Obit: Kowalk, Fred #2 (1891 - 1948)
Surnames: Kowalk, Hoffmann, Goeltz, Whitney, Sabler, Schultz, Nelsen, Gries, Hemmy, Zassenhaus, Tesmer, Rannow, Frome, Lamont, Strathmann, Stieber, Herrmann, Kademan, Davis, Allmann, Schade, Mueller, Firnstahl, Kobs, Mossing, Rucks, Sachse, Eder
----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 05/20/1948
Kowalk, Fred (18 Oct. 1891 - 15 May 1948)
Fred Kowalk, who was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield, Friday, died there Saturday at 3:25 P.M. at the age of 56 years. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at Zion Lutheran church, Rev. O. Hoffmann officiating, and internment was made in the Colby (Colby, Clark Co. Wis.) Cemetery where military rites were conducted. Pall bearers were Frank Goeltz, C. R. Whitney, Chas. Sabler, Ernest Schultz, C. A. Nelsen and John Gries. Legion color bearers were Bud Hemmy and Wm. Zassenhaus, and color guards were Junior Tesmer and Arnie Rannow. V.F.W. color bearers were Milford Frome and Angus Lamont, Jr., and color guards were Harry Strathmann and Mike Stieber. The firing squad, with Howard Rannow in command, consisted of Eugene Herrmann, Arnie Strathmann, Harold Kademan, Bill Davis, Ed Allmann, Elroy Schade, Dave Stieber and Elroy Augustine. The flowers were in charge of Mrs. Lawrence Mueller, Mrs. I. M. Firnstahl, Mrs. Frank Goeltz, Mrs. F. J. Kobs, Mrs. H. P. Mossing and Mrs. Junior Tesmer.
Mr. Kowalk was born on October 18, 1891, at Park Falls and came with his parents to a farm south of Colby, Wisconsin. He was married to Gladys Rucks in Colby August 3, 1927, who survives with two children, Garretta and Edward; two brothers, Ernest and George of Unity, a half-brother, Otto of Owen, and two sisters, Mrs. William Sachse and Mrs. Floyd Eder of Colby, Wisconsin.
Mr. Kowalk was a veteran of World War I and served overseas. He was a member of the American Legion post of Colby of which he was finance officer.
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