Obituaries


Martha Elizabeth Elaine Ambroz

Winner - Martha Elizabeth Elaine Ambroz, age 96, of Winner, SD, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 23, 2006, at the Winner Regional Healthcare Center Nursing Home.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 26, 2006, at 10:00 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Winner. Burial will be in the Winner Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday, May 25th, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Mason Funeral Home. A prayer service will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Source: Sioux Falls Argus Leader, Published on May 25, 2006


Linford Barnhart

Linford Barnhart Dead

Word has been received in Colome of the accidental death of Linford Barnhart in Chicago on December 28.

It has been learned that Mr. Barnhart was employed by the Yellow Cab in that city and that while on his way to work on the morning of the 28th he was run down at a grade crossing of the Northwestern railway.

Linford Barnhart had formerly lived in Colome. During the year 1921 he was the regular mail carrier on route 1 out of Colome and later substituted for about three months as carrier on route 3.

Mr. Barnhart was 30 years old at the time of his death and leaves a wife and three children. Deceased also leaves his parents Mr. and Mrs. William Barnhart, of Millboro, who went to Chicago to attend the funeral.

Source: Colome Times, 6 January 1927, Pg. 1, Col. 2
Submitted By: Carol Jo Hossle


Leona A. (Burtz) Best

Leona A. Best was born on February 24, 1907 in Fremont, Nebraska to Charles and Julia (Hansen) Burtz. She moved with her parents to the family homestead in Tripp County in 1909. She attended grade school at North Greenwood School and graduated from Witten High School in 1925. Leona attended Spearfish Normal School and later taught four years in rural schools in Tripp and Mellette Counties.

Leona was united in marriage to Elmer Best on February 8, 1929. They farmed in northern Tripp County for several years, and in 1941, they moved to Millboro, SD where they farmed until they retired and moved to Winner in 1970.

Leona was a member of the First Baptist Church in Winner and taught Sunday school for many years.

She is survived by her three children, Audrey (Leonard) Hajek of Tyndall, SD; Eugene (Mary) Best of Temecula, CA; and Roger (Fern) Best of Brandon, SD; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren; 1 sister, Marcella Sterling of Winner, SD and 2 brothers, Earl Burtz and William Burtz, both of Winner, SD.

She was preceded in death by her husband; one sister, Irene Harter; and two brothers, LeRoy and Raymond Burtz.

[From funeral notice, Leona died May 2, 2001,
transcribed & submitted by Marilyn Burtz Estrada]


Lilly Victoria Bowles

Lilly Victoria Bowles, 105, Burke and formerly of Wewela, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2006, at Burke Community Memorial Hospital.

Survivors include one sister, Alice Petranek, Belle Fourche; two daughters, Marilyn Hennebold, Winner, and Carolyn Frick, Kirksville, Mo.; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be one hour before services, which will be at 2 p.m. CDT Friday, Sept. 15, at United Methodist Church in Winner. Burial will be at West Enterprise Cemetery in Wewela.

Condolences may be sent at www.masonfh.com.

[Rapid City Journal, Rapid City, S.D., Published September 12, 2006, submitted by Cathy Danielson]


Mary Lou Brickman

The community was saddened by the sudden death of Mary Lou Brickman, Thursday morning of last week. She passed away in the Gregory hospital and had attended school only two days before her death. She was fourteen.

Source: Winner Advocate, Southeast Tripp News, 1 March 1951, Pg. 4 Col. 4
Submitted By: Carol Jo Hossle

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Mary Lou Brickman, 14 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reinhold Brickman, who live south of Colome, passed away at the Gregory Hospital Thursday, February 22, following a short illness.

Funeral services will be held, Saturday, March 3 at 2:00 p.m. from Hope Lutheran church south of Colome.

Source: Winner Advocate, Obituaries, 1 March 1951, Pg. 5 Col. 3
Submitted By: Carol Jo Hossle


Charles C. Burtz

Charles C. Burtz dies Saturday

Charles Christian Burtz, Winner, a Spanish American War veteran and Tripp County homesteader died in the Baptist Hospital of Winner, Saturday, March 10, at the age of 84.

Mr. Burtz was born at Fremont, Neb., November 3, 1877, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose Burtz. As a youth, Mr. Burtz worked in his brother's bicycle shop in Fremont. He volunteered for service with Company F. 3rd Nebraska Regiment on May 27, 1898, and trained in Florida and Georgia prior to active duty in Havana, Cuba, during the Spanish American War.

He was married December 30, 1903, to the former Julia Hansen at Fremont where he farmed until he homesteaded in Tripp County in 1909.

Always active in community affairs, Mr. Burtz served many years on school and township boards. He helped organize the Farmer's Co-operative Oil Association and served on the original board of directors. Later, he helped organize the Rosebud Community Hospital and was also a member of the first board of directors.

He joined the Baptist Church at the age of 16 and has been a member of the church for the rest of his life. He helped in the organization of churches and Sunday schools, and received an award from the South Dakota Baptist Convention for having taught Sunday school classes for 40 years. He also served as a lay preacher on numerous occasions.

Mr. Burtz was known affectionately to the children of the community as Grandfather.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 15, in the First Baptist Church of Winner with the Rev. Melvin Crane and the Curtis Gatson officiating. Mason Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Interment will be in Winner Cemetery with full color guard.

He leaves: His widow, Julia Burtz, Winner; seven children, Mrs. Amos (Irene) Harter, Rapid City, Mrs. Elmer (Leona) Best, Millboro, LeRoy, Phoenix, Ariz., Mrs. Harvey (Marcella) Sterling, San Diego, Calif., and Raymond, Earl, and William, all of rural Winner, Also surviving are 25 grandchildren and 17 great children.

[Winner Advocate. Winner, SD, Published date unknown, Charles died March 10, 1962,
transcribed & submitted by Marilyn Burtz Estrada]


Florence (Sterling) Burtz

Funeral services for Florence Burtz, 65, of Phoenix, Ariz. were held May 26 at the First Presbyterian Church in Phoenix.

Mrs. Burtz died in her home on May 23.

She was born August 22, 1911, to Albert and Lena Sterling of St. Charles. She attended schools in the St. Charles and Herrick area. She moved to Tripp County with her parents and married LeRoy Burtz, Winner. The couple farmed near Fremont, Neb., before moving to Phoenix.

Mrs. Burtz is survived by her husband, her three daughters, Marilyn, Leeann and Karen, all of Phoenix, her grandchildren; four brothers, Clarence of Oxnard, Calif., Harvey, of Lancaster, Calif.; Donald, of Spokane, Wash., and Dale, of Phoenix; two sisters, Mrs. Lee (Delores) Nelson, of Lucas, and Mrs. William (Elsie) Walters, of Dixon.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and one sister.

[Winner Advocate, Winner, SD, Published date unknown. Florence died May 23, 1977 in Phoenix, AZ.
Transcribed & submitted by Marilyn Burtz Estrada]


Henry Earl Burtz

Earl Burtz , age, 85, of Winner, SD, passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2003 at his home in rural Winner.

Henry Earl Burtz was born on the family homestead in Greenwood Township on November 3, 1917. He was the sixth of seven children born to Charles and Julia (Hansen) Burtz.

Earl and his brothers and sisters were raised with solid Christian values, a strong work ethic, and love of God, family and country. They survived drought, floods, the depression, and many hardships, but these were all outweighed by the many blessings God bestowed on them.

In March of 1942 Earl joined the United States Navy. He was stationed at Pearl Harbor for most of his tour of duty. He was awarded the WW II Victory Medal, Asiatic Pacific 1 star, and the Good Conduct Ribbon. Following his discharge he became active in both the Witten American Legion and the Winner VFW.

On September 14, 1946, he was united in marriage to Marian Best at the Witten Baptist parsonage To this union three children were born. They began their married life on the family homestead where Earl and his brothers were in partnership in a variety of enterprises which included farming, ranching and a brick factory.

Earl and his family moved to Winner, SD in 1957. He first took a job as the Tripp County ASCS office manager. Ten years later he began working at the Rancher's National Bank where he specialized in student and agricultural loans. Over the years many former students have expressed gratitude for all he did to make it possible for them to attend college.

Throughout his lifetime Earl was actively involved in many organizations, always looking to improve and promote the Winner and Tripp County area. He served on rural school boards, the Tripp County Rural Water District as treasurer for 27 years, the Winner Baptist Hospital Board and numerous agricultural organizations. In 1982 Earl ran as a Republican for the State House of Representatives. He was instrumental in the planning of a Wheat Ethanol Procession plant. He labored for many years for it to become a reality. In spite of all his efforts he never saw that dream fulfilled. Earl was a member of the Witten and the Winner Baptist Churches, where he held many positions.

Earl was a devoted Husband, Father, and Grandfather, His nine grandchildren were a gift that he treasured. He took great pride in each of them and found joy in following their school and sports activities and watching them grow into successful adults.

Earl is survived by his wife, Marian, his children, Allen (Pam) Burtz, Linda (Neil) Schroeder, Malon (Alona) Burtz all of Winner, SD, his grandchildren Justin Burtz, Nathan (Anne) and Emily Burtz, Bradley (Susie) Schroeder, Kimberly (Ross) DeMers, Jeremy and Bruce Schroeder, Daniel (Angie) and Heather Burtz, one sister Marcella Sterling, one brother, Bill (Beverly) Burtz, sister's-in-law, Berniece Burtz and Dorothy Still all of Winner, SD.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Julia (Hansen) Burtz, two brothers, LeRoy Burtz and Raymond Burtz; two sisters, Irene Harter and Leona Best.

[From funeral notice. Henry Earl Burtz died March 11, 2003.
Transcribed & submitted by Marilyn Burtz Estrada]


Julia Burtz

Julia Hansen was born to Rasmus and Maren Hansen on March 24, 1878, at Fremont, Nebraska and died at the home of her daughter near Millboro on September 21 at the age of 87 years, 5 months, and 28 days.

Her early life was spent on a farm near Fremont. On December 30, 1903, she was united in marriage to Charles Burtz.

In 1909 she moved with her husband to a homestead in Tripp County. In 1946 they moved to Winner, where she lived until the spring of 1964 when she moved to the farm of her daughter near Millboro.

Survivors include six children, Mrs. Elmer (Leona) Best, Millboro, LeRoy, Phoenix, Arizona, Marcella Sterling, LaMirada, California; Raymond, Earl, and William of Winner; 25 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, and daughter, Mrs. Amos (Irene) Harter.

[Winner Advocate, Winner, SD, Published date unknown, Julia died Sept. 21, 1965,
transcribed & submitted by Marilyn Burtz Estrada]


LeRoy C. Burtz

Funeral services were held in Phoenix, Arizona on March 2, 1988 for LeRoy C. Burtz, who died February 27, 1988, at Phoenix, Arizona.

LeRoy was born at Fremont, Nebraska on June 23, 1909, to Charles and Julia Burtz. As a baby he moved with his family to their homestead in Greenwood Township, where he attended rural school. He graduated from Witten High School in 1926, and later attended Southern State Normal, at Springfield, South Dakota LeRoy taught rural schools in Tripp County for four years. He also worked as a mechanic, at the Outlaw store and for England Construction.

On October 12, 1933 he was united in marriage to Florence Sterling, in a country schoolhouse in Mellette County. In 1940 he moved his family to San Diego, California, where he was employed at Consolidated Aircraft Corporation. After the war he moved his family to a farm north of Fremont, Nebraska, where they lived until his wife's failing health led the family to Phoenix, Arizona, in 1958. Here he was employed by Techni-Builders until he retired.

Survivors include his three daughters; Mrs. Jackson (Marilyn) Fitz-Randolph; Mrs. Tony (Leeann) Astemborsksi; and Mrs. Del Ray (Karen) Hughes all of Phoenix, Arizona; two sisters; Mrs. Elmer (Leona) Best, and Marcella Sterling. Three brothers; Raymond, Earl and William all of Winner, South Dakota; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Florence, his parents and one sister.

[From funeral notice, LeRoy died February 27, 1988, Phoenix, Arizona, transcribed & submitted by Marilyn Burtz Estrada]


Raymond Foster Burtz

Raymond Foster Burtz, 84, of rural Winner, died Wednesday, August 18, 1999 at the Winner Region Healthcare Center in Winner.

Mr. Burtz was born October 27, 1914 in Greenwood Township, South Dakota to Charles and Julia (Hansen) Burtz. He was the fifth of seven children. He attended Greenwood School and graduated from Witten High School in 1934. After graduation he worked on the family farm and also as a mechanic for Lloyd Best in Witten. During World War II, Raymond worked for Consolidated Aircraft in San Diego, California. He worked on an assembly line making B-24 Bombers for the war effort. He remained in California until the end of the war.

Upon his return to South Dakota in 1945, Mr. Burtz entered into a farming partnership with his brothers, following his parents move to Winner. It was during this time that Raymond met (Opal) Berniece Ruf. The couple was married on June 20, 1948 in St. Paul, Nebraska. To this union four children were born. The Burtz's have lived in the same house along the banks of the White River, less than 4 miles from where Ray was born, for 47 years.

Raymond was an active member of the Witten Baptist Church, and has served as a Deacon and as a Sunday School Superintendent for many years. He was also a member of the Gideons organization. He will best be remembered by his family and his many friends for his hospitality in providing the "Burtz Cabin" along the White River as a popular place for family and church gatherings for many years. Other interests included restoring Model-T Fords, oil painting, and enjoying his grandchildren.

Raymond is survived by his wife, Berniece of rural Winner, SD; his four children: Durwin and wife Gwendy of Canton, OH; Koreen Caldwell and husband Dennis of Macomb, IL; Wendell and wife Beth of Winner, SD; and Ronald and wife Tammy of Verdin, Il. He is also survived by two sisters, Leona Best and Marcella Sterling, two brothers, Earl and William, 14 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Irene Harter and his brother LeRoy.

[From funeral notice. Raymond died August 18, 1999.
Transcribed & submitted by Marilyn Burtz Estrada]


William James Burtz

William James Burtz was born April 16, 1920 to Charles and Julia (Hansen) Burtz on their homestead near the White River in Greenwood Township and passed from this life on Sept. 10, 2008 at Winner Regional Hospital. He was the youngest of seven children and the last surviving.

He attended rural grade school at North Greenwood and graduated from Witten High School in 1939. He worked on the farm with his Dad until Charlie's retirement. He then formed a partnership with his brothers Raymond and Earl. Along with farming and ranching, Burtz Bros. operated a Brickcrete Factory. Later the partnership was dissolved and each worked their separated farms and Bill also farmed the Bailey Farm.

Bill married a neighbor girl, Beverly, daughter of Clifford and Gertrude Bailey and they purchased the Albert Olson homestead where they raised four children. Bill was known for taking home movies of family, neighbors, floods and snow storms and showed them at local functions. In later years he wrote many stories of family and neighbors.

He took great pride in his vehicles and enjoyed farming with his tractors, and raising livestock. Each spring when the plum trees were in bloom, he enjoyed taking his kids and grandkids catfish fishing in the White River. His dad had told him when he was a child that was when the fish were biting. In the fall before school started, Bill would take the family on a short vacation to the Black Hills. When he was single, he took his parents to Nebraska, Arizona and California to visit relatives.

In Bill's older years he enjoyed riding his four wheeler around the neighborhood.

Bill accepted Jesus as his Savior and was baptized August 2, 1931 in the White River by Rev. Hans S. Wold. He became a member of the Witten Baptist church, later holding the job of trustee and helped build the present church of brickcrete and a new parsonage. Previously, Sunday School and church had been held in the rural school along with Bible School led by the American Sunday School Union.

Grateful for sharing his life are his wife, Beverly, Children; Dr. Steven (Carol) Burtz, Amy Schroeder, Nan (Jerry) Halvorson and Wade (Yvon) Burtz, nine grandchildren: Jennifer (Greg) Campus, Thad Schroeder, Ryan Schroeder, Mark (Stephine) Burtz, Mallory Burtz, Sally (Mike) Wischmann, Jill (Jeff) Fredricks, Eric (Nance) Burtz, Angela (Jerrod) Neidermeir, and two great grandchildren, Hannah and Ethan Campus.

Preceding him in death were his parent Charles and Julia Burtz and siblings, Irene (Amos) Harter, Leona ( Elmer) Best, LeRoy (Florence) Burtz, Marcella (Harvey) Sterling, Raymond (Berniece) Burtz, and Earl (Marian) Burtz.

[From funeral notice. William Burtz died Sept. 10, 2008.
Transcribed & submitted by Marilyn Burtz Estrada]


Grant Dick

Mrs. Joe Culhavy received a phone message Tuesday morning announcing the death of her brother, Grant Dick, who died suddenly at his home near Millboro Monday night from an attack of heart trouble.

Mr. and Mrs. Culhavy went to Millboro Wednesday to attend the funeral.

Source: Winner Advocate, Local News, 11 November 1915, Pg. 6 Col. 3
Submitted By: Carol Jo Hossle


Stella O. Doty

Mrs. Jim Doty of Gayville, sister of Leonard Steffen, passed away at Sacred Heart Hospital (Yankton) on Friday, February 6. Funeral services will be held Monday at Clausen Funeral Home in Burke with burial in the south cemetery.

Source: Winner Advocate, Colome News, 11 Feb. 1981, Pg. 16 Col. 4
Submitted By: Carol Jo Hossle

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Thanks to relatives, neighbors and friends for cards, food and good thoughts on the death of our daughter and sister Stella. God bless everyone involved.
Mrs. Josephine Steffen
Fritz Steffen

Source: Winner Advocate, Cards of Thanks, 18 Feb. 1981, Pg. 11 Col. 8
Submitted By: Carol Jo Hossle


Adolph Eisenbraun

Funeral services for Adolph Eisenbraun, age 65, were held March 17 at the Memorial Auditorium, Colome, with the Rev. John Engel, Burke, officiating. Military rites at the graveside were conducted by the Colome Legion Post with interment in the cemetery at Colome.

Active pallbearers were: Harold Butler, Stuart, Neb.; Marion Fetzer, Clarence Aden, Melvin Cahoy, Leonard Kahler, Milford Farris, all of Colome.

Mr. Eisenbraun passed away at the Gregory Community Hospital, March 11, death due to leukemia.

He was born May 7, 1896 at Naper, Neb. The son of Mr. and Mrs. John Eisenbraun. The family lived in Nebr. until 1910 when they moved to a farm near Wewela.

Mr. Eisenbraun was married to Bertha Steinke, at Colome, January 28, 1920. They lived on a farm south of Dallas for six years, then moved to a farm south of Colome where they presently reside.

He entered the Army September 22, 1917 and served ten months.

He was a member of the Colome Legion Post for 42 years; a member of the Lutheran Church; served on the Colome School Board for 20 years, as well as serving in many other capacities in the community.

Survivors include: his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Reubin Zeller and Mrs. Franklyn Svoboda, both of Dixon, Mrs. Robert Kapicka, Martin; two brothers, Reinhold, Wewela, Albert, Winner; three sisters, Mrs. Hennrietta Fosse, Payallup, Wash., Mrs. Mary Musso, Winner, Mrs. Ed Lange, Chicago, Ill.; seven grandchildren.

Honorary pallbearers - Albert Aden, Ben Fisher, Dr. Carle Lenker, Frank Vedral, John Rengsdorf and Bill Hill.

His parents, brother, sister and g-grandson preceded him in death.

Submitted By: Pennie Malenke


Albert Eisenbraun

Albert Eisenbraun was born at Naper, Nebraska, (Boyd County) on Oct. 30, 1893 to John and Rosina Eisenbraun.

He passed away at the Veteran's Hospital in Minneapolis, Minn., on Saturday, July 12, 1969, at the age of 75 years, 8 months and 12 days.

As an infant he was baptized into the Lutheran faith at Naper and at the age of 15 reaffirmed his baptismal convenant by the Rite of Confirmation, also at Naper.

As a young man he moved with his parents to a farm near Wewela.

On July 30, 1919, he was united in marriage to Tabea Fettinger at the Hope Lutheran Church, south of Colome. To this union four children were born.

In 1933, the family moved to Witten, and were members of St. John's Lutheran Church until 1941. At that time they moved to a farm north of Winner and transferred to Trinity Lutheran Church in Winner.

Upon retiring from the farm, Mr. Eisenbraun spent his remaining years in Kennebec.

He leaves to mourn his departure, his wife, Tabea of Kennebec; there daughters, Mrs. Norman (Lydia) Strom of St. Paul, Minn., Mrs. Norman (Helen) Koepp of Rice, Minn., and Mrs. David (Darlene) Miller of Kennebec; one son, Robert of Wagner; three sisters, Mrs. Henrietta Fosse of Puyallup, Wash., Mrs. Mary Mulson of Winner, and Mrs. Amelia Lange of St. Petersburg, Florida; eleven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, three brothers, and one granddaughter.

Submitted By: Pennie Malenke


Albert Eisenbraun Funeral Card


Mrs. Albert (Tabea) Eisenbraun

Mrs. Eisenbraun dies in Iowa

Funeral services for Mrs. Albert (Tabea) Eisenbraun, 78, Rock Rapids, Iowa, formerly of Winner, were held May 13 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Winner with Rev. Norris Baumann officiating. Burial was in the Winner Cemetery.

She died May 10 at Lyon Manor Nursing Home in Rock Rapids.

She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and ladies aid.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Lydia strom, St. Paul, Minn., Mrs. Norman (Helen) Koepp, Rice, Minn., and Mrs. David (Darlene) Miller, Kennebec; one son, Robert Eisenbraun, Wagner; a sister, Meta Mitchell, St. Paul; and 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, one granddaughter, her parents, four sisters and four brothers.
Note: Year of death, 1900

Submitted By: Pennie Malenke


Tabea M. Eisenbraun Funeral Card


John Eisenbraun

John Eisenbraun died at his home south of Colome on July 31, at the age of 74 years, 5 months and 25 days. Mr. Eisenbraun had suffered from dropsy and heart trouble for the past two years.

John Eisenbraun was born in Friedenthal, South Russia, February 6, 1855. In the year of 1881, he was united in marriage to Rosina Miller. To this union eight children were born, four sons and four daughters, all of whom, with the wife, survive him. The children are: Mrs. Fred Litzo and Mrs. Henry Mulso, of Dallas, and Julius, Reinhold, Albert, Adolf and Emelia Eisenbraun and Mrs. Jens Fosse, of Colome.

Mr. Eisenbraun and his family came to America in 1893, established a home at Tripp, SD, but later the same year moved to Boyd County, Nebraska. In 1910 the family came to Tripp county making their home on a farm south of Colome, where Mr. Eisenbraun lived up to the time of his death. Besides his wife and eight children, he leaves 31 grandchildren to mourn his death. Funeral services were held from the Hope Lutheran Church near Wewela on August 2, conducted by Rev. W. J. Schaefer, of Colome. Burial took place in the local cemetery.

The sorrowing ones have the heartfelt sympathy of their many Rosebud friends.

Source: Colome Times, 8 Aug. 1929, Pg. 1, Col. 4
Submitted By: Carol Jo Hossle
Also Submitted By: Pennie Malenke

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Eisenbraun Card of Thanks

With hearts full of gratitude to our friends and neighbors, we take this means to thank you all for what you did for us during the illness and following the death of our husband and father. We feel that we owe especial thanks for the many kindnesses shown us by Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Keogh and Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Heath, near neighbors. Mrs. John Eisenbraun and children

Source: Colome Times, 8 Aug, 1929, Pg. 7, Col. 4
Submitted By: Carol Jo Hossle


Julius Eisenbraun

The community was saddened Saturday night to learn of the sudden and entirely unexpected death of Julius Eisenbraun, a pioneer resident south of Colome. Mr. Eisenbraun had been in apparent good health up to Thursday night. That evening upon returning home from dragging roads, he complained of stomach distress, which became more painful and alarming as the hours passed by. Saturday evening the physician in charge advised that Mr. Eisenbraun be taken to Winner hospital for an operation.

Relatives immediately acted on the advice, but Mr. Eisenbraun died before the hospital was reached. The heavy rains and muddy roads, travel by automobile, slow and the trip proved to much for Mr. Eisenbraun in his critical condition. He passed away in the arms of his wife and brother, Reinhold, who were supporting him, at a point near Brandon Springs between Colome and Winner. The cause of death was given as ruptured stomach ulcers.

Julius Eisenbraun was the son of John Eisenbraun who died in 1929, and Rosina Eisenbraun, who survives him. He was born at Jasper, Russia on 1 July 1884, and came to America with his parents at the age of 9 years, the family settling at Naper, Nebraska.

In the year of 1907 he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Hermann. They lived one year at St. Charles and 2 years at Carlock before coming to Tripp County, where they have lived since on a farm south of Colome. At the time of his death Mr. Eisenbraun had reached the age of 48 years and 1 day. Neighbors and relatives had planned a birthday surprise party in his honor on Friday night, but his illness had prevented carrying out these plans.

Julius Eisenbraun was baptized in infancy and had always been a faithful member of the Evangelical Lutheran church, located near his home, and for 20 years had served as secretary of the congregation. He was a pleasant, industrious neighbor and was active in school work and all other enterprises that were of benefit to the community in which he lived.

Besides his grief stricken widow, deceased leaves nine children: Agnes, who has been employed in Chicago for a number of years; Amelia, who is employed at Spencer, NE; and Arnold, Walter, Rosina, Magdalene, Katherine, Edmund, and Martina, all at home. He also leaves his aged mother, Mrs. Rosina Eisenbraun, who makes her home with one of her daughters near Dallas; three brothers, Reinhold of Wewela and Albert and Adolph of Colome and four sisters, Mrs. Fred Litzo of Dallas; Mrs. Jens Fosse of Colome; Mrs. Henry Mulso, of Witten; and Miss Amelia,of Rapid City.

Funeral services were held form Hope Evangelical Lutheran church at 2 o'clock p.m. on Wednesday of this week, Rev. R. W. Uecker, officiating. Interment followed in Hope Lutheran Cemetery.

Source: Colome Times, 7 Jul 1932, Pg. 1 Col. 2
Submitted By: Carol Jo Hossle
Also Submitted By: Pennie Malenke


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