Obit: Kissinger, Jacob (1867 - 1942)

Contact: Audrey Roedl

Surnames: Kissinger, Morgan, Dietsche, Robertson, Proctor, Wagner

The Loyal Tribune 16 July 1942

Kissinger, Jacob (28 May 1867 - 2 Jul 1942)

Jacob Kissinger, 75, of Owen, died Thursday, July 2, at 1 o’clock at St. Joseph’s hospital in Marshfield, after a long illness. He was born on March 28, 1867, at Sheboygan.

While he was a small boy he came with his parents to Clark county, where they made their home for many tears. Here he grew to manhood, and May 11, 1895, he married Louise Morgan of Spencer.

One son, Alvin, was born to this happy union. He leaves to mourn his loss his son, Alvin, of Chili, and two step daughters, Mrs. Cora Dietsche, Milwaukee, and Mrs. Ina Robertson, Milton Junction. A step-son, Daniel, preceded him in death a few years ago. Others who survive include two sisters, Mrs. Mary Proctor and Mrs. Emma Wagner, both of Owen; his only brother, Philip, of Spokeville; 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews, besides his many friends, who will always miss their kind neighbor and friend.

Mr. Kissinger worked for a number of years in his early life in logging camps and mills. Later he and his wife settled on their farm east of Spokeville, living their until her death on March 18, 1935. He then made his home with his sister, Mrs. Emma Wagner, in Owen. Mrs. Wagner was unable to attend the funeral on account of illness.

Funeral services were held at the Swarthout funeral parlors in Spencer afternoon, July 5, at 2:30. The Rev. Ellery J. Beal, pastor of the First Methodist church of Marshfield and deceased was laid to rest beside his wife, Louise, in the West Spencer cemetery.

The flowers were many and very beautiful, showing the high esteem in which he was held. Flowers were in charge of Mrs. Jonas Ayers, Mrs. Lydia Vanderhoof, Mrs. Hattie Stevens and Mrs. Ida Schultz.

Pallbearers were Fred Ruse, Jonas Ayers, Chauncey Stevens, Albert Vanderhoof, Lowell Schultz and Leonard Griffith.

Those from away who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. John Robinson, Lila Robinson, Harland Robinson, Lester Robinson and Peggy Schultz all of Milton Junction; Mr. and Mrs. John Forrester, McFarland; Mrs.. Merle Bickle, Janesville; Mrs. Violet Bickle, Janesville; Mrs. Cora Dietsche and Mrs. Rose Hoffman and Daughter Joyce of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Herman Proctor and daughter Gladys of Owen; Mr. and Mrs., Edward Honeyagger, Maplehurst, and Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Nichols and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bender and family of Colby, Wis.

The Tribune joins the many friends of the bereaved in extending sympathy.



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