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William Adamczak

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, April 11, 1939. Contributed by Betty Martz.

William Adamczak, 68, of the town of Stockton, better known as William Adams, died Monday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at his farm home one and one-half miles south-west of Arnott.  Although he had been in poor health for several years, his death followed a heart attack and a confinement to bed of only a few days.

Mr Adamczak, was born January 7, 1871 in Poland.  He came to this country at the age of 12 with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Adamczak, who located in Stevens Point. During his early manhood he went to Bessemer, Michigan, to work in the iron mines, continuing in this work until his marriage.  He was married in Plover to Miss Agnes Fabisiak of Plover on October 8,1898.

After his marriage he returned, with his wife, to Bessemer where he was a member of the police force.  A few years later they returned to Portage county and Mr. Adamczak established a business in Plover which he operated for several years.  About 27 years ago he began farming and has been located at the present farm home the past 23 years.

Surviving are his wife, eight children, Mrs. Ben Golka and Ben of Plover, Peter of Stockton, Johanna, Henry, and William, Jr., at home, Mrs. Ed Mansavage, 932 Franklin Street and Leone of Milwaukee; two sisters, Mrs. Walter Roszak of Plover and Mrs. Marcina Koczorowski of Toledo, Ohio, and 21 grandchildren.   A son, John, died in 1929.

Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10:00 o'clock at St Bronislawa's Church at Plover.  Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.

The body is at the Prais funeral home and will be taken Wednesday afternoon to the family home.  The rosary will be said tonight at 8 o'clock at the funeral home and Wednesday and Thursday nights at the same time at the Adamczak home.

Mr. Adamczak was a member of St Joseph's society of St Bronislawa's Church.


John C. Aldrich

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, March 6, 1961. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Funeral services for John C Aldrich, 38, 711 Wyatt Ave, will be held at St Stephen's Catholic Church at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning. Burial will take place later in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Dzikoski Funeral Home, where the Knights of Columbus will say the rosary tonight at 7 o'clock.   A general rosary will be recited at 7:30.

Mr. Aldrich, a salesman for the Northern Auto Supply Co, 325 Strongs Ave, died Saturday (March 4, 1961) morning at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.   He had been a patient there for two weeks and had undergone surgery.

Born in Marshfield on April 29, 1922, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Aldrich who now live at Medford.  He attended school in Marshfield and Stratford, graduating from the Stratford High School.  Mr. Aldrich became an employee of Northern Auto Supply at Marshfield 39 years ago, and worked for the firm in Merrill and Wausau before coming to Stevens Point 17 years ago.  As a salesman for the company, he covered the Portage County area.   Mr. Aldrich's marriage to the former Florence Suchoski took place at St. Peter's Catholic Church on November 18, 1944.

He is survived by his wife; a son Gary, 15 at home; a daughter Susan, 11, at home; his parents and four sisters.

Funeral notice published in the Stevens Point Daily Journal March 8, 1961. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Mr Aldrich's Funeral

Funeral services for John C. Aldirch, 38, 711 Wyatt Ave, who died Saturday (March 4, 1961), were held Tuesday morning at St. Stephen's Catholic Church, with the Rev. John R. McGinley officiating. The Rev Richard Tomsyck, spiritual director at Pacelli High School, was present in the sanctuary.  Mr. Aldrich's son, Gary, is a student at Pacelli.

Mass servers were sixth grade students at St. Stephen's School.  Susan, Mr. Aldrich's daughter, is a member of the class.

Burial will take place later in the parish cemetery. Pallbearers were James Leary, Wallace Peterson, Earl Newby, Art Giese, Ray Thompson and Kenneth Hurlbut, fellow employees of Mr. Aldrich at Northern Auto Supply Co.

Northern Auto representatives also attended from Marshfield, Wausau, Wisconsin Rapids, Merrill and Neillsville.  St. Stephen's sixth grade students attended in a group. Relatives and friends came from Marshfield, Medford, Van Nuys, Calif, Everston, Ill, and the Stevens Point, Portage Co, areas.


Albertina Rose Badten

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, May 12, 1941. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Albertina Badten

Mrs. Albertina Badten, age 75, a resident of Stevens Point for many years and widow of Henry Badten, died Saturday night at 11:10 o'clock at St. Michael's hospital. She had been in ill health several years and was confined to bed for a few days at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harold W. McCallum, 211 Jefferson street, with whom she had been making her home, before entering the hospital three weeks ago. Her condition was regarded as serious from the beginning.

Mrs. Badten, whose maiden name was Albertina Rose, was born on November 30, 1865, at Brommern, Germany. she came to this county at the age of 19 with her parents, who located at Lomira. It was at Lomira that she met and married. Mr. Badten. Their marriage took place on October 17, 1886. The couple continued to live there for a few Years and then came to Stevens Point. Mr. Badten was first employed on the Old Wisconsin Central railroad and then became a cable splicer for the Whiting-Plover Paper company, a trade he learned as a sailor during his youth. He worked for the whiting-Plover until his death, which occurred in July, 1918.

Mrs. Badten was a member of Barbara Rebekah lodge No. 9, I. O. O. F., and the Ladies Aid society of First English Lutheran church.

Surviving are three children, Mrs. McCallum, 211 Jefferson street, Carl Badten of Phelps and William Badten, 743 Main street, two sisters, Mrs. Louise Mase of Stevens Point and Mrs. Charles Harlow of Chicago, and eight grandchildren. A son, Ernest, died in October, 1918.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at First English Lutheran church. The body is at the Rosenow funeral home and will be taken Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock to the church where it may be viewed until the time of the funeral. Burial will take place in Forest cemetery.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Thursday, May 15, 1941:

Funeral of Mrs. Badten

Funeral services for Mrs. Albertina Badten, 211 Jefferson street, who died Saturday night, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at First English Lutheran church, Rev. Alf Romstad officiated and burial followed in Forest cemetery.

"Come Ye Disconsolate" and "Sleep Thy Last Sleep" were sung by Russell Broten. He was accompanied by Mrs. Romstad.

Pallbearers were J. M. Marshall, B. T. Nelson, Leo Larsen, Allen Behrendt, J. G. Wotikovich and Judge Byron J. Carpenter.

Relatives from out of town who came for the funeral included Mr. and Mrs. George Schultz and Mrs. Edward Burgoyne of Milwaukee, Mrs. Charles Harlow and daughter, Mrs. Chester Peterson, of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Mueller and daughter, Jane, of Jefferson and Mrs. Alain St. Cyr and daughters, Ruth and Joan of Highland Park, Illinois.

Members of Barbara Rebekah lodge No. 9, I. O. O. F. and the American Legion Auxiliary, of which Mrs. Badten was a member since its organization, attended the funeral in a body.


Ernest August Badten

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Weekly Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday, October 19, 1918. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

ERNEST BADTEN IS DEAD

Young Man Passes Away After an Illness of Several Weeks

Ernest August Badten died at his home at 224 Jefferson street at 10 Thursday morning. Death followed a siege of sickness of seven weeks. He had been troubled with diabetes and bronchial trouble. His father, Harry Badten, died three months ago.

Ernest Badten was born at Lomira, Wis., on August 25, 1887, and was therefore 31 years of age at the time of his death. When six months of age he moved with his parents to this city from Lomira. He had spent all his life in this city, graduating from the public schools and the Stevens Point Business college. He was employed in the local Soo line offices up to last winter, after which he was engaged in office work in the War Savings and Liberty loan drives. For the past six weeks he had been confined in bed at his home.

Besides his mother, one sister and two brothers survive. They are Mrs. Harold McCallum of Stevens Point and William and Carl, who are now in France."

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Weekly Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday, October 26, 1918:

Funeral of Ernest Badten

Ernest Badten's funeral was held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the family home at 219 Jefferson street. Rev. James Blake officiated. The pallbearers were Frank L. Keenan, John McCallum, Allan C. Behrendt, H. B. Brooks, William E. Pagel and Orrin Barnes.


Henry Carl Badten

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, July 6, 1918. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

PARALYSIS FATAL TO HENRY BADTEN

Resident of Stevens Point for More Than 39 Years Passes Away at the Family Home at 1:30 O'clock This Morning

Henry Badten, a resident of Stevens Point for 30 years, died at his home 224 Jefferson street, at 1:30 o'clock this morning. His death was caused by paralysis. He suffered a stroke six weeks ago and then confined to his bed for two weeks. His partial recovery permitted him to leave his bed for several weeks, but last Sunday he suffered a second attack of the malady, which proved more severe than his first illness. He lapsed into unconsciousness and toward the end little hope was entertained for his recovery.

The decedent was born in Germany and would have reached the sixty-seventh year of his age had he lived until September 14. In his boyhood and early youth he was a seaman, at first serving aboard merchant ships and later entering the service on a battleship. He spent 14 years on various ships on the high seas, sailing under both the German and English flags. During this time he visited many foreign countries.

Mr. Badten came to the United States 32 years ago, landing in New York City. He came west at once, locating in Lomira, Dodge county. There he met and was married to Albertina Rose, a native of Germany who had preceded him to this country. The couple resided at Lomira for a few years, then coming to Stevens Point. This city had been the home of the Badten family for more than 30 years.

Mr. Badten was employed for a time at the plant of the Stevens Point Water company. Later he accepted employment on the old Wisconsin Central railway but in 1902 left railroad work shortly after the removal of the division from this city. Since then he had been employed at the plant of the Whiting-Plover Paper company. Ill health caused by his affliction with paralysis caused him to give up his work at the paper company's plant eight weeks ago.

The deceased is survived by his widow, one daughter, Mrs. Harold W. McCallum, who resides at the Badten home, and three sons, Ernest, at home, and Sergeant William Badten and First Class Private Carl Badten both of whom are enlisted in former Stevens Point Cavalry Troop I and are now in France with Battery E, 120th Field Artillery. Mr. Badten is also survived by a twin brother, Ernest Badten, of Brown county, South Dakota, and one sister, who resides in Germany.

Funeral arrangements have not been made, pending word as to whether or not the brother will be able to come to Stevens Point to attend.

Mr. Badten was a member of Stumpf Lodge No. 225, I. O. O. F. He has held membership in this organization for 17 years. He also held membership in a local body of Maccabees. He was well known in Stevens Point and vicinity and the many friends of the family will learn with regret of his death.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Wednesday, July 10, 1918:

FUNERAL OF HENRY BADTEN

The funeral of the late Henry Badten was held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home at 224 Jefferson street. Rev. R. J. Mc Landress officiated. The services at the grave of the deceased were conducted by members of Stumpf lodge I. O. O. F.

The pallbearers were W. E. Kingsbury, C. Geisloer, W. Marquardt, L. Port, F. W. Geise and A. W. Myers. Interment was in Forest cemetery.


John William Badten

Reprinted from the Portage County Gazette, Friday, January 19, 2001.  Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

John "Bill" W. Badten

John "Bill" William Badten, 79, Wausau, a Stevens Point native, died Friday, Jan. 12, 2001, at the Hospice House in Wausau.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wausau.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Brainard Funeral Home in Wausau and from 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church until the services.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the Hospice House in Wausau or Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Mr. Badten was born March 6, 1921, in Stevens Point, a son of the late William Henry and Mabel Jean (Reton) Badten. He attended local schools and graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School. He attended Central State Teachers College (now the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a staff sergeant, stationed in the Philippine Islands, Australia and New Guine

He was married to Florence Marie Spangenberg.

He worked as a sales agent with Prudential Insurance. Prior to that he was also a manager of the south side IGA foodliner in Stevens Point.

Survivors include his wife, Florence Badten, Wausau; three daughters, Mary (Tom) Bychinski, Wausau, Barbara (Arnold) McCrary, Las Vegas, Nev., and Pamela Deyo, Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., Ohio; two sisters, Ann (Jack) Bittman, Waupaca, and Rosemary (Ken) VanLieshout, Amherst; and nine grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one sister, Vergene Durmick.


Violet Ryan Badten

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, July 5, 1985. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

VIOLET M. BADTEN

Violet M. Badten, 88, 1300 Briggs Street died Wednesday afternoon at St. Michael's Hospital. A memorial Mass is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Stephen's Catholic church. The body is being cremated and there will be no visitation. Shuda Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

A memorial fund has been established for the American Cancer Society.

Mrs. Badten was born June 22, 1897, at Arnott, the daughter of the late John and Mathilda Ryan. She attended local schools and graduated from the Stevens Point Normal School.

She was a country school teacher in Portage County and later taught at the Stevens Point Vocation School. She was also a bookkeeper for the Point Bakery and a practical nurse at St. Michael's Hospital. Mrs. Badten had lived at 1300 Briggs since 1983. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas and St. Cecilia's Court, National Catholic Society of foresters.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. James (Ruth) Williams, Richmond, Va., and Mrs. Dorothy Cato, Richardson, Texas; two sons, Harold, Sandwich, Ill., and Robert, Phoenix, Ariz., six grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. Four brothers preceded her in death.


Mary Mahanna Tobin Ball

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, September 26, 1927. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Joseph Ball

Mrs. Joseph Ball, a native of Portage county and daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Bartholomew Mahanna of the town of Lanark, died at Tomahawk last Tuesday evening, following an operation. The funeral was held Saturday morning from St. Mary's church, Tomahawk, with interment in the cemetery belonging to that parish. Mr. Ball was twice married, her first husband being John Hobin (sic), who died in 1894. She had the distinction of being the first white woman to settle in the Tomahawk neighborhood, going their (sic) in 1887, when Mr. and Mrs. Robin located in a log shanty at a point on the Wisconsin river west of the present townsite and just opposite Rodgers Island. Deceased was nearly 71 years of age, the date of her birth being November 28, 1856. Surviving are two sons and a daughter, Leroy and Raymond Ball and Mrs. R. J. Weik, the latter of Milwaukee.

Bridget Ryan Barden

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, October 30, 1907. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Formerly Lived Here

Mrs. Bridgett Barden, sister of John Ryan, of Arnott, died at her home in the town of Easton, Marathon county, last week, and was buried from St. James' Catholic church, Wausau, Thursday morning. Bridgett Ryan was born in Canada, March 31, 1848, and her parents came to Stevens Point in the early 50's, when she was a little child, and located north of the then village, in the town of Hull. There they lived for years and Bridgett, a light-hearted, jolly girl, grew to womanhood, making friends of all whom she met. Her home was in the city for several years previous to Aug. 2d, 1876, when she was married to James Barden, at Wausau, and thereafter they located on a farm in the town above named. The husband and five children, besides the brother and other relatives are left. For ten weeks before her death Mrs. Barden was an invalid from paralysis, caused by kidney and heart trouble. Pioneer readers of The Gazette will bless her memory and regret her death.


Robert Bartosz

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Monday, February 24, 1997. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Robert Bartosz, 77, 221 McDill Ave., died Friday, Feb. 21, 1997, at River Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Forest Cemetery. The Rev. Ed Hunt will officiate.

Mr. Bartosz was born June 21, 1919, in Baltimore, Md., a son of the late Adam and Wanda (Biedron) Bartosz and Bernice (Dombrowski) Bartosz, 1450 Water St.  He attended Baltimore schools and entered the Army Air Force on Aug. 10, 1941, at Camp Livingstone, La.  He was honorably discharged Sept. 20, 1945, at Fort Meade, MD.  Mr. Bartosz served in the 57th Fighting Group during World War II.  He was awarded the European African Middle Eastern Service Ribbon, Distinguished Unit Badge, Good Conduct Medal and American Defense Service Medal.

He was married to Doris Pike on July 22, 1950, at Frame Memorial Presbyterian Church. She survives.

Mr. Bartosz began the Central Camera Clinic in 1946 in the Whiting Hotel.   In 1959 he moved the business to his home at 221 McDill Ave., where he operated it until his retirement in 1984.

Mr. Bartosz was a member of Frame Memorial Presbyterian Church.  He enjoyed collecting model railroad trains.

Survivors besides his wife and mother include a daughter, Dr. Kay Lyn (Robert Bolton) Bartosz, Greenville, Tenn.; a sister, Myra Greenstreet, Glen Burnie, Md.; and a brother, Jerome (Kathleen), Stevens Point.

He was preceded in death by a brother.

Mathilda Bronk Barwick

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, December 16, 1952. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Mrs. Mathilda Barwick

Mrs. Mathilda Barwick, 71, town of Reid, Marathon county, died Saturday night at a Wausau hospital, where she was a patient since Nov. 6.

Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 9:30 o'clock at St. Florian's Catholic church in Hatley. Rev. Raymond Rucki will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery.

The body will be at the Downing funeral home in Wittenberg this evening and rosary services will be held there Wednesday night at 8 o'clock.

Mathilda Bronk was married (*probably her birth date) March 14, 1881, in Polonia and had lived in Galloway until moving to the town of Reid about 10 years ago.

Her first husband, Isadore Tryba, whom she married in Polonia, died in 1936.

She was married in Galloway May 22, 1940, to Carl Barwick who died three years ago.

She was a member of the Rosary Society of the Hatley church.

Surviving are three sons, Joseph, Walter and Frank Tryba, Wittenberg, Route 1; three daughters, Mrs. Reuben Wichman, town of Wittenberg, Marathon county, and Mrs. Lambert Esker and Mrs. Emil Kiedrowski, Hatley, Route 1; two sisters, Mrs. Theodore Maslowski, 322 Scott Street, and Miss Helen Bronk, who lives in California; two brothers, Isador Bronk, Marshfield, and Alex Bronk, Milwaukee, and 14 grandchildren.

Gertrude Bronk Basinski

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, November 30, 1925. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Gertrude Basinski

Mrs Gertrude Basinski, wife of Valentine Basinski, 117 Church street, expired at the family home at 6 o'clock Sunday evening, age 58 years. She had been in poor health for several years and was confined to her bed for the past five months.

The deceased's maiden name was Gertrude Bronk and her birthplace was Poland. The family emigrated to America when she was seven years of age and located in the neighborhood of Rosholt. The Basinski's moved to Stevens Point five years ago and occupied the Church Street home.

Sons and daughters are Mrs. Leo Hintz, city; Joseph Basinski and Mrs. Ed Rakowski, Galloway; Leo Basinski of Rosholt; Sister Ersma (Theressa) of St Joseph's academy, city; Sister Justina (Johanna) of Cleveland, Ohio; Dominick Basinski, Milwaukee; Regina, at home.

Funeral services will be conducted at St Stanisiaus church next Wednesday morning at 8 o'clock, interment to follow in Guardian Angle cemetery.

Valentine Basinski

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, July 08, 1952. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Valentine Basinski, 87, a Portage county resident most of his life, died at home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Scheski, 1117 Church St, this morning at 12:30 o'clock.

Mr. Basinski underwent an operation about 11 months ago and since that time had been confined to his bed.

He was born February 17, 1865, in Danzig, Poland. His father died when he was 10 years old. When he was 17, his mother came to America alone.

A few years later, Mr. Basinski came to this country. Arriving in NY in 1888, he obtained employment and remained in New York for a short time before coming to Polonia.

In 1892, he was married to the former Gertrude Bronk and the couple operated a farm in the town of Sharon for about 30 years. The farm, now enlarged, is occupied at this time by a son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Basinski.

Following their retirement, the couple made their home in Stevens Point.   Mrs. Gertrude Basinski died in November, 1925.

In 1941, he was married to the former Mrs. Frances Grocholski of Polonia, who died in 1947. Since that time he had resided at the Scheski home.

Mr. Basinski was a member of St Stanislaus Catholic church and its Holy Name society.

Surviving are three sons, Joseph, 918 Briggs St; Dominic, Milwaukee; and Leo; three daughters, Sister M. Gustava, River Pines sanitorium; Sister M Erasma, Antigo; and Mrs Scheski; 24 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren and one half-brother, Stanley Rozumialski, 710 Normal Ave.

Two daughters, Mrs Elizabeth Hintz, Stevens Point, and Mrs Celia Rekowski, Galloway, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 9 o'clock at St Stanislaus church. Rev Leo Trojanowski will officiate and interment will follow in Guardian Angel cemetery.

Friends may call at the Prais funeral home from Wednesday morning untill the of services.The rosary will be recited there Thursday evening at 8 o' clock.

Frank Bembenek

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, April 6, 1976. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Frank Bembenek, Route 1, Custer, died at 7:30 p.m. Monday at St Michael's Hospital, where he had been a patient for about two weeks.  He lived in the North Star area in the Town of Sharon.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Polonia. The Rev Thaddeus P. Sczerbicki will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call after 3 pm Wednesday at the Dzikoski funeral Home. St Isadore's Society, of which he was a member, will pray at 7:30 pm.  A general rosary will be said at 8 pm.

Mr. Bembenek was born May 9, 1897, at North Star, a son of the late Mr and Mrs Joseph Bembenek. His parents owned a grocery store and tavern at North Star.  He operated a saw mill and threshing business.

Survivors include one brother, John, North Star; three sisters, Mrs Annie Stroik and Mrs Kolbjorn (Harriet) Hansen, both of the Town of Sharon, and Mrs Genevieve Cychosz, at North Star; nieces and nephews. Four brothers and a sister preceded him in death.


Joseph Bembenek

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, February 21, 1949. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Joseph Bembenek, 77, who died Saturday morning at his home at North Star, had been a resident of the town of Sharon for nearly 70 years. His death occurred at 7:30 o'clock, following a long illness.

Mr. Bembenek was born in Germany on Dec. 15, 1871, and came to this country at the age of seven with his parents, the late Frank and Katherine Bembenek. The family lived in Brooklyn, N.Y., for two years and then located in Sharon where Mr. Bembenek lived until his death.

Active in many business enterprises throughout his lifetime, Mr. Bembenek began in his early youth assisting his father in the operation of threshing machine, the engine of which was drawn by ox team. He later established his own business consisting of a store and tavern and lumbering interests, which he continued as late as the 1948 season.  Interested in modern machinery, Mr. Bembenek advanced with the trend of the times.  He was also interested in fishing as a recreational activity.

His wife, the former Eva Blarek, whom he married in 1893, died on Jan 2, 1945.

Surviving are four sons, Dominic Benbenek of Stockton and Frank, John and Anton of Sharon, four daughters, Mrs. Walter Stroik of Sharon, Mrs. Kalbjorn Hansen of Ludington, MI, Mrs. Frank Stevens of Milwaukee and Mrs. Walter Cychosz of Sharon, a brother, Adam of Wausau, 22 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. A son, Theodore, died in 1935 at the age of 21, and two children died in infancy.

Mr. Bembenek served as supervisor of his town for many years. He was a member of St. Isadore's society of Sacred Heart Catholic church at Polonia.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 9:30 o'clock at Sacred Heart church at Polonia. The body is at the Bembenek home and the rosary will be said there this evening and Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal on February 24, 1949. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Funeral services for Joseph Bembenek, town of Sharon business man, who died Saturday morning at his home at North Star, were held Wednesday morning. Sacred Hearth Catholic church at Polonia was filled for the services.

Rev. Msgr. Michael Klosowsli of the town of Alban was the celebrant of a requiem mass at the main altar at 9:30 o'clock and masses were said at the side altars by Rev. John B. Gruna, pastor, and Rev. Joseph Schulist of Junction City.  Rev. Chester Zielinski of Torun was present in the sanctuary. Burial followed in the parish cemetery.  More than 200 cars were in the funeral procession.

Members of St. Isadore's society of Sacred Heart church attended the service in a body. Among the many relatives and friends present were the following from a distance: Mr. and Mrs. Kolbjorn Hansen of Ludingham, MI; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stevens and Myron and Germaine, Mr. and Mrs. Barney Stroik and family, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Stroik, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Stroik, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Stroik, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Lemke, Adam Bembenek and Miss Marion Bannach of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hoffman of Crandon; Mrs. Alvin Spencer of Antigo; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bruski, Stanley Blarek and Mr. and Mrs. Mike Blarek of Brokaw; Ed Albrent, John Albrent, and Henry Blarek of Hatley; Mary Klopotek and John Klopotek of Elcho.  Many others attended from Stevens Point, Wausau, Ringle, Hatley, Bevent, Torun, Rosholt, Galloway, Polonia, Custer and Fancher.

Pallbearers were Raymond Bembenek, Myron Stevens, Joseph Stroik, Leo Stroik, Bernard Stroik and Harry Stroik, grandsons of Mr. Bembenek.


Adam Bembenneck

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, June 5, 1950. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Adam Bembenneck, Sr., 89, town of Reid, Marathon county, died Saturday at 12:20 p.m. at a Wausau hospital. He had been ill for the past year and a patient at the hospital for one week.

Mr. Bembenneck was born in Germany Nov. 11, 1860, son of Frank and Catherine Bembenneck. When he was 21 years of age he came with his parents to the United States and located in the town of Sharon. In 1885 he married Theophelia Wysocki of Sharon at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at Polonia.

He operated a store and tavern at Ellis until 1898 when he moved to the town of Reid. There he operated a general store and tavern and served as postmaster of the locality for many years.  He retired in 1925.

Hi wife died in 1900 and in 1902 he married Cecelia Wagner of Ripon. She died in 1945.

Survivors include one son, Adam, Jr., of Bevent; three daughters, Mrs. John Jakubowski of Wausau, Mrs. Joseph Hoffman of Crandon and Mrs. Ernest Ehnberg of Ripon; 22 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Three sons, two brothers and a sister, besides his wives, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Ladislaus Catholic church at Bevent. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.

The body is at the home of Adam, Jr., at Bevent where the rosary will be said tonight and Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, June 8, 1950. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Funeral services for Adam Bembenneck, Sr., town of Reid, Marathon county, who died Saturday, were held Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Ladislaus' Catholic church at Bevent.  Rev. John Krasowski officiated and burial took place in the parish cemetery.

Pallbearers were grandsons of Mr. Bembenneck, John Jakubowski, Jr., Barney and Lawrence Hoffman and Elmer, Donald and Joseph Bembenneck.

Those from away who attended the funeral included Mr. and Mrs. John Jakubowski and family of Wausau; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Ehrenberg and family of Ripon and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hoffman and family of Crandon.

Luella Marie Esker Bentzen

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, September 14, 1987. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Luella Marie Bentzen, 75, 2016 College Ave., died Saturday at St. Michael's Hospital.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Boston funeral home according to the wishes of the family. The Rev. Don Przybylski will officiate. Burial will be in Guardian Angel Cemetery.

A memorial Mass will be held at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church.

Friends may call after 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. A general rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. A memorial has been established in her name to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Mrs. Bentzen was born June 17, 1912, in Stevens Point, daughter of the late Anton and Luella Esker. She attended Stevens Point area schools and was graduated from Emerson High School. She was employed by Hardware Mutuals. She was married to Herbert Bentzen September 15, 1941, in Stevens Point. He survives.

Mrs. Bentzen returned to work for Sentry Insurance in 1964 and its policy rating department. She retired January 1, 1977, because of ill health. She was a member of St. Stanislaus Church and its Catholic Women's Club.

Survivors besides her husband include two sons, Paul R., Spring Green, and Peter, 202 Sunrise Ave., Park Ridge; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.


Dorothy Eckendorf Bergmann

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, November 18, 1966. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Dorothy Eckendorf

Mrs. Hilbert Bergmann, 56, Milwaukee, died Thursday evening at St. Mary's Hospital in Milwaukee.

Mrs. Bergmann, the former Dorothy A. Eckendorf was the daughter of Mrs. Mary Eckendorf, Route 1, Custer and the sister of Stanley Eckendorf, also of Route 1, Custer.

Besides her mother and her brother, she is survived by her husband; two sons, Leonard and Robert Gliszinski, both of Milwaukee; three sisters, Mrs. Pearl Bronk, Manitowoc, Mrs. Clara Mazoch, Rosholt, and Mrs. Susie Smaglik, Milwaukee; and nine grandchildren.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1:15 p.m. Monday at the Harder Funeral Home, 4217 W. Fond du Lac Ave., Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., with interment to follow there at Wanderer's Rest Cemetery.


Catherine Johnson Berry

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, December 18, 1907, page 5. Contributed by Karla Leppen.

Mrs. Manuel Berry

Last week The Gazette's Amherst correspondent gave a brief obituary of the late Mrs. Manuel Berry, of Buena Vista, but this week we are able to give a more detailed writeup in honor of the deceased lady, as furnished from another source. She passed away two weeks ago today, Dec. 4 th , while resting in the arms of her daughter, Mrs. George Clark, her death being the result of a severe cold, with which she had been troubled for several weeks, but was considered serious for only about one week. Mrs. Berry, however, had been in poor health for some years.

Catherine Johnson was born in Stockholm, Sweden, Nov. 21, 1835, and came to this country with her parents when 14 years of age. She was married to Manuel Berry at Waupaca in 1854 and for the next four years resided at Trappe, near Wausau, removing then to the farm in Buena Vista, which continued to be the family home to the end. Mr. Berry passed away in 1898. They are survived by three children, John and Edward Berry and Mrs. Geo. Clark, all of Buena Vista. She also leaves three sisters and four brothers, Miss Freda Johnson of Burbank, Minn., Mrs. Andrew Berry of Stevens Point, Mrs. Knoblauch of Carver, Minn., and Marcus, John, George and Peter Johnson, all residing in Minnesota.

Mrs. Berry was among the earliest surviving pioneers in Buena Vista and was widely acquainted in that town and highly revered for her many endearing qualities. She was thoughtful, resourceful and self- sacrificing to an unusual degree and was especially devoted to her home and family. To the last her thoughts were for the welfare and comfort of her children. Her friends do not grieve in fear for her future or in any regret on account of the past, but mourn for the loss of her kindly sympathy and advice and her wholesome presence. Her death is as the change of a garment or the stepping through a door to the higher life.

The funeral was held Saturday at 12 from the house and at 1 o'clock from the M. E. church at Liberty Corners, Rev. Zoerb officiating. The pallbearers were George Fletcher, Linus Sherman, L. E. Wentworth, Samuel Galland, Osa Howard and Charles Fletcher.

Among the friends from a distance were Mrs. M.E. Sherwood, Mrs. Harriet Hawley, of Wausau; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fletcher and son, Clarence, of Stevens Point.

The following beautiful flowers were tendered by friends: Roses, carnations and chrysanthemums, G. W. Van Buskirk and family; carnations, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fletcher; chrysanthemums, Miss M. E. Berry; pillow, wreath, cross and star, family; bouquets of roses and ferns, Mrs. Sherwood and Mrs. Hawley; chrysanthemums, Clarence Fletcher.


Andrew Betker

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, January 28, 1921. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Andrew Betker, aged 22 years, died on January 22, at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. August Betker in the town of Sharon. His death was caused by dropsy and followed an extended illness during which time he suffered from other ailments. Funeral services were held on January 25 from St Adelbert's Catholic church at Alban, Rev. F. A. Novak officiating and interment following in the parish cemetery.

The deceased young man was born in Sharon and had resided there throughout his life.

Besides his parents he leaves six brothers and three sisters. They are Victor, Barley, August, Henry and Dominick Betker, all of Rosholt, Charles Betker, Mrs. Joseph Liebe, and Mrs. Joseph Eickendorf, Stevens Point, and Miss Annie Betker at the family home in Sharon.


August Betker

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, April 8, 1926. Contributed by Betty Martz.

August Betker, for 35 years a resident of the town of Sharon and a brother of Carl Betker, chairman of Dewey township, died at his home in the first named town at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, aged 65 years. He had been poorly for nearly a year and was confined to his home for the past three months. Death resulted from cancer.

Funeral services will be held at St Adalbert's Church, Alban, at 9 o'clock Saturday morning, burial to follow in the parish cemetery.

Deceased is survived by his widow, and the following sons and daughters: Victor and Ben of Sharon; Teofil, Milwaukee; August, Chicago; Henry, Wyandotte, MI; Mrs Joseph Liebe and Mrs Joseph Eckendorf, Stevens Point; Dominick and Anna, at home. His brother, Carl Betker lives in Alban, and a sister, Mrs Stephen Tafelski in the town of Hull. There are also 32 grandchildren.

Carl Betker

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, December 1, 1926. Contributed by Betty Martz.

PARKS MAKING INQUIRY INTO TRAGIC DEATH

Carl Betker is Reported dead in cutter tipover - details lacking.

Sheriff D. H. Parks this afternoon conducted an investigation into the tragic death early Tuesday evening of Carl Betker, chairman of the town of Alban and long prominent as a town and county office, who is reported to have been killed when a cutter in which he was riding tipped over.

No details of the fatal accident were learned in Stevens Point up to this afternoon. District Attorney W. F. Atwell last night received a telephone call from Rosholt informing him of Mr. Betker's death. Rosholt advices to the Daily Journal this morning were to the effect that Mr. Betker was thrown from his cutter and apparently instantly killed.

Three Miles from Home

The accident, according to the reports reaching Stevens Point, occurred three miles northeast of the Betker farm, which is situated three miles northwest of Rosholt. There are no telephones in that immediate territory which is in the northern part of the town of Alban.

The sheriff was delayed in leaving here to investigate, by other pressing work that demanded his services this morning, and the undersheriff was likewise engaged so it was considered unlikely that any detailed information would be brought back until late this afternoon or early this evening.

Undertakers leaves

Adam Boyer of the undertaking firm of Prais and Boyer accompanied Sheriff Parks on his trip and was authorized to take the body in charge in the event there is no evidence of foul play in connection with the death, a circumstance not looked for if the reports received here are correct.  P. A. Guillksoh, undertaker at Rosholf, stated this morning that while he was not handling the case he had been informed that the body had been taken to the nearest farm house, probably that of Anton Kulas. He was told that the body had been found on the road by a passerby, who notified parties at Rosholt.

Daughter Awaits Word

Mrs. Jacob Dehlinger, 826 Center street, city, a daughter of Mr. Betker, was notified this morning of her father's death, but like the authorities, learned no details. The information was relayed to her by the telephone operator at Rosholt in behalf of her sister, Mrs. Anton Mishka of Alban, who has no telephone. Mrs. Mishka and husband reside on the Betker farm.

Mrs. Dehlinger was awaiting further word today, not only as to details of the accident but also in regard to disposition of the body so that funeral plans could be made.

Veterean Resident

Mr. Betker was a veteran resident of northeastern Portage county and was 69 or 70 years of age. He was born in German-Poland but came to America when a young man. The family lived in Chicago for two years, then moved to the settlement in the town of Sharon known as Boyington's mill. They subsequently resided in Alban and for the past 30 years their farm home has been in that town, about three miles northwest of Rosholt.

Besides his widow, Mr. Betker is survived by four daughters and one son, Mrs. Dehlinger of this city, Mrs. Mishka and Mrs. Martin Zywicki of Alban and Mrs. Chester Irish and Peter Betker of Laona, Wis.

Chairman 12 years

Mr. Betker served as chairman of the town of Alban for a period of 12 years, from 1910 to 1914 and ever since 1918. He also held the office of town assessor during the long span of years prior to his first term as chairman.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, December 2, 1926. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Dead Chairman not victim of Road Accident

Saloon Visit and Odor of liquor cause inquiry to be started.

Startling disclosures were made Wednesday afternoon by Sheriff D. H. Parks during an investigation into the death of Carl Betker, town chairman of Alban, whose body was found Tuesday evening on a country road three miles from his farm lying in the buggy top of an overturned cutter.

That the element of moonshine played a part in Chairman Betker's death, the authorities have no doubt. Efforts were being centered today on the determination of whether a crime has been committed and if so, where it occurred.

The investigation initiated by Sheriff Parks, upon the instance of District Attorney W. E. Atwell, took further form upon the return of the sheriff and an undertaker in Stevens Point late Wednesday afternoon bring the body of Mr. Betker with them.

Stomach is removed

A coroner's jury was immediately impaneled and viewed the corpse. It then adjourned subject to further call from the district attorney. Last night a post mortem examination of the corpse was made by Drs. Wayne F. Cowan and Erick Wislol, who removed the stomach for shipment to Madison for analysis of the contents. Members sworn in for service on the corner's jury are Earl A. Wilson, William Moil, J. L. Jensen, Alex Ringness, E. G. Buch and John Reton.

Chief among the disclosures made by the sheriff and later confirmed by the doctors who conducted the post mortem, was the conclusion that Mr. Betker had suffered no accidental injury and that his death was therefore due to some other cause or causes. The corpse was found unmarked and unscratched.

Dead Before Tipover?

An important question bearing on the case, and one as yet unanswered, is whether Mr. Betker died in his cutter on the road from natural causes or whether his death occurred before he began what was apparently a homeward journey from the town of Franzen, Marathon county. Authorities are attempting to determine whether Betker, when he left a saloon he is know to have visited, was placed in his cutter and started home alone or whether he started out on his own volition.

Arrives at Saloon

Betker is known to have visited Rosholt Village Tuesday afternoon and to have left in his horse-drawn cutter at 4 p.m. on the road running directly north from the village. His apparent destination, before making a swing back to the southwest toward his home, was to a farm house near the county line with the object of making arrangements for the purchase of wood. In the course of his trip he reached the saloon of Steve Zywicki, a relative by marriage, where he stopped for a time. The Zywicki saloon is located in the town of Franzen, Marathon county near the former settlement of Bob's Siding, a place which still bears that name.

Events connected with Betker's visit to the saloon and what transpired when he left there are not authentically known. He was not seen alive after leaving the saloon, with the possible exception of having been passed on the road by one or two neighborhood farmers.

Struck Snow Bank

The next event in the story was the discovery of the chairman's lifeless body in the overturned cutter three miles from his home. It was found by Florian Liebe and Anton Kulas, who removed the body to the Kulas farm home, according to information learned by the sheriff. Investigation showed that the cutter struck a snow bank about two feet high and turned over on the side. It was equipped with a buggy top, into which the body of Mr. Betker rolled at the time. The horse continued to pull its load along for a distance of about ten rods, then stopped. The animal then evidently attempted to move on again or turn around, for it was found with the thills raised, facing toward the cutter.

Liquor at Mouth

The body was still warm when removed to the Kulas home and according to the story told the sheriff, liquor was being emitted from the mouth of the victim, where froth also appeared. When the sheriff and undertaker took the body in charge, many hours later, the odor of liquor was still plainly detected at the mouth.

Witnesses will be subpoenaed in an effort to unravel the mystery in all of its details, and to determine the cause of death and events leading thereto.

Relatives Go Along

Accompanying Sheriff Parks on his trip from here was Mrs. Jacob Dehlinger of this city, a daughter of the deceased. They were joined at the Betker farm by another daughter, Mrs. Anton Mishka and her husband. The Mishkas reside on the Betker farm. When Mrs. Dehlinger returned to Stevens Point yesterday afternoon, she was accompanied by her mother.

The body was brought to the undertaking parlors of Prais and Boyer by Adam Boyer, who made the trip with the sheriff. It was viewed there by the corner's jury and the post mortem was also conducted there Wednesday night.

Burial Saturday

The remains were taken back to Alban this afternoon preparing the funeral. Services are to be held at St. Adalbert's church in Alban Saturday morning. Rev. Klosowski officiating and burial will take place in the parish cemetery.

Case is referred to Marathon County

The Carl Betker case was this afternoon referred to the district attorney at Wausau by District Attorney W. F. Atwell because of the fact that the circumstances preceding Mr. Betker's death occurred in Marathon county. The information furnished the prosecutor at Wausau included a report on the finding of the doctors who last night performed a post mortem examination of the body. These findings were not revealed by Mr. Atwell, who said that any information on this point would have to come from the Marathon county authorities. The inquest, postponed after the Betker body was viewed, will be concluded here on the presumption that the death occurred in Portage county. When this will be held will depend upon what action is immediately taken at Wausau.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, December 3, 1926. Contributed by Betty Martz.

INVESTIGATION OF CARL BETKER CASE BEGUN AT WAUSAU

Wausau, Wis., Dec. 3 - The Carl Betker case is in the hands of District Attorney G. J. Boileau of Marathon county, who instructed Sheriff Louis Illnrichs this afternoon to begin an investigation at once. Betker, chairman of the town of Alban, Portage County, was found dead Tuesday evening in his overturned cutter on a road three miles from his home after having visited the saloon of Steve Zywicki in the town of Franzen, Marathon county.

Boilean is awaiting a written report on the findings of the Stevens Point doctors who conducted a post mortem examination over Betker's body. Until this statement is received he will have nothing to state publicly, although he has been informed verbally as to the doctors' conclusions. The stomach of Betker was removed for shipment to Madison for analysis.

The interest, which began in Portage county following discovery that Betker had apparently been drinking, will be concluded at Stevens Point after the district attorney here has had time to investigate the events which transpired at the saloon and other facts in the case. It is probable that the cornoner's jury will not be called together for a week or 10 days.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, December 4, 1926. Contributed by Betty Martz.

FUNERAL OF TOWN CHAIRMAN

Carl Betker, chairman of the town of Alban, who met tragic death on the roadway near his home this week, was buried from St. Adalberts church, near Rosholt; at 9 o'clock this morning, the services being conducted by Rev. M Ktosowski and attended by several hundred friends from the neighborhood and more distant places. Interment was made in the parish cemetery. Casket bearers were Nick Eghera, Albert Glinetski, Fred Dulek, Walter Tashak, Frank Zynda and Joseph Okasuta.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, December 23, 1926. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Resolution on Betker's Death Passed by Board

A resolution of condolence in the death of Carl Betker, former supervisor from the town of Alban and a _____ member of the Portage County board, was adopted at Wednesday morning's adjourned session, the resolution, introduced by F. J. Gruber of Pine Grove, O. A. Crowell of Almond and Baldas Baker of Sharon, is as follows:

"Whereas, in the wisdom of an all-wise Providence our esteemed fellow member, Carl Betker of the town of Alban, has been removed from our midst, we, the members of the Portage county board of supervisors in adjourned meeting assembled, by these tokens express our sense of loss and our hearty appreciation of the work and interest shown by our departed member in all matters pertaining to the welfare of our county.

"Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be spread upon the minutes of the board and that a copy be sent to members of the family.

"F. J. Gruber, O. A. Crowell, Baldas Baker."

By notification of the town clerk of Alban, the board was informed that Peter Nerdahl had been appointed supervisor in place of Mr. Betker, and that Carl K. Halverson had been appointed a side-supervisor to fill the vacancy caused by Mr. Nerdahl's elevation to the chairmanship.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, December 24, 1926. Contributed by Betty Martz.

FIND BETKER'S DEATH DUE TO HEART ATTACK

Excessive Drinking, However, Is Held a Probable Contributing Cause

The Carl Betker case was officially concluded today, so far as Portage county is concerned, with announcement by District Attorney W. E. Atwell that the death of the Alban town chairman on the evening of November 30, was found due to heart failure.

The corpse of Betker was found in the buggy top of his overturned cutter, three miles from his home. He is known to have visited a saloon in Marathon county just before starting on his homeward trip, which turned into a death ride.

Had Bad Heart

Chemical reports from Madison where the contents of Betker's stomach were analyzed showed the presence of alcohol in the stomach, the district attorney reported today. From the post mortem examination made here, however, it was the conclusion that heart failure was the cause of death. The doctors reported that excessive drinking was probably a contributing or precipitating cause, but that the alcohol was not the direct cause of death. It was definitely determined that Betker had a bad heart, so had in fact, that his death might have occurred at any time, without warning. The post mortem was conducted by Drs. Erich Wisiol and W. F. Cowan.

Call off Inquest

As a result of the conclusions announced today, the coroner's jury which was drawn immediately after Betker's body was brought here and which adjourned after viewing the body, will not meet again.

Referred to Wausau

The case was referred to Marathon county after it was learned definitely that circumstances bearing on Betker's death occurred in that county. Since that time G. J. Boilean, district attorney at Wausau, has conducted an independent investigation but has made no announcement as to his findings.

Margaret Brown Bibby

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, September 29, 1922. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. John Bibby

Another of Portage county's pioneer settlers passed away this week, Mrs. John Bibby expiring at her home in Buena Vista, at 1:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon, following an illness which extended over a period of two years. Her principal ailment was diabetes, but other complications also set in the first part of August, since which time she was confined to bed.

One of her daughters, Mrs. J. N. Burkle, made frequent trips to Buena Vista from Eagle River, returning here again Thursday night, accompanied by Mr. Burkle and their young son.

Mrs. Bibby's maiden name was Margaret Brown, her birthplace being in Delaware 69 years ago the 10th of last June. The family moved to Wisconsin when she was a child of 12 or 13 years and she had lived in Portage county ever since.

Her marriage to Mr. Bibby took place in this city 46 years ago in January, the young couple then taking up their residence on the groom's farm. They are the parents of six sons and daughters, Frank of Buena Vista, Mrs. Burkle, Charles of Buena Vista, Mrs. Vernon Adams of Almond, John, now in the west, and William, at home.

A sister and brother of the deceased, Mrs. Mary Chase and Thomas Brown, are residents of Stevens Point. Mrs. Bibby also leaves eight grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at St. Martin's church, Almond, at 10 o'clock Saturday morning, with burial in the parish cemetery.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Wednesday, October 4, 1922:

Burial of Mrs. John Bibby

Friends from Stevens Point and all the surrounding country assembled at St. Martin's church Almond, Saturday morning at 10 o'clock, to do honor to the memory of Mrs. John Bibby, of Buena Vista, funeral services for whom were conducted by the pastor, Rev. S. A. Hasinski. Interment followed in the adjoining cemetery, where the remains were laid at rest by Fred A. Schilling, W. M. Scribner, Geo. McGinley, Geo. Tarrish, Thos. Russell, and Charles Dersha.


Rosalia Dudzik Biesek

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Friday, April 3, 1936. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Rosalia Biesek

Mrs. Paul Biesek, 68, of the town of Dewey, dropped dead this morning at about 9:15 o’clock at the Foxy tavern at Northwest Public Square. Mrs. Biesek and a son, Joseph, came to town earlier in the morning and went into the tavern to get warm. While she was sitting there she mentioned to her son that everything was getting dark and she could not see. A physician was called but death had occurred before he reached her. The body was removed by ambulance to the Prais Funeral home.

Mrs. Biesek was born in the Town of Sharon, a daughter of the late Mr. And Mrs. Paul Dudzik. She was married to Mr. Biesek 47 years ago at Polonia and after their marriage the couple located on the present farm home.

Surviving are her husband, four sons, John Biesek of Knowlton, Peter and Nick Biesek of Rhinelander and Joseph Biesek at home; five daughters, Mrs. Stella Stanchik of Rhinelander, Mrs. Ches. Trieba of Ashland, Mrs. Sophie Shelski of Bancroft, Mrs. Dorothy Helminiak of Wausau and Mrs. Verna Helmeniak of the town of Hull; a brother, Anton Dudzik of Stevens Point and 23 grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, April 4, 1936. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Funeral of Mrs. Biesek Funeral services for Mrs. Paul Biesek of the town of Dewey, who died Friday morning, will be held Monday morning at 9 o’clock at St. Mary’s church at Torun. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. The body was taken this afternoon to the family home where it will remain until the time of the funeral.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, April 7, 1936.

Many Attend Funeral

St. Mary’s church at Torun was filled to capacity Monday morning for funeral services of Mrs. Paul Biesek. Mrs. Biesek, a resident of the town of Dewey for many years, dropped dead Friday morning in a local tavern where she had gone to get warm after driving to Stevens Point to shop. Rev. S. A. Janczewski officiated at a requiem mass at 9 o’clock and burial took place in the parish cemetery. The Rosary society of St. Mary’s church attended the service as a group. The pallbearers were Nick Haka, Florian Osowski, John Studzinski, Anton Bruski and Ed and Leo Dudzik.

Included among those from away who attended the funeral were Peter Biesik, Mr. And Mrs. Nick Biesik, Mr. And Mrs. Mike Stanczik of Rhinelander and Mr. And Mrs. Andrew Helmemiak of Wausau.


Emily Cisewski Biesik

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, April 1, 1985. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Emily Biesik

Mrs. John (Emily) Biesik, 81, River Pines Community Health Center, died there Saturday evening.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Boston Funeral Home. The Rev. Tom Lindberg will officiate. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park in the town of Grand Rapids. Friends may call after 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Biesik was born Jan. 13, 1904, in the town of Hull, daughter of the late Anton and Katherine Cisewski.

She grew up and did her schooling in the Stevens Point area. As a young woman she did house cleaning for the late Henry Vetter in Stevens Point.

She was married to John Biesik on Oct. 6, 1925, in Torun. They farmed in the town of Dewey until they both entered River Pines in 1980. He survives.

Survivors besides her husband include four brothers, Fred Cisewski, Mosinee; Raymond Cisewski, Mosinee; Emil Cisewski, Portage County Home; and Edward Cisewski, River Pines Community Health Center; six sisters, Mrs. Sylvia Hoffman, Stockton; Mrs. Nettie Wachowiak, 425 Frontanac Ave.; Mrs. Ray (Martha) Laszewski, Junction City; Mrs. Albert (Grace) Kath, Rudolph; Mrs. Bud (Irene) Nieman, Rudolph; and Miss Maggie Cisewski, Wausau.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and two sisters.


Nick J. Bigalke

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, September 20, 1990. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Nick J Bigalke, 73, Custer, died Wednesday afternoon at his home. He had been in ill health for several years.

Services will be at 11 am Saturday at Sacred Heart Church, Polonia. The Rev. Al Wozniak will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call after 4 pm Friday at the Dzikoski/Pisarski Funeral Home. St. Isadore Society and Sacred Heart Holy Name will combine to pray with the general rosary at 7:30 pm Friday at the funeral home.

Mr. Bigalke was born June 23, 1917, in the Town of Sharon, a son of the late John and Rose Bigalke.

He attended schools in Sharon and farmed on the family homestead.

He was married to the former Evelyn Zoromski on May 29, 1939, at Sacred Heart Church, Polonia.

They settled in Sharon, until moving to Chicago in 1940.

He was employed by the Campbell Soup Company until 1942. He and his wife then returned to Sharon. He was a union carpenter for 35 years and a member of the carpenter's union Local 804.  He retired in 1977 due to ill health.

Catherine Heffron Black

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, February 24, 1919. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

A VICTIM OF CANCER

Lifelong Resident of Portage County Passes Away at St. Michael's Hospital

Mrs. Catherine Black, 902 Main street, a lifelong resident of Portage county, died at St. Michael's hospital at 4:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon. She had been a patient at the hospital for the past two months and was a sufferer with cancer. Although her condition had been critical, her death came unexpectedly.

Mrs. Black, whose maiden name was Catherine Heffron, was born in Stockton in 1857 and was 61 years of age. She was married to William Black at Stockton on May 31, 1899. They lived at Stockton until 15 years ago, then moving to Stevens Point. Mr. Black passed away in this city on February 1, 1917.

Surviving relatives include the following brothers and sisters; Martin Heffron, Stockton; D. W. Heffron, Chicago; Miss Nora Heffron, Fond du Lac; J. J. Heffron and Mrs. D. S. Rice of this city. Two nieces, the Misses Mae and Agnes Morrissey, also survive. The latter, who is a teacher at the State Normal, had made her home with Mrs. Black since childhood.

The funeral will be held from St. Stephen's church at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning. Rev. W. J. Rice will officiate, assisted by Rev. Fr. Malkowski and Rev. H. J. Ehr.


Hugh Black

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, March 26, 1902.  Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Death of Hugh Black

Hugh Black, who for more than half a century has been a resident of Portage county, died at his home in the town of Stockton at 5 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. He had been in declining health for about two years, but was seriously sick for only about five weeks. The cause of his death was cancer of the stomach.

Hugh Black was born at Prescott, Canada, Feb. 15, 1827, and therefore was a little upwards of 76 years old. He came to Portage county when about twenty years of age and has lived here ever since. At first he worked in the woods, but in the early 50's purchased the farm which had ever since been his home. About 1852 he returned to his native place in Canada, where he was married to Miss Mary Leary. He is survived by his widow and two sons and one daughter. The latter are John and William of Stockton and Mrs. Joseph E. Leonard of this city. Three surviving brothers and two sisters live in Canada.

In the death of Mr. Black the county has lost a most honorable and exemplary citizen; a fact to which we can testify from personal knowledge and observation. In a business affairs a few years ago we came to know him quite well and his conduct in the unfortunate affair alluded to was always honorable, just and open, a course which has characterized his whole life.

The funeral will take place Thursday afternoon, leaving the house at 2:30 o'clock, and will reach St. Mary's church at about 3 o'clock, where Rev. E. P. Lorigan will officiate, and the interment will be in the church cemetery at Custer."

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, March 28, 1902.

Funeral of Hugh Black

The funeral of Hugh Black of Stockton, which was held at Custer Thursday, was one of the largest ever held in the county. Hundreds of his old friends gathered to pay their last respects to his memory. The procession of teams that followed the bier to the church is said to have been over a mile in length. the service was conducted by Rev. E. P. Lorigan, assisted by Rev. W. J. Rice.

The pallbearers were W. P. Gray, Sylvester Redding, Peter Doyle, Michael O'Keefe, John Dineen and Mark Sitzer.


John Black

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, September 29, 1932. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

John Black, 111 South Phillips street, aged 78, a native of the town of Stockton who has resided in Stevens Point the past 23 years, died at 5:15 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at his home. He had been an invalid for the past 35 years and during the two weeks previous to his death was confined to bed.

Mr. Black was born on November 24, 1853 and farmed in Stockton township until 1909, when he retired and came to Stevens Point to live. He was not married and leaves no immediate relatives.

He was a member of St. Stephen's congregation.

The funeral will be held at 9 o'clock Friday morning at St. Stephen's church and burial will take place at Custer. The body is at the Boston funeral home, where a rosary will be said at 8 o'clock this evening."

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, September 30, 1932.

Funeral This Morning

Funeral services were held at St. Stephen's church this morning for John Black, 114 South Phillips street, a pioneer resident of Portage county, who died Wednesday at his home. Several friends from Stevens Point and from Custer, where Mr. Black formerly lived, attended the services. Rev. George A. Casey officiated at a requiem mass at 9 o'clock and after the mass the funeral party left for Custer where burial took place in St. Mary's parish cemetery. Rev. Simeon Engl conducted the burial services.

Pallbearers were Michael Feeley, Peter Doyle, Richard Doyle, John Higgins, Charles E. Shortell and John Swan.


Mary Leary Black

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Saturday, July 25, 1903.  Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

MRS HUGH BLACK

Death Comes After a Long Period of suffering.

Mrs. Hugh Black died at her house in Stockton at 8 o'clock Thursday evening, after a long period of suffering with brain trouble. She had been unconscious for about nine days previous to her death and had been unable to take any nourishment.

Mrs. Black's maiden name was Mary Leary. She was born in Ireland 78 years ago, but came to America when a child, her parents settling in Prescott, Canada. She was married to Hugh Black at Prescott in 1852, and accompanied him west to the farm in Stockton which he had purchased two years before. Mr. Black died March 25, 1902. They are survived by three children, John and William Black and Mrs. J. E. Leonard, all of Stockton. She also leaves one brother, Timothy Leary of Stockton.

The deceased was an exemplary woman and was held in the highest esteem by her large circle of acquaintances.

The funeral will be held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock from St. Mary Catholic church at Custer, Rev. E. P. Lorigan officiating.


Mary Leary Black

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, August 3, 1926.  Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

MRS. BLACK NEAR DEATH IN CHICAGO

Mrs. Mary Black, Chicago, sister of Mrs. John Hartman and a sister-in-law of John Black, Stevens Point, and an aunt of Mrs. F. G. Hickey, Stevens Point, is not expected to live following injuries she received when she was struck down in Chicago Sunday morning when crossing a street on her way to church.

Mrs. Hartman and Mrs. Hickey left here last night following a message from Chicago that Mrs. Black's condition was critical. No further word was received up to early this afternoon. Mrs. Black, who is 65 years of age and a native of the town of Stockton, left here to reside in Chicago 20 years ago."

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, August 20, 1926:

MRS. MARY BLACK DIES OF INJURIES
BURIAL IN CHICAGO

Friends throughout Portage county will grieve to learn of the death in Chicago Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock of Mrs. Mary Black, a native of the town of Stockton and widow of the late Peter Black. It will be recalled that on August 1 while attempting to cross a Chicago street, Mrs. Black was struck by an automobile and dragged a considerable distance before the motorcar could be brought to a stop. Several bones were broken and Mrs. Black was hurt internally. She remained in an unconscious condition for several days, but lately rallied to some extent and hopes were entertained that she might survive.

The deceased was 65 years of age on the 17th of this month. Her maiden name was Mary Leary and the family of which she was a member were among the earliest settlers in Stockton township. She married Peter Black, a brother of John Black of this city, her husband passing away a number of years ago. There are no children.

A sister, Mrs. Margaret Hartman, 1013 Water street, was called to Chicago immediately after the accident and has been there ever since. One of her brothers, Moses P. Leary of Belmont, also went to that city a few days ago.

Other relatives from this neighborhood will attend the funeral, to be held from St. Veronica's church, Chicago, next Monday morning, with interment in a suburban cemetery.


Peter Black

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Saturday, September 22, 1894.  Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Death of Peter Black

The death of Peter Black occurred at the home of his uncle, Mr. Hugh Black, in the town of Stockton, at two o'clock last Saturday morning. Deceased had been in poor health for a long time; in fact had not been able to do any work since a year ago last January. He suffered from a complication of diseases which affected his heart and lungs. His decline was gradual but steady and his death was not unexpected. He would have been 34 years of age in November next. He was born at Prescott, Ontario, and came to this county in 1876. Since that time he had worked at lumbering at different places on the Wisconsin river. About six years ago he was married to Miss Mary Lally, daughter of John Lally of Stockton, who survives him. They had no children. His father, Mr. Alexander Black and his aunt, Miss Jane Black, were summoned to his bedside and arrived from Canada a few days before his death. The funeral was held at 9 o'clock last Monday forenoon, the procession going from the residence of Mr. Black to St. Mary's church, where the services were conducted by Rev. Father Rice of this city. The pall bearers were John Hagin, John O'Keefe, Michael O'Keefe, Peter Doyle, Dennis Laughlin and James Reading.


William Black

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, February 7, 1917.  Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

WILLIAM BLACK DIES

Old Resident of County Passes Away Friday Morning, Following Long Illness.

William Black, who had been confined to his bed for the last two months, suffering with a complication of diseases, died at his home on Main street at 3 o'clock last Friday morning. He had been in poor health for about a year prior to the end.

The deceased was born in Stockton township, this county, on the 2nd of May, 1857, and was in the sixtieth year of his age. He spent the greater part of his life in Stockton, where he early attended the district school and later purchased and owned for many years what is known as the Lind farm. On the 31st of May 1899, Mr. Black was united in marriage to Miss Kathryn Heffron at Custer. For the last twelve years they resided in this city at 902 Main street.

During his residence in this city Mr. Black was engaged as a rural mail carrier on route No. 6, but continued poor health forced him to discontinue his duties several months ago.

Those who survive are his wife, one brother, John Black of this city, and a nephew, Hugh Leonard. Attorney D. W. Heffron, a brother of Mrs. Black arrived in the city Saturday to attend the funeral.

Funeral services were held from St. Stephen's Catholic church Monday morning, Rev. W. J. Rice officiating, interment following in St. Stephen's cemetery. The pallbearers were M. O'Keefe of Custer, M. Cassidy, A. J. Cunneen, John W. Glennon, F. J. Blood and Frank A. Love.

Although of a quiet, retiring disposition, he had the happy faculty of making and retaining sincere friendships and was universally well liked. Upon the organization of Charity Court of Foresters at Custer he joined this society and ever since maintained membership therein. A large delegation of his brother members had planned on attending the funeral but were prevented by the impassable condition of the roads."

The sympathy of all is extended the bereaved relatives in their deep affliction.


Jacob J. Borchardt

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, October 12, 1937. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Rev. Kenneth Borchardt, pastor at St Bernadine's parish at Forest Park, IL, officiated at a requiem high mass Monday morning at 9 o'clock at St Peter's church for his grandfather, the late Jacob J. Borchardt, a pioneer resident of Stevens Point, who died Friday morning at his home at 826 North Second Street.  Burial took place in the family lot in St. Peter's cemetery.

The pallbearers were Barney Orlikowski, Peter Hoppa, Max Hopfensperger, Vincent Jurgella, John Mancheski and Edward Wietrzykowski.

Relatives from out of town who attended the funeral included Mr. and Mrs. Albert Sowka, Mrs. Wanda Korup, Mrs. Lillian Langan and daughter, Patricia, and Mrs. Jacob Borchardt and daughter, Dorothy, of Chicago; Alex M. Borchardt and son, Melvin, of Des Plaines, IL; Mr. and Mrs. John Borchardt and Mrs. Emil Seidler and daughter, Mary Ann, of Fond du Lac; Mr. and Mrs. Leo Kubisiak of Wisconsin Rapids and Mrs. Leo Borchardt and daughter, Juanita, of the town of Hull.

Mrs. Sowka, a daughter of Mr. Borchardt, arrived in Stevens Point Thursday morning from Chicago and was with her father at the time of his death. She plans to remain here with her mother for about two weeks.

See also his Biographical Sketch.


Anna L. Gray Boushley

Unidentified newspaper, clipping dated January 23, 1982. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Anna L. Boushley 601 Briarcliff Dr.

Age 100, passed away in her sleep Saturday afternoon. The former Anna Gray was born on September 5, 1881 in the Town of Lanark, Portage Co., Wisconsin. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Golden Agers. Survivors include three daughters: Mrs. Thelma Hintz, Almond, Portage Co., Wisconsin; Mrs. Grace Howe, Appleton; Mrs. Russell (Norma) Stelow, Plainfield; one son: Leslie Boushley, Waupaca; 14 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; 19 great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene, in 1953; two daughters: Maude Wanty and Blanch Clark; and a son, in infancy. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with Father Zach officiating. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery in Lanark, Portage Co., Wisconsin. Friends may call at the Valley Funeral Home on Monday (today) from 4 to 9 p.m., and on Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. A scripture service will be at 7:30 p.m. on Monday.


Charles B. Boushley

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, September 8, 1955. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Native Here Dies

Word has been received from Neenah of the death there on Tuesday of Charles B. Boushley, 60, a native of the town of Buena Vista.

Mr. Boushley was born Aug. 26, 1895, in Buena Vista, a son of George Boushley, now of Neenah, and the late Mrs. Boushley. He had lived in Neenah the past 30 years, where he was employed by Kimberly-Clark Corp. He was a veteran of World war I.

Surviving, besides his father, are the widow, Mrs. Anne Boushley, five daughters, six sons, four brothers and three sisters, including Mrs. Alfred Wanty, King.

Funeral services will be Friday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Patrick's Catholic church, Menasha. Burial will be in St. Margaret's cemetery, Neenah.

Eugene Ernest Boushley

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, January 29, 1954. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Eugene E. Boushley

Eugene E. Boushley, 78, a life-long resident of the town of Buena Vista with the exception of two years spent at Neenah, died suddenly at 7 o'clock this morning at his home.

Mr. Boushley had suffered a stroke about a year ago and had been in ill health since, although he remained quite active during this time.

A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lesiun Boushley, he was born July 20, 1875, in Buena Vista, and had resided there most of the time since. He was married to the former Anna Gray on June 14, 1896, who survives.

He is further survived by a son, Leslie, Neenah; four daughters, Mrs. Archie Clark and Mrs. Russell Stelow, Neenah, Mrs. Arthur Hintz, Buena Vista, and Mrs. Lloyd Howe, Appleton; 13 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Louie Schroeder, Fond du Lac, and a brother, George, Neenah.

Mr. Boushley was preceded in death by a daughter, Mrs. Maude Wanty, and five brothers.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Patrick's Catholic church, Lanark. Rev. Joseph Brake will officiate and burial will follow in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call at the Hardell funeral home at Almond from Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock until the time of services. Prayers will be recited there at 8 o'clock Sunday evening.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Monday, February 8, 1954:

Boushley Funeral

Funeral services for Eugene E. Boushley of the town of Buena Vista were held at St. Patrick's Catholic church, Lanark, on Monday, Feb. 1, at 10 o'clock.

Rev. Joseph Brake officiated and burial followed in the parish cemetery. Mr. Boushley died at his home Jan. 29.

Pallbearers were Joe Guth, Willard Brady, Frank Dernbach, Bert Trzebiatowski, Louis Sopa and Roman Brychell.

Music during the service was proved by Mrs. Val Jacowski.

Persons attending the service included Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Hulbert, Mr. and Mrs. Archie Clark, Leslie Boushley, George Boushley, Charles Boushley, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Stelow and son, Gary, Neenah; Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Howe and family, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Scheibe and family and Shirley Behrent of Appleton.

Mr. and Mrs. James Clark and family, Kaukauna; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Tobin and family, West Allis; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Boushley, Mosinee; Truman Wanty, Menasha; Mr. and Mrs. Glen Barnes, Kimberly, and others from Portage county.


Lezium Boushley

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, March 2, 1928.  Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Lezium Boushley, aged 88 and one of the oldest residents of Portage county, died Thursday morning at the home of a son, Frank Boushley, near the southern limits of Buena Vista town. He had been confined to his bed only since Sunday.

The funeral will be held from St. Patrick's church, Lanark, at 9:30 o'clock Monday morning with interment in the parish cemetery.

Mr. Boushley was a widower, his wife dying 15 years ago, and he is survived by the following sons and daughters: Charles Boushley and Mrs. Lew Schroeder, Fond du Lac; John, Hatley; Mike, present address unknown; Frank and Eugene, Buena Vista;, George, Menasha."


Mary Niedbalski Boushley

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, May 26, 1959. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Mary E. Boushley

Mrs. Mary E. Boushley, 906 Briggs St., died at 5:55 this morning at the age of 91.

Her death occurred at St. Michael's Hospital, where she had been a patient since May 2. Mrs. Boushley had been ill for two months.

Born in Avistroy, N. Y., on Feb. 17, 1868, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Niedbalski.

At the age of four, she came to Stevens Point with her parents.

She married William Boushley, at St. Stephen's Catholic Church here on June 10, 1890, and the couple moved to a farm in the Town of Buena Vista.

Mr. Boushley died on Dec. 31, 1901, and his widow came to Stevens Point in 1909, residing since then at the Briggs street address.

She was a member of St. Stephen's Church and its Altar Society.

Surviving ate two daughters, Mrs. Stanley ( Florence) Walloch, Wisconsin Rapids, and Mrs. Bernice Gartz, Chicago; a son, Daniel, at home; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Agnes Kostecki, 1209 Clark St. and Miss Katherine Niedbalski, 307 Frederick St., and a brother, Anthony Niedbalski, 307 Frederick St.

A son, Frank, died in 1938. Also preceding her in death were a brother and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Stephen's Church, and burial will take place in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call after Thursday noon at the Crosby Funeral Home, where the rosary will be said Thursday night at 8 o'clock.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Tuesday, June 2, 1959:

Services For Mrs. Boushley

The Rev. Jeremiah Cashman officiated Friday morning at funeral services at St. Stephen's Catholic Church for Mrs. Mary E. Boushley, 91, 906 Briggs St., who died last Tuesday.

Burial followed in the parish cemetery, with the Rev. John R. McGinley conducting services at the grave.

Pallbearers were Stanley Walloch, Anton Niedbalski, Myron Paukert, Jr., James Sprouse, James Cooper and Richard Kiefer.

Attending from a distance were Mrs. Bernice Jartz, Chicago, and Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Walloch, Wisconsin Rapids.


Mary Raschka Boushley

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, January 10, 1957. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Mary Boushley

Mrs. Mary Boushley, 59, 1709 Church St., died of a heart attack at her home Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock.

Her body was found by her son, Frank, when he returned home from work shortly after 5 o'clock. He called the city ambulance and a doctor, who pronounced her dead. Coroner Florian A. Krutza was also called to the home.

Mrs. Boushley, widow of the late Frank Boushley, had apparently been in good health before her death.

Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Stephen's Catholic Church and burial will take place in the spring in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call after 6 o'clock this evening at the Dzikoski Funeral Home and rosaries will be said there tonight and Friday at 8 o'clock.

Mrs. Boushley, the former Mary Raschka, was born in Stewart, Neb. in April 1897, a daughter of Mrs. Rose Raschka, who now lives at the Portage County Infirmary, and the late Joseph Raschka.

She came to the Stevens Point area as a child with her parents, who settled in the Town of Hull. As a girl, she attended public school there. Her marriage to Mr. Boushley took place 36 years ago at St. Stephen's Church, and the couple settled here. They moved to the Church street address in 1931.

Surviving are her mother; two daughters, Mrs. R. A. DeMoss, Yorktown, Va., and Mrs. Robert Melea, Reno, Nev.; three sons, William, New Orleans, La., Raymond, U. S. Navy, Norfolk, Va., and Frank, at home; four grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Harold Niether and Mrs. Roman Lorbeck, Milwaukee, and Mrs. John Kedrowski, 1032 Portage St., and five brothers, Charles, John and Joseph Taschka, Town of Hull, Paul Raschka, 621 S. Michigan Ave. and Frank Raschka, 1050 Minnesota Ave. Another brother preceded her in death.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, January 14, 1957:

Mrs. Boushley's Funeral

The Rev. John R. McGinley conducted funeral services at St. Stephen's Catholic Church Saturday morning for Mrs. Mary Boushley, 59, 1709 Church St., who died at her home last Wednesday.

Burial will take place in the spring in the parish cemetery.

Pallbearers were Richard and Robert Omernick, and Richard, James, Thomas and William Zakrzewski.

Attending from a distance were Mrs. B. A. DeMoss, Yorktown, Va.; Mrs. Robert Melea, Reno, Nev.; William Boushley, New Orleans, La.; Raymond Boushley, Norfolk, Va.; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Niederer, Mr. and Mrs. Roman Lorbeck and family and Mrs. Estelle Raschka, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Walloch, Wisconsin Rapids and others from this area.


Mike Boushley

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, August 2, 1938. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mike Boushley

Mike Boushley, 71, Oregon City, Oregon, a former Portage county resident, died on July 20 from injuries received when he was run over by an automobile on a super highway near Oregon City. His injuries included a fractured skull.

Mr. Bousley (sic), a native of the town of Stockton, was born on September 2, 1866, a son of Mary and Lesiun Boushley. Prior to moving to his present location 23 years ago, he also lived in Lanark. His wife, the former May Allen, was a sister of Clay Allen of Amherst.

Surviving are a son, Frank Boushley of Neenah, and the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. L. Schroeder and John of Stevens Point, Charles of Fond du Lac, George and Jean of Neenah and Frank of Amherst Junction.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Amherst M. E. church. Rev. Margaret Oosterhuis officiated and burial took place in the Lower Amherst cemetery.

Hymns were sung by Mrs. O. R. Peterson.

Alice Brady

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, June 15, 1926. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

ALICE BRADY DIES
BRING BODY HOME

Word was received here this morning from Cleveland, Ohio, of the death of Miss Alice Brady, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brady of the town of Buena Vista. Death occurred Monday night at 10:30 o'clock after a two weeks' illness and an operation for appendicitis. Her two sisters, Miss Grace

Brady of Kansas City, and Miss Ruth Brady of Milwaukee, were with her during her illness.

Miss Brady has been a member of the teaching staff of the Cleveland public schools for the past year. She is a graduate of Stevens Point Normal. She is survived by her parents, the two sisters and by three brothers, John of Shawmut, Mont., and Willard and Matthew at home.

The remains will arrive in Stevens Point on Soo Line No. 1 Wednesday morning, accompanied by Misses Ruth and Grace Brady.

The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday from St. Martin's church in the town of Almond.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Wednesday, June 16, 1926:

Miss Alice Brady

Miss Alice Brady, who died at Lakeside hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, Monday evening at 10:30 o'clock was born December 8, 1893, and was therefore 32 years, six months and six days old. She attended the State Normal here, graduating in 1918. She taught school in Williams' Bay and Waupun and had the past six years been a member of the teaching staff of the public schools of Cleveland, Ohio.

The funeral will be held from St. Martin's church at Almond on Thursday morning at 10 o'clock. The remains reached here this morning and were accompanied by Misses Ruth and Grace Brady, sisters of the deceased, who were with her a week prior to her death.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Friday, June 18, 1926:

Miss Brady's Funeral

A large number of friends besides relatives attended the funeral services of the late Alice Brady, who died at Lakeside hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, Monday night, held from St. Martin's church at Almond Thursday morning at 10 o'clock. Rev. G. J. O'Connell of Lebanon, Waupaca county, said mass and Rev. James C. Hegan of this city gave the eulogy. Rev. George Welv, assistant priest at St. Stephen's church, assisted in the service and Rev. M. Ramka, parish priest at Almond, assisted in the choir. Father O'Connell is a native of Buena Vista and a friend of the Brady family.

Pall bearers were Joseph Helbach, Wellington Kollock, William McGinley, Bacon and Raymond Russell and John Burns, Jr. Besides John Brady, a brother of the deceased from Great Falls, Mont., Mrs. Maud Stapleton, of Milwaukee, an aunt and Grover Stapleton of Sturgeon Bay, a cousin, came from a distance for the funeral. A large number of friends of the Brady family from Stevens Point attended the service as well as people from various parts of the county. Burial took place in St. Martin's cemetery.


Charles Brady

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, October 31, 1927. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

DEATH CLAIMS CHARLES BRADY BOARD MEMBER

Stomach Trouble Is Fatal This Morning to Buena Vista Chairman

Charles Brady, for the past 20 years chairman of the town of Buena Vista and for 65 years a citizen of Portage county, died at his home at 7 o'clock this morning, following a two days' illness with stomach trouble. Mr. Brady was taken with severe stomach pains at about 2 a.m. on Friday and although everything known to medical science was done for him, he continued to grow weaker until the end. He suffered a similar attack five years ago, but recovered within a few days. His stomach, however, was left in a weakened condition and he had not been wholly well since then.

Came West as Boy

Mr. Brady was born at Wilmington, Delaware, August 2, 1857, and therefore was 70 years of age only a couple of months ago. When a lad of five years his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Brady, came west to Wisconsin and settled on what is now a farm of two hundred acres near the Buena Vista-Almond town line. The son had lived there ever since and developed it into one of the best farming properties in Portage county.

Children at Bedside

Forty-three years ago he was married to Miss Mary Stapleton, member of a pioneer Stockton family, and they became the parents of five sons and daughters, Miss Grace Brady, who teaches at Kansas City, Mo.; John, Shawmut, Montana; Willard and Matthew, at home, and Miss Ruth Brady, engaged in newspaper work at Kenosha. All were present at their father's bedside during his last hours except John, who is expected here for the funeral.

The deceased also leaves one sister, Mrs. Matt Stapleton of Milwaukee. A brother, William Brady of Almond, died with the past couple of years.

Chairman 20 Years

Mr. Brady first accepted the chairmanship of his township, 20 years ago, a position to which he was repeatedly re-elected, and only once during this time did he have opposition at the polls. For a long time he served on the county highway committee, which is in direct charge of road building work, and was active in bringing to accomplishment the highway program for Portage County. A man of more than ordinarily good judgment, he always exerted a powerful influence in county board affairs and his loss there will be greatly felt. Personally, he was a genial and companionable man.

Await Word from West

Until definite word is received from the son in Montana, arrangements for the funeral cannot be completed, but it is expected to be held from St. Martin's church, Almond, Wednesday morning.


Charles H. Brady

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, May 13, 1940. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Charles Brady, age 59, a well known town of Almond farmer, died this morning at 2:30 o'clock at St. Michael's hospital where he had been removed by ambulance Saturday morning. Although he had been in ill health for the past three months his condition became worse only a few days before his death.

Mr. Brady was born in Almond on July 3, 1880, a son of William and Cora Kollock Brady. He attended the Lone Pine school and the Stevens Point Normal after which he taught in the schools of the county. His marriage to Miss Ella Riley took place on June 2, 1913, in Stevens Point. The couple located on the present farm 22 years ago.

Surviving are his wife and five sons, William and Wallace, students at the University of Wisconsin, Riley of Belleville, Wisconsin, Hugh of Stevens Point and Herman at home.

Funeral arrangements have not been completed. Tentative plans have been made for Wednesday morning. The body is at the Goult funeral home at Plainfield and will be taken to the family home Tuesday.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, May 21, 1940:

Funeral of Mr. Brady

Funeral services for the late Charles Brady of the town of Almond, who died Monday morning, May 13, were held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Martin's church in the town of Almond. Rev. Peter Banka officiated at a requiem mass and at burial rites in the parish cemetery.

Pallbearers were Fred Martin, Gordon Russell, William McGinley, Edwin Fisher, John Burns and Carl Waterman.

Misses Ruth Brady, and Sadie and Bernice Riley were in charge of the flowers.


Cora Kollock Brady

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, November 18, 1938. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Cora Brady

Funeral services for Mrs. Cora Brady, 82, member of an early day Portage county family, who died Thursday morning at her farm home in the town of Almond, will be held Saturday morning at 9:30 o'clock at her home. Burial will take place in St. Martin's Catholic cemetery in Buena Vista. The body is at the family home.

Mrs. Brady was born on June 26, 1856, in Lone Pine, a daughter of Henry Kollock and Parmela Barber Kollock. Her father located in Portage county in 1852 and the Barbers came to Waushara county about 1847. After completion of her education, Mrs. Brady taught school in Portage county until her marriage to William Brady, which took place on December 22, 1878. The couple located at the present farm home in Almond after their marriage. Mr. Brady died about 10 years ago.

Surviving are the one son, Charles Brady of the town of Almond, a sister, Mrs. Charles Pratt of Plainfield, and five grandsons.


Ella Riley Brady

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, June 22, 1966. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Ella Brady

Mrs. Ella Brady, 79, a resident of the Town of Almond until five years ago, died at the Hillsboro Hospital at noon on Wednesday.

Mrs. Brady had made her home in Elroy for the past five years.

Born Jan. 24, 1887, in the Town of Lanark, she was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Riley.

Her husband, Charles H. Brady, her parents, three sisters and one brother preceded her in death.

She is survived by five sons, John R., Mount Hope, W. Va., William, Wonewoc, Hugh, Fond du Lac, Wallace, Elroy and Thomas, Montello; two sisters, Mrs. A. G. Weaver, Mineola, Fla., and Miss Bernice Riley, Plainfield; and 12 grandchildren.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Elroy, with burial at 2 p.m. at St. Martin's Cemetery, Buena Vista.

Friends may call today at the Zenner Funeral Home in Elroy.


Helen I. Brady

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, January 18, 1922. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

MISS HELEN BRADY CALLED BY DEATH

Daughter of Buena Vista Town Chairman Expires Following Year's Illness

Miss Helen Brady, age 34 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brady of he town of Buena Vista, passed away at 11:30 o'clock this morning at the family home following an extended illness with liver trouble.

Miss Brady prior to a year ago had been a school teacher in the west but was forced to give up her duties there and return home because of ill health. Her condition failed to show material improvement and in recent weeks there was a noticeable decline.

She was born in Buena Vista and spent her girlhood there, later attending and graduating from the State Normal school of this city. After completing the Normal she went out as a teacher. She was well know in the southern part of Portage county and had many friends there and in this city.

The funeral is to be held at St. Martin's church at Almond on Saturday morning at 9:30 o'clock and burial will take place in the cemetery there.

Other members of the Brady family are the parents and six children. The children are John, who is located in Montana; Willard and Matthew, at the family home, and the Misses Grace, Alice and Ruth, all of whom are school teachers. Charles Brady, the father is chairman of the town of Buena Vista and has been for many years prominent in the affairs of his town and the county.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, February 1, 1922, page 3:

Helen Brady Funeral

The funeral of Miss Helen Brady, who passed away January 18 at her home in Buena Vista, was largely attended by her many friends and relatives. The services were held at St. Martin's church on Saturday, January 21, Rev. Fr. Oshinski of Plainfield, officiated. The pall bearers were Reuben Helbach, Henry Kollock, Russell Phillips, William Russell, Elmer Russell and William Tracy. Burial took place in the nearby cemetery. Those relatives from away who attended the funeral were: Misses Grace and Ruth Brady, both teachers, the former of Kansas City, Mo., the latter of Marshalltown, Iowa, Mrs. Matthew Stapleton and daughter, Miss Mary of Milwaukee, Mrs. D. S. Rice, Mrs. J. J. Heffron and daughter, Miss Pearl, all of Stevens Point, Rev. J. G. O'Connell, Greenleaf, Wis., Mrs. Charles O'Connor, Portage, and Mrs. Alex Quail, Hayward, Wis.


John Riley Brady

Reprinted from The Charleston (West Virginia) Gazette, Saturday, November 1, 2003.  Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

John Riley Brady

AUGUSTA, Ga. - John Riley Brady, 81, of Augusta, formerly of Mount Hope, W.Va., died Feb. 23, 1997, at Veterans' Administration Medical Center, Augusta.

He was a retired mathematics teacher from Mount Hope High School with 16 years' service, a former teacher in Montgomery, W.Va., and in Wisconsin, a veteran of World War II, and a member of Mount Hope Presbyterian Church, Mount Hope Lions Club, and the Elks. He earned his undergraduate degree from Central State Teachers College, Stevens Point, Portage Co., Wis., and his master's from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Surviving: daughter, Mary Brady Greenawalt of Summerville, S.C. brothers, Wallace of Elroy, Juneau Co., Wis., Hugh of Milwaukee, Tom of Montello, Wis. two grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Hope Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Robert Greenawalt officiating. Burial will be in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill, W.Va. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to a scholarship fund for Mount Hope High School students in memory of John Riley and Margaret Darnall Brady.

[Son of Ella J. Riley and Charles H. Brady]


Mary Stapleton Brady

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, April 9, 1931. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Funeral of Mrs. Brady

Funeral service for the late Mrs. Mary Stapleton Brady of Buena Vista, who died in St. Michael's hospital in Stevens Point, April 5, at the age of 73, was held at St. Martin's church in the town of Almond, Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock. Rev. Gervase O'Connell of De Pere, a cousin of the late Charles Brady, officiated as celebrant, Rev. Peter Banka of Plainfield, as deacon, and Rev. George A. Casey of Stevens Point, as sub deacon. The choir was composed of the Misses Madeline Rice, Ruth Rice, Frances Van Hecke and Barbara Van Hecke of Stevens Point. During the services Miss Marie Ann Russell, accompanied by Catherine Breitenstein of Stevens Point, sang, "Going Home," and at the close, "Savior Bless Us Ere We Go," was sung by Frances Van Hecke accompanied by Barbara Van Hecke, who also played the mass. Father Casey delivered the sermon in which he paid tribute to the character of the deceased.

The church, of which she had been an active member since coming to the parish from Stockton at the time of her marriage, in 1884, was unable to accommodate the large number of relatives and friends who came from Stevens Point, Stockton, Arnott, Almond, Lanark and the surrounding neighborhood and many were obliged to remain outside. After the services the flower laden casket, preceded by Father Casey, carrying the processional cross, and members of the altar society, of which she had been president for many years, was carried to the parish cemetery, where it was placed beside her husband who died Oct. 31, 1927. Pall bearers were George Turrish, George McGinley, Charles Dorsha, Thomas Russell, Nicholas Burns and Fred A. Schilling, all members of pioneer families and immediate neighbors of the Brady family.

Mrs. Brady is survived by three sons and two daughters, John Brady of Shawmut, Mont., Willard, Matthew and Ruth Brady at the family home and Grace Brady of Kansas City, Mo. Two daughters preceded her in death, Helen, who died January 18, 1922, and Alice who died June 14, 1926. All were present with the exception of one son, John, who was unable to come. Besides the local relatives others present were Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Stapleton, Mae, Helen and Beatrice Stapleton of Milwaukee; Grover Stapleton of Sturgeon Bay; Mrs. Charles O'Connor of Portage; Rev. Gervase O'Connell of De Pere; Dr. and Mrs. D. S. Rice, Ruth and Madeline Rice, Mrs. John J. Heffron, W. F. Collins and Mrs. Elizabeth Collins of Stevens Point.

Friends from a distance present were William McMulkin, Fred McMulkin and Catherine McMulkin of Fond du Lac; Mr. and Mrs. H. J. McCrossen, Eau Claire; E. D. Schilling, Spencer; Mrs. George Rupple, New London, and Mrs. Margaret Patterson, Chicago.


Willard Edward Brady

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, September 9, 1960. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Willard E. Brady

Willard E. Brady, 67, a resident of the Town of Buena Vista for many years, died at 11:40 p.m. Thursday at St. Michael's Hospital. He had been ill for the past seven months. He was hospitalized previously, then returned home for a time before re-entering the hospital about a month ago.

The body is at the Goult-Patterson-Hardell Funeral Home at Plainfield, where friends may call after 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Martin's Catholic Church in the Town of Almond, and burial will be made in the parish cemetery.

Mr. Brady was born Oct. 22, 1892, in the Buena Vista farm home where he spent all of his life with the exception of a few years in Montana. He was a veteran of service with the Signal Corps in World War I and was a member of the Rath-Mead Post of the American Legion at Almond.

He was the assessor for the Town of Buena Vista for many years, was a member of the Keene-Schilling School Board, and at the time of his death was treasurer of the St. Martin's Cemetery Association. Until his illness which started last February, he was an appraiser for the Veterans Administration.

He is survived by one sister, Miss Ruth Brady, and one brother, Matthew, both living on the Buena Vista homestead, and a nephew, Gerald Brady, Shawmut, Mont.

The rosary will be recited at the funeral home at Plainfield on Sunday evening at 8 o'clock.


 

Mary Bluma Bushman

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, January 31, 1994. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Mary Bluma Bushman

Mary Bushman, 91, Galloway, died Friday, Jan. 28, 1994, at St. Michael's Hospital.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Galloway. The Rev. Herbert Zoromski and the Rev. Chester Osowski will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today at the church. A combined rosary by the Ladies Rosary Society and the parish will be said at 8 p.m. at the church.

The Schmidt-Schulta Funeral Home, Wittenberg, is in charge of arrangements.

She was born on March 6, 1902, in Fancher, to the later Bernard and Anna (Klopotek) Bluma.

She was married to Joseph Bushman on Feb. 4, 1918, in Francher. He died on Jan. 6, 1974.

The couple farmed and operated a potato business in Galloway until their retirement in 1956.

She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church Rosary Society. She and her husband enjoyed flower gardening. She also loved baking.

Survivors include two daughters, Ann (Nick) Knitter, Galloway, and Bernice (Edward) Kleman, Stevens Point; three sons, John (Sadie), Harry (Alice), and Ernest (Mavis), all of Galloway; one brother, Frank Bluma, Waupaca; 28 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, one grandson, one sister and three brothers.

Alois C. Brezinski

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, March 26, 1986. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Services for A. C. Brezinski will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Stephen's Catholic Church. The Rev. Thomas Mullen will officiate. Burial will be in the Guardian Angel Cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Sunday at the Boston Funeral Home. An Elks Club ritual will be held at 7:30 p.m. and a general rosary will combine with the Knights of Columbus at 8 p.m.  Mr. Brezinski, 80, 1209 Shaurette St., died at home, Wednesday of an apparent heart attack.

He was born March 12, 1906, in the town of Stockton, son of the late Stanley and Florence Brezinski. He attended what is now the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point for a summer.  He then took a job with a local contractor, intending to return to school later. He then accepted an offer of a job as a teller at Citizens National Bank on Nov. 1, 1925, starting what would prove to be a long and successful banking career. When he retired from Citizens National Bank in 1970, he held the position of senior vice president.

Mr. Brezinski was married to Adeline Raueber on Aug. 19, 1935, at St. Joseph's Church in Wautoma. She survives. He graduated from the School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in September 1954. He was active over the years in civic, fraternal and religious organizations, including a stint of about 20 years on the Police and Fire Commission, of which he was a past president and past secretary. He became a commissioner in 1958 and served until the late 1970's.

He was a member of St. Stephen's Church, as well as its Altar Society and Finance Committee. He served as treasurer of a number of church committees over the years.

He was a member and past president and treasurer of the Bill Cook Chapter of the Izaak Walton League. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Msgr. McGinley Council No. 1170 for 50 years, including 30 years as its treasurer. In 1956 he received the Dr. C. W. Henney Medallion, a state award for distinguished service to the Knights. He was a member of the National Association of Bank Auditors and Controllers, including a stint as president of the local group. As a member of the BPO Elks Lodge 641, he was a past vice president and district deputy exalted ruler. He was a member and former treasurer of the Stevens Point Serra Club. He was also a member of the Stevens Point Cemetery Board, and currently was secretary and treasurer for American Savings and Loan in Stevens Point. He was a director there for 42 years.

Survivors, besides his wife, include one son, Robert, Eagon, Minn.; one daughter Mrs. Lawrence (Carol) Hansen, Two Rivers; two brothers, Ben, Chicago and Chester, Hazelhurst, Ga.; one sister, Mrs. Christine Martin, Sheboygan; and three grandchildren.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters.

Memorials have been established in his name for the American Heart Association and the Central Wisconsin Health Foundation.

Henry R. Brezinski

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, April 9, 1979. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Henry R. Brezinski, 71, 519 Linwood Ave, Park Ridge, a veteran auto dealer here, died Saturday morning at home following an extended illness.

Memorial services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church. The body has been donated to the University of Wisconsin Medical School. A memorial fund has been established for the American Cancer Society. The Shuda Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Brezinski was born July 24, 1907, in Portage County, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Brezinski. He graduated from Stevens Point High School in 1925 and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 1931, when he started a gas station on the corner of Clark and Church Streets.

In 1947 he started Brezinski Motors for new and used cars on Church Street and operated that until 1967 when he started Brezinski Motors, 3400 Church St., for used cars.

He married Zella Schribner in 1936 at St. Stanislaus' Catholic Church. She preceded him in death in 1976.

He was a member of BPO Elks Lodge No. 641, Knights of Columbus and Evening and Noon Lions, and was past president of the village of Park Ridge, Noon Lions and Wisconsin Automobile Association.

Survivors include three sons, Gerald, 316 Frontenac Ave, Philip, 2432 Peck St., and James, Wausau; two sisters, Mrs. Sophie Specht, Chicago, and Mrs. Christine Martin, 519 Linwood Ave.; three brothers, Alois, 1209 Shaurette St., Chester, Hazelhurst, Ga., and Ben, Chicago; and seven grandchildren.

Four brothers and one sister preceded him in death.


Stanley F. Brezinski

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, June 12, 1950. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Stanley F. Brezinski, 84, who lived with his son, Alois C. Brezinski, 1009 Shaurett street, died Sunday at 11 p.m. at St. Michael's hospital. He had been in ill health for the past several years and a patient at the hospital most of the time since December.

Mr. Brezinski was born in Poland, Feb. 9, 1866. He came to the United States in 1888, first locating at Chicago.  Three years later he moved to a farm in the town of Plover where he lived for 44 years.  On May 3, 1892, he married Florence Mayer of Portage county at St. Peter's Catholic church.  She died Dec. 29, 1923.

On June 19, 1929, he married Clementine Schmanski of Chicago and they lived at Chicago until the time of her death, April 28, 1941.  At that time Mr. Brezinski came to live with his son, Alois, at Stevens Point.

He was a member of the Third Order of St. Peter's church and of St. Joseph's society of St. Stanislaus' Catholic church.

Survivors include seven sons, Leon, Frank and Benjamin of Chicago, Chester of Hazelhurst, Ga., Alois C., of 1009 Shaurette street, Henry R., of Park Ridge and Wallace B. of 3120 North Soo Marie avenue; three daughters, Mrs. M. C. Specht of Chicago, Mrs. H. H. Lynch of Spooner and Mrs. John Martin of Minneapolis; 16 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Stanislaus' church and burial will take place in Guardian Angel cemetery.

The body is at the Crosby funeral home where the rosary will be said by the Knights of Columbus Tuesday evening at 7:30 o'clock and the general rosary will be recited Tuesday at 8 p.m.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, June 15, 1950. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Funeral for Stanley F. Brezinski

Rev. Leo Trojanowski Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Stanislaus' Catholic church officiated at funeral services for Stanley F. Brezinski, 1009 Shaurette street, who died Sunday. Burial took place in Guardian Angel cemetery.

Members of the Third Order of St. Francis attended the funeral in a body and Rt. Rev. Msgr. Julius Chylinski, pastor of St. Peter's church, was present in the sancutuary during the services.

Pallbearers were Robert E. Kostka, Peter Feltz, Peter Hintz, Peter Zagrzebski, Charles Britz and Martin Kruzicki.

Those from away who attended the funeral included Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Specht and son, Ronald; Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Brezinski, Frank and Leon Brezinski of Chicago; mr. and Mrs. H. H. Lynch and daughter Jacquelyn, of Spooner; Mr. and Mrs. John Martin and son, James, of Minneapolis; Chester Brezinski of Hazelhurst, Ga., and Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Olson, Mr. and Mrs. Christ Grendson and Howard Miller of Wautoma.

Walter F. Brezinski

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, June 26, 1989. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Walter F. Brezinski, 79, Milwaukee, formerly of Stevens Point, died Friday.

Services will be held Tuesday at 9 a.m. at St. Frederick Catholic Church, Milwaukee, with entombment in St. Adalbert Cemetery.

Mr. Brezinski was a retired employee of International Harvester and a former employee of the Bostrom Co., and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Surviving are his wife, the former Lillian Wayerski, two daughters, three sons, eight grandchildren, two brothers, Alois and Edmund of Stevens Point, and one sister, Della Eiden of Winneconne.


Mary Clare Cauley Britz

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, December 9, 1982. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

MRS. CLAY BRITZ

Mrs. Clay Britz, 87, formerly of 2908 Main Street, died this morning at St. Michael's Hospital.

Services will be at noon Saturday at St. Stephen's Catholic Church, with the Rev. Thomas Mullen officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery.

Friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday at Boston Funeral Home. A general rosary at 7:30 p.m. will be joined by the National Catholic Society of Foresters, St. Cecelia's Court 185, the Catholic Daughters of the Americas and the Catholic Woman's Club.

Mrs. Britz was born Feb. 25, 1895, in Custer, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Cauley. She attended Stevens Point Normal School and taught elementary school in Portage County. She also worked as a sales person for several years at the former Moll-Glennon Department Store. She was married to Nick Britz in 1927 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Custer. He died in 1955. The couple settled in Stevens Point. Mrs. Britz was a building contractor.

Mrs. Britz moved to the Portage County Home in March. She was a member of St. Stephen's Catholic Church, St. Stephen's Altar Rosary Society, National Catholic Society of Foresters, St. Cecilia's Court 185, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Catholic Woman's Club and St. Michael's Hospital Auxiliary.

Survivors include one sister, Bertha Cauley, Portage County Home; and two nephews.


Martin Bronk

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, November 18, 1963. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Martin Bronk 64, Springville, died Sunday afternoon November 17, 1963 at 2:30 at University Hospital at Madison. He had been a patient there for a week and had been in ill health for the past year.

Friends may call at the Dzikoski Funeral Home after 2 p.m. Tuesday. A general rosary will be recited at 7 Tuesday evening.  At 8 p.m. the Rosary Society of St. Bronislava's Catholic Church, Plover, of which Mrs. Bronk is a member will recite a rosary.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 9:30 am at St. Bronislava's with burial following in the parish cemetery.

Mr. Bronk was born in the Town of Alban March 18, 1899, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bronk. As a youth, he attended St. Adalbert's Parochial School in the Town of Alban.

On May 15, 1923, he married the former Laura Groshek at St. Stephen's Catholic Church here.  After their marriage they moved to Milwaukee for a time.

They later returned to Stevens Point, Portage Co, and have moved to Milwaukee and back several times. Since 1955, they have resided at their present address.   Mr. Bronk commuted to Milwaukee where he was employed as a pipefitter at the A.O. Smith Co, until ill health forced his retirement one year ago.

Survivors include his wife, one son, Martin, Jr., five daughters, Mrs. Harold (Irene) Dustan, Mrs. Adolph (Beverly) Betro, and Miss Donna, all of Milwaukee. Mrs. Murnane (Avis) Newby, Plover, and Mrs. Earl (Janet) Miller, Appleton; 12 grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Roman (Pearl) Drefcinski, 422 Bliss Ave. and two brothers, Felix, California, and Stanley. His parents, four brothers, an infant son and an infant daughter preceded him in death.

Emma Corrigan Brown

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, April 30, 1943. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Emma Brown

Mrs. Emma Brown, age 69, of 732 Strongs avenue, died this morning at 3:30 o'clock at St. Michael's Hospital. She became ill Wednesday night and was removed by ambulance to the hospital.

Mrs. Brown, a daughter of the late James and Leath Corrigan, was born on October 29, 1873, in the town of Buena Vista. Her marriage to Thomas Brown of the town of Almond took place on August 24, 1892, at St. Patrick's Catholic church at Lanark. The couple resided on a farm in Almond and later moved to Bancroft where Mr. Brown operated a meat market for six years. They located in Stevens Point 32 years ago. Mr. Brown was employed by the Standard Oil company for six years and then served as janitor of the Garfield school for 10 years. He retired 14 years before his death which occurred on June 19, 1941.

Mrs. Brown was the last surviving member of a family of 16 children. Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Stephen's Catholic church and burial will follow in St. Patrick's cemetery at Lanark. The body is at the Crosby funeral home where it may be viewed after 5 o'clock Saturday afternoon. The rosary will be said Sunday evening at 8 o'clock.


Nathaniel Brown

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, November 16, 1904. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

NATHANIEL BROWN

Death of a Pioneer Resident of the Town of Almond.

Nathaniel Brown, one of Portage county's pioneer residents, died at his home in the town of Almond on Saturday, Nov. 12, the cause of his death being debility, the result of old age.

Mr. Brown was born in County Armagh, Ireland, of Scotch parentage, on Apr. 9, 1817, and was therefore in his eighty-eighth year. At the age of 19 he emigrated to Canada, where in the city of Montreal he was married to Margaret McGolrick. From there he removed to Philadelphia, thence to Delaware, where he remained until March, 1864, when he came to Portage county and settled on a farm in the town of Almond, which continued to be his home up to the time of his death, and is now owned by his son, Thomas. On July 10, 1882, his wife preceded him to her eternal reward. Mr. Brown was one of the honest hearted sons of toil who helped to make Portage county what it is today.

He leave three children, Mrs. John Bibby of Buena Vista, Mrs. P. Chase and Thomas Brown of Almond, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren to cherish the memory of an ever indulgent father.

The funeral took place from St. Martin's church in the town of Almond at 10 o'clock on Tuesday last and was the most largely attended funeral ever seen in that town.

The funeral services were performed by Rev. Klossowski of Plover, assisted by Father Rice of Stevens Point, who in well chosen words preached a very appropriate sermon.

The pall bearers were John and Nicholas Burns, John and Mathew Fisher, Thomas Russell and Peter Helbach. After the funeral 37 partook of dinner at the home of Thomas Brown.

Those who attended the funeral from abroad were Mr. and Mrs. Entzminger, Plover; John Ryan and wife, Arnott; David Precourt and wife, Stevens Point; Mrs. Leath and E. F. Corrigan, Lanark, and J. P. Dineen and wife, Custer.


Thomas John Brown

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, June 19, 1941. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Thomas J. Brown

Thomas J. Brown, age 79, of 732 Strongs avenue, a Portage county resident most of his life, died this morning at 11:30 o'clock at St. Michael's hospital. He had been ill two years and entered the hospital on May 13. Pneumonia developed Wednesday.

A native of Delaware, Mr. Brown was born on August 18, 1861, at Wilmington. At the age of two and a half years he came to Portage county with his parents, the late Margaret and Nathaniel Brown, who located on a farm in the town of Almond. He spent his early life on the farm in Almond and working in the woods. He left the farm 36 years ago and lived for six years at Bancroft where he operated a meat market three years. With his wife, the former Miss Emma Corrigan of Buena Vista, whom he married on August 24, 1893, he came to Stevens Point 30 years ago.

During his residence here he was employed six years by the Standard Oil company and served as janitor of the Garfield school 10 years, retiring 14 years ago.

Mr. Brown was an active member of the Holy Name society of St. Stephen's Catholic church. His wife survives.

Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 9:30 o'clock at St. Stephen's church and burial will follow in St. Patrick's Catholic cemetery at Lanark. The body is at the Crosby funeral home where the rosary will be said Friday night at 7:30 o'clock.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, June 23, 1941:

Funeral of Mr. Brown

Funeral services for Thomas J. Brown, 732 Strongs avenue, who died Thursday morning, were held Saturday morning at 9:30 o'clock. Rev. John R. McGinley officiated at a requiem high mass at St. Stephen's Catholic church and Rev. John Haen conducted the committal rites at the grave in St. Patrick's cemetery in Lanark.

The pallbearers were J. J. Hart, M. J. Roach, Jesse Bentley, A. J. Gunderson, Verne Ellis and Oscar Carpenter.


Adrian Brunker

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, April 5, 1965. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Adrian Brunker

Adrian Brunker, 50, a well-known farmer and insurance man in the Town of Belmont, died Sunday morning at 4 o'clock at St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield.

He had been ill several months and entered the hospital for the last time Tuesday. Active in civic affairs in his area, he was a member of the Board of Education of the Almond School District. He was born in Belmont Jan. 25, 1915, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Brunker. He graduated from Almond High School and attended Wisconsin State University - Stevens Point for two years. Then he entered farming and joined his father in the Brunker Insurance Agency. Mr. Brunker married the former Catherine McTigue of the Town of Lanark June 20, 1939. Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Gary, Chicago, and Alan, New London; his mother, Mrs. Albert Brunker, Belmont; a brother, Leland, Colby; two grandchildren; and nieces, a nephew and other relatives. His father preceded him in death. Mr. Brunker was a member of the Almond Rod and Gun Club. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Lanark, with burial in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Goult-Patterson-Hardell Funeral Home in Almond after 2 p.m. Tuesday, and the rosary will be said there Tuesday night at 8.


Alice Stinson Brunker

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, June 3, 1965. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Alice Brunker

Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock for Mrs. Alice Brunker, 75, of the Town of Belmont. The services will be at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in the Town of Lanark, and burial will be made in the parish cemetery.

The body is at the Goult-Patterson-Hardell Funeral Home at Almond, where the rosary will be recited Friday evening at 8 o'clock.

Mrs. Brunker died suddenly Wednesday morning at her home after a heart attack. The former Alice Stinson, she was born April 13, 1890, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Stinson. She attended Stevens Point Normal and later taught in rural schools in the Towns of Belmont and Lanark until her marriage on June 22, 1910, to Albert R. Brunker.

She is survived by a son, Leland, of Colby; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren; a brother, Henry W. Stinson, Town of Belmont and two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Thompson and Mrs. Nellie Young, of Almond.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and a son, Adrian, who died on April 4.

Mrs. Brunker was a member of the Altar Society at St. Patrick's Church.


Ignatius (Nick) Bruski

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, January 2, 1962. Contributed by Betty Martz.

A lifelong resident of Portage County, Ignatius (Nick) Bruski, 64, of the Town of Stockton, died shortly after midnight Monday morning in St. Michael's Hospital. Mr. Bruski had been hospitalized the past week, but was active before that time.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Peter's Catholic church.  Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Torun. Friends may call at the Dzikoski Funeral Home, where the general rosary will be recited at 8 o'clock this evening.

Mr. Bruski was born in the Town of Sharon March 15, 1887, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bruski. Married twice, his first wife was the former Helen Omernik, with the marriage performed in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Polonia, in 1917. The couple lived on the Bruski homestead in Sharon afterward until she died the following year.

Mr. Bruski moved to the Town of Dewey and in 1926 married the former Agnes Orlowski in St. Mary's Church, Torun. The couple settled on the present family farm in Stockton afterward. The second wife died Sept. 13, 1950.

Mr. Bruski had lived at the farm in semi-retirement since 1957, when a son, Ambrose, took over its management.

Surviving are two sons, Chester, 330 Water St, and Ambrose; two daughters, Mrs. Henry (Cecilia) Lemke, Town of Linwood, and Mrs. Albin (Theresa) Drewa, Appleton; four foster children, Mrs. Ray (Hedwig) Jesko, Mrs. Mary Gliniecki and Mrs. Leonard (Lucille) Iwanski, all in Milwaukee, and Theodore Yetka, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps in the Philippine Islands, and 10 grandchildren.

He is further survived by two brothers, Leo, Rosholt, and Anton, Town of Hull; and three sisters, Mrs. Anton (Josephine) Gagas and Miss Helen Bruski, 318 N. Reserve St. and Mrs. John (Frances) Omernick, Galloway.

Stanley Budnick

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, December 26, 1997. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Stanley Budnick, 71, 6028 Highway C, Rosholt, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Dec. 23, 1997, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Ladislaus Catholic Church, town of Bevent. The Rev. Rex Zimmerman will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call today from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of services at the church.  There will be a rosary service at 7 p.m. and a parish prayer vigil at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the church. Schmidt-Schulta funeral Home, Wittenberg, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Mr. Budnik was born Oct. 21, 1926, in the town of Reid, Marathon County, the son of the late Sam and Kate (Kasper) Budnick. On Nov. 26, 1949, he was married to Dolores Dallman at St Ladislaus Catholic Church. She survives. The couple farmed in the town of Bevent for more than 40 years until Mr. Budnick's retirement in 1989. He also was employed by the Ed Mijal Concrete Co., Wausau, for more than 20 years. He was a member of St Ladislaus Catholic Church and enjoyed cutting firewood, playing cards, listening to polka music and spending time with his 10 grandchildren.

Survivors besides his wife include three daughters, Shirley (Duane) Ciszewski and Karen (Mike) Modjewski, both of Hatley; and Nancy (Randy) Kluck, Rosholt; one son, Kenneth (Sue) Budnick, Custer; five brothers Joe (Theresa) Budnick, Edward Budnick, Richard (Betty) Budnick, and Donald (Elizabeth) Budnick, all of Hatley, and Sam (Mary Ann) Budnick, Jr., Schofield; three sisters, Irene Dallman, Schofield, Ann Bruski, Ringle, and Joann Budnick, Hatley.

Hannah Tobin Burns

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, July 29, 1954. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Nicholas Burns

A lifelong resident of Portage county and member of a well-known pioneer family here, Mrs. Nicholas Burns, 85, died at her home at 702 Clark street Wednesday evening at 7 o'clock.

Mrs. Burns, who resided at the home with her daughters, Misses Mae and Helen Burns, had remained active until she became ill two weeks ago. The former Hannah Tobin, she was the last surviving member of a family of 11 children.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday morning at 9:30 o'clock at St. Stephen's Catholic church, with burial to be made in St. Martin's cemetery, town of Almond.

Friends may call at the Boston funeral home from noon on Friday until the time of services. A general rosary is scheduled there at 8 o'clock Friday evening and Court Jerem No. 1031, Catholic Daughters of America, will say prayers at 7:30 that evening. Miss Mae Burns is a member of the court.

She was born May 5, 1869, in the town of Lanark, a daughter of the late James and Mary Tobin. She spent her girlhood on the family homestead and received her education at the old Red and White school at Amherst.

During her young womanhood, she taught for some 10 years in Portage county schools and on Nov. 22, 1898, was married to Nicholas Burns of the town of Almond.

The couple resided afterward on a farm in the town of Almond. Mr. Burns died June 29, 1945, and his widow continued living there until about two years ago, when she moved to the Clark street address. Mrs. Burns was a member of St. Martin's church and its Altar society.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. G. F. Grimm, 1112 Wisconsin street, Mae and Helen; two sons, James, town of Almond, and William, who resides on the family farm in that township, and six grandchildren.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, August 2, 1954:

Rites For Mrs. Burns

Rev. John R. McGinley officiated Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral mass at St. Stephen's Catholic church for Mrs. Nicholas Burns, who died at her home at 702 Clark street Wednesday. During the mass, Miss Lucy Doyle sang "Heaven Is My Home" and "What Could My Jesus Do More?"

Burial took place in the parish cemetery of St. Martin's church in the town of Almond, with Rev. S. R. Lengowski, pastor of St. John's church in the town of Belmont, assisting at the graveside rites.

Pallbearers were Edward Rath, Harold Ammel, James Kollock, Charles Dernbach, John McGinley and George Schilling.

Persons from away who came for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Williamsen, Frank Kegel and Mrs. Katherine Dougherty, Milwaukee; Dr. and Mrs. Richard Dietz, Waterford; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Leary, Cambria; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Leary, Merrill; Mrs. J. E. Phillips, Miss Genevieve Phillips and Mrs. Beatrice Dorr, Reedsburg; Mrs. Cyril O'Brien and James E. Phillips, Baraboo; Mrs. Horace DuBois, Neenah; Elmer Youngquist, Gordon, and Mrs. Belle Damon and Mrs. Hugh Damon, Wisconsin Rapids.

Rose Susie Eickendorf Bushey

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, May 13, 1968. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Rose Susie Bushey

Funeral services for Mrs. Rose Susie Bushey, 70, will be held Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Bronislava's Catholic Church, Plover. Burial will follow in the Plainfield Cemetery, beside her husband.

Mrs. Bushey, Plover, died unexpectedly Saturday morning at 5:45 o'clock at St. Michael's hospital. She entered the hospital Friday evening. The body is at the Dzikoski Funeral Home where friends may call now.

The Rosary Society of St. Bronislava's Church, of which she was a member, will say the rosary this evening at 7:30 o'clock. A general rosary will follow at 8 o'clock.

The former Rose Susie Eickendorf was born Feb 18, 1898, in the town of Sharon, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Eickendorf. She was married 51 years ago to James R. Bushey. After their marriage the couple lived in the Plover area for 15 years and then moved to Tripoli where they operated a resort. After the death of her husband in 1941, Mrs. Bushey returned to Plover where she and her daughter Miss Rae Bushey had been living together.

Surviving besides the daughter are 2 sons, Robert and James Bushey, Tripoli, five grandchildren, a brother, Walter Eickendorf, and three sisters, Mrs. Bernard (Frances) Krueger, Plover, Mrs. Peter (Selma) Adamczyk, Rt. 1, Stevens Point, and Mrs. Walter (Bernice) Ward, Arnott. A sister, three brothers, her husband and parents preceded her in death.


Adam Bushman

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, October 30, 1973. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Adam Bushman, 83, Route 2, Rosholt, Town of Sharon, died late Monday morning at St. Michael's Hospital. He became ill at home Sunday and was taken to the hospital by ambulance early Monday morning.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Polonia.  The Rev. Joseph J. Shulist will officiate, and burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday at the Dzikoski Funeral Home, where a general rosary will be said at 8 p.m.

Mr. Bushman was born March 15, 1890, in Sharon, a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Bushman. He married Mary Stanke on Nov. 19, 1913, at Sacred Heart Church. He and his wife farmed on the Bushman family farm until retiring last June.

Survivors include his wife; eight daughters, Mrs. George (Violet) Schmidt, Niles, Ill., Mrs. Elmer (Eleanore) Tepler, McHenry, Ill., Mrs. Ernest (Angie) Stroik, Town of Hull, Mrs. Bernard (Lorraine) Wroblewski, Menomonee Falls, Mrs. Edward (Mary Ann) Geary and Mrs. Howard (Margaret) Pruett, both of Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Ralph (Jeannie) Lorbiecki, Amherst Junction, and Mrs. Edward (Patricia) Goretski, Milwaukee; two sons, Clarence Bushman, Rosholt, and Rhody, Appleton; one brother, Joseph Bushman, Galloway; 48 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren.

Mr. Bushman was preceded in death by his parents, one infant daughter and four sisters.


Clarence P. Bushman

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, August 9, 1979. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Clarence P. Bushman, 59, 286 Shady Lane, Rosholt, died Wednesday afternoon at St. Michael's Hospital after being stricken earlier in the day.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Polonia. The Rev. Herbert Zoromski will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday at the Shuda Funeral Chapel. The general rosary will be said at 8 p.m.

Mr. Bushman was born April 29, 1920, in the town of Sharon, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Adam Bushman. He attended local schools. He married Lorraine Bruske on June 11, 1945, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Torun. He worked as a carpenter in construction and farmed in the towns of New Hope and Sharon until 1967 when he moved to the town of Bevent and farmed until 1978. He presently was involved in land development in the town of Bevent.

Survivors include his wife; five daughters, Mrs. Hubert (Karen) Klesmith, Route 1, Custer, Mrs. Patrick (Darlene) Giese, Route 1, Almond, Sandy and Jane at home, and Nancy, 3200 Water St.; four sons, Patrick, at home, Thomas, Rosholt, Robert, 624 Evelyn Court, town of Hull, and Mark, at home: seven sisters, Mrs. Elmer (Eleanor) Tepler, Mchenry, Ill., Mrs. Ernest (Angeline) Stroik, 5139 Highway 66, Mrs. Bernard (Lorraine) Wroblewski, Menomonee Falls, Mrs. Howard (Margaret) Pruett, Chicago, Mrs. Edward (Mary Ann) Geary, Oklahoma City, Mrs. Ralph (Jean) Lorbecki, Amherst Junction, and Mrs. Edward (Patricia) Goretski, Route 2, Rosholt; one brother, Rhody, Appleton; and 11 grandchildren.

Two sisters preceded him in death.


John Bushman

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, August 15, 1938. Contributed by Betty Martz.

John Bushman, 86, a resident of Portage County for 61 years, died Sunday morning, at 4:10 o'clock at his homestead farm in the town of Sharon. He had been in ill health for a year and a half and was confined to bed the past 10 days.

A native of Poland, Mr. Bushman was born on July 25, 1852, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bushman. He resided with his sister, Mrs. Madeline Stoltz, at Polonia until his marriage to Anna Yach which took place at Sacred Heart church at Polonia in 1878. After their marriage the couple purchased the present homestead farm, now operated by his son, Adam.

Surviving are his wife, six children, Mrs. Florian Osowski of Sharon, Mrs. John Yenter of the town of Alban, Mrs. Walter Schulist, Custer, Route 1, Joseph Bushman of Galloway, Mrs. Peter Karpinski, Rosholt, Route 1, and Adam Bushman, of Sharon; 47 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Four children preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock and burial will take place in the parish cemetery. the body is at the Crosby funeral home and will be taken Tuesday to the family home, where the rosary will be said Tuesday night at 8 o'clock.

Reprinted from Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, August 18, 1938. Contributed by Betty Martz.

MANY ATTEND FUNERAL

Many relatives and friends attended funeral services Wednesday morning at Sacred Heart church at Polonia for the late John Bushman, who died Sunday morning at his farm home in the town of Sharon. Rev. Leo Jankowski officiated at a requiem high mass at 9 o'clock and burial followed in the parish cemetery. A cortège of more than 100 cars accompanied the body from the home to the church for the services.

The pallbearers all grandsons of Mr. Bushman, were Nick and Henry Osowski, John and Clarence Bushman and John and Edmond Schulist.

The flowers were carried by Margaret and Eleanor Bushman, Eleanor, Isabelle and Evelyn Karpinski and Ages and Evelyn Schulist.


Joseph L. Bushman

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, January 7, 1974. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Joseph L. Bushman, Galloway, one of Central Wisconsin's leading potato growers for many years, died in his sleep at 1 a.m. Sunday at his home. He was 76 years old and had been active but under medical care at his home in recent months.

Mr. Bushman was one of the first of the growers of potatoes on a large scale in this part of the state. He headed the Bushman and Sons Potato and Brokerage Co. at Galloway until he retired in 1956 and turned the operation over to his sons.

Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church at Galloway and burial is to be made in the parish cemetery.

The body is at the Dzikoski Funeral Home, where friends may call after 2 p.m. on Tuesday. The rosary will be prayed there at 7:30 Tuesday evening by members of St. Isadore's Council No. 5008, Knights of Columbus, of the Wittenberg area, and the Fourth Degree Assembly of the Knights of Columbus at Wausau. Mr. Bushman was a member of both groups of the KCs.

He also was a member of St. Joseph's Society of the Galloway Church, and members of the society will join with a general rosary to be prayed at 8 o'clock Tuesday evening.

Mr. Bushman was born in the Town of Sharon on February 22, 1897, a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Bushman. On Feb. 5, 1918, at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Catholic Church at Francher, he married Mary Bluma, who survives him. He is also survived by three sons, John, Harry and Ernest, all of Galloway; two daughters, Mrs. Nick (Ann) Knitter, Galloway, and Mrs. Edward (Bernice) Kleman, Route 2, Stevens Point; 29 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, one brother and four sisters.


Mary Bluma Bushman

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, January 31, 1994. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Mary Bluma Bushman

Mary Bushman, 91, Galloway, died Friday, Jan. 28, 1994, at St. Michael's Hospital.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Galloway. The Rev. Herbert Zoromski and the Rev. Chester Osowski will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today at the church. A combined rosary by the Ladies Rosary Society and the parish will be said at 8 p.m. at the church.

The Schmidt-Schulta Funeral Home, Wittenberg, is in charge of arrangements.

She was born on March 6, 1902, in Fancher, to the later Bernard and Anna (Klopotek) Bluma.

She was married to Joseph Bushman on Feb. 4, 1918, in Francher. He died on Jan. 6, 1974.

The couple farmed and operated a potato business in Galloway until their retirement in 1956.

She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church Rosary Society. She and her husband enjoyed flower gardening. She also loved baking.

Survivors include two daughters, Ann (Nick) Knitter, Galloway, and Bernice (Edward) Kleman, Stevens Point; three sons, John (Sadie), Harry (Alice), and Ernest (Mavis), all of Galloway; one brother, Frank Bluma, Waupaca; 28 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, one grandson, one sister and three brothers.

Dorothy J. Schultz Behr

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, July 30, 1996. Contributed by Robert Schultz.

Dorothy J. Behr

Dorothy J. Behr, 82, 632 Fourth Ave., died Monday evening, July 29, 1996, at River Pines Nursing and Rehabilation Center. She had been a resident there the past two weeks.

Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter Catholic Church, the Rev. Dennis Worzalla officiating. Burial will be in the Guardian Angel Cemetery.

Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services Wednesday at the Pisarski-Dzikoski Funeral Home.

Mrs. Behr was born Dec. 18, 1913, in Stevens Point, the daughter of the late Anton and Helen (Stoltz) Schultz.

She attended St. Peter Catholic Grade School and graduated form St. Joseph Academy.

On July 27, 1937, she was married to Vilas J. Behr at St. Peter Catholic Church. After the marriage, the couple settled in the Stevens Point area, and moved to the Fourth Avenue home 53 years ago. He died Nov. 9, 1968.

Mrs. Behr worked for many years as a clerk for Fischer's Dairy, Point Bakery and Herrschners, retiring from Herrschners in 1978.

She was a member of the St. Peter Rosary Society, and a volunteer at the Holly Shoppe. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting and making dolls.

Survivors include one son, Clifford (Mary Ann), Plover; two daughters, Gretchen (Joseph) Yach, Stevens Point, and Kathleen (Melvin) Elfring, Cary, Ill.; two brothers, Tom (Dorothy) Schultz, Stevens Point, and Barnaby (Marie) Schultz, Green Bay; two sisters, Loretta Kryshak, Stevens Point, and Irene Okray, Stevens Point; eight grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by one brother and one infant daughter.


Vilas Behr

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, November 9, 1968. Contributed by Robert Schultz.

Vilas J. Behr

Vilas J. Behr, 632 4th Ave., a former member of the Portage County Board of Supervisors, died at 5 o'clock this morning at St. Michael's Hospital. He was 54.

Mr. Behr represented Stevens Point's 4th Ward on the board from 1958 until last spring. He did not seek re-election because of ill health.

Born in Stevens Point Jan. 16, 1914, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Onie Higgins. His father preceded him in death and his mother, now Mrs. Esther Vilmain, lives in Hancock.

Mr. Behr attended local schools, graduating form Emerson High School.

He was employed for 25 years by the Whiting - Plover Paper Co. until retiring a year ago because of his health. His last position was storekeeper.

In ill health for a year an a half, he was hospitalized here for the last two weeks. Previously, he had been hospitalized both in Stevens Point and Marshfield.

Mr. Behr was married July 27, 1937, at St. Peter's Catholic Church to Dorothy Schultz.

Surviving, besides his wife and mother, are two daughters, Mrs. Ted (Kathleen) Anisko, Chicago and Mrs. Joseph (Gretchen) Yach, 3295 Martha's Lane; a son, Clifford, 305 West St.; three grandsons; and two sisters, Mrs. Ione Rogers, 2709 Ellis St., and Mrs. H.C. (Geraldine) Spi, Colton Point, Md.

An infant daughter and an infant brother preceded him in death.

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Article published in the Tuesday, November 12, 1968 issue of the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin.

Behr Funeral

The Rev. Stanley Andrzejewski officiated at funeral services Monday for Vilas J. Behr, 54, of 632 4th Ave., who died Saturday morning at St. Michael's Hospital.

The services for Mr. Behr, a former member of the Portage County Board of Supervisors, were held at 11 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church. Burial followed in Guardian Angel Cemetery.

The pallbearers were Adolph Borski, Paul Wolfe, Lawrence Wlyand, Bill Olson, Robert Mancheski and Lawrence Miller.

Relatives and friends attended from Oconomowoc, Chicago, Fond du Lac, Milwaukee, Hatley, Birnamwood, Wausau Junction City and Stevens Point and area.


Mabel Reton Badten

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, December 30, 1993. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mabel J. Badten

Mabel J. Badten, 97, 1932 Church St., died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1993, at home.

Private services were held with burial at Forest Cemetery. Boston Funeral Home handled arrangements.

She was born on Aug. 7, 1896, in Stevens Point, to the late John and Elizabeth Reton. She grew up and attended area schools. Mrs. Badten attended Central State Teachers College for two years.

She was married to William Badten on June 1, 1920, in Stevens Point. He died on April 25, 1949.

Mrs. Badten was a life member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Berens-Scribner Unit No. 6.

Survivors include two daughters, Rosemary (Ken) Van Lieshout, New London, and Ann Louise (Jack) Bittman, Overland Park, Kan.; one son, J. William (Florence) Badten, Wausau; 19 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter.

Nancy Jane Kieffer Badten

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, January 18, 1985. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Nancy Jane Badten

Nancy Jane Badten, 60, Sandwich, Ill., died Sunday at the University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago. She is a former Marshfield resident who has relatives in the Stevens Point area.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Turner Funeral Home in Somonauk, Ill. There will be no visitation.

She was born May 25, 1924, Marshfield, daughter of the late John and Florence (Markee) Kieffer. She was married to Harold Badten Nov. 27, 1948 in Minneapolis. He survives.

Survivors, besides her husband, include one sister, Verjean Freitage, Watertown.

William H. Badten

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, April 25, 1949. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

William H. Badten

William H. Badten, 53, a World war one veteran, died suddenly this morning at his home at 621 Church street, following a long illness. He became ill in 1933 and it was necessary for him to give up his work as a Stevens Point letter carrier in 1935. He had been a partial invalid most of the time since.

Mr. Badten was born on Sept. 13, 1895, in Stevens Point, a son of the late Henry and Albertina Rose Badten. He attended local grade and high schools after which he was employed as a call boy for the Soo Line railroad, before entering World war one service.

Mr. Badten was one of the original members of Troop I, a volunteer Wisconsin cavalry unit, which later became Battery E of the 120th field artillery, 32nd division. He entered service on April 4, 1917, and served overseas as a first sergeant for 18 months. He was discharged on May 17, 1919. Mr. Badten was a charter member of Berens-Scribner post No. 6, American Legion, and of the Troop I association. He was a former member for many years of the Masonic lodge.

Following his war service, Mr. Badten returned to Stevens Point. He was employed as a letter carrier for 15 years before his illness. His married to Miss Mabel Reton took place in New London on June 1, 1920.

Surviving are his wife, four children, J. William, Vergene, Rosemary and Ann Louise Badten, all at home, a sister, Mrs. Ann McCallum, 211 Jefferson street, and a brother, Carl Badten of Wood. Mrs. Louise Mase of Stevens Point is an aunt. A brother, Ernest, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Boston funeral home and burial will follow in Forest cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 9 o'clock Tuesday morning.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Thursday, April 28, 1949:

Funeral of Mr. Badten

Funeral services for William H. Badten, 621 Church street, who died suddenly Monday morning, were held Wednesday afternoon. Rev. Bertram L. Davies officiated at the services at 2 o'clock at the Boston funeral home. During the services Wallace Bartosz, accompanied by Bertram Davies, Jr., sang "In the Garden" and "Lead Kindly Light."

The American Legion ritualistic service was conducted Tuesday evening at the funeral home by members of Berens-Scribner post No. 6, of which Mr. Badten, a World war one veteran, was a charter member. Commander Roman Cooper conducted the rites, assisted by Jack Davis, who acted as chaplain. The Legion memorial team made the flag presentation Wednesday afternoon at the grave in Forest cemetery.

Pallbearers were Frank Woznicki, Harold Scribner, Frank Love, George Sherbert, Fred Rosenow and Peter Janicki. Honorary pallbearers were Robert Broten, Steve Firkus, Fred Haas and Ferdinand Hirzy, Sr. The pallbearers and honorary pallbearers were all members of Troop I.

Here from away for the funeral were Carl Badten, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Burgoyne and Mr. and Mrs. George Schultz of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Conklin, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Malone and Mrs. Edward P. Gorman of Wausau; Mrs. Marvin Edminster and daughter, Jean, and Mrs. Ruth Manske of New London; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Bosser of Wisconsin Rapids.


Chloe Blodgett Alban

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, January 17, 1923. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Chloe S. Alban

Mrs. Chloe S. Alban, for nearly 25 years a teacher in the Stevens Point city schools, most of this time in charge of classes at the Second ward building, passed away at her home, 635 Church street, Tuesday evening at 7:30 o'clock. She had been more or less of an invalid for three years or more, her principal ailment being pernicious anemia.

Mrs. Alban was born in Stevens Point and resided here and at Plover during the whole period of her life. She was married at Plover to Milton L. Alban, who died seven years later, leaving the widow and two sons, William L. Alban, now an architect at St. Paul, and Robert B. Alban, of this city. The only other near relative is a sister, Miss Della Blodgett, also a member of the Alban household on Church street.

Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. R. A. Barnes at the Alban family residence Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock and interment will follow in Forest cemetery. Six former pupils of the deceased have been selected as casket bearers. Friends are requested to omit flowers.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Friday, January 19, 1923:

Mrs. Alban's Funeral

The funeral of the late Chloe S. Alban was held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at her residence at 635 Church street. Rev. R. A. Barnes of St. Paul's M. E. church conducted services, and burial followed in Forest cemetery. The pallbearers were: Alex Krembs, A. D. Hutter, W. R. Murat, H. J. Week, Ed. Rothman and Earl Fields.

Mr. and Mrs. Will Alban of St. Paul who came down to attend Mr. Alban's mother's funeral, left today to return home.

Daisy Liskum Murray Alban

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, July 13, 1917. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Floyd Alban

Mrs. Floyd Alban, 316 Matilda street, died at 7 o'clock Thursday evening at her home from the effects of a long illness with peritonitis. For the past eight weeks she had been suffering from the malady which caused her demise. She was 31 years old.

Miss Adele Liscomb was born July 30, 1882, at Stockbridge, Wis. A year and a half later the family moved to Lanark. Miss Liscomb was married in 1903 to William Fenn Murray. Mr. Murray passed away in 1905 and Mrs. Murray moved to Stevens Point. She was married to Floyd Alban, February 20, 1907. She was a devout member of the First Baptist church of Stevens Point.

Left to survive Mrs. Alban are the husband and five children, Marion Adele, Sybil Dorothy, Jean Nettie, Jeanette Celina and Ada Virginia.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 o'clock p.m. from the house, the Rev. James Blake officiating. Interment will be in Forest cemetery.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Monday, July 16, 1917:

Mrs. Alban's Funeral

The funeral services of Mrs. Floyd Alban, who died Thursday evening, were held at the home at 316 Mathilda street Sunday afternoon at two o'clock. The Rev. James Blake officiated, and interment followed in the Forest cemetery. The pallbearers were Frank Thompson, Edward Francis, George Lutz, Robert Sparks, Martin Spellman and Thomas Cone.

Mrs. Andrew Stevens and daughter Mildred of Stockbridge, and George Murray and family of Waupaca were persons from out of town who attended the funeral.


Earl G. Alban

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, January 9, 1933. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Former Resident Dies

Earl G. Alban of Hastings, Minnesota, a former resident of Stevens Point and brother of Floyd L. Alban, who lived in Stevens Point before moving to Chippewa Falls a few months ago, died recently at his home at Hastings. Funeral services were held at Hastings and the body was then taken to Portage, Wis., for interment in the family lot.

Mr. Alban, who was a veteran railway mail clerk, was born on March 18, 1875, at Nasonville, Wood county. The family moved to Plover in 1879, residing there until 1888, when they moved to Stevens Point. Mr. Alban attended public schools here, including the High school. His father, S. C. Alban, was a Portage county pioneer and almost a life-long resident of this county.

Mr. Alban was appointed to the railway mail service in 1899 on a route on the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul railway between Chicago and Minneapolis. This position he held up to the time of his death. He had been a resident of Hastings for the past 16 years,

Surviving Mr. Alban are his widow, a son, M. S. Alban, and a daughter, Winnifred; two brothers, Charles of Wilmar, Minn., and Floyd of Chippewa Falls, and two sisters, Mrs. William Martin and Sybil Alban of Endeavor.

Eliza Steward Alban

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, March 19, 1914. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Eliza C. Alban.

Death follows Two Weeks' Illness With the Grip.

Mrs. Eliza C. Alban, widow of the later Samuel C. Alban, a Civil war veteran, passed away at the home of her son, Floyd L., corner of Warner and Mathilda streets, at 6:30 o'clock Wednesday evening. Mrs. Alban had been ill for about two weeks with grip, the the immediate cause of her death was heart failure, to which she had been subject for several years.

Mrs. Alban's maiden name was Eliza Steward and she was born in Elmyra, New York, sixty-six years ago last July 13. When she was about fifteen years of age she accompanied her parents to a farm in the town of Buena Vista, this county, where she resided until September 22, 1872, when her marriage to Mr. Alban took place at Amherst. for the last twenty-five years she resided in this city, and she formed many pleasant and lasting acquaintances with local people, who will ever honor her memory.

Mr. Alban passed away at the Veterans' Home, Waupaca, June 15, 1908. There are five surviving children, Mrs. Rachel M. Gage, Necedah; Earl C. Alban, Portage; Charles H. Alban, who recently went from Minnesota to the state of Washington, and Floyd L. and Miss Sybil Alban, city. Mrs. Alban also leaves one brother, S. B. Steward of Buena Vista.

The funeral will be held from Mrs. Alban's own home, 302 Blaine street at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon, Rev. James Blake officiating.

Floyd Loring Alban

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, June 20, 1933. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Floyd L. Alban

Floyd L. Alban, a railway mail clerk and lifelong resident of Stevens Point prior to last fall, died suddenly early this morning at his home at Chippewa Falls, according to messages received here. He had not been ill and his death is believed to have been caused by a heart attack.

Funeral arrangements have not been learned and it was not known at noon whether burial would be in Stevens Point.

Mr. Alban was born in Stevens Point and lived here continuously until September 1, 1932, when the family moved to Chippewa Falls.

He is survived by his widow, five daughters, Mrs. Charles Jensen of Waupaca, Jean, Janet, Virginia and Ruth, all at home; two sisters, Mrs. Rachel Martin and Sybil Alban of Endeavor, and one brother, Charles Alban of Minnesota. Another brother, Earl Alban, died several months ago. Mr. Alban was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Alban, pioneer residents of Portage county.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Wednesday, June 21, 1933:

Floyd L. Alban

A heart attack caused by heat was the cause of the death of Floyd L. Alban, former resident of Stevens Point, who died at a Chippewa Falls hospital early Tuesday morning. Mr. Alban had worked Saturday, on his run as a railway mail clerk, and had gone swimming Saturday evening and it was not until Sunday that he became ill. He was taken to the hospital Monday afternoon and his death occurred there.

The body will be brought here from Chippewa Falls by hearse Friday morning and will lay in state at the Baptist church until 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon when the funeral will be held. Rev. Robert Gordon will officiate and the Baptist church choir will sing. Burial will be in Forest cemetery.

Mr. Alban was born in Buena Vista, Oct. 6, 1878, and shortly afterwards moved to Stevens Point with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Alban. He made his home here constantly until last fall when he moved to Chippewa Falls, except for two years when he resided at Neenah. He became a railway mail clerk 22 years ago and held that position since that time, working most of the time between Owen and Chicago.

He was married in Stevens Point on February 27, 1908, to Daisy Liskum Murray, who passed away in April, 1917. His marriage to Bessie Eisenbeis took place at Owen on May 5, 1929.

Mr. Alban was an active member of the First Baptist church here for many years and sang in the church choir.

Survivors are his widow, five daughters, Mrs. Charles Jensen of Waupaca, Jean, Janet, Virginia and Ruth, all at home, two sisters, Mrs. Rachel Martin and Sybil Alban of Endeavor, and one brother, Charles Alban of Wilmar, Minnesota.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday, June 24, 1933:

Funeral of Mr. Alban

The Baptist church was filled Friday afternoon when funeral services for Floyd L. Alban, former resident of Stevens Point for many years, who died Tuesday morning at Chippewa Falls, were held at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. Robert Gordon officiated and the Baptist church choir sang. Burial was in Forest cemetery.

Pallbearers were B. V. Martin, A. J. Muller, Carol O. Arnold, William Gee, Karl Strope and Robert S. Sparks.

Out of town relatives and friends at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Hull, Mrs. Prudence Turney and daughter, Jean and Gerald Richardson of Owen; Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Richardson of Whitehall, Miss Ruth Peterson and Clarence Wall of Chippewa Falls, Miss Sybil Alban and Harold Gage of Endeavor; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Gage of Westfield; Mrs. Andrew Stevens, Mrs. Marie Olsen and Miss Cora Pillings of Stockbridge; Mr. and Mrs.. Earl Lea of Amherst; Mr. and Mrs. James Steward of Wisconsin Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Jenecek and children of Almond and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jensen and Miss Amanda Jensen of Waupaca.

Mrs. Alban and children will remain in Stevens Point until Monday.


Laura V. Alban

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Saturday, January 24, 1880. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

DIED ALBAN--At Plover, Wis., January 19th, 1880, Miss Laura V. Alban, aged 33 years.

Laura was the daughter of Wm. R. and Rachel Alban; was a native of Ohio, and came to Wisconsin with her parents in 1861. During the past eighteen years she was almost constantly engaged in teaching; the last six years of that period being occupied with a responsible position in the High School at Green Bay. As an educator she was highly successful, winning high honors, and enjoying the profound respect and esteem of all who knew her. Thus suddenly has closed an active and useful life, in the height of assured success, achieved by own unaided efforts. But there are many considerations to brighten the sad farewell. She will be remembered as the unswerving friend, the dutiful daughter and the noble christian woman, whose life, though brief, was filled by good deeds, and devoted to the accomplishment of a grand mission. Such a life must have more than its counterpart hereafter, and when the Great Rewarder shall "make up His jewels," her crown will be of the brightest.


Samuel C. Alban

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Friday, June 20, 1908. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

SAMUEL C. ALBAN

Well Known Veteran Passed Away Friday at the Waupaca Home.

Miss Sybil Alban and Mrs. Floyd Alban were very much surprised Monday afternoon on going from here to the Veteran's Home hospital at Waupaca to see the former's father, Samuel C. Alban, to be told by an attendant that Mr. Alban was dead. They had not been aware that his condition was particularly serious but had planned to stop over and spend a few hours with him while on their way to Neenah. His death occurred about noon Friday and followed a period of unconsciousness, which set in Saturday. Mr. Alban had been suffering since last September with acute chronic dysentery and since March had been a patient at the Home hospital. He came home for short visits in April and May and while it was feared that he would never recover, it was not thought that the end would come so soon.

Mr. Alban was a son of William R. Alban, one of the early residents of Portage county, who in early days was a well known school teacher, county superintendent of schools, and county judge. Samuel was born in Stark county, Ohio, on June 3, 1838, but in April 1861, arrived at Plover with his parents and has been a resident of Portage county ever since. At the age of 17 he began teaching school and continued in the profession until 1882. Since that time he has been employed at various occupations at Plover and in the city, the past few years being spent in retirement. The family has lived in this city for upwards of 15 years, the family home at present being at 302 Blaine street.

Mr. Alban enlisted in Co. G. of the Sixth Wisconsin infantry at Madison but later was transferred to Co. G. of the Fifth Wisconsin and later to Co. F. of the Eighteenth. He took part in the battles of Pittsburg Landing, Jackson, Champion Hill, Big Black River, Vicksburg, Mission Ridge and Altoona Pass and was on the Atlanta campaign with Sherman until Aug. 4, 1861, when his tern of enlistment expired. He was wounded at Pittsburg Landing and also at Vicksburg and was captured and held in various rebel prisons for upwards of six months. He also had two brothers in the army, Lieut. William H. Alban, who was wounded at Vicksburg and died soon afterward from the effects, and Milton L. Alban, who served in a cavalry regiment.

On Sept. 22, 1872, at Amherst he married Mrs. Lina E. Steward of Buena Vista, who with five children, survive him. The children are Mrs. J. M. Gage of Babcock, Earl C. Alban of Portage, Charles H. of Kandiyohi, Minn., Floyd L. of Neenah and Miss Sybil who lived at home.

Mr. Alban had an education which added to natural ability made him a very intelligent conversationalist. He was fond of good books and was a great reader. His influence was ever cast on the side of right as he saw it, and he was fearless in the denunciation of wrong. He was in all respects a good citizen and had many virtues which deserved emulation.

The remains were brought here at 5:15 Tuesday evening, and the funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence, Rev. C. F. Spray officiating.


Sybil Dorothy Alban

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, January 28, 1920. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Sybil Alban

Sybil Alban, 12-year-old daughter of Floyd Alban, 316 Mathilda street, died at St. Michael's hospital at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Her death was caused by the rupture of an artery. She was taken to the hospital a week ago last Friday and on the following day underwent an operation for appendicitis. From then until Monday of this week, her condition showed steady improvement, but she experienced a ruptured artery Monday evening, this being the direct cause of her death.

The little girl was born in Stevens Point and lived here all her life with the exception of a short time spent in Neenah when the family lived there. Prior to her illness she had been a public school student of the city and was enrolled in the sixth grade of the McKinley school in the sixth ward. She is survived by her father and four sisters, Marion, Jean, Janet and Ada, all at the family home.

Funeral services will be held from the Alban home Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. James Blake of the Baptist church officiating. The remains will be consigned to earth in Forest cemetery.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday, January 31, 1920:

BODY LAID TO REST

Funeral of Sybil Alban, 12 Year-Old Girl, Held Friday Afternoon

The funeral of Sybil Alban, 12-year-old daughter of Floyd Alban, was held from the family home on Mathilda street at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon, Rev. James Blake of the Baptist church officiating. Burial took place in Forest cemetery. Six boys, all school friends of the deceased at the McKinley school, where she had been a pupil prior to her illness, were the casket bearers.

Those from out of the city who attended the funeral were Matthew Alban of Hastings, Minn., a cousin of the deceased; Mrs. William Martin of Endeavor, her aunt; Genevieve Murray of Waupaca, her cousin, and Lyle Van Skiver of Amherst, also a cousin.


Mayme Doyle Balder

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, February 27, 1942. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. George Balder

Mrs. George Balder of Foley, Minnesota, the former Miss Mayme Doyle, a daughter of Mrs. Ellen Doyle, 503 Church street, died suddenly Thursday night at 9:30 o'clock at a St. Cloud, Minnesota hospital, following a short illness. Mrs. Doyle received word of her daughter's death Thursday night.

Miss Lucy Doyle of Stevens Point and Mrs. Ed Leary of Custer, sisters of Mrs. Balder, left immediately for Foley. Funeral arrangements have not been learned here.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday, February 28, 1942:

Balder Funeral Monday

Funeral services for Mrs. George Balder of Foley, Minnesota, daughter of Mrs. Ellen Doyle, 503 Church street, who died suddenly Thursday night, will be held Monday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Lawrence's Catholic church at Duelm, Minnesota.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Monday, March 9, 1942:

Returns From Sister's Funeral

Miss Lucy Doyle, 503 Church street, returned Sunday from Foley, Minnesota, where she was called on February 26, following the sudden death of her sister, Mrs. George Balder. Miss Doyle was accompanied to Foley by another sister, Mrs. Ed Leary of Custer, who returned home earlier. Other members of the immediate family who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Michael Doyle and sons, Leroy and Michael, Mrs. Emil Pawelski and Miss Nellie Doyle of Stevens Point, Ed Leary and daughter, Mary, of Custer, and Mrs. Hugh Leary and daughter, Lucille, of Amherst.

Mrs. Balder, the former Miss Mayme Doyle, was born in the town of Stockton on July 7, 1893, the second oldest daughter of Mrs. Ellen Doyle, 503 Church street, and the late Richard Doyle. Before her marriage she taught school for 12 years in the schools of Portage county. She was married to Mr. Balder of Foley on June 21, 1921, at Custer. The couple had made their home at Foley since.

They were the parents of five children, all of whom survive. They are Kathleen, Clifford, Richard, Teresa and Janette, all at home. Surviving also, besides her husband and mother, are seven sisters, Mr. Ed Leary of Custer, Mrs. Hugh Leary of Amherst, Mrs. Clement Steffanus of Ellis, and Mrs. Emil Pawelski and Misses Cicely, Nellie and Lucy Doyle of Stevens Point, and a brother, Michael Doyle, also of Stevens Point. A sister and two brothers preceded her in death.

Mrs. Balder died unexpectedly at her home at Foley, following a brief illness.

St. Lawrence's Catholic church at Duelm, Minnesota, was filled for the funeral services which were held last Monday. Rev. Frank First officiated at a requiem high mass and a requiem mass was sung by the senior choir, accompanied by Sophia Vegel.

The pallbearers were Emmett, Bert, Ray and Myron Corrigan, Ed Dziwk and William Lubbesmeyer, all of Foley.

Jane Stoddard Barden

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, December 10, 1932. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. James Barden

Mrs. James Barden of Medford, a former resident of Stevens Point and daughter of Mrs. S. Hanneman of this city, died Friday morning at her home following a week's illness with pneumonia.

Mrs. Barden was a sister of Mrs. Ed Taylor, Mrs. Robert Ferdon and Forrest Stoddard of Stevens Point. Relative of Mr. Barden in Stevens Point and vicinity are Mrs. Myron Barden, Mrs. Jack Roe and Miss Lucille Barden, city, and Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Barden of Plover.

Mrs. Barden, whose maiden name was Jane Stoddard, was born on August 14, 1891, in the town of Linwood. Her father, Merritt Stoddard, died in 1907. Her marriage to Mr. Barden took place 19 years ago in Stevens Point.

Surviving Mrs. Barden are her husband, one son, Myron, aged 18, and a daughter, Esther, six. Her surviving sisters, besides those in Stevens Point, are Mrs. C. A. Warner of Billings, Mont., and Mrs. J. N. Drake of Waukesha.


Seth Barden

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Saturday, October 6, 1906. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

DIED IN BUENA VISTA.

Seth Barden Passes Away After a Long Illness.

Seth Barden, who has resided on a farm in Buena Vista for the past 30 years, passed away at the old home on Sept. 27, after suffering an illness extending over a period of six years, during the last two of which he was totally blind. Mr. Barden was born on Feb. 23, 1831, in New York state, but removed with his parents when a young man to Ohio, where he married Miss Sarah J. Luce. Soon afterward they removed to Walworth county, this state, and later to Mill Creek in Linwood, where his first wife was laid to rest many years ago.

She was the mother of five children of whom three survive. They are A. H. Barden of Buena Vista, W. N. Barden of Plainfield and Mrs. Ella Lutz of Montgomery, Ala.

For his second wife he married Mrs. Abbie Darling, who passed away three years ago. To them were born two daughters, Mrs. Frank Higgins of Lanark and Mrs. Melvin Watters of Buena Vista. He is also survived by one brother and four sisters, McKendrick Barden of Aron, Wis., Mrs. Clarissa Lacount of Ohio, Mrs. Sarah Blood and Mrs. Irene Stoddard of Linwood and Mrs. Diadama Colby of Nekoosa. The last two sisters were present at the funeral besides many other relatives.

Services were conducted by the Rev. C. Perry at the Kimball school house with interment in the cemetery at Kimball's corners. The pall bearers Frank and Charles Peske, Mike Goldsmith, David Padden, Andrew J. Berry and Frank Barden. The floral offerings were numerous and very beautiful.

Although his many relatives and friends miss his kindly voice they can but feel that his sufferings are ended. It was his great desire to be at rest.


John Brady

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Weekly Journal, Saturday, September 11, 1875. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

John Brady of Buena Vista, who had been suffering with a cancer since last spring, died on Monday of this week. Mr. Brady was amongst the earliest settlers of that town and was universally respected. He was buried on Wednesday, Rev. Father July of this city officiating. The choir of the Catholic church, as well as several of our citizens went down to attend the funeral.


John E. Brady

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, November 23, 1938. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Word has been received at the Brady home in Buena Vista of the death of John Brady of Shawmut, Montana, the oldest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brady of Buena Vista, and brother of Grace Brady of Kansas City, Missouri and Willard, Matthew and Ruth Brady of Buena Vista.

Mr. Brady underwent a serious operation several years ago for a stomach ailment from which he never completely recovered. However, he had been active up to the time of his death. A letter received by relatives in Buena Vista a few day ago mentioned a recent attack of illness, but did not emphasize its seriousness.

Mr. Brady was 49 years old. He was born at the home in Buena Vista, attended the Schilling school in the town of Almond and later Sacred Heart college at Watertown. In his early twenties he located in Montana and had engaged in business and farming in the locality of Shawmut since. During the later years of his life he owned and managed a general store in the village of Shawmut. Since locating in Montana he had visited the family home on various occasions.

A veteran of the World war, he served in the United States marine corps.

Surviving are his wife, the former Bertha Crawford of Shawmut, a son, Gerald, attending school at Helena, Montana, and the two sisters and two brothers. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Helen and Alice Brady.

Willard Brady left by train Monday night to attend funeral services which will be held at the Catholic church at Shawmut with burial in the Helena cemetery.


Mrs. John (Alice) Brady

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Weekly Journal, Saturday, July 13, 1895. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Death of Mrs. John Brady

Mrs. John Brady, who with her husband were among the pioneer residents of the town of Buena Vista, died at her home in that town last Sunday evening, of general debility incident to old age. She had been gradually declining for the past six years and was seventy-six years of age at the time of her death. She was born in Ireland and came to the United States forty-six years ago, residing in the east, where she was married, until 1862, when she came with her husband to Buena Vista. Three of their six children are living, William and Charles Brady of Buena Vista, and Mrs. Matt. Stapleton of Rhinelander.

The funeral services were held at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning at St. Martin's church, Almond. Father James O'Connel of Northport celebrated high mass, assisted by Revs. E. P. Lorrigan of Lanark and J. Westcamp of this city. The remains were interred in St. Martin's cemetery, the following friends of the deceased acting as pall bearers: John Dorsha, Geo. McMulkins, Jas. Turish, Henry Kollock, John Biby, N. Behrens, Jas. Russell, O. S. Smith.


Jennie Coniff Altenberg

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, July 28, 1915. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

MRS. M. H. ALTENBERG

The death of Mrs. M. H. Altenberg occurred at the family home at Dancy at 9:30 Tuesday evening. The end came suddenly and unexpectedly after only a few hour's illness.

Mrs. Altenberg, whose maiden name was Jennie Conniff, daughter of the late John Conniff, of the town of Stockton, was born March 2, 1870, and was therefore in the forty-sixth year of her age. She is survived by her husband, who is a son of Mr. and Mrs. George Altenberg of this city, and nine children, six daughters and three sons. They are D. J., Allen, Harold, Gladys, Marion, Edith, Madge, Margaret and Lucile, all of whom are at home.

The funeral will be held from St. Paul's Catholic church, Mosinee, next Friday.

Winifred Feeley Bousier

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, July 20, 1911. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

MRS. WINIFRED F. BOURSIER

Passed Away in Her Sixty-Fifth Year Wednesday Evening.

Mrs. Winifred F. Boursier passed away Wednesday evening at 10 o'clock at her home, 212 Phillips street. She had suffered for fourteen months with complications of heart and liver trouble, and death came as final relief.

Winifred Feeley was born in Shligo (sic) county, Ireland, October 17, 1842. When she was very young her parents moved to Canada, and then came to the town of Sharon, where on August 13, 1865, she was married to Theophilus Boursier. They lived in Buena Vista and Spencer, then again at Buena Vista. Mr. Boursier passed away in Buena Vista, six years ago. His widow and daughter, Loretta, have lived in this city for the past year.

Four children survive their mother. They are John, Joseph and David, all at Buena Vista, and Loretta, at home in this city. Her other daughter, Mrs. William O'Keefe, passed away in Buena Vista ten years ago.

The remains will be taken to Custer Saturday morning, and the funeral will be held from St. Mary's church at 10 o'clock the same day.

Irene Eiden Bannach

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, February 10, 1997. Contributed by Robert Schultz.

Irene Bannach

Irene Bannach, 84, formerly of Stevens Point, died Friday, Feb. 7, 1997, in Austin, Texas.

Services will be at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Bronislava Catholic Church, Plover, with the Rev. Pat Umberger officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Pisarski/Dzikowski Funeral Home and from 11:30 a.m. until the time of services at the church Wednesday. There will be a vigil at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Born Oct. 19, 1912, in Arnott, she was a daughter of the late Nicholas and Mary Eiden. On Feb. 11, 1935, she was married to Leonard Bannach at St. Bronislava. The couple settled in Stevens Point, later moving to Falls Church, Va., where they reside for 42 years. They eventually moved to Milwaukee, where they resided until he died Dec. 4, 1992. She then moved to Austin, Texas, to be near her two sons. She was a graduate of St. Joseph's Nursing School in Madison. Serving as a minister to the sick and Eucharistic minister, she was involved with St. James Catholic Church in Falls Church, Va. She established the "Golden Age Group" there for senior citizens, in honor of her mother. An accomplished artist, she also enjoyed gardening and playing bridge.

Survivors include two sons, Michael (Ginger) and Maurice (Judy), both of Austin, Texas; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.


Carolyn Eiden Bronk

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, June 7, 1986. Contributed by Robert Schultz.

Carolyn D Bronk

Carolyn D Bronk, 61, Milwaukee, a former area resident, died last Saturday as St. Luke's Hospital, Milwaukee, where she had been a patient for 19 days.

Funeral services were held in Milwaukee Tuesday.

Mrs. Bronk was born in the town of Stockton, daughter of the late Carl and Mary Eiden.

She was married to the late Eugene Bronk, a former Polonia resident, in October 1950. He preceded her in death on July 29, 1961.

Survivors include two brothers, Robert Eiden, 2229 Dixon St. and Lloyd (Bucky) Eiden, 3003 River Drive, Plover; and two sisters, Rita Wanserski, 3200 Water St. and Marguerite Kulka, Franklin.

Besides her husband and parents she was proceeded in death by three sisters and one brother.


Nellie Walton Bowe

Reprinted from the Oshkosh Daily Northwestern, Tuesday, January 27, 1931. Contributed by Carol Wood.

BOWE FUNERAL RITES WILL BE WEDNESDAY

Final rites for Mrs. Nellie H. Bowe, widow of Seth Bowe, former Oshkosh veterinary surgeon, will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Spikes & McDonald funeral home, Court and Otter streets, with burial at Riverside cemetery. Rev. Anton Temple Gesner, substitute pastor of Trinity Episcopal church, will officiate.

Mrs. Bowe died Sunday at the Grand Army Home for Veterans at Waupaca where she had lived since she left Oshkosh in 1927.

She was born more than 70 years ago at St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada, and went to Stevens Point, Wis., at the age of 4. When a young woman, she came to Oshkosh.

The only immediate survivor is a brother, Robert A. Walton, of St. Louis. A niece, Jane E. Walton, of Chicago, is in Oshkosh now.

Mrs. Bowe once held memberships in the Trinity church, St. Agnes' guild of the parish, the Women's Relief corps, and the Twentieth Century Club.


Harry Oscar Benson

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, October 18, 1943. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Funeral of Harry Benson

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the Junger funeral home at Amherst for Harry Oscar Benson, Sr., 55, who for many years was a resident of Amherst. Mr. Benson was killed in an automobile accident on Oct. 19.

Mr. Benson was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Benson. He was born at Tomahawk on August 6, 1888. When he was about two years of age the family moved to Amherst. The son grew to manhood in that vicinity and on September 11, 1910, married Miss Laura Damrau of Amherst. She died 22 years ago. Mr. Benson worked for the Soo Line railroad for a time and then the family moved to Stevens Point. For the past several years he was employed in several localities in this part of the state.

Surviving are seven children. They are LeRoy of Honolulu, Margaret of Winnetka, Ill., Harry, Jr., of Tacoma, Wash., Elmer with the navy at Pensacola, Fla., Donald with the army in North Carolina, Mildred and Mrs. Allen Mathe of Almond; two grandchildren, James Mathe and Barbara Benson, and two brothers, Carl of Saratoga, Wyo., and Tom of Superior. LeRoy was the only one of the children not present at the funeral. Relatives attended from Superior, Medford, Almond, Stevens Point and Plainfield.

During the funeral services two songs were sung by Rev. and Mrs. Oliver Thompson. They were "Rock of Ages" and "Going Home." Burial took place in the Greenwood cemetery. Rev. Mr. Thompson officiated.

June Hanson Benson

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, May 26, 1972. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. L. Benson

Mrs. LeRoy Benson, 56, Madison, died Saturday at University Hospital, Madison, after a brief illness. Funeral services were held Tuesday in Madison.

Mrs. Benson was born in Elk Mound, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Hanson. She attended grade school and high school in Amherst. She also attended Lawrence University in Appleton.

She and LeRoy Benson were married about 1940 in Honolulu. They lived in Hawaii for a few years while Mr. Benson worked there. They have lived in Madison since 1947. Mrs. Benson was employed in the accounting division of the state highway department.

Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Barbara, at home, and Mrs. Fred (Cathy) Peter, Milwaukee; two sons, Bruce, Vallejo, Calif., and Thomas, at home; her mother, Mrs. Grace Hanson, Madison; two sisters, Mrs. Genevieve Coleman, Wahiawa, Hawaii, and Mrs. Bjorn (Eve Rae) Christenson, DePere; one brother, Robert, Wilmington, Del., and three grandchildren.

Mrs. Benson was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Madison, and its Women's Guild, choir and the Lutheran Women's Missionary League.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Laura Damrau Benson

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, February 26, 1923. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

First Death from Influenza

The first local death directly traceable to flu-pneumonia, which is prevalent in many other parts of Wisconsin, is that of Mrs. Harry Benson 725 Water street, who expired at St. Michael's hospital a few minutes before 1 o'clock this morning.

Mrs. Benson was taken sick at her home last Monday with a very severe attack of influenza, pneumonia developing a day or two later. On Saturday a baby was born to her and the next afternoon it was determined to take the patient to the hospital because of the better equipment provided there and also for the reason that Mr. Benson is laid up with the flu.

A change for the worse set in that evening and she passed away shortly after midnight.

Mrs. Benson's maiden name was Laura Damrau and she was born in the town of Amherst 35 years ago. She lived there almost continuously until moving to Stevens Point two years ago in April.

A peculiarly sad feature of her untimely death is that she leaves seven children, the oldest a girl of eleven years.

Other near relatives are her mother, Mrs. Margaret Damrau of Amherst, three brothers and three sisters, Henry and John of Amherst, Gus of Whittlesey, Mrs. Wm. Boelter of Oshkosh, Mrs. Jas. Johnson of Amherst and Mrs. G. E. Boelter of Jamestown, N. Dak.

The remains of Mrs. Benson will be taken to Amherst on the 2:11 Soo train Tuesday afternoon and burial services held at her mother's home on Wednesday.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Wednesday, February 28, 1923:

Funeral Thursday Afternoon

The remains of Mrs. Henry Benson, 725 Water street, who died Sunday night, were taken to Amherst Tuesday afternoon and will remain at the home of her mother, Mrs. Margaret Damrau, until 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, when burial services will be held at St. Paul's Lutheran church in that village, Rev. M. A. Treff officiating. Interment follows in Greenwood cemetery. Relatives who came to the city this week were Mrs. Damrau, Henry Damrau and Mrs. James Johnson, all of Amherst.

Mr. Benson, who has been sick for the past couple of weeks, was taken to st. Michael's hospital Tuesday evening. His seven children are being temporarily cared for by Amherst relatives.

Mildred R. Benson

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, April 4, 1946. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Amherst Woman Drowning Victim In Mississippi

First Lt. Mildred R. Benson, 25, of Amherst, a nurse in the army air forces, was one of two Wisconsin residents whose bodies were recovered Wednesday from the Tchoutacabouffa river, five miles north of Biloxi, Miss. The other victim was Capt. Brylton D. Lohmiller, 31, Madison, army air forces officer.

A coroner's jury decided the couple died from accident drowning. The couple were swimming Wednesday morning in the river where the accident occurred.

Lieutenant Benson, a graduate of St. Mary's hospital school of nursing, Milwaukee, had made her home in Milwaukee before entering service. Before going to Mississippi, she was stationed at air fields at Denver, Colo., and Amarillo, Tex.

Lieutenant Benson, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harry Benson, Amherst, was born in Amherst in 1921 and after her parents' death made her home with her grandmother, the late Mrs. Maggie Damrau of Amherst. Following her graduation from the Amherst High school, the lieutenant entered nurses' training at Milwaukee. Completing her course there she became an army nurse.

Surviving are two sisters, Miss Margaret Benson of Fort Sheridan, Ill., and Mrs. A. J. Mathe of the town of Almond, and four brothers, LeRoy Benson at Pearl Harbor, Harry Benson, Jr., in the state of Washington and Elmer and Donald Benson of Amherst.

The body is being brought to Amherst. Funeral arrangements await word of its arrival.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Friday, April 5, 1946:

Benson Services Sunday

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at the Evangelical Lutheran church at Amherst for First Lt. Mildred R. Benson, 25, Amherst, nurse in the army air forces who drowned Wednesday in the Tchoutacabouffa river, near Biloxi, Miss. Rev. Otto H. Eifert will officiate at military riles and burial will follow in Greenwood cemetery.

The body will arrive Saturday morning.

Also drowned in the river was Capt. Brylton D. Lohmiller, 31, Madison, army air forces officer, who was swimming with Lieutenant Benson. A coroner's jury decided the couple died from accidental drowning.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Monday, April 8, 1946:

Benson Funeral Sunday

Military rites were conducted Sunday afternoon at Amherst for the late Lt. Mildred R. Benson, formerly of Amherst, an army air forces nurse who was drowned Wednesday while swimming near Biloxi, Miss. Rev. Otto H. Eifert officiated at religious services at the Amherst German Lutheran church. Fred Lohman, commander of Selma Voigt post No. 22, American Legion of Amherst, was in charge of military rites at the grave in Greenwood cemetery.

The colorbearers were Frank A. Grabin and Barney Stroik, of the Stevens Point American Legion post. Mr. Grabin made presentation of the flag. The others participating in the services were all World War 2 veterans and members of the Amherst post. The color guards were Robert Thompson and Arden Bobbe. Pallbearers were Leland Skogland, Gordon Berto, Charles Smith, Merlyn Loberg, Arnold Hathaway and Gardener Harvey.

Donald Bobbe, Kenneth Carey, Robert Shaw, John Weisbrodt, Victor Peters, Albert Rudeger and Llewellyn Anderson were members of a firing squad and Wilson Bilhorn sounded taps.


Clara Ebert Boushley

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, March 28, 1964. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Clara Boushley

Mrs. Clara Boushley, 91, Plainfield, died Friday at 5:30 p.m. at Riverview Hospital at Wisconsin Rapids. She had been a patient there since March 19, following a stroke. She is survived by 160 direct descendants.

Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the Goult-Patterson-Hardell Funeral Home at Plainfield. Monday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the services at 2 p.m., the body will be at St. John's Lutheran Church, Almond. The Rev. Ernest Schutz will officiate with burial to be made in Amherst.

The former Clara Ebert was born at Amherst June 12, 1872, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Adam Ebert.

In 1892, she married Adam (sic) Boushley. After their marriage, they settled on a farm in the Town of Buena Vista, living there until 1930. They later moved to Amherst Junction. Mrs. Boushley moved to Plainfield after her husband's death in 1940. She lived there with a daughter, Mrs. Roy (Ethel) Scanlan.

Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Percy (Dora) Newby, Plover, Mrs. James (Mabel) Ragan, Largo, Fla., Mrs. Mina Smith, Milwaukee, Mrs. Alice Moss, Sayner, Mrs. Robert (Loretta Wilson, and Mrs. Scanlan; 26 grandchildren, 83 great-grandchildren; and 45 great-great-grandchildren.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Thursday, April 2, 1964:

Mrs. Boushley's Funeral

The Rev. Ernest A. Schutz officiated Monday afternoon at St. John's Lutheran Church, Almond, at funeral services for Mrs. Clara Boushley, 91, Plainfield.

During the services, Mrs. Arnold Helmrick and Mrs. Lyle Pagel sang duets, accompanied by Mrs. Howard Newby.

Burial was made in Amherst.

Pallbearers were Carlyle Scanlan, Harold Moss, La Verne and Lando Newby, Donald Smith and Winston Wilson.

Relatives and friends attended the services from Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Madison, Westfield, Amherst, Iola, Tripoli, Florida, Plainfield and Almond.

Frank O. Boushley

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, March 8, 1940. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Frank O. Boushley

Frank O. Boushley, age 72, a lifelong Portage county resident, died Tuesday evening at his home at Amherst Junction, following a long illness.

Mr. Boushley was born in the town of Stockton on September 6, 1867. When he was three years old his parents moved to Buena Vista. His marriage to Clara S. Ebert took place in 1892 and the couple lived on a farm until 1930 when they moved to the present home at Amherst Junction.

Surviving are his wife, six daughters, Mrs. Percy Newby of Plover, Mrs. James Gracy of Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada, Mrs. Mina Smith of Stevens Point, Mrs. Earl Moss of Stevens Point, Mrs. R. Wilson of Minneapolis and Mrs. Roy Scanlan of Plainfield; a sister, Mrs. Louis Schroeder of Fond du Lac; four brothers, Charles Boushley of Fond du Lac, George and Gene Boushley of Neenah and John Boushley of Stevens Point, 25 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at st. Paul's Lutheran church at Amherst and burial will take place in Greenwood cemetery.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Friday, March 15, 1940:

Funeral of Frank O. Boushley

Funeral services for Frank O. Boushley, a life long resident of Portage county who died at his home in Amherst Junction March 5, after a lingering illness, were held Saturday afternoon with Rev. O. Eifert officiating. A prayer was offered at the family home at 1:30, followed at 2 by services at the Evangelical Lutheran church at Amherst. Burial took place in Greenwood cemetery. During the service two hymns were sung by the congregation.

The pallbearers, four grandsons of Mr. Boushley, were La Verne, Lando and Murnaine Newby, Harold Moss, Arthur Fletch and John Damrau.

In charge of flowers were Eileen Higgins, Connie Kostuch and Bonita Dineen.

Those from away who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Louis Shrader and Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Shrader of Fond du Lac; Mr. and Mrs. George Boushley, Mr. and Mrs. Archie Clark, Mrs. Gene Boushley, Mrs. Truman Wanty and Raymond Boushley and son of Neenah; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bochter, Jr. of Madison; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Boushley, Mr. and Mrs. Yonke and Leo Boushley of Wausau; Mrs. Louisia Boelter and son, Henry, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Boelter and Mr. and Mrs. Ellsworth Faye of Almond; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Scanlon, Shirley and Carlyle, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Garrett and Ed Holtz of Plainfield; Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Holtz of Vesper; Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Howe, Mr. and Mrs. Percy Newby, Mr. and Mrs. Murnaine Newby and Lando Newby of Plover; Mr. and Mrs. John Boushley, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Stroik and family, Mr. and Mrs. La Verne Newby, Lydell and Janet, and Alice and Earl Moss and son, Harold, all of Stevens Point. Also present were many friends and relatives and Amherst and vicinity.

John Boushley

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, April 25, 1944. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

John Boushley

John Boushley, age 80, 328 Monroe street, a lifelong resident of Portage county, died Monday evening at 6:30 o'clock at St. Michael's hospital. He had been in ill health for the past two years and was admitted to the hospital on March 31.

Mr. Boushley was born on March 1, 1864 (sic) in Buena Vista, a son of the late Leason and Mary Boushley. His marriage to Julia Clinton of Lanark took place on June 22, 1896, at St. Patrick's Catholic church at Lanark. The couple lived on a farm in Lanark until 1923 when they moved to a farm in the town of Bevent, Marathon county. They resided there until moving to Stevens Point in 1935. Mrs. Boushley died last August 11.

Surviving are two children, Mrs. June Stroik, 328 Monroe street, and Leo Boushley of Marathon county; three brothers, Charles Boushley of Fond du Lac and George and Gene of Neenah; a sister, Mrs. Louis Schroeder of Fond du Lac; 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Three brothers preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Joseph's Catholic church. The body is at the Crosby funeral home where the rosary will be said Wednesday evening at 8:45 o'clock.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Friday, April 28, 1944:

Funeral of Mr. Boushley

Funeral services for John Boushley, 328 Monroe street, who died Monday evening, were held Thursday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Joseph's Catholic church. Rev. Henry J. Ehr officiated and burial followed in the parish cemetery.

The pallbearers were Bernard and Joseph Clint and Raymond and Joseph Stroik.

Those from away who attended the funeral included Mr. and Mrs. Leo Boushley of Marathon county; Mrs. Louis Schroeder of Fond du Lac; Mr. and Mrs. George Boushley and Joseph Clinton of Neenah, and Bernard Clinton of Missoula, Mont.