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Charles (Karl) Caletka 




Sealy News 

August 26, 1932
Prosperous Farmer of Cat Spring Dies After Long Illness
Chas. Caletka of the Cat Spring Community died at his home on
Wednesday, August 17, following a period of ill health beginning in
1926.  He was born January 10, 1869 near Cat Spring and was past 63
years of age.  He was married in 1894 to Miss Augusta Michaelis of Cat
Spring.  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Hertha Renz and son Alfred,
and four grandchildren.  Funeral Services were conducted at the home
at 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon, August 18, Rev. W.H. Bengston
officiating and burial was in the old Lutheran Cemetery near Cat

Das Wochenblatt
Supplement on 17 August
Karl Caletka passed away today at nine o'clock at his home in the Neu
Buerger settlement. He had been ill for a number of years. According
to the doctor he was suffering from high blood pressure.  His passing
away was therefore not totally unexpected, even though he was not yet
an old man. He worked hard all his life and managed to become well-off
so that he could easily have retired. Unfortunately he never managed
to find his deserved rest and suffered badly in recent times. As both
the doctor's treatment and the best nursing could not bring him
relief, one can say that his death has brought him relief. He was born
in Cat Spring on 10 January 1869, was raised here and married Miss
Auguste Michaelis in 1894. The couple have since lived on the farm. He
leaves behind his grieving wife, a daughter, Mrs. Hertha Renz, Eagle
Lake, and a son Alfred Caletka, Cat Spring, and many relatives and
friends. His funeral took place on the Nicholai Cemetary, the service
being held by Pastor Bengston from Sealy. The funeral service was led
by the members of the S.P.J.S.T. lodge. My condolences to all the

Posted by Natalie McLain



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