Obit: Swann, Minnie (1888 - 1955)

Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Swann, Storeck, Sack, Yankee, Hantke, Cillie, Briggs, Smith, Kuehling, Perkins, Counsell, Novotny, Hubing, Stanley, Lipscy, Drescher, Nulton 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) August 11, 1955 

Swann, Minnie (10 June 1888 - 3 August 1955) 

Mrs. Minnie (Bert) Swann, a former Neillsville resident, died Wednesday, August 3, 1955, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Yankee, in Neenah.   

Funeral services were conducted August 6 from the Georgas Funeral Home.  Burial took place in the Neillsville City Cemetery. The Rev. Ethyl Nulton of Greenwood officiated. 

Mrs. Swann was born June 10, 1888, in Chicago to Daniel and Wilhelmina (Storeck) Sack.  She came to Clark County with her parents when she was nine years old.  The family settled on a farm in the Town of Washburn.  She received her education in the schools of Chicago and Shortville. 

On November 22, 1905, she was married to Bert Swann at Shortville. They farmed in the Town of Grant for 48 years.  Following his death on July 28, 1953, she went to Neenah to make her home with her daughter.  Mrs. Swann had been in ill health since last March.  She was a member of the R. N. A. Lodge of Neillsville. 

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. John (Nellie) Yankee, Neenah, and Mrs. Ruben (Genevieve) Hantke of Neillsville, R 4; an aunt, Mrs. Nio Cillie, Hinsdale, Ill.; and two grandchildren. 

Pallbearers were: William Novotny, Bradley Hubing, Lawrence Stanley, Donald Lipscy, Leonard Drescher and Norman Drescher. 

Selections were sung by Sharrie Briggs, Mrs. Albert Smith, Mrs. Albert Kuehling and Mrs. John Perkins.  They were accompanied by Mrs. Florence Counsell. 

Those attending from out of town were: Mr. and Mrs. John Yankee, Neenah; Mr. and Mrs. William Novotny, Oshkosh; George Swann, Crandon; Mr. and Mrs. Her___ (balance not there). 



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