Obit: Konschak, Johanna K. (1858 - 1931)

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----Source: The Loyal Tribune 04 Jun 1931

Konschak, Johanna K. (22 JUL 1858 - 23 MAY 1931)

Mrs. D. J. Konschak, nee Johanna Katherine Mahn, a pioneer resident of Clark County, was born in the Township of Farmington, Washington County, on the 22nd day of July 1858. On the 1st of December1875 ahe was married to David J. Konschak, which union was blessed with ten children. During the year 1876 she with her husband moved to Clark county. The trip was made by train to Marshfield and from there by team to Lynn where they immediately engaged in clearing land on which they lived until 1907. From their pioneer home in Lynn they moved to the Eastern States living for a period of time in Virginia and later in Pennsylvania. It was while living in the state of Pennsylvania that her husband passed on. Death took him from his wife and family in September, 1918 while they were living in Quakertown, Pennsylvania. His body was accompanied by several children and Mrs. Konschak back to Lynn. Mrs. Konschak then lived with her daughter Mrs., Henry Lemke, Town of Sherman, and part of the time with her son Herman, Town of Loyal.

Two children of the deceased preceded her to eternity. Warren in 1905 and Mrs.. Herman Riedel a year ago. The surviving children are the following.

George W. Konschak of Wolf Creek, Montana; Edwin A. Konschak of Chariton, Iowa; Viola, Mrs. Lafe Schlamb of Crewe, Virginia; Harvey E. Konschak of Park Rapids, Minnesota; Laura, Mrs. Frank Schlamb of Roanoke, Virginia; Herman Konschak of Loyal; Rose, Mrs. Charles Nace of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Martha, Mrs. Henry Lemke of the Town of Sherman. She is also survived by 19 grand children; 3 great grand children; one brother, John Mahn of Wausau; besides numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

The deceased was a devout church member, a Christian at heart and has been a member of good standing in the local trinity Church for the last 12 years. She will be remembered by all who knew her as a kind and loving mother, friend and neighbor. She also had her share of sorrows in her lifetime, her husband, one son and one daughter having as stated above, preceded her to eternity. About a year ago it could be noticed that her health was failing and a little over a week ago her condition became critical. She was seemingly getting some better and her sudden death came as a surprise to all On Saturday evening, May 23rd at the hour of 6:30 she went outdoors, fell upon the path and was found dead due to heart failure. Sudden indeed, but her hour had come. It was God’s Will, and to His Will we must submit. What God does ever well is done. She attained the age of 72 years, 1o months and 1 day.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, May 27th. The deceased was living at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Lemke, during the time of her last illness and death. Services were held at the Lemke residence at 1 P. M. and at the Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church of this village at 2 P. M., Rev. H. F. Leschensky officiating. Interment took place in the family lot in Windfall cemetery, near Granton. Nearly everyone who attended the funeral services here also attended the services at the cemetery.

The floral tributes were many and were in charge of Mrs. Ernest Jenni, Miss Elsie Blado, Mrs. Ben Kadolph, Mrs., Julius Ehlert, Mrs. Otto Lemke, and Mrs. Wm. Kadolph, who were assisted by Elaine Reichert of Chili and a grand daughter, Ardith Konschak of Chariton, Iowa. The pallbearers were Carl Blado, Julius Hinkelmann, August Witt, William Schilling, Ernest Jenni and William Rusch.

Those from away who attended the funeral include: Miss Emma Reidel, August Reidel, Albert Reidel, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Reidel, Herman Reidel, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Reidel and family, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Petenpall, Mrs. Agnes Bender, Mr. and Mrs. Rob. Ure all of Granton; Mrs. Hannah Mahn of Neillsville; Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Lindow, Chili; Mr. and Mrs. Herman Monday, Chili; Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Reichert and daughter, Chili; Harvey E. Konschak, Park rapids, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Konschak and daughter Ardath of Clariton, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Schier and daughter Virginia, of Wisconsin Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. Herman Marquardt, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Sauter and Mrs. Ed. Sauter all of Dorchester; Mrs. Wilbur Claire, Elroy; John Mahn, Wausau. Mrs. Charles Nace, unavailable to come to the funeral called over long didtance telephone from Philadelphia.

The Tribune joins with the community in offering sympathy to the bereaved.



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