Obit: Blanchard, Ray (1893 - 1949)


Surnames: Blanchard, Smith, Sorenson, Gumz, Schaller, Wicker, Beawer, Brown, Frome, Stieber, Neuhaus, Baumgart, Baumgartner, Allmann, Fischer, Rannow, Braun, Kademan, Henderson, Rouse, Pendelbury, Hughes, Wilson, Van Sleet, Flink, Geise

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 08/25/1949

Blanchard, Ray (30 July 1893 - 18 Aug. 1949)

Ray Blanchard, who had been in poor health for one year, died at his home in Colby last Thursday, August 18th. Funeral services were held at the Lulloff Funeral Home in Colby Sunday afternoon, Rev. F. J. Smith officiating, and internment was made in the Colby (Colby, Clark Co. Wis.) Cemetery. Pall bearers were Russell Sorenson, Fred Gumz, John Schaller, Tom Wicker, Wm. Beawer, Otto Brown. Flowers were in charge of V.F.W. Auxiliary members and were Mrs. Fred Gumz of Spencer, Mrs. Milford Frome, Mrs. David Stieber, Miss Ella Neuhaus, Mrs. Orville Baumgart, Miss Hazel Baumgartner, Mrs. Ed Allmann, Mrs. Carl Fischer, Mrs. Otto Rannow, Mrs. Otto Braun, Mrs. Clarence Braun and Mrs. Harold Kademan. Legion and V.F.W. members took part in the military rites.

Mr. Blanchard was born in Ayrshire, Iowa, on July 30, 1893. At the age of 14 years, he moved to North Dakota and when he was 27, he came to Northern Wisconsin, settling in Brantwood. In August 1918, he joined the United States army and was mustered out three months later. On October 1, 1936, he was united in marriage to Elsie Henderson of Brantwood. He worked for a logging company and the railroad for several years and in 1935 he came to Colby and engaged in farming with his father. Three years ago, after the death of his father, he moved to the city of Colby, Wis.

He leaves to mourn his departure his wife and two brothers - Kenneth of Spencer and George of Colby, Wis.

Out of town people here for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Rouse of Ayrshire, Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. Ross Pendelbury of Emmetsburg, Iowa, Mrs. Edith Hughes, Miss Margaret Hughes, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Henderson, Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Henderson and son, Michael, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Henderson and son, Gregory, of Milwaukee, Mr. and Mrs. Urho Henderson and daughter, Carol, of Brantwood, Mrs. C. R. Sorenson and Mr. and Mrs. Russel Sorenson of Medford, Miss Mildred Wilson of Marshfield, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Blanchard and family, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Blanchard and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gumz of Spencer, Mr. and Mrs. John Schaller and son, Robert, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Van Sleet and son, Russel, and Miss Darlene Flink of Unity and Mr. and Mrs. August Geise and family of Edgar.



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