Saturday, April 2, 2011

Sunday's Obituary - Nicholas Thill and Daughter-in-Law Die Same Day

How very unusual...and no date of publication (handwritten "Nov 1964").

"Double Rites At Lomira Are Planned

Nicholas Thill, 94, Daughter-In-Law Die Same Day

Double funeral services for Nicholas Thill, 94, a resident of the county home, and his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Anna Thill, 66, of Lomira, both of whom died Monday, have been scheduled for Friday morning at the Kletzer Funeral home, Lomira, and St. Martin's Catholic church, Ashford.

Mr. Thill, who died Monday afternoon at the county home, was born Nov. 9, 1870, in the Town of Ashford, a son of Nick and Mary Threweler Thill.  He married Anna Steinmetz, who preceded him in death.

Brief Illness

Mrs. Thill, who died Monday night at St. Agnes hospital after a brief illness, was born Feb 28, 1898, a daughter of Paul and Mary Miller Wolf.  She was married to Joe Thill, son of Nicholas, on Sept. 28, 1921, at Holy Hill church.

Services for the two will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Kletzer Funeral home, followed by 10 a.m. rites at St. Martin's church, the Rev. Joseph Conley officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Thursday.

Survivors Listed

Surviving Mr Thill are three sons, Joe and Paul of Lomira and Lawrence of Kiel; four daughters, Mrs. Julie Schaefer, city, and Mrs. Dorothy Murphy, Mrs. Rosella Whalen, and Mrs. Anna Eilbes, all of Milwaukee; 32 grandchildren; 67 great-grandchildren; one brother, Henry, Marathon City; and one sister, Mrs. Margaret Mand, Oshkosh.

In addition to his wife, three sons and a daughter preceded him in death.

Surviving Mrs. Thill are the widower; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Schraufnagel, Marshall, and Mrs. Peter Biesbier, Milwaukee; four brothers, Tony Wolf of Rio, Herbert of Barton, Roman, Beaver Dam, and Art of Randolph; and several nieces and nephews."

I always enjoy transcribing these clippings!  Lots of great genealogical information out there for someone (and most likely for my tree as well, but no connection yet...lots of names I recognize though!).  Made sure I checked on FindAGrave to see if this grave was on there.  A little information for Nicholas and Anna was, but no pictures.  Requested...hopefully someone can get a picture when all that snow melts!
Have fun tending those roots!

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