Obit: Tews Arthur Edward (? - 1970)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Tews, Zickert, Haunschild, Koss, Redlin, Oehlke, Carroll, Reynolds, Hopkins Luedke, Plummer, Feushe, Tubbs, Bandelow, Schultz, Dassow, Creasey, Gress, Spry, Knoepke, Williamson, Sorensen, Klingbeil, Albright, Eggiman, Senst, Braatz, Thompson, Pernsteiner, Schuebel, Woodruff, Diehmel, Schmidt, Miller, Holub, Anason, Adamec, Strangfeld, Lehman, Lindloff

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co, WI) 10/08/1970

Tews, Arthur (? - 3 October 1970)

This is a news item in part about Arthur Tews:

Death came to Arthur Tews, 62, of Neillsville, manager of the Farmers Union Cooperative, here for the last 30 years, while he was duck hunting on the Chemaguen Flowage in Taylor County last Saturday afternoon.

An ardent Muskie fisherman and hunter, Tews had just retrieved a duck when he was stricken by an apparent heart attack. He was seen to collapse by Percy Zickert, who also is from Neillsville, but who was not a member of Tews’ party.

Tews had gone Friday night with his son-in-law, Dale Haunschild, a teacher at Hudson, and with Dale’s father, Harlan Haunschild, chief of police at Greenwood. They were in their blinds when the duck season opened at 1 p.m. Saturday.

During his 30 or more years as manager of the Neillsville Farmers Union Cooperative, Tews was in charge during a period of expansion of the cooperative. Under his management, the cooperative expanded from the feed, seed and gasoline business into the automotive service station and fertilizer manufacturing businesses. The new fed mill in Neillsville was built, a new fertilizer plant was constructed in Granton, the former Spry Elevator in Granton was added to the cooperative’s assets, and a service station was constructed in downtown Neillsville.

Tews also was instrumental in the last two years in establishing a computerized billing and bookkeeping service for the cooperative (any further news was missing).

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co, WI) 10/15/1970

Important genealogical personal or family data information was nowhere in this obit or the news article:

Funeral services for Arthur Edward Tews, 62, of Neillsville who died October 3, were held last week Tuesday from St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. The Rev. Norman W. Lindloff officiated. Burial was made in the Neillsville City Cemetery.

Pallbearers were: Gerald Schmidt, Harley E. Miller, Ervin Holub, Maynard Anason, Anton Adamec and Herman Strangfeld. St. John’s children sang “I’m But a Stranger Here” and “For Me to Live is Jesus”, accompanied by Victor Lehmann.

People attending from out of town included: Mr. and Mrs. Dale Haunschild and family of Hudson; Mr. and Mrs. John Koss, Miss Roxanne Redlin, Mr. and Mrs. John A. Koss, Rosalie Oehlke and Mr. and Mrs. Dennis M. Carroll of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Allen Reynolds and Rose El Hopkins of Waukesha; Willard Oehlke, Emil Oehlke and Leslie of Exeland; Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Luedke and Jeffery of Neshkoro; Mrs. Hanna Luedke and Mr. and Mrs. Warren G. Plummer of Madison; Norman Feushe of Ellsworth; H. J. Tubbs and Leland Bandelow of Menomonie; Mrs. Donald Schultz and Harlan d Haunschild of Greenwood; Ben Dassow of Medford; Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Creasey of Stratford; Peter Gress of Wausau; Phelps Spry of Chili; Allen Knoepke of Durand; Mrs. Delmar Williamson and Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Sorensen of Appleton; Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Klingbeil, and Elsie Albright of Princeton; Walter H. Eggiman of Columbus; Mrs. Edith Plummer, Jack Plummer and Leo Senst of Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Braatz of Eau Claire; Mrs. Phil Thompson of Rockford, Ill.; Mrs. Pernsteiner of Stratford; Harold Plummer of Wisconsin Rapids; Harold Schuebel of Baraboo; Less Woodruff of Bloomer and Earl Diehmel of Augusta.



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