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 surgery. 

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 areas. 

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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