Obit: Ver Hagen, Edward H (1899 - 1953)

Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Ver Hagen, Joosten, Gourlie, Tauschek, Gilbertson, Kapusta, Livington, Donner, Brown, Lindow, Nebel, Fait, Selk, Wohlmuth, Braun, Vergie, Christensen, Van Asten, Kenpen, Van Handle, Hietpas, Weyenberg, Pynenburg, VandenHerrel, Simon, Kettelhon, Klug, Vogel, Menzel, Summers, Stevens, Schmidtke, Turner 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) June 11, 1953 

Ver Hagen, Edward (4 June 1899 - 6 June 1953)  

Edward Ver Hagen, 54, Route 3, Granton, died of a heart attack June 6 at his home. 

Funeral services were held June 10 in St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Chili with Fr. Carl Wohlmuth officiating.  The body, in charge of the Bergemann Funeral Home of Neillsville, reposed at the family home until time of burial. 

A general rosary service was said at 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. 

Edward Ver Hagen was born June 4, 1899, to Adrian and Christine (Joosten) Ver Hagen at Chili.  He spent most of his life in Clark County.  His marriage to Irene Gourlie took place November 23, 1926, at Bakerville, Wis.  He worked for 10 years as a cheesemaker in Polk County, returning to a farm north of Chili where he farmed for another 10 years, moving then to a farm south of Lynn, where he resided until his death. 

He was a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church of Chili. 

Survivors include his wife and the following ten children: Mrs. Ralph (Norma) Tauschek, Wisconsin Rapids; Sgt. Lester Ver Hagen, stationed in Germany; Mrs. Clarence (Joyce) Gilbertson, Rockford, Ill.; Mrs. Donald (Eleanor) Kapusta, Marshfield; Mrs. Alvin (Edna) Kapusta, Wichita, Kans.; Howard, Harlow, Margie, Louis and Larry, all at home. 

He is also survived by seven grandchildren; three brothers, Paul of Long Beach, Cal.; Louis of Forest Grove, Ore.; Howard of Willard; and seven sisters: Mrs. Clarence (Ella) Livington, Clear Lake, Ind.; Mrs. Richard (Harriet) Donner, Long Beach, Cal.; Mrs. Ronald (Marie) Brown, Waukegan, Ill.; Mrs. Roy (Louise) Lindow, Spencer; Mrs. William (Bertha) Nebel, Lake Villa Ill.; Mrs. Edwin (Frances) Fait, Wisconsin Rapids; and Mrs. Alvord (Mabel) Selk, Chili.  One brother is deceased. 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.)  June 18, 1953 

A requiem high mass was read Wednesday morning, June 10, for Edward H. Ver Hagen, age 54, at St. Stephens Catholic Church in Chili. Fr. Carl Wohlmuth officiated.  Burial was in the parish cemetery.  

Pallbearers were; Roland Braun, Edwin Fait, Roy Lindow, Alvord Selk, Harry Ver Hagen and Joe Ver Hagen.  Flowers were in charge of Bonnie Vergie, Gene and Garry Ver Hagen. 

Out of town relatives attending the services were: Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Tauschek, Wisconsin Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Gilbertson, Rockford; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Kapusta, Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Kapusta, Wichita, Kans.; Mr. and Mrs. Howard Ver Hagen, Willard; Louis Ver Hagen, Forest rove, Ore.; Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Fait, Wisconsin Rapids; Mrs. William Nebel, Lake Villa, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lindow, Spencer; Mr. and Mrs. Roland Brown, Waukegan; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Ver Hagen, Long Beach, Calif.; Mrs. Dale Christensen, Long Beach; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gourlie, Spencer; Mrs. Leo Van Asten and Mrs. Anton Kenpen, Rudolph; Martin Van Handle, Mr. and Mrs. John Hietpas, Joseph Van Handle, Joe Weyenberg and Mr. and Mrs. Bert Weyenberg, all of Appleton; Mrs. John Van Handle, Theresa Pynenburg, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ver Hagen, Mrs. George Van Handle and Mr. and Mrs. William VandenHerrel, all of Little Chute; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ver Hagen and Paul Ver Hagen of Kaukauna; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Simon, Madison; Arlen Turner, Rockford, Ill.; Mrs. Kathryn Kettelhon, Columbus, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Klug, Waterloo, Wis.; John Gourlie, Lancaster; Mrs. Norbert Vogel, Manitowoc; Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Menzel, Manitowoc; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Summers, Unity; Mr. and Mrs. Ruel Stevens, Loyal; Mr. and Mrs. William Schmidtke, Granton; Gene Turner, Rockford, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Stevens, Mrs. Hattie Stevens, Mr. and Mrs. Ross Stevens and C. B. Stevens, all of Spencer. 



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