Obit: Erwin, Wilbur Eugene (1886 - 1970)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Erwin, Higgins, Hoffman, Colby, Schroeder, Schneider, Emmes, Gilles, Swanson, Susa, Koopman

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 2/19/1970

Erwin, Wilbur Eugene (24 November 1886 - 11 February 1970)

Wilbur Eugene Erwin, 83, of Greenwood died February 11 in Neillsville. He had resided at Memorial Home the last two years.

Mr. Erwin, son of William A. and Susan (Higgins) Erwin, was born November 24, 1886, at Delavan Lake. He was married January 29, 1913 to Frances l. Hoffman in Madison. They lived in Madison until 1915, when they came to Greenwood and engaged in farming. They retired in 1962 and moved to the city of Greenwood in September, 1967. Mrs. Erwin died December 6, 1967.

Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Margery Colby of Greenwood; a son, Victor, of Hales Corners; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Marion Schroeder of Council Bluffs, Ia.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. from the Hill Funeral Home and at 10:30 a.m. from St. Mary’s Catholic Church. The Rev. Leander Koopman officiated. Burial was made in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Pallbearers were William Gilles, William Erwin, Eugene Schneider, Roy Hoffman, Russell Emmes and James Susa.

Relatives from away who attended were, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Erwin and daughter, Mary, and Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Schneider and family of Hales Corners; Mr. and Mrs. William Erwin and family of Waterford; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hoffman and Mrs. Otto Hoffman of Fond du Lac; Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Schroder and family and Mr. and Mrs. Russell E. Emmes of Wisconsin Rapids; Mrs. Marion Schroeder of Council Bluffs, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. William Gilles of Amherst and Mrs. Clyde Swanson and family of St. Charles, Ill.



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