Obit: Gierl, Ernest P. (1895 - 1946)

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Surnames: Gierl, Beschta, Duellmann, Duellman, Seaberry, Dietrich, Lukowicz, Dhein, Frane, Firnstahl, Schwierske, Tesmer, Weix, Whitney, Nelsen, Brill, Unger, Neuman, Orth, Kademan, Sabler, Dittmeyer, Hafeman, Schulz, Gries, Olson, Beyerl, Piel, Thorn, Vallaperger, Schetter, Geissel, Eisinger, Weyer, Seidel, Hollman, Weldeman, Schopper

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 01/24/1946

Gierl, Ernest P. (8 July 1895 - 21 Jan. 1946)

Ernest P. Gierl, a prominent farmer and fur dealer of this community, died at 3:00 o’clock Monday afternoon at his home in the town of Hull at the age of 50 years. He had been ill several years and suffered a stroke Sunday night. A rosary service was conducted at the Gierl home, where the body had been lying in state, Wednesday evening. A requiem high mass will be read this Thursday morning at St. Mary’s Catholic church at 9:30 o’clock, Rev. N. B. Beschta officiating, and internment will be made in the Colby (Colby, Clark Co. Wis.) Cemetery.

Mr. Gierl was born in the town of Hull on July 8th, 1895, and lived on a farm since his marriage to Loretta Duellmann September 18th, 1928. He was a veteran of World War I and was a member of the American Legion, the Catholic Order of Foresters and the Holy Name Society.

Surviving are his wife and seven children, Peter, Mary Lou, Patricia, Barbara, Dorothy, Judith and Victoria, all at home. Two daughters, Catherine and Mary Ann, preceded him in death.

Also surviving are five brothers and four sisters - Louis, Killian and George Gierl of Colby, Joseph and Albert Gierl of Athens, Mrs. Katherine Seaberry of Grand Rapids, Mich., Mrs. Mary Dietrich of Milwaukee, Mrs. Ida Lukowicz of Colby and Mrs. Hugo (Anna) Dhein of Clintonville.

The deceased was a good Christian, an indulgent husband and father and of an industrial and congenial disposition. His many friends were sorry to hear of his departure.

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 01/24/1946

Funeral services for Ernest P. Gierl were held at St. Mary’s Catholic church last Thursday morning, Rev. M. B. Beschta officiating, and internment was made in the Colby (Colby, Clark Co. Wis.) Cemetery. Pall bearers were John Frane, Jerry Firnstahl, Emanuel Firnstahl, Frederick Schwierske, Junior Tesmer, F. A. Weix; color bearers, C. R. Whitney, C. A. Nelsen, color guards, Benjamin Brill and Robert Unger; bugler, Marlene Neuman; firing squad, I. M. Firnstahl, commander, Norman Orth, Harold Kademan, Carl Sabler, Oscar Dittmeyer, Lyle Hafeman, Ernest Schulz; presentation of flag, John Gries. The flowers were in charge of Joan Gierl, Loretta Olson, Jane Lukowicz and Delores Beyerl.

Out of town people here for the funeral were Mrs. William Piel, Mrs. Rose Thorn, Mrs. Orville Vallaperger of Milwaukee, Mr. and Mrs. William Duellman and Miss Bertilda and Fred Schetter of Fountain City, Adolph Duellmann of Rollingston, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Giessel of Anvil, Mich., Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Dhein of Clintonville, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. Armond Duellmann of Wausau, Mr. and Mrs. John Eisinger and Mr. and Mrs. John Weyer of Loyal, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gierl and son, Edward, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Gierl and Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Gierl of Athens, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Gierl, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Duellmann, Mr. and Mrs. Matt Duellmann and Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Seidel of Abbotsford, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Duellmann of Rhinelander, Pvt. Paul Duellmann of Kesster Field, Miss., Mr. and Mrs. Frank Duellmann and Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Hollman of Dorchester, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Weideman of Curtiss, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schopper of Dorchester, and Mr. and Mrs. John Lukowicz of Owen.



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