Obit: Motchenbacher, Emma (1891 - 1958)


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Surnames: Motchenbacher, Pagelsdorf, Goetz, Rondorf, Blecha, Bennetts 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) May 8, 1958 

Motchenbacher, Emma ( 9 July 1891 - 4 May 1958) 

Mrs. Joe Motchenbacher, 66, died at her home at 12:30 afternoon, May 4 of a heart attack suffered soon after her return from church service. 

Born Emma Pagelsdorf, she was born at Deerfield, July 9, 1891.  She came at an early age, with her parents and settled on a farm in the Town of Eaton. 

She was married to Joe Motchenbacher December 31, 1912, in Loyal.  After their marriage they lived on a farm in the Town of Loyal.  In 1934 they went to the Marshfield area, where they lived until 1941, when they returned to Loyal. 

She was a member of the Methodist Church, the W. S. C. S., and the Royal Neighbors of America. 

She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Myron (Audrey) Goetz of Milwaukee; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Will (Esther) Rondorf of Marshfield, and Mrs. James (Elsie) Blecha of Pasadena, Calif.; and a brother, Ed Pagelsdorf, Loyal. 

Funeral services were held from the Methodist church on Wednesday, with the Rev. Wendell Bennetts officiating.  Burial was made in the Loyal Cemetery. 



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