Obit: Umhoefer, Paul (1914 – 1966)
Contact: Dinah Reinke
Surnames: Umhoefer, Williams, Tennis
------ Source: Tribune-Phonograph (Abbotsford and Colby, Clark Co., Wis.) 10/20/1966
------ Umhoefer, Paul (05 MAY 1914 – 17 OCT 1966)
Paul Umhoefer, 52, Colby, died unexpectedly Monday night, Oct. 17, at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at St. Mary’s Catholic church, Colby. The Rev. John Pinion will officiate, Fr. Stephen Umhoefer will be deacon, and Rev. Ambrose Blenker will be the sub-deacon. The body will lie in state from Wednesday evening until the time of the funeral at Lulloff Funeral Home, Colby. A Christian Mothers rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Wednesday, followed by a Foresters’ rosary at 8 p.m. Thursday and a general rosary at 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Paul Umhoefer, was born May 5, 1914, in Colby, and spent his entire life in the city. He received his early education in Colby schools, after which he attended St. Mary’s college at Winona, finally graduating from the University of Wisconsin. His marriage to Catherine Williams took place August 26, 1939, at Madison. He had operated the Unity Feed Co. at Unity since his marriage. Mr. Umhoefer was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic church, Colby, of which he was a trustee and member of the Holy Name Society. He served as financial secretary of the Catholic Order of Foresters for many years.
Surviving are his wife, Catherine; five sons, Paul Jr. of Stevens Point, Philip, stationed with the army in Korea, Mark, with the army in Sinop, Turkey, James and Joseph, at home, and two daughters, Ann and Margaret, at home; a twin brother, James of Janesville; a sister, Mrs. Bernard (Mary) Tennis, Unity, and his mother, Mrs. Bertha Umhoefer.
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