Obit: Diercks, Edward Henning (1866 - 1932)

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Surnames: Diercks, Folkman, Haack, Vandeberg, Motzkus, Gloff, Gerhard, Winkleman, Schaele, Zickert, Kester, Zarling

----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 14 Jan. 1932

Diercks, Edward Henning (18 April 1866 - 1 Jan. 1932)

Edward Henning Diercks, a well known farmer in the town of York, died at his home Jan. 1 after an illness of several months. Mr. Diercks was born in Fond du Lac April 18, 1866 and settled in Clark county in 1904. During his early life he lived in a number of middle western states, obtaining more of his education in Iowa. Later he was employed as a woodworker in a factory at Oshkosh, Wis., and was married in that city July 15, 1893 to Miss Rosaline Folkman, who with their three sons, William, town of York, Arthur at home and Carl of Westmont, Ill., survive. Three daughters, Mrs. Ferdinad Haack, Mrs. Lawrence Vandeberg and Lena, a child of three, all preceded the father in death.

Mr. Diercks was a kind and devoted father and enjoyed the companionship of his family above all else, yet ever willing to lend a hand to a neighbor or friend who needed help. He was a conscientious, hard worker and a man of his word, in all business dealings.

Mr. Diercks was a member of the Lutheran Church at Christie from which the funeral services were held Jan. 4, at 2:30 p.m., Rev. Walter Motzkus conducting the rites. A brief service was held at home at noon.

The pallbearers were Emil Gloff, Herman Gloff, William Gerhardt, Emil Winkelman, Rudolph Schaele and Frank Zickert, Sr.

Those from out of the city who came to attend the funeral were his sister, Mrs. William Kester and family of Illinois and Henry and Peter Folkman and John Zarling of Horicon, Wis.



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