Ferdinand BRATZ


SHAWANO EVENING LEADER
Saturday. Aug. 5. 1967

BRATZ SERVICES 2 P.M. TUESDAY

Ferdinand Bratz, 90, died this morning. Aug. 5, on the home farm in the town of Seneca. The son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Fredrick Bratz, he was born May 6, 1877 on the same farm. He spent his entire life on this farm and it is presently occupied by the fourth generation of the family. He married Helen Bublitz on Oct. 15, 1913. who survives. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1963.

Other survivors besides his wife are three children: Arthur on the home farm; Margaret, Mrs. Henry Wetzel of Bear Creek and Irma, Mrs. Joe Bohr, Rt. 1. Shawano; 14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. A son, Otto, died in 1962.

He was a member of the Elias Lutheran church in the town of Herman where funeral services will be conducted at 2 PM Tuesday. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

esday, July 3, after an illness of several months. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bratz, town of Seneca.

Mr. Bratz was born Jan. 28, 1915 in the town of Seneca and was married there on May 1. 1944 to Ruth Wiskow, who survives. He had lived in the town of Herman since 1944 and operated a milk route there until 1961. Mr. Bratz was a member of the Elias Lutheran church and had been a member of the board of trustees for the past 9 years. Besides his wife and his parents he leaves 4 children, all at home, Carolyn, Donald, Robert and Vickie. He also leaves two sisters, Margaret, Mrs. Henry Wetzel, Bear Creek and Erma, Mrs. Joseph Bohr, Jr., Shawano and 1 brother Arthur, town of Seneca.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:00 at Elias Lutheran church, town of Herman. Interment will be in the church cemetery.