Obit: Laffe, George #2 (1860 - 1940)
Contact:  Crystal Wendt
Email: crystal@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

Surnames: Laffe, Eisenhart, Haag, Iffland, Bixler, Hahn, Waters, Stern, Isbell, Huber, Borguardt, Honk, Babler, Lastofka, Trachsel

----Sources: Humbird Enterprise (Humbird, Wis.) Sat., 21 Sept. 1940

Laffe, George (2 Jan. 1860 - 13 Sept. 1940)

George Laffe, who passed away early last Friday morning, after being in failing health for several weeks, was born in Bavaria, Germany, Jan. 2, 1860. He came to America when a young man, locating in the nearby vicinity, and on Oct. 26th, 1886, he was united in marriage with Miss Lizzie Eisenhart. Their home was in different places for a short time, but for fifty-six years Mr. Laffe called Humbird his home.

To this union six children were born: Four sons, Louis G. and Henry B., of Humbird, Leonard J., of Egg Harbor, Fred A., of Marshfield; and two daughters, Emma, no w Mrs. Frank Haag, of Melrose, and Mary, Mrs. Hugh Iffland, of New London; who with his beloved wife, are morning his death, together with twelve grandchildren.

Four years ago, Oct. 26, 1936, Mr. and Mrs. Laffe most happily celebrated their golden wedding anniversary, at their home in this village, surrounded by their family and friends.

One brother, Andrew, who accompanied him to this country, died twenty-four years ago.

Mr. Laffe attained the age of 80 years, 8 months and 11 days, at the time the final summons came, on Sept. 13, 1940. His passing from life is mourned by all how knew him.

During all of his long life, Mr. Laffe was a lover of flowers and the many beautiful flowers and wreathers which were banked about the casket and altar when the funeral services were held at St. John’s Church Monday afternoon betokened the sympathy of all to the family in their sorrow.

The funeral sermon was given by Rev. Wilson Bixler of the Reformed Church in Neillsville, he using as a text Psalm 89:48: "What man is he that liveth and shall not see death." A ladies quartet, Mrs. Waters, Mrs. Hahn, Misses Lastofka and Trachsel, sang: "Jesus, Saviour, Pilot Me," "The Old Rugged Cross," and "God Be With You." Five grandsons and a nephew were pallbearers. Burial was in Mentor cemetery.

Relatives, besides the members of the family, and friends coming from away to attend the funeral were Henry Eisenhart, Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Herman Laffe, Madison; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Haag, Mr. and Mrs. Algie Haag, Mrs. August Stern, Mrs. G. W. Isbell, Melrose; Mrs. Elizabeth Huber, Cataract; Mrs. Erwin Boguardt, Dale; Mrs. Sylvester Honk, New London; John Babler, Minneapolis.

Mr. Laffe was a charter member of St. John’s Reformed church.

CARD OF THANKS

We wish to sincerely thank all the kind friends and neighbors who so thoughtfully and kindly assisted us at the time of the loss of our beloved husband and father; we wish to thank all who sent the beautiful flowers and the Royal neighbor ladies who cared for them; and we thank also the singers and all those who furnished cars. We sincerely thank you all.

Mrs. George Laffe and family.

 

 


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