Joseph F. (1913 - 1985)
Surnames: BREUER HODNIK RUNGE WEILER WILBUR PLUMMER COOK GIPP MOLLE WILLIAMS OLSON HEBERT MILLER ECKES SCHMIDT KORNTVED MEWS BURKE GREENWOOD
----Sources: Marshfield News Hearld, (Marshfield, Wood Co. Wis.) 10/14/1985
Breuer, Joseph F. (27 Aug. 1913 - 12 Oct. 1985)
Joseph F. Breuer, 72, Unity, died at 8 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield, where he was admitted Friday.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Colby. The Rev. Emil Hodnik will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Biff Runge, George Weiler, Rick Wilbur, Boyd Plummer, Rodrick Cook, and Donald Gipp. Honorary pallbearers will be Henry Molle, Paul Williams, Jumbo Olson, Clarence Hebert, George Miller, and Bernie Eckes.
Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Tuesday at Rux Funeral Home, Colby, where there will be a general parish rosary at 8 p.m.
Mr. Breuer was born Aug. 27, 1913 in Unity, to Paul and Hedwig (Schmidt) Breuer. He attended Colby and Unity schools. He married Merle Korntved Aug. 27, 1947 in Waukegan. She survives.
He served overseas in the U.S. Army from 1941-1945. He worked as a tool and die maker in Chicago for 23 years, returning to Unity in 1971, working for the village of Unity for 14 years. He retired last year due to ill health.
He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and a member of the VFW Post 2227 of Colby and the American Legion Post 358 of Unity.
Surviving besides his wife, are two daughters, Mrs. James (Marlene) Mews and Mrs. Richard (Pat) Burke, both of Brookfield; five grandchildren; two brothers, Ben, Unity, and Michael, Milwaukee; and one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Greenwood, Milwaukee.
He was predeceased by his parents, one sister, two step-brothers and one step-sister.
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Note: Original text stated that Joseph and Merle were married in 1913, an obvious mistake. Merle’s obituary states they were married in 1947.
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