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Josephine Loehr Bechler
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Birth: Oct. 28, 1866
Fond du Lac County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Jun. 24, 1920
Fond du Lac County
Wisconsin, USA

Dies After Very Short Sickness. Mrs. John Bechler, Town of Forest, Passes Away. She Leaves Large Family. In Usual Health During Day - Ill Only Few Minutes Before Death Occurs. Mrs. Josephine Bechler, wife of John Bechler, one of the well-known residents of the town of Forest, died suddenly at her home Thursday night. She had been in her usual health during the day and when she retired seemed as well as usual. Shortly before 10:40 she aroused her family, saying she was ill, and died at the above hour, after suffering a severe spell with her heart for ten or fifteen minutes. Her death, of course is a severe shock to her family as well as to her many friends. Josephine Loehr, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Loehr, was born in the town of Forest, October 30, 1868. She leaves her husband and seven children, Mrs. Edward Foy, Forest; Marie, Frances, Clarence, Leo and Delores, at home; and Arnold, also of the town of Forest. She also leaves four sisters, Mrs. Louis Buese, of Salt Lake City, Utah, Mrs. John Diedrich, Michigamme, Mich., Mrs. Alex. Leonard and Mrs. Josephine Diedrich, both of Forest; and six brothers, Peter, John, Louis, Michael, Anton and Henry Loehr. The funeral will be held at 9:15 Monday morning from the residence and at 10 o'clock from St. Michael's Church, Dotyville, the Rev. R.A. Kraemer officiating. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. "Fond du Lac Daily Commonwealth", Friday, June 25, 1920.

Heart Trouble Proves Fatal. Mrs. John Bechler, Aged 52, Highly Esteemed Resident of Forest, Dies. Death Comes Suddenly. Afflicted with a sinking spell about fifteen minutes after she had retired for the night apparently in good health Mrs. Josephine Bechler, aged 52, wife of John Bechler, a prominent and highly esteemed resident of the county, expired at 10:40 o'clock last evening at her home in the Town of Empire. Mrs. Bechler had been about her household duties as usual throughout the day and when she retired last evening made no mention of feeling indisposed. Shortly after she got into bed she summoned members of her family. Medical aid was secured immediately but proved of no avail. Heart trouble was the cause of death. The deceased was born October 30, 1868, in the Town of Forest and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Loehr, old settlers of that community. Mrs. Bechler leaves to mourn her demise a widower, seven children, Mrs. Edward Foy of Forest; Arnold of Forest, and Marie, Frances, Clarence, Leo and Delores all at home; three sisters, Mrs. Louis Buese of Salt Lake City, Utah, Mrs. John Diedrich of Michigamme, Mich., and Mrs. Alex Leonard of Forest; and seven brothers, Peter John, Louis, Michael, Anton, Henry and Joseph Loehr all of Forest. Mrs. Bechler's death comes as a great shock to the entire community. She was a woman of sterling character and was held in high esteem by a large circle of friends. The funeral will be held Monday morning at 9:15 o'clock from the residence, and at 10 from St. Michael's church in Dotyville. The Rev. Fr. Kraemer will officiate, with burial at the adjoining cemetery. "Fond du Lac Reporter", Friday June 25, 1920.

The funeral of Mrs. John Bechler, of the town of Forest, held this morning, was one of the largest ever held in that neighborhood. it was held from the residence at 9:30 and from St. Michael's Church, Dotyville, at 10 o'clock, the Rev. R.A. Kraemer officiating. Burial was in the adjoining cemetery. The bearers were six brothers of Mrs. Bechler, John, Michael, Peter, Louis, Anton and Henry Loehr. Those from away who attended the funeral were: Magdalene and Armand Baker, George, Mary and Mabel Bechler, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Schaefer and Lawrence Schaefer, all of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Peter Zingsheim and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Zingsheim, all of Allenton. The Altar Society of the church, of which Mrs. Bechler was a member, attended the funeral in a body and there were many gifts of beautiful flowers from sympathizing friends. "Fond du Lac Daily Commonwealth", Monday, June 28, 1920.

The funeral of Mrs. Josephine Bechler, aged 52, who died Friday at her home in Empire, was held this morning at 9:30 o'clock from the residence and at 10 from the St. Michael's church in Dotyville, The St. Michael's Rosary society attended the funeral in a body. The Rev. Fr. Kraemer officiated and interment took place in the adjoining cemetery. John, Michael, Peter, Louis, Anton and Henry Loehr, all brothers of the deceased acted as pallbearers. The funeral was very well attended and the floral offering was unusually large and beautiful. Those who were present from away were: Miss Magdalene Baker, and Arnold Baker, George Bechler, Mary Bechler, Mabel Becker, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Schaefer, and Florian Schaefer of Milwaukee; and Mr. and Mrs. Peter Zingsheim, and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Zingsheim of Arlington. "Fond du Lac Reporter", Monday, June 28, 1920.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Peter Loehr (1831 - 1899)
  Amelia Therese Oehme Loehr (1838 - 1913)
 
 Spouse:
  John Henry Bechler (1860 - 1935)
 
 Children:
  Marie Therese Bechler Neis (1898 - 1999)*
  Frances Agnes Bechler Kohli (1899 - 1995)*
  Arnold Louis Bechler (1900 - 1995)*
  Clarence Henry Bechler (1901 - 1977)*
  Leonard Joseph Bechler (1902 - 1904)*
  Leona Frances Bechler (1904 - 1905)*
  Delores Josephine Bechler Immel (1907 - 1991)*
 
 Siblings:
  Agnes Loehr Diedrich (1857 - 1946)*
  Peter Loehr (1858 - 1941)*
  Elizabeth Loehr Diedrich (1860 - 1920)*
  Mary Ann Loehr Buese (1862 - 1927)*
  Katharina Loehr Diedrich (1863 - 1900)*
  Michael Loehr (1865 - 1936)*
  Josephine Loehr Bechler (1866 - 1920)
  John Loehr (1868 - 1939)*
  Louis Loehr (1870 - 1935)*
  Henry Loehr (1872 - 1951)*
  Joseph Loehr (1874 - 1913)*
  Theresa Marie Loehr Leonard (1876 - 1952)*
  Anton Joseph Loehr (1882 - 1966)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Michaels Cemetery
Dotyville
Fond du Lac County
Wisconsin, USA
 
Created by: Michael J. Petrie
Record added: Oct 09, 2010
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Josephine <i>Loehr</i> Bechler
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Josephine <i>Loehr</i> Bechler
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God Bless You, Josephine.
-Anonymous
 Added: Feb. 1, 2014
 
 
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