Death Notices and Obituary Index

For Milwaukee and the Surrounding Communities

Sources: The Milwaukee Journal, The Milwaukee Sentinel, other various newspapers
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Source: The Milwaukee Journal Tuesday Dec. 10, 1946

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AICHER: Maria K., (nee Mixa), Dec. 9, formerly of Richfield, residence 2007 N. 30th st., aged 57 years, beloved mother of Jack of Sigourney, Iowa; a son of Richfield, Wis.; Cecelia, a daughter, Mrs. Mildred Zimmerman, a daughter and son of Richfield, Wis., also survived by 2 sons-in-law, 1 daughter-in-law, 6 grandchildren, 1 sister Mrs. Fany Skraba; 1 brother-in-law Leo Skraba: also other relatives survive. Services Thurs., Dec 12 at 8:18 a.m., from Powanda Funeral Home, 2024 n. 12th st., to St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Interment Holy Cross. In state Wed., 10 a.m.



Source: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Thursday, August 1, 2002

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Ainsworth, Nancy J.
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(Nee Ecklund) (ESN4) Born to Eternal Life Tues., July 30, 2002, age 43. Beloved wife. Loving mother. Special daughter-in-law, sister-in-law of Christine Ainsworth. The world's best sister. Also loved by her nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Visitation Fri., 6-8 P.M. at TRINITY EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH (10729 W. Freistadt Rd, Mequon). Also Visitation Sat., 10 A.M. until time of Funeral at 12 noon at the church. Burial Mon., Holy Cross Cemetery.

Nancy was an RN at Luther Manor for many years. In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated. Nancy was met in heaven by her dear parents, Eric and Shirley.



Source: Milwaukee Sentinel of December 10, 1973

Services for James N. Aldrich, 59, president of Roundy's, Inc., wholesale food distributors, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Fox Point Evangelical Lutheran Church, 7510 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Fox Point.

Aldrich died Saturday of a heart attack at his home.

Aldrich, of 7135 N. Barnett La., Fox Point, was named president of the firm in March, 1962, and still held that position when he died.

A native of Milwaukee, he had been associated with Roundy's for more than 40 years.
Aldrich joined Roundy's in 1932 as an office boy. He became office manager after World War II, and then was promoted to assistant secretary and head of warehouse and delivery operations and labor negotiations.

He was named a director and secretary in 1949.

He served as a captain the US Army during World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; three sons, David kW., Tacoma, Wash., Rodney W., Marquette, Mich., and James N. Jr., Milwaukee; a daughter, Miss Jane Aldrich, Portland, Ore.; a brother, Joseph, Milwaukee, and a sister, Ruth, Milwaukee.

The body will be at the church from 1 p.m. until the time of service.
Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery.



Source: Paper Unknown published February 10, 1873
Died February 8, 1873;

ALLEN--Saturday, Feb. 8, BETSEY, wife of Rufus Allen, Sr., aged 79 years and 4 months. Funeral at the house, 591 Jefferson street, Wednesday, Feb. 12th, at 2 P.M. Friends of family invited without further notice.



Source: Milwaukee Newspaper published September 23, 1864

Died September 21, 1864;

On the 21st inst., CHARLES R., son of Rufus and Harriet M. Allen, aged eleven months and fifteen days. The funeral will be attended from 432 Jefferson street, Friday, the 23d inst., at 2 P.M. Friends of the family are invited without further notice.



Source: Newspaper Unknown published September 26, 1872
Died September 25, 1872

ALLEN--In this city, on the 25th inst., EDWARD BRADFORD, youngest child of William Allen, Esq., aged 8 months and 14 days. Funeral on Friday, the 27th inst., at 2 o'clock P.M., from the residence at 671 Van Buren street. Friends are invited to attend without further notice. [Address could be 571--wasn't clear on the film.]



Source: Milwaukee Journal Jan 24, 1889

Death of George W. Allen
End of His Long Illness-Sketch of His Life.
After several weeks' painful illness from reuralgia of the stomach, Mr. G. W. Allen died at his residence, 265 Martin street, at 1 o'clock this morning, aged 71 years.

The funeral will take place from the family residence, 265 Martin street, on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will be at Forest Home

George W. Allen was born in Cazenovia, N.Y., 1818, and graduated from Union college in 1841. When quite a young man he engaged actively in the leather and tanning business, relinquishing the practice of law, for which he had prepared himself. In 1851, he came to Milwaukee, to which place the business of his father, himself and brothers was removed. He soon became the bea? of the Wisconsin Leather company. He took an active interest in the question of national legislation on the tariff and finance, upon which subjects he held conservative and pronounced convictions. He was known as a ready and quite eloquent speaker, when he became interested in any public question. He was married in 1847, to Miss Jane Savage, of Albany, N.Y. They had no children.

George W. Allen, 1/24/1889

Died January 24,1889; published January 25, 1889:

ALLEN--On Thursday morning, Jan. 24, George W. Allen. Funeral at the residence on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 2 P.M. Friends are invited to attend. Interment private.



Source: Milwaukee Sentinel Monday Jan 21, 1878

Mrs. Allen, wife of Rufus Allen, Esq. of the Wisconsin Leather Company, died at 9 o'clock Saturday morning, after a brief illness. A large circle of warm friends will mourn her loss.

Source: Milwaukee Sentinel Wed. Jan 23, 1878

The funeral of Mrs. Rufus Allen, which took place from the family residence, on Marshall street, yesterday afternoon, was very largely attended. Such was the universal love and esteem in which the deceased was held, that sincere mourners came from all parts of the city to pay the last tribute of respect to her. Many friends brought flowers to cover the casket in which her remains lay, and some of her Olivet Church sisters provided the floral design of an anchor, emblematic of her faith in the beyond. The services were exceedingly impressive and appropriate. After a chant came a prayer by Rev. Mr. Sawin, then Rev. Myron Reed, her former pastor, said a few words, which went to the hearts of all present. He alluded to the impossibility of associating anything other than life with the departed. She was so ful of the appreiciation of all that was true and lovely in nature; so novle in impulse; so unswerving in her fidelity to her family, her friends and her church, that no one could feel otherwise than that she lived in the delightful land beyond. At the close of Mr. Reed's remarks, Rev. Mr. Nichols offered a prayer, then "Nearer My God to Thee", was sung and the benediction was pronounced. Amid tearful faces tender hands carried the lamented one out to convey her to the silent city.



Source: Newspaper Unknown published May 13, 1873
Died May 12, 1873

ALLEN--On the 12th inst., RUFUS ALLEN, Sr., aged 84 years and 1 month. Funeral at Immanuel Church, Wednesday, the 14th inst., at 2 o'clock.



Source: Milwaukee Journal Sunday Aug 20, 1933

ALLEN: Saturday, Aug 19, 1933, Harry M. Allen, aged 78 years, father of Mrs. E. J. Husted, Philadelphia; brother of Mrs. H. A. Anderson, Los Angeles, and Frederick V. Allen. Services at Phillip J. Weiss, Inc., rooms, N. Farwell av. corner E. Kans pl. Monday at 3 p.m. Interment Forest Home.

Source: Milwaukee Sentinel Tues May 13, 1873

ALLEN-On the 12th inst, Rufus Allen, Sr., aged 84 years and 1 month.
Funeral at Immanuel Church, Wednesday; the 14th inst, at 2 o'clock.

Source: Milwaukee Sentinel Tues May 13, 1873

Death of Rufus Allen, Sen.
Among our obituary notices this morning will be found one announcing the death of Rufus Allen, Sen., one of the pioneer business men of Milwaukee, and founder of the Wisconsin Leather Company, one of the most important industrial institutions in the Northwest. The infirmities of age after an active career of years, had led the deceased to retire from the busy haunts of men to the quiet of an elegant home; but he was not forgotten by those who had the pleasure of his acquaintance, and will long be remembered for the many excellent qualities manifested in his intercourse with his fellow men. The institution he so successfully established will remaine a proud monument of his perserverance and talent.

Source: Milwaukee Sentinel Thurs May 15, 1873

One hundred and fifty employes of the Wisconsin Leather Company participated in the obsequies of Rufus Allen, Sen., yesterday afternoon. Among the number were several who had served Mr. Allen from the time of his establishment of this important industrial institution.



Source: Milwaukee Sentinel May 3, 1873

Note: The article does not mention that he was to be buried at Forest Home Cemetery after cremation but was in Lot 2, Block 23, Section 32 - there is also a picture of the person with the article

Wyeth Allen, 79, a past president of Globe-Union, Inc., a retired educator and a former Milwaukee civic leader, died Wednesday at Bradford Terrace Nursing Home as the result of strokes.
Allen was admitted to the nursing home after he had suffered two strokes. The recent last July. Until then, he had been living in Ann Arbor, Mich., where he retired as a professor of mechanical and industrial engineering at the University of Michigan (MU).
His wife, Lillian, a former Whitefish Bay resident, recently moved to an apartment at 929 N. Astor St.

Allen was named executive vice president of Globe-Union in 1948 and president the next year, a position he held until 1955 when he resigned to reenter the management consultant field. He had been in this field from 1925 to 1948.

Allen also joined the UM family in 1955. He retired in 1963.

He was active in a wide range of civic activities in Wisconsin and Michigan particularly in Boy Scouts and the Rotary Club.

He was chairman of the Community Fund here in 1939, a former trustee of the YWCA, a past vice president of the Greater Milwaukee ?Committee, a past national director of the Society for Advancement of Management, a past president of the Rotary Club, a former trustee of the Ann Arbor Area Foundation and an elder in the Presbyterian Church in Ann Arbor.

Other former positions include those as trustee of Carroll College, Waukesha; director of the Allergy Foundation of America, member of the Columbia Hospital Corp., trustee of the Citizens' governmental Research Bureau and director of Goodwill Industries.

All received numerous awards and citations from the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts for his work in these organizations.

Born in Milwaukee, Allen attended Miss Merrian's School and the old Cass Street Elementary School here. He was graduated from the University of Michigan, and in 1953 he received an honorary doctor of engineering degree from the university and in 1968 an honorary doctor of science degree in business administration from Cleary College.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Stanton and Richard, both of Phoenix, Ariz., a daughter, Mrs. Hilton (Jean) L. Neal, of Whitefish Bay, and a sister, Mrs. Walter (Harriett) Van Dusen, of Seattle, Wash.

A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 1100 N. Astor St.

The body will be cremated.



Source: Milwaukee Herold und Seebote, 14 Sep 1904
Translated and submitted by Gary/see contribributors page

Mrs. John Amberg [Catharine Bornheimer] Died on Monday, 12 September, at 7:30 in the evening at No. 260 Lyon Street, age 57 years. Funeral on Monday, 15 September, 9:00 in the morning, from St. Mary's Church and then to Calvary Cemetery.



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Source: Milwaukee Sentinel Aug 26, 1919

"Mrs. Jane F. Anderton To be buried Tuesday. The funeral of the late Mrs. Jane F. Anderton, widow of James J. Anderton, who died on Saturday after prolonged illness, will be held at the home, 220 Twenty-fourth street, Tuesday afternoon at 2:30. Services will be private. Mrs. Anderton is survived by two sons, Charles E. And Herbert R. Anderton and three daughters, Edith Bayley, Flora Schwartzburg and Gertrude Zaun. Born in Northampton, England, Mar 18, 1841, she came to America in 1861. She was a niece of Edward Roddis, who came to Milwaukee in 1848 and had a packing house on West water street on the present Gimbel site. In 1854 he moved to the foot of Thirteen street. Mrs. Anderton was a charter member of Bethany chapter, Order of the Eastern Star; Ladies of Ivanhoe, and of Richard J. Dawson auxiliary No. 17, United Spanish War Veterans."



Source: Newspaper Unknown probably Manitowoc, WI

On Wednesday of last week Kiel relatives received the sad news of the death of Mrs. Simon Arnold at Milwaukee, which occurred in St. Joseph's hospital in that city on Tuesday, after an operation for goitre. Anna Wendling was born in Shawano county July 13, 1884, and had reached the age of 36 years. She was married to Simon Arnold in Kiel about 19 years ago, where the couple resided nine years, Mr. Arnold being employed here as blacksmith. Ten years ago they moved to Milwaukee, where they have since resided. Deceased leaves to mourn her untimely death, her mother, her husband, three daughters, one son, two brothers and three sisters. The funeral was held on Friday at Milwaukee. - 1922



Source: Unknown


Last rites for Waldo Robert "Scoop" Arnold, 50, managing editor of the Milwaukee Journal were held Saturday at 2:30 p. m. at the Feerick Funeral Home, 2025 East Capitol Drive, Milwaukee followed by interment in Forest Home cemetery.

Mr. Arnold died suddenly early Thursday after attending a party at the Milwaukee Athletic Club for 120 members of the Journal staff who have served the paper for 25 years or more. Mr. Arnold was one of those who received an award. He resided at 2732 East Beverly Road, Shorewood. He had been a member of the Milwaukee Journal staff since June, 1917 when his first job was that of copy-reader on the telegraph desk.

Three months later he was appointed state editor. He was soon made war editor and remained in that position until June, 1918, when he entered the army and served overseas with the AEF up to June, 1919. He was journalism instructor at Beaune, France, for four months after the armistice. In July, 1919, Mr. Arnold returned to the Journal, and in September 1921, he was appointed news editor. Serving in that position until October, 1936, he was made assistant managing editor, and in May, 1938, he was appointed managing editor. Mr. Arnold was a national leader in the newspaper fraternity. He had been a member at the Milwaukee Press Club for many years. He also was a member of the American Society of Newspaper Editors and Sigma Delta Chi, Journalistic fraternity. He also belonged to the Athletic Club and Kenwood Chapter No. 90 R. A. M. Mr. Arnold was born in this city on May 8, 1896, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Arnold. He graduated from the Kiel high school. He became interested in writing early in his teens and was especially interested in the writing of photoplays of which he wrote several and submitted them to movie producers. He entered the University of Wisconsin journalism school and studied three years before taking his first job with the Milwaukee Journal. "Scoop" Arnold lived and worked journalism until his untimely death.

Mr. Arnold is survived by his wife, Mildred; a daughter, Suzanne, and three sisters, Mrs. Anita Veers of New Holstein, Mrs. Hilda Fluhr of Milwaukee, and Mrs. Lillian Hurst of the town of New Berlin, Waukesha county. 1946



Source: Unknown

Aschenbrenner: Herman G. (Harry) Oct. 18, 1969, aged 77 years, 2947 N. 57th st., beloved husband of Meta (nee Becker), father of 2 sons, brother of Walter, grandfather of 5, great-grandfather of 1; 2 daughters-in-law; 2 brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and other relatives survive. Funeral services Tues., at 3 p.m. Rev. Alfred Schewe officiating at Franzen-Jung Funeral home, N. 76th st., at W. Appleton av. Interment Graceland. Friends may call Mon. from 4 to 9 p.m. Member of St. John's Evangelical church Mon. Oct. 20, 1969



Source: Unknown

Aschenbrenner, Joseph, 1163 N. 55th st., beloved husband of Monica Aschenbrenner, (nee Meindl), father of Joseph, Herman, Walter, Mrs. Ottillie Collins, Mrs. Lauretta Geske, father-in-law of Lillian and Meta Aschenbrenner, Kendall Collins and Russell Geske, also survived by brothers, sister-in-law and grandchildren. Saturday, July 26, 1:45 a.m. aged 70 years. Funeral Tuesday, July 29, 2 p.m. daylight saving, from the Edw. Kaestner Funeral Home, 2221 Fond du Lac av. Interment Holy Cross Sat. July 26, 1930



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Source: Milwaukee Journal

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Aschenbrenner, Meta D. (nee Becker) June 4, 1990. Age 94 years. Mother of 2 sons; 5 grandsons. Further survived by 10 great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Funeral services Sun. June 10 at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Rev. Kevin Hastings officiating. Interment Graceland Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 p.m. until the time of services. Memorials to St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church, 804 W. Vliet St. Schmidt & Bartelt



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Source: Milwaukee Journal

Aschenbrenner, Monica (nee Meindl), formerly of 2905 N. 55th st., beloved mother of Mrs. Ottilie Collins, Mrs. Lauretta Geske, Herman and Walter Aschenbrenner: further survived by 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren and mother-in-law of Mrs. Lillian Aschenbrenner: passed away Tuesday, May 5, aged 79 years. Services Thursday, May 7, at 1:30 p.m. at the Ritter Funeral Home. 5310 W. North Ave. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery



Source: Der Nord Westen (Manitowoc, Wis), 10 Jan. 1907

Ray Attridge, who came from Clarks Mills in our county but had for years been working at the Northwestern Station in Milwaukee, came to a terrible death Saturday evening on his way to supper at his boarding house. He was crossing the Northwestern tracks on Reed Street and was struck by a passenger engine and thrown into the freight engine standing on the other track breaking almost every bone in his body. He died instantly. The deceased was 23 and his parents still live in Clarks Mills. The body was sent there for burial.