Obit: Beeckler, George Alexander (1882 - 1958)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Beeckler, Jackisch, French,
Plummer, Waterman, Pickett, Smith, Guthmiller
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) July 3, 1958
Beeckler, George Alexander (13 February
1882 - 30 June 1958)
George Beeckler, 76, 111 E
1st, alderman of the Neillsville second ward, died
shortly before noon Monday at St. Joseph’s Hospital in
Marshfield as a result of complications following
Funeral services are being held this (Thursday) afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Bergemann Funeral
Home. The Rev. Albert Guthmiller, pastor of the Zion Evangelical
and Reformed Church, will officiate. Burial will be made in
the Neillsville City Cemetery.
George Alexander Beeckler, son of the
late Ezra and Amelia (Jackisch) Beeckler, was born February 13,
1882, in the Town of Lynn. He received his education in the
old Windfall School, where his father was a teacher. After
his elementary education he went to Madison, where he learned the
creamery business. He followed this trade at Independence,
Ia., for a year, going to Dunn County for two years, and then
worked for a year in Chippewa County before returning to Clark
County, where he operated creameries in the Sidney and Shortville
On December 21, 1910, he was married to
Gladys French of Neillsville. Following their marriage they
moved to the Town of Levis, where they farmed until the death of
his wife in 1947. Mr. Beeckler served as chairman of the Town
of Levis for 12 years.
On August 8, 1948, he was married to Mrs.
Jessie Plummer in Neillsville. They managed the Clark County Old
People’s home in Neillsville until 1953. In 1955, when
the Neillsville Nursing home opened, Mr. and Mrs. Beeckler were in
charge. They retired from active work in 1957.
Mr. Beeckler was a member of the
Congregational Church, and the I. O. O. F. Lodge. He also
served as supervisor for the third ward from 1950 until 1955, when
he as elected alderman of the second ward.
He is survived by his wife and the following brother and sisters: Ben Beeckler, Granton; Bess, Pearl and Daphne Beeckler, Granton; Mrs. Clark (Vera) Waterman, Granton; Mrs. Earl (Theresa) Pickett, Spencer; and Mrs. Raymond (Haidee) Smith, Milwaukee.
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