Obit: Strebe, Ralph #2 (1898 - 1934)

Contact: Marsha Hosfeld

Surnames: Strebe, Merrill, Folstad, Smith, Paynter, Hoffman, Wing, Ingersoll, Anderson, Ketcham, Garbisch, McIntyre, Provinski, Vogl, Junoad, Farley, Brown, Fehring

----Source: ABBOTSFORD TRIBUNE (Abbotsford, Clark Co., WI) 11 Jan. 1934

Strebe, Ralph (17 JAN 1898 - 8 JAN 1934)

Ralph Strebe, son of Mr. and Mrs. August Strebe of Abbotsford, passed away in Milwaukee last (unreadable) morning. Funeral services are being held this (Friday) afternoon at the Abbotsford Presbyterian church.

Mr. Strebe was on his way to work and had stepped into a drug store where he was suddenly stricken. He had visited his people here (?) during the holidays.

A suitable obituary will be given next week.

----Source: ABBOTSFORD TRIBUNE (Abbotsford, Clark Co., WI) 18 Jan. 1934

*Transcriber note: The first few paragraphs of this article are very difficult to read, and some words are missing altogether.

Ralph Strebe was born January 17, 1898 in the Town of Johnson, Marathon Co., Wis. He came to Abbotsford in 1912 with his parents (missing words) leaving for Milwaukee (missing words, missing sentences) in Abbotsford and graduated with the class of 1917. (?)

Mr. Strebe died Monday morning (?), Jan. 8, 1934, at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His mother preceded him in death (21?) years ago.

The funeral services were conducted at the Abbotsford Presbyterian church last Friday afternoon, with interment in the Abbotsford cemetery, the Rev. L. C. Smith officiating. The local Masonic Lodge, of which he was a member, was in charge of the burial, and the Order of the Eastern Star was in charge of the flowers. The Choir was composed of Miss (?) Merrill, Mrs. A. Folstad, Rev. L. C. Smith and S. J. Paynter. Pallbearers were Harold Hoffman, Benjamin Wing, Kenneth Ingersoll, Martin Anderson, Harry Ketcham and Harry Garbisch.

He leaves his father August Strebe of Abbotsford, two sisters, Mrs. Gertrude McIntyre of Chinacum, Wash. and Mrs. Ida Provinski of Abbotsford, four brothers, George of Goodrich, Frank of Sheridan, Abe of Milan, and Purl of New Jersey, to mourn the loss of a dear son and brother, besides many other relatives and host of friends.

Those from out of town attending the funeral were Miss Bertha Vogl of Milwaukee, Mrs. Vogel, Miss Tillie Vogl and cousin Joseph of Medford, Mr. and Mrs. Max Vogl and son Donald of Marinette, Miss Mary Junoad of Eau Claire, Miss Estella Strebe of Sheridan, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Farley of Weyauwega, Mrs. Ward Brown and daughter Ella of Menominee, Mich., and Jack Fehring of Milwaukee, who represented the Postal Clerks Union of which the deceased was a member. Mr. Fehring was also a close personal friend of the deceased.

Mr. Strebe was a man of excellent character and very well liked by all who knew him. The Tribune joins with friends of the family in extending sincere sympathy in their time of bereavement.



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