Obit: Koplitz, Fred (1876 - 1960)
Surnames: Koplitz, Tautges, Daebler, Schindler, Melcher, Mongan
----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 06/02/1960
Koplitz, Fred (19 MAR 1876 - 30 MAY 1960)
At 9:30 this morning final rites were conducted from the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Owen, for Fred Andrew Koplitz. The deceased was born March 19, 1876 at Black Wolf, Wis., and was 84 years, 2 months and 1 day of age at the time of his death. He passed away at his home May 30th, 1960 after a long illness, with death being attributed to complications of old age.
Father H.L. Crubel, pastor of the parish, officiated at the final rites. Burial was made at Riverside Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were George Baehr, Harry Baehr, Chris Bakke, Paul Bladl Sr., Sam Munson and Art Smasal.
On Arpil 18, 1912, he was united in wedlock to the former Anna Tautges at Aniwa, Wis. That same year they came to Clark County, settling on a tract of land west of Withee (Clark Co., Wis.), which they diligently worked at and cleared into a farm where they resided until his retirement a year ago last February.
He is survived by his wife; one son, Melvin, Withee; two daughters, Mrs. Inase Daebler, Salem, Oregon, and Mrs. Cecelia Schindler, Curtiss; one brother, Henry of Owen, and two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Melcher, whose home is in California, and Mrs. Frances Mongan of Omro, Wis.
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