Obit: Letsch, Nicholas (1886 - 1963)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon



Surnames: Letsch, Dillenburg, Markwardt, Scheffer, Kelly


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) February 28, 1963


Letsch, Nicholas (8 June 1886 - 27 February 1963)


Nicholas Letsch, of 100 E. Division Street, Neillsville, died Wednesday morning shortly after being admitted to Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are being made by the Bergemann Funeral Home and are incomplete at this time.


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) March 7, 1963


A Requiem High Mass was read Saturday morning for Nicholas Letsch, 76, of Neillsville, who died here February 27.  The Rev. Fr. Bernard T. Kelly officiated at a mass from St. Mary’s Catholic Church, and burial was made in the parish cemetery.


A general rosary was said Friday evening at the Bergemann Funeral Home.


Mr. Letsch, son of the late John and Elizabeth (Dillenburg) Letsch, was born June 8, 1886, in Linpack, Luxemburg.  He received his education there, and in March of 1910 came to the United States, locating in LeMars, Ia.  He worked there until July 22, 1918, when he entered the army.  He was a private in the 11th company, 157th Depot Brigade.  He received his discharge on November 25, 1918.


On July 5, 1922, he was married to the former Barbara Markwardt of Neillsville. They farmed in the towns of Weston and Pine Valley until his retirement in 1951, when they moved to Neillsville.


He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the American Legion Haugen-Richmond Post, No. 73.


Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Bernard (Anne) Scheffer of Humbird; and a son, Francis of McFarland, Cal.; twelve grandchildren, also survive, as do two sisters, Mary and Margaret, who remained in Luxemburg.



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