Obit: Putman, Russ (1880? - 1943)
Contact: Crystal Wendt
Surnames: Putman, O'Leary, Schneller, Gahlgren, Bohl, Trader, Rickard, Dickey, Begley, Cook
----Source: The Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 18 Nov. 1943
Putman, Russ (1800? - 3 Nov. 1943)
Russ Putman, a well known and respected citizen of this community, passed away on Wednesday morning, November 3, after an illness of about four months. He had been taken to the hospital at Black River Falls ten days before, when his condition became worse.
His two sons, Melvin and Art, who are in the armed services, had been sent for and arrived at his bedside before he passed away.
Mr. Putman was 63 years of age and lived most of his life on a farm east of the village. Four years ago he turned the management of the farm over to his son, Willard, and moved into the village. At the time of his death he was serving on the board of town supervisors.
Mr. Putman leaves his wife, three sons, Melvin and Art in the armed service, and Willard of Humbird; one grandchild, two sisters, Mrs. Pete O’Leary and Mrs. Luzi Schneller of Two Rivers, besides a host of friends and relatives.
Funeral services were held in the Methodist church on Saturday afternoon, with the Rev. Floyd Fahlgren of Neillsville, officiating. Burial was made in the Mentor Cemetery.
Those from away who attended the funeral services were: Mr. and Mrs. Luzi Schneller of Two Rivers; Mr. and Mrs. Iva Putman and Margaret Putman of Janesville; Mr. Dorothy Bohl of Reedsburg; Joe Trader and daughter of Chippewa Falls; Joe Rickard of Augusta; Mrs. Minnie Dickey of Fairchild; and Mr. and Mrs. Begley, Mrs. Bill O’Leary and Mrs. Lon Cook of Neillsville.
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