Obit: Sazama, Joseph (1871 - 1947)

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Surnames: Sazama, Beschta, Velek, Dahlke, Berg, Zil, Kern, Cline, Fuhlmann

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 12/04/1947

Sazama, Joseph (25 May 1871 - 28 Nov. 1947)

Joseph Sazama died Friday noon at St. Joseph’s Hospital at Chippewa Falls at the age of 76 years. Funeral services were held Monday morning at St. Mary’s Catholic church in Colby, Wis., Rev. N. B. Beschta officiating at the requiem high mass, and internment was made in the Colby (Colby, Clark Co. Wis.) Cemetery. Four sons and two son in laws were pall bearers. Death was due to cerebral thrombosis after an illness of ten days.

Mr. Sazama was born in Czechoslovakia on May 25, 1871, and came to the United States with his parents at the age of 12 years. They lived in the town of Frankfort, Marathon county. He was married in Colby, Wisconsin on October 27th, 1896, to Elizabeth Velek. They lived on a farm in the town of Frankfort until 17 years ago when they retired and moved to the city of Colby, Wisconsin.

Surviving are his wife, four sons and two daughters - Dr. F. B. Sazama and Dr. J. J. Sazama of Chippewa Falls, Anton Sazama of Washington, Minn., Joseph Sazama, Jr., of the town of Hull, Mrs. Bruno (Margaret) Dahlke of Edgar and Mrs. Raumond (Mary) Berg of the town of Hull, Wisconsin. There are also 28 grandchildren.

Out of town people here for the funeral were Frank Zil of Chicago, Ill., Edward Kern of Easton, Minn., Mrs. Wm. Cline of Chippewa Falls, Chas. Fuhlmann of Fenwood, Martin Berg of Edgar, Mrs. Anna Sazama of Curtiss, Mr. and Mrs. John Dahlke, Mrs. Ben Dahlke and Mr. and Mrs. Victor Dahlke of Edgar.

The deceased was a faithful member of St. Mary’s congregation, honest in all his dealings, and always endeavored to perform his duties well.



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