Obit: Ottow, Frieda P. (1911 - 2002)
Surnames: OTTOW SCHROEDER ESHENBERG BYCKMAN
----Source: TRIBUNE-RECORD-GLEANER (Loyal, Wis.) 12/18/2002
Ottow, Frieda P. (23 JUN 1911 - 10 DEC 2002)
Frieda P. Ottow, 91, Neillsville, died on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2002, at the Memorial Nursing Home, Neillsville. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., on Friday, Dec. 13, at the United Church of Christ, Neillsville. Music was provided by Deon Spangler, organist, and Todd Wall, soloist. The Rev. James Mohr officiated. Pallbearers were Bertie Schultz, Pink Van Gordon, Bill Rizner, Paul Mohr, Jeff Barth, Bob Lulloff and Wenny Elmhorst. Honorary pallbearers were Fred Vornholt and Todd Wall.
Frieda Pauline Schroeder was born on June 23, 1911, in Granton, to Otto and Emma (nee Eshenberg) Schroeder. She attended the Cannonville School. She graduated from Neillsville High School in 1927 and the teachers’ training course in 1928. She taught school for two years and married Harold Ottow on Oct. 10, 1931. They farmed in the town of Pine Valley until 1937, when they moved to the town of Grant. They farmed there for 30 years, moving to the city of Neillsville in 1967. She worked at several restaurants and for five years at Memorial Hospital. She lived in her home until June 1999. She moved to Country View Apartments in 1999 and to the Angelus Retirement Community in 2002. Her interests included gardening and flowers. Survivors include one daughter, Bette Ryckman, Reno, Nev.; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Harold, on May 31, 1970; her parents; one sister and two stepbrothers.
The Gesche Funeral Home, Neillsville, assisted the family with arrangements.
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