Death Notices and Obituary Index

For Milwaukee and the Surrounding Communities

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

See also Waukesha Obituaries
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)
Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel Obituaries (Fee Charged for archived obits)

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James J. "Jim" RADLOFF

edited for living

July 17, 1995, age 56 years. Beloved husband of C. Etoye (Nee Parkman). Dear father of 2 daughters and one son, grandfather. 1 sister, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends survive him. Funeral Services, Thursday, July 20th at 1:30 P.M. at Wood National Cemetery Chapel. Interment Wood National Cemetery. In state at the Funeral Home on Wed. from 5-8 PM. Member of St. Peter-Immanuel Lutheran Church. Retired from Milwaukee Police Dept., after 28 years. Memorials to the Myastenia Gravis Foundation. Wisconsin Chapter, 152 Heidel Rd. #2, Theinsville, WI 53092-1282, appreciated. FAMILY AND FRIENDS MEET AT THE FUNERAL HOME ON THURS. AT 12:30 PM FOR PROCESSION TO WOOD NATIONAL CEMETERY CHAPEL. Harder Funeral Home, 4217 W. Fond du Lac Ave. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 17, 1995

 

GEORGE R. RADULOVICH

Source: Sept. 13, 1989 issue of The Milwaukee Journal.

George R. Radulovich Major, U.S. Army (Ret)

Age 71. Died Sept. 8, 1989 in Prescott, AZ. Born in Milwaukee March 9, 1918. 68 year resident of Milwaukee and Brookfield. Dear husband of Katherine (nee Sampica), dear father of Sharon (Kenneth) Brown, dear grandfather of Angela (David) Rutter, Jennifer, and Kenneth II. Fond nephew of Mary Markowich of Fraser, MI, and Rose Whitney of Caledonia, WI. Further Survived by sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. Employed by Ampco Metal Corp., for 43 years. Private services to be held in Prescott, AZ on Sept. 11, 1989. Burial at Wood National Cemetery, WI.

 

KATHERINE E. RADULOVICH (nee Sampica)

Age 67. Died Feb. 21, 1991 in Paulden, AZ. Born in Iowa City, IA, Jan. 5, 1924, the oldest daughter of Ernest and Amanda (White) Sampica. She was a lifelong resident of Milwaukee, Hartford, and Brookfield. Dear mother and grandmother. She is survived by her mother, sisters and brothers. She was preceded in death by her father and her husband, George Radulovich. Private services and burial at Wood National Cemetery, WI, March 4, 1991.

 

CARL RAMLOW

Source; Milwaukee Journal, July 20, 1926

Carl RAMLOW, July 19, 1926, beloved husband of Theresa RAMLOW (nee Von_GUMP) and father of 2 sons and a daughter at the age of 42 years. Funeral Thursday at 2 p.m. from the funeral home of Wm. J. Grunewald, 347 Reed St.___block south of National Ave. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.

 

JOHN RADLOFF

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Mar 28, 1973

Radloff, John
March 28, 1973, of Crystal Falls, Mich., formerly of Milwaukee, aged 75 years, beloved husband of Florence (nee Steinke), dear father of one daughter and one son, James Radloff, of Milwaukee, 6 grandchildren, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nices, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral Mon., April 2nd at 1:15 p.m., at the Harder Funeral Home, 4217 W. Fond du Lac AVe. Interment Wanderer's Rest. In state from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Former member of Walther Memorial Lutheran Church. Eight years with Badger Meter Company and 27 years Route Salesman for Borden Dairy. Memorials appreciated.

 

WALTER J. RAHN

Source: The Milwaukee Journal, about April 22, 1964
Sent in by a researcher/see contributors page

Walter J. Rahn, 1845 N. 4th st., beloved father of Wilmar E., Richard W. of Kenner, La., Robert H. and Walter G. Rahn, Ann L. Eimmermann, Martha Hunter of Trempealeau Wis. and Gertrude Prust: also survived by grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives; passed away Apr. 20, 1964, aged 77 years. Services Wed. Apr. 22 1:30 p.m., at the Raasch Funeral Home. W. Burleigh at N. 77th st. Interment Wisconsin Memorial Park. Friends may call Tuesday after 4 p.m.

 

FERDINAND RAMLOW

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Source: Milwaukee Journal, Dec. 6, 1925

Obit: RAMLOW: On December 4 at 7:30 a.m., Ferdinand Ramlow, aged 79 years 4 months and 2 days; father of Louise Wiese, Charles and Albert Ramlow. Funeral Monday Dec. 7, at 2 Zionís Church on Greenfield Ave. between 9th and 10th Aves. Interment at Good Hope Cemetery.

 

FRANK (Eddie) RAMLOW

Obituary: RAMLOW, Frank (Eddie), formerly of Milwaukee, March 5, aged 59 years; survived by wife Amelia (nee Theilman), daughter, son-in-law, 8 grandchildren; also 1 sister and one brother-in-law, niece and nephew, and 1 granddaughter. Funeral Sat., March 8, at the Grutter Funeral Home, Cincinnati, Ohio. Cremation. Not in state.

 

DR. LEONARD W. RAMLOW

Source; Milwaukee Journal, July 22, 1960

Dr. Leonard W. RAMLOW, residence Wauwatosa Thursday, July 21, aged 55 years, beloved husband of Lillian H. (nee Halverson), father of 2 daughters; further survived by one sister, Mrs. Irene Clayton of Scottsdale, Az., and other relatives. Services at F.J. Borgwardt Sons (Wauwatosa) Funeral Home, 7425 Harwood Ave., Sat., July 23, at 1:30 p.m. Interment Wisconsin Memorial Park. In state after 4 p.m. Friday. Contributions to Milwaukee Hospital building fund appreciated.

 

MARGARET E. RAMLOW

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Source: Milwaukee Journal, Mar. 8, 1979

RAMLOW, Margaret E. (nee Napiontek) Tuesday, March 6, 1979 at the age of 75 years. Dear mother of Robert (Dolores) and Ronald (Judith), sister of George, Albert Napiontek, Ann (Ervin) Buss, Mildred (Elmer) Rink, Hilda _____, Elizabeth Merten. Further survived by sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, 6 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services Sat., March 10, at 9:30 a.m. from the funeral home chapel to Holy Spirit Church at 10 a. m. Interment Arlington. Parish vigil Fri., 7 p.m. Friends may call Friday 4-9 p.m. JNASSEN-MOLENDA Funeral Home, 2925 W. Lincoln Ave. 645-1200.

 

MINNIE RAMLOW

1880-1964

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Source: Milwaukee Journal, July 2, 1964

RAMLOW, Minnie , nee CZOSKA, Tues., June 30, aged 84 years, residence 1346 S. 56th St., beloved mother of George and Elmer Ramlow; also survived by 1 son-in-law, 1 daughter-in-law, 2 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 1 brother-in-law, nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Services Friday, July 3 at 8:30 a.m. from the Lohman Funeral Home, 804 W. Greenfield Ave., to St. Anthonyís Church at 9 a.m. Interment Holy Cross. In state after 2:30 p.m. Thursday. Christian Mothersí Vigil, Thursday, 3 p.m.

 

THERESA RAMLOW

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Source: Milwaukee Journal, June 21, 1929

Obituary: Milwaukee Journal, June 21, 1929. RAMLOW, June 19, 1929, Theresa Ramlow, beloved mother of Mrs. Marie Klaubunda, Mrs. Martha Petrowsky and Fred Ramlow at the age of 78 years. Funeral Saturday at 1 p.m. from the residence of the daughter Mrs. John Petrowsky, 600 E. Bolivar Ave., Tippacanoe. Interment at Good Hope Cemetery.

 

THOMAS REBHOLZ

Source: Milwaukee Herold und Seebote, 9 Jan 1907
Translated and submitted by Gary/see contribributors page

Thomas Rebholz -- Friend and neighbor, the sad news that the much beloved father, Thomas Rebholz, on Sunday, 7 January, 6:00 in the morning, age 81 years, after a brief illness, is resting in peace. The funeral will be Wednesday, 9 January, 9:00 in the morning, from the house of his daughter, No. 748 Washington Street, to Holy Trinity Church, from there to Holy Trinity Cemetery. Private condolences please, to the mourning and bereaved.

 

WILLIAM F. REHM

Newspaper unknown possibly Manitowoc County WI date 1929

As a result of the third paralytic stroke suffered within a year, William F. Rehm, Wauwatosa, brother of L.O. Rehm of this city, died at his home on Thursday of last week, according to a message received here by his brother. The deceased has reached the age of 50 years. Over a year ago, he had suffered a stroke at Marshfield, and after having been confined in a hospital there for several weeks he was brought back to his home in Wauwatosa. Blindness resulted from a second stroke. Only a few weeks ago he had been brought to Sheboygan county for a visit with his parents at Franklin and other relatives. The fatal stroke ocurred (sic) Wednesday of last week.

Born in Franklin Aug. 20, 1879, the deceased for a number of years operated the Krumrey cheese factory near Plymouth. For seven years he conducted a livery stable at Elkhart Lake, and then moved with his family to Grafton, where he was in charge of a milk receiving station for a Milwaukee dairy company. For the past few years he had been similarly employed at Wauwatosa, having been transferred there. Besides his parents and his brother here, he is survived by one son, Francis, and a daughter, Cecile at home.

Funeral services were held at Wawatosa (sic) Saturday at nine a.m.

 

CHRISTIAN REIMER

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Source: Milwaukee Journal p. 43 April 1, 1927

Reimer, Christian-Wednesday March 30 at 9:15 a.m. Died at the residence of his daughter-Brookfield, WI. 94 yrs, beloved father of Mrs. H. Leistikow, Louis, Mrs. Theodore Grafenstein, John, Henry (and August). Funeral Niemann & Sons 1140 Kinnickinnic Ave. Saturday, April 2 at 2 p.m. Interment at Wauwatosa Cemetery.

 

IDA REIMER

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Source: THE MILWAUKEE JOURNAL 1958

Reimer: Ida (nee Walter) Fri., June 3rd at Phoenix, Ariz., aged 80 years, formerly of 409 E. Euclid av., Milwaukee. Beloved mother of Mrs. Olive Sigl of Seymour, Wis., Harold, Mrs. Leona Davis, Gaylord and Miss Adeline Reimer, all of Phoenix, Ariz., Mrs. Viola David of Henderson Nev., John and Leslie of Milwaukee: mother-in-law of Frank Sigl, Mrs. Doris Reimer, Paul Davis and Mrs. Ruth Reimer, also Survived by 15 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Services Wed., 1:30 p.m. at Trinity Ev. and Reformed church, 4435 N. Calhoun rd. Interment Trinity church cemetery. Friends may call at the Prasser Funeral Home, 3275 S. Howell av. after 4 p.m.Tues., at the church Wed., 12 noon until time of service. (Note from family researcher: Ida was a life long member of Trinity UCC in Brookfield. She was baptized, confirmed, married and buried there.)

 

LOUISA REIMER

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Source: Milwaukee Journal Saturday Dec. 21,1918

Reimer-Friday at 8 a.m.-Louisa. Beloved wife of Christian. Age 84 years. Funeral at home of her daughter, Mrs. Theodore Grafenstein. Howell and Oklahoma December 22 at 1:30 p.m. Interment at Wauwatosa Cemetery

 

MRS. GRACE RIESEN

appeared in the paper on March 25, 1942

Funeral services for Mrs. Grace Riesen, 52, organist at the First Baptist church for many years before ill health forced her to retire, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Fass chapel, 3601 N. Oakland Av. Burial will be in Forest Home cemetery. She died Wednesday at her home, 4313 N. Woodburn st. She was a lifelong Milwaukee resident.

Survivors include her husband, John R., who was connected with the Paul Riesen & Sons Co. before ill health caused his retirement; her mother, Mrs. Mary Davis; a son, John R., Jr, medical student at the University of Michigan; a daughter, Ruth; a sister, Ruth Davis, and a brother, C. R. Davis, Alton, Ill.

 

WILLIAM G. RITTER

(from the Milwaukee Journal of Feb. 21, 1942)

WILLIAM G. RITTER

The president of the Association of Wisconsin Cemetery Supervisors, William G. Ritter, died Friday at St. Joseph's Hostpiual of a heart ailment.

Funeral Services and burial will be held Monday at Forest Home cemetery of which Mr. Ritter was manager and assistant secretary. The Rev. Holmes Shitmore of St. Paul's Episcopal church will conduct the rites at 2 p.m in the chapel. Sunday the body will be at Voth & Anderson mortuary, 2427 W. National Avenue.

For many years Mr Ritter was the secretary of the Milwaukee Society of Accounts. He came here 35 years ago from Nashville, Tenn., where he was born. He lives at 5314 W. Dakota St.

Survivors are his mother, Louise, his wife, Edna, and a sister, Mrs. Phillip Melville, Chicago.

 

DR. F.A. ROBINSON

Newspaper Unknown

Dr. Robinson Passes Away Remains To Be Buried In the Union Cemetery at Milwaukee

Dr. F. A. Robinson passed away at Fond du Lac on Tuesday at the St. Agnes hospital. Dr. Robinson was born at Saskatchewan, Canada on August 18, 1875. He moved to Howard Lake, Minnesota in 1877 with his parents. He taught in the public schools at Smith Lake, Minnesota at the age of 21 years, and in 1910 came to Wisconsin, locating in Milwaukee. He was united in marriage to Wanda Schatner of Milwaukee in 1912. He attended the Palmer School of Chiropractic, Davenport, Iowa and was graduated May 13, 1920. He practiced in Milwaukee for one year and then moved to Kiel, where he practiced until 1934, when the family moved to Fond du Lac, where he practiced until the time of his death. In the month of March, 1938 he was confined to the hospital for a few days, but soon recovered from his illness. He entered the hospital again on November 19th, and was there until he died. He is survived by his wife; one son, Gordon, who is pastor of the First Evangelical and Reformed church at Watertown; two brothers, William of Howards Lake, Minnesota and Joseph of Sauk Center, Minn., and two sisters, Mrs. Guy Williams of Bertha, Minnesota and Mrs. John Klein of Sebecca, Minnesota, The body will be at Dugan's Funeral Home, 92 Forest avenue, Fond du Lac, until 11 a. m. Friday, December 2nd. The body will rest in state at the Church of Peace at 158 South Military Road, from 11 a. m. to 1 p. m. Friday, when services will be conducted. Interment will be made in the Union Cemetery at Milwaukee. Dec. 1938

 

RAYMOND ROSS

(Ross died on Feb. 9, 1974)

ROSS RITES TODAY; WAS PRINCIPAL

Services for Raymond Ross, 67, principal of James Whitcomb Riley Elementary School, will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Alexander Catholic Church, 3344 S. 16th St.
Ross died Saturday of cancer at St. Joseph's Hospital. He lived at 4530 W. Norwich Ave.
He had been principal of the school since 1953.

He was a member of the Elementary School Principals Association and St. Alexander Catholic Church.
Ross had been in the Milwaukee Public School system since he was graduated from the old Milwaukee State Teachers College in 1930.

A native of Milwaukee, Ross had taught in several schools before becoming vice principal at Riley in 1948. He became acting principal in 1952, before being named principal.
Ross is survived by his wife, Catherine; a daughter, Mrs. Nancy Krause, of New Berlin; a brother, Walter B. of Milwaukee; and a son, James.

 

Jacob Rummel

Newspaper unknown probably Manitowoc County/Sheboygan County area

Obituary - Jacob Rummel 1910 After a long illness, Mr. Jacob Rummel died last week Tuesday at the age of 79 years, 8 months and 4 days, at his home at 2825 Highland Boulevard, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The deceased was, until about twenty years ago, a resident of the Town of Rhine [Sheboygan County] where he had a very fine farm. He leaves his family in good circumstances. Mr. Simon Hollensteiner from this area, and a friend of many years attended the funeral on Friday and served as a pallbearer.

 

EMMA RUSCH

Newspaper Unknown probably Manitowoc County WI October 1956

Mrs. Emma Rusch Dies Saturday Mrs. Emma Rusch, 87, died early Saturday evening at the home of her son-in-law, Henry Christel, in the town of Schleswig. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Meiselwitz Funeral Home. The Rev. Lloyd Weber officiated. Burial was made in the Union cemetery, Milwaukee. The former Emma Zarmsdorf was born October 17, 1868, in the town of Schleswig, daughter of the late Ludwig and Sophia Timm Zarmsdorf. She attended Woodland Park district school in the township and March 15, 1891, was married to Otto C. Rusch of Milwaukee, where the couple located. Since his death in 1937, Mrs. Rusch had resided with a son-in-law and grandson on the Zarmsdorf homestead farm. She was a member of the Eaton Ladies' Aid society. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Eleanor Lentz of Milwaukee, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mrs. Henry Christel, in 1937, seven sisters and five brothers.