Martin F. Kieler

M, b. 19 June 1923, d. 21 July 2019
Father*Lawrence Kieler b. 25 Dec 1874, d. 30 Apr 1925
Mother*Mary Elizabeth Kunkel b. 31 Dec 1886, d. 26 Jan 1954
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMartin F. Kieler was also known as Babe.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth19 June 1923Martin F. Kieler was born on 19 June 1923 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Lawrence Kieler and Mary Elizabeth Kunkel.
Marriage19 June 1946Martin F. Kieler married Marcella C. Muller, daughter of Philip John Muller and Elizabeth Holzer, on 19 June 1946.
Death21 July 2019Martin F. Kieler died on 21 July 2019 at age 96 Martin “Babe” F. Kieler, 96, of Kieler, WI passed away on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at Heritage Senior Living in Monona, WI. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 29th at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Kieler, WI with Father Bernard Rott officiating. Burial will be in the Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery in Kieler, WI. Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, July 28th at the Immaculate Conception Parish Center in Kieler, WI, also on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at the Immaculate Conception Parish Center in Kieler, WI. The Haudenshield Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Cuba City, WI is serving the family.

Martin was born on the Kieler farm on June 19, 1923 to Lawrence & Elizabeth (Kunkel) Kieler in Kieler, WI. He married Marcella Muller on June 19, 1946. Together they farmed and raised their 8 children. In 1972 he and his brother, Francis, started Kieler Brothers Feed & Seed Co. Martin served 16 years as a Grant County Supervisor and 12 years as a Jamestown Township Supervisor. Martin loved the game of baseball and was a left-handed pitcher for many semi-pro teams in the area. He was a member of the 700 Bowlers Club, Ducks Unlimited, NRA, and Catholic Order of Foresters. He bowled on leagues for 43 years, played horseshoe and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Martin’s favorite pastime was dancing with his sweetheart “Marcie” to Big Band music.

He is survived by his wife, Marcella, of 73 years; 8 children: David of Cassville, WI, Daniel (Victoria) of Kieler, WI, Donald (Vicki) of Monona, WI, Mary Beth Hahn of Lee, MA, Debra Lawrence of East Dubuque, IL, Karen (Jim) Roth of Monona, WI, Katie (Harold) Christ of Florence, AZ & Kelly Kieler of Hartland, WI; 12 grandchildren: Grant Kieler, Jessica Benn, Clint Kieler, Blake Kieler, Jason Kieler, Stephanie Nemmers, Chase Kieler, Shane Kieler, Brittany Kieler, Sean Baragary, Samuel Lawrence & Drake Ferber; 14 great-grandchildren: Alissa, Jaydan, Jonathan, Winston, Marshall, Owen, Kendra, Jackson, Declan, Corbin, Kelli, Alisson, Parker & Logan.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 5 brothers: Oliver, Ralph, John, Harold & Francis; 2 sisters: Emeline Schroeder & Celesta Busch; a granddaughter, Heather and grandson, Jon.
Burial28 July 2019He was buried on 28 July 2019 at Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery, Kieler, Grant, Wisconsin.
Census DateLocationDescription
5 April 1930Jamestown, Grant, WisconsinMartin F. Kieler was listed as a son in Mary Elizabeth Kunkel's household on the 1930 Census at Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin; living next door to her brother-in-law Charles Kieler.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin; Roll: 2574; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 22; Image: 336.0.

Arthur Edward Schroeder

M, b. 25 July 1903, d. 27 November 1990
Father*Benedict Schroeder b. c 1861, d. a 1942
Mother*Dorothy Kirchberg b. 25 Nov 1864, d. Dec 1942
Life EventDateDescription
Birth25 July 1903Arthur Edward Schroeder was born on 25 July 1903 at Paris, Grant, Wisconsin.
He was the son of Benedict Schroeder and Dorothy Kirchberg.
Marriage1929Arthur Edward Schroeder married Emeline A. Kieler, daughter of Lawrence Kieler and Mary Elizabeth Kunkel, in 1929.
Death27 November 1990Arthur Edward Schroeder died on 27 November 1990 at Wisconsin at age 87.
Census DateLocationDescription
5 April 1930Jamestown, Grant, WisconsinArthur Edward Schroeder was listed as a son-in-law in Mary Elizabeth Kunkel's household on the 1930 Census at Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin; living next door to her brother-in-law Charles Kieler.1

Children of Arthur Edward Schroeder and Emeline A. Kieler

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin; Roll: 2574; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 22; Image: 336.0.

Leo John Busch

M, b. 28 April 1917, d. 10 November 1999
Father*Anton Busch b. b 1895, d. bt 1945 - 1973
Mother*Barbara Hinderman b. c 1889, d. 4 Feb 1973
Life EventDateDescription
Birth28 April 1917Leo John Busch was born on 28 April 1917 at Grant, Wisconsin.
He was the son of Anton Busch and Barbara Hinderman.
Marriage25 May 1939Leo John Busch married Celesta D. Kieler, daughter of Lawrence Kieler and Mary Elizabeth Kunkel, on 25 May 1939.
Death10 November 1999Leo John Busch died on 10 November 1999 at Grant, Wisconsin, at age 82.
  • Leo John Busch was the best man at the wedding of Oscar Brandt and Alinda Busch on 1 February 1937 at Cuba City, Grant, Wisconsin; Alinda Busch and Oscar Brandt marriage announcement.

Hilda W. Schmitz

F, b. 12 August 1917, d. 11 October 2005
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name19 January 1937As of 19 January 1937,her married name was Kieler.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth12 August 1917Hilda W. Schmitz was born on 12 August 1917 at Wisconsin.
Marriage19 January 1937She married Ralph W. Kieler, son of Lawrence Kieler and Mary Elizabeth Kunkel, on 19 January 1937.
Death11 October 2005Hilda W. Schmitz died on 11 October 2005 at Iowa at age 88 Hilda W. Kieler , 88, of Stonehill Care Center, Dubuque, formerly of Dickeyville, Wis., died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005, at the care center.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Dickeyville, where friends may call after 9:30 a.m. Friday. Burial will be in Holy Ghost Cemetery, Dickeyville. The Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main St., Dubuque, is in charge of arrangements.

She was born on Aug. 12, 1917, in Tennyson, Wis., daughter of Joseph H. and Elizabeth (Wallenhorst) Schmitz. She married Ralph W. Kieler on Jan. 19, 1937, at St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Tennyson; he preceded her in death on Aug. 19, 1978.

She was a resident of Dickeyville for 55 years, moving to Dubuque in 1993.

She was a member of Holy Ghost Parish in Dickeyville.

Hilda's 88 years encompassed world wars and the Great Depression. The courage, faith and wisdom she gained from these experiences were passed on to her family and friends.

She loved her family, enjoyed music and the outdoors and had a ready sense of humor.

Surviving are two daughters, Sr. Patricia Kieler , SDS, of Milwaukee, and Patricia A. (David) Nemmers, of Winfield, Kan; a son, Ralph L. (Dorothy) Kieler , of Dubuque; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandsons; two sisters, Viola "Ole" Steiger, of Woodstock, Ill., and Pearl Brandt, of Lancaster, Wis; two sisters-in-law, Celine Schmitz and Sylvia Schmitz, both of Lancaster; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Marie Schmitz; five brothers, Vernon, Maynard, Orville, Leo and Leroy "Ben" Schmitz; and three sisters-in-law, Loretta Schmitz, Velma Schmitz and Rose Schmitz.

Arnold J. Klaas

M, b. 1915, d. 1981
Father*Herman John Klaas b. 18 Apr 1874, d. 25 Mar 1958
Mother*Mary Magdalena Alt b. 24 Feb 1878, d. 27 Feb 1932
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1915Arnold J. Klaas was born in 1915 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Herman John Klaas and Mary Magdalena Alt.
Marriage28 May 1941Arnold J. Klaas married Marie Sarah Helbing, daughter of Elmer John Helbing and Anna M. Roth, on 28 May 1941 at Holy Ghost Church, Dickeyville, Grant, Wisconsin, Marie Helbing and Arnold Klaas marriage announcement.
Dubuque Telegraph Herald June 1, 1941 - Marie Helbing and Arnold Klaas marriage announcement
Burial1981Arnold J. Klaas was buried in 1981 at Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery, Kieler, Grant, Wisconsin.
Death1981He died in 1981.
Census DateLocationDescription
1920Jamestown, Grant, WisconsinArnold J. Klaas was listed as a son in Herman John Klaas's household on the 1920 Census at Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_1988; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 106; Image: 41.

Caroline Klaas

F, b. 21 April 1904, d. before 1949
Father*Herman John Klaas b. 18 Apr 1874, d. 25 Mar 1958
Mother*Mary Magdalena Alt b. 24 Feb 1878, d. 27 Feb 1932
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationCaroline Klaas was also known as Carolina.
Married Namecirca 1922As of circa 1922,her married name was Roth.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth21 April 1904Caroline Klaas was born on 21 April 1904 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Herman John Klaas and Mary Magdalena Alt.
Marriagecirca 1922Caroline Klaas married Alphonse Earl Roth circa 1922.
Deathbefore 1949Caroline Klaas died before 1949.
Census DateLocationDescription
1920Jamestown, Grant, WisconsinCaroline Klaas was listed as a daughter in Herman John Klaas's household on the 1920 Census at Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_1988; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 106; Image: 41.

Elizabeth Mary Klaas

F, b. 25 August 1905, d. 26 June 1969
Father*Herman John Klaas b. 18 Apr 1874, d. 25 Mar 1958
Mother*Mary Magdalena Alt b. 24 Feb 1878, d. 27 Feb 1932
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationElizabeth Mary Klaas was also known as Betty.
Married NameHer married name was Ziert.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageElizabeth Mary Klaas married Russell Ziert.
Birth25 August 1905Elizabeth Mary Klaas was born on 25 August 1905 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Herman John Klaas and Mary Magdalena Alt.
Death26 June 1969Elizabeth Mary Klaas died on 26 June 1969 at age 63.
Census DateLocationDescription
1920Jamestown, Grant, WisconsinElizabeth Mary Klaas was listed as a daughter in Herman John Klaas's household on the 1920 Census at Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_1988; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 106; Image: 41.

Aletha Anna Klaas

F, b. 11 March 1908, d. 7 May 1956
Father*Herman John Klaas b. 18 Apr 1874, d. 25 Mar 1958
Mother*Mary Magdalena Alt b. 24 Feb 1878, d. 27 Feb 1932
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAletha Anna Klaas was also known as Anna.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth11 March 1908Aletha Anna Klaas was born on 11 March 1908 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Herman John Klaas and Mary Magdalena Alt.
Death7 May 1956Aletha Anna Klaas died on 7 May 1956 at age 48.
Census DateLocationDescription
1920Jamestown, Grant, WisconsinAletha Anna Klaas was listed as a daughter in Herman John Klaas's household on the 1920 Census at Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_1988; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 106; Image: 41.

Leonard Bernard Klaas

M, b. 15 February 1911, d. 19 November 1998
Father*Herman John Klaas b. 18 Apr 1874, d. 25 Mar 1958
Mother*Mary Magdalena Alt b. 24 Feb 1878, d. 27 Feb 1932
Life EventDateDescription
Birth15 February 1911Leonard Bernard Klaas was born on 15 February 1911 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Herman John Klaas and Mary Magdalena Alt.
Marriagebefore 1950Leonard Bernard Klaas married Nellie M. (?) before 1950.
Marriage10 October 1981Leonard Bernard Klaas married Clara Etta Elliott, daughter of William Elliott and Amelia Kase, on 10 October 1981 at Grant, Wisconsin.
Death19 November 1998Leonard Bernard Klaas died on 19 November 1998 at age 87.
Census DateLocationDescription
1920Jamestown, Grant, WisconsinLeonard Bernard Klaas was listed as a son in Herman John Klaas's household on the 1920 Census at Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_1988; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 106; Image: 41.

Lorraine Klaas

F, b. 15 August 1912, d. 23 December 1979
Father*Herman John Klaas b. 18 Apr 1874, d. 25 Mar 1958
Mother*Mary Magdalena Alt b. 24 Feb 1878, d. 27 Feb 1932
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Campbell.
Name VariationLorraine Klaas was also known as Lorena.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageLorraine Klaas married Warren Campbell.
Birth15 August 1912Lorraine Klaas was born on 15 August 1912 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Herman John Klaas and Mary Magdalena Alt.
Death23 December 1979Lorraine Klaas died on 23 December 1979 at age 67.
Census DateLocationDescription
1920Jamestown, Grant, WisconsinLorraine Klaas was listed as a daughter in Herman John Klaas's household on the 1920 Census at Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin.1
  • Lorraine Klaas was the maid of honor at the wedding of Hilda Ida Klaas and Henry Adam Helbing on 16 January 1935 at Kieler, Grant, Wisconsin; Hilda Klaas and Henry Helbing marriage announcement.

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_1988; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 106; Image: 41.

Edward J. Klaas

M, b. 20 December 1913, d. 2 April 1993
Father*Herman John Klaas b. 18 Apr 1874, d. 25 Mar 1958
Mother*Mary Magdalena Alt b. 24 Feb 1878, d. 27 Feb 1932
Edward J Klaas 1961
Life EventDateDescription
Birth20 December 1913Edward J. Klaas was born on 20 December 1913 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Herman John Klaas and Mary Magdalena Alt.
Marriage12 February 1936Edward J. Klaas married Viola Gubbels, daughter of John J. Gubbels and Anna Katherine Kruser, on 12 February 1936 at Kieler, Grant, Wisconsin.
Death2 April 1993Edward J. Klaas died on 2 April 1993 at age 79.
Census DateLocationDescription
1920Jamestown, Grant, WisconsinEdward J. Klaas was listed as a son in Herman John Klaas's household on the 1920 Census at Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin.1
  • In February 1976 40th wedding anniversary of Edward and Viola (Gubbels) Klaas.
    Dubuque Telegraph Herald February 8, 1976 - 40th wedding anniversary of Edward and Viola (Gubbels) Klaas

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_1988; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 106; Image: 41.

Hilda Ida Klaas

F, b. 14 October 1916, d. 14 July 1998
Father*Herman John Klaas b. 18 Apr 1874, d. 25 Mar 1958
Mother*Mary Magdalena Alt b. 24 Feb 1878, d. 27 Feb 1932
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name16 January 1935As of 16 January 1935,her married name was Helbing.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth14 October 1916Hilda Ida Klaas was born on 14 October 1916 at Grant, Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Herman John Klaas and Mary Magdalena Alt.
Marriage16 January 1935Hilda Ida Klaas married Henry Adam Helbing, son of Henry Helbing and Caroline Bode, on 16 January 1935 at Kieler, Grant, Wisconsin, Hilda Klaas and Henry Helbing marriage announcement.
Madison Wisconsin State Journal January 29, 1935 - Hilda Klaas and Henry Helbing marriage announcement
Death14 July 1998Hilda Ida Klaas died on 14 July 1998 at Florida at age 81 EAST DUBUQUE, Ill. - Mrs. Henry (Hilda I.) Helbing , 81, of North Port, Fla., formerly of East Dubuque and Cuba City, Wis., died at 8:10 a.m. Tuesday, July 14, 1998, at home.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, East Dubuque, with burial in the East Dubuque Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8:30 p.m. today at Miller Funeral Home, East Dubuque, where there will be a parish rosary at 4 p.m.

She was born on Oct. 14, 1916, near Kieler, Wis., daughter of Herman and Magdelina (Alt) Klaas. She married Henry A. Helbing on Jan. 16, 1935, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Kieler; he died Nov. 15, 1994. They moved from East Dubuque to North Port in 1978.

She was a member of San Pedro Catholic Church, North Port, and a former member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, East Dubuque, and its altar and rosary society.

Surviving are a daughter, Karen (Tom) Donovan, of Dubuque; four sons, Dale (Joan) Helbing , of Dickeyville, Wis., Dave (Carol) Helbing , of Platteville, Wis., Henry "Butch" (Mary Jo) Helbing , of Janesville, Wis., and Rick (Kris) Helbing , of Nokomis, Fla; nine grandchildren, Lisa (Joe) Faley, Russ (Linda) Helbing , Mike (Karen) Helbing , Jeff (Denise) Helbing , Kim (Chris) Vanek, Scott (Tricia) Helbing , Lori (Tim) Lowe, Linda (Randy) Fenrick and Tim (Mary Kay) Helbing ; 21 great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Leonard Klaas, of Platteville, Elmer Klaas, of Kieler, and Alban "Shorty" Klaas, of San Lorenzo, Calif.

She also was preceded in death by a son, Stanley Helbing in 1937; and ten sisters and two brothers.
Burialafter 14 July 1998She was buried after 14 July 1998 at East Dubuque Cemetery, East Dubuque, Jo Daviess, Illinois.
Census DateLocationDescription
1920Jamestown, Grant, WisconsinHilda Ida Klaas was listed as a daughter in Herman John Klaas's household on the 1920 Census at Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin.1
  • Hilda Ida Klaas was the matron of honor at the wedding of Arnold J. Klaas and Marie Sarah Helbing on 28 May 1941 at Holy Ghost Church, Dickeyville, Grant, Wisconsin; Marie Helbing and Arnold Klaas marriage announcement.

Children of Hilda Ida Klaas and Henry Adam Helbing

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_1988; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 106; Image: 41.

Elmer John Klaas

M, b. 23 March 1918, d. 4 November 2005
Father*Herman John Klaas b. 18 Apr 1874, d. 25 Mar 1958
Mother*Mary Magdalena Alt b. 24 Feb 1878, d. 27 Feb 1932
Life EventDateDescription
Birth23 March 1918Elmer John Klaas was born on 23 March 1918 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Herman John Klaas and Mary Magdalena Alt.
Marriage4 October 1939Elmer John Klaas married Mary Pauline Olinger on 4 October 1939 at Dubuque, Iowa.
Death4 November 2005Elmer John Klaas died on 4 November 2005 at age 87 Elmer Klaas, age 87, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2005, in Bethany Home, Dubuque, Iowa. He was formerly of Kieler, Wis. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 7, 2005, at IMMACULATE CONCEPTION PARISH in Kieler, with Father Francis Steffen presiding. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, Nov. 6, 2005, from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. at HAUDENSHIELD FUNERAL HOME in Kieler. A parish wake service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday.
Census DateLocationDescription
1920Jamestown, Grant, WisconsinElmer John Klaas was listed as a son in Herman John Klaas's household on the 1920 Census at Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_1988; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 106; Image: 41.

Leo E. Pitzen

M, b. 28 January 1910, d. 3 April 2009
Father*Charles Pitzen b. 27 Oct 1882, d. 16 Dec 1967
Mother*Mary Miller b. 1883, d. 1 Oct 1965
Life EventDateDescription
Birth28 January 1910Leo E. Pitzen was born on 28 January 1910 at Grant, Wisconsin.
He was the son of Charles Pitzen and Mary Miller.
Marriage31 August 1938Leo E. Pitzen married Bernice C. Helbing, daughter of Elmer John Helbing and Anna M. Roth, on 31 August 1938 at Dickeyville, Grant, Wisconsin, Bernice Helbing and Leo Pitzen marriage announcement.
Dubuque Telegraph Herald September 5, 1938 - Bernice Helbing and Leo Pitzen marriage announcement
Dubuque Telegraph Herald September 18, 1938 - Mrs Leo Pitzen (Bernice Helbing) marriage announcement
Death3 April 2009Leo E. Pitzen died on 3 April 2009 at Grant, Wisconsin, at age 99 Leo E. Pitzen, 99, of rural Cuba City, died at 10:20 p.m. Friday, April 3, 2009, at Southwest Health Center Nursing Home, Cuba City. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 7, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Dickeyville, with the Rev. Bernard Rott officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 6, at Miller Funeral Home, 1185 Route 35 North, East Dubuque, Ill., where there will be a parish scripture service at 3 p.m. He was born on Jan. 28, 1910, in Potosi Township, Grant County, son of Charles and Mary (Miller) Pitzen. He married Bernice Helbing on Aug. 31, 1938, at Holy Ghost Church, Dickeyville. They celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Aug. 31, 2008. They farmed in Paris Township. Farming was Leo's life. He was a member of Holy Ghost Parish, Dickeyville. Leo enjoyed his annual fishing trips to Canada. He loved the outdoors, animals and planting trees. Surviving are his wife, Bernice; five children, Gerald (Marietta) Pitzen, of Dickeyville, Mary Ann, of Dubuque, Bob (Peg) Pitzen, of Kieler, Lois (Ken) Muller and Mike (Diane) Pitzen, both of Dickeyville; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a son-in-law, Donald Splinter, of Hazel Green; and four sisters, Isabelle (Frederick) Kreiser, of Lancaster, Delores (Marcus) Laufenberg, of Cassville, Lucille (Donald) Edge, of Superior, and Dorothy (Norbert) Burggraf, of Cave Creek, Ariz. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Mae Splinter; four brothers, Frederick, Edward, Donald and Harold; and five sisters, Mildred (Lester) Reuter, Esther (John) Adams, Marie (Anthony) Udelhoven, Gladys Pitzen and Florence (Louis) Leibfried. The family would like to give a special thank-you to Home Care Select, especially Sally, Brenda, Dottie, Heather and Sherri for their special care and love, which allowed Leo to stay in his home for many years. Also to Dr. Michael Connolly and all the nurses and the staff at the Southwest Health Center Nursing Home.

Child of Leo E. Pitzen and Bernice C. Helbing

Donna Mae Pitzen

F, b. 15 April 1941, d. 28 June 2004
Father*Leo E. Pitzen b. 28 Jan 1910, d. 3 Apr 2009
Mother*Bernice C. Helbing b. 22 Jun 1916, d. 16 Dec 2010
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name9 August 1969As of 9 August 1969,her married name was Splinter.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth15 April 1941Donna Mae Pitzen was born on 15 April 1941 at Grant, Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Leo E. Pitzen and Bernice C. Helbing.
Death28 June 2004Donna Mae Pitzen died on 28 June 2004 at age 63 Donna Mae Splinter, age 63, of Hazel Green, died on Monday, June 28, 2004, at Mercy Medical Center-Dubuque. Donna Mae was born on April 15, 1941, in Lancaster, the daughter of Leo E. and Bernice C. (Helbing) Pitzen. She graduated from Cuba City High School in 1959. Donna Mae married Donald J. Splinter on Aug. 9, 1969. She was previously employed at Collins Radio in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, prior to her marriage to Donald, when she became a housewife. The church was a very important part of her life, and she was an active member of St. Francis de Sales Parish. Her greatest joy was her visits with her grandsons, Logan and Zackery. Donna Mae was the recipient of a kidney transplant. In gratitude she was a donor herself at the time of her death. Survivors include her husband, Donald of Hazel Green; a son, Brian (Laurie) Splinter of Hazel Green; her parents, Leo and Bernice Pitzen of Dickeyville; two sisters, Mary Ann (special friend, Loras Simon) McGrane of Dubuque, Iowa, and Lois (Ken) Muller of Dickeyville; three brothers, Gerald (Marietta) Pitzen of Dickeyville, Bob (Peg) Pitzen of Kieler, and Mike (Diane) Pitzen of Dickeyville; and her grandsons, Logan and Zackery. She was preceded in death by her father and mother-in-law, Ed and Wilda Splinter. Services will be 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 1, 2004, at ST. FRANCIS DE SALES CHURCH in Hazel Green, with the Rev. Cy Weisensel officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the CASEY FUNERAL HOME in Cuba City, where the parish wake service will be at 3 p.m. Friends may also call after 9:30 a.m. on Thursday at the church. A special thanks to Dr. John Whalen, Dr. Doug Schmidt, and the nurses at the Tri-State Dialysis Center.

Charles Pitzen

M, b. 27 October 1882, d. 16 December 1967
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageCharles Pitzen married Mary Miller.
Birth27 October 1882Charles Pitzen was born on 27 October 1882 at Grant, Wisconsin.
Death16 December 1967He died on 16 December 1967 at Potosi, Grant, Wisconsin, at age 85.

Children of Charles Pitzen and Mary Miller

Mary Miller

F, b. 1883, d. 1 October 1965
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Pitzen.
Name VariationMary Miller was also known as Stohlmeyer.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageMary Miller married Charles Pitzen.
Birth1883Mary Miller was born in 1883 at Grant, Wisconsin.
Death1 October 1965She died on 1 October 1965.

Children of Mary Miller and Charles Pitzen

Donald L. Pitzen

M, b. 17 May 1919, d. 3 June 1964
Father*Charles Pitzen b. 27 Oct 1882, d. 16 Dec 1967
Mother*Mary Miller b. 1883, d. 1 Oct 1965
Life EventDateDescription
Birth17 May 1919Donald L. Pitzen was born on 17 May 1919 at Grant, Wisconsin.
He was the son of Charles Pitzen and Mary Miller.
Marriage15 June 1949Donald L. Pitzen married Mildred Helbing, daughter of Elmer John Helbing and Anna M. Roth, on 15 June 1949 at Dickeyville, Grant, Wisconsin, Mildred Helbing and Donald Pitzen engagement and marriage announcements.
Dubuque Telegraph Herald May 29, 1949 - Mildred Helbing and Donald Pitzen engagement announcement
Dubuque Telegraph Herald June 24, 1949 - Mildred Helbing and Donald Pitzen marriage announcement
Death3 June 1964Donald L. Pitzen died on 3 June 1964 at Dickeyville, Grant, Wisconsin, at age 45 also reported as 15 Jun 1964; Donald L Pitzen obituary.
Dubuque Telegraph Herald June 3, 1964 - Donald L Pitzen obituary

Ed Splinter

M, d. before June 2004
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageEd Splinter married Wilda (?).
Deathbefore June 2004Ed Splinter died before June 2004.

Wilda (?)

F, d. before June 2004
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Splinter.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageWilda (?) married Ed Splinter.
Deathbefore June 2004Wilda (?) died before June 2004.

Isabella E. Pitzen

F, b. 26 November 1911, d. 23 January 2010
Father*Charles Pitzen b. 27 Oct 1882, d. 16 Dec 1967
Mother*Mary Miller b. 1883, d. 1 Oct 1965
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationIsabella E. Pitzen was also known as Isabelle.
Married Name11 September 1934As of 11 September 1934,her married name was Kreiser.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth26 November 1911Isabella E. Pitzen was born on 26 November 1911 at Grant, Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Charles Pitzen and Mary Miller.
Marriage11 September 1934Isabella E. Pitzen married Frederick H. Kreiser, son of Frank P. Kreiser and Elizabeth Mary Klein, on 11 September 1934.
Death23 January 2010Isabella E. Pitzen died on 23 January 2010 at Grant, Wisconsin, at age 98 Isabelle C. Kreiser, age 98, of Lancaster, died on Saturday, January 23, 2010, at the Lancaster Care Center, Lancaster. She was born on November 26, 1911, in Potosi, the daughter of Charles and Mary (Miller) Pitzen. Isabelle attended school at Ss. Andrew-Thomas in Potosi. On September 11, 1934, she was united in marriage to Frederick H. Ted Kreiser at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Tennyson. After their marriage, the couple farmed near Potosi. They moved to Lancaster where Isabelle was employed with the Terwilliger family for over fifty years. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family, community, and church. Isabelle was a member of St. Clement Catholic Church and was very strong in her faith.

Survivors include her children: Merlin (Elizabeth) Kreiser, Winston Salem, NC; Ruth Ann (Kenneth) Runde, Platteville; four grandchildren: Merlin (Claire) Kreiser, Jr., Sharon (Rick) Long; Philip (Monica) Kreiser; and Steven (Jennifer) Uppena; three great-grandchildren: Amanda Uppena, Jordan Kreiser and Jonathon Kreiser; her sisters: Dolores (Marcus) Laufenberg, Cassville; Dorothy (Norbert) Burggraf, Cave Creek, AZ; Lucille Edge, Superior; other relatives and many friends.

In addition to her parents, Isabelle was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick on February 6, 1966; her siblings: Mildred (Lester) Reuter, Esther (John) Adams, Leo (Bernice) Pitzen, Marie (Tony) Udelhoven, Frederick (Marion) Pitzen, Edward (Margaret) Pitzen, Donald (Mildred) Pitzen, Gladys Pitzen, Herold Pitzen, and Florence (Louis) Leibfried.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, January 26, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster with Father William Seipp officiating. Burial was in St. Clement Cemetery, Lancaster. Family and friends called on Tuesday, January 26, 2010, from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the church. Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster assisted the family.

Dolores I. Pitzen

F, b. 29 October 1917, d. 5 May 2012
Father*Charles Pitzen b. 27 Oct 1882, d. 16 Dec 1967
Mother*Mary Miller b. 1883, d. 1 Oct 1965
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationDolores I. Pitzen was also known as Delores C.
Married Name27 March 1940As of 27 March 1940,her married name was Laufenberg.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth29 October 1917Dolores I. Pitzen was born on 29 October 1917 at Potosi, Grant, Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Charles Pitzen and Mary Miller.
Marriage27 March 1940Dolores I. Pitzen married Marcus L. Laufenberg on 27 March 1940.
Death5 May 2012Dolores I. Pitzen died on 5 May 2012 at age 94 Dolores I. Laufenberg, age 94, of rural Beetown, died on Saturday, May 5, 2012, at her home.

She was born on October 29, 1917, of Potosi Township, the daughter of Charles and Mary (Miller) Pitzen. On March 27, 1940, Dolores married Marcus Laufenberg in Dubuque, IA. Dolores and Marcus recently celebrated their 72nd Wedding Anniversary.

Dolores enjoyed visiting with family and friends. She also enjoyed camping, fishing, playing cards, and baking cookies for her grandchildren prior to her illness.

Surviving are her husband, Marcus; four children: Anita Berg, Anoka, MN; Richard (Karen) Laufenberg, Windsor; Dennis (Judy) Laufenberg, Cassville; Nancy (Michael) Vogt, Wesley Chapel, FL; eight grandchildren: Steve (Kim) Berg, Bryan (Krisi) Berg, Marty (Amy) Laufenberg, Lisa (John) Scullion, Michael Laufenberg, David (Kristi) Laufenberg, Matthew (Ashley) Laufenberg, James (Dione) Laufenberg; six great-grandchildren; two sisters: Lucille Edge, Superior; Dorothy Burggraf, Cave Creek, AZ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers: Leo, Fritz, Ed, Donald and Harold Pitzen, five sisters: Mildred Reuter, Esther Adams, Isabelle Kreiser, Gladys Pitzen and Florence Leibfried.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Cassville with Reverend Mary Ann Floerke officiating. Burial was in Beetown Cemetery, Beetown Township. Family and friends called on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.

Marcus L. Laufenberg

M, b. 15 September 1919, d. 17 December 2014
Life EventDateDescription
Birth15 September 1919Marcus L. Laufenberg was born on 15 September 1919.
Marriage27 March 1940He married Dolores I. Pitzen, daughter of Charles Pitzen and Mary Miller, on 27 March 1940.
Death17 December 2014Marcus L. Laufenberg died on 17 December 2014 at age 95 Marcus L. Laufenberg, age 95, of Cassville, passed away on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at his residence. He was born on September 15, 1919, the son of Charles and Selma (Jack) Laufenberg. On March 27, 1940, Marcus was united in marriage to Dolores Pitzen in Dubuque, IA. He has farmed on the Laufenberg family farm in Beetown Township his entire life. Marcus enjoyed fishing, gardening, and being able to fix almost anything.

Survivors include three children: Richard (Karen) Laufenberg, Windsor; Dennis (Judy) Laufenberg, Cassville; Nancy (Michael) Vogt, Wesley Chapel, FL; eight grandchildren: Steve (Kim) Berg, Bryan (Krisi) Berg, Marty (Amy) Laufenberg, Lisa (John) Scullion, Michael Laufenberg, David (Kristi) Laufenberg, Matthew (Ashley) Laufenberg, James (Dione) Laufenberg; seven great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.

In addition to his parents and his wife, Dolores, Marcus was preceded in death by a daughter, Anita (Paul) Berg; his brothers: Leo (Orpha), Vernon (Alta), and Louie Laufenberg.

Funeral services were eld on Saturday, December 20, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Cassville with Reverend Mary Ann Floerke officiating. Burial was in Beetown Cemetery, Beetown. Family and friends called on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.

Donald Edge

M

Dorothy J. Pitzen

F, b. 17 August 1927, d. 29 August 2012
Father*Charles Pitzen b. 27 Oct 1882, d. 16 Dec 1967
Mother*Mary Miller b. 1883, d. 1 Oct 1965
Dorothy Pitzen 1948
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationDorothy J. Pitzen was also known as Dot.
Married Name29 June 1948As of 29 June 1948,her married name was Burggraf.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth17 August 1927Dorothy J. Pitzen was born on 17 August 1927 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Charles Pitzen and Mary Miller.
Marriage29 June 1948Dorothy J. Pitzen married Norbert Burggraf on 29 June 1948 at St Andrew's Church, Tennyson, Grant, Wisconsin, Dorothy Pitzen and Norbert Burggraf engagement announcement.
Dubuque Telegraph Herald June 4, 1948 - Dorothy Pitzen and Norbert Burggraf engagement announcement
Death29 August 2012Dorothy J. Pitzen died on 29 August 2012 at Arizona at age 85.

Norbert Burggraf

M
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage29 June 1948Norbert Burggraf married Dorothy J. Pitzen, daughter of Charles Pitzen and Mary Miller, on 29 June 1948 at St Andrew's Church, Tennyson, Grant, Wisconsin, Dorothy Pitzen and Norbert Burggraf engagement announcement.
Dubuque Telegraph Herald June 4, 1948 - Dorothy Pitzen and Norbert Burggraf engagement announcement

Frederick A. Pitzen

M, b. 19 April 1914, d. 19 November 1992
Father*Charles Pitzen b. 27 Oct 1882, d. 16 Dec 1967
Mother*Mary Miller b. 1883, d. 1 Oct 1965
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationFrederick A. Pitzen was also known as Fred.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageFrederick A. Pitzen married Marion M. Tracy.
Birth19 April 1914Frederick A. Pitzen was born on 19 April 1914 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Charles Pitzen and Mary Miller.
Death19 November 1992Frederick A. Pitzen died on 19 November 1992 at age 78.

Edward C. Pitzen

M, b. 14 October 1915, d. 18 May 1994
Father*Charles Pitzen b. 27 Oct 1882, d. 16 Dec 1967
Mother*Mary Miller b. 1883, d. 1 Oct 1965
Life EventDateDescription
Birth14 October 1915Edward C. Pitzen was born on 14 October 1915 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Charles Pitzen and Mary Miller.
Marriage8 October 1940Edward C. Pitzen married Margaret M. Richter, daughter of Bernard Otto Richter and Alta Catherine Gehrke, on 8 October 1940.
Death18 May 1994Edward C. Pitzen died on 18 May 1994 at age 78.
  • Edward C. Pitzen was the best man at the wedding of Leo E. Pitzen and Bernice C. Helbing on 31 August 1938 at Dickeyville, Grant, Wisconsin; Bernice Helbing and Leo Pitzen marriage announcement.

Harold Pitzen

M, d. before April 2009
Father*Charles Pitzen b. 27 Oct 1882, d. 16 Dec 1967
Mother*Mary Miller b. 1883, d. 1 Oct 1965
Life EventDateDescription
Harold Pitzen was the son of Charles Pitzen and Mary Miller.
Deathbefore April 2009Harold Pitzen died before April 2009.

Esther H. Pitzen

F, b. 28 August 1908, d. 29 August 2000
Father*Charles Pitzen b. 27 Oct 1882, d. 16 Dec 1967
Mother*Mary Miller b. 1883, d. 1 Oct 1965
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Adams.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageEsther H. Pitzen married John M. Adams.
Birth28 August 1908Esther H. Pitzen was born on 28 August 1908 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Charles Pitzen and Mary Miller.
Death29 August 2000Esther H. Pitzen died on 29 August 2000 at Grant, Wisconsin, at age 92.