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Reinhold Budewitz

1888 - 1946


Reinhold C. Budewitz, 843 Richards Avenue, a well town businessman, died at St. Mary’s Hospital on September 25, 1946, following a cerebral hemorrhage. He was the owner and operator of Vogue Cleaners at 412 Main Street.


Mr. Budewitz was born in the town of Lowell Jan. 19, 1888, a son of Mr. and Mrs. August Budewitz.


He had lived in Watertown the past 46 years. He was a veteran of World War I and saw service overseas. Upon his return he came back to Watertown and it was here that he opened his dry cleaning business on Oct. 1, 1920. He was married Jan. 5, 1929 to Miss Clara Kopplin. She survives, as do two sisters and a brother, Mrs. August Schoppe, this city; Mrs. William Klug, Horicon, and Edwin L. Budewitz, this city.


Mr. Budewitz was a successful business man, building up his establishment from a small beginning to an outstanding business concern here. He devoted years of hard and conscientious work to his trade and saw it prosper. He enjoyed being active. He was tireless and energetic, and established a wide reputation for quality workmanship. He had many friends in the community who regret this untimely death.


He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church and of the Pitterle-Beaudoin post of the American Legion.


The funeral was held at St. Mark's Church, the Rev. William A. Eggert officiated.


Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery.




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