KOLM, MARIA DOROTHEA CAROLINE (DORIS) (LUNEBURG) [September 2, 1842 - April 23, 1924]
Mrs. Doris Kolm
The remains of Mrs. Doris Kolm, who passed away Wednesday of last week at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H.W. Straack of Middleton, Wis., arrived in Schuyler Saturday for interment in the Schuyler cemetery. The remains were accompanied to Schuyler by the two daughters, Mrs. H. W. Straack and Mrs. John Orth of Middleton. The remains were taken to the home of Mrs. Lena Kolm where funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon, Rev. C. Fausnaugh, pastor of the First Presbyterian church officiating. Funeral services were also held Friday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Straack in Middleton. The sympathy of friends found tender expression in numerous beautiful floral offerings. Interment was made in the Schuyler cemetery where rest the remains of the husband who died on April 21, 1909, a daughter, Mrs. Mary Tivey who died on March 12, 1917, and a son, Henry, who died December 19, 1918. A son, August, died in Schuyler at the age of sixteen and was buried at Middleton, Wisconsin.
Doris Limeburg was born at Falon, Mecklenburg, Germany, on September 2, 1842 and passed away at Middleton, Wisconsin, on April 23, 1924, at the age of 81 years, 7 months, and 24 days. She came to America with her parents when a little girl of eight years, the family making their home at Milwaukee. Later on they moved to Middleton. She was united in marriage to Henry Kolm at Madison, Wisconsin, on June 21, 1862. Mr. and Mrs. Kolm came to Schuyler in November, 1879, where their remaining years were spent.
The surviving children are Frank H. Kolm of Coffeville, Kansas, Fred Kolm of Columbus, Charles Kolm of Colfax county, William L. Kolm of Portland, Oregon, Mrs. H. W. Straack and Mrs. John Orth, both of Middleton, Wisconsin. The deceased is also survived by twenty-five grandchildren.
Since the death of her husband, Mrs. Kolm made her home with her children. Two years ago she returned to her old home city, Middleton, where two of her daughters reside. Mrs. Kolm had been in ill health the past two years. She was taken to her bed two weeks prior to her death, her illness being dropsy.
When a young girl, Mrs. Kolm was confirmed in the Lutheran church. Her entire life was lived in keeping with and in harmony with her chosen faith. She was one of the pioneer residents of Schuyler and had many friends here who greatly mourn her death. Mrs. Kolm was a good motherly woman whose only ambition in life was to serve others. Her home life was markedly significant of this noble trait of character. In the death of Mrs. Kolm this community has lost one of its very best and dearest old ladies.
[The Schuyler Sun, May 1, 1924, pg. 8 - submitted by Peggy Kolm]
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