Obit: Petke, Amelia (1882 – 1966)


Surnames: Petke, Netzel, Urman, Knopple, Rohland, Jankee, Gosse, Johnson, Woike

---------Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 06 Oct 1966

Petke, Amelia (25 MAY 1882 – 29 SEP 1966)

Mrs. Ed Petke, a resident of the Withee (Clark Co., Wis.) community for the past 54 years, passed away Thursday evening, September 29, 1966, at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Julius Rohland, with whom she had made her home for the past several months. She had been ill for an extended period of time, with death being attributed to the complications of old age. She was 84 years of age when she succumbed.

At two o'clock Sunday afternoon Rev. LeRoy Urman officiated at Funeral services conducted from St. John's Lutheran Church, Withee, with burial being made at Riverside Cemetery, Withee. Six grandsons, Alfred, Phillip, Fred and Arthur Petke Jr., Danny Jankee and Eugene Kopple served as pallbearers.

Mrs. Petke, nee Amelia Netzel, was born May 25, 1882 in Germany, and came to the United States when 14 years of age.

On January 21, 1905 she and the late Edward Petke were married in Chicago. In 1911 the family moved to Clark Count, first settling near Neillsville, where they spent a years, and then moved to a farm in the town of Hixon, near Withee in 1912, where they made their home until their retirement in 1944. After that they made their home on route 2, Owen. Her husband preceded her in death April 26, 1955.

Survivors are six sons, Fred, Chicago, Ill.; Walter, Minneapolis, Minn.; Otto, Waterloo, Iowa; Arthur and Ray, Rte. 1, Withee, and Theodore, Rte. 2, Withee; four daughters, Mrs. Oscar (Tillie?) Knopple, Lake Forest, Ill.; Mrs. Julius (Gertrude) Rohland, route 1, Withee; Mrs. Arthur (Ruth( Jankee, route 2, Owen; and Mrs. Harold (Elsie) Gosse, Golden, Colorado; a brother, Ray Netzel, Elkhorn; and two sisters, Mrs. Allen Johnson, Nooridge, Ill., and Mrs. Mary Woike, Blue Island, Ill.; 37 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.



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