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Wilhelmina Diefenthaler LaBudde
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Birth: 1880
Death: 1955

Wilhelmina LaBudde Sheboygan Press November 28, 1955

Mrs. Wilhelmina LaBudde widely know advocate of conservation and natural resources, died unexpectedly Monday after she was stricken at her home at 1728 N 59th St. Milwaukee. Born at Millhome, Mrs. LaBudde was well know in Sheboygan County and particularly in Elkhart Lake where she spent six months of the year. She lived at her summer home near Pint Point during the summer and in Milwaukee during the winter months.
Prior to her married to Edward LaBudde, president of the LaBudde Feed and Grain Co., she lived at Elkhart Lake with her parents. Her parents owned the Pint Point Beach Resort. Following their death, Mrs. LaBudde operated the resort for two years. Fifty-five years ago she sold the resort. She was prominent in the fight for the restoration of the Sheboygan Marsh and was a leader in the campaign that led to the restoration of the Horicon Marsh as a public wildlife area. A veteran worker in the field of conservation she was the first to arouse the interest of women in the state and in the nation in this type of work. She was the state chairmen of the conservation committee of the Wisconsin Federation of Women's Clubs, a director and officer of the Wisconsin Conservation League, and a charter member, the first president and president emeritus of the Women's Conservation League of America, Inc., serving that group as legislative chairman for the 13 years prior to her death.
She was also a leader in the fight for and passage of the law making it compulsory in all Wisconsin schools to teach conservation and was instrumental in the establishment of the Potter Forest in Whitnall Park, In Milwaukee County.
She is survived by her husband, a son, George; two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Parry, and Mrs. Alice O'Connell, all of Milwaukee.
Funeral services will be held at the Raeder Chapel at Elkhart Lake. The Rev. Paul A. Olm Pastor of the Elkhart Lake Community Church, will officiate. Burial will be at Elkhart Lake.

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  George Diefenthaler (1854 - 1901)
  Margaretha Feldmann Diefenthaler (1855 - 1906)
  Edward LaBudde (1881 - 1969)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Johns Cemetery
Elkhart Lake
Sheboygan County
Wisconsin, USA
Created by: Rose Mohnsam
Record added: Nov 21, 2010
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Wilhelmina <i>Diefenthaler</i> LaBudde
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- Sharon
 Added: Feb. 21, 2013

 Added: Feb. 9, 2013
You were ahead of your time when it came to thinking about preserving nature ~ thank you for all your hard work anddetermination ~ our descendants will also be extremely grateful for your efforts ~ your legacy lives on ...
 Added: Sep. 26, 2012

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