Obit: Passehl, Fred Sr. (1863 - 1938)

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Surnames: Passehl, Olson, Lau, Stinson, Gartman, Hoenke, Meyer

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 12/01/1938

Passehl, Fred Sr. (11 June 1863 - 29 Nov. 1938)

(From Corson County News, McIntosh, South Dakota)

McIntosh and community mourned the loss of another pioneer in the death of Fred Passehl, Sr., the Grim Reaper summoning the long time resident early Tuesday morning. Mr. Passehl was apparently enjoying fine health and was on the streets Monday afternoon, conversing with different friends. He returned to his home in the rear of the Gamble store about seven o’clock when he was stricken. His left side became paralysed, as he entered the door, but was able to summon help, and only a few minutes had elapsed when he had the care of Doctor Olson. He was placed in his bed and soon fell into a coma, from which he never regained consciousness and passed away in a peaceful manner.

Fred Passehl was born June 11th, 1863, in New Holstein, Wis. On September 5th, 1883 he entered the bonds of holy wedlock with Bertha Lau of Eaton, Wis. They made their home in Chilton, Colby and several other cities in this state. In the spring of 1917 they came to McIntosh, where the deceased has resided ever since. In the fall of 1917 he purchased a rooming house, which he ran under the name of the Golden West hotel.

The first marriage was blest with ten children, two of whom preceded his parents in death. On July 5th, 1928 Mrs. Passehl departed from this life. On June 2nd, 1931, Fred Passehl again entered matrimony with Phebe Stinson of Joplin, Miss. She died December 10th, 1932.

He leaves to mourn his departure the following children: Charley at Stratford, Wis.; Fred at McIntosh; Ernest at Stratford, Wis.; Ana, Mrs. August Gartman at Gleason, Wis.; Andrew at Stratford, Wis.; Alvina, Mrs. Herman Hoeke at Stratford, Wis.; Mary, Mrs. Nick Meyer at Watertown, S.D.; Louis at Racine, Wis.



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