Ida (1874 - 1940)
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Surnames: Kissling, Kuechenmeister, Raether, Bentz, Zickuhr, Wiswedel, Baumann, Kurth, Drescher, Bratz, Junchen
----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thurs., 25 April 1940
Kissling, Mrs. Theodore (11 Feb. 1874 - 22 April 1940)
Mrs. Theodore Kissling, 66, passed away Monday, April 22, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Arthur Kuechenmeister, in the town of Grant, with heart trouble. She had not been well for several years.
Mrs. Kissling was born February 11, 1874, in Germany, her parents being Mr. and Mrs. John Raether. She came to America in 1894, and for 31 years she had been a resident of Clark County. She was married to Theodore Kissling February 18, 1898, at Marengo, Illinois.
Four children were born to them: Millie, Mrs. Leo Bentz, Woodstock, Ill.; Eleanore, Mrs. Arthur Kuechenmeister, Neillsville; Harry, of the town of Grant and Theodore of Washburn Township. She is survived by her children, five grandchildren and by two sisters: Mrs. Herman Zickuhr, Marengo, Ill.; and Mrs. Wiswedel of Woodstock, Ill. Mr. Kissling was killed in an automobile accident July 7, 1931, at Kurth’s corners. After his death, Mrs. Kissling lived with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Bentz, at Woodstock, for about a year and then returned to the home farm to keep house for her son, Theodore.
Mr. and Mrs. Kissling were highly respected residents of the community, enjoying the confidence of a wide circle of friends and acquaintances in and beyond their own neighborhood. They were successful farmers, energetic and intelligent and took an active interest in all things aiming toward the betterment, of conditions about them.
Funeral services were held at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Neillsville, at 2 p.m. Wednesday, following brief services at the home. Rev. William A. Baumann conducted the rites. Burial took place in the American Lutheran Cemetery at Granton. The pallbearers were: William Kurth, Alfred Drescher, Ernest Kuechenmeister, Henry Braatz, Carl Braatz, and Ernest Junchen.
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