Obit: Rahn, Ernest O. C. #2 (1877 - 1939)

Contact: Audrey Roedl


----Sources: The Loyal Tribune 31 August 1939

Rahn, Ernest O.C. (4 MAR 1877 - 15 AUG 1939)

Ernest Otto Carl Rahn, 62 years old died at St. Joseph’s Hospital on Tuesday, August 15 at 7:45 o’clock, where he had been a patient for about four and one-half weeks. He was in poor health since the latter part of June.

Mr. Rahn was born in Sheboygan, March 4, 1877. He came to Clark county about 38 years ago and engaged in farming. His marriage to Freda Miller took place at Green Grove Jan. 28, 1904. Mrs. Rahn died Aug. 18, 1930, just nine years ago on the day Mr. Rahn was buried. Funeral services were held at 2 o’clock Friday, Aug. 18 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Green Grove. The Rev. M. C. Goetsch conducted the rites and interment was in the parish cemetery beside his wife.

Surviving are two sons, Henry Rahn, Register of Deeds of Clark County, Neillsville, and Edmund Rahn on the home place, Colby. Also one grandson James, two brothers Henry Rahn of Seymour, Ind., William Rahn, Sheboygan; and two sisters Miss Ida Rahn, Sheboygan, and Miss Mary Rahn, Evanston, Ill. Three brothers and one sister preceded him in death, namely; Max, Gustave and Otto who died six years ago, and Mrs. Otto Bahn.

The large crowd attending the funeral and the beautiful floral offerings proved that Mr. Rahn was well liked by all.

Pall bearers were Ernest Mandel, Wm. Tessmer, Theo. Sommers, Wm. Krueger, John Scheer and Edgar Lake. Flowers were in charge of Elenora and Bernita Wichman, Mrs. Theo. Miller, Mary Reel, Inez Ebert, Dorine Mandel, Marion Marquardt of Athens and a sister of Mrs. Henry Rahn of Neillsville, Wis.

Mr. Rahn was clerk of the Atwood School for many years: he also held several offices in the church and was grader-man for the town of Green Grove for 20 years, and grader-man of Clark County the past 16 years. Mr. Rahn will be greatly missed. The bereaved families have the sympathy of the entire community.

Big Four Cor.



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