Obit: Greeler, Charles F. (1875 - 1957)
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Surnames: GREELER SCHEWE SCHWANTES WINKELMAN HUNDT GAULT

----Sources: Marshfield News Hearld, (Marshfield, Wood Co. Wis.) 12/30/1957

Greeler, Charles F. (20 Apr. 1875 - 28 Dec. 1957)

Neillsville - The Rev. Alfred Schewe, pastor, will conduct funeral services at 2 p.m. Tuesday Dec. 31 in St. John’s Lutheran Church for Charles F. Greeler, 82, who died Saturday morning at his home on route 1, Neillsville, Wis. Burial will take place in the Neillsville cemetery. The body is reposing at the Georgas Funeral Home.

Charles F. Greeler was born on April 20, 1875, in Dodge county, where he received his education. As a young man he was employed in Harvard, Ill., on the railroad. At the age of 19 he came to Clark county and worked in the woods in the winter time and on the Edwald Gault Sr. farm in the summer.

In 1903 he purchased the farm which was his home for the next 56 years. He was active in the Farmers Union, secretary of a cheese factory in the town of York and served on the Happy Hollow School board for over 30 years. He also was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church for 50 years and of its men’s club.

On Oct. 4, 1904, he was married at Spencer to Minnie Schwantes, who survives him.

Other survivors are one son, Erwin Greeler, on the home farm; one sister, Mrs. Emil (Amelia) Winkelman, route 1, Neillsville; 2 half-brothers, William Greeler and Edward Greeler, Neosho, and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Frank, and one half-sister, Mrs. Rudolph (Ida) Hundt.

 

 


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