Obit: Steiger, William (1888 - 1963)

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----Source: MARSHFIELD NEWS HERALD (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) 03/20/1963, P. 2

Steiger, William (8 AUG 1888 - 19 MAR 1963)

Greenwood, Clark County, Wis. - William C. Steiger, 74, Greenwood, died unexpectedly at 8:50 a.m. Tuesday enroute to a hospital in Rochester, Minn. Death was due to a heart ailment.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Immanuel United Church of Christ with the Rev. Orval Egbert officiating. Burial will be made in the church cemetery.

Friends may call at the Hill Funeral Home from Thursday morning until 11 a.m. Friday, then at the church.

Mr. Steiger was born Aug. 8, 1888, in Washington, Kan., and moved to La Crosse with his parents at an early age. When he was eight years old, he came to Greenwood. He was married here on May 14, 1914 to Alma Humke. Steiger was a cheesemaker until his retirement in 1954, at which time the Steigers moved to Greenwood and purchased the Pure Oil Company.

He was a member of the Immanuel United Church of Christ, was a director in the Farmers and Merchants Bank and was secretary of the Warner Mutual Insurance Co. Steiger was affiliated with the Masonic Lodge and the 32nd Degree Masons. Her served on the Greenwood School Board for a number of years.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Dr. Elmer Steiger, Canoga, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Ary (Elsie) Arneson, Spring Valley; six grandchildren.

Two brothers, Edwin and John Steiger, preceded him in death.



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