Fred W. #2 (1875 - 1940)
Surnames: Bruchert, Brandt, Stark, Steager, Martin, Bruckschlager
----Sources: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 09/12/1940
Bruchert, Fred W. #2 (5 MAR 1875 - 6 SEP 1940)
Fred W. Bruchert, a resident of this vicinity for 48 years, passed away quietly at his home Friday afternoon, Sept. 6, 1940, after a lingering illness.
Fred Bruchert, son of the lat Mr. and Mrs. August Bruchert, was born in Germany, March 5, 1875. He came to this county with his parents in 1883, making his home at Green leaf. Later he moved to Glenwood City and 1892 he came to Withee (Clark Co., Wis.) where he resided until death took him to his eternal resting place.
In 1906 he was united in marriage with Emma Brandt and this marriage was blessed with eight children, four daughters and four sons.
Mr. Bruchert had been failing in health for several years and was forced to give up his duties in early spring and later confined to his bed where he remained until his passing Friday afternoon at the age of 65 years.
He was employed at the Owen Box and Crating Co. for the past 33 years.
Mr. Bruchert was a very devout member of St. John’s Church by holding important offices in the congregation.
His political views were also expressed by his holding of an office of the village board for the past 10 years.
Mr. Bruchert was a man of true devotion to his family and was held in high esteem by his friends. His loss and departure will be keenly felt by his family and host of friends. His loss and departure will be keenly felt by his family and host of friends.
Upon departing from this earth he leaves to mourn his loss his bereaved wife, four daughters, Louis, Laura, Irma, and Mrs. George Stark; and four sons, Bernard, Leonard, Norbert and Leon; one grandchild; one brother, William Bruchert; and four sisters, Mrs. William Brandt, Mrs. R. Martin, Mrs. J. Steager, and Mrs. Ed Bruckschlager, all of Withee, Wis.
Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at his home and at St. John’s Lutheran Church at Withee, and his body was laid to rest at the Riverside Cemetery with Rev. E. Wendling officiating.
Pallbearers were Julius Cizik, John Engel, George Bruckschlager, Nels Petersen, Herman Bartholomay and Henry Klauck.
Flower girls were Emaline Martin, Alice Gustafson, Ruth and Elsie Petke, Tillie Klabon, Mae Veurink, Joyce McErn and Merle Engelbretson.
Those from away who attended the last rites were Mr. and Mrs. D.J. Kieman and daughter, Betty, and Mrs. Walter Johnson of Milwaukee; Walter Brandt and Mrs. Elmer Meyer of Chicago; Mrs. Conrad Luber of Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Brandt of Eau Claire; Mr. and Mrs. Leland Brandt of Black Creek; Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Kunert and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Zimmerman of Wausau; Mr. and Mrs. Ben Bokath and Mr. and Mrs. William Bokath and sons and Mrs. Harry Gustafson of Rib Lake; Mrs. Adolph Meyer, Mr. and Mrs. William Schlinsog and Leonard Jensen of Greenwood.
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