obit: Fredericka Skrobanek Kloesel
Funeral services for Mrs. Frederick Kloesel, 97, widow of the late Fred E. Kloesel, were held Thursday afternoon, July 5, from Hubbard Funeral Chapel, with High Mass at St. Michael's Catholic Church celebrated by Rev. oswald Kahlich. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Grandsons Lee Roy Kloesel of Schulenburg, Walter Kloesel of Chicago, Eugene Kloesel of Weimar, Robert Kloesel Jr. of Woodsboro, Frank Heger III of La Grange and Dennis Overby of Beeville served as pallbearers.
Members of St. Ann Society, of which Mrs. Kloesel was a 64-year member, led a rosary recitation Wednesday evening before the parish vigil service led by Rev. Kahlich. Mrs. Kloesel was also a 61-year member of Hermann Sons, Sedan-New Bielau Lodge.
Mrs. Kloesel, died at 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, at Youens Memorial Hospital after a four-day illness.
One of seven children of Johann and Anna Pauler Skrobanek, she was bor May 27, 1876, in Dittersdorf, Austria. She was 12 years old when her family emigrated to the United States in January 1888 and settled at Ammannsville. She was married to Fred E. Kloesel November 9, 1897, at St. Michael's Church here.
She and her husband lived in the Sedan, Dubina and Wildwood areas and then about fours years at Woodsboro before returning to Sedan in 1911, where they lived for the next 29 years. In 1940 they moved in to Weimar, where they lived until Mr. Kloesel's death in 1962. After that Mrs. Kloesel lived with her children until four years ago when she became a resident of Columbus Convalescent Home. Despite her advanced age, she remained active and alert until four days before her death.
She is survived by two sons, Raymond of Weimar and Robert of Woodsboro; four daughters, Mrs. Frank (Tillie) Heger of La Grange, Mrs. Fred (Frieda) Grohmann, and Mrs. Albert (Leona) Boeer of Weimar, and Mrs. John (Bertha) Bittner of Beeville; 18 grandchildren and 49 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Ida Beck of Weimar.
Preceding her in death in addition to her husband and parents were four sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Fred (Anna) Walzel, Mrs. Rudolf (Julia) Hollas, Mrs. Herman (Ottilia) Claussen, Mrs. Emil (Leopoldina) Hollas, Adolf Skrobanek in February this year, and John Skrobanek as an infant in Austria; two great-grandchildren, Johnnie Naiser and Paul Kloesel; and two sons-in-law, Frank Heger Jr. of La Grange and John P. Bittner of Beeville. Mr. Bittner died July 10, five days after attending Mrs. Kloesel's funeral.
Weimar Mercury, July 19, 1973
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis