Obit: Steele, Arthur #3 (1875 – 1964)
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Surnames: Steele, Barrett, Martin, Zimmer, Darge, Frinack, Brunett
----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., Wis.) 19 Nov 1964
Steele, Arthur #3 (13 SEP 1875 – 8 NOV 1964)
Arthur Steel, having lived a full, rich 89 years, passed away at his home in Abbotsford; Sunday, Nov. 8, 1964, after a lingering illness.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Steele, Arthur Floyd was born September 13, 1875 in the town of Warner in Greenwood. When 15 years old, he moved to Thorp, where he lived until 1930. On May 26, 1895, he married Anna Barrett, and 8 children were born to this union.
In 1930, he moved to a farm in Curtiss and remained there until 1933. Two sons, Ralph and Ernest, met accidental deaths in these three years. In 1933, he purchased a farm in Greenwood and in May 1929, his wife passed away. In 1940, a son, Roger, met his death by drowning. On June 15, 1945, he married Mrs. Elsie Martin and moved to Abbotsford, where he remained until his death. In 1950, a son, Paul, was killed in a car accident.
He leaves to mourn his wife Elsie, 3 daughters—Ruth, Mrs. John Zimmer from Greenwood; Nina, Mrs. Otto Darge from Solon Springs; Maude, Mrs. Chas. Frinack of Thorp; one son, Arthur Jr. of Thorp; 12 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at Methodist Church of Thorp on Wednesday, November 11 at 2 o’clock with Rev. Scott officiating. Mrs. Scott, accompanied by Mrs. Jan Boardman, sang. He was laid to rest at East Thorp cemetery beside his wife and 3 sons.
Pallbearers were his six grandsons; Chas. Frinack, Jr., Tom Steele, Jack and Glenn Zimmer, and Romain and Bob Brunett.
Art Steele will be remembered by many as an avid baseball fan and equally avid hunter and fisherman.
Those who attended from out of town were from Stanley, Abbotsford, LaCrosse, Greenwood, Solon Springs, Cameron, Wisconsin Rapids, Wausau, Milton, St. Paul, St. Peters, Beloit, Waupan, Nebraska and Beaver Dam.
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