Monday, March 27, 2006

Obituary: Karl Fauerbach - Class of 1917

Karl Fauerbach, Brewer, Dies at 69

Karl H. Fauerbach, 69, of 1907 N. Sherman ave., grandson of the founder of Fauerbach Brewing Co., died Sunday (Aug. 28, 1966) in a Madison nursing home after a long illness.

Mr. Fauerbach was the son of the late Louis Fauerbach, former president of the company, and had been himself associated with the company and the Pepsi Cola Co. for over 50 years.

He attended the University, of Wisconsin, and was a member of Wisconsin Club, Phi Kappa Sigma, the Madison Consistory, the Elks lodge, the Turners, and a former director of the Wisconsin Brewer's Assn. He was a veteran of World War I.

Surviving are his wife, Mildred; three sons, John, 411 Sheldon ave.; Karl P,. Rockford, Ill.; Louis H., 42o0 Drexel ave.; a daughter, Mrs. Russell van Denburgh, San Diego, Calif.; a brother, Dr. Louis, 1715 Regent st.; and 12 grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Schroeder funeral home, 3325 E. Washington ave. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Note: The above was originally in the Wisconsin State Journal on August 29, 1966. At this time, obituaries were still "news stories," written by newspaper staff, not families. This story, however, appeared on the front page of the newspaper rather than in the obituary section. Karl Fauerbach's senior class photograph (below) appears in the 1917 edition of the Tychoberahn, the yearbook of Madison High School (later renamed Central High School).

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