Obit: Konshak, Warren H. (1882 - 1905)


Surnames: Konshak, Mahn, Riedel, Hantke, Hillert, Schlinsog, Worchel, Garbush


----Source: Granton News (Granton, Clark Co., Wis.)  10/06/1905


Konshak, Warren H. (16 JUL 1882 - 1 OCT 1905)


On Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 3rd, all that was mortal of Warren H. Konshak, son of David and Anna Konshak, was literally buried in flowers and laid to rest in the Windfall Cemetery in the lot beside the silent form of his deceased grandfather, Godfried Mahn, it being the expressed wish of Warren to be laid there.


Warren was an exemplary young man who died on Oct. 1st, 1905, at 9:40 a.m. at the early age of 23 years, 2 months and 16 days, his death resulting from an injury to his spine, received while employed by the American Bridge Works at Milwaukee a year ago last June.  Some 10 days after the accident, he returned home and could get about with the aid of crutches, only the left leg being seriously impaired, when 3 weeks later the right leg gave out, since which time he has been a helpless invalid.  He was naturally of bright and cheerful disposition and though suffering intensely he never complained, but rather looked upon the bright side and until within 10 days of his decease he was hopeful of getting better.  He was greatly beloved of all the immediate family, his relatives and many sincere and dear friends who were ever ready to lend a helping hand to lift him and make most comfortable his days of life.  His parents spared no expense or pains to make his life as pleasant as possible., called in the various local physicians who from time to time gave him up, then took him to Neillsville, to Marshfield and to Davenport, Iowa, until being convinced that there was no help for him and at his request, bringing him home from the last named place early last December, since which time the loving care of the father, mother, brothers and sisters in the home, supplemented by the skill and care of the local physicians, his last days have been filled with whatever of peace and love that it was possible for mortals to bestow.  He died in great peace, sitting in his invalid chair which he had scarcely left at all in the last 2 weeks of his life, surrounded by devoted relatives; besides the immediate family, his doting grandmother received the parting hand shake and farewell message, "I go, but you will soon join me.  I shall not be along long."  The bereaved relatives are as follows: his parents, David J. and Anna Konshak, his brothers and sisters, Almira (Mrs. Herman Riedel, her husband and 2 children, Arthur and Alfred, aged 6 and 3 years respectively), George W., single and at home, Edwin Arthur and wife of Valley Junction, Iowa, Viola M., Harvey E., Laura A., Herman D., Rosa H. and Martha L.  The funeral was held from the German Lutheran Church, Rev. Gereke, the pastor and devoted friend of the deceased, officiating.  The church was filled to overflowing with the large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends.  The floral tributes were numberless.  The choir rendered three selections requested by the deceased during his lifetime, and the pallbearers, Ernest Hantke, Edward and Fred Hillert, Albert Schlinsog, Willie Worchel and Robert Garbush were of the deceased’s selecting.



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