Obit: Papenfuss, Max E. (1882? - 1956)
Papenfuss, Nikolay, Bergemann, Grosshuesch, Dobes,
Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 06/14/1956
Max E. (1882? - 4 June 1956)
Papenfuss, 74, town of Colby farmer, was found dead Saturday
afternoon in the barn on his farm two and one-half miles south of
here. Authorities termed the death suicide.
The body was
discovered when Don Ingersoll, a rural mail carrier, reported that
mail delivered to a box at the Papenfuss farm had not been picked
up since June 4. Jim Nikolay, a postal employee at Abbotsford, and
two brothers, Frank and John Nikolay, the latter the district
attorney for Clark county, found the body hanging from a beam in
Bergemann, coroner, and Frank Dobes, undersheriff, investigating
the death, said that Papenfuss apparently had taken his life four
days previous to the discovery of his body.
who was unmarried, lived on his farm alone. His only survivor is a
brother, George, also of Abbotsford.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the Lulloff Funeral home at Colby. Burial was made in the Colby cemetery. The Rev. V. O. Grosshuesch, pastor of the Colby First Evangelical and Reformed church, officiated.
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