Obit: Boxrucker, Leopold (1842 - 1931)

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----Sources: WEEKLY CLARION (Dorchester, Clark Co., WI) 11/06/1931

Boxrucker, Leopold (15 NOV 1842 - 2 NOV 1931)

It was with sadness that Dorchester (Clark Co., Wis.) friends learned of the death of Leopold Boxrucker, who passed away at his home here in the village Monday morning, Nov. 2nd, 1931, after an illness of nearly 3 months duration. Death was due to old age and complications. Funeral services were held Thursday at 9:30 from the St. Louis Catholic Church with Rev. Paul Pitzenberger officiating. Burial took place at the Memorial Cemetery with six of his grandsons, Edward Werner, Carl and Laurence Mertens, Anton and Ervin Hartman and Albert Boxrucker acting as pallbearers.

Leopold Boxrucker was born Nov. 15, 1842, in Roarbach, Austria, and passed away at the age of 88 years, 11 months and 17 days. He came to Taylor County 48 years ago and settled at Medford. On Aug. 15, 1884, he was united in marriage to Anna Marie Mertens at Medford. To this happy union six children were born, 5 sons on 1 daughter, who with their mother and a stepson and daughter, survive him. The Boxruckers made their home at Medford until 13 years ago when they moved to Dorchester where they have since resided.

Mr. Boxrucker was a cheery, friendly person, well liked by all and his family greatly miss a loving husband and kind, indulgent father. There are many friends from both Dorchester wh shall also miss his presence and words of greeting.

Besides his wife he leaves to mourn his loss, two daughters, Mrs. Josephine Marette and Martha Simerson, of Dodgeville, Casper Boxrucker and family, and Anton, Joseph, John, and Jake Boxrucker, and Casper Boxrucker, of Medford. He also leaves 46 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Out of town relatives here for the services were Martha Simerson of Dodgeville, Casper Boxrucker and family, and Anton, Arlen and Ervin Hartman, of Medford, Mr. and Alfred Mertens and Estella Werner of Milwaukee, Mr. and Mrs. Tony Hartman and Jacob Harman, Sr., of Athens, and a host of friends and neighbors from Medford.

The many friends join the Clarion in offering sincerest sympathy to the bereaved in their dark hour.



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