Obit: Fleckenstein, Valentine #2 (1861 - 1936)

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----Sources: WEEKLY CLARION (Dorchester, Clark Co., WI) 8 May 1936

Fleckenstein, Valentine (29 NOV 1861 - 2 MAY 1936)

(The copy for this obit was in the left column of the paper and some letters were chopped off, so paraphrasing or question marks indicate unreadable portions)

Funeral services were held at 9:30 Wednesday morning at the St. Louis Catholic Church for Valentine Fleckenstein, who passed away at the St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls Sunday morning, May 2, 1936, at 10 o’clock. The requiem mass said by the Rev. Clement Haines and interment made in the Memorial Cemetery. Joseph Bauernfeind, Joseph Se?, Joseph Kronschnabl, F.V. ?, John Schmitt and John ? acting as pallbearers.

Mr. Fleckenstein has been ailing for the past several years and spent a part of the winter at Chippewa Falls, coming home several weeks ago to recuperate before an operation. He attended mass at the St. Louis Church Friday morning and made a business trip up town. He became ill in the afternoon and was taken to Chippewa where he passed away the following morning.

Valentine Fleckenstein was born Nov. 29, 1861 in Aschaffenburg, Bavaria, Germany and was 74 years old at time of death. He grew to young manhood in his native land, coming to the United States in 1881, making his headquarters at Milwaukee until 1901, when he, with his family, moved to Dorchester (Clark Co., Wis.), where they have resided for the past thirty-five years.

On Jan. 9, 1884 he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Hufgard at Milwaukee. Nine children were born to them, two sons dying in infancy, and two daughters, Mary and Margaret, preceding him in death.

Surviving him are his wife, one son, Frank Fleckenstein, Duluth, and four daughters, Mrs. Frank Hollman, nee Christina, Dorchester; Miss Anna of Duluth; Helen, Sister M. Roberta, International Falls, Minn., and Mrs. J.E. Schwermer, nee Frances, of Duluth. He also leaves thirteen grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

On his arrival here he purchased the A.J.L. Roy home and started a machine and bicycle shop in the building just east of the residence. When the shop was enlarge and remodeled for a hardware store, which he operated until about eighteen years ago when he sold out to the Garbisch brothers and moved to his arm home, one and one-half miles northeast of the village. After farming for several years, Mr. and Mrs. Fleckenstein moved to their present home here where they have lived the past twelve years.

Mr. Fleckenstein was a former member of the Catholic Order of Foresters. He was also well known as an inventor, although he modestly took little credit unto himself. Always friendly and of sterling qualities, he gathered about him a host of friends and associates who have enjoyed his presence in their midst and who mourn with the family at his passing. They join us in rendering deepest sympathy to the family int heir hour of sorrow.

Among the relatives and friends attending the services from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Schwermer and son, Teddy, Miss Anna Fleckenstein, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fleckenstein, daughter, Kathryn Ann, and son, Robert, of Duluth, Sister M. Roberta of International Falls, Minn., and Sister M. Rose of Duluth.



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