Obit: Wiedenhoeft, Gustav J. (1886 - 1933)

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----Sources: COLBY PHONOGRAPH (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 04/06/1933

Wiedenhoeft, Gustav J. (17 Sept. 1886 - 30 Mar. 1933)

Funeral services for Gustav J. Wiedenhoeft, prominent town of Colby farmer, whose death was reported last week, were held at the Zion Lutheran church Sunday afternoon, Rev. O. Hoffmann officiating, and internment was made in the Colby cemetery. Six nephews acted as pall bearers and were Arthur Wiedenhoeft, Gilbert Wiedenhoeft, Clarence Wiedenhoeft, Alvin Wiedenhoeft, Ernest Feind and Ernest Schultz. Six nieces acted as flower girls and were Verna Feind, Irma Feind, Irene Feind, Veleta Feind, Mildred Wiedenhoeft, Margaret Franz.

The deceased was born Sept. 17th, 1886, in the town of Elroy, Dodge county, thus reaching the age of forty-six years, six months and thirteen days. He came to Colby about thirty-three years ago. He was married to Anna Pokallus in Colby June 10, 1904. He passed on to the heavenly goal Thursday morning, March 30, pneumonia of one week’s duration being the cause of his departure.

He is survived by his wife, his mother, Mrs. John Wiedenhoeft, and the following brothers and sisters: Wm. Wiedenhoeft, Anoka, Minnesota; Herman Wiedenhoeft, Colby; Mrs. Chas. Feind, Colby; Albert Wiedenhoeft, Colby; Mrs. Albert Franz, Colby; Mrs. Roger Nickel, Cleveland, Ohio.

The out of town people here for the funeral were Wm. Wiedenhoeft, Anoka, Minnesota; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Pokallus, Stetsonville; Mr. and Mrs. B. Pechstein, Medford; Mrs. Albert Pokallus and children, Abbotsford; Mrs. Laurence Prien, Weyerhaeuser; Mr. Fred Bloohn, Oakfield; Miss Minnie Bloohn, South Byron; Mr. and Mrs. Herman Westpahl, Byron; Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Buckschlager, Withee; Mr. and Mrs. J. Hoger, Rice Lake.

The deceased was a faithful member of the Zion Lutheran church, a good husband, neighbor and citizen and had a host of friends which was exemplified by the large funeral. At all times, under all circumstances, he walked in the well beaten path of righteousness and when fully conscious that he was nearing the last of earth, he appeared to be fully impressed with the idea that at the end of time eternity began, and that the bright faith which sustained him during those trying hours of suffering would only grow brighter and brighter as he journeyed toward the Infinite.



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