Obit: Ottow, Ida L. (1881 - 1969)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Ottow, Nickel, Palmer, Poler, Ryckman, Williams, Punsel, Butzine, Frey, Fields, Hetzel, Frischman, Mortenson, Zille, Stevens, Rizner, Junchen, West, Wall, Scott, Yons

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 12/18/1969

Ottow, Ida L. (7 November 1881- 12 December 1969)

Funeral services for Ida L. Ottow, 88, of Memorial Home, who died December 12, were held from the Georgas Funeral Home Monday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. George E. Yons, pastor of the United Church of Christ, officiating. Burial was made in the Neillsville City Cemetery.

Mrs. Ottow was born November 7, 1881, in Germany. She came to the United States with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. August Nickel, when she was seven years old. They located in southern Wisconsin and Minnesota. She was married November 28, 1901, in Cambridge, to William C. Ottow. In 1914 they moved to Clark County, where they farmed until his death in 1949. She continued to live on the farm until moving to Memorial Home in 1963. She was a member of the United Church of Christ.

She is survived by a son, Harold Ottow of Neillsville; two sisters, Mrs. Ella Palmer of Detroit, Mich., and Mrs. Ollie (Mary) Poler of Granton; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were: Robert Mortenson, Earl Zille, Irving Stevens, William Rizner, Harold Junchen and James West. “I Need Thee Every Hour” and “Asleep in Jesus” were sung by Ellis Wall, accompanied on the organ by Mrs. Jess W. Scott.

Those from out-of-town attending included: Mrs. Robert Ryckman of Reno, Nev.; Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Poler and Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Williams of Granton; Mr. and Mrs. Clair Punsel of Janesville; Mr. and Mrs. Lester Punsel of Cambria; Mr. and Mr. Alvin Butzine of Madison; Mr. and Mrs. Victor Frey, Donald Frey and Alvin Frey of Blooming Prairie, Minn.; Florence Frey of Owatonna, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Fields, Lucy Hetzel and Frieda Frischman of Granton.



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