Obit: Fenske, Edwin (1923 - 1948)
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Surnames: Fenske, Leonhardt, Juneau, Guenterberg, Schneider, Kramer, Bauer, Nixdorf, Telin, Sauter, Kobs, Gilman, Busse, Wilhelmi, Slattengren, Bremer, Firchow, Hoegel, Neuman, Maasz, Whiting, Ewert, Popp, Edblom, Stock, Wiesneh, Sprengler

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 01/15/1948 

Fenske, Edwin (10 July 1923 - 22 Jan. 1948)

Military rites for Edwin Fenske, whose accidental death occurred on Thursday morning, were held Monday afternoon, with the Leach-Paulson Post of the American Legion of Dorchester in charge.

The services, held at 1:30 at the Lulloff Funeral Home, where the body had been lying in state, with the Rev. F. H. Sprengler officiating, were followed by services at St. Peter’s Lutheran church at Dorchester, Wis.

Gordon Leonhardt, accompanied by Herbert Juneau at the organ, sang "Be Still My Soul," and "I’m But a Stranger Here."

Internment was made in the Dorchester cemetery.

The pallbearers were Milton Guenterberg, Okauchee; Alvin Schneider and Earl Kramer, Milwaukee; Frank Bauer, Colby; Walter Nixdorf and Charles Telin, Abbotsford, Wis.

The many beautiful floral offerings were carried by Mrs. Don Sauter and Mrs. Delos Kobs, Dorchester; Miss Peggy Gilman, Mrs. Fred Leonhardt, Mrs. Otto Busse and Mrs. John Busse, Abbotsford, Wis.

Edwin Fenske was born July 10, 1923, in the town of Mayville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Fenske. He attended Pleasant Hill school, in the town of Mayville for two years and then went to St. Peter’s Lutheran Parochial School at Dorchester until graduation. He helped his parents on the farm until January, 1946, when he was called to the service and was with the air corps until March, 1948. He spent two years in India and attained the rank of corporal.

His marriage to Miss Myrtle Wilhelmi, of Abbotsford, took place May 4, 1946, at St. Peter’s Lutheran church.

The young couple made their home at Medo-Farms Dairy, where he worked with his father-in-law, Herbert Wilhelmi.

Besides his widow, he leaves his parents, two brothers, Clarence, Black River Falls; Norman, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Carl (La Vera) Slattengren, Hayward, Calif.; Elayne, Wausau; and Marlie Ann, at home. He is also survived by his grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Bremer, Sr., and great grand mother, Mrs. M. Schneider, Abbotsford, Wis.

Among those from away who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Carl Slattengren, son, Michael, Hayward, California; Miss Elayne Fenske, Wausau; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Fenske, Black River Falls; Mrs. Hugo Firchow, Arthur Bremer, Miss Elsie Bremer, Mrs. Hugo Neuman, Mr. and Mrs. William Hoegel and Earl Kramer, of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Emil Neuman, children, Ronald, Norbert and Marion, Mrs. Wilbert Maasz, Oconomowoc; Mr. and Mrs. Milton Guenterberg, Okauchee; Mrs. Adolph Wiesneh, Herman Fenkse, Mrs. Amanda Fenske and Miss Harriett Fenske, Gillett; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Whiting and son, Morris, of Suring; Mrs. Albert Ewert, Fond du Lac; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Popp, Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wilhelmi and family, Greenwood; Arlene Wilhelmi, Florence; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Edblom, Colby; and Mr. and Mrs. Otto Stock, Loyal.



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