Obit: Montag, Ernest John (1883 - 1954)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Montag, Riedel, Brooks, Browe
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville,
Clark Co., WI.) May 13, 1954
Montag, Ernest John (23 December 1883 - 7 May
Ernest John Montag, 70, a former Chili resident
died May 7, 1954, at the home of his son, Craig Montag of Augusta,
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, May
10, from the Evangelical United Brethren Church at Chili,
Wis. The Rev. R. H. Browe officiated. Interment was in
the Chili Cemetery.
body lay in state beginning Sunday at the Bergemann Funeral Home in
Neillsville until 11 o’clock, Monday forenoon, when it was
taken to the church.
Montag, son of Clarence and Elizabeth (Riedel) Montag, was born
December 23, 1883, at Loyal. He received his elementary
education in the Nasonville and Lynn schools and was married to
Elsie Brooks in August 1907. In his earlier years he was a
cheesemaker in the Lynn and Chili area and later moved to a farm in
the Chili community, where he farmed until 1934. After
retiring from farming he worked for ten years for the Marshfield
Manufacturing Co. and later helped out in the cheese factory at
Chili. He was making his home with his son at Augusta at the
time of his death.
Montag is survived by two sons, Craig of Augusta and Clifford of
Owen, three grandchildren and one brother, Herman Montag of
Deceased members of his family are his parents, wife and two children.
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