Obit: Chase, Joseph Edward (1858 - 1932)

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Surnames: Chase, Nelson, Dunbar, Kutchera, Johnson, Ruddock, Flick, Stafford, Eastman, Boutwell, White

----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 18 Aug. 1932

Chase, Joseph Edward (10 May 1858 -12 Aug. 1932)

Joseph Edward Chase was born in Seneca Township, Green Lake County, on May 10th, 1858, and died at his home in Pine Valley Township, Wisconsin on Friday, August 12th, 1932.

His early life was spent in Green Lake County where he received his education and worked on the farm.

He was first married to Alice Boutwell of Auroraville, Wisconsin, who bore him two children, Blanche, now Mrs. Harold Dunbar of Prescott, Wisconsin, and Harry of Princeton, Wisconsin, and died at Pine River, Wisconsin in the year of 1890.

On September 29, 1892, Mr. Chase was married to Dora Nelson of Pine River, Wisconsin, and to this union twelve children were born, Arthur of Oshkosh, Wisconsin; Lyman at home; Ina of Indiana, Penn.; Fanny at home; Clarence of Stillwater, Minn.; Howard of Chicago, Ill.; Muriel, Mrs. Otto Kutchera of Neillsville; Elmer of Waupun, Wis.; Roy and Joseph, who are at home; Lillan, who is taking Nurses’ Training at La Crosse, Wis.; and Leona, also at home.

After some years at Pine River, the Chase family moved to Neillsville in the year 1910, where they made their home on the farm in Pine Valley and have shared in the life of the community.

Mr. Chase was a good farmer, a good husband and father, and a good neighbor and friend, and remarkable for this kindness and charity for others.

About five years ago, he was taken sick and from that time on he has been confined to his home and unable to work, to talk, or to enjoy life. During the summer months, he has been growing weaker, and for several days before his death suffered with a cold from which he never recovered.

Quietly he slipped away to that land where there is no more suffering and no more sighing.

"So when life’s sweet journey ends, Soul and body part like friends No quarrels, no murmurs, no delay; Only a sign, and so away."

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Dora Chase, his 14 children mentioned above, six sisters: Mrs. Frank Johnson, Mrs. Louise Ruddock and Mrs. George Flick of Neillsville; Mrs. Charles Stafford, Mrs. John Eastman and Mrs. Flora Boutwell of Waupaca, Wisconsin; and 3 brothers; Frank and Homer Chase of Pine River, Wisconsin, and John Chase of Eureka, Wisconsin.

The funeral services were held at the Lowe Funeral Home, the Rev. P. B. White officiating and at the Neillsville Cemetery where the members of the Modern Woodmen of the World assisted with the Committal Service.



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