Obit: Asplin, Gertrude (1893 - 1971)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Asplin, Warner Story, Chismore, Sacket, Mills, Ulesich, Walker, Shaw, Brown, Mattoon, Maki, Fritz, Foemmel, Ampe, Buyatt, Schiller, Neuleib, Frederick, Baker, Miller, Free, Scott, Nickel

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co, WI) 2/25/1971

Asplin, Gertrude (9 December 1893 - 17 February 1971)

Funeral services for Mrs. James (Gertrude) Asplin, 77, of Neillsville, who died February 17, were held Saturday, February 20, at 1:30 p.m. from the Georgas Funeral Home. The Rev. Melvin Nickel of the United Methodist Church officiated and burial was made in the Neillsville City Cemetery.

Mrs. Asplin was born December 9, 1893, in Stanley, the daughter of Matthew and Addie (Warner) Story. She was educated in the Stanley area. Her marriage to James Asplin took place in Stanley on July 28, 1915. They farmed for 30 years. Mr. Asplin was with the University Soil Department at Madison for 14 years. Following his retirement in 1963 the Asplin’s moved to Waupaca. After her husband’s death on December 16, 1968, Mrs. Asplin came to live in Neillsville.

A sister, Mrs. Ollie Chismore of Evansville, is the only close survivor. There are numerous nieces and nephews living in the area.

Pallbearers were: Lewis Shaw, Lloyd Sacket, Robert Free, Cal Baker and Darrell and Duane Story. Arlyn Mills sang “Rock of Ages” and “Abide with me”, accompanied by Mrs. Jess W. Scott.

Those from out of town who attended the services included Mr. and Mrs. Donald Asplin and family of Sun Prairie, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Sackett of Alma Center, Mr and Mrs. Kirk Asplin of Ladysmith, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Mills of Loyal, Mr. and Mrs. Tony Ulesich of Willard, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Walker of Osseo, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Shaw of Black River Falls, Mr. and Mrs. Darvin Story of Sheldon, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Brown of Delavan, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mattoon of Ft. Atkinson.

Arlyn Mills and son David, Mrs. William Maki, and W. A. Fritz, all of Owen; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Foemmel and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Ampe of Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Story, Mr. and Mrs. S. Buyatt, and Lillian Story, all of Gilman; Mr. and Mrs. Milton Story, Mr. and Mrs. Duane Story, and Peggy Story, all of Jump River; Jean Story and Robert B. Schiller of Eau Claire; Hubert Asplin and Mrs. Florence Asplin , Georgetown, Minn.; Mrs. Lorraine Neuleib, Fergus Falls, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Frederick, Cal Baker and Mr. and Mrs. William Miller all of Sharon.



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