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Sylas Emil "Sy" Karau
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Birth: Dec. 2, 1916
Lincoln County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Mar. 27, 1994
Lincoln County
Wisconsin, USA

OBITUARY: Foto News Page 3, March 3, 1994
Merrill, Lincoln County, Wisconsin


Sylas Emil "SY" Karau, 77, of 2009 Lake Street, Merrill. died Sunday, March 27, 1994 at Good Samaritan Health Center, Merrill. Sylas was born December 2, 1916 in Merrill to the late Herman and Bertha Buck Karau. He married Hildegarde Yunkherr in Merrill on July 4, 1943.

Sy worked the last 11 years as a rural paper carrier for the Wausau Daily Herald, starting in 1983. Prior to that, he owned the Midget Bar from 1945 to 1948, then purchased the River Street Tavern. From 1960 to 1962 he owned and operated Sy's Beer Bar, and from 1968 to 1979, owned and operated Sy's Service Station. Sy was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. He also enjoyed fishing.

Sylas is survived by his wife, Hildegarde, a son, Thomas Karau, a daughter, Cindy (Alan) Vandre, and a sister, Lauretta Wengler, all of Merrill. He is further survived by three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.

Funeral services were held Tuesday morning, March 29, 1994 at St. John Lutheran Church, Merrill, the Reverend Alden Beversdorf officiated. Entombment was in Merrill Memorial Park. The Schram-Waid Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 
Family links: 
  Herman Karau (1879 - 1953)
  Helene Bertha Buck Karau (1884 - 1942)
  Hildegarde Yunkherr Karau (1914 - 2006)
  Erava W. Karau (1909 - 1976)*
  Sylas Emil Karau (1916 - 1994)
  Lauretta Martha Caroline Wengeler Koehler (1920 - 2011)*
*Calculated relationship
Merrill Memorial Park
Lincoln County
Wisconsin, USA
Plot: E Crypt, 2 Level
Maintained by: Trippy Von Brainstorm
Originally Created by: MVC
Record added: Nov 12, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22850845
Sylas Emil Sy Karau
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Sylas Emil Sy Karau
Added by: MJC
Sylas Emil Sy Karau
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- Trippy Von Brainstorm
 Added: Aug. 22, 2009

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