Obit: Laack, Gustave (1869 - 1930)
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----Sources: WEEKLY CLARION (Dorchester, Clark Co., WI) 10/31/1930

Laack, Gustave (3 JUN 1869 - 25 OCT 1930)

Again the grim reaper has taken toll from among our beloved pioneers. Friday evening of last week Gustav Laack passed way at his home south of town (Dorchester, Clark Co., Wis.) of pernicious anemia. The ailment came on gradually as it does, and all that medical skill could do was done, but her kept failing until Friday when the end came and he responded to the roll call from the other shore at the age of 61 years, 4 months and 21 days.

Gustave John Laack was born in Sheboygan Co., June 3, 1869. In 1878 he came with his folks to Dorchester country and settled southwest of town where he has always lived.

On May 7, 1892, he was united in marriage to Wilhelmine Dake. Nine children were born to them, one daughter dying in infancy, and eight, with the mother, surviving him. The children are: six daughters, Mrs. Amanda Lindau, Mrs. Alma Stock, Mrs. Rosa Hoffmann, Mrs. Edna Tennes, of Unity, Mrs. Leona Mandel of Colby, and Elva at home, and two sons, Arnold at home and Gilbert of Colby.

Mr. Laack is a man that will be missed by the whole community for besides being a loving husband and father, he was a model farmer and interested in everything that made for the betterment of the community of which he was a part. Men like that are of real value to any place so it is no wonder that we feel his loss, but our loss is his gain.

He was laid to rest Tuesday afternoon from the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Rev. Brandt officiating, Herman Marquardt, Arthur Baehr, Gust Nixdorf, Al Nixdorf, Gust Busse and Adolph Kalepp acting as pallbearers, and Faye Beisner, Delia Hoffmann, Lucille Lindau, Hildegarde Beisner, Irene Kramer and Leota Brandt carrying the flowers. Interment was made in the cemetery south of town (Memorial South).

Those here from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Edward Stock and Mr. Gorman Leichtnam of Abbotsford; Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Tennes of Unity; Gilbert Laack, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Mandel and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Leichtnam of Colby, Mrs. Alvina Lemon and Mr. and Mrs. John Helf of Minneapolis, Minn.; Chas. Laack of Rib Lake; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Lempke of Marathon City; Mrs. Frieda Johnson and son, Norman of Mill Home; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dake of Milan; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Johnson of Curtiss; Mr. and Mrs. Art Beisner of Marshfield; Richard Beisner of Carrington, N.D.; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Semph of Haven; Mr. and Mrs. Arvin Semph and daughter, Mrs. Mamie Starke, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Meyer, all of Howard’s Grove; Mrs. Mamie Meske, Mrs. Alvina Thies, Mrs. Claude Irick, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Koch and daughter, Mamie, all of Wausau; Mrs. John Schroeder, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Laack, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Laack and Walter Laack, all of Plymouth.

The Clarion joins the many friends in offering sympathy.



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