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Harry H. Schlueter

 

Former City Fire Chief Dead at 71

Harry H. Schlueter Retired in 1947

01 13 1962

Funeral services for Harry H. Schlueter, 71, former Watertown fire chief, will take place at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Hafemeister Funeral Home, with the Rev. A. S. Christensen of the Watertown Immanuel Lutheran Church, officiating.  Interment will be in the Immanuel Cemetery.

 

Mr. Schlueter, who retired as fire chief in 1947, died at his home, 702 West Green Street, Saturday afternoon.  His death was due to a sudden heart attack.

 

Mr. Schlueter was a member of a well-known Watertown family.

 

He was born here Dec. 30, 1890, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Schlueter.  His father was one of the most widely known cigar manufacturers in this part of the state.

 

Mr. Schlueter lived in Watertown all his life.  He had, for many years, been a painter and decorator.

 

He was married at Waukegan IL., on Oct. 29, 1931 to Bertha Radloff of Watertown.

 

Surviving are his wife and two daughters, Mrs. George Ebert and Mrs. John Model, both of Water town.  One brother, Dr. M. A. Schlueter, Watertown dentist, also survives.  There also are five grandchildren.

 

Seven brothers preceded Mr. Schlueter in death.

 

Mr. Schlueter had been a member of the city’s fire department for 32 years.  He served seven years as assistant chief under the late Robert Kerstell who was then fire chief, and later served four years as chief, retiring in 1947.

 

Mr. Schlueter had a great many friends throughout this area and was well liked.  His services to the city, both as a member and a chief of the department were marked by devotion to his duties and maintaining a high standard in the department.

 

Friends may pay their respect at the funeral home this evening and also Tuesday before the services.

 

 

 

 

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