Obit: Stabnow, Carl Fred (1896 - 1963)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Stabnow, Kleinschmidt, Syth, Adams, Zichert, Boon

----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, WI) February 7 & 14 1963 (combined)

Stabnow, Carl Fred (25 Oct. 1896 - 31 Jan. 1963)

Carl Fred Stabnow, age 66, of Greenwood die4d January 31, 1963 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Madison, where he had been a patient since June 21.

Carl, son of William and Johannah (Kleinschmidt) Stabnow, was born October 25, 1896, in Hecia, S. D. At the age of two years he came with his parents to Greenwood, where they settled on a farm five miles northeast of the city. Several years later the family moved into the city of Greenwood, where he attended school. Later he served as a mail carrier, until he entered the service July 25, 1918 and served overseas, until his discharge July 22, 1919. After service he was employed as an electrician by the Greenwood Power Company until he was transferred to Owen by the Northern States Power Co. He returned to Greenwood three years later in October, 1927, where he had resided since. He was in the employ of the power company until he was retired because of illness in 1959.

He was married in Greenwood, July 2, 1917, to Lila Syth, who survives. He is also survived by a son, William Stabnow and a daughter, Ruby (Wilbert) Adams, both of Greenwood; four grandchildren; and two brothers, Walter Stabnow of Neillsville and Harold Stabnow of Greenwood.

Military funeral services for Carl F Stabnow, were held February 4, from the Grace Methodist Church, in Greenwood. The Rev. Gene Carlson presided. The Rev. and Mrs. Arvid Myhrwold accompanied by Mrs. Don Warner sang, "Jesus Lover of My Soul" and "A Few More Years Shall Roll". Burial was made in the Greenwood City Cemetery.

Pallbearers were all fellow Northern States employees: John Fahey and Leonard Smiley of Stanley, Perry Volk and Roy Olson of Loyal, Charles Barr and John Mattson of Neillsville, Wis.

Color guards were: Richard Larson and Val Yurkovich; the firing squad, Cecil Lombard, John D. Speich, Donald Linder, Wayne Herdrick, Frank Petkovsek and George Grabara.

The flag was presented to Mrs. Stabnow by, Kenneth Speich. Ronald Meinhardt sounded: "Taps".

People from away who attended were: Mrs. and Mrs. Walter Stabnow, Sr., Mrs. Theodore Ampe, Mrs. Franklin Zickert and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Adams of Neillsville; Herbert Koeng of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Stabnow of St. Paul, MN; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Stabnow of Tomah, Donald Stabnow of Chetek; Dale Syth, Oscar Etta and Miss Myrtle Hall of Eau Claire; Fred Dingel of Chippewa Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Syth and Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Kauffman of Loyal; Mr. and Mrs. James Syth of Jim Falls; Clayton Boon, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Boon and Mr. and Mrs. Pete Boon of Christie; and employees of the Northern States and other friends from Colby, Abbotsford, Neillsville, Loyal and the surrounding area.



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