Obit: Witt, Alvina (1872 - 1948)

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Surnames: Witt, Langholz, Knaack, Lebeck, Laufenberg, Getner, Franck, Tiedt, Hufe, Degner, Scheer, Timm, Bohl, Rhiel, Wittlinger, Wepfer, Parker, Spooner, Fahrenbach, Gates, Paral, Scheel, Shulhauser, Van Dreel

----Sources: Scrap book one: by Elsa Lange Hardrath & Dorthaleen Edwards Hardrath Contributed by Halbert "Bud" Hardrath

Witt, Alvina (23 Aug. 1872 - 28 Dec. 1948)

DEATH TAKES LOYAL WOMAN YESTERDAY

Funeral Services for Mrs. Fred Witt to Be Held Friday

(by News-Herald Correspondent)

Loyal - Mrs. Fred Witt, 76, died at her home Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock. A heart attack caused her death.

The Rev. J. C. Langholz will officiate at the funeral services to be held at the Trinity Lutheran Church Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The body will lie in state at the Loyal Funeral Home starting this afternoon until Friday noon when it will be brought to the church. Interment will take place in the Loyal Cemetery.

Mrs. Witt, formerly Alvina Knaack, was born August 23, 1872 Hortonville, Wis. She married Fred Witt and lived on a farm in the Town of Beaver until 1932 when they came to Loyal. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church.

Surviving besides her husband are eight children, Fred Jr. and William, Watertown; Elmer, Loyal; Mrs. Fred (Elda) Lebeck, Marshfield; John, St. Paul, Minn.; Harvey, Curtiss; Mrs. H. U. (Hilda) Laufenberg, West Allis; and Mrs. Edna Getner, Green Bay. Three sisters also survive Mrs. Emma Franck, Appleton; Mrs. Louisa Tiedt, Black Creek; and Mrs. Minnie Huge, Milwaukee, Ore.

She had 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

----Sources: Scrap book one: by Elsa Lange Hardrath & Dorthaleen Edwards Hardrath Contributed by Halbert "Bud" Hardrath

Paper dated Monday, 3 Jan. 1949; Page 11

WITT RITES HELD AT LOYAL CHURCH

Burial Services Read For 76-Year-Old Resident Friday

(by News-Herald Correspondent)

Loyal - Funeral services for Mrs. Fred Witt, 76, were held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Trinity Lutheran Church, the Rev. J. C. Langholz officiating. Burial was made in the Loyal Cemetery.

Mrs. Witt died at her home Tuesday afternoon.

Pallbearers were August Price, Ernest Molle, Adolph Molle, Fred Raeck, Otto Becker, and Herman Hardrath.

Flower girls include Dorothy Degner, Lois Degner, Jean Laufenberg, and Jean and Joan Witt, all granddaughters.

Eunice Langholz and Wilma Deuermeyer sang "Oh, Where Is the Home of the Soul To Be Found," "Abide With Me," and "Let Me Go."

Out-of-town persons attending were Mr. and Mrs. Fred Witt, Watertown; Mr. and Mrs. William Witt, Watertown; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lebeck, Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. John Witt, St. Paul, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Witt, Curtiss; Mr. and Mrs. Herman Laufenberg, Milwaukee; and Mrs. Al Degner, Green Bay.

Also Mr. and Mrs. Robert Tiedt, Black Creek; mr. and Mrs. Ed Franck, Appleton; Alvin Tiedt, Black Creek; Mrs. Frieda Knaack, Mrs. Marlin Timm, Milton Knaack, Appleton; Mr. and Mrs. John Scheer, Unity; Mr. and Mrs. John Bohl, Appleton; Mrs. Mary Rhiel, Black Creek; Mr. and Mrs. Orland Scheer, Unity; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Witt, Abbotsford; and Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Witt, Stanley.

Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Wittlinger, Curitss; William Wepfer, Colby; Mr. and Mrs. Howard Parker, Appleton; Mrs. James Laufenberg, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Norton Spooner, Marshfield; Miss Evelyn Fahrenbach, Curtiss; Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Gates, Marshfield; Mrs. Mary Paral, St. Paul; William Scheel, Abbotsford; Mrs. William Schulhauser; Mrashfield; and Mrs. Jerome Van Dreel, Abbotsford.

Additional note in margin:

--Spouse to Fred Witt

--Son Elmer was married to Emma Lange, sister of Elsa Lange Hardrath.

 

 


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