Obit: Acker, August (1860 - 1937)

Contact: Stan

Surname: ACKER, ROEHDANZ, ROEHRDANZ, SMITH, GAYLORD, SLONIKER, WARNER, BAKER, ARBS, BEHRENS, BRAUNEIS, BRAUNOIS, ARENDS, SCHWARZ, PICKRUHN, ANDREWS, WARNER

----Source: Greenwood, Wis. Public Library Scrapbook ; Greenwood Gleaner clipping

OBITUARY OF AUGUST ACKER

August Philip Acker was born Jan. 18, 1860 at Mapleton, Waukesha County. He spent the early part of his life in Milwaukee where he worked at the carpenter trade.

On June 1, 1885 he was married to Minnie Roehdanz, who passed away May 12, 1937. In 1902 they moved on to a wild piece of land in the town of Beaver where they lived for 18 years. They came to Greenwood in 1920. He enjoyed outdoor life and spent a lot of time hunting and fishing. He was City Assessor for five years which office he held at the time of his death. He passed away at the home of his son, Ed at Owen on August 26, 1937 at 7:00 a.m. He had been visiting there since the first of the week. He is survived by one daughter, Gertrude, Mrs. Mark Smith and five sons, Walter and Robert of the Twon of Beaver; Paul of the Town of Warner; Ed of Owen and Kurt of Eau Claire and 11 grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at his home Saturday afternoon at 2:00 and he was laid to rest in Greenwood Cemetery, Rev. C.R. Gaylord officiated. The Active pallbearers were, Earl Sloniker, Don Warner, Ed Baker, Louis Arbs, Fred Behrens and Jos. Brauneis (Braunois), Jr. Honorary pallbearers were John Arends, Charles Pickruhn and Herbert Schwarze. Those in charge of flowers were, Mrs. J.S. Andrews, Mrs. Earl Sloniker, Mrs. Don Warner and Mrs. Louis Arbs.

 

 


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