Obit: Schefus, Ella (1915 - 1966)

Contact: Audrey Roedl

Surnames: Schefus, Fravert, Mercer

----Source: The Loyal Tribune (Loyal, Clark County, WI) 10 Nov 1966

Schefus, Ella (08 Feb 1915 – 04 Nov 1966)

Services were held Monday, November 7, at 22 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church for Mrs. Herman (Ella) Schefus, 51, who died at 3:30 a.m. Friday, November 4 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield, after a lingering illness.

The Rev. A. M. Moldenhauer officiated and burial was to the Lutheran cemetery. The Myre Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

The congregation sang “Softly and Tenderly” and “Jesus As Thou Wilt”. Mrs. John A. Olsen was the organist.

Pallbearers were Dan Ellison, Oscar Olson, Walter Krahn, Albert Haselow, Erwin Dux and Herman Noeldner.

The former Ella Fravert was born February 5, 1915 at Rib Lake and came to the Loyal area as a child with her parents. June 6, 1934 she married Herman Schefus, who survives her, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Loyal. After their marriage they farmed in the town of Loyal until they moved to the city of Loyal.

Mrs. Schefus was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Women of the Church and was on the Sunday School Staff for many years.

Besides her husband she is survived by a son Dennis of Waukesha; and a daughter, Mrs. James (Barbara) Mercer, Marshfield; five grandchildren; 1 sister. Mrs. Lester Kenyon, Spencer; and three brothers, Arthur and Alvin of Loyal, and Edward of Spencer.

She was preceded in death by one sister.

The following relatives attended the funeral; Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Schefus and family. Gust Kuester, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kuester, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kuester and family, Waukesha; Mr. and Mrs. Jim Mercer, Mr. and Mrs. William Gnothe and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kenyon, Marshfield, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Kenyon, Sharon and Judy, Mr. and Mrs.Edward Fravert and Dickie, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Kasper and Mrs. Amanda Seitz, Spencer; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Trimberger and Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Trimberher, Granton.

Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Fravert, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Fravert, Mrs. Orlin Fravert and family, Mrs. Esther Marvin, Harry Marvin, Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Toburen, Mr. Albert Fravert and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Rossow, Greenwood; Mr. Ernest Gnothe, Lake City, Minnesota; Fred Kuester, Hutchson, Minnesota; Elmer Kuester, Winthrop, Minnesota; Mr. and Mrs. Emil Gnothe, Mr. and Mrs. Willaard Gnothe, Albert and Allen Gnothe, Rib Lake; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schmidt and family, Towner, North Dakota; Mr. and Mrs Alred Kuester and Dennis, Hillsboro; Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Kuester and Bonnie and Mr. and Mrs. Terry Kuester, Tomahawk.

Mrs. Florence Welsh, Rhinelander; Mr. and Mrs. David Friske, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Fravert and Karen, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Fravert, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Fravert, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Fravert and family, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Schweiger, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Fulwiler and Mr. Ernest Schoettler.

Many friends attended from Unity, Spencer, Loyal, Greenwood, Riplinger, Colby, Marshfield and the surrounding area



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