Obit: Dangers, Walter George (1883 - 1941)
Contact:  Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Dangers, Frankenburg, Kokenson, Brameld, Smith, Eppling, Churchill, Turner, Longenecker, Scholl, Beckman, Reinhard, Forman, Yankee, Cummings, Evans, Bradford, Hemp, Warlum, Nehs, Bartell, Stelloh, Korman, Kurth

----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thurs., 23 Jan. 1941

Dangers, Walter George (21 Jan. 1883 - 17 Jan. 1941)

Walter George Dangers passed away at 5 a.m. January 17, at the Neillsville Hospital where he was taken on the previous day, having suffered a stroke of paralysis on Sunday, January 12, at his home in this city.

Mr. Dangers was born to Bernard and Helen (Von Frankenburg) Dangers at Adell, Wis., January 21, 1883, the parents moving to Neillsville when he was but a few months old. He grew to manhood here, attending the Neillsville Schools. Later he enrolled at Northwest College at Watertown where he was graduated from the business course. For a time he worked for Marshall-Fields, Chicago, also working as a traveling salesman for a manufacturing concern in St. Pau. In about 1915 he returned to Neillsville to take over the management of the Dangers Grocery and Dry Goods business, which was housed in two large buildings at the corner of Hewett and Seventh Streets. The buildings, with stock and equipment, were destroyed by fire June 6, 1933.

Mr. Dangers was married to Miss Alma Hokenson of this city August 21, 1933, at Bloomington, Ill., at that time as assistant in the dry goods department of his store.

The departed was a great lover of the out-of-doors, hunting and trap-shooting being among his favorite sports. He was a member of the National Amateur Trap-shooting associations. His calm, even disposition and keen wit were outstanding; he found great pleasure in humor. One rarely spoke to Mr. Dangers without a response displaying this natural trait.

He is survived by his wife, a brother, Fred, Neillsville; and three sisters, Minnie, Mrs. T. E. Brameld, Milwaukee; Elsa, Mrs. S. M. B. Smith, Hollywood, Calif.; and Clara, Mrs. Fred J. Eppling, Seattle, Wash., two sisters, Lillian, Mrs. B. P. Churchill and Louise, Mrs. Ray Turner, having preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held at the Schiller Funeral Home Monday at two p.m. Rev. G. W. Longenecker officiating. Burial was made in the Neillsville Cemetery.

Out-of-town relatives and friends in attendance at the rites were: Mrs. A. O. School, Kansas City, Mo., who arrived here several weeks ago to attend the funeral of her father, John Hokenson; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Beckman and children, Antigo; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hokenson and Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Reinhard and daughter, Green Bay; Mrs. T. E. Brameld, Milwaukee, Dr. S. M. B. Smith, Wausau.

The pallbearers were Wheeler Forman, Arnold Yankee, Darrel Cummings, Cleve Evans, William Bradford and William Hemp.

The surviving members of a former city council group, namely, V. W. Nehs, P. M. Warlum, H. E. Bartell and Fred Stelloh, attended the rites in a body. Three of the members included: Herman Korman, Robert Kurth and Mr. Dangers, have passed away.



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