Obit: Neverman, Otto B. (1871 - 1929)
Surnames: NEVERMAN SATER GUSTAFSON HARDISON HUNT HANNAH SIMPSON
----Source: NEILLSVILLE PRESS (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 05/30/1929
Neverman, Otto B. (22 MAR 1871 - 23 MAY 1929)
Otto B. Neverman passed away quite suddenly at his home in this city Thursday mroning, May 23, aged 58 years, 2 months and 1 day. His health began to fail last fall, but he remained in active service all winter, giving up his work, as he believed temporarily, only a few weeks ago, but he seemed gradually to grow weaker. His death was due to heart failure.
Otto B. Neverman was born in Neillsville, Clark County, Wis., March 22, 1871, being the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Neverman, who were early settlers here. He grew to manhood here and nearly completed the high school course before he went out to work. He took up the ice business, which he followed for a number of years, and worked for several years for the Farm Land Co. He was a member of old Company A for a long time and served through the Spanish-American War with the Company. Twenty years ago he entered the Rural Mail Carrier service and has held this position ever since. He was a most conscientious and efficient public servant, never failing to make his rounds unless the roads were absolutely impassable, and faithfully looking after every detail of his work that would be of service to his patrons. He took great pride and interest in his duties and promoted the good of the service in many ways. He was President of the County Rural Carriers Association for several years and for many years a delegate to the State Association. As a man and citizen he was the soul of honor, standing for all good things locally and in the state and nation. His patriotism was a marked feature of his character. In addition to the earnest and serious side of his nature he possessed a most congenial side, a fine sense of humor that made his a most pleasant man to meet.
Mr. Neverman was married to Miss Carrie Sater of Stevens Point, Jan. 24, 1899. She, with their daughter Beulah, Mrs. C. R. Simpson of Clinton, Iowa, are left to mourn his death.
He leaves two brothers, Rudolph of Fresno, Calif. And Carl of Portland, Ore.; also four sisters: Dora, Mrs. Henry Gustafson of Blanchard, Idaho; Mrs. Mary Hardison of Bellingham, Wash.; Eda, Mrs. Clare Hunt of Minneapolis; and Alma, Mrs. Will Hannah of Neillsville.
The funeral was held at the home Sunday afternoon, Rev. G. W. Longenecker officiating. The pallbearers were his associates in the postal service, the other rural carriers. There were many wonderfully beautiful flowers sent or brought in by relatives and friends, among the most beautiful being those by the local rural carriers and the post office employees, and also those by the County Association.
The funeral was attended by the Spanish War Veterans, the members of the Rural Letter Carriers Association from all over the county, and the Modern Woodmen, who took part in the funeral ceremonies. A firing squad from the Service Company did military honors at the grave.
The following from a distance attended the funeral; Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Simpson, Clinton, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Clara Hunt, Minneapolis; Mr. and Mrs. Myron Hill and little daughter of Chippewa Falls; and the following mail carriers: George Barker and wife, Abbotsford; Grant Herrick and wife, Curtiss; Fred Schmidt and wife, Thorp; Louie Paperniak and wife, Thorp; Herbert McNaul, Chili; Wm. Hein, Humbird; Percy Free, Withee; Elmer Johnson, Irvin Fischer and Frank Drake, all of Greenwood; Al Mabie and wife, Granton; Fred Church, Loyal; Harold Turner, President of the State Association and his wife of Black River Falls.
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