Obit: Reseburg, William H. (1879 - 1955)
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 03/24/1955
Reseburg, William H. (11 JUN 1879 - 24 FEB 1955)
We herein record the death of William H. Reseburg, 71, son of the late William Reseburg, after whom the Township of Reseburg, Clark County, was named.
The father was Chairman of the Township of Withee for six years after its creation on June 11, 1879.
The Township named in honor of Wm. Reseburg, was created by splitting the Town of Withee on May 13, 1893 and the first Town meeting was held on the first Tuesday in Apr. 1894, at the schoolhouse in Section 16.
We were informed of the death of Mr. Reseburg by Arthur Hansman of Rice Lake, Wis., who is a cousin of the deceased and a former resident of Reseburg and Thorp city hardware merchant. An obituary follows:
William H. Reseburg, 71 years old, died quietly at a local rest home, Morgan Hill, Calif., Thursday morning, Feb. 24, 1955, after three years of declining health.
Reseburg was born April 3, 1883, in Reseburg, Wis., a community named for his father. He came to California with his parents in the fall of 1906, settling in Campbell. In 1917 he moved to Morgan Hill and purchased a ranch on East Dunne Ave. He sold the ranch in 1943 and moved into town.
For 25 years he was elder in the local United Presbyterian Church. He was a graduate in business administration from the Presbyterian college, Albany, Oregon. In 1928 he became a local agent for the Santa Clara County Fire Insurance Co. and also Farmer Insurance Exchange. He was past master of the Morgan Hill Grange and Santa Clara Co. Pomona grange. For 18 years he was secretary of the local Morgan Hill Prune Growers Association. At the time of his death, he was a member of the Friendly Inn Board of Managers.
He leaves his wife, Grace, of Morgan Hill, and his sister, Ann Reseburg, R.N., of Hollywood.
Funeral services were conducted at the Johnson Funeral Home Monday morning, Feb. 28, at 10 o’clock. Pallbearers were elders of the United Presbyterian Church. Interment took place in Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, Calif.
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