Obit: May, Otto H. (1886 - 1958)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: May, Porath, Dux, Volz, Moen, Marden, Bumpas, Heiser, Luedtke, Schafer, Wischuelke, Fero, Riedel, Buchholz, Zank, Beyer, Marg, Lehman, Schewe 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) November 27, 1958 

May, Otto H. (11 January 1886 - 23 November 1958) 

Funeral services were to be conducted Wednesday for Otto Herman May, 72, lifelong resident of the Town of Pine Valley, who died here Sunday.  Services are being held at 2 p.m. from St. John’s Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Alfred Schewe officiating.  Burial was to be made in the Neillsville City Cemetery. 

He was born January 11, 1886, in the Town of Pine Valley, son of the late Herman and Wilhelmina (Porath) May.  He received his education in Pine Valley, where he spent his entire life.  He was engaged in farming and for 19 years worked for the American Stores Dairy Company. 

He is survived by his wife, the former Margaret Grace Dux, whom he married June 30, 1909, in Neillsville, and the following children: Walter May, Milwaukee; Mrs. George (Esther) Volz, Wisconsin Rapids; Lester May, Chicago; Roland and Maurice May, Milwaukee.  Other survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Moen, Neillsville; Mrs. Steve (Lena) Marden, Belleview, Wash.; and two brothers, Paul May of Dousman; and Max May of Belleview, Wash.   Eight grandchildren also survive. 

The Georgas Funeral Home made the arrangements. 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) December 4, 1958 

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday from St. John’s Lutheran Church for Otto H. May, 72, who died November 23.  The Rev. Alfred Schewe officiated.  Burial was made in the Neillsville cemetery. 

Pallbearers were: Lyle Fero, Fritz Zank, Wilbert Wischuelke, Louis Zank, Walter Beyer and Frederick Dux. 

Mrs. Irvin Marg, soloist, sang "Take Thou my Hands," accompanied by Victor Lehman at the organ.  

People from out of town here for the services were: Mr. and Mrs. Walter May, Mr. and Mrs. Roland May and family, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice May and son, LaVern May, Barbara May, and Mr. and Mrs. Basil Bumpas, all of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. George Volz, Wisconsin Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. Lester May and daughter, Chicago; Paul May, Mr. and Mrs. Wallie Heiser, Mrs. William Luedtke and Ronnie, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Schafer, Dousman; Mrs. Milton Otto, Fond du Lac; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wischuelke, Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Fero, Wilbert Wischuelke, Mrs. Paul Riedel, all of Granton; and Mr. and Mrs. H. Buchholz, Eau Claire. 



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