Obit: Foley, Dr. Frank (1894 – 1954)

Contact: Linda Mertens

Surnames: Foley, Hayden, Augustatis, Geiger, Werner, Stoiber, Kronschnabl, Feldbruegge, Reynolds, Cramsie, Nebel, Mulhern

----Source - Anna Johnson's Scrapbook

Dr. Frank Foley (28 Oct 1869 – 25 Oct 1954)

The Very Rev. Msgr. Thomas F. Hayden officiated at a Requiem High Mass for Dr. F. P. Foley in St. Louis Catholic church here today. The rites for the 85-year-old doctor, who had served this community for nearly half a century, were held at 10:30 a.m., at which music was provided by the St. Louis Children’s Choir and Sister M. Augustatis, O.S.F., organist.

The local body of the Catholic Order of Foresters had charge of arrangements under over-all direction of Fuchsgruber Funeral Service, and burial was in Dorchester Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers, members of the Foresters order to which Dr. Foley had belonged a long time, were Mike Geiger, Ed Werner, Alvin Stoiber, Max Kronschnabl, Frank Feldbruegge and Fred Reynolds.

Dr. Foley died at his home here at 4:10 p.m. Monday, just three days short of his 85th birthday. He had suffered progressively failing health in recent months and of late weeks had been confined to his home.

He lay in state at the local Fuchsgruber funeral parlors until today, Rosary services, one by the Foresters at 9:00 o’clock, and a general at 8:45, were held there last night.

The doctor had discontinued active, full-time practice several years ago, but was active on a limited scale until within the past year, when failing health compelled him to entirely give up the work he enjoyed for over 50 years.

Frank P. Foley was born at Montello Oct. 28, 1869, and there he received his early education. He took pre-medical training at Oshkosh college, and obtained his doctor of medicine degree from Rush Medical College, Chicago, in 1900. Following an internship, he established a practice at Neshkoro, which he served until 1909. On Sept. 17 of that year he purchased the local practice of Dr. H. M. Nedry, followed by his moving here with his family on Nov. 13.

Dr. Foley and Miss Katherine Victory of Berlin were married Sept. 13, 1905 at Neshkoro.
Several thousand residents of this and adjoining communities gathered here, May 27, 1950, for “Dr. Foley Day,” to celebrate his 50th year in the medical profession, and to pay tribute to him for his lifetime of service to humanity.

He was president of the Dorchester village board of trustees about 1940, and it was during his term of office that Dorchester’s municipal water and sewage systems were installed.

Surviving are his widow, four sons, and four daughters; Dr. Clifford Foley, Wautoma; Miss Constance Foley, Manitowoc; Mrs. Kenneth (Frances) Cramsie, now with her husband on a military tour of duty in Japan; Mrs. Herman (Madeline) Nebel, East St. Louis, Ill.; Miss Claire Foley, New Orleans La.; Keith Foley, Chicago, Ill.; Terrence Foley, East St. Louis, Ill., and Kenneth Foley, Casper, Wyo.

A daughter, Katherine, preceded him in death.

Other survivors include a brother, Jim Foley, Montello; a sister, Mrs. Mary Mulhern, Manitowoc; and twelve grandchildren.



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