Obit: Downer, Frank (1881 - 1965)


Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon



Surnames: Downer, Pierrelee, McNamee, Wright, Elmhorst, Schwarze, Frischman, Bender, Pernsteiner, Henninger, Garbisch, Nichols


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) 1/6/1966


Downer, Frank (30 August 1881 - 30 December 1965)


Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the Gilbertson Funeral Home in Granton for Frank Downer, 84, of Rt. 1 Granton, who died December 30, in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield.  The Rev. Oscar Nichols of Neillsville officiated.  Burial was made in the Windfall Cemetery.


Mr. Downer was born August 30, 1881, in the Town of Grant.  He was married May 20, 1903, to the former Florence Pierrelee, who preceded him in death. They farmed in the Town of York for many years.  He had resided in the Granton area most of his lifetime.


He is survived by two sons, Eugene of Cassville, and Victor, of Granton; a daughter, Mrs. Elmer (Katherine) McNamee of Vesper; a sister, Mrs. Bessie Wright, and a brother, Neil Downer, both of Granton; and by five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.


Pallbearers were: Elmer Elmhorst, Durward Schwarze, Paul Frischman, Harold Bender, Joe Pernsteiner and Emil Henninger.


Organ music was provided by Mrs. Leland Garbisch.




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