Friske, Otto Bernard (1888 - 1935)






----Source: Greenwood Gleaner 10/17/1935


Otto Bernard Friske
was born in the Town of Wellington, Monroe County, Wis. on Oct. 9, 1888. He was baptized and confirmed in the South Ridge Lutheran Church.

On June 4, 1913, he married Clara Drews. God blessed their marriage with two sons and two daughters. For about six years after their marriage they lived on a farm in Kinney Valley. In 1919 they move on a farm near Greenwood, Clark County, Wis.

The honor and esteem in which Mr. Friske was held may be gauged by his ten years of service on the Kinney Valley school board, 12 years on the Prosperity school board and several years as a board member of the Ev. Trinity Lutheran Church of Loyal, Wis.

Mr. Friske's death is mourned by his wife, Mrs. Clara Friske, his children, Florance, Norman, Norbert and Bernice at home, his aged parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gottlieb Friske, and two sisters, Miss Delia Friske and Mrs. Wm. Drews, all of Wilton, Wis., also a host of other relatives and friends.

Mr. Friske was suddenly taken sick with ulcers of the stomach while on an automobile trip to Buffalo, N.Y., with his wife and some of his Greenwood friends. Shortly after their arrival at Buffalo he was taken to the Mercy Hospital. In spite of expert medical care and nursing, he passed away on Friday, Oct. 4, 1935, at the age of 46 years, 11 months and 25 days.

On Saturday afternoon funeral service were held by Rev. G. Zeimer of Niagra Falls, N.Y. at the Courtney Funeral Home at Buffalo, N.Y.

On Tuesday afternoon funeral services were held at St. Paul's Ev. Lutheran Church at Wilton, Wis., Rev. Abelman officiated. The Wilton choir rendered three beautiful selections. The body was laid to rest in the Lutheran Cemetery at Wilton.

Near relatives from out of town who attended the funeral were Mr. Fred Drews, Buffalo, N.Y. Miss Anna Drews and Mr. and Mrs. Leo Drews and daughters of Rochester, Minn. Mrs. J.C. Cox of Minneapolis, Minn. Mr.and Mrs. John Venus, Sparta, Wis. A large number of friends and relatives from Tomah, Elroy .. also attended the funeral.



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