Obit: Powell, W. P. (1876 - 1948)

Contact:  Janet Rogalski


----Source: Stark Family Album

Powell, W. P. (1876 - 1948)

This afternoon at two o'clock final rites were conducted from the Congregational Church, Owen, Clark County, Wis., for the Rev. W. P. Powell. Rev. Powell, aged 72 years, was a former pastor at the Owen Congregational Church, having faithful served its congregation for more than 12 years. During that period of time he was instrumental in the growth of the parish and won the admiration of the community. He was the fortunate possessor of a pleasing and understanding personality and always enjoyed his walks up town daily and gab-fest as to the present or past day baseball results.

The Rev. Myron Glick, present pastor of the Owen Congregational Church, and Rev. Wicks of Eau Claire, State Congregational Field Superintendent, officiated at the final rites. Interment was made in the Riverside Cemetery.

Rev. Powell began his charge in Owen in 1925 and served until 1936, when he answered a similar charge in 1936 at Phelps, Wis. Three years ago he retired from the ministry because of failing health and finally succumbed to a lingering illness at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ed. N. Hoeper at Chicago, Ill.

Surviving him are his wife; and two children, Mrs. Ed N. Hoeper, Chicago, Ill., and Aubrey Powell, Phelps, Wis., and one grandchild.

Pallbearers at the services today were: Manfred Dietrich, Axel Lindgren, Orville Thorson, Edgar Alberts, Neal Green and Kenneth Bobbs.



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