Obit: Grauman, William (1876 - 1951)
Surnames: Grauman, Smith, Ruppert, Smart, Kleifoth, Viegut, Brehm, Hansen, Carr, Schwantes, Schmitt, McGriff, Speckman
----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 12/13/1951
Grauman, William (27 Mar. 1876 - 9 Dec. 1951)
William Grauman died at the home of his son, Edwin, in the town of Hull, Wisconsin Sunday, Dec. 9th, at 1:05 P.M. at the age of 75 years, eight months and 12 days after being ill six months. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the Colby Methodist church, Rev. F. J. Smith officiating, and internment was made in the Colby (Colby, Clark Co. Wis.) Cemetery. Pall bearers were Harold Ruppert, Robert Ruppert, Donald Smart, Charles Smart, Clarence Kleifoth, Elmer Viegut. Flowers were in charge of Patricia Brehm, Linda Brehm, Phyllis Ruppert, Donna Hansen.
Mr. Grauman was born March 27, 1876, in Western Union Junction, near Racine, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Grauman who were born in Germany. He came to the town of Hull in 1879. He married Rosa Kleifoth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernst Kleifoth, Sr., on April 28th, 1903, in Colby, Wis. They engaged in farming but retired 10 years ago.
Mr. Grauman was active in local and civic affairs. He held offices as town chairman and assessor for the town of Hull for several terms and had been director and manager of the Hull Co-op Cheese and Buter Co., a director of the Harmony Co-operative Produce Co. and the Hull Town Mutual Insurance Co. for many years. Like all early pioneers, he was a man of sound judgement, friendly disposition and honest in all his dealings. His many friends join his survivors to mourn his departure to the great beyond.
Surviving are six children, Mrs. George Carr of Colby, Edwin Grauman of Colby, Mrs. Maynard Schwantes of Loyal, Mrs. Arthur Schmitt of Marshfield, Mrs. Marvin McGriff of Brookville, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Edward Ruppert of Colby and Mrs. M. C. Speckman of Long Beach, Calif.; nine grand children.
His wife and one daughter preceded him in death.
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