Obit: Seelow, Martha (1880 - 1949)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Seelow, Ott, Kier, Henning, Hagen, Lueck, Schewe, Marg, Schuette, Zank, Hause, Galstad, Lehman, Kier, Pflughoeft, Kallas, Reckner, Guenther, Larson, Rhodes, Ratsch

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) September 29, 1949

Seelow, Martha (1880 - 25 September 1949)

Funeral services were held on Tuesday at the Georgas Funeral Home and at the St. John’s Lutheran Church for Mrs. William Seelow, who died at the Neillsville hospital on Sunday. Burial was made in the Pine Valley Cemetery (north), the Rev. Alfred Schewe officiating.

Martha Ott was born in Europe in 1880. She came to the United States with her parents when she was four years old. They located in Calumet County and later moved to the Town of Grant, where they started farming. She received her education in the rural and St. John’s Lutheran schools. She was married to Henry Kier and he died 7 months after their marriage.

On November 7, 1902 she was married to William Seelow of the Town of Grant. After their marriage they farmed in Pine Valley. Mr. Seelow died on November 14, 1928. Mrs. Seelow remained on the farm until 1944, when she moved into Neillsville. She has been in failing health for several years and was a patient at the hospital the past two weeks.

She was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and of the Ladies Aid.

She is survived by the following children: Edward Kier, Eau Claire; Arthur Seelow, Beloit; Albert Seelow, Owen, Herbert Seelow, Stratford; Paul Seelow, Neillsville; Mrs. Herbert (Leona) Henning, Neillsville; Mrs. William (Velda) Hagen, Neillsville; Arnold Seelow of La Crosse; also 20 grandchildren and one brother and one sister, Mrs. Charles (Phena) Lueck and Ernest Ott of Neillsville.


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) October 6, 1949

Pallbearers at the Martha Seelow funeral were Kurt Marg, Frank Marg, Edward Marg, Alvin Schuette, Arthur Zank and Louis Hause.

Wilfred Galstad sang a selection and the Ladies Aid of which Mrs. Seelow was a member, sang accompanied by Victor Lehman at the organ.

Those in charge of the flowers were Donna Kier, Jean Seelow, Patricia Seelow and Dorothy Pflughoeft.

Out of town people attending were: Edward Kier and daughters, Doris and Donna of Eau Claire; Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Seelow, son and daughter of Stratford; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Seelow and family of Beloit; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Seelow and daughter, La Crosse; Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Seelow and son, Arkansas; Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Lueck, Rib Lake; Mr. and Mrs. John Kallas, Eau Claire; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Reckner, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Guenther and Otto Larson, Stratford, Mrs. Victor Rhodes, Marshfield; Mrs. Eric Lueck and daughter, Norma of Greenwood; and Mrs. Gustav Ratsch, Chicago.



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