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 County Obits (offsite link)
Milwaukee Sentinel,Journal Death Notice Index (offsite link)
Milwaukee Obit Archives June 2001 (offsite link)
Milwaukee Obit Archives before June 2001 (offsite link)
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REV. Christian G. HAACK

Source: The Milwaukee Journal, (Milwaukee, WI) Saturday, November 27, 1897; col F

The Rev. C.G. Haack Dead

Pastor of the Fredens (sic) Evangelical Church for Many Years.

The members of the Friedens Evangelical congregation mourn the loss of their faithful and devoted pastor, the Rev. C.G. Haack, who died last evening at his home, corner of Chestnut and thirteenth streets, after an illness of two weeks. The deceased was born in 1830 in Barmen and was educated for the ministry at the missionary school of that city. In 1856 the deceased came to the United States. He settled at Keokuk, Ia., where he was ordained minister in the same year. In 1864 he was transferred to Princeton, Ill. and in 18571 to Milwaukee. He has been here uninterruptedly, enjoying the confidence and respect of his parishioners, as well as the clergy of the city, for his high qualities and Christian virtues.

He is survived by his wife and eight children, the oldest, a son by a first marriage, being the Rev. Johannes Haack, pastor of the Evangelical church of Marinette.

The funeral will take place next Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

Source: The Milwaukee Sentinel, (Milwaukee, WI) Sunday, November 28, 1897; pg. 4; Issue 50; col C

Rev. C.G. Haack Dead

He came Here From Princeton, Ill., in 1871

The Rev. C.G. Haack, pastor of Peace Evangelical congregation, died Friday night, after a short illness, at the age of 67 years. He is survived by a wife and eight children. The funeral will take place Tuesday afternoon, from the family residence, 1228 Chestnut street.

Dr. Haack was born in Prussia 68 years ago. He was educated in German theological seminaries and upon his graduation came to America. He was ordained at Keokuk, Ia., in 1856, and remained in that city until 1864, when he accepted a call to Princeton, Ill, when he came to Milwaukee to take charge of the Friedens congregation. His son the Rev. John Haack, is pastor of the Evangelical congregations at Marinette and Menomonee.

Source: The Milwaukee Journal, (Milwaukee, WI) Tuesday, November 30, 1897; col E

A Clergyman's Funeral

Remains of the Rev. C.G. Haack Interred at Union Cemetery

The funeral of the Rev. C.G. Haack, pastor of Frieden's Evangelical congregation, was held this afternoon. This morning at 10 o'clock the casket containing the remains was deposited in front of the pulpit from which he had preached for more than twenty-five years. Hundreds of his parishioners and others cast a last look at the remains. The church was draped in black and many floral tributes betokened the esteem and veneration in which the deceased had been held. The services at the church began at 2 o'clock and were conducted by the Rev. G. Hirtz, who spoke words of consolation to the bereaved family and eulogized the dead for his untiring zeal and exemplary life. the REv. W. Koch conducted the liturgical part of the services. The church choir, a children's chorus and the Jugendvereinsang appropriate hymns under the direction of Mr. P. Bickler. The Trinity Evangelical church was represented at the obsequies by a delegation, as were also others of the sister congregations. The honorary pallbearers were the Rev. Messrs, G. Hirtz, Dr. Seeger, F. Moeckli, F. Klingeberger, H. Niefer, and E. Schrader. After the services the remains were conveyed to Union cemetery for interment. The Rev. F. Klingeberer officiated at the grave. The active pallbearers were the messrs F. Werner J. Riemer, A. Knies, J. G. Schultze, C. Riemer, A. Knies, J.G. Schultze, C. Kraemer and A. Hasse. among those who attended the funeral were the Rev. A. Mysch of Cecil, Shawano county; the REv. H. Blankennagel of Fond du Lac; the Rev. J.L. Haack of Marinette, and Miss Catherine Haack of St. Louis.

 

BERTHA HAASCH

Source: Milwaukee Herold, 19 Sep 1929
Translated and submitted by Gary/see contribributors page

Bertha Haasch, born Manthey, Friend and neighbor, the sad news that the much beloved wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, sister and daughter-in-law, Bertha Haasch, born Manthey, on Wednesday, the 18 September, at 4:30 in the afternoon, age 70 years, is resting in peace. The funeral will be Saturday, the 21 September, at 2 :00 in the afternoon, from the mourning home, No.1448 25th Street, to the Ev. Trinity Church, 4th St. and Meineke Ave. and from there to Graceland Cemetery. [Your] Private condolences, please, [to] the mourning and bereaved: Erich Haasch, husband, Adelheide Janke and Olga Trampe, daughters; Rudolph Haasch, son, along with daughter-in-law, sons-in-law, 4 grandchildren, 2 sisters, one brother and relatives.

 

LILLIAN HAESSL

20 Jan 1900 -2 Apr 2007

Lillian reads the newspaper without glasses and in good weather takes a bus to church, the bank, and the hairdresser. Born on January 20, 1900, she was the oldest of 11 children. When she was eight years old, the family moved from Cleveland (WI) to Milwaukee where she completed the eighth grade and went to work at Everwear Hosiery. Later, she was a secretary at the Durant Corporation. She loves visits from her family.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI) - April 8, 2007

Haessly, Lillian April 2, 2007, age 107. Born in Cleveland, WI on Jan. 20, 1900 to Wm. and Gertrude (Thomas) Haessly. She was the oldest of 11 children. Her 7 brothers and 3 sisters preceded her in death. Lillian retired in 1965 after 35 years of service with the former Durant Mfg. Co. She lived independently until September 2003 when she moved to Meadowmere Assisted Living Facility and resided there until December of 2005. She then required care at the Village at Manor Park until the time of her death. Lillian was a beloved aunt to many nieces, nephews and their families. Visitation will be held on Tue., April 10, from 9:30AM until Mass of Christian Burial at 11AM at Gesu Catholic Church, 1145 W. Wisconsin Ave. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery to follow In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Manor Park Foundation, Gesu or the charity of your choice are appreciated. A special thank you to the staff at VMP, Sunnyview One South wing for their loving care and concern. CHURCH AND CHAPEL 262-827-0659

 

DOROTHY T. HANSEN

Submitted by researcher/contributors page

Hansen, Dorothy T.

edited for living

(nee Thomas) Wed. Jan 13, 1999 age 87 years. Beloved wife of the late Gudmond Hansen. Dear mother,
Further survived by grand-children, great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Visitation at the Funeral Home FRI. 5-7 PM. Funeral services at 7 PM. Private interment Arlington Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Hansen was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and very active with the Alpha Xi Delta Sorority and Tippecanoe Presbyterian Church. Memorials to Tippecanoe Church Fund of Remembrance appreciated. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 1999-1-14, 1999-1-15

 

MRS. URSULA HANSEN

(no date of obit nor name of paper
death occurred Feb. 23, 1974)

MRS. HANSEN DIES; DIRECTED SEAWAY FIRM
Services for Mrs. Ursula Hansen, retired vice president of Hansen Storage Co., and director of Hansen Seaway Service, Ltd., will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 2618 N. Hackett Ave.

Mrs. Hansen, 88, died Saturday from a stroke she suffered at her home, 2633 N. Hackett Ave. She was the wife of the late Guido Hansen, founder and president of the storage and seaway firms.
The storage firm is located at 2880 N. 112th St., and the seaway firm is located at 126 N. Jefferson St.

Mrs. Hansen was a member of the Woman's Club of Wisconsin, Colonial Dames, and St. Mark's Episcopal Church.

She is survived by a son, Theodore L., of Shorewood, who is president of both firms; and a daughter, Mrs. George (Louise) French Jr., of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials to the Wisconsin Diabetes Association or the charity of choice.

 

GEORGE F. HACKBARTH

Sent in by a researcher/see contributors page

Source: Milwaukee Journal, May 20, 1915

HACKBARTH: George F. Hackbarth, beloved husband of Annie Hackbarth, nee Prager and son of Hy. F. and Mary Hackbarth, Monday May 17, at 11 p.m. aged 38 years. Funeral Friday, May 21 at 2 p.m. from residence on new Fond du Lac Rd., four miles north of city limits to Evangelical Lutheran St. Peterís Church at town of Granville. Interment at St. Peterís Church Cemetery.

 

DAVID L. "LARRY" HARRISON SR.

The Brookfield News-August 18, 1988
Submitted by researcher. See Contributions page.

A resident of Brookfield for 39 years, he died on August 8 in St. Joseph's Hospital, Milwaukee, at the age of 75. He was born in Manchester, England in 1912. He is survived by one daughter, two sons, 3 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and his sister. Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Mary's Church, Elm Grove, on August 11. Entombment was in Holy Cross Cemetery. Family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society.

 

ARTHUR HAUERWAS

Source: Milwaukee Journal Mar 28, 1926

Hauerwas - Wednesday, Mar. 24, at 7:25 P.M. Arthur W. Hauerwas, at the age of 30 years 8 months and 5 days, beloved son of Anton Hauerwas, brother of Mrs. Henry Metternich, Mrs. Ervin Hupfer, Clarence and Mrs. Harry Tadych. Funeral Monday, May 29, at 8:30 a.m. from the residence, 1395 9th av. To St. Anthonyís church. Interment at Holy Trinity cemetery.

 

C.E. HEATH

Source: Waukesha Freeman Aug. 13, 1896

HEATH-C.E. Heath whose death occurred at Milwaukee last week at the age of 68 years was a brother of C.G. Heath and was formerly a resident here from 1859 to 1860 being in the jewelry business. He went to Milwaukee to reside from here. Deceased was a man who won and retained friends and his death is deeply lamented.

 

MRS. WARD E. HEDGER

Source: Der Nord Westen (Manitowoc, Wis), 16 Sept. 1909

Mrs. Ward E. Hedger, who was shot to death Thursday last week in Milwaukee, was a native of Two Rivers. Her maiden name was Louise Wright and her father was one of the first settlers in Two Rivers.

 

DONALD B. HEGG

Source: The Iron River Pioneer September 12, 1985

OBITUARY - HEGG, Donald B.
Word has been received of the Aug. 29 [1985] death of Donald B. Hegg, 67, former Mason resident, who died at Milwaukee. He was born Sept. 24., 1917 at Mason, the son of Charles and Maude Hegg. On Aug. 24, 1940 he was married in Milwaukee to Anna Mae Schultz of Mason. She survives him.

Surviving besides his wife, are a daughter, ; four sons, all of Milwaukee; and eight grandchildren. Also surviving are his mother, Maude Hegg, Mason; two sisters, Lorayne Ylitalo, Marengo; and Adeline Aspittle, Riverside, Calif.; two brothers, Milton and Ray, both of Ontonagon, Mich; and many nieces and nephews.

 

GERTRUDE HELS

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI) - August 22, 2000

Hels, Gertrude (Nee Olsen) Went home to the Lord Aug. 20, 2000 at the age of 95 years to be with her husband, Gilbert. Also preceded in death by niece, Jane Olsen. Loving mother. Proud grandmother. Great-grandmother of 5 great-grandchildren. Further survived by other relatives and friends. Funeral Service Tues., Aug. 22, 1 PM at the Funeral Home. Visitation 11 AM until time of Service. Interment Good Hope Cemetery. BORGWARDT FUNERAL HOMES 11030 W. Forest Home Ave. Hales Corners 425-6060

 

JOHN HEYL

Source: Milwaukee Herold und Seebote, 8 January 1911
Translated and submitted by Gary/see contribributors page

John Heyl -- Friend and neighbor, the sad news that the much beloved husband, father, and father-in-law, John Heyl, on Sunday, the 7 January, at 11:30 in the morning, age 66 years, 3 months, and 19 days, after a long, serious illness, provided with the holy last sacraments, is resting in peace. The funeral will be Wednesday, the 11 January, at 8:00 in the morning, from the mourning home on the New Road, 2 Ĺ mile south of the city limits, from there to St. Anthony Church, and then to Sacred Heart of Jesus Cemetery, in the city of St. Francis. Private condolences, please: the mourning and bereaved: Maria Heyl, wife, Rosie, Ottillie, Maria, Josephina, Margaretha, Clara and Emma, daughters; together with sons-in-law, relatives and neighbors.

 

HERBERT HOBUS

died June 3, 1922.

Published June 5, 1922.

HOBUS--Saturday, June 3, 1922, Herbert Hobus, aged 27 years, beloved husband of Clara? Hobus, nee Kate, father of Gene Hobus. Funeral from the residence, 1524 22d-st., Tuesday, June 6, at 2 p.m. Interment Forest Home cemetery.

 

LENA HOLSTEIN

Sent in by a researcher/see contributors page

Source: Unknown, likely Milw. Newspaper

HOLSTEIN: Lena, [13 Aug 1872-17 Mar (1943)] aged 70 years, 1324 N. 40th st, beloved sister of Rose Kersch, sister-in-law of Ella Holstein and
Jacob Kersch, aunt of Gladys Buell, Gilbert C. and Elmer Kersch, Wed., Mar. 17. Services Sat., Mar. 20, at 1:30 p.m. at the home of Charles Gerber
& Son, W. Juneau av. at N. 13th st. Interment Union cemetery. In state after 1 p.m. Fri.

 

MRS. JENNIE HUNTER

November 12, 1973

Services for Mrs. Jennie Hunter, 92, who operated a booking agency for theatrical productions, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Fass Funeral Home, 3601 N. Oakland Ave.
Mrs. Hunter, who until recently lived at 3834 N. Maryland Ave., Shorewood, died Saturday at Methodist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., of pneumonia and complications of age.
She and her late husband, Will, operated the Hunter Artist Bureau from their home since 1932. The agency had produced shows for dinners, conventions and industrial exhibits, providing stage and screen personalities.
Her last major project was the Allen-Bradley Christmas party last year, for which she provided the entertainment. She recently retired.
Her husband was prominent oin (sic) entertainment circles here.

The Scottish entertainer and humorist, who died in 1967, performed with the Wall Becker Opera company near the turn of the century.
Mrs. Hunter is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Gladys Rozik, of Memphis, Tenn.
Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery.

The family suggested memorials to Westminster Presbyterian Church.