Obit: Leason, Erl Ralph (1869 - 1955)

Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Leason, Caldwell, Bennett, Holt, Rahn, Simek, Snyder, Gustman, Minette, Nulton 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) June 9, 1955 

Leason, Erl Ralph (25 April 1869 - 2 June 1955) 

Erl Ralph Leason, 87, of 1201 Hewett St. Neillsville, died June 2, 1955, at 10:30 p.m. at the Memorial Hospital, where he had been admitted at noon of the same day. 

Funeral services were held Monday, June 6, from the Georgas Funeral Home.  The Rev. Virgil Nulton officiated.  Burial was in the Neillsville City Cemetery. 

Mr. Leason was born April 25, 1869, to A. S. and Mina (Caldwell) Leason at Hingham, Wis., in Sheboygan County.  He came to Clark County as a small child.  He received his education in the Neillsville schools and worked with his father in the pump and windmill manufacturing business, a business which he carried on after the death of his father.  During his life he also worked as a salesman for outside concerns.  Mr. Leason was talented in the line of painting and many oil paintings hang in his home. He had not been in ailing health; had entered the hospital for observation after a fall in his home. 

Pallbearers were: Albert Holt, Henry Rahn, Frank Simek, Ernest Snyder, Arnold Gustman and Cecil Minette. 

He is survived by a niece and nephew: Mrs. M. W. (Flossie) Bennett of Neillsville and Jess Leason of St. Paul. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Letta, and one brother, Dr. W. A. Leason, who died in 1952. 

Jess Leason of St. Paul came for the services. 



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