Obit: Driessen, Fred (1873 - 1951)
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Surnames: Driessen, Liske, Kiraly, Brooks, Tacey

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 02/15/1951

Driessen, Fred (6 AUG 1873 - 13 FEB 1951)

Fred Driessen, 77, passed away of a heart attack at his home just one mile west of Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.) on Tuesday morning. He had been ailing lately but was able to be up and around. The body now lies in state at the Thorp Funeral Home where Rosary service will be held by Rev. A. M. Muckerheide, Thursday evening at 8:00 o’clock. Funeral services will take place at St. Bernard’s Church at 9:30 Friday morning, Feb. 16th.

(Follow on in 2/22/1951 Thorp Courier)

Last rites were conducted by Rev. A. M. Muckerheide at St. Bernard’s Church at 9:30 Friday morning for Fred John Driessen, who passed away at his farm home in the Town of Thorp of a heart attack on Tuesday, Feb. 13th. He had reached the age of 77 years, 6 months and 7 days.

Mr. Driessen, who operated a farm in the Towns of Worden and Thorp for the past 50 years, was born in the Town of Woodville, Calumet County, on August 6, 1873. He was united in marriage to Mary Liske at St. Bernard’s Church, Thorp, on June 19, 1900.

He is survived by six sons, Fred Jr., Edward and Charles of Thorp, Philip of Mansfield, Wash., Benedict, of Bartlett, Ill., and Sylvester of Stanley; three daughters, Agnes, Mrs. Louis Kiraly, Stanley, Delia, Mrs. Mike Brooks, Dundas, Wis., and Marie, Mrs. Joe Tracey, Philadelphia, Pa.; three brothers, Henry of Holcombe, Edward and Mike of Kaukauna, Wis., and eight grandchildren. Mrs. Driessen passed away in 1935.

Interment took place in St. Bernard’s Cemetery, Thorp. Pallbearers were: Ray Baldeschwiler, Joe Benzschawel, Wm. Ramer, E. G. Schmidt, Francis Mertens and Art Soderberg, Jr.



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