Obit: Wiede, August #2 (1867 - 1944)

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Surnames: Wiede, Johnson, Burek, Sorenson, Schultz, Luchterhand, Hoffmann

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 04/20/1944

Wiede, August #2 (16 Aug. 1867 - 13 Apr. 1944)

An inquest will not be held in the death of August Wiede, 77, a Unity bachelor who retired a number of years ago after conducting a meat market in that village for many years, and whose lifeless body was found suspended in his living quarters above the Forest Johnson garage there shortly after 1 o’clock last Thursday afternoon, it was reported by Dr. A. W. Burek, Marathon county coroner, following his investigation.

The man had apparently ended his life by hanging about 9 o’clock Wednesday night, Dr. Burek asserted. He had fastened the rope to the top of a door frame and had then kicked a chair from beneath him to permit his feet to hang, it was reported.

Discovery of the body was made by Constable John Sorenson and Orville Schultz of Unity when they went to Wiede’s room to learn why he had not come to the William Schultz Sr. home for his noonday meal. He had appeared there as usual for the evening meal Tuesday.

Detailed information regarding Wiede was not available but it was said that he was born in Germany. His nearest relative is believed to be a niece, Miss Louise Luchterhand, of Unity, Wis. Wiede was a county pensioner.

Funeral services were held at the Lulloff Funeral Home in Colby, Saturday afternoon and internment was made in the Brighton cemetery, Rev. O. Hoffmann officiating.



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