Obit: Rahn, Ernst O. #4 (1877 - 1939)
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Email: stan@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

Surnames: Rahn, Miller, Bahn

----Sources: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 08/24/1939

Rahn, Ernst O. #4 (4 MAR 1877 - 15 AUG 1939)

Ernst O. Rahn died Tuesday morning, Aug. 15, 1939, at the Marshfield Hospital, where he had been a patient the past four weeks, complications of heart and lungs being the cause of his departure.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church at Green Grove (Clark Co., Wis.), Rev. M.C. Goetsch officiating, and interment in the parish cemetery.

Mr. Rahn was born in Sheboygan Co. on March 4, 1877, thus reaching the age of 62 years, 5 months and 11 days. He came to Green Grove 38 years ago as a young man of 22, where he engaged in farming. On Ja. 8, 1904, Mr. Rahn was united in marriage with Frieda Miller. This union was blessed with two sons. His wife preceded him in death nine years ago on Aug. 18th.

Surviving are two sons, Edmund, on the home farm, and Henry, Clark County Register of Deeds, at Neillsville; and one grandchild, James Rahn. Also two brothers and two sisters; William Rahn of Sheboygan, Henry Rahn of Seymour, Ind., Ida Rahn of Sheboygan, and Mary Rahn of Evanston, Ill.

Three brothers and one sister preceded him in death, namely, Max, Gustave and Otto Rahn, and Mrs. Otto Bahn.

Mr. Rahn served as a trustee and elder of St. Paul’s Church Board for many years, and also held the office of treasurer of the cemetery association, and clerk of the Atwood school district. Mr. Rahn was employed as grader man by the town of Green Grove for 20 years, and served efficiently as grader man for the Clark County Highway Commission for 16 years.

Pallbearers were Ernst Mandel, William Tesmer, John Scheer, William Krueger, Theodore Sommer, Henry Lake. Those carrying flowers were Inez Ebert, Dorine Mandel, Mary Reel, Marion Marquardt, Bernice Miller, Deloris Milton, Eleanor Wiegman, Bernita Wiegman.

Out of town relatives here for the funeral were Henry Rahn of Seymour, Ind., Mary Rahn of Evanston, Ill., Ida Rahn, Mr. and Mrs. William Rah and son, Alfred, Oswald Landwehr, Mrs. Louise Rahn and daughter, Mrs. Anita Kortenhorn, Mr. and Mrs. Anton Braun, all of Sheboygan, Mr. and Mrs. James Milton and daughters, Delores and Gloria, of Neillsville, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bahn and son, Chester, of Burlington, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marquardt and family of Athens, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Pascal, Mr. and Mrs. William Deuermeyer of Loyal; Otto Sommer and son of Spencer; Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Gwin, James Fradette, Calvin Mills, Herman Olson, Olaf Olson, Ben Franz, Mr. and Mrs. William Schlinsog, of Neillsville, Wis.

 

 


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