Obit: Witt, Bertha (1866 - 1943)

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Surnames: Witt, Seelow, Schuelke, May, Reims, Zank, Jackson, Buth, Carl, May, Reams

----Sources: The Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 3 June 1943

Witt, Bertha (28 May 1866 - 28 May 1943)

Mrs. Bertha Witt passed away at her home in Pine Valley May 28, 1943, after an illness of four weeks duration.

Mrs. Witt was born May 28, 1866, in Germany, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Seelow, her death taking place on her 77th birthday.

She came to America 52 years ago in 1891, her marriage to Fred Witt taking place in her native country.

She is survived by her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Emma Schuelke, three grandchildren, Mrs. Walter May, and Mrs. Merle Reims, Milwaukee, Wis., and Mrs. Arthur Zank, Pine Valley, and five great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Witt was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers.

The departed limited her efforts largely to the interests of her home, doing well the task which she assumed as her responsibilities, yet she maintained a friendly and neighborly spirit toward all with whom she came in the grandson of Capt. Ole Jackson, a veteran of the Spanish-American insurrections, all Neillsville men. He was graduated from Ripon College in 1942 and received his commission as a second lieutenant in the infantry. He took his orientation course at Fort contact.

Funeral services were held Monday, May 31, 1943, at 1:30 p.m. at the Witt home and at two p.m. at the Pine Valley Church, the Rev. J. G. Buth officiating. Interment was made in the Pine Valley Cemetery.

Here for the rites from distant places were: Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Carl; Nekoosa; Mr. and Mrs. Walter May and Mrs. Merle Reams, Milwaukee.

 

 


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