Obit: Schmirler, Anton J. (1872 - 1957)



Surnames: Schmirler, Schulz, Persehl, Baer, Heindl, Schreiber, Dillenberg, Burger, Misudek, Ellenbecker, Rosener, Kremsreitter, Lake, Piehl, Candida 

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 01/02/1958 

Schmirler, Anton J. (30 Mar. 1872 - 24 Dec. 1957) 

Final rites were held Friday for Anton J. Schmirler, 85, town of Frankfort, at St. John’s Catholic church, Wuerzberg. A son, the Rev. Albert A. Schmirler, officiated at the Solemn Requiem High Mass. Burial followed in the church cemetery. 

Mr. Schmirler was the father of A. J. Schmirler, Jr., of Abbotsford. 

Mr. Schmirler died Tuesday morning, Dec. 24, at St. Joseph’s hospital, Marshfield, where he had been a patient since Nov. 23. He had farmed in the town of Frankfort for 60 years, and served the township as assessor, supervisor, clerk, and also school clerk. He was also a trustee of St. John’s parish for many years, and was treasurer of the parish’s Holy Name Society. 

Assisting Fr. Schmirler at the Mass were the Rev. Raymond Schulz, Abbotsford, deacon, and the Rev. George Persehl, sub-deacon. Fr. Schulz also gave the sermon. Other clergymen attending the services were Msgr. Urban Baer, former pastor at St. John’s, the Rev. Francis Heindl, La Crosse; the Rev. Schreiber, the Rev. Dillenberg, and 12 nuns from St. Joseph’s hospital at Marshfield. 

The pallbearers were George Burger, Henry Misudek, George Ellenbecker, Peter Rosener, John Kremsreiter, and Lawrence Lake. 

Mr. Schmirler was born in Austria on March 30, 1872, and came to this country a few years later. He was married in 1898 in Marathon to Miss Anna Piehl, who died in 1908. In 1909 he married Louise Gartman, who died in 1949. 

Surviving are seven sons, the Rev. Albert Schmirler, Page, N.D.; Anton J. Schmirler, Abbotsford; Bernard Schmirler, town of Frankfort; Edward, Paul and Hilbert Schmirler, all of Wausau; Joseph Schmirler, Edgar; and one daughter, Sister M. Candida, Mankato, Minn.; and 12 grand children. 



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