Obit: Hefty, John Sr. (1858 - 1945)
Surnames: Hefty, Schlumph, Cattanach, Hohenstein, Wunrow, Stoneburg, Dechant
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 04/05/1945
Hefty, John Sr. (2 Sept. 1858 - 29 Mar. 1945)
John Hefty, Sr., Granton, died at 2:30 Thursday morning, March 29, after several days of illness.
Mr. Hefty was born in Canton, Glarus, Switzerland, September 2, 1858. In 1887 he was married to Marie Theresia Schlumph. Two years later they immigrated to the U.S.A., and settled in Green county in New Glarus. There Mr. Hefty worked on the railroad and also at farming.
Thirty-nine years ago Mr. Hefty moved his family to a farm in the town of York, which has been his home ever since. He was very active, and had his daily duties until up to the last few days.
When a young man his great sports were to fish and hunt, and to sing his Swiss melodies with his wife and friends.
He is survived by five children, namely - Daniel at Madison; John, Chili; Joseph at home, Barbara, Mrs. Harry Cattanach, Nekoosa; Mary, Mrs. Arthur Hohenstein, Vesper; also seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Hefty celebrated their fifty-eighth wedding anniversary January 15, 1945, the occasion also being Mrs. Hefty’s birthday.
Pallbearers were three sons and three grandsons, namely - Joseph, Daniel and John Hefty, and Gerald Cattanach, Milfred Cattanach and Floyd Hohenstein. Flower bearers were two granddaughters, Mrs. Mildred Wunrow and Mrs. Louise Stoneberg and one great granddaughter, Lilas Stoneburg.
The final rites were in charge of the Rev. N. J. Dechant of Neillsville. The body was interred in the Windfall cemetery at Granton.
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