Obit: Wittke, Gladys (1887 - 1953)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Wittke, Baxter, Johnston, Bratburg,
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville,
Clark Co., WI.) December 31, 1953
Wittke, Gladys (28 July 1887 - 24 December
Mrs. Herman Wittke, nee Gladys Johnston, 66,
Almond, Rte. 1, died December 24 at her farm home, following two
years of sickness.
Funeral services were held Monday from the
Georgas Funeral Home, with the Rev. S. Ranken, pastor of the Almond
Methodist Church officiating. Burial was made in the
Neillsville City Cemetery.
Mrs. Wittke was born July 28, 1887, in the Town
of Pine Valley to William and Romena (Baxter) Johnston. She
received her education in the rural schools of Pine Valley and in
the Neillsville High School. She taught for several years
until her marriage to Herman Wittke, which took place (date
unreadable) in Neillsville. They located on a farm in Pine
Valley, where they lived for 18 years. Then they moved to
Milwaukee, and after seven years they again started farming, this
time locating at Almond.
Mrs. Wittke was a member of the Almond Methodist
Church, Women’s Society of Christian Service, Almond Progress
Club and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Surviving are her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Burton (Pauline) Bratburg of Milwaukee, and a brother, George Johnston of Brookway, Mont.
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