Obit: Whitman, Fred (1860 - 1936)

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----Sources: WEEKLY CLARION (Dorchester, Clark Co., WI) 22 May 1936

Whitman, Fred (23 MAY 1860 - 15 MAY 1936)

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Peace Evangelical Church for Fred Whitman, who passed away at his home here in the village (Dorchester, Clark Co., Wis.) Friday afternoon, May 15, 1936, at 4:30. Death was due to a stroke, following others from which he had suffered in the past two years.

The services at the home at 1:30 and at the church were in charge of Rev. J.R. Kalwitz and interment was made in the Union Memorial Cemetery with Richard and Fred Mead, John Buehrens, Joe Skerbeck, Andrew Sorenson and E.R. Erickson acting as pallbearers. Special music was furnished by the choir, which sang "Some Day We’ll Understand" and "Face to Face." A duet, "Asleep in Jesus" was sung by Mrs. G.H. Genrich and Miss Olga Genrich.

Fred Ferdinand Whitman was born at Hartford May 23, 1860, the son of Valentine and Mary (Metzer) Whitman, and lacked but 8 days of being 76 years old at time of death. After spending several years at Port Washington and at Fifield with his family, Mr. Whitman went to Ashland for employment. Here on August 6, 1905 he was united in marriage to Miss Emma Riemer. After living two years at Ashland the Whitmans moved to a farm three and three-fourths miles west of Stetsonville, where they lived for twenty-three years. In 1920 Mr. Whitman retired and they moved to Dorchester where they have since resided.

Besides his widow, Mr. Whitman leaves one daughter, Miss Zelia, at home, and one nephew, William Bruns of Mellen. The many friends of the family join us in offering sincerest sympathy to them in their hour of sorrow.

Among the relatives and friends from out of town attending the services were Mr. and Mrs. William Bruns, Mellen; Mrs. Amanda Prescott and Ren Pieper of Portage; William Dahl and daughter, Alma, of Little Black; Miss Alvina Hollman of Colby; Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Frey of Owen; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Riemer of Holway; and Mr. and Mrs. John Riemer, daughter, Eda, and son, Norman, and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Winchell.



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