Obit: Pacholke, Fred (1859 - 1940)
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Surnames: Pacholke, Golden, Haferman, Schmidt, Young, Stichert, Witte, Amundson, Hanne, Schmeichen, Hederer, Fitzel, Sixel, Fults, Wesley, Thomas, Fernbach, Thiel, Goldsmith, Baumgart

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 11/14/1940

Pacholke, Fred (1859 - 12 Nov. 1940)

Fred Pacholke of Colby, one of the early pioneers, died at 5:00 P.M. Tuesday, Nov. 12th. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1:15 at the Lulloff Funeral Home and at 1:30 at the Evangelical and Reformed church of which the deceased was a member.

The deceased was born in Shano, Rummelsberg, Germany, in 1859 where he was married to Bertha Golden. They came to the United States 52 years ago and settled in Pennsylvania where they lived for twelve years and then came to this community. They settled on a wild track of land what is now the Hugo Haferman farm which they built into a splendid farm by hard and diligent work. After this farm was cleared they moved onto what is now the Paul Schmidt farm, also in the town of Hull, Wood Co., Wis. Twenty-five years ago they discontinued farming and moved to the city of Colby, Wis. Seven years ago, they celebrated their golden wedding.

He leaves to mourn his death his wife and eleven children, namely - Mrs. Louis Young of Colby, Mrs. Anna Stichert of Sheboygan, Mrs. Otto Witte of Colby, Mrs. Amelia Amundson of Colby, Mrs. Chas. Hanne of Colby, Fred Pacholke of Withee, Mrs. Wm. C. Pacholke of Colby, Louis Pacholke of Abbotsford, Wis., Edward Pacholke of Eau Claire and Howard Pacholke of Colby, Wis. Also 23 grand children and 18 great grand children.

The deceased, like all early pioneers, was of a congenial and hospitable disposition, a good Christian and honest in all his dealings. He always performed his duties to the best of his ability. He was a good husband, father and neighbor and well-liked by all who knew him.

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 11/14/1940

Funeral services for Fred Pacholke were held Friday afternoon at 1:15 at the Lulloff Funeral Home and at 1:30 at the Evangelical and Reformed church, Rev. S. A. Schmiechen officiating, and internment was made in the Colby cemetery. Pall bearers were W. C. Pacholke, John Pacholke, Edward Pacholke, Louie Pacholke, Fred Pacholke and Howard Pacholke, all sons except the former. Those in charge of the flowers were Mrs. Jack Hederer, Mrs. Adam Fitzel, Mrs. Ary Sixel, Mrs. Lavern Pacholke, Mrs. Wm. Young and Mrs. Edwin Fults, all nieces.

Out of town people here for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Joe Wesley of Rozellville, Mrs. Conrad Thomas and Mrs. Anna Stichert of Sheboygan, Mr. and Mrs. John Fernbach and Mr. and Mrs. John Hederer of Marshfield, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Pacholke of Eau Claire, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Thiel and Mr. and Mrs. Dick Goldsmith of the Town of Frankfort, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Pacholke of Abbotsford, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. Lavern Pacholke of Spencer, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Pacholke of Unity, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Fults of Stetsonville, Mr. and Mrs. Godfrey Baumgart of Unity, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pacholke, Jr., of Withee and Mr. and Mrs. Allen Pacholke of Stevens Point.



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