Obit: Kopplin, Otto Emil (1892 - 1936)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Kopplin, Klann, Moran, Baumann, Schultz, Seif, Thompson, Rusch, Cook, Anacker, Kalnn, Bartosz, Schroeder, Seton, Perkins, Fradenburgh, Hiles

----Sources: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 24 Dec. 1936

Kopplin, Otto Emil (20 July 1892 - 18 Dec. 1936)

Otto Emil Kopplin died in Chicago, Dec. 18 at 11:20 p.m., after an illness of only three days from pneumonia.

Deceased was born at Fort Winnebago, near Portage, July 20, 1892, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Kopplin. He grew to manhood there enlisted in the World Wear and served 13 months overseas.

On July 20, 191, he was married at Portage to Alfrieda Klann of Neillsville, Wis.

For eight years they lived in Neillsville, Mr. Kopplin working in the condensery, then moved to Chicago where he worked in a foundry for four years; came back here and lived three years on the Chas. Hiles farm and moved back to Chicago again in 1934, where he again was employed in the foundry.

Besides his wife and one son Robert, he has one brother, Julius Kopplin, and one sister, Nora, Mrs. Martin Moran, both of Portage. He leaves also many more distant relatives and a host of friends.

He was a loving husband and father, always willing to help anyone in need, and well like by everyone in who knew him.

Funeral services were held at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Neillsville, Tuesday at 2 o’clock; burial taking place in Neillsville cemetery. Rev. Wm. Baumann officiating.

The pallbearers were Charles Schultz, August Klann, Herman Klann, Fred Seif, Wm. Klann and Martin Moran.

Those from out of town attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Martin Moran, Mr. and Mrs. Julius Kopplin and children, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Thompson, Julius Rusch, Charles Cook, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Anacker and son, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Klann, Mrs. John Bartosz and son all from Portage, Mrs. Max Schroeder and daughter of Oshkosh; Mr. and Mrs. Perry Sexton of Milwaukee; James Perkins of Chicago and Mr. and Mrs. Archie Fradenburg of Humbird.



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