Obit: Drescher, Arnold E. (1890 - 1968)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Drescher, Gerzmhle, Watenpuhl, Silkey, Pohlkamp, Thiede, Hinkelman, Lindow, Yurkovich, Fortuna, Dux, Zipfel, Ziglinsky, Kuechenmeister, Schlinsog, Hubing, Scott, Koehler

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 2/15/1968

Drescher, Arnold E. (6 November 1890 - 7 February 1968)

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon from the United Church of Christ in Neillsville for Arnold E. Drescher, 77, of the Town of Grant, who died here February 7. The Rev. W. C. Koehler officiated. Burial was made in the Town of Grant Cemetery.

Mr. Drescher was born November 6, 1890, in the Town of Grant and attended schools there. On December 31, 1913, he was married to the former Laura Gerzmhle. They farmed in the Town of Grant for many years. He also served as treasurer for the Reed School district for several years. In 1960, Mr. Drescher retired from farming, and for the last few years had been a resident of Memorial Home in Neillsville. He was a member of the United Church of Christ.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Arvid (Jeanette) Watenpuhl of Neillsville, and Mrs. Erwin (Evelyn) Silkey of Marshfield; two sons, Leonard of Rt. 1 Neillsville and Lawrence of Neillsville; a sister, Mrs. Ida Pohlkamp of Neillsville; and by seven grandchildren.

“Sometime We’ll Understand” and “God Be with You Till We Meet Again” were sung by Mrs. W. C. Koehler, who was accompanied by Mrs. Jess W. Scott.

Pallbearers were: Ben Dux, Raymond Zipfel, Ernest Ziglinsky, Ernest Kuechenmeister, Walter Schlinsog and Art Hubing.

People from out of town attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Silkey and Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Thiede and daughter of Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Norman Drescher and Karen of Tomah; Mrs. Donald Drescher and Wayne Drescher of Greenwood; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Gerzmhle, of Wisconsin Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Gerzmhle of Nekoosa; Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Hinkelman of Loyal; Mr. and Mrs. Luther Lindow and Mr. and Mrs. William G. Lindow of Chili; Val Yurkovich and Louie Fortuna of Willard.



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