Obit: Smith, Charles W.  (1873 - 1947)


Contact: Audrey Roedl



Surnames: Smith, Clouse


----Source: The Loyal Tribune  (Loyal, Clark County, Wis. 17 April 1947


Smith, Charles W.  (24 DEC. 1873-03 APR 1947)


On Thursday evening, Apr. 3, at St. Joseph’s hospital in Chippewa Falls, Charles William Smith, 73, and a resident of Clark county for 67 years, passed away. He had been in poor health for the past three years and was taken suddenly ill on Monday, Mar. 21.


He was born in Bresiau, Germany, on Dec. 24, 1873. At the age of six years he came with his parents to America and settled on a farm in the town of Loyal. On June 10, 1903, he was married to Jenny Clouse. To this union, one son, David, was born. Mrs. Smith died in 1919. He is survived by his son.


For many of his younger years, Mr. Smith followed the life of a woodsman during the winter months and worked on his farm in the summers.


Soon after his wife’s death, he and his son moved to Wausau. After living there two years, they returned and settled on a farm in the town of Beaver. There he spent the remainder of his life, or 23 years, with his son and family.


Besides his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. Smith is survived by four grandchildren, Donald, Jane, Henry and Lois Smith. He is preceded in death by one brother, William Smith, and three sisters, Mrs. Charles (Amelia) Arndt, Mrs. William (Annie) Schroeder and Mrs. Peter (Augusta) Schwoch.


Funeral services were conducted at the Loyal Methodist church on last week Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock, with the Rev. Leo H. Holmes officiating. Burial was in the Loyal cemetery.


Pallbearers were Frank Zuege, Arthur Wolfe, Hugh Darton, Dan Ellison, Arnold Stumpner and Claude Catlin. Those in charge of the flowers were Mrs. Catlin, Mrs. Stumpner, Mrs, Wolfe, Mrs. Zuege, Mrs. Darton and Mrs. Ellison.


The hymns "Under His Wings" and "Sweet Peace, the Gift of God’s Love," were sung by Mrs. Ray Prior and Mrs. Calvin Prior, J. R. Colby and R. B. Colby and R. B. Colby, with Miss Marjorie Holmes as accompanist.


Those from away attending the funeral services were: Mr. and Mrs. George Heiderer of Butternut, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Arndt, Miss Pearl  Arndt and Levi Arndt of Park Falls, Mr. andmRs. J.F. Garvin of Sparta, Mrs. H. J. Kranzush and Richard Kline of Waukesha, Mrs. Marie Seeman of Eau Claire, Miss Lilah Schoch of Thorp, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Dunn of Neillsville, Wallace Clouse of Chicago, and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Dunn of Greenwood.


To the survivors, The Tribune extends its sympathy.



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