Obit: Pape, Minnie F. (1885 – 1966)
Surnames: Pape, Ploog, Miller, Schopfer, Drum, McCouland, Dearth, Woodring, Purgett
---------Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 15 Dec 1966
Pape, Minnie F. (4 DEC 1885 – 7 DEC 1966)
Mrs. Wm. Pape, 81, of rural Owen (Clark Co., Wis.), succumbed to complications of old age on December 7, 1966, passing away at St. Mary’s Hospital, Wausau.
Funeral services were conducted from the Hoeper and Kraut Funeral Home, Saturday, December 10, at 2 o’clock, with Rev. Arnold Woodring, pastor of the Alliance Church, Owen, in charge of the service. The remains were laid to rest at Riverside Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Arno Vater, Art Karow, James Barrett, Robert Sluzewski, Morris Martin and Ray Purgett.
The former Minnie F. Ploog was born December 1885 at McCouland, Scott County, Iowa. During her early years she lived at Cherry Valley, Ill, Belvidere, Ill, and Clinton Iowa. On January 25, 1911 she and William John Pape were married in a ceremony performed at Davenport, Iowa. Three years after their marriage the couple moved to Owen, living in the city for four years prior to moving to a farm in the town of Hixon in 1918.
In January 1981 the couple observed their Golden Wedding Anniversary.
Mourning her passing are her husband; a son, Edward, of Wausau; two daughters, Mrs. Vincent (Irma) Miller of Cadott and Mrs. Harold (Clara) Schopfer, rural Owen; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Here to attend the funeral services were John Ploog and Mr. and Mrs. Duane Ploog, McCouland, Iowa; Mrs. Lilly Ploog and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ploog, Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Gray and Sandra Dearth, Tomahawk; Donald Dearth, Kanime, Iowa, and Mr. and Mrs. Del Purgett of Stevens Point.
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