Obit: Kitzhaber, Mabel Gladys #2 (1888 - 1970)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Kitzhaber, Barron, McDowell, Rogillio, Deiler, Cornwell, Klapatauskas, Brey, Suda, Wagner, Denk, Hinker, Koopman, Mertens

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co, WI) 8/20/1970

Kitzhaber, Mabel Gladys (6 October 1888 - 12 August 1970)

Mrs. Lawrence Kitzhaber, 81, of Greenwood died August 12 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, where she was admitted June 30.

The former Mabel Gladys McDowell, daughter of Elmer E. and Josephine (Barron) McDowell was born October 6, 1888, in Cedar Rapids, Ia. She was married November 28, 1911, in Cedar Rapids to Lawrence Kitzhaber. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1961. Mr. Kitzhaber died February 14, 1965.

Mrs. Kitzhaber received her education in Iowa and Madison, S. D., and was a teacher there prior to her marriage. The Kitzhabers farmed at Ryon, Ia., before coming to Wisconsin in 1920. They settled on a farm one mile east of Greenwood until 1930, when they purchased the farm now occupied by their son, Bernard. In 1957 they moved to a house a half mile east of the home place. After the death of her husband she resided with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Klapatauskas, at Willard. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and its St. Ann’s Society.

She is survived by six daughters: Mrs. Gregg (Geneva) Rogillio of Greenwood, Mrs. Richard (Catherine) Deiler of Marshfield, Mrs. Calvin (Dolores) Cornwell of St. Paul Park, Minn., Mrs. Mike (Lorraine) Klapatauskas of Willard, Mrs. Wallace (Peggy) Brey of Neillsville, and Mrs. James (Jo Ann) Suda of Gurnee, Ill.; three sons, Raymond of Mosinee, and Bernard and Ronald of Greenwood; 40 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a brother, Everett McDowell of Seattle, Wash.

Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p.m. from St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greenwood. The Rev. Leander Koopman of Greenwood and the Rev. Michael Mertens of Willard officiated. Burial was made in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Pallbearers were: Victor Wagner, Lenard Denk, William Denk, Daniel Brey, Francis Brey and Sylvester Hinker.



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