Obit: Krahn, Della (1888-1981)

Contact: Kathleen E. Englebretson


Surnames: Krahn, Hoffchild, Picus, Buss, Mueller

---Source: Marshfield News-Herald (8 January 1981)

Krahn, Della (16 October 1888-7 January 1981)

Services for Miss Della Krahn, who owned and operated the Smartwear dress shop here, will be Saturday at Hansen Funeral Home.

The Rev. Ronald Jansen of Immanuel Lutheran Church is to officiate. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Loyal.

Miss Krahn, 92, of 113 W. Second St, died Wednesday at Marshfield Convalescent Center, where she had been since April 30, 1979.

She was born October 16, 1888 in the town of Scott, Sheboygan County, to Mr. and Mrs. William (Emma Hoffchild) Krahn. The family moved to Fond du Lac and she attended school there.

Her career in the clothing business started in Fond du Lac, where she designed and sewed custom ordered clothes with her sister, Olga. She was purchased the Smartwear dress shop in the min-1930s from Mr. and Mrs. Ben Picus, who employed Miss Krahn for about 10 years prior to that.

In 1944, the shop moved to the Hotel Charles building. She operated it until the business closed in 1977.

Miss Krahn is survived by one brother, William of King; and three sisters, Mrs. Mayme Buss of Kewaskum, Mrs. Lloyd Mueller of Pittsburg, California and Goldie Krahn of Milwaukee. Two brothers and three sisters are deceased.



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