Obit: Firnstahl, Otto Francis (1886 - 1949)


Surnames: Firnstahl, Holwick, Ballinger

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 01/27/1949

Firnstahl, Otto Francis (8 Oct. 1886 - 19 Jan. 1949)

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a few days previously, a heart attack being the cause of his departure. Funeral services were conducted at St. Cecelia’s Catholic church in Minneapolis and internment was made in the Resurrection cemetery.

Mr. Firnstahl was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Paul Firnstahl and was born in the town of Hull on October 8, 1886, thus reaching the age of 62 years. He received his education in the Colby schools. He was married to Miss Cecelia Holwick and they lived most of their married life in various cities in Minnesota.

Surviving are his widow; six children, Margaret, Kathleen, Kenneth, Donald, Robert and Mrs. Wm. (Dolores) Ballinger, all of Minneapolis; two brothers, I. M. Firnstahl of Colby and Gorman Firnstahl of Seattle, Wash.; and two sisters, Miss Lona Firnstahl of Wausau and Mrs. Adeline Firnstahl of Owen. One daughter, Bernice, preceded him in death.

*** Note: Mr. Firnstahl’s first and middle names are from his World War I Draft Registration Card, and his date of death is from the Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002.



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