Obit: Wilson, Wilbur (1892 - 1959)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Wilson, Brown, Wren, Hall, Mulholland, Bradesen, Overley, Nymann, Anderegg, Kaudy

----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, WI) May 28 & June 4, 1959 combined

Wilson, Wilbur (May 14, 1892-May 25, 1959)

Wilbur Wilson age 67, of 103 Palmetto St. Marshfield, and former resident of Grant, York and Chili, died suddenly Monday morning May 25, 1959, in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield.

Wilbur, son of the late Reuben and Estelle (Brown) Wilson, was born May 14, 1892, in Clark County. When he was a small boy his parents died and he and his twin brother made their home with the late Sereno Wren. He received his education in the Reed School, Town of Grant. In 1914 he and his twin brother went to Havre, MT, where they worked on the railroad.

He entered the army in Neillsville and served as a corporal in Co. "A" of the 338th Infantry overseas in WWI. He was wounded in action in France. On April 11, 1919 he received his discharge at Camp Custer, Michigan.

On May 10, 1920, he was married to Olive Hall in Neillsville, Wis. The moved to Havre, Mt and in 1922 returned to Clark County and farmed in the Town of York until 1928. They lived for a year in Spokane, WA, before moving to Detroit, MI, living there for three years, when they returned to their farm in York. In 1939, he went into partnership with his brothers in the grocery business in Detroit and in 1942 he started working for the Ford Motor Company. In 1945 they returned to Wisconsin settling in Chili, and have resided in Marshfield since 1949.

He was a former member of the York Center Methodist Church and also was a member of the VFW.

Surviving him is his wife; a daughter, Marie (Gordon) Mulholland, Detroit, MI; a son, Louis Wilson of Marshfield; three grandchildren; a brother George of Christie; four sisters, Bell (C.W.) Bradesen, of Spokane, WA, Mabel Overley of Bremerton, WA, Mary (Emil) Nymann, of Hibbing, MN and Helen (Ernest) Campbell of Neillsville, Wis.

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon, May 28, from the Bergeman Funeral Home in Neillsville, Wis. The Rev. Robert L Jacobs, pastor of the Marshfield Methodist Church, officiated, with burial in the Neillsville City Cemetery, with Military graveside rites.

Two hymns, "No Night There" and "Beautiful Garden of Prayer" were sung by Wilfred B. Galstad, accompanied by Mrs. Jess W Scott.

Color guard consisted of Harold Pischer and Clarence Haigh; firing squad, Leon Stanley, Herman Tesmer and Ernest Ott; color bearers, Charles Poole, Joe Hartung, Eugene Franceskin and Phillip Schultz. Jack Stucki was the bugler and service officer was P.C. Ludovic.

Pallbearers were Arthur Haugen, A.A. Hunter, Ernest Knoble, E. H. Snyder, Ernest Vine and Robert Wagner.

People from out-of-town here for the services were: Mrs. Wilbur Wilson and Louis Wilson, Marshfield; Mr. and Mr. Gordon Mulholland, Miss Clarice Mulholland and John Mitchell, Detroit, MI; Mrs. Robert Anderegg, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Everett Gehrt, Loyal; Monroe and Riley Wilson, Rice Lake; Mrs. Freeman Fox, Lawrence and Charley Fox, Elgin, IL; Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Kaudy, Greenwood; Mrs. Ethel Hall, Mrs. Grace Manel, Len Bliven, A.A. Hunter, Ernest Knoble, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Korth, all of Marshfield; Clayton Wright, Colby; Mrs. Lena Cole, Granton; Mr. and Mrs. William Schultz, Spencer; Clarence Haigh and Eugene Franceskin, Greenwood and Ernest Vine, Granton.



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