Obit: Wenzel, Emma
(1865 - 1940)
Contact: Crystal Wendt
Surnames: Wenzel, Longenecker, Dahnert, Stelloh, Wells, Stoffel, Bartlet, Deutsch, Hester, Callahan, Krause, Boehm
----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thurs., 1 Feb. 1940
Wenzel, Emma (29 March 1865 - 23 Jan. 1940)
Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Krause Wenzel were held at the Lowe Funeral Home Friday, January 26, at 2 p.m., Rev. G. W. Longenecker conducting the rites. Burial took place beside the husband in the Neillsville Cemetery.
Pallbearers were: Albert Dahnert, Fred Stelloh, Burton Wells, William Stoffel, E. C. Bartlet and Gustave Deutsch.
She passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bert Hester, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, January 23, with cerebral hemorrhage. Mrs. Hester accompanied the body to Neillsville, Wis.
Mrs. Wenzel was born at Port Washington, Wis., March 29, 1865, to Charles and Louise Krause. She was married to Anthony Wenzel at St. Paul, January 23, 1886, coming directly to Neillsville where they made their home for over fifty years. The couple celebrated their golden wedding in their home here in 1936. In September, 1937, being no longer able to live along, Mr. and Mrs. Wenzel were taken to the home of their daughter, who have them every comfort possible and the best of care during their declining years. Mr. Wenzel passed away in March 1938.
Although burdened with lameness for many years, Mrs. Wenzel lived an unusually busy life, for she was a clever hard worker and used her talents to good advantage in the work of the Reformed church and Ladies’ Aid. She was also very active socially, being a member of the one of the first social organizations in this community, the West Side Society, consisting of a group of women who resided west of the river in the township of Pine Valley.
She is survived by one daughter, (Elsie) Mrs. Bert Hester; a granddaughter, (Virginia) Mrs. Callahan, and two great-granddaughters, Charlene and Bonnie Lee Callahan, all of Sioux Falls; a brother, Alvin Krause, Two Rivers, Wis., and a sister, Mrs. Robert Boehm, Menasha.
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