Obit: Fortler, Elizabeth (1850 - 1932)
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----Sources: WEEKLY CLARION (Dorchester, Clark Co., WI) 12/16/1932

Fortler, Elizabeth (8 DEC 1850 - 12 DEC 1932)

Friends were saddened to learn of the death of Mrs. Elizabeth Fortler, who passed away Monday afternoon, Dec. 12th, 1932, at the John Mueller home. Death was due to tumor and old age. Mrs. Fortler had been ill about three months.

Funeral services were held Thursday morning at 10 o’clock at the St. Louis Catholic Church with Rev. Paul Pitzenberger officiating. Interment took place in the Peace Church Cemetery (North Memorial) north of the village, with Bruno and Otto Muchler, Andrew Siegert, Frank Schopper, Ed Rauscher, and Henry Jantsch acting as pallbearers.

Elizabeth Griesch was born in Hungary on Dec. 8, 1850, and was 82 years and 4 days old at time of death. She grew to womanhood in her native home and in 1874 she was united in marriage to Frank Fortler. Having no children they adopted two, one a niece of Mrs. Fortler’s, who came to this country with Mrs. Fortler and was the former Mr. J. Mueller. She passed away six years ago. In 1880, Mr. Fortler died and in 1906 Mrs. Fortler came to the United States and settler in Chicago. In 1914 she came to Dorchester to make her home with the Mueller’s.

Mrs. Fortler has always been admired and loved by all who came in contact with her, and her going leaves a vacant place that only time can fill. The many friends of the Mueller’s join us in offering sincerest sympathy to the mourning ones in this dark hour.

Out of town relatives attending the services were Mr. and Mrs. Martin Knab of Athens.



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