Obit: Rahn, Ernest Otto Carl #3 (1877 - 1939)

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Surnames: Rahn, Goetsch, Miller, Krueger, Scheer, Tesmer, Sommer, Mandel, Lake, Ebert, Wiegman, Reel, Marquardt, Miller, Milton, Landwehr, Kortenhorn, Bahn, Sommers, Braun, Gwin, Fradette, Mills, Olson, Franz, Schlinsog, Pachel, Deuermeyer

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 08/17/1939

Rahn, Ernest Otto Carl #3 (4 Mar. 1877 - 15 Aug. 1939)

Ernest Otto Carl Rahn died Tuesday morning at 7:45 at the Marshfield hospital where he had been a patient the past four weeks, complications of the heart and lungs being the cause of his departure to the distant shore. He had been ailing since last June. Funeral services will be held at the home Friday afternoon at 1:45 and at 2:30 o’clock at the St. Paul Ev. Lutheran church at Green Grove, Rev. M. C. Goetsch officiating, and internment will be made in the parish cemetery.

Mr. Rahn was born in Sheboygan county March 4, 1877, thus reaching the age of 62 years, 5 months and 11 days. He came to Green Grove 38 years ago and purchased a track of land which was partly cleared which he built into a fine farm. He was married to Freda Miller at Green Grove on January 28, 1904. Mrs. Rahn died August 18th, 1930.

Surviving are two sons, Henry, Clark county register of deeds at Neillsville, and Edmund Rahn, of Colby. Four children preceded him in death, Anna, Max, Gustave and Otto. Two brothers and two sisters also survive, William Rahn of Sheboygan, Henry Rahn of Seymour, Ind., Miss Ida Rahn of Sheboygan and Miss Mary Rahn of Evanston. Ill. Three brothers and one sister preceded him in death.

Mr. Rahn worked for Clark county as road grader for sixteen years, was secretary of the Green Grove cemetery associaton and held various church offices. He was a good Christian, honest in all his dealings, a kind and indulgent husband and father, a good neighbor and respected by all who knew him.

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 08/24/1939

Funeral services for Henry Rahn were held in St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran church last Friday afternoon and internment was made in the parish cemetery. Rev. M. C. Goetsch officiated and pall bearers were Wm. Krueger, John Scheer, Wm. Tesmer, Theo. Sommer, Ernst Mandel and Henry Lake. Those in charge of the flowers were Inez Ebert, Dorine Mandel, Elanore Wiegman, Bernita Wiegman, Mary Reel, Marion Marquardt, Mrs. Theo. Miller and Delores Milton.

Out of town relatives here for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rahn of Neillsville, Henry Rahn of Seymour, Ind., Mary Rahn of Evanston, Ill., Ida Rahn, Mr. and Mrs. William Rahn, Alfred Rahn, Oswald Landwehr, Mrs. Louise Rahn and Mrs. Anita Kortenhorn, all of Sheboygan, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bahn and son Chester, of Burlington, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marquardt, son, Donald, and daughters, Marion and Mary Lou, of Athens, Otto Sommers and Otto, Jr., of Spencer.

Out of town friends here for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Anton Braun of Sheboygan, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Gwin of Loyal, Mr. and Mrs. James Milton and daughters, Delores and Gloria, James Fradette, Calvin Mills, Herman Olson, Olaf Olson, Ben Franz, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Schlinsog, all of Neillsville, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Pachel and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Deuermeyer of Loyal.

Last week it was erroneously stated that four children preceded him in death when we should have stated that these were brothers and a sister. They are Max, Gustave, Otto and Anna. The deceased is survived by his only two children, Henry and Edmund, and one grand son, Jimmie. Two brothers and two sisters also survive.



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