Obit: Wahl, Roger A. (1931 - 1969)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Wahl, Wilcox, Thompson, Wall, Struble, Dubbs, Thronson, Ihrke, Hogue, Summers, Lee, Graves, Linkenleil, Paule, Maginnis, Vathing, Steinhauser, Krom, Wepfer, Miller, Jennings, Batzel, Volness, Hvambsal, Plover, Healy, Saeger, hartzberg, Benson, Goede, Johnson, Hempstead, Brennan, Schiesel, Wesley, Dushek

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 2/20/1969

Wahl, Roger A. (15 March 1931 - 16 February 1969)

Funeral services for Roger A. Wahl, 37, Neillsville druggist who died Sunday afternoon following an apparent heart attack, were held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday from the United Methodist Church in Neillsville. The Rev. William Dushek was in charge. Graveside services were to be conducted at 4:30 p.m. that afternoon in the Stone Church cemetery at Houston, Minn., Wahl’s home town.

Wahl suffered an attack while acting as an official during the Neillsville Winter Carnival snowmobile races at the fairgrounds. He was given emergency assistance on the spot by Dr. T. N. Thompson, who was present on the ground, and by Ellis Wall and Delbert C. Struble who were nearby. Then he was rushed to Memorial Hospital, where he succumbed.

Wahl had suffered a congenital heart condition since his youth, and had spoken to friends in recent months about the possibility of undergoing surgery later this year to have a “Pacemaker” installed.

Wahl came to Neillsville about two and one-half years ago, purchasing the old Kearns Rexall Drug Store. For 11 years prior to coming to Neillsville he had been employed in the Merwin Drug Store in Robinsdale, Minn.

He was born March 15, 1931, in La Crosse, he attended schools in Houston, Minn., and was graduated from the school of pharmacy, University of Minnesota, in 1955. He was married on September 5, 1953, to the former Patricia Wilcox in Houston.

While in Neillsville, Mr. Wahl was active in the Chamber of Commerce, of which he was a director, and the Neillsville Rotary club. He also was a member of the Wisconsin Pharmaceutical association. The family had built a new house on the southeast edge of the city and moved in about Christmas time.

Surviving are his wife; three children, Thomas, Nancy and Kari, all at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Wahl of Houston; and a brother, Ronald of Minneapolis, Minn.

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 2/27/1969

Funeral services for Roger A. Wahl, 37, of Neillsville, were held February 19, from the United Methodist Church in Neillsville, with the Rev. William Dushek officiating. Burial was made in Stone Church cemetery in Houston, Minn., with graveside rites conducted there.

Honorary pallbearers were: Michael Brennan, Donald Schiesel, Joseph Wesley, Don Plover, Cliff Steinhauser, Robert J. Volness, George Saeger, Tom Dubbs and Erling Hvambsal.

Mrs. T. N. Thompson played the organ.

People from out of town here for the service included: Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Wahl, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Dubbs, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Thronson, Arly Ihrke, Mr. and Mrs. Art Hogue and family, Mr. and Mrs. Jay Summers and Mr. and Mrs. Beryl Lee, all of Houston, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Wahl and son, Georgia Graves, Mr. and Mr S. R. Linkenleil, Mrs. William J. Paule, Adelia Maginnis, Robert Vathing, and Cliff Steinhauser, all of Minneapolis; Harold Krom of Greenwood; Tom Wepfer of Loyal; James A. Miller and Michael W. Jennings of Wausau; Mr. and Mrs. Merlin Batzel of Rochester, Minn.; Dr. and Mrs. A. M. Wahl of Cambridge, Minn.; Robert Volness of Crystal lake, Minn.; Erling Hvambsal of Frederic; Donald Plover of Chippewa Falls; Joseph Healy, George Saeger and Ray Hartzberg of Minneapolis, Minn.; David Benson, Gene Goede, Bob Vathing, and Mrs. Mary Johnson of Minneapolis, Minn.; and Dillon Hempstead of Houston, Minn.



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