Obit: Luck, August Earl Carl (1859 - 1941)
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Surnames: Luck, Timm, Wedekind, Hake, Daebel, Baumann, Jaster

----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thurs., 12 June 1941

Luck, August Earl Carl (20 July 1859 - 7 June 1941)

August Earl Carl Luck passed away at his home in this city at 11:30 p.m. Saturday, June 7, after an illness of several years duration, at the age of 81 years, 10 months and 17 days.

Mr. Luck was born in Germany July 20, 1859, growing to manhood in his native country. He came to America with his parents in 1882 when he was 23 years of age, settling at Waukesha, Wis. Three years later, June 18, 1885, he was united in marriage to Miss Augusta Timm, also of Waukesha. The young couple resided there for three years where the husband was employed as a common laborer. In the spring of 1888, the family came to Clark County, purchasing a farm in the town of Levis.

Three children were born to this union, a son, and two daughters, all of whom survive to comfort the aged mother.

In the fall of 1919, Mr. and Mrs. Luck retired from farm work coming to Neillsville at that time to make their home. They share lifeís journey together for 55 years, six months and nine days.

Beside the wife and children, Frank of York; Ida, Mrs. Richard Wedekind, Grant; and Mrs. Warren Hake, Grant; the departed is survived by a brother, Charles Luck, Pine Valley; a sister, Mrs. C. Daebel, Madison, 10 grandchildren, and a great grandchild.

Funeral services were held from the residence and from St. Johnís Lutheran Church Tuesday afternoon, Rev. William A. Baumann officiating, with interment taking place in the Neillsville Cemetery. Mrs. Baumann and Mrs. A. W. Jaster sang a duet, "Las Mich Gehen."

 

 


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