Obit: Cardarelle, Liberato (1858 -1933)
Contact: Crystal Wendt
Surnames: Cardarelle, Duschak, Anthony, Cook, Hagie, Weber, Pflughoeft, Steimke, Stelloh, Zank, Viergutz, Christianson
----Sources: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 5 Oct. 1933
Cardarelle, Liberato (28 March 1858 - 30 Sept. 1933)
Liberato **Cardarelle for many years a resident of this locality, died suddenly of heart trouble early Saturday morning, Sept. 30. He was living at the home of his brother-in-law, Wenzel Duschak in the town of Levis for about a year past. On Friday evening he ate supper as usual, but retired early complaining that he did not feel just right. In the night he became worse, falling into unconsciousness and about 2 o’clock in the morning passed quietly away.
Mr. Cardarelle was born in Gilolona, Italy, March 28, 1858. He grew to manhood there, acquiring a good education and learning farming.
In 1879 he came to America and spent three years in construction work in Colorado and Ohio. In 1882 he located in Madison and followed the plumbing business.
There he was married to Mary Duschak, Oct. 10, 1889. They made their home in Madison until the next year when they decided to go to farming. Coming to Clark County, Mr. **Cardarelli bought unimproved land in the town of Pine Valley, west of Neillsville. By industry and good management he developed this land into a fine farm, with good buildings and well equipped with machinery and live stock.
In 1925 he decided to retire and bought a home in Neillsville. His wife’s health failing they moved back to the farm in 1929, in the hope that her health would improve, but their hopes were not realized as she passed away May 2, 1930. His home being broken up he sold the farm and went to live with his brother-in-law, Wenzel Duschak, remaining there until his death.
Mr. Cardarelle was a good citizen, a helpful neighbor, upright and honest in all his dealings and worthy of respect in every way. He took an active interest in public affairs, not only locally in town and school district, but also in state and national politics.
He is survived by nine children: John of Minneapolis; Ann, Mrs. Jack Anthony, of Madison; Joseph of Pine Valley; Zanza, Mrs. Chester Cook, Easton, Pa.; Mike, New York City; Amelia, Mrs. Ed. Hagie, of Shortville, Louie, Neillsville; Vivian, Neillsville; Tony, Alameda, Calif. He leaves also 14 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church Tuesday morning, Rev. Father Weber officiating.
The pallbearers were Fred Pflughoeft; R. Stiemke, Ed. Stelloh, Will Zank, Frank Viergutz, and John Christianson.
**This the spelling of the surname; this is the way it was in the original write up.
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