Obit: Willmare, Frank M. #2 (1897 - 1947)
Surnames: Willmare, Kops, Olson, Carlson, Evenson, Mews, Erickson, Messer, Johnson, Miesener, Stark, Hoffmann, Purkis, Curtin, Schuette
----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 11/06/1947
SWillmare, Frank M. (17 Apr. 1897 - 31 Oct. 1947)
Frank M. Willmare, who left Colby and moved to Unity two months ago, died of a heart ailment at 3:00 o’clock Friday afternoon, at the age of 50 years, at the home of his mother in law, Mrs. Nancy Kops, where he had been staying. He had been in poor health for some time. The body was at the Lulloff Funeral Home in Colby where funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock and at the Trinity Lutheran church at Unity, Wisconsin at 2:00 o’clock, Rev. J. A. Olson officiating. Burial was made in the Colby (Colby, Clark Co. Wis.) Cemetery. Pall bearers were Gust Carlson, Martin Evenson, Ed Mews, Otto Erickson, Ollie Messer and Forest Johnson. Those in charge of the flowers were Mary Miesener, Genevieve Johnson, Ella Stark, Myville Carlson, Myre Evenson and Mrs. Edward Mews.
Mr. Willmare operated a restaurant in Chicago before locating in Colby last spring to operate the Art Schuette tavern, now owned by Tony Hoffmann. He was born in Madison on April 17, 1897, and was married in Chicago Sept. 23, 1945, to Mrs. Elsie Purkis.
Surviving are his widow and three step children - Lorraine Purkis of Chicago, Floyd Purkis of Lyle, Ill., and Mrs. Timothy Curtin of Unity.
Trinity Lutheran Church at Unity, Wisconsin
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