Obit: Papenfuss, Max E. (1882? - 1956)


Surnames: Papenfuss, Nikolay, Bergemann, Grosshuesch, Dobes, Ingersoll 

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 06/14/1956  

Papenfuss, Max E. (1882? - 4 June 1956) 

Max E. 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 the barn. 

John 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. 

Papenfuss, 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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