Obit: Walk, John Ludwig (1879 - 1952)
Contact:  Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Walk, Tragsdorf, Zillmer, Olds, Lemke, Degner, Schewe

----Sources: Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co, WI) January 21, 1952

Walk, John Ludwig (May 29, 1879 - January 18, 1952)

Retired Mail Carrier Dies in Neillsville

Funeral services for John (Hans) Ludwig Walk, age 72, who died at his home Friday morning, January 18, 1952, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Georgas Funeral Home, and at 2 p.m. in St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. The Rev. Alfred Schewe will officiate and burial will be made in the Neillsville City Cemetery.

Mr. Walk, a retired rural mail carrier, was born May 29, 1879, in Jefferson. He came to Clark County with his parents at the age of 9. They located on a farm 3 miles southeast of the city and he received his education in the Neillsville schools.

As a young man, he was employed in Chili at the Albert Degner store and also at the Walk Bros. Store in Neillsville, Wis. He became a rural mail carrier and traveled the same route for 30 years, retiring from active duty in 1935. Mr. Walk was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Rural Letter Carriers Association, and the National Retired Letter Carriers Association.

His marriage to the former Emma Tragsdorf took place February 16, 1905, in Neillsville, Wis. She died August 27, 1947.

He is survived by two sons, Harold, Milwaukee; and Oscar, Neillsville; three daughters, Mr. Alfred (Marie) Zillmer, Greenwood; Mrs. Durward (Gertrude) Olds, Lexington, KY and Mrs. William (Leona) Lemke, Wausau; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Preceding him in death were three brothers and five sisters.

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----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, WI) January 31, 1952


Funeral services for John H Walk, age 72, were held at the Georgas Funeral Home on Tuesday at 1:30 and from St. John’s Lutheran Church at 2 o’clock with the Rev. Alfred Schewe officiating. Interment was made in the Neillsville City Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Henry Bartell, Otto Wetzel, Edward Kutchera, Alois Tichy, Arthur Haugen and Claude Westphal. Frank Viergutz and Albert Degner were the honorary pallbearers. Wilfred Galstad sang two selections accompanied by Victor Lehman at the organ. Jean Liskow, Shirley Marg, Janice Frantz and Deloris Marg took charge of the floral offerings.

Persons from out of town attending the services included Mr. and Mr. Alfred Zillmer and family of Greenwood, Mr. and Mrs. William Lemke of Wausau, Dr. and Mrs. Durward Olds, Beverly and Joan, of Lexington, KY, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hemp, Wisconsin Rapids, Harold Walk and Mrs. Molly Krause of Milwaukee.



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