Obit: Sears, Verlyn F. (1899 - 1969)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Sears, Hodgson

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 11/20/1969

Sears, Verlyn F. (7 March 1899 - 7 November 1969)

Verlyn F. Sears, 70, of Mazomanie, and former Neillsville resident, died in a hospital in Madison Friday, November 7.

Mr. Sears was born March 7, 1899, to Fred and Verzilla Sears in Monticello. In 1901, the Sears family moved to Clark County and located in the Town of Levis, where he received his education. After graduating from Neillsville High School, he attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where he served his military obligation as a member of the student army training corps. He left school to work on the farm, but returned to the college of agriculture, graduating in 1924.

In 1925 he was married to Elsie Hodgson of Mazomanie. Their first home was in Green Bay, where he was farm manager for the Larsen Canning company farms. He also managed a large farm at Georgetown, Minn., for three years. He served as county agent of Eau Claire and Rusk County. In 1933 the Sears family moved to the Hodgson farm at Mazomanie, where they continued to reside. In 1939, he started work with the state department of agriculture, retiring in 1964. They continued to live on the farm and spent some time traveling.

Survivors include a son, David, and a daughter, Mary, both married; a sister, Lois, of Florida; two brothers, Thomas of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Roscoe of Granton; and six grandchildren.

Mr. Sears was a member of the united Church of Christ, the Order of Eastern Star and the Madison Shrine Consistory.



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