Obit: Sullivan Jerry (1854 - 1923)

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----Source: DORCHESTER/ABBOTSFORD CLARION (Abbotsford, Clark Co., WI) 11/09/1923

Sullivan Jerry (10 APR 1854 - 5 NOV 1923)

Jerry Sullivan died at the hospital at Duluth, Minn., Monday night, at 11:10 of cancer of the gullet and was brought to Dorchester, Clark County Thursday morning and laid to rest beside his wife who died nearly eight years ago. The last rites were held at St. Louis Catholic Church, Rev. Father Pitzenberger officiating, John Marette, Joe Kronschnabl, Frank Diesing, Frank Hiebsch, Joe Bauernfiend and Vincent Wuest acting as pallbearers.

Jeremiah Louis Sullivan was born in Buffalo, N.Y., Apr. 10, 1854 and was 69 years, 6 months and 25 days at the time of death.

On July 4, 1883, he was married to Theresa McMahon at Greenwood, Clark County, who with their sons have preceded him in death.

Eight daughters are left to mourn, Mayme, Nora, Ollie, in Los Angeles, Grace of Chicago, and four who were here, Evelyn, Irene, Bernice and Joyce.

Mr. Sullivan has been residing at Abbotsford ever since he left Dorchester and about three months ago he began to fail in health, but Jerry wasn't the kind to give up so he went on with his usual sunny smile until Evelyn became aware of his condition and came and took him home with her but doctors gave them scant hope so about three weeks ago they came back to Abbotsford and settled up things, selling his property and doing all the necessary business. They returned to Proctor and he was soon too ill to be around and a week or so ago his throat closed so no food or liquid could pass through and so on Saturday they put a tube into the stomach for feeding purposes, but in his weakened condition it was of no avail as he passed away Monday night.

There is no use for us to try to tell you of Jerry for nearly everyone in Dorchester and Abbotsford knew Jerry and will miss his jolly Irish wit and his smiling salutations.

Dorchester and Abbotsford friends all join in offering the hand of fellowship to the bereaved ones.

Those from out of town who attended the funeral were his four daughters, Mrs. John Kluetsch and husband and little daughter, Madeline of Proctor, Minn., and Irene Sullivan of Chicago, Bernice Sullivan of Grand Forks, N.D., and Joyce Sullivan who makes her home with Evelyn and is attending Normal at Duluth, a niece, Mrs. Ruby Vronch of Ironwood, Mich., and his only brother, Dr. Sullivan of Wausau, and the Doctor's son-in-law, Wm. Vorn of Schofield.



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