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Alexander Natschke
Alexander T. Natschke formerly of Ohio, but who has been making his home with his two sons and daughter who live in this vicinity, since the death of his wife several years ago, died at the home of his son, William, in Belmont township, Monday morning, January 21, aged 70 years, 5 months, and 22 days. The three children living in this vicinity are Mrs. Emma Henke, John Natschke and William Natschke, at whose home he died. Mrs. Quincy May of Toronto, Canada, is a daughter and she and Mr. May were here for the funeral. Mrs. Walter Luecke of Woodworth is also a daughter. Funeral services were held this afternoon at 1 o'clock at the home of Mrs. Emma Henke on S. Axtel Ave., and later 2 o'clock at the Engelbrecht church ten miles west of town. Burial was in the Englebrecht cemetery.
Note: All eight of Mr. Natschke's children were born in Cissna Park, Iroquois Co. IL.
Milford Herald, Thursday, Jan. 24, 1929 - Submitted by Carol Natschke Harner

John Natschke
John Natschke, 62, St. Anne Farmer, Dies at Kankakee
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Segur Funeral Home for John Natschke, 62, RR 2, St. Anne, who died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday in St. Mary's hospital, Kankakee, where he had been a patient for two weeks. He had been ill with a heart ailment for five months.
He was born June 17, 1891 in Ash Grove Township, the son of Alexander and Lena Freiboth Natschke. His childhood was spent in Iroquois, and he farmed rhe last seven years in Iroquois county. He was married February 09, 1913 in Ash Grove to Lillian H. Hitter.
Survivng are three sons, Victor, St. Anne; Orval, Donovan; and Odal, at home. Two daughters survive. They are Mrs. Verna Houtzel and Mrs. Dorothy Davis, both of Watseka. Other survivors are a brother, William, of Mildford, and five sisters, Mrs. Emma Henke and Mrs. Mary Luecke of Milford; Mrs. Lena Briedenbaugh and Mrs. Amanda Johnson, both of Michigan; and Mrs. Lydia Obenland, Sheldon. Thirteen grandchildren also survive. Four daughters, a sister and a brother preceded him in death. The Rev. Walter Davis of near Bloominton officiated at the services and burial was in Body Cemetery.
[Watseka Republican, May 06, 1954 - Submitted by Carol Natschke Harner]



Odal Natschke
Watseka - Odal J. Natschke, 72, of Watseka, died Thursday (Sept. 17, 1998) at Iroquois Memorial Hospital, Watseka. Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Sunday at Segur-Knapp Funeral Home, Watseka, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday. The Rev. Robert McDonald will officiate. Burial will be in Body Cemetery, Woodland. Mr. Natschke was employed at the Iroquois Mental Health Center Workshop. He was born Dec. 7, 1925, in Watseka, the son of John and Lillian Hitter Natschke. His parents are deceased. Surviving are two sisters, Verna Townsend of Watseka and Dorothy Davis of Denver, Colo.; one brother, Orval Natschke of Richland Center, Wis.; and serveral nieces and nephews. One brother and four sisters are deceased. He was a member of United Methodist Church, Woodland. [Unknown newspaper, Sept 1998 - Submitted by Carol Natschke Harner]


William Natschke
Woodland - William "Bill" Natschke, 91, Woodland, died at 5:50 p.m. Saturday, Oct 06, 1990, at Iroquois Memorial Hospital, Watskea.
He was born Marach 06, 1899, in Cissna Park, to Alexander and Carlena Freiboth Natschke. He married Geneva Kirchman Aug. 22, 1925, in Jackson, MIch. She died April 19, 1961. He is survived by three sons; Marvin of Woodland, Donald of Milford and LaVern of Willow Springs; two daughters, Lois Messman of LaPorte, Ind. and Berdella Natschke of Chicago; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers and six sisters.
Mr. Natschke was a member of Clavary Lutheran Church, Watskea, and Woodland Horseshoe Club. He was a retired farmer. Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Calvary Luthran Church, Watseka, with Rev. Dean Bottjen officiating. Burial will be in Iroquois Memorial Park. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Segur-Knapp Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the church.
Times Republic, Monday Oct 08, 1990 - Submitted by Carol Natschke Harner


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