Obit: Rahn, Otto
(1875 - 1932)
Surnames: RAHN GOETSCH LULLOFF MILLER SCHEER TESMER MANDEL SOMMER BAHN KASPER KOBS WIEGMAN ALTENBERGER ENGEL KLINGBEIL STGEORGE MEIERS LAUX MARQUARDT
----Sources: COLBY PHONOGRAPH (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 26 May 1932
Rahn, Otto (8 June 1875 - 21 May 1932)
Otto Rahn, one of our prominent farmers living west of Colby, passed on to the distant shore Saturday, May 21, after an illness of four years, tumor of the brain being the cause of his departure. Funeral services were held at St. Paul’s Lutheran church at Green Grove Tuesday, May 24th, Rev. M. C. Goetsch officiating, and internment was made Wednesday at Sheboygan, F. W. Lulloff, funeral director, autoing the body to the place of burial. The pall bearers were John Miller, John Scheer, Joe Miller, Wm. Tesmer, Ernst Mandel and Theo. Sommer. The flower girls were Geraldine and Bernita Bahn, Myrtle Kasper and Dorothy Kobs.
The deceased was born in Sheboygan, Wis., on June 8, 1875, thus reaching the age of fifty-six years, eleven months and eighteen days. He was married to Martha Wiegman, a daughter of Mrs. Clara Altenberger, on October 22, 1927, at Green Grove. He is survived by his wife and three step children, Merlin, Eleanor and Bernita Wiegman. Also three brothers and three sisters, namely: Ernest Rahn, Green Grove; Wm. Rahn, Sheboygan; Henry Rahn, Seymour, Indiana; Mary Rahn, Evanston, Illinois; Ida Rahn, Sheboygan; Mrs. Otto Bahn, Milan.
The out of town people here for the funeral were Mrs. Paulina Engel, Beryn, Illinois; Mrs. Rosa Klingbeil, Chicago; Mrs. Joe St. George, Chicago; Mrs. Henry Meiers and son, James, Appleton, Wis.; Miss Eleanor Altenberger, Stevens Point; Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Laux and Paul Laux of Longwood; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bahn and children, Loyal; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marquardt, Milan.
The deceased was well known for his sterling and Christian character and was one of the industrious farmers of the community. He was a devoted husband and a kind indulgent father and had a host of friends who extended their sincere sympathy.
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