Obit: Schuelke, Emma (1887 - 1951)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Schuelke, Witt, Seelow, Zank, Reams, May, Domke, Karnitz, Wegner, Pollnow, Durst, Adams, Henning, Ackerman, Marg, Haas, Meihack, Beyer, Strangfeld, Bumpus, Goldamer, Carl

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) May 24, 1951

Schuelke, Emma (15 December 1887 - 19 May 1951)

Mrs. Emma Schuelke, 63, died at the Marshfield, Wisconsin Hospital on May 19, 1951. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. from the Georgas Funeral Home and at 2 o’clock from the Zion American Lutheran Church in Pine Valley, with the Rev. Leonard Domke officiating. Interment was made in the North Pine Valley Cemetery.

Mrs. Schuelke was born on December 15, 1887, in Germany to Fred Witt and Bertha Seelow Witt. She came to the United States with her parents at the age of three years, her parents locating on a farm in the Town of Pine Valley. She received rural schooling and was confirmed in St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Neillsville on March 23, 1902.

As a young lady, she was employed in Milwaukee for several years. On October 5, 1910 she was married to August H. Schuelke at Neillsville. After her marriage they remained in Milwaukee for several years. She came back to Neillsville 34 years ago and resided with her parents, daughter and son-in-law Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Zank. She was church organist for thirty years, having played until her sudden illness last November. She is survived by three children: Mrs. Arthur (Neoma) Zank, Mrs. Merle (Gertrude) Reams of Neillsville and Mrs. Walter (Loretta) May of Milwaukee, and three grandchildren. Her husband preceded her in death on December 19, 1950.

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) May 31, 1951

Funeral services were conducted on May 22, 1951, from the Georgas Funeral Home for Mrs. Emma Schuelke. Honorary pallbearers were: Tony Karnitz, Albert Wegner, Walter Pollnow, Walter Durst, William Adams and Ernest Henning. Active pallbearers were: Art Ackerman, Kurt Marg, Lew Haas, Ed Marg, William Meihack and William Beyer.

Floral offerings were in charge of Mrs. William Beyer, Mrs. Kurt Marg, Mrs. John Strangfeld and Mrs. Tony Karnitz.

Persons from out of town attending the rites included Mr. and Mrs. Walter May and family, Mr. and Mrs. Basil Bumpus, Mrs. Charles Goldamer of Milwaukee, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Carl of Wisconsin Rapids and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schuelke of Granton.



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