Obit: Hartung, Nellie (1897 - 1931)

Contact: Crystal Wendt


Surnames: Hartung, Lezotte Weber, Splinter, Wiedenholdt, Hartel, Vitten, Nelson

----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 14 May 1931

Hartung, Nellie (17 Jan. 1897 - 7 May 1931)

Mrs. Joseph Hartung passed away in the early hours of Thursday morning May 7, at Sacred Heart hospital in Eau Claire, after about a week’s illness from pneumonia. Her condition had not been considered serious until Tuesday, when it was decided to take her to the hospital. She has apparently passed the crisis Wednesday, but was too weak to rally. Her death is one of peculiar sadness .....stricken suddenly in the full strength of womanhood, her passing has left motherless four little children and cast a gloom not only in the home, but over the entire community.

Nellie Lezotte was born January 17, 1897 in the town of Grant, her parents being Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Lezotte. She had reached the age of 84 years, 5 months and 17 days. After completing the course at the home school she took the Rural Teachers Course at Eau Claire Normal School and alter attended summer school at Stevens Point Normal. She taught successfully in the rural schools of this county for six years and was held in high esteem by pupils and parents.

On Aug. 10, 1922 she was married to Jos. Hartung and with him established their home on his farm in Pine Valley south of the city. Her quiet manner, her devotion to her home and family and her friendly spirits endeared here to all the people of the community who came to know her. No death in many years has so affected the sympathies of people far and near as has that of Mrs. Hartung. She leaves her husband and four little daughters: Margaret age 8, Catherine 7, Helen 4, and Rose 2; she leaves also her mother at the old home; three brothers: Edward on the home farm, Glen at Merillan and Tony at Neenah; and one sister, Grace, who is employed at Neenah.

The funeral was held Monday forenoon at 9 o’clock at St. Mary’s Catholic church, Rev. Fr. Weber, officiating, assisted by Rev. Father Splinter of Camp Douglas, a cousin of Mr. Hartung.

The pall bearers were six brothers of Jos Hartung: Frank, Arthur, George, Clarence, Tony and Henry. Relatives from away who came to attend the funeral were Misses Lena and Elizabeth Hartung of Madison; Mike Wiedenholdt and son Joe of Dubuque, Iowa; Mrs. Theresa Splinter and her son, Rev. Father Splinter, of Camp Douglas; Frank and Arthur Hartung of Chicago; George Hartung of Grant County; Clarence Hartung, who teaches in a high school in Michigan; Mr. and Mrs. Tony Lezotte and family and Miss Grace Lezotte of Neenah, Irving and Marvin Lezotte and Mrs. Hartel of Ft. Atkinson; Mr. and Mrs. Leo Vitten of Tony; Mrs. Esther Nelson of Ladysmith.



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