Obit: Pitts, Emma (1874 - 1938)
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Surnames: Pitts, Lustig, Kalkofen, Buzek, Robinson, Legate, Bixler

----Sources: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 21 April 1938

Pitts, Emma (24 Nov. 1874 - 14 April 1938)

Emma Lustig Pitts, daughter of Ernest and Caroline Lustig, was born November 24, 1874, in the town of Lynn, Clark County, Wis., and departed this life at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred Kalkofen of Antigo at 2:25 p.m. Thursday, April 14, 1938. Her age was 63 years, 4 months and 20 days. Death was caused by cancer. She had been ailing for about one year and was bed-fast for the last five weeks.

Her marriage to Joseph Arthur Pitts occurred April 28, 1897. She was a resident of the Clark County all her life, living in Neillsville for about 18 years. The departed was a member of the Zion Evangelical and Reformed church, and also a member of the Ladies’ Aid.

She leaves to mourn her departure her aged mother, Mrs. Caroline Lustig, of Neillsville and the following children, Mrs. George (Ida) Buzek, Hortonville; Mrs. E. (Clara) Kalkofen, Antigo; Ernest Pitts, Chicago, Ill.; Mrs. Ed (Maude) Robinson, Milltown; Mrs. Robert (Laura) Legate, Neillsville; one brother, Fred Lustig, Minneapolis, Minn., and 17 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father; two brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services were held at Antigo Saturday morning at 10 o’clock and at Neillsville Monday afternoon at 1:30 from the Schiller Funeral Home and at 2 o’clock from the Zion Evangelical and Reformed church, Rev. Wilson M. Bixler officiating. Burial was made in the Neillsville Cemetery.



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