Obit: Smith, August J. (1867 - 1945)

Contact:  Ken Wood


----Source: MARSHFIELD NEWS HERALD (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) 08/04/1945; P. 5

Smith, August J. (19 JUL 1867 - 26 JUL 1945)

Greenwood, Clark Co., Wis. - Funeral services for August J. Smith, 78, who died July 26, 1945 at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schmidt, Greenwood, were held Monday afternoon, July 30, at 3 o’clock at the Candlish Chapel in Fond du Lac, the Rev. B. J. Stecker officiating. Interment was made in Rosendale Cemetery.

Vocal solos were given by Mrs. Percy Koslosky with Mrs. W. E. Tennant as organist. Serving as pallbearers were Louis and Reynold Miller, and Edward and Emil Smith.

Mr. Smith, long a farm resident in the Eldorado and Rosendale vicinity, was born in the Town of Eldorado July 19, 1867, the son of William and Wilhelmina (Priepke) Smith. He lived on farms in the Town of Eldorado for two years, the Town of Springvale for a year, then in Clark County, near Dorchester, until 1910, returning to a farm near Rosendale to stay for seven years. The past 10 years were spent in Fond du Lac.

His wife, Minnie, whom he married at Ripon Nov. 9, 1893, died April 1, 1940. Since her death he had been making his home with a daughter, Mrs. Alvina Johnson, at Fond du Lac, coming to Greenwood this spring to spend the summer at the Fred Schmidt home.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Fred Schmidt, Greenwood; Mrs. Alvin Johnson, Fond du Lac; and Mrs. Harold Roberts, Kohler; 12 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren. A sister, Mrs. Augusta Stollfuss died June 26, 1945.

Attending the funeral from away were Mr. and Mrs. Harold Roberts and son, Kenneth, and Doris Barker, Kohler; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schmidt and daughter, Gladys, Greenwood; Mrs. Gusta Schmidt, Curtiss; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Muche, Mayville; Mrs. Catherine Phelps, Sheboygan; Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Geppelt, Waupun; Donald Johnson, fireman first class, Seattle, Wash.; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Plagenz, Mrs. Fred Kutz, and Mrs. Virginia Doentopp, Ripon; Miss Betty Hoffman, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. William Smith, Withee; and relatives and friends from the Eldorado and Rosendale vicinity.



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