Obit: Geisler, 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.


Obit: Geisler, William F. #2 (1883 - 1939)


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----Source: Greenwood Gleaner 2/9/1939


Wm. F. Geisler
, son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Geisler was born in the Town of Warner, Clark County, Feb. 24, 1883 and grew to manhood in Braun Settlement and also received his education here. He learned the buttermaker trade and after his marriage to Miss Ethel Howard of Granton on Oct. 2, 1907, he operated a factory for many years until he purchased the home place from his father. He engaged in farming for several years until poor health forced him to retire.

He passed away at Humbird Jan. 26, 1939 and funeral services were conducted at the Schiller Funeral Home at Neillsville on Sunday, Jan. 19, 1939, Rev. E. P. Stone, pastor of the Methodist Church officiating. The body was laid to rest in the Neillsville Cemetery.

Mr. Geisler is survived by his wife, two daughters, Ione and Ilene of Chicago, one granddaughter, his mother, Mrs. Otto Geisler and two brothers, Adolph and Edward of the Town of Warner. One son, Cleo passed away in 1929 and his father also preceded him in death.

The pallbearers were Edward Braun, Wm. Alperstett, Wm. Schlinsog, Herman Damerow, Gastav Horn and Jake Speich.

Those from away who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Howard, Mr. and Mrs. Vern Howard, Mr. and Mrs. Alva Howard, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Howard, all of Granton Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Horn, Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Braun, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Braun,, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Horn, Mrs. Ida Horn, Harold Horn, Genry Horn, Mr. and Mrs. Jake Speich, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Damerow, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Alperstett, Melvin Alperstett, Ervin Bodel, Mr. and Mrs. John Seibold, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Schlinsog, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Franz, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Sturtz, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Lee, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Horn, Andrew Seibold, Ernest Kriessig, Ferndinand Franz, Gustave Horn.




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