Obit: Berry, William L. (1888 - 1953)

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Surnames: Berry, Schall, Dix, Schwierske, Dessloch, Strathman, Bitters, Dolan, Hanson, Kratchowill, Riplinger, Brehm, Nelson, Feezor

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 06/04/1953

Berry, William L. (11 Feb. 1888 - 30 May 1953)

William L. Berry, a former citizen of Colby, died at the Marshfiled hospital Saturday at 1:30 P.M. at the age of 65 years. Funeral services were held in the Lulloff Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Harvey Schall officiating, and internment was made in the Colby (Colby, Clark Co. Wis.) Cemetery. Pall bearers were O. J. Dix, Fred Schwierske, N. L. Dessloch, R. W. Strathman, Harvey Bitters and Clarence Dolan.

Mr. Berry was born in Ironwood, Mich., on February 11, 1888, and, at an early age, moved to Dorchester, Wis. After his marriage to Mabel Hanson of Abbotsford on May 16, 1908, he opened a meat market in Abbotsford and remained there for 30 years. In 1938, he took over the Midget City Meat Market in Colby and operated the market until 1949 when he retired and lived with his daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Joyce) Kratchowill of Muscoda. His wife died on November 10, 1949.

Surviving are one son, Warner of Loyal; three daughters, Mrs. Kratchowill of Muscoda, Mrs. Ben (Lenore) Riplinger of Rockford, Ill., and Mrs. Allen (Birdell) Brehm of Griffith, Ind.; three grand children; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Nelson of Chicago and Mrs. Harry Feezor of Antioch, Ill.; one brother, Edward of San Diego, Calif.

Mr. Berry will be remembered in Colby by many for his pleasant and friendy diposition, honest in all his dealings. This attitude made him many friends, resulting in a flourishing business.



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