William Frederick (1883 - 1939)
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Surnames: Geisler, Howard, Muno, Alperstett, Damerow, Speich, Braun, Horn, Schlinsog, Stone
----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 2 Feb. 1939
Geisler, William Frederick (24 Feb. 1883 - 26 Jan. 1939)
William Frederick Geisler passed away at his home in Neillsville Thursday afternoon, January 26, after an illness of about eight years, the direct cause of his death being a stroke and hemorrhage. He was 55 years of age.
Mr. Geisler was born in the town of Warner, Clark County, February 24, 1883, to Mr. and Mrs. Otto Geisler and had been a resident of Clark County with the exception of about 15 years.
He was married to Miss Ethel Howard of the town of Grant who survives him, October 12, 1907. Three children were born to them; Leola, Mrs. Jay Muno, Chicago; Cleon, who passed away January 7, 1929, at the age of 17; and Eileen, Chicago. He leaves also two brothers, Ed. And Adolph of the town of Warner and one granddaughter, Patricia Muno.
He had suffered several light strokes and other complications but gradually grew weaker and before Christmas his condition became serious. On January 11th he was taken to a nursing home at Humbird where he was given medical care. He was a patient sufferer and always had hopes of getting well again. He was graduate of the Daily School of Wisconsin and for a number of years followed the profession of butter-maker, operating creameries in the town of York, Christie and other places.
In 1926 he purchased his father’s farm and continued farming until his health failed, moving to Neillsville in the fall of 1936.
Pallbearers were his old neighbors and friends of the town of Warner. They included Wm. Alperstett, Herman Damerow, Jake Speich, Edw. Braun, Gust Horn, and Wm. Schlinsog.
Funeral services were held Sunday, January 29, at the Schiller Funeral home, Rev. Edward R. Stone officiating. Interment took place in the Neillsville Cemetery.
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