Obit: Gripentrog, Leone (1902 - 1958)


Surnames: Gripentrog, Bast, Meyers, Sternberg, Mularkey, Hintz, Washlake, Mowen, Kohnhourst


----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., Wis.)  08/21/1958


Gripentrog, Leone (23 DEC 1902 - 18 AUG 1958)


Mrs. Leone Gripentrog, 55, died at about 9:30 o’clock Monday night at her home in Marshfield.  Dr. R.W. Wink, Deputy Wood County Coroner, said that death resulted from an overdose of sleeping tablets.  No inquest is planned.


The First Department’s rescue squad was called to the home at 9:30 p.m., but efforts to revive Mrs. Gripentrog were fruitless.


Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church.  The Rev. W.J. Dillenburg will officiate and burial will be made in Hillside Cemetery.


The former Leone Bast was born Dec. 23, 1902, at Colby (Clark Co., Wis.), received her education there, and was married there May 30, 1920 to Herbert Gripentrog, who survives her.


After their marriage they lived in Unity, where they operated a chees factor for eight years.  During the next four years they operated a chees factory at Stratford, after which they came to Marshfield, where they operated the West Marshfield Cheese Factory for the past 26 years.


Surviving her besides her husband, who resides at Owen (Clark Co.), are five sons, Herbert Gripentrog Jr., Wausau; Neil Gripentrog, Mount Prospect, Ill.;  Raymond Gripentrog, Thorp; Theodore Gripentrog, Marshfield; Earl Gripentrog, La Vegas, Nev., two daughters, Mrs. Victor (Greta) Meyers, Orange, Calif., and Judy Gripentrog, at home.


Other survivors are 16 grandchildren; six sisters, Mrs. Walter Sternberg, Milwaukee; Mrs. Arthur Mularkey and Mrs. Kenneth Hintz, Schofield; Mrs. Adolph Washlake, Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Rose Mowen, Milwaukee; Mrs. Arthur Kohnhourst, Wausau, and two brothers, Oscar Bast, Wenatchee, Wash., and Alex Bast, Detroit, Mich.


Two sisters preceded her in death.



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