Fred C. Witte obit.
a Fred C. Witte Fred C. Witte. 71. formerly of Freeport, died at his home in Virginia, Minn., early Monday morning, following a heart attack. He was born June 22, 1877, in Freeport, the son of the late Karl and Sophia Witte. He left Stephenson county as a young man, going to Minnesota. He served two terms as sheriff of St. Louis county, Minn., and 11 years as chief of police at Virginia before his retirement. Surviving are his widow. Mrs. Norene Witte: five sisters. Mrs. B. G. Welch, Mrs. Dan Gassman and Mrs. Louis Dubbert, all of Freeport: Mrs. Alvin Deuth of Eleroy. and Mrs. Leslie Finkenbinder of Lena; two brothers. Henry of Freeport and Ed of Pearl City. Masonic services will be conducted at Virginia and the body will be brought to the Walker mortuary of Freeport, Thursday. Funeral services here are tentatively set for Friday.