Obit: Diethman, Edward (1877 - 1963)


Surnames: Diethman, Kasper, Scheel, Rohrbecker, Soderbeck

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 11/28/1963

Diethman, Edward (7 DEC 1877 - 20 NOV 1963)

Edward Diethman, 85, Abbotsford, who was in failing health, died unexpectedly Wednesday evening, Nov. 20, 1963, at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mrs. and Mrs. Iver Soderbeck, Abbotsford.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, at the Polnaszek Funeral Home at Abbotsford. The Rev. James Hagen, pastor of the Methodist Church at Unity, of which the deceased was a member, conducted the services during which Mrs. Norman Kasper sang "Under His Wings" and "The Old Rugged Cross." Miss Jackie Scheel was the organist and accompanist.

Interment was made in the Colby Memorial Cemetery. The pallbearers were Kenneth Diethman, Edward Diethman Jr., Kurt Gardenbrecht, Rueben Rex, Dale Reis and Louis Steiner.

Edward Diethman was born at Ellsworth, Wis., Dec. 7, 1877, and was educated in the Sparta schools. He came to Clark County in 1901 and farmed until 1946, when he retired.

His marriage Oct. 22, 1902, took place at Weyauwega, to Julia Ann Rohrbecker, who survives him.

After retirement the couple moved to Riplinger and lived there until last year when they came to Abbotsford to make their home with their son-in-law and daughter.

Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Vern Diethman of Spencer, and a daughter, Mrs. Iver (Byrl) Soderbeck of Abbotsford. There are five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son and four sisters and five brothers.

Relatives who attended included Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Gardenbrecht and family and Kenneth Diethman of Milwaukee, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Diethman and daughter Mabel, and Mrs. Elroy Diethman of Spencer, and friends from Unity, Riplinger, Neillsville and Abbotsford.



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