News: Colby (05 Dec 1968)


Surnames: Bedroske, Mize, Allar, Redmann, Runzheimer, Gumz, Flink, Zrutskie, Schuh, Sossaman, . Rankel, Hollman, Fricke, Hanson, Ruprich, Klabunde, Overheck, Hagen, Dizanno, Tesmer, Bullock, Commarato, Hederer, Carr, Waldhart, Zehner, Brunker, Schulze, Dreczynski

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 05 Dec 1968

Mrs. Alma Bedroske of Abbotsford received word Saturday evening of the death of her aunt, Mrs. Minnie Allar, age 90, of Chicago, which occurred at 9:30 a.m. at the Belmont Hospital following a stroke the previous day. She formerly lived on a farm just south of Colby, from where the family moved to Marshfield. About 20 years ago she moved to Chicago, where she lived with her daughter, Mrs. Johnny Mize. She is also survived by another daughter, Leanda, who resides in Milwaukee. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 3 at St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church, Chicago, with interment in Graceland Cemetery, Milwaukee. Her husband, Frank Allar, died about 20 years ago.

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Redmann, Dawn and Dean, visited from Friday until Thursday with their parents at the Walter Runzheimer home, Colby, and at the Ida Redmann home near Edgar, while Mr. Redmann also enjoyed some deer hunting with relatives and friends.

Miss Beverly Runzheimer, a senior at the University of Wisconsin, spent the Thanksgiving weekend at her home.

Mr. and Mrs. Herman Gumz were at the home of their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Flink of Colby, the opening weekend of deer season to babysit with their grandchildren while their parents were hunting.

Mr. and Mrs. Terry Zrutskie have moved to Colby. Terry is employed by the American Gas Company and starting this week his service will include this area.

Raymond J. Schuh spent his week’s vacation deer hunting and visiting his father, Albert W. Schuh.

Floyd Sossaman and sons, Russell and Tom, Hales Corners, spent the past two weekends at the home of his brother, Ralph, Abbotsford, They also hunted with Floyd’s father, Wallace, and antoehr brother, Claude. Ralph bagged his first buck in seven years of hunting.

Mrs. Pauline Rankel, Mr. and Mrs. George Rankel, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hollman, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Fricke, Colby, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hanson, Unity, Mrs. Robert Ruprich and Mrs. Bernard Klabunde, Dorchester, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Schulze, Miss Helen Rankel and Mrs. Ray Dreczynski, Chicago, attended the funeral of Gustave Overheck, Rothschild, Friday, which was held at the Janazen Funeral Home at Schofield. Mr. Overheck was married at Colby, Sept. 5, 1942, to Miss Pauline Rankel. A former Chicago resident, he came to Rothschild 18 years ago and was a sheet metal mechanic for Schield and Zillman of Schofield. Besides his wife, surviving are a son, William, at home, three daughters, Mrs. John (Carol) Hagen, Wausau, and Nancy and Julie at home.

Mrs. Pauline Rankel is spending a few weeks in Chicago with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Veto Dizanno and new granddaughter, born Nov. 27th.

Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Tesmer, Jim and Lori, spent Thanksgiving in Verona with their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Bullock and family. They were joined there by Mr. and Mrs. Mike Commarato, East Lansing, Mich.

Mr. and Mrs. Wenzel Hederer, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Carr, Jimmy and Julie Ann, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Don Hederer and family of Butternut, on Thanksgiving Day. Henry Carr bagged a 9-point buck that afternoon.

Mrs. Edna Waldhart and son, Buzzy, spent the weekend at Appleton with Mr. and Mrs. William Waldhart and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Waldhart and family.

Mrs. Vi Zehner, Cornell, came Thanksgiving Day for a visit with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Leland Brunker and family. Mary Brunker was also home for the holiday from Stevens Point, WSU.



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