Obit: Huntzicker, Francis J. (1885 - 1912)


Contact: Ann Stevens


Surnames: Huntzicker, Warne, Smith, Mead, Sullivan, Lange, Brisbois, Means 

----Source:  Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.)  Oct 31, 1912 

Huntzicker, Francis J. (13 Oct 1885 - 24 Oct 1912) 

Francis J. Huntzicker was born to Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Huntzicker at La Crosse on Oct. 13, 1885, and passed away at the Presbyterian hospital at Chicago on Oct. 24, 1912.  For a period of over two years Frank had been a sufferer with severe headaches which came with greater frequency as the months went by.  Upon his last visit to Chicago a specialist there had diagnosed his case as a malignant growth in the head and this diagnosis was later verified and agreed that such growth was the result of hemorrhages which resulted in his death. 

Frank attended school at Neillsville until he was 14 years of age when he entered Shattuck Seminary at Fairbault, Minn.  He graduated from this school and then went to Columbia University in 1907 where he qualified as a civil and mining engineer.  He was awarded highest honors of the school at Shattuck and highest honors of his class at Columbia.  He was a member of the Theta Xi fraternity. 

After leaving school he followed his profession as engineer until stricken with the disease which caused his death.  He spent a few months in the west and later accepted a position at Duluth.  Frank was a young man of more than ordinary promise and capability.  He was of a quiet and retiring disposition but of that disposition which, when friends were made, retained them through life.  He was a careful student and his mentality afforded him a deep insight upon all problems which came to him in his profession.  That he should have been cut off in the prime of his manhood and career is a source of deepest sorrow and regret to his friends here and elsewhere.  Frank was a member of the Masonic fraternity, holding membership in the Blue Lodge Chapter and Commandery of this city.  His remains were brought here last Friday morning and Sunday were taken to Greenwood for interment.  The funeral was conducted by the Masons according to their ceremonies and traditions.  Services were held at the M.W.A. Hall at Greenwood and in addition to the Masonic services, Dr. Warne of Chicago, a member of the faculty of Hanneman Medical college and an eminent speaker, gave a very fitting and eloquent sermon.  Frank was laid to rest in the cemetery at Greenwood.  He was a great lover of flowers and this trait was remembered by his friends in a most bounteous manner.  He is survived by his mother, sister, Mrs. W.L. Smith, and brothers, Fred and Victor. 

Among those who were here for the funeral were Mrs. Mead and Mrs. L. Sullivan, his aunts, and Mrs. John Lange, his cousin, of Milwaukee, Geo. Huntzicker of Marshfield, Mrs. Brisbois and Misses Brisbois and Means of Wausau. 



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