Obit: Minette, Walter Arthur (1872 - 1953)

Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Minette, DeWitt, Engebretson, Rennak, Kauffman, Jahr, Schlinsog, Goering, Eide, Balsley, Doudna, Nobe, Parr, Triggs, Browe 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) December 31, 1953 

Minette, Walter Arthur (26 December 1872 - 22 December 1953) 

Walter Arthur Minette, 81, of Granton, Rt. 1, died December 22 following an illness which had confined him to a hospital for 11 days.  Services were held Saturday from the Georgas Funeral home at 9 a.m. after which the body was taken to "Richland Center, where services were held at 2 o’clock. The Rev. R. H. Browe of Chili officiated, and burial was made in the English Ridge Cemetery at Richland Center. 

Mr. Minette, a retired stock-buyer and farmer, was born December 26;, 1872, at Richland Center to William and Marion Minette.  He received his education in the schools of Walworth County and in 1919 he moved with his family to the Town of Fremont, Clark County.  While in Richland Center, he was school clerk for several years at the English Ridge school. He retired five years ago.  

His marriage to Edith Dewitt took place February 27, 1893, at Iron Center. 

He is survived by his wife, three sons, Cecil of Neillsville; Wilmer, Whitewater; Harold, San Diego, Cal.; a daughter, Mrs. Willis (Izely) Engebretson, La Crosse; a brother, Robert of Waukesha; and by six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 

Pallbearers at the services here were: Julius Rennak, Everett Kauffman, Wesley Jahr, Harold Schlinsog, Kenneth Goering and Halvor Eide.  Those at Richland Center were: Ross Balsley, Tom Doudna, Maynard Doudna, John Nobe, Virgil Parr and Lee Triggs. 

Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer Minette of Whitewater and Mr. and Mrs. Willis Engebretson of La Crosse attended the services here.  



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