Obit: Ehlers, Paul J. (1913 - 1968)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Ehlers, Pruka, Bieneck, Schwellenbach, Heisz, Hogue, Meyer, Junchen, Braatz, Koehler

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 10/31/1968

Ehlers, Paul J. (21 March, 1913 - 25 October 1968)

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon for Paul J. Ehlers, 55, of Rt. 1 Neillsville, who died Friday at his home. The Rev. W. C. Koehler officiated. Burial was made in the Neillsville City Cemetery.

Mr. Ehlers was born March 21, 1913, in Neillsville. He was the son of the late John and Mary (Pruka) Ehlers. He attended Clark County schools and farmed with his brother, Arthur. He spent four years in Milwaukee and on returning to Neillsville was employed for several years by the Neillsville Bottling Works. For the last 20 years he had worked for the Clark County Highway Department, and for the last 14 years had also operated a farm in the town of Washburn.

He had been in ill health for a year. He was married October 28, 1933, in Waukegan, Ill., to the former Leona Bieneck. He was a member of the United Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife; seven children, Lawrence of Dorchester, Jerry of Green Bay, Mrs. Edward (Ronda) Schwellenbach of Janesville, Mrs. Raymond (Adele) Heisz of Milton Junction, Laverne, Deborah and James, at home. Also surviving are five sisters: Mrs. William (Helen) Hogue of Merrillan, Mrs. Lillian Meyer of Neillsville, Mrs. Walter (Evelyn) Junchen of Sioux Falls, S. D., Mrs. Dorothy Meyer of Beaver Dam, Mrs. Robert (Jeanette) Braatz of Beaver Dam; and by five brothers: Arthur and William of Neillsville, Glenn of Milwaukee, Eugene of Columbus and Irving of Buck Eye, Ariz. Twelve grandchildren also survive.

Funeral arrangements were made by the Georgas Funeral Home.



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