Obit: Ratsch, Fred C. (1889 - 1955)

Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Ratsch, Grottke, Krause, Scharf, Schewe 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) June 26, 1955 

Ratsch, Fred C. (22 March 1889 - 21 May 1955) 

Fred C. Ratsch, age 66, of 1902 N. Johnson St., Neillsville, died May 21, 1955, at 9:45 a.m. following a heart attack which he suffered a few hours earlier. 

Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 24, from St. John’s Lutheran Church. The Rev. Alfred Schewe officiated.  Interment was in the Neillsville City Cemetery.  The funeral was in charge of the Georgas Funeral Home. 

Mr. Ratsch was born March 22, 1889, in the Town of Grant to Carl and Caroline (Grottke) Ratsch and received his education in the rural schools of the county.  He spent his life as a farm worker and for 12 years worked on construction work in Nebraska.  He was married to Edna Krause at West Point, Nebr., October 26, 1942.  They moved to Neillsville in the spring of 1943.  For the past 12 years he had been employed as a machine operator at the American Stores Dairy Co. 

He is survived by his wife, one sister, Mrs. Herman Scharf of Neillsville and one brother, Herman Ratsch also of Neillsville. 

His parents and one sister preceded him in death. 

He was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Neillsville. 



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