Obit: Hein, Anton "Tony" F. (1870 - 1932)

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Surnames: Hein, Stafford, Godfrey, Campbell, Weber, Cox, Mitchell

----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 23 June 1932

Hein, Tony (27 July 1870 - 18 June 1932)

Word came to friends here Sunday that Tony Hein a resident of Neillsville in his younger days, had died at Minneapolis. The body will arrive here Wednesday night and lie in state at the Schiller Funeral Home until Thursday morning at 9:00 a.m. when services will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 30 June 1932

Anton F. Hein, well known here in early life as Tony Hein, died at his home in Grand Rapids, Minn., Sunday, June 18. He was found dead in bed, having died gently in the night. He was alone at the time, his wife being in the hospital at Rochester, where she had undergone an operation.

Deceased was born at Wrightstown, Brown County, Wis., July 27, 1870. In 1884 he came with the family to Greenwood and the next year they moved to Neillsville, where the father John Hein, Sr., engaged in the stave and heading business in this city and at Heintown in the town of York. Tony kept books for the firm of Hein and Beaulieu and Hein and Meyer under which names the business was carried on for some time.

In 1890 he was married to Miss Maude Stafford. They continued to live here until 1897 when they moved to what is now Rusk County and established a stave and heading business and founded the village of Tony which was named after him. His wife died there in 1900 leaving two children, Joseph, now deceased, and Helene. In 1906 he married Therese Godfrey, of Hibbing, Minn., who survives him.

In 1917 he moved to Grand Rapids, Minn., which was his home until he died.

Mr. Hein was a man of keen business ability, alert to help the community in which he lived; upright and straight forward in all hid dealings and a good friend to all about him.

He leaves his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Lyman Campbell of Stanford, Conn.; three brothers, Frank of Ladysmith, Wis.; John of Chicago; Peter of Tony, Wis.; and two sisters, Frances of Tony and Clara who is in Florida and could not attend the funeral. His wife also could not be present as she is still in the hospital.

Funeral services were held Thursday morning at St. Mary’s Catholic church, Neillsville, burial taking place in the family lot in St. Mary’s cemetery. Those from way who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. John Hein, Chicago; Mr. and Rms. Frank Hein, Ladysmith; Miss Frances Hein, Peter Hein and Leonard Hein of Tony; Paul Hein of Chicago; Nick J. Hein of Grand Rapids, Minn., Mrs. J. J. Cox and Mrs. Richard Mitchell of Minneapolis and Fred Underwood of Farmington, Minn.

Rev. P. Weber officiated at the funeral.



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