Obit: Schweke, Alvin Henrich Franz (1909 – 1987)

Contact: History Buffs


Surnames: Schweke, Anderson, Hakala, Zettl, Gunia, Barg


Social Security Death Record


Name: Alvin Schweke
SSN: 394-26-3068
Last Residence: 54848 Ladysmith, Rusk, Wisconsin, United States of America
Born: 9 Jul 1909
Died: Sep 1987
State (Year) SSN issued: Wisconsin (Before 1951)


----Source: Ladysmith News (Ladysmith, Rusk Co., Wis.) 1987, p3.


----Schweke, Alvin Henry (9 July 1909 – 27 Sept. 1987)



Alvin Henry Schweke, Ladysmith, died Sunday, Sept. 27, at the Rusk County Memorial Hospital of cancer.


He was born July 9, 1909, in the Town of Brighton – Spencer, Wis., the son of William and Wilhelmina (Luepke) Schweke.


He had lived in the Spencer area for 25 years and in Brantwood for seven years, and came to Rusk County in 1958.


He and Bernice Anderson were married on Sept. 14, 1934, in Minnesota.


Mr. Schweke owned and operated Pla-Mor Lanes for 20 years and also worked at Rite Way Oil Co. He was a cheesemaker for 31 years.


He was affiliated with St. John’s Lutheran Church.


Survivors include his wife, Bernice; a son, Jim of Pewaukee, Wis., a daughter, Janice Hakala of Brantwood; five grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a brother, Clifford of Cottage Grove, Minn,; and two sisters, Lenora Zettl of Milwaukee and Estella Gunia of Spencer, Wis.


He was preceded in death by a son, Vernon, and two brothers, Erwin and Rudolph.


Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John’s Lutheran Church with Pastor Edgar Barg officiating. Burial was in Spencer West Cemetery, Spencer, Wis.


Visitation was Tuesday afternoon at the McElravy-Geier Funeral Home and an hour before services at the church on Wednesday.




Biographical Information


1910 Federal Census, Brighton, Marathon, Wisconsin


Name: Alvin Schweke
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Relationship to Head of Household: Son 
Marital Status: Single
Race : White
Gender: Male
Father's Birthplace: Wisconsin
Mother's Birthplace: Wisconsin
Family Number: 109
Page Number: 8
Household Members
Parent William Schweke M 26y
Parent Minnie Schweke F 24y
Erwin Schweke M 2y
Alvin Schweke M y 10m



1920 Federal Census, Residence: Marathon, Wisconsin


Name: Alvin Schweke 
Estimated Birth Year: 1910
Age: 10
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Gender: Male
Race: White
Marital Status: Single
Father's Birthplace: Wisconsin
Mother's Birthplace: Wisconsin
Film Number: 1821995
Digital Folder Number: 4391503
Image Number: 00168
Sheet Number: 6
Household Members
Parent William Schweke M 36y
Parent Minnie Schweke F 34y
Erwin Schweke M 12y
Alvin Schweke M 10y
Rodulph Schweke M 6y
Lenora Schweke F 3y8m
Estella Schweke F 8m


Social Security Record


Name: Alvin Schweke
Birth Date: 9 July 1909
Social Security Number: 394-26-3068
Place of Issuance: Wisconsin
Last Residence: Ladysmith, Rusk, Wisconsin
Zip Code of Last Residence: 54848
Death Date : September 1987
Estimated Age at Death: 78