Obit: Baldeschwiler, Anton #2 (1880 – 1968)
Surnames: Baldeschwiler, Pritzl, Oberle, Hoffman, Stav, Harper
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 06 Jun 1968
Baldeschwiler, Anton (5 OCT 1880 – 28 MAY 1968)
Anton Baldeschwiler, 87, pioneer farmer in the town of Worden, Clark Co., Wis., died Tuesday morning, May 28th, 1968 at St. Joseph’s Hospital at Chippewa Falls, where he had been a patient for more than a month.
Mr. Baldeschwiler was born Oct. 5, 1880, in Baden, Germany, and came to the United States with his parents at the age of 16. He married Minnie Pritzl, Nov. 5, 1907, at Brillion and the couple celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in November. Mr. Baldeschwiler retired from farming and moved to Thorp in 1940. He was a 50 years charter member of the Catholic Order of Foresters, a member of the Holy Name Society and a member of St. Bernard’s Church in Thorp.
Funeral services were held at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, Thursday, May 30th. Rev. Francis Brockman officiated at the ten a.m. service, with burial being in St. Bernard’s Cemetery.
Pallbearers were all grandsons of the deceased: Eugene Oberle, Tom Hoffman, Ted Hoffman, Leo Baldeschwiler, Gordon Baldeschwiler and Keith Harper. Honorary pallbearers were: Leo Dulek, Gilbert Voelker, John Meyer, George Maier, Alex Soeller and Ray Ketterhagen.
Surviving are his wife, Minnie; two sons, Raymond and Alfred, both of Thorp; four daughters, (Monica) Mrs. Martin Oberle, (Elsie) Mrs. Harley Hoffman, both of Thorp, (Rita) Mrs. David Stav, Wausau, (Betty) Mrs. Roger Harper of Racine; 25 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren.
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