Obit: Prange, Christian C. (1879 – 1969)

Transcriber: Pam Harders

Surnames: Prange, Westad, Strathman, Amacher, Jacobi, Kalepp, Wibben, Schultz, Baumgart, Daellenbach

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 19 Jun 1969

Prange, Christian C. (Dec 1879 – 14 Jun 1969)

Christian C. Prange, 89, died at St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield, Saturday morning. He was a resident of the Havenet Nursing Home in Owen for a number of years.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Polnaszek Funeral Home, Abbotsford, and interment was made in the town of Holton (Christ Lutheran) Cemetery in Marathon County. Rev. Robert Westad of the Whittelsey Lutheran Church, of which Mr. Prange was a member, officiated at the service. Mrs. Eugene Strathman was the organist.

Pallbearers were Hans Amacher, Alvin Jacob, Don Kalepp, Kenneth Kalepp, Wm. Kalepp and Robert Wibben.

Christian Prange, son of Mr. and Mrs. Christian (Rebecca Schultz) Prange was born December ? 1879 in the town of Holton (Marathon Co., Wis.). He attended the Rosedale School. When he was 17 years old, he went to the Dakotas and cut grain in North and South Dakota until 1920, when he came back to the Abbotsford area and farmed east of town until 1930. About 1920 he went to Chelsea. He retired from farming in 1949 and spent considerable time traveling around the United States and writing of his travels for area newspapers.

He never married and is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Eva Baumgart of Fifield and Mrs. Minnie Daellenbach of Siren; one brother, Herman Prange of Mondovi, South Dakota, and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters.



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