Obit: Smith, James A. (1899 - 1970)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Smith, Buzza, Carl, Phillips, Adams, Plath, Moore, Schick, Hales, Rueth, Hoeser, Schlinsog, Ratzberg, Hinkelmann, Dahlby, Zepplin, Mickelson

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co, WI) 5/07/1970

Smith, James A. (28 October 1899 - 28 April 1970)

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday from the Methodist Church in Loyal for James A. Smith, 70, who died April 28, in Modesto, Calif. The Rev. Conrad Mickelson officiated and burial was made in Lake View Cemetery at Eau Claire.

Mr. Smith was born October 289, 1899, in Grant county. As a young man he worked on wheat farms in the Dakotas. He was married to Verona Buzza on June 2, 1926, in Owen. They farmed near there until the late 1930’s when they moved to a farm north of Loyal. After his wife’s death he moved to a farm south of Loyal where he stayed until his retirement six years ago. He had been in California for the winter months.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Vernon A. (Joan) Smith of Greenwood, Mrs. Arden (LaVade) Carl of Phoenixville, Pa., and Mrs. Eddie (Janice) Phillips of Plymouth; one brother, Joe, of Modesto, Calif.; four sisters, Mrs. Roy (Nina) Adams of Modesto, Calif., Mrs. Fred (Carrie) Plath and Mrs. Elge (Ruth) Moore, both of Mason City, Ia., and Mrs. Clarence (Ina) Schlick of Milwaukee; and 15 grandchildren.

Pallbearers were: Roy Hales, Franklin Rueth, Leon Hoeser, Harry Schlinsog, Louie Ratzberg and Alfred Hinkelmann. “The Old Rugged Cross” and “Sweet Hour of Prayer” were sung by Vern Dahlby, accompanied at the organ by Mrs. Ruth Zepplin.

Funeral arrangements were made by the Roycraft Funeral Home.



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