Obit: Humboldt, Lyle J. (1906 - 1968)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Humboldt, Halbrader, Beilke, Dux, Walker, Mihelick, Klumb, Balkay, Laib, Ziegler, Tolaney, Hoppa, Witte

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 1/25/1968

Humboldt, Lyle J. (3 September 1906 - 19 January 1968)

Greenwood News: Lyle J. Humboldt, 61, was found dead Friday morning by a milk hauler in the yard of his farm home with a bullet wound in his head. Mr. Humboldt had been sick for three years with a nervous disorder. Authorities ruled he had taken his own life.
Lyle J. Humboldt, 61, of Rt. 1 Willard was found dead Friday in the yard of his farm home in the Willard area.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the Georgas Funeral Home in Neillsville. The Rev. David Witte of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Globe, of which Mr. Humboldt was a member, officiated. Burial was made in the Neillsville City Cemetery.

He was born September 3, 1906, in the Town of Seif and had been a lifelong resident of the Willard community, where he attended school. He farmed his parents’ farm prior to and after his marriage and until time of his death. He was married on August 21, 1948, to the former Ruth Beilke in Neillsville. His parents were William and Cora (Halbrader) Humboldt.

He is survived by his wife; four children: Judy, Joyce, Dale and Gary, all at home; and a sister, Mrs. Estelle Dux of Neillsville.

Pallbearers were: Bernard Walker, Victor Halbrader, Herbert Laib, Marvin and Louis Ziegler and Joe Tolaney. Mrs. David Hoppa played organ music.

People from away here for the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Manley Walker of Prairie Farm; Eddie Mihelick of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Klumb of West Bend; Mrs. Emery Balkay of Marshall; and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Beilke of Granton.



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