Obit: Wilson, Warren W. (1892 - 1957)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Wilson, Brown, Bradesen, Overley, Nymann, Campbell, Boon

----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, WI) August 8, 1957

Wilson, Warren W. (May 14, 1892-July 30, 1957)

Warren W Wilson, age 65, former Neillsville resident, died July 30, 1957, at the home of his twin brother, Wilbur Wilson, in Marshfield. Death was attributed to a heart ailment.

Warren Willard Wilson, son of the late Rueben and Estelle (Brown) Wilson, was born May 14, 1892. He received his education at the Reed School on Pleasant Ridge.

His parents died when he was young, and the children made their home with the Sereno Wren family in the Town of Grant. In 1914 he and his twin brother went to Havre, Mt, where he worked on the railroad until July 30, 1917, when he came back to Neillsville and entered the army. He served as a private in Co. A, 128th Infantry and served overseas. He received his discharge at Camp Grant, IL, on May 19, 1919.

In 1922 he returned to Clark County and with his twin brother, bought a farm in the Town of York. In 1924 he went to live with his brother, George, in Detroit, MI. While there he followed the construction trade. In the fall of 1927, he returned again to Neillsville for a short time prior to spending a year at Spokane, WA. In 1929 he returned to Detroit and came back to his farm in 1932.

Following the sale of the farm in 1939 the two brothers moved to Detroit where they went in partnership with their brother, George, in a grocery store. In 1945 they moved onto a farm near Chili, and in 1947 moved to Marshfield, where they had since resided. He never married.

Surviving Warren are his brothers and sisters: Bell (C.W.) Bradesen, Spokane, WA, his twin brother, Wilbur of Marshfield, Mabel Overley, Bremerton, WA, Mary (Emil) Nymann, Minneapolis, Helen (Ernest) Campbell of Neillsville, and George Wilson of Christie.

Funeral services, with Military rites, were conducted Friday afternoon from the Bergemann Funeral Home. The Rev. Albert Guthmiller, pastor of the Evangelical and Reformed Church, officiated. Miss Sarah Albrect, was the vocalist accompanied by Susan Wall at the piano. Burial was made in the Neillsville City Cemetery.

The American Legion and VFW conducted military graveside rites, with Joe Cardarelle in charge. The color guard consisted of Harold Pischer and Phillip Schultz; color bearers, Joe Hartung, Charles Poole, James Hauge and Thomas Flynn; firing squad, Ernest Karnitz and Leon Stanley; and bugler, Jack Stucki.

Pallbearers were Joe Cardarelle, Arthur Haugen, Ernest Knoble, E. H. Snyder, Ernest Vine and Robert Wagner.

People from out-of-town attending were; Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Wilson and Lois Wilson, Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Mulholland, Detroit, MI; Mrs. Robert Anderegg, Milwaukee; Mrs. Ethel Boon, Clayton Boon, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Boon, Greenwood; Mrs. Everett Gehrt, Loyal; Al Hunter, Ernest Knoble and Douglas O’Donnell, Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Ray Mortimer, and Ernest Vine, Granton; and Mrs. Sam Rush, Merrillan.



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