William and Elida Kreie: 1950s and Later

William Kreie with daughter Marian Kreie Garrett in Lorimor, Union Co., Iowa Probably about 1950

William Kreie with daughter Marian Kreie Garrett in Lorimor, Union Co., Iowa
Probably about 1950

1612 Division Street, Manitowoc, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin

1612 Division Street, Manitowoc, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin

William and Margaret moved to Manitowoc, Wisconsin, in about 1952 and lived at the home pictured above, probably in an upper floor apartment.

William fractured his left femur on the 4th of December 1954, apparently slipping on wet linoleum at his home. His health began to fail, remaining bedridden until his death on Sunday, 27 March 1955. His cause of death is listed as "Hypostatic pneumonia." William was buried in Elmwood Cemetery in Antigo, Wisconsin, next to his first wife Elida and children Edward and Blanche. (See Appendix 2 and 3.)

Cemetery Marker, Elmwood Cemetery, Antigo, Wisconsin.

Cemetery Marker, Elmwood Cemetery, Antigo, Wisconsin.

Margaret did not live in the house on Division Street very long after William died. For the last 4 1/2 years she resided at the St. Mary Home for the Aged in Manitowoc. Margaret died a little over 5 years after William, passing away on Sunday, 30 October 1960. Services were at St. Andrew Catholic Church, and she was buried in Calvary Cemetery in Manitowoc.

Undated photo of Marian Kreie Garrett, Ruth Kreie Kalfons, Mildred Kreie Janasak

Undated photo of Marian Kreie Garrett, Ruth Kreie Kalfons, Mildred Kreie Janasak

Marian died at age 79 on 1 June 1996 in Minnetonka, Hennepin County, Minnesota.  Ruth died 7 November 1986, in East Greenbush, Rensselaer Co., New York. She had divorced her husband 'Nick' after 35 years of marriage and later married Leo Kalfon. At the time of this biography, Mildred is now aged 96 and living in Rochester, Olmstead County, Minnesota.

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