Obit: Mahr, Theodore “Dave” (1879 – 1968)


Surnames: Mahr, Seidl, Reiter, Gwiazdon, Simmons, Yaeger, Tannler

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 11 Jan 1968

Mahr, Theodore “Dave” (16 FEB 1879 – 3 JAN 1968)

Theodore (Dave) Mahr, 88, a pioneer in the Town of Delmar, Route 1, Boyd, passed away at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, 1968 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls. He was born Feb. 16, 1879 in Franklin Co., Wis., and moved with his parents to a farm in the Fall Creek when a young child. He resided there until 1906, then moved to the Boyd area and purchased a farm in the Town of Delmar, where he resided until retiring in 1963. Mr. Mahr has since resided at the Chippewa Manor in this city.

He was united in marriage to Magdalene Seidl on Feb. 16, 1909 at Sacred Heart Church in the Townof Edson. Mrs. Mahr preceded him in death on July 7, 1943. He was also preceded in death by one son, Roman, who died in infancy.

Survivors include four sons, Herman, Theodore Jr. and Donald, all of boyd; Leo of Stanley; five daughters, Mrs. Eugene (Laura) Reiter, Chippewa Falls,; Mrs. Frank (Lillian) Gwiazdon, Thorp; Mrs. James (Rosetta) Simmons, Chippewa Falls; Mrs. Gerald (Marian) Yaeger, Boyd, Mrs. George (Dorothy) Tannler, Cadott; 48 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 5th at 11:15 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Boyd, with Rev. Vincent E. Schwartz officiating.. Interment was in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.

Pallbearers were grandsons: Kenneth Mahr, Dean Mahr, James Reiter, James Simmons, Francis Gwiazdon and George Yaeger.

Out of town friends and relatives attending the funeral were from Thorp, Gilman, Sheldon, Milwaukee, Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire and Little Chute.

Mr. Mahr is the last of the charter members of the Boyd branch of the Catholic Order of Foresters.



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