MONTELLO - The famed fat lady of Ringling Brothers Circus,
Ella Mabel Grahn, in private life Mrs. Robert Milbauer, 65,
who maintained a home here, died there at 3:20 p.m.
Milbauer, who became world-famous through her more than 500
pounds, was born in Fall Creek May 7, 1899.
toured with her first sideshow for Ringling Brothers in 1956
and in March of that same year captivated audiences in
Madison Square Garden, New York.
Survivors besides her husband three brothers, Ralph and
Arthur Grahn, Berlin, Bernard, Sheboygan falls; and one
sister, Mrs. Howard Benke, Portage.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Cummings
Funeral Home, Montello, the Rev. Charles Schinlaub in
charge. Burial will be in the City Cemetery, Montello.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 p.m. Saturday
until time of service.