Obit: Laux, Fred (1859 - 1951)

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Surnames: Laux, Puhlmann, Spann, Stecker, Schaeffer, Duvall, Will, Zassenhaus, Kretsch, Lake, Schumann, Olm, Liebl, Lange, Thorp, Blanke, Marx, Doherty, Koene, Hanke, Blatz

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 06/07/1951

Laux, Fred (7 Dec. 1859 - 6 June 1951)

Fred Laux, a well-known resident of the town of Colby, Wisconsin, died last week Wednesday night at 8:30 o’clock at the age of 91 years, at the home of his son and daughter in law, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Laux, with whom he resided in the town of Colby, Wis. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon in the Evangelical and Reformed church, Rev. F. P. Puhlmann officiating, and internment was made in the Colby (Colby, Clark Co. Wis.) Cemetery. Pall bearers were August Spann, Fred Stecker, Nick Schaeffer, Leo Duvall, Frank Will and Fred Zassenhaus.

Mr. Laux was born in Two Rivers on December 7, 1859. He was married at Kiel in 1894 to Miss Anna Kretsch who died 53 years ago. Mr. Laux resided in the town of Colby since shortly after his marriage.

Surviving are two sons, Edgar and Paul, of the town of Colby, a daughter, Mrs. Henry Lake of Spencer; seven grand children; eight great grand children; two brothers, David and Peter Laux of Kiel; and two sisters, Mrs. August (Bertha) Schumann of Colby and Mrs. William (Emma) Olm of Cleveland.

Mr. Laux was a devoted husband, a kind and indulgent father, honest in all his dealings. His devotion to his family and kindness to everybody will long linger as a fragrant memory in the hearts of his children and relatives.

Out of town people here for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lake of Spencer, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Liebl and son of Auburndale, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Lake and children of Elgin, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. Harold Lake of Huntly, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Lange and Mrs. Louis Kellner and sons, Jimmie and Louis, of Marengo, Ill., Percy Lake of Hamshire, Ill., Mrs. George Thorp, Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Blanke and daughter, Kay Louis and Mrs. Oscar Marx of Cleveland, Mrs. Edward Doherty and son, James, of Plymouth, Mr. and Mrs. George Koene and son, Wayne, and Clarence Laux of Kiel, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hanke of Athens, Frank Hanke of New Holstein, Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Blatz and son, Robert, of Calvary, Pvt, Wilbur Lake of Fort Sill, Okla., who is in the armed forces, was unable to attend the funeral.



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