Obit: Parge, Henry George (1873 - 1954) 

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Surnames: Parge, Sprengler, Zier, Zuther, Baehr, Freimund, Bruesewitz, Phaneuf, Ertl, Phalsgraff, Luebstorff, Bedroske, Ewert, Nevala, Meyer, Hanson, Reinecke, Weis, Russell, Sache, Wolfe, Sterzinger, Scheibe, Allar, Schaus, Taxis, Vesely, Ziemer, Muehler, Bartnik, Zygarlicki, Wilhelmi 

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 06/17/1954 

Parge, Henry George (14 Sept. 1873 - 12 June 1954) 

Funeral services for Henry George Parge, 80, who died at his home Saturday, following a long illness, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock at the Zink Funeral home. The Rev. F. H. Sprengler officiated at the rites after which internment was made in the Holton cemetery. Three hymns were sung during the services by the Misses Shirley Sprengler, Janice Zier, and Adeline Zuther, of Dorchester. 

Pallbearers were six nephews of the deceased: Herbert, Earl, and Vernon Baehr, Lawrence and Darrell Freimund, and Delmar Bruesewitz. 

The flowers were carried by nieces: Mmes. Lila Phaneuf, La Vern Ertl, Anita Nevala, Elna Wilhelmi, Bernice Phalsgraff, and Mary Luebstorff. 

Henry Parge was born Sept. 14, 1873, in the Town of Mequon, Milwaukee County. In 1882 he came to the Town of Mayville with his parents and attended grade school there. He attended the University of Wisconsin where he received a master cheesemakers’ degree. For several years he operated a cheese factory near Dorchester, which burned down. He devoted the rest of his time to farming. 

On April 29, 1900, he was married to Miss Ida Freimund, at St. John’s Lutheran church, Town of Holton. For the past 51 years, they lived on a farm, three and one-half miles north and two miles east of Abbotsford. 

Mr. Parge served as treasurer of the Town of Mayville, was a member of the board of supervisors and clerk of the Town of Holton. 

He is survived by his widow; two sons, Arthur, Route 1, Abbotsford; Otto, Athens, Route 2; one daughter, Mrs. Paul (Alma) Bedroske, Dorchester. There are six grand children. 

Four brothers, Charles, Drumheller, Alberta, Canada; August, Orange, Cal.; Martin, Pasadena, Cal.; Otto, Creston, British Columbia; and two sisters, Mrs. Albert (Emma) Ewert, Fond du Lac; and Mrs. George (Alma) Baehr, Withee, also survive. 

Three brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. 

Relatives and friends from away who attended the funeral included: 

Mr. and Mrs. George Baehr, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Baehr, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Baehr, Withee; Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Nevala, Thorp; Mr. and Mrs. Rueben Meyer, Mr. and Mrs. G. Hanson, of Princeton, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Reinecke, Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Reinecke, Plymouth; Mr. and Mrs. Anton Weis and family, Mrs. Amanda Bruesewitz, Mrs. Henry Ertl, Spencer; Mr. and Mrs. Delmar Bruesewitz, Unity; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Luebstorff, Wausau; Mrs. Floyd Russell, Tomahawk; Mrs. Charles Freimund and son, Lawrence, Brantwood; Mr. and Mrs. William Sache, Mrs. Rose Sache, Mrs. Emil Wolfe and Joann, Mrs. Frank Sterzinger and Gale Scheibe, Colby; Mrs. Minnie Allar, Mrs. Emma Schaus, Mrs. Alvina Taxis, Chicago; 

Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Parge and daughter, Miss Arlene Bedroske, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Bedroske and daughter, Hales Corners; Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Freimund, Mr. and Mrs. Roland Freimund, Mrs. Elsie Freimund, Mrs. Tony Vesely and daughter, Milan; Mrs. Mary Ziemer, Kankakee, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Bruno Muehler, Mrs. Frank Bartnik, Dorchester; Miss Mary Baehr, Ashland; Mrs. Joe Zygarlicki and daughter, Betty, Stratford. 



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