Obit: Allar, Matthias G. (1868 - 1943)

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Surnames: Allar, Lang, Sterzinger, Engeldinger, Frane, Scheibe, Dalke, Chart, Schueller, Sinne, Kleis, Blazel, Decker, Robinson, Grieser, Jicinsky, Roohr

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 07/08/1943

Allar, Matthias G. (11 Jan. 1868 - 1 July 1943)

Matthias G. Allar, age 75, died at his home in the town of Colby Thursday noon, July 1st, at 12:30 o’clock. He had been suffering from chronic Bright’s disease and high blood pressure for the past three months and died of apoplexy. Funeral services were held on Monday morning at St. Mary’s Catholic church. Rev. L. J. Lang read the requiem high mass and officiated at the burial which took place in the Colby cemetery. Pallbearers were six nephews, Randall Sterzinger, Rudolph Sterzinger, Frank G. Sterzinger, George Allar, Frank Allar, and Raymond Allar. Those in charge of the flowers were James Allar, Genevieve Allar, Bernadette Engeldinger, Marian Frane, Shirley Allar, Galen Scheibe, Dorothy Dalke and Junior Dalke.

Mr. Allar was born at Superior, Mich., on Jan. 11, 1868, thus reaching the age of 75 years, five months and 20 days. He lived at Superior until he was 11 years of age when he moved to a farm northwest of Colby with his parents. Later he bought a farm two and one-half miles southwest of Colby where he had since made his home. He was married to Mary Ann Sterzinger at Colby on August 16th, 1899.

Surviving are his widow, a son, Matthias J. Allar, Jr., at home, two grand children, James and Genevieve Allar, and two brothers, John Allar of Colby, and Frank Allar of Marshfield. One brother, Jacob, of Dorchester, died five years ago.

The deceased was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters, the Holy Name Society and a faithful member of St. Mary’s congregation. Like all early pioneers, he was of a rugged constitution, honest in all his dealings with industrious habits. Being of a friendly disposition, he was well-liked by all who knew him.

Out of town people here for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. John Sterzinger and Mrs. Theresa Chart of West Allis, Mike Sterzinger of South Milwaukee, Barbara Schueller, Herman Sinne and Mrs. Frank Kleis of Milwaukee, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Blazel and Mrs. Clara Decker of Dorchester, Miss Vera Dean Robinson of Washington, D.C., Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Allar of Medford, Mrs. Jake Allar of Dorchester, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Allar and family and Francis Allar of Wausau, Miss Lillian Allar, R.N., of Eau Claire, Mrs. Frank Allar of Marshfield, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Sterzinger and daughter of Wausau, Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Allar and daughter of Fond du Lac, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Grieser and son of Abbotsford, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Dalke and children of Edgar, Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Jicinsky and children, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Allar and family of Unity, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Frane of Athens, Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Frane and daughter of Curtiss, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Roohr, Jr., of Loyal and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Frane and family of Minneapolis.



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