Obit: Grap, Martha E. (1878 - 1980)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Grap, Klueckman, Kalsow, Stuebs

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 5/08/1980

Grap, Martha E. (13 September 1878 – 2 May 1980)

A well-known area Globe woman, Martha E. Grap, passed away in Neillsville Memorial Home on Friday, May 2, after a brief illness. Mrs. Grap was 101 years old at the time of her death. She had remained very active in her later years. Living alone and attending church and area social functions. She was feted at a community and family celebration for her 100th birthday.

The deceased was born on September 13, 1878, in the Town of Weston to Frederick and Emilie (Klueckman) Kalsow. She received her education in the Town of Weston and in the Fairview School and then worked for various families in the Neillsville area before her marriage to Johann F. Grap on October 12, 1899. The couple farmed in the Town of Weston, retiring in 1947. She was a member of the Immanuel congregation and that church’s Ladies’ Aid.

Surviving Mrs. Grap are four sons, Frederick of Neillsville, Walter and Carl of Milwaukee and Marvin of Rockford, Ill.; eleven grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband (1963); two sons, Louis and Paul; and three brothers.

Funeral services were held on early Monday afternoon from Immanuel Lutheran Church in Globe with the Ref. Ralph Stuebs officiating. Burial was made in the church cemetery and the Gesche Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Obit: Grap, Martha E. #2 (1878 - 1980)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Grap, Hoppa, Sternitzky, Hagedorn, Kalsow, Hoffman, Timmler, Schoenherr, Burnett, Cramer, Haag, Beyer, Heise, Klauer, Gloff, Nemitz, Stuebs

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 5/15/1980

Grap, Martha E. (13 September 1878 – 2 May 1980)

Funeral services were held May 5 from the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Globe for Martha E. Grap, who was 101 years old at the time of her May 2 death. The Rev. Ralph Stuebs officiated at the service with burial made in the Church cemetery at Globe. The Gesche Funeral Home of Neillsville was in charge of arrangements.

“Jesus, Lead Thou On,” ”Abide With Me,” and “What A Friend We Have in Jesus” were the musical offerings by the congregation, accompanied by Karen Hoppa. Serving as pallbearers were Otto Sternitzky, Herman Hagedorn, Raymond, Hans, Martin and Roland Kalsow, Sam Grap and William Hoffman.

Attending services, from out of town, Mr./Mrs. Marvin Grap, Rockford, Ill.; Mr./Mrs. Ronald Grap, Chino, Calif.; Mr./Mrs. Fred Timmler & Mr./Mrs. Sam Grap, of Greenwood; Helene and Petra Kalsow, St. Paul; Kurt Schoenherr, Columbus; Mr/Mrs. Rue Burnett, Spencer; Tillie Cramer & Mr./Mrs. Herman Schoenherr, Hales Corners; Terri Grap & Mr./Mrs. John Haag & Patrick, La Crosse; August Beyer and Mrs. Elmer Beyer, of Wis. Rapids; Mrs. Emil Heise, Poysippi; Mr./Mrs. Arnold Klauer, Lustin; Fala Gloff, Marshfield; Mr./Mrs. Otto Sternitzky, Ed Kalsow, Mr./Mrs. Herbert Sternitzky and Mr./Mrs. Edwin Sternitzky, all of Granton; and Mr./Mrs. Louis Nemitz, New Auburn.

And Attending from the Greenwood area were Mr./Mrs. Clarence Huettenrauch & family, Mr./Mrs. Robert Neusen & family, Mr./Mrs. James Neusen, Mr./Mrs. Bill Grap & Aimee & Carl, Walter and Paul Grap.



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