Obit: Schmitt, Mathilda Katherine (1885 – 1960)

Contact: Linda Mertens

Surnames: Schmitt, Schuh, Dessl, Stoiber, Baumer, Bittner, Reynolds, Sauter, Herman, Hiebsch, Fuchsgruber, Koppa

----Source _ Anna Johnson’s Scrapbook

Mathilda Katherine Schmitt (21 Feb 1885 – 9 Aug 1960)

Funeral services for Miss Tillie Schmitt, 75, will be held from St. Louis Catholic church here (Dorchester, Clark Co., WI) tomorrow (Friday). The Rev. Father Gerald F. Schuh, pastor, will officiate at the rites at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be in Dorchester Memorial cemetery.

Miss Schmitt Tuesday forenoon was found dead in her home where she lived alone. A route man for the Medford Laundry, on a service call at her home, found her there, and relatives were notified. She apparently succumbed to a heart attack some time during the night.

The deceased lies in state at her home on Front Street until time of the funeral rites. A general rosary service will be held at St. Louis church tonight (Thursday) at 8:00 o’clock.

Interment will be under the direction of Fuchsgruber Funeral Service, with the pallbearers Joe Dessl, Frank Stoiber, Herman Baumer, Edward Bittner, Fred Reynolds and August Sauter.
Mathilda Katherine Schmitt was born Feb 21, 1885, at Rozelville, where she lived until 1914. In that year she came to this village with her parents, and had resided here and at Abbotsford since. She established a business in women’s ready-to-wear clothing here soon after the move, and was actively engaged in that line of work until retiring a few years ago.

She owned and operated women’s clothing stores here and at Abbotsford alternately until 1949. In that year she built the store here which is now Mildy’s Dress Shop. She lived and worked there until retirement from business.

She suffered a broken hip in a fall in 1954, and in 1956 sold her business and building to Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Herman. At that time she bought and moved into the E.J. Fuchsgruber residence where she had resided since. She made her own home alone there, although she was in a wheel chair the past two years.

Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. F. V. Hiebsch (Clara) of this village, Mrs. E.J. Fuchsgruber (Isabel) of Kimberly, and Mrs. Elsie Koppa of Flint Mich.



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