Obit: Clouse, Ira, Mrs. (1889 - 1944)
Contact: Audrey Roedl

Surnames: Clouse, Lewis, Weaver, Reigel, Rupp

The Loyal Tribune 28 December 1944

Clouse, Ira, Mrs. (7 DEC 1889 - 20 DEC 1944)

Mrs. Ira Clouse, 55, passed away at St. Joseph’s hospital in Marshfield at 2 o’clock Wednesday morning, Dec, 20. She died with an acute case of cancer. Following her death, the body lay in state at the Nichols funeral home and at the farm home until time of the funeral Saturday.

Mrs. Clouse, nee Lewis, was born in Richfield county on Dec. 7, 1889. Her mother died when she was 12 years of age. When she reached the age of 17, she came to Loyal, where she made her home. On Jan. 19, 1908, she was united in marriage to Ira Clouse of Loyal.

Funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon, with a 1 o’clock service at the home and a 2 o’clock service at the Loyal Methodist church, the Rev. Myron E. Taylor officiating, assisted by the Rev. Maurice Anderson of the Marshfield Gospel Tabernacle and by Oscar Renberg of Arpin. Burial was made on the family lot in the Loyal cemetery.

At the home, the song, "My Last Refrain," was sung by Mr. Renberg, accompanied by Grace George of Owen, Mrs. Ray Prior and Mrs. Calvin Prior, accompanied by Mrs. Arnold Wicklund, had charge of the music at the church. Songs requested by the deceased, "Face to Face," "Wonderful Words of Life," and "God be With You ‘Til We Meet Again," were sung.

Pall bearers were Bert Young, Lee Clouse, Louis Clouse, Celen Gotter, Russell Gross, and Elwin Cook. Flower girls were Miss June Murphy, Rose Marie Clouse, Lavern Clouse, Norma Young, Carole Clouse, Mrs. William Butterbrodt, Mrs. Vernon Rogstad, Mrs. Gilbert Loos, and Marion Collins.

Surviving relatives include her husband and seven children, Mrs. Louis (Pearl) Weaver and Mrs. Roland (Beulah) Reigel of Marshfield, Mrs. Arthur (Ruby) Rupp of Cloquet, Minn., Mrs. Harry (Verna) Reigel of Madison, and Bernard, Elgy, and Mary, at home. An infant son preceded her in death in 1920.he is also survived by seven grandchildren, five sisters and one brother.

The many beautiful floral offerings, the exceedingly large number in attendance at the funeral, and the other numerous expressions of sympathy were excellent testimony to the life she lived and the friends that such a life had earned for her.

Friends and relatives from out of town who attended the funeral rites included: Mrs. William Yanske of Yuba, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Driscoll of LaFarge, Mr. and Mrs. Julius Schroeder of Spencer, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Sternitzky and daughters, Violet and Verna, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Sternitzky Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Louis Sternitzky, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Sternitzky and Rudolph Sternitzky, all of Granton, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Boldt Jr., James Vogel and Carole Clouse of Milwaukee, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Clouse and daughters, Lavern and Rose Marie of Auburndale, The Rev. Maurice Anderson, Marion Collins, Mrs. L. Noyes, Arvid Shell, Herbert Fredlund, Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Rucker, Mr. and Mrs. James Reigel and son, Lavern, and June Murphy, all of Marshfield, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Reigel, Johanna Blum and Grace George of Owen, Oscar Renberg of Arpin, and Terry Lambert of Lindsey.



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