Obit: Fechhelm, Norbert (1893 - 1950)

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Surnames: Fechhelm, Ekes, Thiel, Cohn

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 23 Feb 1950

Fechhelm, Norbert (13 Aug. 1893 - 17 Feb. 1950)

Norbert Fechhelm, Marathon tavern owner, formerly of Colby, Wisconsin, suffered a sudden heart attack while assisting a man into an automobile outside his tavern at 12:30 o’clock Friday morning and died before reaching the hospital. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at St. Mary’s Catholic church in Marathon.

Mr. Fechhelm was born in Marshfield, Wisconsin, on August 13, 1893, thus reaching the age of 56 years. He was married on July 12, 1922, in that city to Miss Augusta Ekes who survives. The couple lived in Marshfield 20 years and on a farm near Colby and in Colby seven years before purchasing the Marathon tavern last November.

Surviving are his widow; three sons, Donald of Kenosha and Thomas and Kenneth, at home; three daughters, Miss Jean Fechhelm of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Gordon Thiel of Colby and Miss Joan Fechhelm, at home; three brothers, Alex Fechhelm of Marshfield, Fred Fechhelm of Mayville and Roman Fechhelm of Milwaukee; a sister, Mrs. John Cohn of North Fond du Lac and three grandchildren.

The deceased was a member of the Knights of Columbus.



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