Obit: Zaeske, Otto A. (1883 - 1957)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Zaeske, Eithsradt, Pundt, Lound,
Willig, Schultz, Perry, Goetzelt, Miniger, Nimsger, Olson, Brown,
Ruchaber, Listeman, Wegner, North, Tyler, Lehman, Schewe
----Source: Clark County Press
(Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) July 25, 1957
Zaeske, Otto A. (3 August 1883 - 18 July
Otto A. Zaeske, 73, of 310 Grand Avenue,
Neillsville, died July 18 at his home. He had been ill since
Services were conducted Saturday from St.
John’s Lutheran Church, with the pastor, the Rev. Alfred
Schewe, officiating. Burial was made in the Neillsville City
Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Georgas Funeral
Mr. Zaeske was born August 3, 1883, in
Germany, the son of John C. and Emilia (Eithsradt) Zaeske. He
came to the United States with his parents at the age of
nine. He received his education in Germany and the United
States. He worked on his parents’ farm until
1906. On June 5, 1907, he was married to Minnie Pundt at
Carpentersville, Ill. She died in 1937.
After their marriage they resided in
Carpentersville, where he was employed by the Borden Milk Company
for 10 years. He then moved to Neillsville, being employed by
the Oatman Condensed Milk Company. This position he held until
1926, then managed a creamery at Stetsonville for two
Following his retirement from the milk
business he spent full time selling insurance. At the time of
his death he held a life-time license.
He was married to Alice Lound on May 14,
1938, at Cresco, Ia.
Mr. Zaeske is survived by his wife and
three sons: Alfred, East Troy; Elmer, Milwaukee; and Lester,
Sacramento, Calif. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Elsie
Willig of Oak Lawn, Ill., and Mrs. August (Frieda) Schultz, Elgin,
Ill.; and five brothers: Alvin of Dundee, Ill.; Dr. Edward of
sterling, Ill.; John C. of Fox River Grove, Ill.; Herman of Aurora,
Ill.; and Albert of Colorado Springs, Col.
He was a member of St. John’s
Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Pallbearers were: Kenneth Olson, Frank E.
Brown, William Ruchaber, Kurt Listeman, Robert Wegner and Herman
Mrs. Robert Tyler, accompanied by Victor
Lehman, sang "The Lord’s Prayer."
Out of town people attending were: Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Zaeske, East Troy; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Zaeske and daughter, Milwaukee; Mrs. Stefanie Zaeske, Gordon Zaeske, Alvin E. Zaeske, all of Dundee, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. John Zaeske, Fox River Grove, Ill.; John Willig, Chicago; Mrs. Elsie Willig and daughter, Eldora, Oak Lawn, Ill.; Drs. Edward and Dora Zaeske and son, John, Sterling, Ill.; Mrs. Frieda Schultz, Elgin, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lound, Madison; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Perry, Marshfield; Henry Goetzelt, Black River Falls; and Mrs. Glen Miniger (Nimsger?), Augusta.
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