Obit: Pagenkopf, Herman August (1877 - 1958)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Pagenkopf, Schroeder, Acheson, Junchen, Meyer, Blazavier, Osborn, Timmler, Scheeler, Stelloh, Taitschuck, Duge, Schultz, Kaddatz, Kutsche, Buddenhagen, Mitte, Lehman, Schewe 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) July 24, 1958 

Pagenkopf, Herman August (11 November 1877 - 18 July 1958) 

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at St. John’s Lutheran Church, for Herman August Pagenkopf, 80, of Neillsville who died July 18.  The Rev. Alfred Schewe of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church officiated. Burial was made in the Neillsville City Cemetery. 

Mr. Pagenkopf was born November 11, 1877, at Jefferson.  His parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Pagenkopf, came to Clark County when he was a small child, locating on a farm in the Town of Grant.  He attended rural school and St. John’s parochial school. 

As a young man he worked on farms, and following his marriage December 12, 1911, to the former Elsie Schroeder at Neillsville, he continued farming in the Town of Grant.  He was forced by ill health to retire in 1942.  In 1948 they moved to Neillsville, where he had resided since. 

He served several terms on the Washington School board and was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. 

He is survived by his wife and two children, Victor of Platteville, and Mrs. Donald (Helen) Acheson of Rt. 3, Neillsville. Two sisters, Mrs. Anna Junchen, Menasha and Mrs. Fred (Emma) Meyer, of San Mateo, Calif., and two brothers, Emil of Kenosha and Reinholdt of Sacramento, Calif., also survived as do four grandchildren. 

Pallbearers were: William O. Duge, Herman Schultz, Adolph Meyer, Gus Kaddatz, Ray Kutsche and Elmer Buddenhagen.  Robert Mitte, vocalist, accompanied by Victor Lehman, sang "Take Thou My Hands and Lead Me," and "I’m But a Stranger here." 

People from out of town here for the services were: Mr. and Mrs. Victor Pagenkopf and family, Platteville; Lawrence Junchen and son, David, Sherrard, Ill.; Miss Myra Junchen and Mrs. Ernest Junchen, Menasha; Mr. and Mrs. Emil Pagenkopf and Mrs. Donald Blazavier, Kenosha; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Junchen, Green Bay; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Osborn, Cartersville, Ill.; Fred Timmler, Loyal; Mrs. Mary Scheeler, Abbotsford; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Stelloh, Merrillan; Mr. and Mrs. William Taitschuck, Prospect Heights, Ill. 

Funeral arrangements were made by the Georgas Funeral Home. 



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