Obit: Fuchsgruber, Edward (1887 – 1971)

Contact: Linda Mertens

Surnames: Fuchsgruber, Schuh, Decker, Stoiber, Bittner, Stoiber, Genrich, Meyer, Froland, Habeck, Maurina, Schmitt, Seidel, Olson

----Source - Anna Johnson's Scrapbook

Edward Fuchsgruber (7 May 1887– 6 Sep 1971)

Edward J. Fuchsgruber 84, of Kimberly, a businessman here for over 50 years, died Monday in St. Elizabeth hospital, Appleton. He entered the hospital Friday evening. Death came at 4:20 a.m.

Funeral services were held Wednesday from St. Louis Catholic church here, with Rev. Gerald F. Schuh officiating at the 10:30 a.m. rites.

Burial was in Dorchester Memorial Cemetery beside his wife who died March 13, 1968. Maurina Funeral Home directed, and pallbearers were Cyril Decker, Clarence Stoiber, Edward Bittner, Frank Stoiber, Otto Genrich and Alvin Meyer.

Edward J. Fuchsgruber was born May 7, 1887, in De Pere. He also resided in Juneau and Appleton before coming here on Aug. 9, 1911, with his mother to open a furniture store and undertaking parlors, organized as Mrs. L. Fuchsgruber & Son. It was located in a two story building on the lot where Norm’s Bar now stands. In 1926 he established an exclusively undertaking business in the Froland Building the present site of Mrs. Carl Habeck’s home. In 1929 he moved to the Front Street location where he operated his business until selling it to James Maurina Aug. 1, 1962.

He and Isabelle Schmitt were married here July 11, 1918. After selling his business, he joined his family in Kimberly, where they had moved in 1955.

Surviving are three daughters: Mrs. Arthur (Gretchen) Seidel, Miss Ruth Fuchsgruber, and Miss Dawn Fuchsgruber, all of Kimberly; eight grandchildren: six great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. J. M. Olson, of Wausau.



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