Obit: Buddenhagen, Elmer E. (1888 - 1975)
----Source: Clark Co. Press
SERVICES HELD FOR PAST CHAIRMAN, COUNCILMAN--1975
A former Levis town board chairman and third ward alderman, Elmer E. Buddenhagen of Neillsville, died July 8, 1975, at the age of 86 following a brief illness. Funeral services were held Friday from the Georgas-Gesche funeral home with the Rev. Gary Clark of the United Church of Christ and Wayne Grap of the Masonic lodge officiating. Burial was in the Neillsville cemetery.
Elmer Buddenhagen, son of William and Mathelda Bunkelman Buddenhagen, was born December 22, 1888, at Seymour and was educated in schools there. He farmed with his parents at Fond du Lac for three years before coming to Clark County in 1904. He farmed first in the town of Pine Valley.
In 1916, Mr. Buddenhagen moved to a farm in the town of Levis where he farmed until 1942 when he retired from farming. He was employed by the county highway department for several years.
His marriage to the former Emillia Duge took place July 27, 1912, at Detroit, MI. Mrs. Buddenhagen preceded her husband in death on August 19, 1965.
Mr. Buddenhagen served on the Carlisle school board, as chairman of the Levis town board for nine years, and as a third ward alderman and Neillsville city councilman.
He was a member of the United Church of Christ, Neillsville, Masonic Lodge, NO. 163, F & AM, Neillsville Commandery No. 36, Knights Templar, Woodmen of the World and the Loyal Order of the Moose, Chapter No. 1602.
Survivors include one son, Leland Buddenhagen, Rt. 2, Neillsville, and three grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Pall bearers were Alfred Kleckner, Gordon Meddaugh, Ivo Haines, Jerry Opelt, Delbert Struble and Albert Smith.
Wilfred Galstad sang "Beautiful Isle" and "Rock of Ages." Marilyn Galstad was the organist.
Amon those attending the services were the following from out of town: Mr. and Mrs. James Chaffin and family, Wautoma; Mrs. Brule Carleson and Joyce Carleson Mattison, Eau Claire; Mrs. Dorothy Lawrence, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Lawrence and Mrs. Myra Vanderhoof, Marshfield; Mrs. Marvelene Butterbrodt, Loyal; Leona Buddenhagen Engel, Miss Bertha Buddenhgen and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Beyer, Fond du Lac; Mrs. Clara Reindel, Black River Falls; Louis Duge, Fairchild.
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