mark Herring for his compassionate care and the staff at Whitetail Estates where Leona lived for two weeks before her death. The Christianson & Deja Funeral Home, Valders, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Herald Times Reporter, Dec. 3, 2010


ELEANORE QUANTE STEDER Mrs. Francis Steder, 66, of 3516 W. Marshall St., Manitowoc, died Tuesday evening at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Duane Dionne will officiate and burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Clark Mills. Mrs. Steder, nee Eleanor Gnadt, was born June 21, 1906, in the Town of Newton, daughter of the late Albert and Mary Hartlaub Gnadt. She was married to Randolph Quante Dec. 30, 1924, and he preceded her in death Aug. 21, 1957. She then was married to Francis Steder Jan. 30, 1962, at Kiel. The couple moved to Manitowoc in 1963. Mrs. Steder was a member of the Senior Citizens and the Christian Mothers Altar Society of St. Paul Parish. Survivors include her husband, a step-son, a daughter and a step-daughter (Survivors omitted for privacy.), a brother, John Gnadt, of St. Nazianz, five grandchildren and three step grandchildren. Two sons, a brother and a sister preceded her in death. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday where a Memorial service will be held at 8 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. July 5, 1972


ERVIN QUANTE Truck Rams Train, Valders Man Killed Cleveland (Special) - A Valders man was killed today when the truck in which he was riding skidded 160 feet into the side of a Chicago and Northwestern freight train. The victim, Ervin Quante, about 30, of R.1, Valders, died of a cerebral hemorrhage caused by a skull fracture. Quante was riding in a Lakeland Co-operative egg truck driven by Kennard Erickson, R.1, Valders, at the time of the accident. Erickson, hospitalized at Manitowoc with facial lacerations, and a possible arm fracture, told police he was talking with Quante and failed to see the train at the crossing until it was too late to stop. Dr. Theodore Teitgen, Manitowoc County coroner, said an inquest will be held. The driver's side of the truck, traveling east on County Trunk U through Newton, struck the train. It then was knocked into the ditch north of the road burying Quante under smashed egg crates. The victim started work with the co-operative Wednesday and was riding with Erickson to learn the egg route. Conductor of the north bound freight, C.A. Gratton of Green Bay, stated he was riding in the caboose and did not know of the accident until he saw the truck in the ditch. He then pulled the emergency brake. Thad Black, also of Green Bay, was the engineer. Ervin Quante moved to Valders from DePere a year ago and lived on a farm with his wife, the former Kathleen Frowley. The couple was married in DePere June 13, 1953. They have no children. Survivors are his wife, his parents, and a sister. Funeral services will be held 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Clark Mills. The Rev. Father Setko, pastor, will be celebrant of the mass and will officiate at the burial in church cemetery. Friends may call at the Berge Funeral Home, Valders, after 2 p.m. Monday until 9 a.m. Tuesday. The rosary will be recited at 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Front page Sheboygan Press, 04 Feb 1956 (sent in by researcher/see contributors page)


RUDOLPH C. QUANTE Quante Funeral Pallbearers for the funeral of Rudolph Quante, 57, of St. Nazianz, who died August 21 and who was buried Saturday were Melvin Lutzke; Vernon Christel, Robert Christel, Bernard Gnadt, Clarence Gnadt and Reuben Gnadt, all nephews of the deceased. Services were held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home and at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills, the Rev.Dennis Connery, Rev. Pole and Rev. Richard Birdsall officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery at Clarks Mills. Manitowoc Herald Times – August 29, 1957 – page 3



PHILIP LEE QUIRK Funeral services for Philip Lee Quirk, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert J. Quirk of Cato were held Saturday at St. Mary's church cemetery at Clarks Mills. The Rev. Father Loerke officiated at the services for the child who died at the Holy Family hospital. Manitowoc Herald Times Monday, July 10, 1944 pg. 2