Obit: Muetzelburg, William F. (1868 - 1932)
Transcriber: Audrey Roedel
Surnames: MUETZELBURG DEGEN LEONHARDT
----Sources: The Loyal Tribune 28 July 1932
Muetzelburg, William F. (5 JAN 1868 - 18 JUL 1932)
The deceased Wilhelm Frederick Muetzelburg was born at Fergitz, Branenbury, Germany. Being born of Christian parents he was given to the Lord in the Sacrament of Holy Baptism and later received Christian training. Being nearly 6 months of age he left his native country with his mother and brothers and sisters, coming to U. S. A. and located in Sheboygan where the family resided for 14 years and then moved to Clark County, in the Town of Loyal where the deceased and his brother Carl purchased a farm, which is known as the Ed. Haslow farm, where the two brothers successfully farmed for many years and then retired to the Village of Loyal. On the 23rd day of Sept. 1923, the deceased was married to Mrs. Mary Muetzelburg.
The deceased was a member of the local Trinity Ev. Luth. Church for a period of nearly 40 years. About 11 years ago the deceased, who had always enjoyed good health, was taken with an attack of Pernicious Anemia. In the month of April he received another attack which caused him to remain in his sick bed most of the time.
On July 5th he as yet strengthened himself by partaking of the Lord’s Supper, preparing and making ready for death. In all his suffering he proved himself a patient sufferer and was at all times grateful for all the ministrations of love extended to him. On Wednesday evening at 8:15 P. M. he peacefully called out of this time into eternity and we hope that he entered the rest that is in afore for the people of God. The deceased attained the age of 64 years, 6 months and 13 days. He leaves to mourn his departures his sorrowing wife, and 9 step-children, viz.: Elsa of Cleveland; Viola of Milwaukee; Hugo of Elkhart Lake; Erwin of Cleveland; Arthur of Cleveland; Olivia of Sheboygan; Roland of Sheboygan and Karl of Cleveland. Also one brother and 2 sisters, viz: Carl Muetzelburg of Loyal; Mrs. Wilhelmina Degen of Loyal; and Mrs. Hanna Leonhardt of Medford, besides numerous other relatives and a host of friends who have one heart of sympathy in their bereavement.
The funeral was held at the home of the deceased on Saturday, July 23rd at 2 P. M. and from thence the remains were brought to the Trinity Lutheran Church, Rev. H. F. Leshensky officiating. Burial took place in Dodgeville Cemetery.
The Pall bearers were: Fred Degen, Fred Luchterhand, Elmer Shupe, Oscar Ratzburg, Ed. Haslow and August Witt.
Those from out of town attending the funeral included: Mrs. Herm, Leonhards, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Herman Leonhards, Jr. Mrs. Walter Reiman of Medford; Mrs. Henry Kolb, Mr. Wm. Roepel, Mr. Erwin Muetzelburg, Mr. and Mrs. Alb. Neumann Jr. mr. Arthur Muetzelburg, Mr. Karl Muetzelburg all of Cleveland; Mrs. Otto Whithuin; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Kautzer and family. Mr. Roland Muetzelburg of Sheboygan; Mrs. Emily Eckards; Mr. and Mrs. Roland Kolb, Chelsea, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Sachse, Colby, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Muetzelburg, Elkart Lake, Wis., Mrs. Richard Boethel and Margaret of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Degen, West Allis, Wis., and Rev. August Degen of Burlington.
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