Obit: Grier, William (1871 - 1953)

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Surnames: Grier, Weideman, Schall, Konrad, Stettler, Witte, Hanne, Paulson

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 02/05/1953

Grier, William (3 Jan. 1871 - 3 Feb. 1953)

William Grier of the town of Hull, Wisconsin died at the Medford hospital Tuesday, Feb. 3, at the age of 82 years. Funeral services will be held at the Lulloff Funeral Home, where the body is lying in state, Saturday afternoon, Feb. 7, and internment will be made in the Abbotsford cemetery.

Mr. Grier was born in Germany and came to the United States with his parents when 10 years of age. His marriage to the former Lena Weideman, who survives, took place in Colby, Wisconsin on September 16th, 1908.

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 02/12/1953

Funeral services for William Ernest Grier, whose death was reported last week, were held at the Lulloff Funeral Home Saturday afternoon, Rev. Harvey Schall, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating, and internment was made in the Abbotsford cemetery. Pall bearers were Charles Hanne, Perry Konrad, Victor Stettler, John Witte, Johnny Stettler and Harold Hanne.

Mr. Grier was born in Germany on January 3, 1871, and came to the United States with his parents on April 3rd, 1881. He married Lena Weideman in the town of Hull on September 16th, 1908. He died on February 3rd of dropsy and a stroke; thus reaching the age of 82 years and one month.

Surviving are his wife; one nephew, Jerome Grier of Milwaukee; two nieces, Mrs. Emmy Paulson of Racine and Dorothy Grier of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Relatives here for the funeral were from Eagle River, Wausau, and Fenwood, Wisconsin.

The deceased, like all early settlers of this community, was a good Christian, honest in all his dealings and of a congenial and industrious disposition. He will be missed by many friends as well as his relatives.



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