Obit: Buettner, Clara Jean (1918 - 2008)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Buettner, Stoneburg, Francis, Tetzlaff, Hediger, Harycki, Montgomery, Dancker, Schultz

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) January 9, 2008

Buettner, Clara Jean (July 7, 1918 - January 4, 2008)

Clara Jean Buettner, age 89, of Neillsville, formerly of Hackensack, MN died Friday, January 4, 2008 at the Memorial Health and Rehabilitation Center in Neillsville.

Clara Jean Francis was born on July 7, 1918 in Greenwood, the daughter of Fred and Charlotte (Stoneburg) Francis. She attended and graduated from Greenwood High School and then moved to Milwaukee for a couple of years. She was united in marriage to Darrell S. Buettner on May 12, 1938 in Neillsville. They moved to Hackensack, MN, where Clara Jean first worked for her mother-in-law and later as the school secretary for 11 years. She then worked for the Ahg Wah Ching Sanitarium as the supervisor in the laundry department for many years before her retirement. She moved to Neillsville in November of 2007.

Clara Jean loved to travel. She went to Germany in 1979 and Holland in 1980. She also liked to crochet and play bingo. In Hackensack, MN, she was the Sunday School Superintendent at the Congregational Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Charlotte (David) Tetzlaff, of Neillsville; a son-in-law Herman Hediger Jr., of Neillsville; 14 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and many great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Martha (Ed) Harycki, of Milwaukee, WI.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Darrell, in 1975; a daughter, Mildred "Millie" in 1988; her parents; and 11 brothers and sisters.

Funeral Services were held Monday, January 7, 2008 at the Living Hope Evangelical Free Church in Neillsville. Pastor Steven Wentz officiated. Music was provided by Kathy Meshnick, organist. Interment was in the Neillsville City Cemetery.

Casket Bearers were: Ernst Hediger, Crispin Hediger, Bill Montgomery, Delbert Dancker, Howard Schultz and Robert Schultz.

The Gesche Funeral Home assisted Clara Jean’s family with funeral arrangements.



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