Obit: Zerbel, Martin August (1885 - 1958)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Zerbel, Zimmerman, Theiler,
Johnson, Duerkop, Hardwick, Bryner, Elger, Grueb, Fradenburg,
Baily, Schenk, Kobiski, Serr
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) October 30, 1958
Zerbel, Martin (5 September 1885 - 22
Martin August Zerbel was born at Honey
Creek in Sauk County on September 5, 1885, to Herman and Dora
Zerbel. His boyhood days were went with his parents, brothers
and sisters on the farm. He attended the public school near
In 1901 the family moved onto a farm in
Clark County, south of Humbird. Here Martin spent most of his
life, living on there after the death of his parents, with his
brother, Paul, and family, with the exception of a few years he
spent in his own home just across the road in Jackson County, where
he was living until the time of his death on Wednesday night,
October 22. He had attained the age of 73 years.
He was a quiet and retiring man, and
spent most of his time at home, working in his garden and helping
his brother and nephews in their farm work. He was a kind
neighbor and ever ready to lend a helping hand. Mr. Zerbel
Survivors are his brother Paul, on the
home farm, a sister, Mrs. Rhinehart (Ella) Zimmerman of Black River
Falls, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted from St.
John’s Evangelical and Reformed Church, the Rev. Carl Serr
officiating. The song service was given by St. John’s
Choir, Mrs. William Theiler, Sr., Mrs. Karl Johnson, Mrs. Elmer
Duerkop and Miss Dawn Hardwick, who sang, "Face to Face" and "Jesus
Keep Me Near the Cross," with Diana Bryner at eh organ.
Burial was made in Mentor Cemetery and
arrangements made by the Jensen Funeral Home at Hixton.
Pallbearers were old friends; Paul Elger, John Grueb, Peter Fradenburg, Chester Baily, Max Schenk and Steve Kobiski.
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