Hugo August (1881 - 1941)
Surnames: Krepsky, Schmiechen, Briggs, Christofferson, Loos, Zillmann, Payne, White, Hoffman, Butler, Firnstahl, Bender, Nelsen, Abrahamson, Smith, Bauer, Walbridge, Frane, Pinney, Shafer, Neck, Reed, Holtzhausen, Kugle, Wagner, Schade, Von Neupert, Baebenroth, Lacey, Helper, Mills, Peterson, Rahn, Fradette, Duermeyer, Stewart, Weymiller, Stadler, Wallace
----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 09/25/1941
Krepsky, Hugo August (20 Mar. 1881 - 18 Sept. 1941)
Hugo August Krepsky, age 60, a popular and prominent business man of Colby, Wis., and a member of the Clark county board of supervisors, died at his home in Colby at 12:30 o’clock Thursday afternoon, September 18. He had been in poor health for several months.
Funeral services were held at the Lulloff Funeral Home in Colby Monday afternoon, Rev. S. A. Schmiechen officiating. Masonic rites with O. R. Briggs officiating were held at the grave at the Colby cemetery where internment was made. Pall bearers were Dr. H. H. Christofferson, E. D. Loos, Ed. Zillmann and Dr. W. W. Payne of Colby, E. L. White of Wausau and Chas. Hoffman of Abbotsford, Wis. Miss Ruth Butler and Miss Virginia Firnstahl were in charge of the flowers. Harry Bender, C. A. Nelsen, Ralph Abrahamson, Lloyd Smith and Rena Bauer sang "Lead Kindly Light" and "Nearer My God To Thee."
Mr. Krepsky was born in Sheboygan March 20th, 1881, and came to Colby with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. August F. Krepsky, on Feb. 22, 1891. They engaged in the hardware business, succeeding Geo. Walbridge who established the business in 1880. In 1910 Hugo Krepsky, L. W. Frane and W. H. Pinney formed a corporation and took over the business and the elder Krepsky retired. The firm continued in business about ten years when Mr. Krepsky alone took over the business known as the Colby Hardware Company. He was also in the automobile business and at the time of his death sold the Oldsmobile cars.
Mr. Krepsky was married on December 23, 1903, to Miss Callie Shafer who survives with three children - George Krepsky of Colby, Miss Margaret Krepsky of Mason City, Iowa, and Mrs. Clarence (Genevieve) Neck of Montello. A son, Sammy, died several years ago. Two sisters also survive - Mrs. Carl Holtzhausen and Miss Hattie Krepsky, both of Colby, Wis.
Mr. Krepsky had been a member of the Clark county board of supervisors for nine years, representing the second ward of Colby, Wis. He was a member of the county welfare committee and also served as alderman of the city of Colby for several terms.
Mr. Krepsky was well and favorably known by a large circle of friends who will remember him as a just and upright citizen, a kind husband and father, an honorable and useful citizen, a sincere friend, an obliging neighbor, a man who endeavored always to perform every duty - to his God, his country, his family, his neighbor and himself.
Out of town people here for the funeral included Mr. and Mrs. Ben Neck, George Reed and Clarence Neck, all of Montello, Miss Fannie Kugle of Menomonie, Wm. S. Wagner and Mrs. Wm. Wagner, Sr., of Thorp, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Schade of Abbotsford, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. Carl Von Neupert, Mrs. Harold Baebenroth, Mrs. Otto Von Neupert, all of Stevens Point, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. White of Wausau, David P. Lacey and Mr. and Mrs. K. L. Helper of Madison, Calvin Mills, John Peterson, Henry Rahn, J. H. Fradette, Wm. Duermeyer, Elizabeth Stewart, Otto Weymiller and Art Stadler, all of Neillsville, Mrs. Spencer Wallace of Chicago and Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Holtzhausen of Abbotsford, Wis.
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