Eugene Rodney (1929 - 1949)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Wegner, Meinholdt, Kolpanen, Reineking, Fravert, Abel, Franz, Schwarze, Thur, Brickheimer, Trewartha, Jenni, Wall, Tibbett, Lezotte, Patey, Larsen, Hantke, Kintzele, Wieting, Rosekrans, Allen, Hauge, Dechant
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) July 21, 1949
Wegner, Eugene Rodney (30 September 1929 - 15 July 1949)
Eugene Wegner, 19 of Neillsville, died July 15, 1949, at the Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire. His death was due to poliomyelitis.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 18, at the Bergemann Funeral Home. Interment was made in the Neillsville City Cemetery, the Rev. N. J. Dechant officiating.
Eugene Rodney was born on September 30, 1929, at Eau Clarie. He spent his entire life in Clark County. He was graduated from Neillsville High School with the class of ’48. In his senior year he was chosen president of the class and captain of the football team. He was also a member of the high school band. He attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison for one year. While there he was a member of the R.O.T.C. He leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Meinholdt, one sister, Joan, and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Wegner.
Honorary pallbearers - Donald Trewartha and Roland Jenni; Active pallbearers - Toddy Wall, Dick Tibbett, Glenn Lezotte, Danny Patey, Bradley Larson and Bud Hantke.
In charge of flowers - Shirley Lezotte, Mary Ann Kintzele, Dorothy Wieting, Laura Lee Rosekrans, Joan Allen and Phyllis Hauge.
Relatives attending from out of town: Mr. and Mrs. Hans Kolpanen, Milwaukee; the following from Greenwood: Mr. and Mrs. Otto Reineking, Mr. and Mrs. August Meinholdt, Albert Meinholdt, Edward Meinholdt, Otto Meinholdt, Mr. and Mrs. Orlin Fravert, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Reineking, Miss Eldora Reineking, Gilbert and John Abel, Oscar Franz; the following from Owen: Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Meinholdt, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Schwarze, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Thur, Fairchild; Mr. and Mrs. Willis Brickheimer and family, Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Meinholdt and Teddy of Neillsville.
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