Obit: Wren, Thomas Eugene (1879 - 1969)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Wren, Hatch, King, Polzin, Rush, Karnitz, Cardarelle, Baptie, Schudi, Selves, Sprague, Novak

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) December 18, 1969

Wren, Thomas Eugene (10 Feb. 1879 - 11 Dec. 1969)

Funeral services for Thomas E Wren, age 90, who died at his home at Sydney, on R. 2 Neillsville, on December 11, 1969, were held Saturday at 3 p.m. from the Georgas Funeral Home, with the Rev. D. Eugene Sprague, pastor of the Neillsville Assembly of God Church, officiating. Burial was made in the Town of Grant Cemetery.

Mr. Wren was born February 10, 1879, to Sereno and Alleda (Hatch) Wren, in the Town of Grant, where he received his education.

He was married in Neillsville, October 15, 1901, to the former Amy King. For a few years they lived in Minnesota, where he was employed in a saw mill. He had lived in Sydney the past 45 years.

Surviving Tom are his wife, Amy and five daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Polzin of Sturtevant, Mrs. Nina Rush of Merrillan, Mrs. Louis (Hada) Cardarelle of West Bend, Mrs. Dorothy Karnitz and Helen Wren of Neillsville; two sons, Elmer of West Bend and Gilbert of Neillsville; a sister, Evelyn Baptie of Seattle, Wash.; 35 grandchildren; 66 great-grand-children and two great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were: Donald and Melvin Cardarelle, John Schudi, Jon Karnitz, Robert Polzin and Ronnie Wren.

Mrs. D. Eugene Sprague sang "Buelah Land" and "Near the Cross" accompanied at the organ, by Mrs. Rudolph Novak.

Those from out-of-town attending the services included: Mrs. Myrtle Polzin and sons, Robert J, Thomas E, and Marvin E Polzin, of Sturtevant; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Wren, Mr. and Mrs. Louie Cardarelle and Donald of West Bend; Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Cardarelle of Sheboygan Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Jon Karnitz of Wisconsin Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Selves and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Rush of Black River Falls; Mr. and Mrs. John Schudi and Peggy of St. Paul, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Novak and family of Merrillan.



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