Obit: Umhoefer, Emil P. (1883 - 1947)

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Surnames: Umhoefer, Misslich, Lachnit, Bartik, Hackworthy, Binzel, Weix, Gries, Kraus, Steinwand, Schraufnagel

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 05/22/1947

Umhoefer, Emil P. (16 May 1883 - 20 May 1947)

Emil P. Umhoefer, age 64, a former resident of Colby, and a prominent business man of Marshfield since 1924, died at his home in Marshfield shortly after 9:00 A.M. Tuesday as a result of coronary thrombosis. He had not been ill and had risen as usual Tuesday morning and was conversing with his wife when he was stricken.

Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 9:00 o’clock at the Sacred Heart church at Marshfield and internment will be made in the Marshfield cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Remis Funeral Home until the time of the service. The Christian Mothers, Missionary Society and the Women’s Order of Foresters will hold a rosary service at the funeral home at 3 p.m. Thursday, the Knights of Columbus and Foresters at 7:30 p.m., and the Holy Name Society and general rosary service will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday. An Elks lodge of sorrow was held at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Mr. Umhoefer, son of Paul and Theresa Umhoefer, was born at Cherokee, Marathon county, on May 16, 1883, and was educated in the public and parochial schools of Colby and business college at Wausau.

He was married to Miss Marie Antoinette Misslich at Keyesville, Richmond county, on June 14th, 1910, by the late Rev. Henry Lachnit, later a resident of Colby and Marshfield.

After his marriage, Mr. Umhoefer engaged in the lumber business at Colby with an uncle, Joseph Weix, and when they sold their business to the O. & N. Lumber Co., he became superintendent of yards for that firm.

In 1924 he moved to Marshfield and, with the late R. P. Binzel, established the Marshfield Canning Company, serving as its secretary and treasurer until his retirement in 1944. Since retiring he continued to serve as a director of the Citizen’s National Bank of Marshfield.

He had been an alderman and president of the city council at Colby and held the same offices at Marshfield, being an alderman at Marshfield in 1931-32-33. He was a member of the Marshfield Water and Light Commission at the time of his death.

Mr. Umhoefer belonged to the Knights of Columbus, the Holy Name Society, the Catholic Order of Foresters, and the Elks.

He is survived by his wife and two sons, Ivo, of Marshfield, and Richard, Plain, and by four grand-children, a brother, A. X. Umhoefer of Colby, and two sisters, Mrs. Ed Bartik of Plainfield, and Mrs. Alan Hackworthy of Madison. One sister, Della, preceded him in death.

Mr. Umhoefer will be remembered here by many as a man of a kindly and congenial disposition, honest in all his dealings, and his many friends here were sorry to learn of his sudden departure.

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 05/29/1947

Colby people who attended the funeral services for Emil Umhoefer at Marshfield Friday morning were Mr. and Mrs. A. X. Umhoefer, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Umhoefer, Miss Barbara Umhoefer, Mrs. John Gries, Albert Weix, Ray Weix, C. J. Kraus, Mrs. F. J. Steinwand, Leonard Schraufnagel, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Weix and Miss Mary Umhoefer.



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