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