Obit: Fricke, August (1868 - 1953)
Contact: Audrey Roedl
Surnames: Fricke, Wehymiller, Martusis, Loch
----Source: The Loyal Tribune (Loyal, Clark County, Wis. 12 Feb 1953)
Fricke, August (16 APRIL 1868-? FEB 1953)
Funeral services for August Fricke, 84, were held at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church at 9 a.m. Monday February 9, 1953, with burial in the parish cemetery.
Mr. Fricke’s death was caused by a heart ailment from which he had suffered for several years, until his death. He was up and about at his home and his passing came as a shock to his friends and family.
He was born in Manitowoc County, April 16, 1868. His marriage to the former Mary Wehymiller took place at Manitowoc, Wis., in the Sacred Heart Parish, November 23, 1904. Two years after their marriage they came to the town of Loyal where they operated a farm one mile west of the village of Loyal for 35 years. In 1941 they moved to the city.
The Rev. N. E. King officiated at the funeral services.
Pall bearers were Bert Brown, Ed Kreuser, August Witt, Arthur Schuette, Joe Wendel, and John Goetz.
He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. William (Melva) Martusis, Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. William (Arwilda) Loch, Watkins, Minn., two sons, George, Loyal and Oscar, Eau Claire; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Two sisters and two brothers preceded him in death.
Those from out of town who attended the funeral were Mrs. William Loch, Watkins, Minn.; Mrs. William Martusis, Los Angeles, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Fricke, Eau Claire; Mr. and Mrs. Kieth Krier, Minneapolis; and Mrs. Robert Rossman and son George of Eau Claire.
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