Obit: Orgish, Michael Paul #2 (1863 - 1947)

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Surnames: Orgish, Hoffman, Kaulfuerst, Lederhause, Brown, Johnson, Henery, Graves, Bodel, Driscoll, Hebert, Fritsch, Engel

----Source: Spencer Record, Spencer, Wis.) 02/27/1947

Orgish, Michael Paul (23 AUG 1863 – 15 FEB 1947)

Obituary of Mike P. Orgish

Michael Paul Orgish, age 83, a former Spencer resident and Soo Line employee, died Saturday afternoon, February 15 at the home of his son Steve after an illness of a week and a half.

Mr. Orgish was born on August 28, 1863, in Pedersburg, Austria and came to the United States at the age of 19. He was married to Bertha Hoffman in Colby in 1890. The couple lived in Stevens Point for about 10 years where Mr. Orgish entered the employ of the Wisconsin Central railroad, later the Soo Line. They also lived in Colby and Abbotsford for short periods before moving to Spencer where they made their home for 30 years.

Mr. Orgish retired 15 years ago. His wife died in 1935 and Mr. Orgish went to Kenosha four years ago where he made his home.

Surviving are 10 children, John of Spencer, Carl, Steve and Joe of Kenosha, Paul of McCoy, Colo.; Robert of Park Falls, Mrs. John Kaulfuerst of Milwaukee, Mrs. Elmer Lederhause of West Allis, and Mrs. Harold Brown and Mrs. Harold Johnson of Stevens Point. 35 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren also survive. 3 children preceded him in death.

The body arrived here Wednesday at the Swarthout Funeral Home and funeral services were held Thursday morning from Christ the King Catholic Church at 9:00 o’clock with burial being made in St. Mary’s cemetery at Colby. Rev. Henery officiated at the Requium High Mass.

The above named children were all here for the funeral as were hosts of other relatives and friends from Medford, Unity, Colby and Stevens Point.

Pallbearers were Spencer Graves, Harry Bodel, Lawrence Driscoll, Roy Hebert, Jack Fritsch and Martin Engel.



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