Obit: Zarnke, Oscar W. (1896 - 1950)

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Surnames: Zarnke, Fresenborg, Arndt, Witte, Unger, Hauser, Sambs, Farmer, Murphy, Green, Gumm, Williams, Stubenrauch

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 11/02/1950

Zarnke, Oscar W. (15 June 1896 - Oct. 1950)

Funeral services for Oscar W. Zarnke, whose death was reported last week, were held Saturday afternoon at the Lulloff Funeral Home in Colby, Wis., Rev. Fresenborg, pastor of the Evangelical church of Greenwood, officiating, and internment was made in the Colby (Colby, Clark Co. Wis.) Cemetery. Brothers-in-law acted as pall bearers and flowers were in charge of Maureen and Janice Arndt, Donna Witte, Janet Unger, Beverly Hauser and Katherine Sambs.

The deceased, who was unmarried, was born in Colby June 15, 1896, and died of a heart ailment, after an illness of four years, at the home of his sister, Mrs. R. Unger of Greenwood. He reached the age of 54 years, four months and 10 days. He was a veteran of World War I and spent most of the past three years in a veteran hospital at Wood.

Surviving are his father, William Zarnke of West Allis, three brothers and nine sisters - William Zarnke, Jr., of Stratford, Paul Zarnke, Otto Zarnke, Mrs. B. Farmer, Mrs. J. P. Murphy, all of West Allis, Mrs. Harry Green, Mrs. E. N. Gumm and Mrs. Earl Williams, all of Milwaukee, Mrs. Lyle Stubenrauch of Kirkland, Wash., Mrs. Robert Unger of Greenwood and Mrs. Ray Sambs of Willard. His mother and one sister preceded him in death.

All sisters and brothers and families attended the funeral except Mrs. Stubenrauch of Washington who was ill at the time. Out of town relatives who attended the funeral were from Milwaukee, Wausau, West Allis, Marshfield, Willard, Stratford, Greenwood and Colby, Wis.



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