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Ruth Dineen Kupkufske

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, February 5, 1950. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. William Kupkufske

Mrs. William Kupkufske, the former Ruth Dineen, age 27, died Monday at Milwaukee, following a short illness.

Mrs. Kupkufske was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dineen of Milwaukee. Surviving are her husband, her parents and two children, Joann, age nine, and William, age five.

Relatives who attended the funeral Thursday at Milwaukee, where burial also took Place, included Mrs. Catherine Dineen and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Dineen of Amherst Junction, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Dineen and daughter, Mabel, of Scandinavia and Mrs. Thomas Hopkins of Appleton.

Elizabeth Doyle Leary

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, June 4, 1969. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Elizabeth Leary

Mrs. Elizabeth Leary, 79, 1969 Plover St., died at the Grand Army Home Hospital in King Tuesday night. She had been in ill health the past three years and had been a patient at the hospital the last four months.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Stephen's Catholic Church with the Rev. Dennis Leary, a grandson of Mrs. Leary, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Custer.

Friends may call at the Crosby Funeral Home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Mrs. Leary was born June 4, 1880, in the Town of Stockton, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Doyle. She married Edward P. Leary Sept. 7, 1910, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Custer. The couple farmed in Stockton after their marriage. Mr. Leary died Nov. 28, 1946.

Mrs. Leary was a member of St. Stephen's Church, the St. Stephen's Altar Society and the Third Order of St. Francis.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Merton Spindler, 1969 Plover St., and Mrs. Maynard (Eileen) Skinner, Kansas City, Mo.; five sons, Robert, Oshkosh, William, Milwaukee, Maurice, Beverly Hills, Calif., Norman, Fond du Lac and Richard, Tacoma, Wash.; six sisters, Lucy, Nellie and Cicely, 1910 Plover, Mrs. Clements (Gertrude) Steffanus, 2041 McCulloch St., Mrs. Hugh (Margaret) Leary, West Allis and Mrs. Emil (Katherine) Pavloski, Racine.

Mrs. Leary was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sons, one daughter, three brothers and one sister.

The Third Order of St. Francis will hold services at 4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and a general rosary will be said at 8 p.m. Friday.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Monday, June 9, 1969:

Leary Funeral

Funeral services were held Saturday morning at St. Stephen's Catholic Church for Mrs. Elizabeth Leary, 1969 Plover St., who died Tuesday at the Grand Army Home Hospital in King.

The Rev. Dennis Leary of St. Joseph's parish in Appleton, a grandson, officiated. Burial followed in St. Mary's Cemetery in Custer.

Pallbearers were Fr. James Leary, Robert Leary, Jr., Edward and Thomas Skinner, Raymond Pawelski and Norman Steffanus.

Friends and relatives attended from Beverly Hills, Calif., Tacoma, Wish., Kansas City, Mo., Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, Oshkosh, Fond du Lac, Neenah, Sun Prairie, Waupaca, Mosinee; Stevens Point and the surrounding area.

Patrick Leary

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Saturday, November 25, 1899. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. J. H. Moffitt, Mrs. W. E. Leonard and Miss Etta O'Keefe, members of the choir of St. Stephen's church, went to Lanark today, where they furnished the music at the funeral of Patrick Leary. Mr. Leary was a pioneer resident of that town and died at the home of P. H. Sullivan, in the 80th year of his age.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Wednesday, November 29, 1899:

Patrick Leary, an old resident of the town of Lanark, died last Wednesday and was buried from St. Patrick's church at Lanark, Rev. Father Laslow officiating, at 10:30 on Friday morning. A choir consisting of Mrs. W. J. Leonard, Mrs. J. H. Moffitt and Miss Etta O'Keefe, drove down from this city, accompanied by Supervisor Jas. Cooney, and rendered music for the funeral. The deceased gentleman was a native of County Cork, Ireland, and had lived in Lanark for over 30 years.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Wednesday, December 6, 1899:

Patrick Leary's Death

Patrick Leary, of Lanark, whose death was briefly mentioned in our last issue, was born in County Cork, Ireland, Nov. 1, 1820, and was therefore in the 80th year of his age. He was married in his native country to Miss Ellen Toohey in 1844, and five years later they came to this country, where he followed railroading in the states of Ohio and Wisconsin for several years. In 1855 they came to Portage county, locating in the town of Hull, where they lived for 13 years, and thereafter removed to Lanark, where the deceased made his home up to the time of his death, which occurred on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 1899. He leaves a widow and two nephews, Patrick and Daniel Sullivan, of Lanark, and one niece, Mrs. Ed. Cooney, of Waupaca. The nephews and niece made Mr. Leary's home their abiding place nearly all their lives. Mr. Leary had been in feeble health for several years past. but previous to that time was considered one of the most progressive farmers in the town of Lanark. He was an honorable, honest man, having the respect of all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. Those who assisted as pall-bearers were John Nelson, John Hopkins, Thos. Hanley, Gervais Tracy and Wm. Loftus. The farm on which the deceased gentleman lived for so many years, was left to his nephew, Patrick Sullivan.

Mary Hopkins Jensen

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Tuesday, March 20, 1984. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mary Jensen

Mary Jensen, 81, formerly of the town of Lanark, died Tuesday at Pine Ridge Manor Nursing Home, Waupaca.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Lanark, with the Rev. John Swing officiating. burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Jungers-Holly Funeral Home, Amherst. A rosary will be prayed at 8 p.m.

Mrs. Jensen was born May 10, 1902, in the town of Farmington, Waupaca County, daughter of the late John and Arville Hopkins.

She is survived by one sister, Ann Boushley, Neenah.

Nicholas F. Lawler

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, August 19, 1910. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

NICHOLAS F. LAWLER

Former Popular Resident Dies in Urbana, Ohio

Nicholas F. Lawler, formerly employed here and at North Fond du Lac in the Wisconsin Central shops, passed away at his home in Urbana, Ohio, Wednesday and was buried there today. Mr. Lawler was in employ of the company about fifteen years and was a faithful worker and a popular young man. While here he held the position of machine foreman. He was compelled to give up his work at North Fond du Lac about four years ago because of ill health. Death was due to tuberculosis. He was about 45 years of age. His two brothers, James F. and T. J. Lawler, also well known here, were present at the funeral. The former is employed in the Soo shops at Fond du Lac and the latter in the Santa Fe shops at Albuquerque, N. M.

Thomas J. Lawler

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, February 12, 1923. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

THOMAS LAWLER DEAD

Blood Poisoning Fatal to Former Stevens Pointer in New Mexico

Thomas J. Lawler, for several years an employe of the Wisconsin Central when the railroad company's car shops were located here, died last Saturday at Albuquerque, New Mexico. He had located there for 12 years or more as shop foreman for the Santa Fe road.

Mr. Lawler's death resulted from blood poisoning, following only a week's illness. He is survived by his widow and two sons, the latter being 22 and 18 years of age respectively. A brother, James F. Lawler, is wood-working foreman for the Soo line at Fond du Lac. There are also three sisters.

The remains are now enroute to his childhood home at Urbana, Ohio, where funeral services will be held Wednesday or Thursday.

Many of the older Stevens Pointers will remember 'Tom' Lawler and will grieve to learn of his death. His age was about 60 years.

Walter W. Leary

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, June 11, 1945. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Walter W. Leary

Walter W. Leary, age 57, died suddenly this morning at about 7 o'clock at his home at 206 Viertel avenue, Park Ridge, following a heart attack. He arose at 6:30, preparatory to going to work, and complained of not feeling well. His wife called a doctor and had planned to remove Mr. Leary to the hospital. His death occurred before the arrival of the doctor.

Mr. Leary suffered a heart attack two years ago and although he had a heart ailment since, his condition improved and he was feeling well up to the time he was stricken this morning. He was employed as a carpenter by N. W. Britz, contractor.

A son of pioneer town of Stockton residents, Mr. Leary was born at the farm home of his parents, the late William and Katherine Leary, north of Custer, on Jan. 29, 1888. He spent his entire life at the homestead prior to two years ago when he and his wife moved to Park Ridge, after selling their Custer farm. He was married on Sept. 9, 1914, to Miss Elizabeth Cauley, a daughter of Mrs. Rose Cauley of Custer and the late William Cauley.

Surviving are his wife, a brother, T. H. Leary, 120 North Division street, and two sisters, Misses Jane and Grace Leary, 1207 Clark street.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 9:30 o'clock at St. Stephen's Catholic church. Burial will follow in St. Stephen's cemetery. The body is at the Crosby funeral home where the rosary will be said Tuesday evening at 8:15 o'clock.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Thursday, June 14, 1945:

Funeral of Mr. Leary

Funeral services for Walter W. Leary, who died suddenly Monday morning at his home at 206 Viertel avenue, Park Ridge, were held Wednesday morning when Rev. John R. McGinley officiated at a requiem mass at 9:30 o'clock at St. Stephen's Catholic church. Miss Lucy Doyle, accompanied by Miss Barbara Van Hecke, sang "Heaven Is My Home" and "Sweet Savior Bless Us Ere We Go." Burial followed in St. Stephen's cemetery.

The pallbearers were Ben Welch, Kenneth Feely, Thomas Dineen, Charles Mase, Charles Engebretson and Amel Bannach.

Those who came from a distance included Bert, Myron, Frances and Emmet Corrigan and the latter's son, Leo, all of Foley, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Leary and Mrs. Simon Roseth of Mosinee: Miss Katherine Leary of Racine; Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Tovey of Fremont; Cpl. Donald J. Cauley of Truax Field, Madison, and Mrs. Cauley of Nelsonville; John Cawley, Mrs. Bertha Cawley and daughters, Evelyn and Mrs. Lloyd Meurett, and Mrs. M. J. Cawley of Wausau; Mrs. Wayne Larson of St. Louis, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. Claude Dineen of Iola; Mrs. Kate Dineen and Mr. and Mrs. P. F. Higgins and daughters, Eileen and Gloria, of Amherst Junction; Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Russell of Bancroft and Kenneth Feely of Milwaukee.

James P. Leonard

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, August 28, 1923. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Burial of Mr. Leonard

The remains of James P. Leonard, former local business man, who died at his daughter's home in Fond du Lac last Saturday night, were brought to this city on Soo train No. 1 this morning and taken directly to the home of a niece, Mrs. Jerry Rellahan, on Pine street, thence to St. Stephen's church, where mass was offered up by Rev. Victor Kandy of Custer. Prayers were offered and a short sermon delivered by the pastor, Rev. James C. Hogan, who also accompanied the cortège to St. Stephen's cemetery, where interment took place in the family lot.

The pallbearers here were M. Cassidy, John E. Leahy, John W. Glennon, Louis A. Krembs, Martin Heffron and James Tovey, the latter two of Stockton.

Besides large numbers of friends who came here from Sharon, Stockton, Buena Vista and other portions of the county, the following were among those who traveled a longer distance: Mr. and Mrs. James F. Lawler, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Lawler and son, Norman, Jr., Miss Marie and Leonard Lawler, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Hearn and Mrs. J. J. O'Connell of Fond du Lac; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Leonard, of Hartford and Mrs. Mary O'Keefe of Neenah.

Theressa Quinn Leonard

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, March 21, 1923. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

MRS. LEONARD DEAD

Message Announces Death at Aurora of Former Local Resident

A message received this morning by J. W. Dunegan from W. J. Leonard at Aurora, Ill., announced the death there Tuesday evening of the latter's mother, Mrs. Theressa Leonard, widow of W. J. Leonard, Sr., a former prominent local business man.

He passed away more than 10 years ago and the widow continued to reside here until 1918, when she moved to Chicago and later to a farm on the outskirts of Aurora.

Mrs. Leonard, whose maiden name was Theressa Quinn, was a native of Stevens Point, born here 65 years ago. After completing her studies in the local schools she taught here for a number of years, a large portion of this time in what is now the Grant school, Fourth ward.

Becoming the wife of W. J. Leonard, they established a home at 613 Main street and to them were born three children, two of whom survive their mother. William J. Leonard is manager of the Western union telegraph office at Aurora and the younger son, Fred, has been living with his mother.

The deceased also leaves four sisters, Miss Frances Quinn, a Chicago public school teacher, Mrs. J. L. Sargent of Austin, Cal., and the Misses Kate and Agnes Quinn of Chicago.

No word has been received here as to the funeral arrangements but it is assumed that burial will take place at Aurora or Chicago.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Monday, March 23, 1923:

FUNERAL IN CHICAGO

Death of Mrs. Theressa Leonard Resulted From Hemorrhage

The funeral of Mrs. Theressa Leonard, former local resident who died unexpectedly at her home in Aurora, Ill., Tuesday evening, was held on Thursday with burial in Calvary cemetery, Chicago, beside her mother and a daughter, Isabel.

Mrs. Leonard died from a cerebral hemorrhage, it has been learned, passing away 24 hours after suffering the stroke and never regaining consciousness. She was 65 years of age and the widow of W. J. Leonard, Sr., who died here 10 years ago.

Alexander Love

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, April 17, 1941. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

ALEXANDER LOVE ONE OF OLDEST RESIDENTS, DIES

Rites Saturday for Retired Veteran of Fire Department

One of Stevens Point's oldest residents, Alexander Love, age 92, a retired fireman, died this morning at 7:15 o'clock at his home at 612 Water street. Mr. Love, who was known to his many friends as "Sandy," had enjoyed good health until Monday afternoon when he suffered a stroke. He was unconscious until his death. He was able to be up and about in his yard early Monday afternoon and on Sunday had gone for an automobile ride.

Native of Canada

A native of Canada, Mr. Love was born on September 3, 1848, near Quebec. He came to the states at the age of 20, in 1868, and was attracted to this part of the country by a brother who had previously located at Wisconsin Rapids where he was proprietor of the Love hotel. Mr. Love became interested in the lumbering industry and spent most of his time in Stevens Point and vicinity. In earlier years he worked in lumber camps, one of which was near Meehan.

Retired 18 Years Ago

His marriage to Miss Catherine O'Keefe of Custer took place in 1881 at St. Mary's Catholic church at Custer. They located in Stevens Point and spent most of their married life at the present family home on Water street. Mr. Love became a city fireman in Stevens Point in 1892 and served the department until 18 years ago when he retired. Mrs. Love died in 1915.

Surviving are six sons and daughters, John Love of Chicago, Frank, 615 Water street, Colette at home, Guy B., 611 Elk street, Margaret at home and Genevieve of Chicago and seven grandchildren. Mr. Love had no surviving sisters or brothers as he was the last of a family of 12 children.

He was a member of the Catholic Knights of Wisconsin and the Holy Name society of St. Stephen's church.

Funeral Saturday

Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 9:30 o'clock at St. Stephen's Catholic church and burial will follow in St. Stephen's cemetery. The body is at the Boston funeral home where the rosary will be said Friday night at 8 o'clock.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, April 21, 1941:

Funeral of Mr. Love

City firemen and retired firemen honored the memory of Alexander Love, a veteran, retired member of the force, Saturday morning at funeral services for him. Rev. John R. McGinley, pastor, officiated at a requiem high mass at 9:30 o'clock at St. Stephen's Catholic church and burial followed in St. Stephen's cemetery. Rev. James E. Meagher of Green Bay was present in the sanctuary. Mr. Love died Thursday morning at his home at 612 Water street.

Retired members of the fire department, who formerly worked with Mr. Love, were honorary pallbearers. They were Thomas H__minski, Lyman Rowe, Sr., Bernard (?) Krembs and George McDonald. The active pallbearers were J. M. Pfiffner, Raymond X. Pfiffner, Karl W. Pfiffner, Joseph Schoettel, Raphael J. O'Keefe and Chester Burns.

An honorary guard, consisting of members of the present fire department, in uniform, stood at attention at the church door and at the cemetery gate. The guard was composed of Lyman Rowe, Jr., Roman Kubisiak, Joseph Szarafinski, John Eckerson, Ben Lukaszevig and Marvin Miller.

Those from a distance who were here included his son, John Love, and his daughter, Miss Genevieve Love, of Chicago; Frank McCarthy and William McCarthy of Shorewood, Wisconsin; Miss Frances O'Keefe, Mrs. John O'Keefe and Ed Burke of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Love and Mrs. M. Rohloff of Wausau; Father Meagher and Miss Agnes Meagher of Green Bay; Myron O'Keefe of Chippewa Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Ray Love and Jim Love of Wisconsin Rapids; Mrs. Elizabeth Rounds of Blaine, Washington; Mrs. Joseph T. Gallagher of Whitefish Bay; Mr. and Mrs. R. J. O'Keefe and daughter, Monica, and Mr. and Mrs. Pat O'Keefe of Oshkosh and Mrs. J. J. Roderick of Eagle River.


Alice Rood Kuhrt

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, February 4, 1957. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Walter J. Kuhrt

Mrs. Walter J. Kuhrt, 72, Almond, died at 9 o'clock this morning at St. Michael's Hospital, where she had been a patient since Jan. 7.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Hardell Funeral Home at Almond.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Tuesday, February 5, 1957:

Mrs. Walter J. Kuhrt

Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 10 o'clock at Guardian Angel Catholic Church, Almond, for Mrs. Walter J. Kuhrt, 72, Almond, who died Monday morning at St. Michael's Hospital here.

The Rev. S. R. Lengowski of Lanark will officiate, and burial will follow in St. Rose's Cemetery near Sheboygan Falls.

Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Hardell Funeral Home in Almond, and a rosary will be recited there Wednesday night at 8.

Mrs. Kuhrt had been in ill health for six weeks and had been a hospital patient about a month.

The former Alice Rood was born in Sheboygan County on Oct. 27, 1884, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Rood. As a girl she moved to the Merrill vicinity with her parents.

Later she taught at Merrill, Gleason, Dudley and Wausau before her marriage at Wausau on Sept. 25, 1907, to Mr. Kuhrt. The couple lived in Milwaukee for a year and then moved to a farm in the Town of Oasis (Waushara County), where they lived until moving to Almond 10 years ago.

Mrs. Kuhrt's survivors include her husband; a son, Robert, Marshfield; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Nelson, King; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Michael E. Rood, Omaha, Nebr., and two sisters, Mrs. Rose Christensen, Whitefish, Mont. and Mrs. Mary Phillips, Pasadena, Calif.

Three brothers preceded her in death.

She was a member of the Altar Society of Guardian Angel Church and the Almond Chapter of the Royal Neighbors.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday, February 9, 1957:

Mrs. Kuhrt's Funeral

Funeral services for Mrs. Walter J. Kuhrt were held Thursday morning at 10 o'clock at the Guardian angel Catholic Church at Almond.

Mrs. Kuhrt died Monday at St. Michael's Hospital, where she had been a patient for the previous four weeks.

The Rev. S. R. Lengowski, a former Almond pastor now at Lanark, officiated. Mrs. Val Jacowski was the organist. Members of the Almond Royal Neighbors of which Mrs. Kuhrt was a member attended the services in a body.

Floral tributes were arranged by Mrs. V. M. Hardell and Mrs. F. B. Young.

Interment was made in the family lot in St. Rose's Church Cemetery at Sheboygan.

The pallbearers were Albert Young, Fred Kehl, Stanley Mykisen, John Class, William Hetzel and Ben Turzinski.

Among those attending were relatives and friends from Waupaca, Marshfield, Rural, King, Weyauwega, Pittsville, Stevens Point, Plover and Plainfield.


Emelie Trantow Kuhrt

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, September 19, 1933. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Emelie Kuhrt

Mrs. Emelie Kuhrt, a former resident of Almond, died Friday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Milius, at Lansing, Michigan. She was the mother of Walter Kuhrt and Mrs. William Karnopp of Almond.

Mrs. Kuhrt, whose maiden name was Miss Emelie Trantow, was born October 16, 1850, in Germany and came to this country, settling in Milwaukee with her parents when five years old. She was married June 30, 1873, to Robert Kuhrt, who died in 1916. She lived in Wausau 16 years prior to her husband's death and since then had lived with her children. She was an active member of the German M. E. church in Almond during her residence there.

Funeral services were held at the Helke funeral home and at the German Methodist church in Wausau Monday afternoon, Rev. H. C. Stahmer officiating. Interment was in Pine Grove mausoleum.

Besides the son and daughter at Almond, Mrs. Kuhrt is survived by four other daughters, Mrs. H. L. Young of Necedah, Mrs. Herman Gerndt of Wisconsin Veterans' Home, Mrs. Ed. Nussbaum of Milwaukee and Mrs. Milius; four brothers, Charles Trantow of the town of Berlin, Marathon county, Albert Trantow of Wausau and Robert and Julius Trantow of Merrill, and eight grandchildren.

Robert John Kuhrt

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, December 7, 1987. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Robert J. Kuhrt

Robert J. Kuhrt, 72, Oshkosh, formerly of Almond, died in Oshkosh Saturday morning.

Services will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Seefeld-Eagle Street Chapel, Oshkosh, and will proceed to Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the St. Patrick Cemetery, Lanark.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel. A prayer service will be at 7:15. A memorial has been established.

Mr. Kuhrt was born Feb. 3, 1915, in Almond, son of the late Walter and Alice Rood. He was married to Gertrude Corrigan on April 14, 1937, at St. Patrick Church, Lanark. She survives.

He farmed on the family homestead until 1951, when he moved to Marshfield, where he worked for Rollohome.

He moved to Oshkosh in 1968 and worked at Oshkosh Truck until retiring in 1982.

He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Survivors, besides his wife, include three sons, Walter, Tucson, Ariz., Donald, Oshkosh, and Charles, Pickett; one daughter, Mrs. Harold (Lenore) Floistad, Amherst Junction; and 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Walter Julius Kuhrt

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, June 29, 1957. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Walter J. Kuhrt

Walter J. Kuhrt, 76, a retired farmer living in Almond village, died this morning at Riverside Memorial Hospital, Waupaca.

Mr. Kuhrt, who had lived in the Almond vicinity most of his life, is survived by a son, Robert, Marshfield, and a daughter, Mrs. Harold Nelson, Waupaca. His wife, Alice, died last Feb. 4.

The body is at the Hardell Funeral Home at Almond. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Monday, July 1, 1957:

Kuhrt Funeral Tuesday

Funeral services will be held at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning at Guardian Angel Catholic Church, Almond, for Walter J. Kuhrt, 76, a resident of Almond Village.

Mr. Kuhrt died at 1:30 a.m. Saturday at Riverside Memorial Hospital in Waupaca following a two-months illness. He was a retired farmer.

The Rev. Hilary Simmons will conduct the funeral services, and burial will follow in St. Rose Cemetery (Sheboygan County). Friends may call at the Hardell Funeral Home, Almond, where the rosary will be said tonight at 8:30.

Mr. Kuhrt was born in the Town of Maine (Marathon County) on June 30, 1881, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kuhrt. As a child he moved with his parents to the Town of Almond, where he lived eight years before going to Wausau.

He was married in Wausau Sept. 25, 1907, to Alice Gertrude Rood, and the couple resided in Milwaukee for the next year. Then they moved to a farm in the Town of Oasis (Waushara County) where they lived until 10 years ago, when they retired and moved to Almond.

Mrs. Kuhrt died last Feb. 4.

Surviving are a son, Robert, Marshfield; a daughter, Mrs. Harold (Dorothy) Nelson, King; eight grandchildren; four great grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Linda Milius and Mrs. Della Nusbaumm, Lansing, Mich.

Four sisters preceded him in death.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Friday, July 5, 1957:

Funeral of Mr. Kuhrt

Funeral services for Walter Kuhrt of Almond Village were held at Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Almond Tuesday morning.

The Rev. Hilary F. Simmons officiated, with the Rev. S. R. Lengowski of Lanark, a former pastor of the church, present in the sanctuary. Burial took place in St. Rose Cemetery (Sheboygan County).

Mr. Kuhrt, a retired farmer, died Saturday at the age of 76.

Pallbearers were Fred Kehl, Albert Young, William Hetzel, Albert Janecek, Stanley Mykisen, and John Claas.

Among the relatives who attended the services were Mrs. Della Nusbaumm, and Mrs.Lida Millus, Lansing, Mich., and others from King, Weyauwega, Marshfield, Waupaca and Bakersville.

Catherine Donelson Leary

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Saturday, November 20, 1886. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

After battling with that dread disease, consumption, for many years, Mrs. John Leary of the town of Stockton, passed quietly away on Friday of last week, the funeral taking place from St. Mary's church in township on Monday. The deceased was one of the early settlers and her death, although not unexpected, will be none the less regretted by a large circle of relatives and friends.


James Emmett Leary

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, February 29, 1940. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

J. Emmett Leary

J. Emmett Leary, age 56, a member of a prominent pioneer town of Stockton family, died this morning at his farm home near Custer. He had been in ill health for the past two years and was confined to bed since July.

Mr. Leary was born on June 25, 1883, at the farm home of his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. William Learn, near Custer. He resided at the homestead until the time of his marriage, which took place on November 8, 1911, to Miss Elizabeth Duggan of Stevens Point at St. Stephen's Catholic church. The ceremony was performed by Rt. Rev. Msg. Rice. After their marriage the couple located at the present home which adjoins the original farm.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Miss Katherine Leary of Stevens Point, two sisters, Misses Jane and Grace Leary, 1207 Clark street, and two brothers, Timothy H. Leary of Custer and Walter Leary on the homestead. His mother died last April.

Mr. Leary served St. Mary's Catholic congregation at Custer as its secretary for the past 22 years. He was a member of St. Mary's Holy Name society and a director of the Nelsonville Creamery association.

Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 9:30 o'clock at St. Mary's church at Custer and burial will follow in the family lot in the parish cemetery.

The body is at the Crosby funeral home where it may be viewed after 1 o'clock Friday afternoon. It will be taken home Sunday morning. The rosary will be said Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 o'clock at the funeral home and Sunday night at the same time at the home.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Tuesday, March 5, 1940:

Funeral of Mr. Leary

St. Mary's Catholic church at Custer was filled Monday morning for the funeral of J. Emmett Leary, well known town of Stockton farmer, who died Thursday. Rev. Henry Schueller officiated at a solemn requiem high mass at 9:30 o'clock and he was assisted by Rev. Joseph Schaefer of Tigerton and Rev. Cyril Kabat of Stevens Point. Burial took place in the parish cemetery.

The pallbearers were Edward and Donald Duggan, Robert W. Leary, Robert M. Leary, Maurice Leary and Kenneth Feely.

Besides the many relatives and friends from throughout the county who attended, those from away included Mr. and Mrs. Charles Leary and Mr. and Mrs. Simon Roseth of Mosinee.

John Dennis Leary

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Saturday, November 4, 1893. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

John Leary, for 36 years a resident of Portage county, died of congestion of the lungs at his home in the town of Stockton, Friday night of last week. He was born in Wexford co., Ireland, in 1831. When but a young boy he came to Canada, and after living there for a few years came to Wisconsin, and located in Portage county. He owned a farm in Stockton at the time of his death. He leaves one brother, Timothy Leary, and one sister, Mrs. Hugh Black, both of Stockton, besides three sons and three daughters who are William of Stockton, Moses of Belmont, N. J. Leary and Mrs. P. Black of Tomahawk, Mrs. B. Mulligan of Chicago and Mrs. J. P. Hartman of Stockton. The funeral was held last Monday forenoon at 10 o'clock from St. Mary's Catholic church in the town of Stockton. The pall bearers were P. O'Keefe, A. Lally, M. Heffron, James Tovey, William Cauley and Dennis Laughlin.


William John Leary

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, January 28, 1943. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

William J. Leary

Funeral services for William J. Leary, age 83, a well known town of Amherst farmer and real estate dealer, who died Wednesday morning, will be held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at St. James' Catholic church at Amherst. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. The body is at the Jungers funeral home at Amherst where the rosary will be said tonight at 9 o'clock and Friday at 8 o'clock.

Mr. Leary had been active in the management of his farm up to last May when he fell and broke a hip. His condition had been serious since, during which time he was confined to bed continuously. His death occurred Wednesday morning at 2:10 o'clock at his home.

A lifelong resident of Portage county, Mr. Leary was born on April 9, 1859, at Custer. He was a son of the late John and Catherine Leary. He spent his early life at his parents' home and his marriage to Miss Mary Tobin took place on April 10, 1888, at St. Patrick's Catholic church at Lanark. The couple observed their golden wedding anniversary four years ago. After their marriage they resided at the Leary homestead at Custer until 44 years ago when they moved to the present farm. Besides his farming interests, Mr. Leary dealt in real estate for 35 years. He was the real estate representative for the Wisconsin Central and Soo Line railroads for many years.

Surviving are his wife, who also is 83 years old; five children, Bernice Kathrine Leary at home, Raymond Leary of Cambria, who is now doing defense work north of Alaska, Earl Leary of Merrill, Joe Leary of Chicago and Mrs. Eugene Cooper of Stevens Point, a sister, Mrs. Rose Mulligan of Custer, eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Mr. Leary was one of six children of whom only the one sister survives. He was a brother of the late Mose Leary of Lanark, Nick Leary of Bremerton, Washington, Mrs. James Hartman and Mrs. Mayme Black of Stevens Point. A son died in infancy.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Monday, February 1, 1943:

Funeral of Mr. Leary

Many relatives and friends of the late William J. Leary, town of Amherst farmer, who died Wednesday morning, attended funeral services for him Saturday morning. Rev. Walter T. Williams officiated at a requiem high mass at 10 o'clock at St. James' Catholic church at Amherst. Burial followed in the parish cemetery.

The pallbearers were Walter Hartman, Hugh Leary, Earl Leary and William Burns, nephews of Mr. Leary, John Emery Leary, a grandson, and Frank Koback, Jr.

Relatives from a distance who came for the funeral included two of his nieces, Mrs. Tim Flannagan and Miss Irene Mulligan of Chicago, the daughter of Mr. Leary's only surviving sister, Mrs. Rose Mulligan of Custer, who was unable to attend the services because of illness; Michael Tobin of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Leary of Chicago; Mrs. Raymond Leary and children of Cambria and Earl Leary of Merrill.

Frances Brichel Lewandowski

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, February 12, 1912. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

MRS. FRANCES LEWANDOWSKI

Well Known North Side Lady Passes Away Sunday Morning

Mrs. Frances Lewandowski passed away at her home at 923 Franklin street, at 8:40 Sunday morning. Her death was due to paralysis, from which she had been a sufferer for seven years. At that time she suffered two strokes and has been feeble health ever since, gradually growing weaker until her death.

Frances Brichel was born in Poland sixty-six years ago and came to this country and Portage county when 19 years of age. She was married to Andrew Lewandowski in this city in the same year and to them eleven children were born, nine of whom are still living. Mr. Lewandowski died in this city several years ago. The surviving children are Mrs. Joseph Mankawicz of Plover; Mrs. John Mankawicz, Mrs. John Tamezak, Jacob, Henry, Stephen, Frank, Anton, and Miss Frances, of this city, the latter four living at the old home.

The funeral will take place at 8 o'clock Wednesday from St. Peter's church, Rev. Elbert officiating.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Wednesday, February 14, 1912:

The funeral of Mrs. Frances Lewandowski was held at 8 o'clock this morning from St. Peter's church, Rev. S. A. Elbert officiating. The pallbearers were John Polam, John Maslowski, John Haza, Frank Grabarkeiwicz, Joseph Tomzak and Jacob. Czulchelwski.


Lucille Doyle Olson Kuhl

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, August 30, 1975. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Lucille Kuhl

Mrs. Lucille Kuhl of 1516 Main St. was found dead in her home this morning. She was the widow of Karl Kuhl, who died in 1967.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Boston Funeral Home.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Tuesday, September 2, 1975:

Mrs. Kuhl's services

Funeral services for Mrs. Karl Kuhl, 76, 1516 Main St., will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Stephen's Catholic Church.

The Rev. Thomas Mullen will officiate and burial will follow in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call after 4 o'clock this afternoon at the Boston Funeral Home. A general rosary will be said there tonight at 8, with St. Cecilia's Court No. 185, National Catholic Society of Foresters, and the Catholic Daughters of America participating. Mrs. Kuhl was a member of both organizations.

Mrs. Kuhl was found dead Saturday morning at her home. She had died in her sleep.

She was the former Lucille Doyle, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Doyle. Born in the Town of Stockton Jan. 5, 1889 (sic), she grew up there and attended local schools and the Stevens Point Normal.

She taught for several years in rural Portage County schools.

Her marriage to Andrew G. Olson was in Custer in 1919, and he died in 1937.

In 1939, she married Karl J. Kuhl in the Town of Lanark. He died in 1967.

Mrs. Kuhl had lived at her present address for many years. She was a member of St. Stephen's Church and its Altar Society, the Stevens Point Woman's Club and the Portage County Historical Society.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Hanford (Grace) Halverson, 1418 College Ave.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A son, a daughter and a brother preceded her in death.

Mary Leonard Lawler

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, October 7, 1949. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. James F. Lawler

Mrs. James F. Lawler, 75, a former Stevens Point resident and widow of a Soo Line railroad employe, died Thursday morning at her home at Fond du Lac.

Mrs. Lawler, whose maiden name was Mary Ellen Leonard, was born in Marshalltown, Iowa, on March 19, 1874, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Leonard. The Leonard family came to Stevens Point where the daughter married Mr. Lawler on July 31, 1893. Mr. and Mrs. Lawler made their home here for eight years and then moved to North Fond du Lac when the Soo Line shops moved there. Mr. Lawler, who died July 1, 1945, was superintendent of mechanics for the Soo Line before his retirement. The couple moved to Fond du Lac 37 years ago. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1943.

Surviving are a daughter, Miss Marie Lawler of Fond du Lac, two sons, Norman J. Lawler of Monrovia, Calif., and Brother Leonard Lawler at Notre Dame university, South Bend, Ind., two grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral services will be held Friday morning at Fond du Lac.

Lucy Agnes Leary

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, February 11, 1931. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Lucy Agnes Leary

Lucy Agnes Leary, five-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward P. Leary of Custer, passed away at 4 o'clock this morning at St. Michael's hospital, following a week's illness with osteomyelitis, a disease causing decay of the bone and marrow. The girl was in apparently good health up to the time of her illness. She was attending the Custer grade school, and was ready for school on Monday morning, February 2, previous to the day she became ill. She complained at that time of pains in her right leg, and it was decided to keep her home, believing she would be able to go back to school the next day. She was brought to the hospital Wednesday evening, and her condition was considered serious from that time on.

The death was unexpected and was a shock to her parents and other members of the family, as well as to her schoolmates and others of the vicinity.

The child was born on July 4, 1925. Besides her parents, she is survived by seven brothers and two sisters, James, Robert, Mary, William, Maurice, Edward, Norman, Eileen and Richard. She also leaves her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Doyle of this city.

Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Saturday morning at St. Mary's church at Custer. Rev. F. Diny will officiate. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Monday, February 16, 1931:

Funeral of Leary Child

A large number of relatives and friends attended the funeral of Lucy Agnes Leary, five-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward P. Leary of Custer, which was conducted Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Mary's church at Custer. Rev. Joseph F. Diny officiated.

Pallbearers were four young brothers of the little girl, Willie, Maurice, Eddie and Norman. Flower bearers were Margaret Welch, Luella Leary and Mary and Therese Jacobs.

Interment took place in the parish cemetery.

Mary Tobin Leary

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, November 20, 1947. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. W. J. Leary

Mrs. W. J. Leary, 86, of the town of Amherst, widow of a well known Portage county farmer and real estate dealer, died Wednesday afternoon at 5:45 o'clock at the family farm home, following a short illness.

Mrs. Leary, whose maiden name was Mary Tobin, was born on Nov. 7, 1861, in the town of Lanark. She was a daughter of the late James and Mary Tobin, pioneers of Lanark. She resided at her parents' home until her marriage to Mr. Leary, which took place on April 10, 1888, at St. Patrick's Catholic church at Lanark. The couple lived on a farm near Custer for 10 years and then moved to the present farm in Lanark where Mr. Leary died five years ago.

Surviving are five children, Mrs. E. R. Cooper of Whiting, Miss Bernice Leary and J. E. Leary at home, R. W. Leary of Cambria and Earl Leary of Merrill, a sister, Mrs. Nicholas Burns of the town of Almond, a brother, M. J. Tobin of Milwaukee, nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at St. James' Catholic church at Amherst with burial in the parish cemetery. The body is at Jungers funeral home at Amherst where the rosary will be said Friday evening at 8 o'clock.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Wednesday, November 26, 1947:

Funeral of Mrs. Leary

Funeral services for Mrs. W. J. Leary of the town of Amherst, who died last Wednesday, were held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at St. James' Catholic church at Amherst, and burial followed in the parish cemetery. Rev. Francis Disher officiated .

Pallbearers were three grandsons, Raymond, Walter and Myron Leary, and three nephews, Earl Mulligan, James and William Burns.

Relatives who attended the funeral included: Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Cooper of Whiting village, Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Leary of Cambria, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Leary and sons, Raymond and Myron of Merrill, Walter Leary of Beaver Dam, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Mulligan, Lester Mulligan and Mrs. Timothy Flanagan of Chicago and M. J. Tobin of Milwaukee.

Etta Chambers Lennon

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, January 11, 1899. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Death of Mrs. Wm. Lennon

At the home of her sister, Mrs. Dr. Richards at Seymour, Outagamie county, Dec. 26th, 1898, of consumption, Etta, wife of Wm. Lennon, aged 33 years. The funeral was held Jan. 5th, Rev. Fr. Bastine of the Catholic church of Seymour conducting the services, with interment in the Royalton cemetery. Pat., Mary and Nellie Lennon of Rhinelander attended the funeral. Mr. Lennon is employed by Daly, O'Day and Winton estimating timber in Minnesota, and was so far from the station that it took several days before a message reached him.

Etta Chambers was married to Wm. Lennon five years ago last November in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Minneapolis, and went immediately to Mr. Lennon's homestead in Northern Minnesota where they remained two years, when they settled in Thief River Falls and remained till Mrs. Lennon's health began to fail, and in August last came back to Seymour. For a time she seemed to be improving, but died very suddenly. Besides the sorrowing husband there are left to mourn her sad death her step-father, John McCardle, of Rhinelander, and three sisters, Mrs. Dr. Richards, of Seymour, Mrs. C. Hayward of Little Wolf, and Miss Minnie McCardle of Syracuse, N. Y. Mr. Lennon's many friends in this city and county will deeply sympathize with him in his loss.

Michael J. Loftis

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, February 21, 1948. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mike Loftis

Mike Loftis, 85, resident of Portage county most of his life died in a Milwaukee hospital Friday noon. He had been in ill health since last September and his condition was serious the past month. He formerly held various township and school district offices in the towns of Buena Vista and Amherst, where he lived for many years. He and his wife had been living at Milwaukee the past four years.

Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 9:30 o'clock at St. Patrick's Catholic church in the town of Lanark, and burial will take place in the parish cemetery. The body will be at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Frank Stroik at Amherst, from Sunday morning until the time of the services. The rosary will be said at 8 o'clock Sunday evening at the Stroik home.

Mr. Loftis was born in the town of Stockton Dec. 18, 1862. He lived in the town of Lanark as a boy and later purchased a farm in Buena Vista where he lived until 1922 when he moved to a farm three miles west of Amherst. He and his wife resided in Stevens Point for a year before going to Milwaukee.

Mr. Loftis married Miss Mary Pufahl in 1893. They were the parents of four children, William L. of El Paso, Tex., Joseph F. of Chicago, Mrs. Stroik of Amherst and Alice, who died in 1926. His first wife died 42 years ago and Mr. Loftis married Mrs. Helen Domach a year later. She was the mother of two children by her former marriage, Mrs. John Bacewicz of Milwaukee and Edward Domach who died in 1920. Of 10 children born to the couple, nine survive. They are Mrs. Walter Kubicki, Mrs. Bert Mulroy, Mrs. John Wellner, Mrs. Carl Zimmerman, Raymond and Marion Loftis of Milwaukee, Larry and A. J. Loftis and Mrs. W. M. Clinton of Amherst. A son, Gregory, died in infancy. There are a number of grandchildren, besides his wife; two brothers, Matt and Pat Loftis of Staples, Minn., and one sister, Mrs. Pat Gray of Amherst.

Mr. Loftis was chairman of the town of Buena Vista two years, assessor one year, town treasurer four years and district school treasurer in Buena Vista for nine years. He was treasurer of the Black Oak school district in the town of Amherst for 17 years. He was also an officer of St. Patrick's church.

During the past year Mr. Loftis wrote his own obituary, which he left with relatives. They in turn conveyed the information to the Daily Journal, from which this account of his life was written.

Margaret Conniff Loughlin

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, July 10, 1912. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

DIED NEAR DORCHESTER

Mrs. Dennis Loughlin, Formerly of Stockton Township, Passes Away--Buried at Custer, Monday.

At her home near Dorchester, last Thursday evening, occurred the death of Mrs. Dennis Loughlin after an illness extending over eight weeks. Prior to this time the deceased was apparently enjoying her usual good health. Her illness first appeared with smothering spells and the best physicians were called in and her trouble diagnosed as fat of the heart, which quickly developed dropsy in a complicated form. During her illness she remained in a sitting position night and day, but never a complaint escaped her lips whether as to her sufferings or the nature of her illness.

The deceased lady's name was Margaret Coniff. She was a daughter of John Coniff, who for several years prior to his death was numbered among Portage county's foremost citizens. She was born in Beloit, Wis., Dec. 16, 1857. When a small child death deprived her of her mother but in later years she was fortunate in having a good stepmother to look after her welfare and who was with Mrs. Loughlin during her last earthly hours. While Margaret was yet a child the family moved to Stockton where the now deceased was united in marriage July 10th, 1879, to Dennis Loughlin. They resided on the old Loughlin homestead up to 13 years ago when they sold the property and bought a farm near Marshfield. Three years later they sold this place and purchased a fine farm near Dorchester.

Of the above union nine children were born, all living excepting one child who died in infancy. They are Dr. J. T. Loughlin of Rosholt, Mrs. Herman Kronschnabel of Dorchester, Mrs. Andrew Marks of Marshfield, and the Misses Jennie and Ruth, Stanley, Dan and Edward, who are at home.

The deceased lady was the possessor of an exceptionally strong personality and a fine character, being good and kind in and out of her family and beloved by all who knew her. Her strong intellect remained unimpaired to the hour of death.

The immediate family certainly have good reasons for mourning her loss for never a truer, more indulgent wife or mother ever lived than she. Besides the husband and children she leaves her aged mother, Mrs. B. Coniff, three sisters, Mrs. Henry Kronenwetter of Mosinee, Mrs. Geo. G. Knoller and Mrs. M. H. Altenburg of Dancy and three brothers, Matt Coniff of Tomahawk, John C. Coniff of Fallon, Nevada, and Thos. W. Grooms of Rhinelander.

Funeral services were held from the Catholic church at Dorchester Monday morning, Rev. Father Neissen officiating, and were largely attended. The remains were taken to Custer and laid at rest in St. Mary's cemetery that afternoon, Rev. Geo. A. Schemmer offering up prayers at the grave. The pallbearers were Peter Doyle, James Corrigan, John Higgins, Sylvester Reading, Richard Breitenstein and Michael O'Keefe.

Those who were present from away besides the immediate family were Mr. and Mrs. T. Trevitt of Ironwood, Mich.; Mrs. Henry Kronenwetter of Mosinee; Mrs. B. Coniff, Mrs. M. H. Altenburg and Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Knoller, of Dancy; Matt Coniff of Tomahawk, and Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Heffron and Mr. and Mrs. J. D. McHugh of this city.

Norah Coniff Knoller

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, October 1, 1923. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

MRS. G. G. KNOLLER, WELL KNOWN WOMAN OF DANCY IS DEAD

Suffers Stroke of Apoplexy Came On Way in Automobile to Her Home After Visit to Stevens Point

No death within recent months has caused more genuine sorrow among the people of a village and Marathon county than that of Mrs. George G. Knoller at Dancy Saturday night. Coming suddenly, it was a deep shock to her hundreds of friends and acquaintances, all of whom are deeply grieved at her passing.

Mrs. Knoller spent Saturday afternoon in Stevens Point, coming down to lend her aid and assistance to the family of her niece, Mrs. Albert Daggett, because of the death early that morning at St. Michael's hospital of Mr. Daggett. She and her brother-in-law, M. H. Altenburg, started on the return drive to Darcy shortly after 5 o'clock, Mrs. Knoller being in apparent good health when they left here and conversed with Mr. Altenburg until they were within a short distance of their destination.

Her conversation ceased abruptly, when Mr. Altenburg sensed that something was wrong and quickly brought his car to a stop. Other motorists who were directly behind came to his aid and with their assistance a quick drive was made to the Knoller home with the now unconscious form and doctors summoned from Mosinee.

Upon the arrival of the physicians, they diagnosed her affliction as apoplexy, but beyond affording slight temporary relief, nothing could be done to aid her. Without regaining consciousness, Mrs. Knoller passed away at 11 o'clock.

She was in poor health for several weeks last spring, her trouble at that time being an affection of the nerves and a possible slight stroke of paralysis, but she seemed to have fully recovered from this indisposition and resumed her usual activities. Several trips to Stevens Point had been made within the past week or two, Mrs. Knoller driving down only a few days ago for the especial purpose of visiting an old friend and former neighbor, August Oesterie, lately discharged from St. Michael's hospital and now at his home on Briggs street.

Mrs. Knoller was Miss Norah Coniff, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Coniff, pioneer residents of the town of Stockton, her father being an extensive farmer near Custer and also conducted lumbering operations for many years. She was born on the old homestead 59 years ago the 15th of next January and grew to young womanhood there. On May 28, 1889, at St. Mary's church, Custer, Miss Coniff was united in marriage to George G. Knoller and they immediately became residents of Dancy, where Mr. Knoller has since been engaged in the mercantile business. He also served as postmaster for many years.

They became the parents of seven children: Evelyn, now Mrs. John Dotsch of Milwaukee, George J. Knoller of Milwaukee, Coniff of Madison, Lola M. of Rockford, Ill., Norman, Howard and Marwin, at home.

A brother of the deceased, John Coniff, lives at Fallon, Nevada, and there are two half brothers, Matt Coniff of Bradly, Wis., and Thomas Grooms of Mosinee. Mrs. Knoller's father died a number of years ago and her mother expired at Dancy, October 26, 1912.

It is safe to assume that there was no better known woman in northern Portage and southern Marathon counties. She became especially prominent during the recent World war, when she worked untiringly for the Red Cross and in furthering Liberty Loan drives. Her activities did not cease at the signing of the armistice, as she had since been asked almost daily to assist returning soldiers in adjusting their compensation and in the relief of their dependents.

Mrs. Knoller was a member of St. Francis congregation, Knowlton, and always took a deep interest in the material and spiritual uplift of this society. Her church activities were, however, by no means confined to St. Francis' parish, as there was seldom a funeral service within a radius of many miles that Mrs. Knoller did not respond to a request to assist at the musical exercises.

For a period of nearly 34 years, since she became a resident of Dancy, Mrs. Knoller represented that district as correspondent for The Gazette and later the Daily Journal. She not only covered the news features of her locality but had the happy faculty of putting human interest elements into her stories and never neglected the essential details. No member of the Journal's large staff of rural writers was held in higher personal regard.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Knowlton church at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning and burial will follow in the Catholic cemetery at Mosinee.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Thursday, October 4, 1923:

HUNDREDS ATTEND KNOLLER FUNERAL

Eloquent Tribute Paid Her by Father O'Toole, Pastor of Church at Wausau

A funeral procession more than one mile in length and estimated to include more than 125 automobiles accompanied the remains of the late Mrs. George G. Knoller from the family home in Dancy to St. Francis' church at Knowlton, were services were conducted at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning.

Requiem high mass was offered up by the pastor, Rev. S. F. Szymczak, assisted by Rev. E. P. O'Toole of St. James church of Wausau as deacon and Rev. Theodore Woyak of St. Michael's church, Wausau, as subdeacon.

An eloquent discourse was given by Father O'Toole, in which he paid high tribute to the life and memory of Mrs. Knoller. he took for his text the biblical story concerning Martha and her deceased brother. In concluding his talk Father O'Toole referred to Mrs. Knoller as an example of the christian mother, one whose life was a very busy one but who found time to perform many acts of kindness and who never forgot the needy and destitute.

Although the large church was packed to the doors and all available standing room was used, hundreds of friends were unable to gain admission. Nearly every family for a radius of several miles was represented by one or more members, while large numbers of people came from Stevens Point, Wausau, Stockton, Amherst, Buena Vista and from several surrounding counties. Relatives from a distance included Mrs. Knoller's half brother, Matt Coniff of Bradley, Wis. A brother, John Coniff, was unable to come from Fallon, Nevada.

At the conclusion of the church ceremonies the cortège reformed and proceeded northward to Mosinee, where interment was made in the Catholic cemetery, where also are buried Mrs. Knoller's mother, Mrs. John Coniff, her two sisters, Mrs. M. H. Altenburg and Mrs. Henry Kronenwetter, and an uncle, James Doyle.

Old friends of the family who served as casket bearers were Thomas Malone of Wausau, Charles Altenburg of Dancy, Thomas R. Guenther of Knowlton, John J. Heffron of Stevens Point, Dr. E. F. Butler and Michael O'Connor of Mosinee.

Mrs. Knoller's death was caused by apoplexy, she being stricken while returned from a visit to this city, last Saturday, evening.


John Moses Leary

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Saturday, April 3, 1993. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

John Moses Leary

John Moses Leary, 86, 1933 Elk St., died Friday, April 2, 1993, at St. Michael's Hospital.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Stephen Catholic Church. The Rev. Dennis Lynch will officiate. Burial will be in St. Stephen Cemetery.

Friends may call after 4 p.m. Sunday at the Boston Funeral Home. A general rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

A memorial has been established in his name for the St. Stephen church remodeling program.

Mr. Leary was born May 1, 1906, in North Fond du Lac, to the late John C. and Mary Leary. The family moved to Stevens Point in 1912. He attended local schools.

He worked for the Soo Line Railroad until joining the U. S. Army on June 21, 1942. He was stationed in Africa, Italy, France and Germany, and was discharged on Oct. 3, 1945. He returned to Soo Line and retired in 1971.

He was married to Theresabell Welch on May 5, 1951, at St. Stephen Catholic Church. She survives at home.

Mr. Leary was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church, Elks Lodge No. 641, and Berens-Scribner American Legion Post 6.

Survivors include one brother, Herbert (Theresa) Leary, Stevens Point.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.


John Loftis

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, May 13, 1946. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

John Loftis

John Loftis, a former town of Lanark resident and a World war I veteran, died Sunday at the veterans' home at King.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock at the chapel at the veterans' home.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Friday, May 17, 1946:

Funeral of Mr. Loftis

Funeral services for John Loftis, 68, a former town of Lanark resident, who died Sunday at the veterans' home at King, were held Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock at the veterans' chapel there. Rev. D. L. Krembs officiated. Military rites were conducted by the American Legion.

Relatives from away who attended the services were Mr. and Mrs. Michael Loftis of Milwaukee and Mr. and Mrs. Pat Loftis and Matt Loftis of Staples, Minn.

Mr. Loftis, a World war I veteran, had made his home at King for many years. Prior to that he had lived in Lanark. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Patrick Gray of Lanark, and three brothers, Michael Loftis of Milwaukee and Matt and Pat Loftis of Staples.


Matt Loftis

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, May 1, 1958. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Former Area Resident Dies

A former resident of the Towns of Stockton and Lanark, Matt Loftis, 88, of Pillager, Minn., died April 17 in a Brainerd, Minn., hospital.

Services were held April 21 in Pillager. Agnes Stroik, a niece, of Amherst, and Ray Gray of Milwaukee were among those attending.

Mr. Loftis was born in Stockton, one of eight children of the late Mr. and Mrs. Martin Loftis.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Lena Loftis; two sons and a daughter; and a brother, Pat Loftis, Staples, Minn.

The brother is now the last surviving member of the family.

Patrick Loftis

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, December 28, 1963. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Pat Loftis Mrs. Agnes Stroik, Amherst, has received word of the death of her uncle, Pat Loftis, 86, at Staples, Minn. Mr. Loftis, the last of a family of 11, was a native of the Town of Lanark.


Frances Ostrowski Kruzicki

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, April 1, 1939. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Frances Kruzicki

Mrs. Frances Kruzicki, 73, a widow of John Kruzicki, a former well known town of Stockton farmer, died Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock at St. Michael's hospital. She had been ill for the past four months and entered the hospital nine weeks ago.

Mrs. Kruzicki was born in Poland on November 25, 1865. At the age of four years she came to this country with her parents, Casimer and Rosalia Ostrowski, who located in Portage county. Her marriage to Mr. Kruzicki took place on January 25, 1887, at Sacred Heart church at Polonia. After their marriage the couple settled on a farm one mile north of Custer which they later sold and then located at the present farm home two and one-half miles north of Arnott, on County Trunk J.

Surviving are nine of her 10 children. They are Mrs. Anastasia Weisbrot, North Second street, Mrs. Paul Turzinski of Bancroft, Mrs. Frank Klesmith and Martin Kruzicki of the town of Stockton, Frank Kruzicki of Milwaukee, Mrs. Emily Schmidt of West Bend, Anton Kruzicki, Briggs street, Mrs. Ben Adamczak of Plover and Edward Kruzicki at home. A daughter, Mrs. Eugene Wysocki, died on January 11, 1937. She is also survived by a brother, Theodore Ostrowski of Wausau, 56 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Mrs. Kruzicki was a member of the Rosary society of St. Mary's church at Fancher.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Mary's church at Fancher and burial will follow in the parish cemetery. The body is at the Crosby funeral home and will be taken to the family home Sunday morning. The rosary will be said Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights at 8 o'clock at the home.