Obit: Purkis, Clyde A. (1902 - 1973)

Contact: Carol (Purkis) Mitte

Surnames: Purkis, Lulloff, Godfrey, Evenson, Warner

----Sources: Family Records

Resident of Unity Dies Unity-Clyde A Purkis, of Unity, Wisconsin, died unexpectedly Wednesday morning at his home of an apparent heart attack. He was 70 years of age. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lulloff Funeral Home Colby and burial will be made in the town of Brighton cemetery in Unity. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1p.m. Friday. Mr. Purkis was born Nov. 9, 1902,in the town of Unity, and farmed in the township of Unity for many years. In 1945, he retired from farming and moved to the village of Unity, where he transported mail from the Soo Line Depot to the local post office. He also worked for Weyerhauser in Marshfield until 1965. His marriage on Dec.23,1923,at Colby, was to the former Phoebe Evenson, who survives him. Other survivors include two sons, Clyde Purkis Jr., Marshfield and Delbert Purkis Godfrey, Ill. a brother, Frank Purkis, Chicago; nine grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister. This was from the Marshfield News Herald, at the time of his death ,which was June 13th 1973.


Death Certificate:

Clyde Purkis B:11-9-1902 D:6-13-1973 son of=Edward and Laura (Gregerson) Purkis is buried at Brighton cemetery Unity Wi, along with his wife =Phoebe Jane (Evenson) Purkis B:6-10-1905 D:12-13-1983=daughter of Otto and Abi (Warner) Evenson they share a stone there with names and dates on it.


Re: Obit: Purkis, Clyde A. (1902 - 1973)

Contact: Angela Purkis
Email: Blown350s10@AOL.com28949

My father was Delbert J. Purkis, I know nothing about anyone on his side of the family but would like to. You probablly know my brother Dennis and my sister Denise. Im the baby of the family and now I have two babies and will be getting married soon. Before my dad died he had tried telling me about some of you in the pictures but there wasnt enough time, so anything at all would be helpfull as I dont even know where to begin. thankyou Angela Rene Purkis

Re: Obit: Purkis, Clyde A. (1902 - 1973)

Contact: Cindy Tighe

My maiden name is Purkis and am related to all these people. I was looking up Frank Purkis for my father and saw this notice. Carol Mitte is the daughter of Clyde Purkis, Jr., and has a lot of the family history. You can contact her at If that is not her current e-mail address, please contact me again and my father has her phone number. We could probably get the two of you in touch with each other.

Good luck, Cindy



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