William Ferdinand (1868 - 1943)
Contact: Crystal Wendt
Surnames: Storm, Hoffman, Holmes, Schmidtke, Trossen, Schoengrath, Schroeder, Beaver, Peterson, Rausch, Dopp, Wasserberger, Kalsow, Manthie, Greeler, Sternitzky, Ebert, Belter, Hemp, Klann
----Sources: The Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 28 Jan. 1943
Storm, William Ferdinand (22 June 1868 - 21 Jan. 1943)
Granton - William Ferdinand Storm was taken with a paralytic stoke on January 20, at 12:30 while calling on a neighbor. He was taken immediately to St. Joseph’s Hospital at Marshfield, where he died January 21, at 10:20.
Mr. Storm was born in Germany June 22, 1868, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Strom. When 16 years old he came to the United States and became a citizen. Here he worked as woodsman for several years. He was marred on July 11, 1898 to Augusta Hoffman and lived in Neillsville one year. Moving to Granton in the year 1900, he operated a pool room and tavern for 28 years. Since then he was operated a small truck farm known as the Willis Williams place in the southeast end of town.
The body lay in state at the Gilbertson Funeral home where services were conducted by Rev. Asp of Neillsville Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Miss Gertrude Holmes and Mrs. William Schmidtke sang.
Besides his wife the following children survive: Mrs. Albert (Freida) Trossen, Sheboygan; Frank Storm, Chili, and Carl Storm, Granton; also surviving are five grandchildren. One son died in infancy.
Pallbearers were Herman Schoengarth, Ed. Schroeder, George Beaver, Oscar Peterson, Dan Rausch, and Fred Dopp. Flower bearers were three of his grandchildren, Joan Trossen, Deloris and Wendel Storm.
Out of town relatives who attended the funeral were: Mrs. John Wasserberger, Harry Wasserberger, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Kalsow, Mrs. Albert Manthie, Otto Kalsow, Evelyn Kalsow, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Greeler, Neillsville; Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Sternitzky, Lynn; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Ebert, Mrs. Anna Belter, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hoffman, Mrs. Herman Hemp, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Klann, Globe; and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Trossen and daughter, Sheboygan.
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