Obit: Pusheck, Matilda "Tillie" (1872 - 1932)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Pusheck, Sternitzky, Grottke, Helm, Moh, Bierwagon, Steinbach, Hoeh, Gauger, Opelt

----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 21 Jan. 1932

Pusheck, Matilda "Tillie" (22 Jan. 1872 - 12 Jan. 1932)

Mrs. Matilda Pusheck died at the home of her son Ernest, on a farm near Chili, at 11 o’clock in the evening, Jan. 12, after an illness of three months of a complication of diseases. She had been up and around until three days before her death.

Tillie, as she was always called, was born in the Town of Lynn, Jan. 22, 1872 and had reached the age of 59 years, 11 months and 20 days at the time of her death. She was the second daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Sternitzky, early settlers of the town of Lynn, and grew up on the farm and was confirmed in the Lutheran Church at Maple Works.

She was married to Adolph Pusheck of Chicago in the Maple Works Lutheran Church, Nov. 7, 1894. He took his bride to Brookfield, Ill., where they lived for 14 years. In 1908 they returned to Lynn and made their home on a farm until 1916 when they moved to the farm near Chili which is now owned by their son Ernest. Mr. Pusheck died in May 1928.

She leaves to mourn her departure Carl Pusheck of Chili; Ernest on the home place; Lydia, Mrs. Fred Grottke of Lynn and three sisters, Mrs. Ferdinand Helm of Lynn, Mrs. L. E. Moh of Granton and Mrs. Chas. Bierwagon of California. One sister, Mrs. Phillip Steinbach, died a number of years ago. She leaves also many near relatives and friends.

Mrs. Pusheck was a faithful member of the Zion Lutheran Aid society of Granton ever since it was organized in 1917, where she will be greatly missed. She was a kind and loving mother, sister and kind neighbor and had a pleasant smile for everyone and was always ready to lend a helping hand.

The funeral was held at the Lutheran church at Granton, Rev. Clar Hoeh officiating. She was laid to rest in the church cemetery by the side of her husband. The pallbearers were six nephews, Henry and Louis Helm, Arnold, Herbert, Edward and Erwin Sternitzky. The flower girls were Anita Helm, Dorothy and Gertrude Grottke and Leona Moh. Those from away who attended the funeral were a brother-in-law, Henry Gauger of LaGrange, Ill.; Mrs. Alma Pusheck of LaGrange, Mrs. Anita Helm of Eau Claire and Mr. and Mrs. Max Opelt of Levis.

The last golden tint of the twilight, as the sun sank low in the west, Fell like a soft benediction, O’er the grave where our loved one doth rest. In the conflict of life we shall miss her, where bravely she stood by our side, we pause at the brink of the river, where her soul drifted forth on the tide.


Re: Obit: Pusheck, Matilda "Tillie" (1872 - 1932)

Contact: Marlene Shepard

Do you perchance have more information about what happened to Leona Moh? I understand that she left the Granton area around 1936 and moved to the Chicago area.




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