Obit: Dudei, John #2 (1862 - 1941)
Contact:  Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Dudei, Worchel, White, Kurth, Baumann, Hetzel, Felser, Steinzerg, Radtke, Schwichtenberg, Hemp, Kleaver, Dorst, Kalsow, Naedler, Nemitz

----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thurs., 23 Oct. 1941

Dudei, John (9 June 1862 - 17 Oct. 1941)

Born in Schleusingen, Germany, June nine, 1862, to August and Dora (Worchel) Dudei, John Dudei came to this country in June, 1888. Three years previously, on January 18, 1885, he was married to Caroline White. Coming directly to Clark County, Mr. Dudeiís first employment was on the farm of Charlie Kurth, father of Will Kurth, in the town of Grant.

In 1893, Mr. Dudei purchased a tract of land in the town of Seif where he and his wife set out to build a home. The long, hard task of transforming a wilderness into tillable land and erecting buildings was accomplished after years of toil and sacrifice.

In 1913, Mr. and Mrs. Dudei moved to Neillsville, purchasing a home on the north side. Mr. Dudei worked for the city as long as he was able. Several years ago he suffered a broken hip in a fall, from which he never completely recovered. About a month ago he became ill with a heart ailment, later being taken to the Neillsville where he passed away at 11:40 p.m. October 17, at the age of 79.

Funeral services were held Monday at St. Johnís Lutheran Church, Rev. William A. Baumann officiating. Burial was made in the Neillsville Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife and five daughters, namely: Augusta, Mrs. Albert Hetzel, West Bend; Emma, Mrs. Joe Felser, Neillsville; Laura, Mrs. Otto Steinberg, Fairchild; Ida, Mrs. Carl Radtke, Neillsville; and Ella, Mrs. John Schwintenberg, West Bend; seventeen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Three children preceded him in death. He also leaves a brother, Bruno, Granton, and a sister, Anna, Mrs. Albert Hemp, Neillsville, Wis. Here for the rites from distant places were: Mr. and Mrs. John Schwichtenberg and family, Mrs. Albert Hetzel, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Kleaver and family and Mr. Kleaver, all of West Bend; Mr. and Mrs. Otto Steinberg, Fairchild and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Dorst and family, Chili.

The pallbearers were; Frank Hemp, William Hemp, Emil Mattson, Albert Kalsow, William Nemitz and Henry Naedler.



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