Obit: Boxrucker, Anton (1886 -
Contact: Linda Mertens
Surnames: Boxrucker, Crubel, Hennlich, Peissig, Decker, Gilbertson, Wolf, Brock, Simerson, Marette, Mertens
----Source – Anna Johnson’s Scrapbook
Anton Boxrucker (17 May 1886 - 16 Nov 1961)
Funeral services were held Monday from Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Own, for Anton Boxrucker, 75, who died Thursday. The Rev. Father H.L. Crubel officiated at the 9:30 Requiem High Mass with the school choir singing.
Burial was in Riverside cemetery at Owen. Pallbearers were grandsons of the deceased: James and William Hennlich, Duane and Dale Peissig, Roland Decker and Roger Gilbertson.
Mr. Boxrucker died about noon Thursday at his home in Owen of a heart attack. His death was unexpected, as he enjoyed apparently good health with no indication of a heart ailment.
Anton Boxrucker was born May 17, 1886, in the town of Medford. He worked in logging camps until his marriage to Ella Wolf here (Dorchester, Clark Co., WI) in St. Louis Catholic church on Dec. 29, 1908. They settled on a farm in Clark County when married, later farming in Taylor County, and were on a farm north of Curtiss when they retired in 1958. Upon retirement, they had moved to Owen, where they had since resided.
Surviving are his widow, two sons and five daughters, all of whom were at the funeral: Albert of Curtiss, Walter of Owen, Mrs. Joe (Hattie) Hennlich of this community, Mrs. Martha Peissig of Owen, Mrs. Ole (Selma) Gilbertson of Taylor, Mrs. Chester (Marie) Decker of Oakwood, Mrs. Virgil (Alice) Brock of Louisville, Ky.; 19 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are four brothers: Jake of Stetsonville, John of Abbotsford, Joseph of Colby, and Casper of Athens; one sister, Mrs. Martha Simerson of Milwaukee.
A half-sister, Mrs. Josephine Marette, and a half-brother, Henry Mertens, preceded him in death.
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