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Marinette County, Wisconsin
Obituaries and Death Notices


Thomas S. Anderson
BAY CITY. – Rev. Thomas S. Anderson, for 11 years pastor of the First Presbyterian church here, and prior to that in charge of a church in Marinette, Wis., died suddenly, Thursday, at San Diego, Cal. [Source: Kalamazoo Gazette (Friday, 7 Apr. 1922) transcribed by FoFG]

George Armor
George Armor, a young man aged 18 years and residing at Marinette, was drowned in the Menominee River at that place. He was rafting logs and was knocked into the river by a heavy tow line on a tug. The body was recovered about twelve hours afterwards. He is the third member of the family that has been drowned. [New Ulm review (New Ulm, MN), November 09, 1892]

Thomas Bagley
Thomas Bagley, aged 20 years, had his knee badly crushed on a logging railway near Marinette. He died from his injuries. [New Ulm Review (New Ulm, MN), January 11, 1893]

Charles Bauer
Charles Bauer of Marinette died of eating an Easter egg which had been colored with poisonous pigment. [Source: "The Daily Northwestern", 7 May 1902, Oshkosh, Wisconsin - Sub. by Diana Morse]

William D. Brown
1880 - Wm. D. Brown died in Marinette, Oct. 11th, in the eighty-first year of his age. He was a native of Newport, R. I., where he was born in 1800. [Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 470; transcribed by LaDena Livingston]

Michael Corry
Michael Corry, an old time lumberman of Marinette, died at his home in that city last week, aged 84. [The Diamond Frill. (Crystal Falls, Iron County, Mich.), 08 March 1919]

Phillip Drolette
Menominee, Mich. - Phillip Drolette, an insane patient from Marinette, died on a train while being taken to the asylum yesterday.  He had refused to eat for five days and practically starved himself to death.  Jealousy over his wife is said to have caused his insanity.  [The Minneapolis Journal. (Minneapolis, Minn.), 25 May 1904]

Mrs. Elden Grier and May Witherell
Two Women Die as Car Goes Over Cliff
MARINETTE, Wis., Aug. 24.— Mrs. Elden Grier of Dundee and Miss May Witherell of Portland, Ore., aunt of Mrs. Leo Eggouer of this city, were killed while returning to Portland from a weekend stay in Roseburg, Ore. Their automobile left the road on a curve near Eugene, Ore., plunged over a telephone pole lying on the ground, went down a sloping bank about seventy-five feet, then dropped forty feet over a cliff. Miss Witherell was killed when thrown from the car. Mrs. Grier was pinned beneath the car and burned to death. Both women were former Marinette residents. [Source: The Milwaukee Sentinel - Aug 25, 1926 - Sub. by K.T.]

Lewis Herrick
Lewis Herrick, who was stabbed last week at Marinette, by Francis Fay, died Sunday morning from the result of his injuries. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Dane Co. Wis.) Friday, 9 Sept. 1887, Sub. by MZ]

Mary Frances Kollross
Mary Frances Kollross, 87, of Gibson City (IL) died at 10:12 a.m. Friday 1 - 17 - 2003 at Gibson Area Hospital, Gibson City. Her funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Gibson City, the Rev. Dennis Kollross and the Rev. William Smith officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. Monday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City with a parish prayer service at 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, the Gibson City Welfare Agency or to the William Moyer Library. She was born 8 - 10 - 1915, in Marinette, Wis., a daughter of Frank Elijah and Mary Jane Nash Phillips. She married Joseph J. Kollross on 5 - 6 - 1939, in Menominee, Mich. He died 5 - 17 - 1972. Survivors include three sons, Jack (Susan) Kollross, Gibson City; Charles (Carolyn) Kollross, New Lenox; and the Rev. Dennis Kollross, Decatur; a sister, Beverly Osborne, Gerlach, Nev.; 8 grandchildren; 17 great - grandchildren; and one great - great grandson. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister and two brothers. Mrs. Kollross was a resident of Gibson City since 1945. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and the Altar and Rosary Society of the church. She was a board member of the Gibson City Welfare Agency. She graduated from Marientte High School in 1938 and attended the Badger Business College in Green Bay, Wis., for one year. She owned and operated the Gambles Hardware Store in Gibson City from 1945 - 1980 with her husband, Joe. Honorary pallbearers: Ladies of the Altar and Rosary Society Active pallbearers: John Kollross, Tony Kollross, Rob Kollross, Chad Kollross, Matt Kollross, Todd Kollross [Unknown newspaper, Jan 27, 2003]

Alvin M. Kuehnau
Funeral services for Alvin M. Kuehnau, 62, who died suddenly of a heart attack at his home at 1421 Hawthorne avenue, Two Rivers Wednesday afternoon, will be held at the Hanson and Onion funeral home, Marinette, at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon. Burial will be in Forest Home cemetery in that city. The body of Mr. Kuehnau, who had been in failing health for the past month, was removed to Marinette from the Klein and Stangel Inc. funeral home, Two Rivers, Thursday afternoon. Born in Marinette county in 1888, Mr. Kuehnau resided in that county until nine years ago when he and his wife came to Two Rivers. He had been an employee of the Eggers Plywood and Veneer company since. Surviving are his wife, the former Laddy Peanasky of Marinette, whom he married in 1930. He leaves four sons and two daughters by a previous marriage. [Source: Manitowoc Herald-Times (Manitowoc, Wis.) Friday, 3 Nov. 1950; transcribed by MZ]

Mrs. Chas. Lawrence
Warren Lafee received a dispatch, last Thursday night, from Walton, Marinette county, announcing the death of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Chas. Lawrence, and on Friday left, accompanied by his son, Ress, to attend the funeral, which was held on Saturday, at Menomonee, Mich., where she died in the hospital following an operation for appendicitis. Mrs. Lawrence was known to some of the older settlers, having visited here with Mr. Lafee’s family. They returned home Monday. Mr. Lafee informed us that his daughter Hazel, Mrs. Sawyer, was also in a hospital at Marinette and might have an operation for appendicitis. She was feeling much better when he left for home. Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 31 Mar. 1910; transcribed by MZ]

Christina McDonald
Died at Marinette
Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Ahearn left Friday for Marinette, responsive to a telegram announcing the serious illness of their daughter Mrs. Christina McDonald, who died shortly after their arrival.  In speaking of her demise the Eagle says: "Mrs. Christina McDonald, wife of Peter McDonald, a well known resident of Marinette, died this morn ing after a nine weeks' illness, with quick consumption. She was thirty-five years old and is survived by her husband and six children. Her condition has been critical for several days past. Specialists were consulted and every possible effort made, but the disease pro gressed too rapidly to be coped with. Mrs. McDonald was an estimable lady with a large circle of friends. She was a member of the Catholic Relief Beneficiary Association. Her father, Mr. Ahearn, of Virginia, Minn., and a number of her relatives from outside, were at her bed side during the last days of her illness. The funeral will occur Saturday morning from the church of Our Lady of Lourdes." Aside from her father and mother three sisters, Mrs. Hill, of Marinette, Mrs. Clark and Mrs. Shaughnessy, were among the bereaved ones present at the funeral obsequies. [The Virginia enterprise. (Virginia, St. Louis County, Minn.), 31 Oct. 1902]

Edward McDuff and Hugh McDonald
Marinette, Aug. 12. – Edward McDuff and Hugh McDonald, both unmarried, were killed by a train last night while they were driving to their homes in Peshtigo, having visited the circus at this place. The train struck them with full force, killing the horse and demolishing the buggy. The wreck of the buggy with the dead men, was carried nearly half a mile before it was discovered that they were on the cowcatcher. The young men were sober and industrious and their death will cause profound sorrow in Pestigo. [Source: Badger News (19 Aug. 1887) - Sub. by MZ]

Alfred Edward Meharg
Rites Held Friday at Dunbar for Pioneer
Dunbar - Final rites for A. E. Meharg were held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the town hall. The Rev James McFarlane officiated. Mrs. James Kubick and Miss Betty Jensen sang "Lead, Kindly Light" and "Abide With Me." Miss Edna Merrit played the accompaniment. Pallbearers were Fred Smith, Olaf and Malvin Monsen, Clarence Gassett, Martin Anglim and John Groleske. Burial was in the Dunbar cemetery. Persons attending from away were Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Paff of Madison, Mr. and Mrs. William Meharg of Antigo, Miss Jane Kelly of Chicago, Mrs. Fred Laun and Harry Hendrickson of Wausaukee, Mr. Duquaine of Crivitz, Mrs. William Woosencraft and Mrs. Roy Kelly of Wausaukee, Mrs. Ed Loucks, Mrs. George Gardner, and Mrs. Sam McGregor of Peshtigo. Mrs. Dan McGregor and son Orland and Miss Evelyn Olson [Source: unknown dated 1945; submitted by Kyle M Condon]

Joseph Miller
Marinette, Wis., July 19. – Joseph Miller, an old resident, died last night while on his knees in prayer. He was 88 years old and leaves five sons and two daughters. Last week he predicted that he would live but a very few days longer, though he was up and about. [Source: Sioux City Journal (Iowa) 20 July 1895; transcribed by MZ]

Arthur E. Mountain
Arthur E. Mountain, city attorney of Marinette, died Saturday afternoon. [The Diamond drill. (Crystal Falls, Iron County, Mich.), 26 Jan. 1895]

A. B. Munn
The report that A. B. Munn, who died at the Briggs hotel, at Pestigo, committed suicide is denied. His death is said to have been due to apoplexy. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Dane County, Wis.) 9 Nov. 1888 - Sub. by MZ]

Edward Nesbitt
Death Again Hits Wm. Nesbitt
William Nesbitt received a message from Chicago last Friday announcing the death of his brother, Edward Nesbitt of Marinette who died at a hospital in Chicago.  The remains were sent to Marinette for burial and Mr. Nesbitt went Saturday morning to attend the funeral. This is the fourth death in the Nesbitt family in two years and the third inside of a year.  Mr. Nesbitt lost two brothers and his wife last January, another illustration of the old saying that when misfortune comes it comes in heaps.  Mr. Nesbitt is receiving the sympathy of the community in his afflictions. [The Diamond drill. (Crystal Falls, Iron County, Mich.), 24 Dec. 1921]

Severin Peterson
Severin Peterson, aged 50 and unmarried, fell from a loft in which he was sleeping at Peshtigo, and was killed. [The Milwaukee Journal, 6 Jul 1896]

Arcerence Prudom
Marinette Eagle: Arcerence Prudom, an employee in John Morrison's camp, was instantly killed while at work on Monday last. A falling tree struck a smaller dry tree and broke it, one piece flying and hitting Prudom on the side and back of the head, breaking his skull. Deceased was 23 years of age.[Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Dane County, Wis.) 11 Jan. 1881 - Sub. by Brenda W.]

John Richardson
May 6 - Marinette - John Richardson, of this place, was fatally injured at Cedar River on Monday afternoon, whither he had gone in the morning to regulate some machinery about the mill of Jesse Spaulding of Chicago. The deceased was standing near the gang in company with Mr. Burden, the superintendent when a six-foot board came flying back from an edger near by, striking Mr. Richardson in the side with terrific force, carrying him fully twenty feet and hurling him against a timber in the mill. Mr. Richardson had been connected with the Marinette Iron Works for the past twelve years. He leaves an aged mother, a wife and two children. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison) 15 May 1883; XLIV issue 38; submitted by CW]

Chris. Rosner
Pound, Wis., Jan. 27, - Mrs. Chris Rosner died here of heart trouble. She was a German and mother of a large family. Her youngest daughter was married last Saturday. [Source: "Wisconsin Weekly Advocate", 29 Jan 1903 - Sub. by JS]

Frank Saunders
Frank Saunders, 83, Marinette, Wis., died of gangrene today from injury in foot which he suffered in Civil War.  [The day book. (Chicago, Ill.), 06 April 1912]


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