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 - Louis Heilbronner, Community Leader, Succumbs...
Louis Heilbronner, Community Leader, Succumbs at 82 Louis Heilbronner, for many years a leader in communal life, died Friday, August 19, at his residence at the Shorecrest hotel. The 82 year old board chairman of the Holeproof Hosiery Co. had been ill for the past two months. LOUIS HEILBRONNER Until about ten years ago he was active in many Jewish affairs. At one time he was chairman of a campaign for the Federated Jewish Charities and treasurer of Mount Sinai hospital. He was chairman of the building fund drive for Temple Emanu El B'ne Jeshurun and was one of the early sponsors of the Abraham Lincoln House. In all Jewish activities he and his late wife, Nellie, were in the forefront for many years. They contributed amply of their means and their time in a variety of causes. Mr. Heilbronner started with the hosiery firm at the age of 15, working as a stocking presser for $3 a week. He rose to become factory manager and in 1935 was named president of the company. Co-workers honored him in 1947 when he observed his 65tn year of service. Born in Marshalltown, Iowa, he moved to Milwaukee in 1879. He ioined the Kalamazoo Knitting Works in 1882. The company, which then employed 60 workers, later became the Holeproof firm, now employing 2,500. Survivors are two sons, Ralph L. and Herbert E., Milwaukee; and a sister, Mrs. Mose Goldberg, Los Angeles, Calif. Rabbi Samuel Hirshberg, an old friend of Mr. Heilbronner, officiated at the services held last Sunday at the Weiss chapel, 1901 "N. Farwell ave. Interment was in Greenwood cemetery. w I I II

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  1. The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle,
  2. 26 Aug 1949, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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