Obit: Nenahlo, Clarence Wenzel
(1908 - 1941)
Contact: Crystal Wendt
Surnames: Nenahlo, Poziombka, Waterhouse, Hoesly, Imig, Spangler, Biegler, Radey, Kabot, Kubale, Ditmer, Schmidt, Hauser
----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thurs., 4 Sept. 1941
Nenahlo, Clarence Wenzel (5 Oct. 1908 - 29 Aug. 1941)
Clarence Wenzel Nenahlo, 32, passed away at 6 o’clock Friday evening, August 29, at the home of his parents in the town of York. He was the second son of Charles J., Sr., and Carrie Nenahlo, and was born in Reeseville, Wisconsin, October 5, 1908.
While he was still very young his parents moved to Lena, and there he attended the public school. Later the family moved to De Pere, then Kewaunee, and finally to Clark County, which has been their home for the past 17 years. The Nenahlo family lived for about 10 years on what is known locally as the Gus Hoesly farm, now owned by the Imig brothers. Seven years ago they moved to the Spangler farm in York, and this has since been their home. It is here that the young man passed away.
Thirteen years ago he started a milk route, and this, with the farming at which he and his father worked together, has been his occupation ever since. A strong and healthy young man, he became ill in June of this year, and on June 23 he was operated upon for tumors. He seemed to be improving in health after that, but again he became so ill that he was taken to the Madison hospital for treatment. However, the ravages of the disease had begun to take heavy toll of his strength, and his ultimate recovery became very doubtful. Sometimes he was able to be up, but the paroxysms of pain became more frequent until he was never free from them, and death came as a blessed release from his suffering. Cause of his death was cancer of the kidney and tumors on the liver. He had every kindness and attention the family, assisted by Alex Poziombka and Miss Hazel Waterhouse, could give him.
Hobbies of his were hunting, fishing and roller skating, and at the latter he was a near-professional and had won several awards for his performances on the rink.
Fun loving and jolly, he was a favorite with everyone, and he was very popular with his milk patrons.
A life-long Catholic, he was a member of the St. Mary’s Church, and of the Holy Name Society. This society held rosary services at the Nenahlo home Sunday evening.
Surviving him, besides his parents are: Sister Carolla of Manitowoc; Sister Mary Caroline, who teaches in Plymouth; Cecelia, at home, a teacher in the Willard school; his brother, Charles J. Jr., of Kewaunee, a little nephew, John, and niece, Marie, the children of his brother. Another sister, Sister Wenzeline, passed away in 1930.
Services were held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Neillsville, Wis. The requiem high mass was sung by the Rev. J. A. Biegler, assisted by the Rev. Ed Radey of Manitowoc. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Those from out of town who attended the funeral were: The Rev. Ed Radey, sister Carolla, and Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Denor, all of Manitowoc; Mr. and Mrs. John Radey and Joe, of Cato; Mrs. Frank Kabot, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kubale and son, Earl, and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kubale, all of Reedsville; Mr. and Mrs. Anton Nenahlo of St. Nazians; Joe Nenahlo and Anton Nenahlo, Sr., of Brillion, and Mr. and Mrs. John Ditmer, Mrs. William Novak and son, Stewart, and daughter, Patricia, and Charles J. Nenahlo, Jr., and daughter, Marie, all of Kewaunee.
Pallbearers were: Henry and Joseph Schmidt, Alex and Louis Poziombka, Elmer Hoesly and Henry Hauser.
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