Obit: Portz, Harriet (1877 - 1938)

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Surnames: Portz, Cook, Fredrickson, Price, Mills, Davis, Gildernick, Beil, Fenske, Grobe, Meissner, Meyer, Montag, Seleene, LeCount

----Source: A Collection of Articles from Millie Lee

Portz, Mrs. Adolph (Harriet)

Funeral services for Mrs. Adolph Portz, 61, town of Fremont, who was instantly killed in an automobile accident early Sunday afternoon; were conducted Tuesday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock at the Evangelical Church. The Rev. E P Manley, pastor, conducted the rites and also officiated at a short service at 1:30 o'clock at Baer-Lange funeral home, Marshfield.

From Chili, the body was taken to Waukesha, where burial was made this afternoon in the Prairie Home cemetery.

The fatal accident occurred as Mr. and Mrs. Portz, riding in a light truck, were struck by an Omaha eastbound freight train at a railroad crossing, 1 mile east of Chili. Mr. Portz was seriously injured in the accident.

At the services, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lindow, Mrs. Ferdinand Schilling and Henry Nebel, all of Chili, sang three selections, "When They Ring Those Golden Bells for You and Me," "Home, Beautiful Home," and "Sometime We'll Understand." Mrs. Albert Grimm, Chili, was pianist.

Pallbearers were Irving Davis, James Gildernick, Adolph Beil, Charles Fenske, Ed Grobe and Ed Meissner, all of Chili. FLower girls were Ada Delora Mills and Marguerite Meyer, Marshfield, and Genevieve Montag and Esther Beil, Chili.

Relative and friends attending the rites here and at Chili included Mr. and Mrs. Einor Frederickson, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Frederickson, Mrs. Harry Seleene, and James, Donald, Hazel, and Arthur Portz, all of Waukesha; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Meyer, Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Mills and Miss Delight Mills, Marshfield; and the Rev. and Mrs. J M LeCount, Dorchester.

Mrs and Mrs. Roy Portz, Chili, and Mr. and Mrs. William Mills, Marshfield, attended the services here and at Chili and also went to Waukesha to attend the burial.

 

 


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