Obit: Valleau, Margaret
(1870 – 1915)
Surnames: Valleau, Riedel, Bratz, Blake, Bredlau, Reiff, Kemena
----- Source: Loyal Tribune (Loyal, Clark Co., Wis.) 11/18/1915
Valleau, Margaret (2 MAR 1870 – 07 NOV 1915)
News of the sudden and unexpected death of Mrs. W.E. Valleau at her home in Ashland, Wisconsin last Monday reaching here that afternoon caused much sorrow to her beloved relatives and close friends residing hereabouts. Her death is attributed to Bright’s disease, from which she had long been a patient sufferer. Margaret was born in the town of Grant (Clark Co., Wis.) on March 2nd, 1870, the youngest daughter of John and Helene Riedel. Here she grew up and attended our schools, then following her chosen work of dress making, spent several years at Neillsville, thence to the city of Ashland, where two years ago she was united in marriage with W.E. Valleau, who survives her. Besides her husband she is survived by five sisters and two brothers, namely Susan, Mrs. August H. Riedel; Christine, Mrs. Richard Bratz; Gustie, Mrs. W.F. Blake of Chicago; Fred J., Miss Bertha Riedel, Henry of Cayuga; Emma and Mrs. Fred Bredlau of Loyal.
Immediately upon receipt of new of her death, her sisters, Miss Bertha of Granton and Mrs. Bredlau of this place went to Ashland, and with the bereaved husband, brought the remains back to her childhood home, that of Bertha’s and her brother, F.J.’s, at Granton.
The funeral was held last Friday afternoon from the Lutheran Church at Granton, Rev. Reiff conducting the services and speaking in German, while E. Kemena of Loyal delivered an English sermon. (Buried at Zion American Lutheran Cemetery in the Town of Grant)
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