15 April 1929, Monday, The Alpena News, Alpena, Alpena County, Michigan
Jos. Walla, Aged 75, Former Resident Dies in Detroit Joseph Walla, aged 75, died at the home of his son, Paul Walla, Detroit, Friday, from infirmities due to his advanced age.The body was brought to Alpena, to the home of his son August Walla, 124 West Alfred Street, Sunday morning. Mr. Walla was born in Germany, coming to Alpena at the age of 27 years where he had continued to make his home until two years ago, when he went to Detroit to live with his son, Paul Walla.Most of this time, 50 years, Mr. Walla owned and operated a meat market located on First street. He was a member of St. Mary's church and a member of the Holy Name society of St. Mary's Church. Surviving are four sons, Paul, Anthony and Frank of Detroit and August of Alpena and two daughters, Mrs. Paul Reed and Miss Madeline Walla, both of Detroit.His wife died about eight years ago.The family have all arrived in Alpena. Funeral services will be held from St. Mary's church, Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock with Rev. John E. Gathke officiating.Internment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.
16 April 1929, Tuesday, The Aplena News, Alpena, Alpena County, Michigan
Funeral services were held this morning at 9 o'clock from St. Mary's Church for Joseph Walla, former Alpena resident, whose death occurred in Detroit, Friday, at the home of his son, Paul Walla of that city, from infirmities due to his advanced age.The body was brought to Alpena Sunday morning to the home of his son, August Walla, 124 West Alfred Street.Rev. John E. Gatzke officiated at the services and internment was in Holy Cross Cemetery.