Obit: Statz, Max (1891-1983)

Contact: Kathleen E. Englebretson


Surnames: Statz, Ripp, Langreck, Kraemer, Schmidt, Brodfurer, Wilson

---Source: Marshfield News-Herald (21 March 1983)

Statz, Max J. (24 December 1891 - 19 Mar 1983)

NEILLSVILLE -- Max J. Statz, 91, of 120 W. 19th St. died early Saturday morning at Memorial Hospital.

Services will be Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Neillsville. The Rev. Joseph N. Henseler will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Grandsons will be pallbearers. Visitation will be at the Gesche Funeral Home, Neillsville.

He was born December 24, 1891 in Dane County, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter (Mary Ripp) Statz. He received his education in Dane County, and at Fairview Catholic School, Jackson County. He farmed in Alma Center area for many years. He moved to the Neillsville area in 1937 and farmed in the Town of Weston until retiring in 1957. He then moved to Neillsville. He was also a carpenter and worked in the Green Thumb Program.

He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and its Holy Name Society.

He married the former Theresa Langreck June 17, 1919 in Neillsville; she survives.

Other survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Wayne (Leona) Kramer of Marshfield and Mrs. Verlyn (Delores) Schmidt of Neillsville; two sons, Edmund J. of Neillsville and Anton of Wisconsin Rapids; two sisters, Mrs. Laura Brodfurer of Williamsberg, New York and Mrs. Harry (Nellie) Wilson of Florida; two brothers, Adam Statz of Holcombe and Tony Statz of Alma Center; 26 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his parents, three brother and three sisters.



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