Obit: Meng, John Henry (1890 - 1967)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Meng, Gelhaus, Stabenow, Smith, Luetscher, Paddock, Johnson, Trunkel, Fravert, Elmer, Susa, Landini, Voss, Booher

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 1/04/1968

Meng, John Henry (1 March 1890- 29 December 1967)

John Henry Meng, 77, of Greenwood, died Friday in Marshfield after suffering a massive hemorrhage. Funeral services were held Tuesday from the Grace Methodist Church in Greenwood. The Rev. Carl Booher officiated. Burial took place in the Greenwood Cemetery. Military rites were in charge of the Wallis-Hinker Legion Post, No. 238.

Mr. Meng was born March 1, 1890, in Sauk City, the son of John and Mary (Gelhaus) Meng. He attended Greenwood High School and a barbering school in Minneapolis. He was married to Esther Stabenow in Aberdeen, S. D., June 19, 1920. They resided in Montana until 1925, when they came to Greenwood, where they had resided since. He was owner and operator of the Meng barbershop until his retirement in 1950.

He was a veteran of World War I; a member of the Wallis-Hinker Legion Post of Greenwood; the Veterans of Foreign Wars; a member of the Mueller-Hintz Legion Post in Marshfield; the Greenwood Masonic Lodge, and Grace Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Paul A. (Frances) Smith of Las Vegas, N. M.; and a grandson, Michael Smith of Boulder, Colo.

From the Greenwood News column 1/04/1968

Funeral services for John H. Meng were held January 2 from Grace Methodist Church. The Rev. Carl Booher officiated. Burial was made in the Greenwood Cemetery.

Military rites were in charge of the Wallis-Hinker Post. Pallbearers, all Legion members were: John F. Trunkel, LeRoy Fravert, Ray Johnson, Thomas Elmer, Cletus Susa and Louis Landini.

Mrs. Wayne Voss sang, “The Old Rugged Cross” and “Abide with me” accompanied on the organ by Mrs. Carl Booher.

Attending from away were: Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Smith of Las Vegas, N. M.; Michael J. Smith of Boulder, Colo.; Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Luetscher and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Meng of Prairie du Sac; Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Paddock, Mrs. Carl Zimmerman, Sr., and Carl Zimmerman, Jr., of Augusta; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Johnson of Elk Mound; Mr. and Mrs. Orvil Smith of Eau Claire.





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