The entire community was shrouded in sorrow this Friday morning when it became known that Mrs. Wm. H. Luehr had been suddenly called by death at the Washington Park Hospital, Chicago, Thursday morning at 2 o’clock, following an operation she underwent for internal goiter on Thursday of last week. She reached the age of 49 years, 3 months and 21 days. Reports from the hospital were very favorable for her recovery until Wednesday evening when her condition suddenly changed. She had been in poor health all summer which greatly alarmed the family. In order to regain her lost health she was been in Chicago for the past two months under the care of a specialist. Her death has cast a gloom over the entire community with whom she was a general favorite and shining example for life’s best acts. Clara Hachez was born July 30, 1871, in the town of New Holstein and spent her entire girlhood here. She received her early education in Dist. No. 1. Later she taught school in the town of Rantoul for several years. On August 28, 1890 she was united in marriage to Wm. H. Luehr. Their first two years were spent in Grand Rapids and a short time in Madison.
For thirteen years they were resident of Manitowoc where Mr. Luehr was principal of the high school. From there they went to Sheboygan Falls where they remained two years and then came to New Holstein where they resided for four years. Mr. Luehr was again called as instructor in the Manitowoc High school two years ago where they have since resided. Their married life has been a most happy one.
They were blessed with two children, Lucille, Mrs. Howard Conger of Michigan and Robert of Milwaukee. Mrs. Luehr was a kind and loving wife and mother, always sharing their joys and sorrows. She was a general favorite in every community where she resided, taking active part in all social and civic affairs. She was beloved by those who knew her and came in contact with her.
The deceased leaves her grief stricken husband and children and an aged father, Ferdinand Hachez, two brothers, Louie and Ferdinand of the state of Washington; Mrs. Edward Kelm, Grand Rapids, Minn., and Mrs. Lillian Price of Louisiana, Missouri, and one grandchild. Her mother preceded him in death two years ago.
The remains will be brought here for burial, and services will be held at two o’clock Sunday afternoon Chilton Times – October 30, 1920 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~