Obit: Kessenich, Peter H. (1886 – 1970)


Surnames: Kessenich, Schuh, Ehlert, Capes, Rasmussen, Kirner, Zeimet

---------Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 23 Apr 1970

Kessenich, Peter H. (23 NOV 1886 – 16 APR 1970)

Peter H. Kessenich, 83, of 606 S. Walnut Ave., Marshfield, was pronounced death of a heart ailment on arrival at St. Joseph's Hospital at 6:25 p.m. Thursday.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 20, at St. John's Catholic Church. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. A.N. Schuh, pastor, officiated, and burial was made in Riverside Cemetery at Withee (Clark Co.), Wisconsin.

Mr. Kessenich was born November 23, 1886 in Waunakee, Wis., where he received his education. He was married at Morristown, S.D., January 18, 1913, to Edith Ehlert, who preceded him in death, September 23, 1940.

As a young man he lived in Iowa, later moving to South Dakota, where he homesteaded. He returned to Wisconsin with his family in 1924, settling at Withee (Clark Co., Wis.), where he engaged in farming. In 1942 he retired and moved to Waunakee. For the past three years he had lived in Marshfield.

Mr. Kessenich was a member of St. John's Church, the Holy Name Society, Knights of Columbus, and was a former assessor in Waunakee.

He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Robert M. (Florence) Capes, Marshfield; Mrs. Kris (Margaret) Rasmussen, Owen, and Mrs. Donald (Joan) Kirner, Madison; three sosn, Arnold and Gilbert Kessenich, both of Madison; John Kessenich, Stanley; 25 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Catherine Zeimet, Stoughton, Wis.; and four brothers, Theodore Kessenich, Tucson, Ariz.; Jack Kessenich, LeMars, Iowa; Dennis Kessenich, Middleton, and Leo Kessenich, Waunakee.

He was also preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

The family suggests that any memorials in his name be made to the Recreational Fund of the Parkview Apartments.



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