Obit: Imig, Arthur (1885 - 1953)


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Surnames: Imig, Miller, Appleyard, Seif, Maxon, Riggs, Mattson, Lemke, Grap, Klement, Lea, McKinze, Hom, Swenson, Balcer, Wojtkiewicz, Rentz, Liebenow, Scherer, Young, Rosekrans, King, Ruedy, Mabie, Scott, Norenberg, Reindel, Warren, Jacob, Schultz, Zickert, Stelloh 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) July 16, 1953  

Imig, Arthur (9 October 1885 - 15 July 1953) 

Arthur Imig died shortly before one o’clock Wednesday, July 15.  Death was caused by heart failure. 

Mr. Imig was eating his noon meal, with Mrs. Imig and Russell Acheson, an employee.  Mrs. Imig arose to go to the cupboard.  Without a word, Mr. Imig fell from his chair to the floor.  His death was practically instantaneous.  

Death in this manner was not wholly unexpected.  Mr. Imig had had previous minor attacks, and had been warned to take it easy.  He had been living and moving carefully for the last year or more. 

Arthur Imig was a leader in the community.  He was a pioneer in thoroughbred cattle, having developed a large herd in half a century of local activity.  He had possessed and had sold last fall the most valuable bull, ever sold from Clark County, a Gold Medal sire which had brought $13,000.  This was his second Gold Medal sire. 

Mr. Imig had served years as a trustee of the Congregational Church; had served the Town of Weston as clerk; was a director of the Neillsville Bank. 

He is survived by Mrs. Imig and two sons, who have been associated with him in the home business, Harold and Elton, also a daughter, Mrs. Louis Seif. 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) July 23, 1953 

The year 1953, Centennial of Clark County, has now been marked by the passing of Arthur Imig, a pioneer in the county’s dairy industry.  

Arthur Imig’s birthplace was Fort Atkinson, and the date was Oct. 9, 1885.  His father was Henry Imig.  His mother was Louisa Miller. Arthur Imig came to Clark County with his parents in 1901.  He was then 16 years of age.  He married Mayme Appleyard June 11, 1914.  She survives him, as well as their three children, Harold, Elton and Dorothy, Mrs. Louis Seif.  Surviving also is a brother, Charles of Wisconsin Rapids.  There are nine living grandchildren.   

A sister, Amelia Maxon, died in 1942, and his brother and partner, William P. Imig, died in 1948. 

Many friends called at the Georgas Funeral Home to pay their last respects.  The Congregational Church was filled for the final rites at 2 p.m. Saturday.  The minister for the solemn service was the Rev. Jess Norenberg, state superintendent of the Congregational Church.  Dr. Sarah Rosekrans sang, "The Lord’s Prayer," and a number was sung by a quartet composed of Milo Mabie, Randolph Griggs, Roy King and Earl Ruedy.  Mrs. Jess Scott was the instrumentalist. 

Flowers were in charge of Mrs. Clarence Reindel, Mrs. Neil Warren, Mrs. Paul Jacob and Mrs. Bertie Schultz.  Pallbearers were: Paul Jacob, Frank Zickert, Otto Warren, Fred Stelloh, Herman Schultz, and Frank Zickert. 

Present from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Imig, Miss Louise and Carl Imig, Wisconsin Rapids: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Riggs and family, Mrs. Warner Matson, Mrs. Robert Lemke, Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Grap, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Otto Klement, Salina, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Keith Lea, Escanaba, Mich.; Mrs. Bell McKinze, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hom, Silvis, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Swenson and family, Marshfield; Mrs. Fred Hom, Osseo; Mr. and Mrs. John Balcer and Louie Wojtkiewicz, Thorp; Mr. and Mrs. Leo Rentz, Mrs. E. Liebenow and Mrs. M. C. Scherer, La Crosse; Mr. and Mrs. J. Young Willard.  



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