Obit: Perschke, Ernest (1871 - 1940)
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Surnames: Perske, Perschke, Engeldinger, Schemmer, Ludovic, Hollnagel, Roeder, Krebs, Anderson, Apfelbeck, Adams, Bauer, Dix, Fasbender, Steinwand, Nelsen, Lany, Heuer, Dammon, Gaffney, Voleker, Chamberland, Vanderhoof, Byners

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 06/20/1940

Perschke, Ernest (3 Apr. 1871 - 19 June 1940)

Ernest Perschke was found dead in bed at his home in Colby by Matt Engeldinger, a neighbor, Wednesday morning. The deceased, a retired farmer, was unmarried and about sixty-five years of age. Tuesday evening he called on Mr. Engeldinger and secured some plants but complained about a pain across his chest. Wednesday morning, when Mr. Engeldinger did not notice him about the place, went to see him and found him in bed. He summoned other neighbors and then Dr. A. L. Schemmer was called. The doctor said that Perschke had died of a heart attack and had been dead about eight hours. P. C. Ludovic, Clark county coroner, was also called. No funeral arrangements have been made as yet but will probably be held Saturday.

The deceased is survived by three sisters and one brother - Mrs. Wm. Hollnagel of Doylestown, Wis., Mrs. C. A. Roeder of Randolph, Wis., Mrs. Emma Krebs of Spencer, and Julius Perschke of Tulsa, Okla.

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 06/27/1940

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Lulloff Funeral Home in Colby for Ernest Perschke who died suddenly of a heart attack at his home last week Wednesday. Rev. W. L. Anderson, pastor of the Lutheran church of Curtiss, officiated and internment was made in the Colby cemetery. Pall bearers were Peter Apfelbeck, Chas. Adams, A. M. Bauer, Fred Dix, Emil Fasbender and A. M. Steinwand.

C. A. Nelsen sang two solos, "Crossing the Bar" and "Rock of Ages." Carl Nelsen played the accompaniment.

Mr. Perschke was born April 3rd, 1871, at Manchester, Wisconsin, thus reaching the age of 69 years, two months and 16 days.

Those attending the funeral from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hollnagel, Mrs. Agnes Lany and August Hollnagel of Dalestown, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Heuer, Jr., and son and Wm. Heuer, Sr., and son, Frank, of Spooner, Mrs. Fay Dammon and Ernest Krebs of Beloit, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Krebs of Wisconsin Rapids, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Krebs, Mrs. Minnie Gaffney and son, Arthur, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Voleker and daughters, Iris and Barbara, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Chamberland, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Vanderhoof and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Byners of Spencer, Wis.

*** Note: in the original article, his surname was spelled as Perske.



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