Obit: Huntoon, Ida (1873 - 1930)
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----Sources: WEEKLY CLARION (Dorchester, Clark Co., WI) 07/04/1930

Huntoon, Ida (1 NOV 1873 - 29 JUN 1930)

Mrs. Ida Huntoon died at Chicago Sunday morning, June 29, 1930, of pernicious anemia, and the remains were brought here (Dorchester, Clark Co., Wis.) and the funeral held from St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Tuesday afternoon and burial took place in the cemetery south of town (Memorial South), Rev. Brandt officiating, and Henry Scheelk, Jr., Martin Scheelk, Wm. Haas, Otto Busse, Ray Gralow and Melvin Dake acted as pallbearers. Grace Huntoon, Joan and Joyce Wicker, Leota Brandt and Irene Kramer acted as flower girls.

Ida Scheelk was born at Peshtigo Nov. 1st, 1873 and was 56 years, 7 months and 27 days at time of death. In 1891 she was united in marriage to Samuel Huntoon of Schofield, five children were born to them, 2 dying in infancy and 3 surviving, the mother, 2 sons, Arthur Huntoon of Loretta, and Benson Huntoon of Bushnell, Ill., and one daughter, Mrs. Ellen Wildberger of Chicago.

Mrs. Huntoon spent most of her days in Wisconsin till 1922 when she went to Chicago to be with her daughter and family. She was an optimist and to that she attributed keeping up in spite of poor health; optimism and a sturdy spirit that never gave in, made her a person well worth knowing and after talking with her you felt keyed up to face life bravely, too.

Besides her children and grandchildren, she leaves to mourn her aged mother, Mrs. Scheelk, and sister, Mrs. Jno. Habeck of this village., one other sister, Mrs. F.H. Marheine of Tripoli, and one brother, Henry Scheelk of Fenwood.

Those relatives from away who were here for the funeral sere Mr. and Mrs. Walter Petri, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Radtke and son, Ray, Mrs. Gralow, daughter and child, the two O’Neill daughters, all of Wausau; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Scheelk, daughters, Olga and Leona, and sons, Marion and Henry Jr., of Fenwood; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Huntoon, daughters Grace and Georgia, and son Wayne, of Loretta, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. F. Strutz and Myrtle of Marinette; and the friends were Mr. and Mrs. D.E. Wicker and daughters, Joan and Joyce, and Mrs. Fahrenbach of Medford; Mrs. G. Sutherland, Mrs. A. Sutherland, and Mr. and Mrs. Lorey of Tomahawk; and Mrs. W.M. Kuehl of Marshfield.

The Clarion joins with a host of friends in offering sincerest sympathy to the bereaved in their sorrow.



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