Obit: Foelsch, Margaret E. (1907 - 2002)
Contact: Stan


----Source: Tribune-Record-Gleaner (Clark County, Wis.) 01/30/2002

Foelsch, Margaret E. (1907 - 2002)

Margaret E. Foelsch, 93, Spencer, died on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, at Community Funeral Home, Spencer. The Rev. Karl Rose officiated. Burial was in the Loyal Lutheran Cemetery.

Margaret Wolfe was born on Oct. 11, 1907, in Loyal, to Ederick and Emma (nee Otto) Wolfe. She was a co-owner and cheesemaker at Pine Grove Cheese Factory. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Spencer, and its ladies aide and quilting group.

Survivors include one son, George Foelsch, Baton Rouge, La. one daughter, Marjorie (Keith) Cook, Wausau three grandchildren, Heidi (Michael) LaBlanc, Douglas (Caroline) Cook, and Brady Cook four great-grandchildren, Ashley and Allen LaBlanc and Benjamin and Vivian Cook and one sister, Agnes Paddon, Wabeno.

Preceding her in death were her parents four brothers and one sister.

Memorials may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church, Spencer.

Community Funeral Home, Spencer, assisted the family with arrangements.


*Margaret Wolfe married George Foelsch 29 Sep 1927.  After a two week honeymoon to the Wisconsin Dells, Milwaukee, Sheboygan, Marinette and a few other places, they will make their home at the Pine Grove Cheese Factory in the town of Beaver, of which the groom is owner and operator.  Mr. Foelsch has left his business in charge of his employee, Arthur Wolfe (brother of Margaret).


Obit: Foelsch, George E. (1903 - 1970)

----Source: Moberly Monitor Index December 31, 1970, pgs. 1 & 12.

George Foelsch, Head Of Cheese Firm, Dies

George E. Foelsch, 67, of 1250 West Reed, president of the Dairy Belt Cheese Co. Inc., Moberly, died at 7:20 o'clock Wednesday night at the University of Missouri Medical Center at Columbia. He had entered Woodland Hospital here Dec. 3 and transferred to the Medical Center Dec. 7. He suffered a heart attack Dec. 9, Mr. Foelsch immigrated from Germany to the United States when he was 18 years old with only $27 in his pocket and soon became a successful businessman active in community work.

Born in Aurich Germany, May 12, 1903, Mr. Foelsch came to this country in 1921. He had served as an apprentice cheese and butter man in Germany. When he came to the United States and settled in Wisconsin, he became owner of the Pine Grove Cheese Factory at Loyal, Wis., within three years.

From Wisconsin, Mr. Foelsch went to Ft. Morgan, Colo., and became associated with the McLagan Brothers Creamery in nearby Brush, which converted to cheese-making under the experienced hand of Foelsch. On May 29, 1954, Foelsch and his family came to Moberly and bought the equipment in the cheese plant erected by the old Moberly Industrial Foundation for the Kraft Cheese Co., and in December, 1956, he purchased the building from the industrial company.

Earl Nicholas, 1720 Lakewood, joined Dairy Belt in 1956 as a junior partner, coming here from Paola, Kan., where he worked for a cheese factory. Dairy Belt become incorporated in 1960. Mrs. Foelsch has been active in the business, which has been producing more than 2Vi million pounds of cheese a year. Mr. Foelsch was immediate past president of the Missouri Butter and Cheese Institute and was a member of the Milk Quality Committee of the Cheese Institute.

He was chairman of the city Planning and Zoning Commission, and had served on the board directors of the Moberly Area Chamber of Commerce, has been serving as first vice president of the Moberly Lions Club. He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church here.

Surviving are: The wife, the former Beulah Virginia Witte who was reared in the Unity, Wis., community; three sons, Mike, of the home, who is a senior at Moberly School and was a starting tackle on this year's football squad: George Foelsch, Jr., Park Forest, Ill., a helicopter pilot for Hollymatic Corp; and Capt. Ronald L. Bloom, serving the Army and stationed at Ft. Mead, Md; two daughters, Miss Patricia Ann Foelsch, Kansas City, who is employed by the O'Keefe Travel Agency at Kansas City; and Mrs. Keith L. Cook, Kenosha, Wis., whose husband is employed by IBM; mother, Mrs. Ina Foelsch, Wilhelmshaven, West Germany, and a sister, Miss Erna Foelsch, also of Willielmshaven.

Mr. Foelsch also leaves two grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Cook have a child and Mr. and Mrs. George Foelsch have a child.

The body is at the Cater Funeral Home, where visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, and B a.m. to 9 a.m. Saturday. From 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, the body will lie in state at Zion Lutheran Church, where services will be conducted at ll a.m. Saturday by the Rev. Marvin Ulmer. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

The family has requested, following a wish of Mr. Foelsch, that contributions to the Heart Association be made in lieu of flowers, Contributions to the Heart Associations may be mailed to the City Bank and Trust Co., Moberly, Mo.

----Source: Moberly Monitor Index January 16, 1971



In the estate of George E. Foelsch, deceased. Estate No. 8536 To all persons inlerested in the estate of George E. Foelsch, decedent:

On the 5 day of January, 1971, 'the last Will of George E. Foelsch was admitted to probate and Commerce Bank of Moberly, Missouri was appointed the executor of the estate of George E. Foelsch, decedent, by the probate court of Randolph County, Missouri, on the 5 day of January, 1971.

The business address of the executor is 210 W. Reed Street, Moberly, Missouri, whose telephone number is 263-0200 and its attorney is Stanley M. Burnstein of Kansas City, Missouri whose business address is 926 Commerce Tower, Kansas City, Missouri 64105, and whose telephone number is 1-816-421- 0110.

All creditors of said decedent are notified lo file claims in court within six months from the date of this notice or be forever barred.

All persons interested are notified that such court, at the times and as provided by law, will determine the persons who are the successors in interest to the personal and real property of the decedent and of the extent and character of their interests therein. Date of first publication is January 9, 1971.

(SEAL) Joyce Lilchfield, Clerk Probate Court of Randolph County, Missouri

To be published in the Moberly Monitor-Index., (Jan.9,16,23,30,1971)

Social Security Death Record

George Foelsch
Birth Date: 12 May 1903
Social Security Number: 393-16-3630
State: Wisconsin
Last Place of Residence: Randolph, Missouri
Previous Residence Postal Code: 65270
Event Date: December 1970
Age: 67

1930 Federal Census, Beaver, Clark, Wisconsin, United States, District: 0002, Family 127, Line 58


Margaret Foelsch, white married female
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Germany

Household Members
Head George E Foelsch M 26 (1904) Germany
Wife Margaret Foelsch F 21 Wisconsin


Family 150, Line 64


Ed Wolfe, white married male
Immigration Year: 1892
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Germany

Household Members
Head Ed Wolfe M 68 (1862) Germany
Wife Emma Wolfe F 47 (1883)  Germany
Son Alvin E Wolfe M 24 Wisconsin
Son Paul Wolfe M 16 Wisconsin
Son Milton Wolfe M 14 Wisconsin
Daughter-in-law Margaret M Wolfe F 21 Wisconsin


1940 Federal Census, Beaver Town, Clark, Wisconsin, United States, District: 10-2, Family 140, Line 4


Margaret Foelsch, white married female
Last Place of Residence: Same House

Household Members
Head George Foelsch M 36 (1904) Germany
Wife Margaret Foelsch F 31 Wisconsin
Son George Foelsch M 8 (1932) Wisconsin
Hired hand Edward Miller M 27 Wisconsin
Hired hand Clarence Miller M 25 Wisconsin



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