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.Sophie Bartels Parthie.

contributed by:  Pat Drees

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. February 4, 1937 .


.Mrs. Sophie Parthie, well known resident of this county, passed away at 10 o'clock on Sunday morning at the home of her daughter Mrs. Albert Russel, who resided at the family home on the east side.  Death was attributed to a stroke of paralysis which she suffered on Friday. She did not regain consciousness.

Mrs. Parthie was born in Grover 71 years ago, coming to Peshtigo eight years ago. She was a survivor of the Peshtigo Fire( daughter of Henry and Dora Bartels) and Gold Star mother (son lost in WWI), being a member of the Auxiliary of the Carlson Alguire post. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. August Hopp of Gover and Mrs. Albert Russel of Spruce street, son Ben Parthie of Hortonville, Wis., two brothers John Bartels, Marinette, and George of Grover and twelve grand children.

The remains were removed to the Harper Funeral home and taken to the family home on Monday from where funeral services were conducted at 1:30 o'clock, Tuesday afternoon from the home and at 2 o'clock from the Zion Ev. Lutheran church, with the Rev. Kurt Geyer conducting the final rites.

During the services, Mrs. Edward Kottke, and Miss Magdalena Geyer with Mrs. Edward Feiheit as accompanist at the organ, sang "Asleep in Jesus", "I Need Thee Every Hour", and "Abide With Me".

The beautiful floral designs were in charge of two granddaughters and Nieces Maybelle Russel, Ella Hopp, Elvia Hopp, Martin Yoap, Walter Hopp, Martin Parthie and Edward Russell.

A large cortege followed the funeral car, where interment was made in Grocer cemetery in the family plot. The beautiful metal casket was encased in a steel vault.

The obsequies were largely attended by sorrowing relatives and friends from this city and surrounding vicinity, including the following from a distance, Ben Parthie, son Milton of Hortenville, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bandow of Amston, Mrs. C. Larson of Menominee, Mich., Mrs. Ruby Skowlund, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Albrecht, Misses Elizabeth Levy and Ella Bartels, Mr. and Mrs. B. M. Stehle, Mrs. C. B. Christopherson, Mr./ and Mrs. John Bartels, Mrs. Chris Bartels of Marinette, Mrs. Chas. Bartels of Coleman.

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