Obit: Stahnke, Amelia (1859 - 1932)
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----Sources: WEEKLY CLARION (Dorchester, Clark Co., WI) 01/22/1932

Stahnke, Amelia (30 JAN 1859 - 15 JAN 1932)

(The micro-film copy of this obituary was poor, with the left side partially cut off, so some of the words may be paraphrased in this transcription)

After an illness of a year’s duration, Mrs. Charles Stahnke passed away at her home in the village (Dorchester, Clark Co., Wis.) Friday morning, Jan. 15, 1932, from apoplexy. Although the seriousness of her illness had been known for some time, her departure was a shock to the many loved ones and friends.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock with Rev. Brandt officiating. Interment took place in the Dorchester Memorial Cemetery with six of her grandsons, Lawrence, Lester and Marvin Vircks, ?, Herbert and Kenneth Platteter acting as pallbearers.

Amelia Bendlin was born in Germany on Jan. 30, 1859 and was 72 years, 11 months and 15 days old at time of death. In 1880 she came to this country and settled in Milwaukee. On April 15, 1884, she was united in marriage to Charles Stahnke in Milwaukee. A year after their marriage, the Stahnkes moved to a farm near Stetsonville, where they lived until they moved to their present home in the village in February 1920. Five children bless this happy union, one dying in infancy.

Besides her husband, Charles Stahnke, Mrs. Stahnke leaves 1 son and 3 daughters to mourn her death, Theodore Stahnke, Whittlesey, ?, Mrs. M.E. Vircks, Dorchester, Mrs. ?. V. Crook, Milwaukee, and Mrs. George Platteter, Stetsonville. She also leaves 12 grandchildren, besides numerous other relatives and friends. Having lived in Dorchester country nearly fifty years, Mrs. Stahnke was could truly be called an old settler. Her generous smile, kind, courteous ways and sweetness won her many friends who shall sadly miss her as neighbor and friend. The greatest loss is to her close relatives who will miss the loving touch of a mother’s hand and the sweet word of encouragement.

Out of town relatives present for services were Mr. and Mrs. R.C. ?, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Darrah, ? & Albert Bendlin, of Milwaukee, and a host of relatives and friends from Stetsonville.

We join the many friends in offering our sincere and heartfelt sympathy to the mourning ones.



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