Obit: Tennis, Joseph A. (1867 - 1944)
Contact:  Lani Bartelt

Surnames: Tennis, Harry, Pohl, Kanter, Will, Felt, Peeh, Sehumacher, Lange, Pahl, Lakeskv

----Sources: Marathon County Register Newspaper (Unity, Wis.) March 3,1944

Tennis, Joseph A. (Sept. 12,1867 - 1944)

Joseph A. Tennis Dies Early Saturday

Well Known Town of Unity Farmer Passes Away at Farm Home; Had Lived in That Community 40 years.

The knowledge that Joseph Tennis of the town of Unity was in a critical condition for some time was known by most of the Unity people, yet the news of his passing last Friday morning was a shock to his family and his many friends in this village, where he had resided for more than forty years. (He was) respected and held in high esteem by all the people of the community.

He was born at Grand Rapids, Mich. Sept. 12,1867 and married Miss Rose Harry, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Harry at Colby June 8,1897 and for a time they resided at Glenco, Ill., coming to the town of Unity more than 40 years ago, purchasing the farm upon which they have resided since.

Mr. Tennis also was in business in the village owning and operating the flour, feed and hay store on the west side for a time, later selling the business and returning to the farm.

Surviving are his beloved wife, four children, Melvin, who is in charge of the Unity branch of the Colby State Bank; Sylvester of town of Unity; Bernard, who lived on the home farm in the town of Unity; and Mrs. Ervin Pohl of Milwaukee; eight grandchildren, and a host of friends in this community.

The funeral services were held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church at Colby Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock.

The pallbearers were: Herbert Kunter, Antone Will, Frank Will, E. J. Felt, Joe Peeh and E. ? Schumacher. The flower attendants were his two granddaughters Joanne Tennis and Arlene Tennis.

The interment was at St. Mary’s Catholic cemetery, Rev. Fr. Lange of Colby officiating.

Those from away who were her to attend the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Pohl and family of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Leuis Harry of Marshfield; William Will and daughter; and Mrs. Fred Lakeskv of Loyal.



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