Obit: Holtz, Walter F. (1908 - 1958)

Contact:  Jane Rasmussen


----Source: Rasmussen Family Scrapbook (Probably from Marshfield News Herald)

Holtz, Walter F. (25 June 1908 - 9 JAN 1958)

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Georgas Funeral Home for Walter Fred Holtz, 49, of 207 E. Ninth St., who died Thursday morning of a heart attack at the American Stores Dairy Co., where he was employed.

The Rev. Albert Guthmiller, pastor of Evangelical and Reformed Church, will officiate at the rites. Burial will be made in the Neillsville Cemetery.

Walter F. Holtz was born in Neillsville June 25, 1908 and was educated in the Neillsville schools. As a young man he worked with his father in a blacksmith shop. Later he left Neillsville to work elsewhere. He returned to the city about 20 years ago and had worked in the American stores Dairy since.

His marriage to Ella Meske took place Oct. 2, 1933 at Winona, Minn. She survives him. Other survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Henry (Virginia) Thoma, route 3, Neillsville, and Doris Holtz at home; five sisters, Mrs. William (Emma) Bey and Mrs. Leo (Ella) Brickheimer, Marshfield; Mrs. Lee (Martha) Allen, Neillsville; Mrs. H. G. (Minnie) Bickel, Milwaukee; and Mrs. Elmer (Hilda) Hartnagle, Buffalo City; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Earnest and a brother who died in infancy.

(Another obit for Walter F. Holtz, probably from the Clark County Press follows)

Walter Fred Holtz, 49, of 29 East 9th St., Neillsville, died Jan. 9, 1958, of a heart attack suffered while at work at the American Stores Dairy Co.

Mr. Holtz was born June 25, 1908, in Neillsville, Clark County, Wis., the son of the late August and Augusta (Ratzloff) Holtz. He received his education in the Neillsville Schools and for many years worked with his father in the Holtz Blacksmith Shop, and worked a few years out-of-town. After his return to Neillsville he was married to the former Ella Meske on Oct. 2, 1933, at Winona, Minn. He has been an employee of the American Stores Dairy plant for 20 years and had reported to work as usual on the morning of his death.

He is survived by his wife and two daughters, Mrs. Henry (Virginia) Thoma, Neillsvile, Rt. 3, and Miss Doris Holtz, at home, and two grandchildren.

Other survivors include five sisters: Mrs. William (Emma) Bey, Marshfield; Mrs. Lee (Martha) Allen, Neillsville; Mrs. H. G. (Minnie) Bickel, Milwaukee; Mrs. Leo (Ella) Brickheimer, Marshfield; and Mrs. Elmer (Hilda) Hartnagel of Buffalo City.

Funeral services for Mr. Holtz were conducted Saturday, Jan. 11, from the Georgas Funeral home. The Rev. Albert Guthmiller, pastor of the Evangelical and Reformed Church, officiated, and burial was made in the Neillsville Cemetery.

Pallbearers were: Albert Holtz, Norman Lynch, Walter Wagner, John Wyer, Edward Zank and Ernest Gaden.

Mrs. George Malafa and Mrs. Walter Wagner were in charge of the flowers. Ella Wall, accompanied by Miss Susan Wall, sang several selections.

People from out-of-town attending were: Mrs. Elmer Hartnagel, Cochrane; Mr. and Mrs. Lee Brickheimer, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Brickheimer, Bill and Janet, Mrs. William Bey, Misses Ruth and Sandra Bey, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Schmoll and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Meske and family and Alice Suplicke, all of Marshfield; Mrs. Gordon Mills, Eau Claire; Mr. and Mrs. Archie Buell, Augusta; Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Bickel, Milwaukee; Mrs. Herman Belter, Granton; Mrs. Andrew Johnson, Alma Center; Mr. and Mrs. William Grottke, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Schmitz and daughter Sauk City.



© Every submission is protected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998.


Show your appreciation of this freely provided information by not copying it to any other site without our permission.


Become a Clark County History Buff


Report Broken Links

A site created and maintained by the Clark County History Buffs
and supported by your generous donations.


Webmasters: Leon Konieczny, Tanya Paschke,

Janet & Stan Schwarze, James W. Sternitzky,

Crystal Wendt & Al Wessel