Ralph C. (1924 - 1944)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Hohenstein, Poler, Peron, Reinhart, Johnson, Sletten, Harder, Hume, Oswald
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) June 16, 1949
Hohenstein, PVT. Ralph C. (23 August 1924 - 3 December 1944)
Hohenstein Re-Burial - The remains of Pvt. Ralph C. Hohenstein, 20, son of Mrs. Olive Poler of Granton, have been re-interred in Windfall Cemetery at Granton. He died in a German hospital December 3, 1944, after being wounded in battle on November 28 of that year. Rev. Arthur Oswald officiated at services held from Zion Evangelical Church.
Pvt. Hohenstein was born in the Town of Washburn on August 23, 1924, and was graduated from grade school in the community. On April 8, 1944, he entered the armed forces and saw action in England, France, Germany and Belgium. He served under the late Gen. George Patton.
Surviving besides his parents are two sisters, Mrs. Louis (Elsie) Peron, Chippewa Falls, and Mrs. Martin (Gladys) Reinhart, Granton, and two brothers, Harold and Herbert of Granton, a step-brother, Lloyd Poler, of Granton, and four step-sisters, Mrs. Milton Johnson and Mrs. Lester Sletten of Eau Claire; Mrs. Fred Harder of Watertown and Mrs. Jack Hume of Oakland, Cal. Another step-brother preceded him in death, being killed in action in New Guinea in July, 1944.
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