Obit: Riedel, Emma (? - 1954)

Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Riedel, Feutz, Tullis, Brewster, Bergemann, Kutsche, Frank 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) January 21, 1954 

Riedel, Emma (? - 16 January 1954) 

Failure to pick up mail leads to inquiry; Miss Emma Riedel, a resident of the Town of Sherwood for several years, was found dead in bed at her home two miles east of Cannonville Saturday morning, January 16, she lived alone. 

Ill for several days, but declining offers to remove her to a hospital, she was found by Chris Feutz, a neighbor, who was asked to stop in about 11 o’clock.  He called Undersheriff Ray Kutsche, Coroner John R. Bergemann, and Dr. Horace Frank of Neillsville. 

Didn’t Get mail - The first that neighbors knew of her illness came last week Wednesday, after she had failed for several days to pick up her mail from the William Tullis mailbox.  They investigated and found her very ill with a cold; but still able to be around the house.  The Tullis family took food to her, as well as fuel and medicine and they made her as comfortable as possible.  The following day they assisted her again. 

She was last seen alive by another neighbor, Mrs. Edith Brewster, who visited the Riedel home Friday morning, taking with her some soup.  Mrs. Brewster visited there again in the afternoon and found Miss Riedel feeling better.  She tried to prevail upon Miss Riedel to let her call a physician or take her to a hospital; but she refused, saying that she would be all right.   

The following morning Mrs. Brewster intended to stop in on her again; but, in the bitter cold weather, her car refused to start. She called the Feutz residence and asked Mr. Feutz to stop there and see her. 

The body was removed to the Gilbertson Funeral Home in Granton, where she lived before moving to Sherwood.  Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the Mapleworks Lutheran Church, Granton. 

Besides attending services at her own church, Miss Riedel seldom missed a service at the Cannonville Church; and she attended nearly every meeting of the Cannonville Ladies Aid society. 



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