Obit: Rupnow, Charles G. (1857 - 1945)
Surnames: Rupnow, Lange
----Source: Humbird Enterprise (Humbird, Clark Co., Wis.) 05/26/1945
Rupnow, Charles G. (21 MAR 1857 - 16 MAY 1945)
Charles George Rupnow, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Gottfried Rupnow, was born in Watertown, Wis., on March 21, 1857, and died at his home near Humbird (Clark Co., Wis.) about 9 o’clock a.m. May 16, 1945. He was 88 years, 1 month and 25 days of age. He had five brothers and three sisters, all preceded him in death, excepting his brother Emil, who lives at Juneau.
Mr. Rupnow grew to young manhood in and around Watertown. On Dec. 3, 1885 he was united in marriage to Lydia Lange at Elba, in Dodge County. His occupation was that of a farmer, and for the past ten years his home has been on the farm east of Humbird.
He is survived by his wife, one son Fred, who resides on the home farm, and one daughter, Lydia of Cambria. One daughter, Addie, preceded him in death in 1939. Six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive, and there are several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services were held last Saturday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the home and 2 o’clock at St. John’s Evangelical and Reformed Church. The pastor, Rev. N.J. Dechant officiated. The pallbearers were Jalmer Aanerud, James Campbell, Fred Dunn, Clarence Hardwick, Clem Trader Jr., and Albert Van Kirk. Burial was in Mentor Cemetery.
Relatives and friends from away who attended were Emil Rupnow of Juneau; George Lange, Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Kohrt, Melvin Kohrt, Fall River; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Brom, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Earl, Beaver Dam; John Bradley, Randolph; Walter Bussewitz, Rhinehardt Hilgindorf, Herm Schmude, Horicon; George and Will Dickinson, Augusta.
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