Obit: Woker, L. (1861 - 1916)

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----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 01/04/1917

Woker, L. (12 APR 1861 - 29 DEC 1916)

L. Woker, for a number of years a sturdy farmer in the town of Reseberg, Clark County, Wis., died at Freeport, Ill., on Friday, Dec. 29, 1916, of cancer. Mr. Woker had been in poor health for several months and about four weeks ago went to Rockford, where he entered a hospital and we understand an operation was attempted, but his condition was such that the recourse had to be abandoned for the sake of prolonging life. He leaves a wife and three sons. When or where the funeral took place we have not learned.

(Follow on in 1/11/1916 Thorp Courier)

Lewis C. Woker, son of Charles and Henrietta Woker, was born in that part of Loran Township, now known as Jefferson Township, Stephenson Co., Ill., April 12, 1861, and died in Pearl City, Ill., Dec. 29, 1916, aged 55 years, 8 months and 17 days.

He spent his early years in the neighborhood of his home. In the late nineties he went to Nebraska, where he spent several years on a pre emption? Near Sidney.

On Feb. 28, 1900 he married Miss Ida Bussman of Pearl City and lived for four years south of that village. Later he bought a farm near Thorp, Clark County, Wis., where he has lived the past thirteen years. For several years he was in failing health, which culminated in the illness which brought his death. In the latter part of November, his brother, Dr. J. C. Woker of Pearl City, went to Wisconsin and brought him to Freeport, where all that medical skill could do was done for him; but it was found that he was suffering with an incurable disease. One week ago last Sunday he was taken to Pearl City, where he was tenderly cared for by his wife and his relatives until death came last Friday night.

There remains to mourn his departure his widow and three sons, Warren, Lester and Norman; four brothers, Charles of Belvidere, Neb., Dr. John C., Henry and Wallie of Pearl City; three sisters, Henrietta Finkinbinder of Kent, Ill, Mary Flickinger of Loran, and Anna Wagner of Ridott. A brother, William, of Champion, Neb., and Mrs. Mathilda Ditzler of Freeport, preceded him to the other world.

The funeral service was held in the Pearl City Methodist Church on Monday afternoon, Jan. 1, 1917. Rev. L. G. Guaderman of the Lutheran Church conducted the serve and preached the sermon, assisted by Rev. W. H. Tuttle of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Interment was in the German Methodist Cemetery near Pearl City. (Freeport Journal-Standard)



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