Frederick (1857 - 1936)
Surnames: PANKE BECKER OSTEIKE DRAEGER JISCHKOWSKI ALLMANN BAUMGART BEILL LINDNER SCHOELZEL BENZMAN PRIBNOW LOOS YOUNG RUSK KLEINSTICK ROMEG BRODY DOMMER MATHESON
----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 08/27/1936
Panke, Frederick (30 Sept. 1857 - 25 Aug. 1936)
Frederick Panke, a resident of this community for over fifty years, passed away Tuesday afternoon, August 25th, at 2:45, a stroke being the cause of his departure to the heavenly goal. He had been ill since last week Wednesday. Funeral services will be held at the home at 1:30 Friday afternoon and at St. John’s Ev. church at 2:00 P.M., Rev. E. Becker officiating, and internment will be made in the Colby cemetery.
The deceased was born in Himmelfart, Germany, September 30, 1857, thus reaching the age of seventy-eight years, ten months and twenty-five days. He was married to Henrietta Osteike at Liebenmuehl, Germany, November 7th, 1882, and came to the United States on Nov. 7, 1883, coming directly to Colby. Mrs. Panke preceded him in death on Nov. 20th, 1933. Five children also preceded him in death.
Surviving children are Mrs. Paul Draeger of Colby and Frank Panke of Park Falls. Also one sister, Mrs. Matilda Jischkowski of Atwood, and ten grand children.
The deceased was held in high esteem by his neighbors and friends. He was elected to the office of alderman for several terms and held the office of secretary of St. John’s Ev. church for many years as well as secretary of the church mens social organization - the Brotherhood. He helped build the church and was a charter member. He was a good Christian, always walking the well beaten path of righteousness, and never forgot the congenial disposition of the early settlers.
----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 09/03/1936
Funeral services for Frederick Panke, whose death was reported last week, were held Friday at St. John’s Evangelical church, Rev. Edwin Becker officiating, and internment was made in the Colby cemetery. The pall bearers were Charles Allmann, Fred Baumgart, John Beill, Fred Lindner, August Schoelzel, and Wm. Benzman. Those in charge of the flowers were Mrs. Charles Allmann, Mrs. John Pribnow, Mrs. E. D. Loos, Mrs. Louis Young, Mrs. August Schoelzel and Miss Viola Rusk.
Out of town people here for the funeral services included Mr. and Mrs. William Allmann of Medford, Mrs. Mathilda Jischkowski and Mr. and Mrs. H. Jischkowski of Atwood, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kleinstick of Granton, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Panke, Evelyn, Mary Ann, Albert, Arnold, Arthur and William Panke, Mrs. Joseph Romeg and Mrs. Emery Brody of Park Falls, Mrs. B. Dommer of Eau Claire, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Matheson of Watsonville, Calif., and Mrs. Viola Rusk of Abbotsford, Wis.
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