Obit: Schoengarth, Valesca Olga (1883 - 1954)

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Surnames: Schoengarth, Pohle, Dodte, Beilfuss, Unger, Covell, Kintzele, Musil, Tufts, Bruhn, Holt, Harvey, Gluck, Ray, Crissinger, Cummings, Scott, Harcey, Miller, Johnson, Bass, Meyers 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) May 27, 1954 

Schoengarth, Valesca Olga (16 November 1883 - 25 May 1954) 

Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon from the Congregational Church for Mrs. Oscar W. Schoengarth, wife of County Judge Schoengarth. 

She died at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, 1954, after an extended illness.  Death came in the local hospital, to which she was removed from her home Monday evening. 

The Rev. Frank B. Harcey, pastor of the Congregational Church will be in charge of the services, which will be conducted by the Georgas Funeral Home.  Burial will be made in the Neillsville City Cemetery. 

Active in social and church affairs in Neillsville, Mrs. Schoengarth was born November 16, 1883, Valesca Olga Dodte, daughter of Carl and Wilhelmina (Pohle) Dodte, on a farm near the fairgrounds, east of Neillsville.  She was graduated from Neillsville High School and attended the normal schools at Oshkosh and Whitewater, (S. D.).  She taught schools in this area and in South Dakota and Arizona before her marriage to Judge Schoengarth here on August 25, 1915. 

Surviving besides Judge Schoengarth are a son, Lowell D. Schoengarth, Neillsville attorney; four grandchildren and two brothers and three sisters. 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) June 3, 1954 

Mrs. Oscar Schoengarth died May 25, 1954, at the Neillsville Hospital. Services were held Saturday, May 29, from the Congregational Church, with the Rev. Frank B. Harcey officiating.  Interment was in the Neillsville City Cemetery. 

Mrs. Schoengarth was born at Neillsville to the late Mr. and Mrs. Carl Dodte.  She received her education in the Neillsville Schools and in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and Watertown, South Dakota, normal school.  She entered the teaching profession, and taught schools in the state of Wisconsin, South Dakota and Arizona. 

Mrs. Schoengarth was active in local civic and social affairs.  Mrs. Schoengarth was a member of Carmi Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, of the Monday Progress Club and of the Congregational Church. 

The body reposed at the Georgas Funeral Home, from whence it was taken to the church for the services at 2 o’clock on Saturday afternoon. 

Mrs. Schoengarth is survived by her husband, one son, Atty. Lowell, of Neillsville; three sisters, Elsie (Mrs. Walter Beilfuss) Neillsville, Clarice Dodte of Spokane, Wash., and Blanche Dodte, of Seattle, Wash.; two brothers, Carl of Spokane, Wash., and Bernard on the home farm; and four grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents. 

The pallbearers were: Adolph Unger, Al Covell, Harland Kintzele, James Musil, Wm. Tufts, and Earl Bruhn. 

The many floral offerings were in charge of Mrs. Albert Holt, Mrs. Robert Harvey, Mrs. Oscar Gluck and Mrs. Sam Ray. 

Mrs. B. H. Crissinger and Miss Mary Cummings sang "O Love that will not let me go," accompanied by Mrs. Jess Scott at the organ. 

Out of town persons attending were: Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert Miller of Oak Park, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Johnson, Madison; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Johnson, Neenah; Miss Clarice Dodte, Spokane, Wash.; Miss Josie Bass, Minneapolis, Minn.; Mrs. Lyda Meyers, Madison, Wis. 

The Clark County Bar association attended the rites in a body. 



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