Obit: Eichinger, George L. (1902 - 1931)
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----Sources: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 10/22/1931

Eichinger, George L. (24 AUG 1902 - 16 OCT 1931)

George Lewis Eichinger, former resident of Medford (Taylor Co., Wis.), died at the home of his sister, Mrs. John Bauernfeind, Thorp, Clark Co., Wis., Friday, Oct. 16, 1931. Death was due to pulmonary tuberculosis.

George Eichinger was born at Medford, Wis., Aug. 24th, 1902 and attended the Catholic Parochial school there. At the age of 15 he entered St. Nazience College and studied there for one and one-half years. At 17 he began his trade as blacksmith and steelsmith, at which occupation he worked almost steadily. In 1919 he went to Brazil, S.A. with his parents where he was occupied as steelsmith on ships. In 1922 he returned to the States, spent one year at Park Falls, Wis. and then went to Sheboygan, Wis., where he joined the National Guards in 1924. He remained in Sheboygan until 1927 and then spent a year in Canada in the employ of G.J. Ruggles as prospector. Returning from Canada he went to Chicago, working there as steelsmith, where through an accident he developed a hemorrhage of of the lungs. This developed into tuberculosis and after spending several years at the Chicago Municipal Sanitarium he was discharged as cured. He then rested and recuperated one year at the home of his sister, Mrs. John Bauernfeind, Thorp, Wis. Feeling strong again he forged out for himself again working at various occupations, first as salesman for the Gibson Lumber Co., then as carpenter and blacksmith. In the summer of 1930 his health gradually failed and he again rested, this time at the Lake Tomahawk Camp. While there he was permitted to work as steelsmith until he again became ill and was transferred to Statesan, Wis., until July 13th, when he left the sanitarium and camped a short distance from Thorp in the hope of recovering his health. After a short time of gaining he again began to fail, and being brought to town, died at 11 o’clock a.m. Oct. 16th, 1931, at the age of 29 years.

The remains were taken to the home of his sister, Mrs. Jos. Bauernfeind, Dorchester, Wis.

The funeral was held from St. Louis Catholic Church Monday morning, the Rev. Paul Pitzenberger officiating. Mr. Ed Decker and Herman Sebolt of Dorchester, and his four nephews, George and Joseph Bauernfeind of Dorchester, and Alvin and Leon Bauernfeind of Thorp, acted as pallbearers.

He leaves to mourn his untimely death, his mother, Mrs. Geo. Eichinger, Sr., one brother, Joseph, of Chicago, and seven sisters, Mrs. Earl Smith, Mrs. Jos. Bauernfeind, of Dorchester, Mrs. John Bauernfeind, Thorp, Sister Mary Maximina, O.S.F., Sister Mary Asella, O.S.F., Sister Mary Hermella, O.S.F., and Sister Mary Gisela, O.S.F., all of St. Joseph’s Convent, Milwaukee, Wis.

Those from out of town attending the funeral were Ven, Sr. Mary Asella, O.S.F., Ven. Sr. Mary Maximina, O.S.F., Mrs. Bernard Kluetsch, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Akerman and Mr. and Mrs. Keys, of Moliton, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Grabon, Thorp, Mrs. Jos. Bach, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bach, Mr. Matt Bach, Mr. Frank Bach, Mrs. Joseph Bauer, Mrs. John Laher and children, Arthur and Erma, Mrs. Aug. Lange, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bauer, Mr. and Mrs. John Kosnter, Mr. John Fleischman and Mr. Ans. Fleischman, all of Medford, and Mrs. E.J. Young and Miss Mollie O’Connor of Owen, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. John Schmidt of Thorp, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Apple of Abbotsford, Wis.



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