Chester Willard (1919 - 1935)
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Surnames: Zickert, Keach, Leschenski, Mortimer, Dhal, Davis, Schecklman, Anderegg, Boight, Diercks, Roehl, Hubing, Zasstrow, Klipfel, Laury, Knoble, Klemer, Schlinkert
----Sources: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 27 June 1935
Zickert, Chester Willard (21 Sept. 1919 - June 1935)
Chester Willard Zickert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Reinhard Zickert, was born in the Town of York, Clark County, Wisconsin, on the 21st day of September, 1919. In early infancy he was baptized in the name of the Triune God, and then later, in 1932, instructed and confirmed in the Trinity Lutheran Church of Loyal, Wis., with the class of 21 children, of which he is the first one to pass on from the Militant Church to the Triumphant church. The deceased also had completed his common school education, and has in the past year, been employed by Marvin Johnson in the York Center Cheese Factory.
Some four years ago, he was injured, and although not thought to be serious at first, yet proved fatal. He submitted to two operations, spending 15 weeks in the hospitals and almost 3 weeks at home suffering from illness hoping that he would get well again. However, God meant it different, for on Thursday in the early house of 5:45 a.m. He relieved him of the heavy cross by quietly and peacefully calling him from this vale of tears to better world as we have all reason to believe and has now reached the yonder shore where he is safe. He attained the age of 15 years, 8 months, and 29 days. He was a lad of sunny disposition, and will be sadly missed by all who have known him.
The deceased leaves to mourn his departure, his sorrowing parents, five brothers and three sisters, namely, Martin of York; George of Corcoran, Calif.; Percy, Francis and Glenn at home; Isabelle, Mrs. Jefferson Keach, of York; Florence, of Highland Park, Illinois; and Lorraine at home. He leaves also numerous other relatives and a host of friends, who have our heart’s sympathy in their bereavement.
The funeral was held from the home and the Trinity Lutheran Church of Loyal, Rev. Leschenski officiating, Saturday afternoon, June 22.
Pallbearers were Harold Mortimer, Harold Dahl, Joe Davis, George Schecklman, Ervin Anderegg, and Harvey Voight. Flower girls were Vera, Erna and Marie Diercks, Florence Roehl, Arlene Zickert, Malinda Anderegg, Arsula and Lorraine Hubing.
Relatives from away who were here included, Mr. Leonard Zasstrow of Milwaukee; Mrs. Martin Klipfel, of South Milwaukee; Mr. Ben Zickert and son Charles and daughter Elsie of Beloit; Mr. Wm. Laury, Beloit; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Knoble of Marshfield; Florence Zickert and Eva Klemer of Highland Park, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Schlinkert of Owen; Mrs. Colby and family of Unity, and Jefferson Keach of Camp Globe; George Zickert of California was unable to be here.
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