Obit: Radtke, Ottelia (1857 - 1917)

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----Source: COLBY PHONOGRAPH (Colby, Wis.) 06/07/1917

Radtke, Ottelia (11 MAR 1857 - 4 JUN 1917)

Mrs. August Radtke died at her home in the town of Colby, Clark County, Wis., June 4, 1917, of chronic Bright's disease.

A few weeks ago Mrs. Radtke and her husband, who is also suffering from an ailment, went to Waukesha to seek relief by taking the mud baths and, after taking the treatment a short time, it was evident that she was too weak to continue. She was brought home a week ago last Friday and gradually grew weaker and weaker until it was realized that the end of earthly life for her was near.

Ottelia Klickman was born in Waukesha Co. on March 11, 1857, and was married to August Radtke of Fond du Lac on Aug. 27, 1878. They came to Colby, shortly after they were married and settled on the farm, which they sold several years ago to Albert Staples. After selling this place they moved onto the farm near Abbotsford, which has been their home since.

Three daughters were born to them, Mrs. Caspar Helmes of Catawba, Mrs. Louis F. Frome of the town of Colby, and Mrs. Henry Franz of the town of Hull, Marathon, Co., who, with the husband an father, mourn the loss of a devoted wife and mother.

The funeral will be held tomorrow (Friday) afternoon, from Zion's Lutheran Church in this city, Rev. C. C. Hartenstein officiating, and the remains will be place in the Colby Cemetery.



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