Obit: Bohnsack, William (1886 - 1958)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Bohnsack, Critzwacher,
Campbell, Hopka, Silvernale, Conrad, Hein, Dahnert, Briggs, Jacob,
Acheson, Hainz, Janke, Schultz, Holmes
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) March 13, 1958
Bohnsack, William (3 September 1886 - 8
William Bohnsack, 71, of Neillsville,
died March 8, at his home. Funeral services were held Tuesday
from the Neillsville Methodist Church. The Rev. Virgil Holmes
officiated. Burial was made in the Neillsville City
He was born September 3, 1886, at
Milford, the son of the late Christ and Ernestina (Critzwacher)
Bohnsack. He received his education in Milford, and when he
was 17 came with his parents to Clark County, locating on a
farm in the Town of Weston. He continued to farm until six
years ago, when he moved into the city. He had been ill for
the past two weeks.
He was a member of the Methodist Church
and served as a member of the Uncle Sam School board for several
years. His marriage to the former Hanna Campbell took place
April 18, 1916.
He is survived by his wife and two
children, Mrs. Joseph (Agnes) Hopka, Fond du Lac, and Lawrence, on
the home farm on Rt. 3. A brother, Julius Bohnsack and three
grandchildren also survive.
H. Randolph Briggs, vocalist sang,
"Nearer my God to Thee," and "The Old Rugged Cross," accompanied by
Miss Sharry Briggs.
Pallbearers were: Paul Jacob, Alvin
Jacob, Donald Acheson, Otto Hainz, August Janke and Herman
People from out of town attending were: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hopka, Miss Marcella Hopka and Gerald Hopka, Fond du Lac; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Silvernale, Mrs. Amber Conrad, Miss Philinda Conrad, Red Wing, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Laverne Hein and Mrs. Grace Hein, Spencer; and Mr. and Mrs. Ben Dahnert, Wisconsin Rapids.
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