Obit: Preston, Frances M. (1888 - 1954)

Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Preston, Litzen, Schiller, Poehnlien, Krauth, Wolf, Betz, Christopherson, Grady  

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) January 6, 1955 

Preston, Frances M. (26 August 1888 - 30 December 1954) 

Mrs. Frances M. Preston, age 66, of Milwaukee, a former Neillsville resident, died Thursday, December 30, 1954, at the home of her daughter after a long illness. 

Funeral services were held Monday, January 3, from St. Judes Catholic Church in Milwaukee with the Rev. Fr. Grady officiating.  Burial was in the Holy Trinity Cemetery at West Allis. 

Mrs. Preston was born August 26, 1888, to Jacob and Margaret (Litzen) Schiller at Neillsville.  She received her education in Clark County and for many years taught in the schools of the county, later going to Canada, where she was married November 20, 1913, to James Preston and where the family lived for a number of years.  After her return to Neillsville she made her home on the Northside and the later years of her life she resided in the home of her parents near O’Neill Creek, on Grand Avenue.  She left in July to make her home with her daughter in Milwaukee. 

She is survived by four daughters: Helen M., Racine; Jean S., Milwaukee; Mrs. Joe (Gail) Poehnlien, Neillsville; and Mrs. Robert (Catherine) Krauth, Milwaukee; five grandchildren, and the following sisters and brother: Mrs. Ed (Anna) Wolf, Lindsay, Mont.; Mrs. Della Betz, Rice Lake; Mildred Schiller, Neillsville; Mrs. Margaret Christopherson, Milwaukee, and Tony Schiller of Tempe, Ariz. 

Mrs. Joe Poehnlien, Mrs. Rose Schiller and Miss Mildred Schiller were those from Neillsville attending the services.  



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