Obit: Schmidtke, Paul (1898 - 1975)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Schmidtke, Krueger, Zimmerman, Wehe, Elpert, Madler, Dumas, Schleef

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 3/061975

Schmidtke, Paul (11 November 1902 – 27 February 1975)

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from Christ Lutheran Church, Chili, for a Town of Fremont native, Paul Schmidtke, 76, of Union Center, who died February 27 at a La Crosse hospital. The Rev. Everett Schleef officiated, and interment followed in the Windfall Cemetery, Granton. Arrangements were made by the Picha Funeral Home, Hillsboro.

Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Herman Schmidtke, he was born November 11, 1898, in the Town of Fremont and lived for a number of years in the Granton-Loyal area. He farmed during his lifetime, and, in later years, also did carpenter work. In failing health for some time, Mr. Schmidtke was the operator of a gas station in Union Center.

His first wife, the former Anna Krueger, preceded him in death. He is survived by his second wife, the former Hazel Zimmerman.

Survivors also include five children: Mrs. Alice Wehe of Loyal, Mrs. Carmen Elpert of rural Loyal, Alton Schmidtke, Larry Schmidtke of Rockford, Il., and Donald Schmidtke of Odebolt, Ia., and several step-children, grandchildren and step-grandchildren.

He is also survived by two sisters: Mrs. Gusta Madler of Evergreen Park, Il., and Mrs. Earl (Ella) Dumas of Tacoma, Wa.; and three brothers: Ernest Schmidtke of Menasha, Henry Schmidtke of Lidgerwood, N.D., and Herman Schmidtke of Nipomo, Ca.



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