Obit: Blanke, Dierich #2 (1859 - 1935)



----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 10/31/1935

Blanke, Dierich #2 (15 Sept. 1859 - 25 Oct. 1935)

Funeral services for Dierich Blanke, age 76, of the Town of Mayville who died Friday of heart trouble after one week’s illness were held Monday afternoon at the Salem Evangelical church in Dorchester, Rev. L. G. Thiel officiating, and internment was made in the Dorchester cemetery.

The deceased was born September 15, 1859, in Darngast, Germany, and was married at Ratseda in his native land, April 21, 1893, to Miss Wilhelmine Gegan, who died in 1909. Mr. Blanke emigrated from Germany in 1911, and lived at LeMars, Iowa, until 1921, when he moved to a farm near Curtiss, where he lived until he retired from farming and moved to the village.

He is survived by two sons, Fred and Henry Blanke of Curtiss, a brother, the Rev. William Blanke of Newton, Iowa, a sister, Mrs. Herman Kress of Dorchester, and a grand daughter, Miss Ruth Blanke, Curtiss, Wis.



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