Obit: Ratzburg, Clara Dora Lucille (1915 - 1943)

Contact: Crystal Wendt
Email: crystal@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

Surnames: Ratzburg, Schmidt, Langholz, Lemke, Meyer, Zipfel, Young, Goppelt, Sloper, Phelps, Muche, Polinskie, Hemple, Ballard, Phipps, Halverson, Smith

----Source: The Loyal Tribune (Loyal, Clark County, Wisconsin) Thurs., Sept. 16, 1943

-Ratzburg, Clara (28 Dec. 1915 - 9 Sept. 1943)

Mrs. Louis Ratzburg

Mrs. Louis Ratzburg, 27, died at a Madison Hospital Thursday, Sept, 9, after being a patient there for only a short time.

Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Trinity Lutheran Church, with the Rev. J. C. Langholz officiating. Burial was made in the Lutheran Cemetery. The body lay in state at the Ohlrogge Funeral Home from Saturday morning until the time of the services.

Mrs. Ratzburg, the former Clara Schmidt, is survived by her husband, a daughter, Roma Alice, 8; a son, Robert Oscar, 2; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred H. Schmidt of Greenwood, and by a number of brothers and sisters. She was married on Sept. 27, 1933, and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

Those from away who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Emil Lemke and Harvey and Virginia Lemke of Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Meyer and Mrs. Anna Zipfel of Neillsville; Mrs. John Young of Stanley; Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Goppelt Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schmidt and Mrs. George Sloper of Waupun; Mrs. Catherine Phelps and Mrs. Edna Phelps of Fort Atkinson; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Muche of Mayville; Mr. and Mrs. Gust Polinskie and daughter Ruth and Mr. and Mrs. William Schmidt and daughter Lorena of Oakfield; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Hemple and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Ballard of Rosendale; Mr, and Mrs. Judson Phipps of Granton; Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Halverson and Mrs. Charles Schmidt of Curtiss, and August Smith of Fond du Lac.

The Loyal Tribune extends its sympathy to the bereaved relatives.

Card of Thanks

We wish to extend out sincere thanks to each and every one who in any way expressed sympathy for us in our recent sorrow.

Louis Ratzburg and children, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ratzburg, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schmidt.

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Another obit was found in an unknown location:

Mrs. Louis Ratzburg Passes Away

Mrs. Louis Ratzburg, of Loyal, nee Clara Schmidt, 27, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schmidt of Greenwood passed away at a Madison hospital on Thursday, September 9, 1943, being a patient there for only a short time.

She was married on September 7, 1933 and was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church at Loyal.

Funeral Services were held Sunday, September 12 at the Trinity Lutheran Church at Loyal at 4:oo p.m. Rev. C. J. Lanholz officiated. She was laid to rest in the Lutheran Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, a daughter Roma Alice, 8, a son Robert Oscar, 2, of Loyal. Her parents of Greenwood and a number of brothers and sisters.

Those from away who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Emil Lemke and Harvey and Virginia Lemke of Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Meyer and Mrs. Anna Zipfel of Neillsville; Mrs. John Young of Stanley; Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Goppelt Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schmidt and Mrs. George Sloper of Waupun; Mrs. Catherine Phelps and Mrs. Edna Phelps of Fort Atkinson; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Muche of Mayville; Mr. and Mrs. Gust Polinskie and daughter Ruth and Mr. and Mrs. William Schmidt and daughter Lorena of Oakfield; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Hemple and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Ballard of Rosendale; Mr. and Mrs. Judson Phipps of Granton; Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Halverson and Mrs. Charles Schmidt of Curtiss, and August Smith of Fond du Lac.

**Obit was given to me by Roma Ratzburg Schram (daughter of Clara & Louis. Roma is a 1st cousin to me [Crystal McDonald Wendt] .)

Sisters: Catherine "Kitty" (Frankline) Phelps, Elsie (Alfred) Muche, Lydia (Adolph) Goppelt, Jr.; Lucille (Judson) Phipps, *Gladys (Carl) Gottschalk, Luella Schmidt (died at the age of 15)

Brothers: *Henry Fredrich Arthur Schmidt, *Lester Lyle Leo Schmidt (my grandpa) , *Frederick Theodore Otto Schmidt

*Not listed; uncertain why.

 

 


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