Louis Michael Nauth

b. 28 December 1891, d. 10 October 1987
  • Father: George Nauth b. circa 4 November 1849, d. 19 September 1924
  • Mother: Phoebe Lite b. 25 April 1856, d. 23 January 1892
  • Louis Michael Nauth was born on 28 December 1891 in Rhine, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin.
  • George Nauth and Katherine Adam appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Rhine, Wisconsin, living near George's brother Michael.. Other members of the household included Louis Michael Nauth, Peter Nauth, Daniel Frederick Nauth, George G. Nauth and Frieda K. Nauth.
  • Louis Michael Nauth registered for the draft on 5 June 1917 in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, while single and living in Kiel, and self-eemployed there in the clothing business.
  • He married LaVona Muriel Wood circa 1926.
  • Louis Michael Nauth registered for the draft in 1942 in Peoria County, Illinois, while living with his wife LaVon at 813 Knoxville in Peoria, and employed there by Sherman's Clothing Store at 339 South Adams.
  • The following appeared on circa 15 November 1969 in a local newspaper: (Kiel) Funeral services will be held Thursday for Dr. Daniel F. Nauth, a physician and surgeon here the past 62 years. He was 90. /P/ Dr. Nauth, who resided at 501 River Terrace, died Tuesday afternoon at Maple Crest Sanatorium and Hospital, Whitelaw. /P/ He practiced medicine in Kiel from 1907 until his hospitization 11 days ago. /P/ Services will be held at 3 p.m. at the Meiselwitz Funeral Home, with the Rev. John F. Baumann, pastor of St. Peter United Church of Christ, officating. /P/ Masonic rites will be conducted at the grave in the Kiel Cemetery. /P/ Dr. Nauth was born on March 30, 1879 on a farm about one mile north of Rhine Center, a son of the late George and Phoebe Lite Nauth. He taught school in the Town of Rhine following his graduation from the Plymouth High School to earn money for his medical education. /P/ He enrolled at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. in 1899, received his doctor's degree in 1906 and served as an assistant at the Rockford, Ill. City Hospital for a year before starting his practice at Kiel. /P/ Dr. Nauth founded Citizens State Bank of Kiel in 1914, serving as its president until a year ago when he became chairman of the board. He also was a director and vice president of the A.A. Laun Furniture Co. He was a member of the Sheboygan County Medical Society and the Medical Society of Wisconsin. /P/ He also was a member of F & AM Lodge 336, Kiel; a 32nd Degree Mason; the Tripoli Shrine, Milwaukee, and the Scottish Rite. He was a member of St. Peter United Church of Christ, Kiel, and a charter member of the Kiel Chamber of Commerce. /P/ The chamber honored Dr. Nauth at a testimonial dinner in 1958 for his service to the community, and the Kiel Kiwanis Club selected him "Man of the Year" in 1964. /P/ Dr. Nauth married the former Lola May Harvey at Rockford, Ill., on Sept. 23, 1907. She died Oct. 3, 1955. /P/ Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Donald (Lois) Weidenfeller of Milwaukee; two grandchildren, and two brothers, George of Kiel and Louis of Peoria, Ill. /P/ Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. today. A memorial has been established in Dr. Nauth's name at Sheboygan Memorial
    Hospital, Sheboygan.
  • Louis Michael Nauth died on 10 October 1987 at age 95.
  • The following appeared on 22 November 2004 in the Decatur, Illinois, Herald & Review: David Alan Nauth, 70, Decatur, died 3:55 p.m. Saturday at home with his family, following a six-year battle with prostate cancer. Visitation and sharing of memories will be from 5 to 7:30 pm., on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2004, at the Hidden Valley Community Church, 1635 E. Huston Dr. Decatur, IL. Private burial will be in Swan Lake Cemetery Peoria, IL. /P/ Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. /P/ Dave was born September 11, 1934 in Peoria, son of Louis Michael Nauth and LaVona Muriel Wood. He married Frances F. Bavis, also of Peoria, on June 7, 1957. He graduated from Bradley University in 1956 and went to work as a design engineer for Caterpillar Tractor Co for 36 years. The family moved to Decatur in 1966, and he retired in 1992. /P/ Dave coached Little League baseball and youth soccer teams while raising three boys. His hobbies and interests included golf, stained glass, travel, music and gardening. He participated in a prostate support group, Us Too. /P/ Surviving are his wife, Fran; sons, Zachary Alan of Chicago, Daniel Alan & wife Paige of Peoria, Aaron Alan of Ashland, OR; grandchildren Connor Alan and Hannah Maxine; daughter-in-law Ileana Gomez of Baton Rouge, LA; and niece Cristin Winegard of Cuba, NY. /P/ He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, and an infant daughter. /P/ Memorial contributions are preferred to flowers, and can be made to Roberto Clemente Sports City, founded by the Pittsburgh Pirates star and humanitarian to serve underprivileged children, at: GPO 364 571, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00936-4571. Donations can also be made to DOVE, an organization assisting victims of domestic violence, at 788 E Clay St., Decatur, IL 62521. /P/ Obituary written by family members.
  • Last Edited: 21 Mar 2010

Family: LaVona Muriel Wood b. 4 July 1897, d. 21 March 1990