Obit: Rein, George (1871 - 1943)

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Surnames: Rein, Riley, Fricke, Yonker, Schultz, Bird, Olson, Warner, Demand

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 04/08/1943

Rein, George (11 Mar. 1871 - 5 Apr. 1943)

George Rein, one of the prominent farmers of this community, died at his home in the town of Hull Monday night at 9:30 o’clock, a heart ailment of ten days duration being the cause of his departure to the distant shore. The body is lying in state at the Lulloff Funeral Home where funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:00 P.M., Rev. A. C. Riley officiating.

The deceased was born in the town of Empire, Fond du Lac county, Wisconsin, on March 11, 1871, thus reaching the age of 72 years the 11th day of last month. He came to the town of Hull with his step-father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Fricke, when eight years of age and they settled on the farm now the Fred Fricke farm where he lived until the age of 17 when he went to Schofield where he worked in saw mills and logging camps. On August 19, 1893, he was married at Schofield to Miss Anna Yonker. They left immediately after their marriage for Arbor Vitae, Vilas county, where he was head sawyer at a saw mill. They remained there until 1909 when they moved to Schofield where Mr. Rein was head sawyer at a saw mill for several years and then worked as head sawyer for the Hinneman Lumber Co. at Wausau until 1919 when they moved onto a farm in the town of Hull, Wis.

Surviving are his widow and three daughters and one son - Mrs. Paul (Lucile) Schultz of Iron Mountain, Mich., Mrs. C. A. (Myrtle) Bird of Iron Mountain, Mich., Mrs. Margaret Olson of Deer River, Minn., and Alfred Rein, at home. Also five grand children, two half sisters, Mrs. Herb Warner of Sayner, Wis., and Mrs. Harry Demand of Abbotsford, Wis., and two half brothers, C. F. Fricke and Ed Fricke of the town of Hull, Wis.

The deceased was well and favorably known, strictly honest in all his dealings and the service he rendered. He always extended a cordial greeting to everyone and commanded the respect of all classes of people.



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