Obit: Wittlinger, Charles (1859 - 1907)

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----Source: LOYAL TRIBUNE (Loyal, Clark County, Wis.) 04/18/1907

Wittlinger, Charles (10 MAR 1859 - 13 APR 1907)

Charles Wittlinger died at his home seven miles northeast of this village (Loyal, Clark County, Wis.) in the town of Beaver on Saturday morning, April 13, 1907, after an illness of but a few days, of double pneumonia, at the age of forty-eight years.

Mr. Wittlinger was born at Dale, Wis., on March 10, 1859, and was married to Miss Alma Pipkorn in the year of 1890. In 1903 he moved from Dale to the farm he occupied when he died.

It was the writer's good fortune to have known him and we knew him only to esteem him. Today we miss his kindly smile and friendly greeting. Only a few days ago we sat before his bier in the church near the scene of his happy days. We stood by his open grave as the last sad rites were performed, and as the clay of earth closed above his silent resting place. The silver cord is loosed, the golden bowl is broken, the dust has returned to the earth as it was; the spirit has returned to the God who gave it. His was a heart of gold, whose honesty and generosity is well known to all who knew him well.

To the broken hearted wife and eight children who sit in sorrow where his footsteps shall never again find echo, we extend the sympathy of one who loved him as a brother. He is also mourned by one sister, Mrs. W. Lapp of Dale and two brothers, George of Fox Lake and Henry of Dakota.

The funeral services were held at the M. E. Church in the town of Beaver on Monday afternoon at one o'clock and the remains interred in that cemetery with Modern Woodman honors. He was a member of that order for a number of years. Rev. G. W. Austin of Colby officiated.

Those who attended the funeral from abroad were Mrs. W. Lapp and daughter, Velda, William and Lulu Blue of Dale, George Wittlinger of Fox Lake and Leonard Pipkorn of Fremont.



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