Death Notices and Obituary Index

For Milwaukee and the Surrounding Communities

Sources: The Milwaukee Journal, The Milwaukee Sentinel, other various newspapers
Publish dates: Various

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Milwaukee Sentinel,Journal Death Notice Index (offsite link)
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Milwaukee Obit Archives before June 2001 (offsite link)
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Source: Milwaukee Journal, May 20, 1915

LANDRUM: May 19, 1915, Elmer J. Landrum, aged 48 years. Funeral Saturday, May 22 at 2 p.m. at residence, 2607 Walnut St. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.



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Source: Milwaukee Journal, May 20, 1915

LASCHE: At Milwaukee Hospital, May 19, Julius Lasche, aged 70 Years. Funeral from late residence 771 Farvill Ave., Friday, May 21, at 2 p.m. Burial private.



Newspaper unknown probably Manitowoc County

Mrs. A. A. Laun, Sr. Dies At Milwaukee Hospital

Death came suddenly to Mrs. A. A. Laun, Sr. early Tuesday morning at Sacred Heart sanitarium in Milwaukee. She had been a patient at the hospital since breaking her hip a couple of months ago. Her condition was considered fine, but evidently she suffered some sort of a fatal stroke. She was 74 years old. Funeral services will be held this afternoon, Thursday, from the Weiss Funeral Home on Farwell avenue in Milwaukee. Mrs. Laun was born in 1882 in Waupun, where her father was pastor of a Congregational church. She was educated musically and taught in Milwaukee schools for several years. In 1928 she married A. A. Laun, Sr. They lived in Milwaukee until 1935 when they moved to Kiel. Mr. Laun died in 1945. Mrs. Laun had made her home in Appleton and Milwaukee since. While a resident here she was active in the Legion Auxiliary and Eastern Star circles as well as doing other club and church work. - December 1956



Source: Milwaukee Herold, 7-8 Sep 1922
Translated and submitted by Gary/see contribributors page

Simon Nicholas Lederer, father of Rev. Joseph, Will, Agnes and Ray, Mrs. Theo Petrykowski, and Mrs. Frank Rebholz, died on 7 September, 1922. The funeral will take place Monday, 11 September, 8:30 in the morning, from the mourning home, No. 172 Rusk Avenue, then to Sacred Heart Church, St. Francis, burial at Sacred Heart Cemetery. The ritual chant by the C. N. of W. Branch 111 will take place at the vigil Sunday, congregating at 8:00 in the evening at the mourning home.



newspaper unknown date unknown

Lemberger, Francis E.
June 2, 1996, age 74 years, Beloved husband of Serina (nee Kozaczuk), dear father of 2 sons, and the late Gary. Dear grandfather. Fond Brother. Also survived by other relatives and friends. Mass of Christian Burial Sat. June 8 at 10 am at St. John Evangelist Church, 84th and Coldspring. Please meet at Church.

Private interment at Wood National Cemetery, Visitation Fri, at the Funeral Home from 4-8 PM with a Vigil Service at 7:45 PM. Member of the Gross-Yaksh VFW Post #6498. Services 7 PM Skubal-Slattery-Jelenc 1500 S. 73rd St.



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Source; Milwaukee Journal November 3, 1919

Lemke-Sunday, Nov. 2,1919, at 5:15 p.m., Mrs. Marie Lemke, nee Peters, beloved wife of Mr. Fred Lemke and mother of Mrs. Annie Watsko, Mrs. Ida Schwensow and Mrs. Emma Grundt, Messrs.Bernhard and Fred Lemke, at age 71 years, 2 months 22 days. Funeral Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 2 p.m. from the residence 824 4th - st. Interment Union Cemetery



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Source: Milwaukee Journal October 28, 1928

Lemke- Fred beloved father of Mrs. Anna Watzko, Mrs. Ida Schwensow, Mrs.Emma Grundt, Bernhard Lemke, Mrs. Minnie Draeger of Waukesha, Wis., and Fred Lemke. Tuesday Oct. 27, at 2:10 p.m. at the residence of his daughter Mrs. Anna Watzko, 83 Clarke st, aged 88 years. Services Friday, Oct. 30, 2 p.m. at the H. Froemming & Son Funeral Home, corner of North av and 1st -st. Interment Union Cemetery



Kills Himself in the Cemetery
Destitute Wanderer ends his life on a Bench at Union.

Body found by the daughter of the Cemetery Keeper.

His clothes slowly smouldering and body powder burned.

Source: The Milwaukee Journal, (Milwaukee, WI) Friday, December 15, 1899; pg. 3; col A

The body of an unknown man bout 60 years was found shortly after 7 o'clock this morning by the daughter of August Palmarth, sexton of Union cemetery, sitting bolt upright on a Bench near the grave of F. Mueller.

He had committed suicide by shooting himself in the head and his clothes were still smouldering when he was found. 32-Caliber revolver with two empty shells lay on the bench near him and he evidently had fired a shot at his breast setting his clothes on fire, but doing no other damage, before he shot himself in the temple.

He was very poorly dressed, wearing cheap brown suit of clothes and black and white striped neglige shirt with a faded blue necktie.

The body was scorched and seared at the left side from the shoulder to the waist, although no trace of a bullet wound could be discovered, except in the temple, where the fatal bullet entered.

In his pockets were found only some collar buttons, a knife, and a short lead pencil, indicating that he was totally destitute. His heavy shoes were worn through at the bottom and were still covered with snow as his body lay in the morgue. He wore no overcoat nor mittens and the body was quite stiff from the cold.

He must have wandered into the cemetery before daylight, as his body was discovered shortly after sunrise, and the fact that his clothes were still burning indicates that he had not been dead long when found.

Man who shot himself in Union Cemetery Identified

Source: The Milwaukee Sentinel, (Milwaukee, WI) Wednesday, December 20, 1899; pg. 3; col D

The body of the man who committed suicide Friday morning on a bench in Union cemetery, was yesterday identified by Albert Lehr of 429 Fourth street s John Liscowitz who had roomed at Lehr's house for the pst year. Liscowitz, who was 76 years old, came to Milwaukee about three years ago after selling farm which he owned near the city. He had no employment, living on the proceeds of the sale of his farm. Recently, however, his money gave out, and it is this, it is thought which led him to end his life. He left home Friday morning about 4 o'clock. Liscowitz's married sister, who lives at Twelfth and Vine streets had known nothing of her brother's absence, s she only saw him occasionally. An inquest will be held today.



Milwaukee Newspaper
abt May 2, 1973, the date of his death


Fred F. Loock, president emeritus of the Allen-Bradley Co., died Wednesday in New York City, for days after suffering a stroke there. Loock, 80, a long time supporter of the Milwaukee Boys' Club and the Milwaukee School of Engineering, was attending a meeting of the executive committee of the Boys; Club of America when he suffered the stroke.

Loock was president of Allen-Bradley from 1947 to 1967, when he retired. Upon his retirement, he was given the title of president emeritus and was an honorary director and trustee until his death.
He joined the infant firm in 1910 as a $6 a week draftsman. In 1919, he was named general sales manager, a title he held until his retirement. Loock was named vice president of the firm in 1941
Loock served as treasurer if the Allen-Bradley Foundation from 1942 to 1955 and as vice president from 1955 to 1967.

He was a member of the MSOE corporate board from 1954 to his death, served as vice president of the school's Board of Regents in 1955 and as chairman of the regents from 1955 to 1969. He headed the school's development program from 1957 to 1969. Loock received an honorary degree from MSOE in 1961 and was to have received a second such honor May 12.

One of Loock's favorite organizations was the Milwaukee Boys' Club. He served as president of the organization from 1953 to 1956. He was a member of its corporate board from 1943 until his death and was chairman of its Camp Committee from 1946 until his death.
Under Loock's leadership, the club's Camp Whitcomb at Lake Keesus was expanded and two new camps, one near Eagle and the second adjacent to Camp Whitcomb, were developed. The camp at Eagle bears Loock's name.

He was a leader in club fund drives and a sponsor of the Loock "camperships," an annual program that financed summer camping programs for inner city boys. Loock earned the name "Watermelon King" from his association with the Boys' Club camps. Until recent years, he would visit the Lake Keesus camp several times a week, brining a load of watermelons for the boys.

He was awarded the local club's first Helping Hand award in 1960. In 1953 he was awarded the national club's Silver Keystone Award and last year received the Boys' Club Medallion for his service to the club. Loock was a director of the national club.

"During his lifetime, he had been a wonderful benefactor to the Milwaukee Boys' Club," said Robert Braeger, club president.
"He sincerely wanted to help less privileged boys and did so much for them," Braeger said. "He gave not only money, but much of his time. He really believed, 'No man stands so straight as when he stoops to help a boy.' "

A native of Milwaukee, Loock was graduated from North Division High School.
Upon his retirement from Allen-Bradley, it was noted that he was a member of the firm's original management team, which included the late Harry L. Bradley, the late Lynde Bradley and Loock.
Loock was one of several Allen-Bradley executives who were involved in price fixing cases in the early 1960's. Loock was fined $7,500 in Federal Court as a result of pleading guilty to federal price fixing charges.

He was a political conservative and his name was associated with the John Birch Society.
Loock was a former director of the National Association of Manufacturers, a former treasurer and member of the Board of Governors of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association and former president of the Wisconsin Manufacturers' Association. He was affiliated with the Milwaukee Association of Commerce, the US Chamber of Commerce and the Wisconsin Foundation of Independent Colleges.

Loock also served as a trustee of Milton College from 1963 to 1967. A building at MSOE was named in his honor. "Mr. Loock successfully directed the development programs that enabled the school to expand. Personal attention and deep understanding of the many problems connected with this continuous growth enabled him during his chairmanship to lead MSOE to a position of quality and stature," Karl O. Werwath, MSOE president, said Wednesday.

Loock was a member of the Fox Point Lutheran Church, Kenwood Masonic Lodge, Milwaukee Athletic Club, Milwaukee Club, University Club and the Wisconsin Club.

He lived at 2020 W. Dean Rd.

Loock's wife, Margaret, died a year ago at age 63. There are no immediate survivors.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Forest Home Cemetery Chapel, 2405 W. Forest Home Ave. The body will be at the Feerick Funeral Home, 2025 E. Capitol Dr., Shorewood, from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday.



Milwaukee Journal

Cpl. Leonard S. Luczkowski, 25, died New Year's day of wounds recieved in action in France. Was fire fighter attached to army air force. Son of Mrs. Cecelia M. Luczkowski, 2238 S. 15th pl. Attended South Division. Employed by Allis-Chalmers before entering service Mar. 29, 1943. Also survived by five brothers, Cpl. Aloysius in Belgium; Cpl. Emil in the Pacific; Max, recently discharged after overseas service; Barney and Alphonse, and four sisters, Mrs. Clara Bassett, Mrs. Angeline Kowalski, Ann and Sylvia.