Obit: Harding, Edith (1878 - 1970)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Harding, Drake, Peck, Luedeke, Keen, Colburn, Montag, Suiplat, Krejci, Karl, Schoengarth, Pietenpol, Schmidt, Scott, Nickel

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co, WI) 10/22/1970

Harding, Edith (26 April 1878 - 15 October 1970)

Funeral services for Mrs. Edith (Abel) Harding, 92, former area resident who died October 15 in Belleview Convalescent Hospital in Milwaukee, were held Monday at 1:30 p.m. from the Georgas Funeral Home. The Rev. Melvin Nickel of the United Methodist Church officiated. Burial was made in Windfall Cemetery, Granton.

Mrs. Harding was born April 26, 1878, in the state of New York to Arethus and Abbie (Drake) Peck. She came here from the east with her family, early settlers in the Town of Fremont and Nasonville. She was married on May 15, 1895, in Marshfield to the late Abel Harding. They cleared land and farmed in the community, retiring in 1917. After her husband’s death in 1948, Mrs. Harding moved to Milwaukee to be with her children.

Survivors include: two daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Luedeke, Milwaukee, and Mrs. Walter (Pearl) Keen, Los Angeles, Cal., and two sons, Abel Harding, Jr., Neshkoro and Jay T. Harding, Platteville. She also is survived by a sister, Mrs. Pearl Colburn, Grays Lake, Ill.

Pallbearers were Rex Krejci, Clifford Karl, Albert Schoengarth, and Bernard Pietenpol. Julie Schmidt sang, “In the Garden” and “God Be with You” accompanied by Mrs. Jess W. Scott.

The following from out-of-town attended: Mrs. Gertrude Luedeke and Mrs. and Mrs. Art Harding, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Harding, Platteville; Mr. and Mrs. Abel Harding, Neshkoro; Mrs. Craig Montag, Augusta; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Suiplat and Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Harding, Jr., all of Beloit.



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