Obit: Mrs. Gustav Abel (1880 - 1967)

Contact: Allan Wessel

Surnames: Abel, Geisler, Wehrman, Bushnell

----Source: Greenwood Gleaner, Greenwood, Wisconsin, 1967

Obituary of Mrs. Gustav Abel

Mrs. Abel, 77, a lifelong resident of Greenwood, passed away Thursday evening, Jan. 19, 1967, at her home here in Greenwood. She had been in ill health the pass five years.

The former Mary Lydia Wehrman, daughter of Frederick Wehrman Sr. and Mary (Wollkaupt) Wehrman, was born on the farm home in the Town of Warner on January 17, 1880. Here she grew to womanhood and received her education in the Decker school.

She was baptized and Confirmed in the West Side Immanuel Church.

On June 22, 1911 she was united in marriage with Gustav Abel in this same church, their's being the first marriage in the then new, present church structure. They mrked their 55th Anniversary this past june, 1966. To union was born 3 dauthers, Selma, Mrs. Norman Geisler, Owen; Misses Elsie and Marcella Abel, Greenwood.

The couple made their home on a farm 4 and one-half miles northwest of Greenwood it being her husband's birthplace. In 1963 they retired, and moved into Greenwood the following year.

Mrs. Abel was of a very quiet nature but a true friend to all who knew her.

Survivors are her hustand, the 3 daughters, 3 granddaughters, 1 great grandson and one son-in-law, also neices and nephews.

Her parents, 3 sisters and 2 brothers preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held at the Hill Funeral Home at 2:00 p..m., Monday, Jan. 23, 1967, Rev. Carl Booher, pastor of the Grace Methodist Church, officated. Mrs. Carl Booher was organist. Soloist Steven Booher sang, "What A Friend We Have In Jesus: and "Near To The Heart of God."

Burial was made in the Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers were Alvin Albert, Arthur Schwarze, George Humke, Hubert Kuehn, Henry Vollrath and Edgar Opdycke.

Those from away who attended were Mr. and Mrs. Norman Geisler, Owen; Mr. and Mrs. Brian Bushnell and son, Barron; Miss Evelyn Geisler, Eau Claire; Mr. and Mrs. James Hannan, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Wehrman, Mr. and Mrs. William Wehrman all of Loyal; Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Gehrt, Rib Lake; Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Wendt, Mrs. Karl Laube, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Laube and Mrs. Virgil Bublitz all of Owen.



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