Obit: Fluegel, John Henry (1895 - 1972)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Fluegel, Schwanebeck, Wilhorn, Kaczor, Gehre, Jacobson, Hiles, Peterson, Keller

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co, WI) 4/06/1972

Fluegel, John Henry (10 June 1895 - 30 March 1972)

Funeral services for John Henry Fluegel, 76, of Rt. 1 Pittsville, who died March 30 in Neillsville as the result of a heart attack, were held Monday, April 3, at 2:30 p.m. from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at Sherwood. The Rev. E. T. Keller of Pittsville officiated and burial was made in the Sherwood parish cemetery. The Hansen Funeral Home at Marshfield was in charge of arrangements.

John Fluegel was born June 10, 1895, in Rock Island, Il, and was educated there. His marriage to the former Elsie Schwanebeck took place December 5, 1916, at their parents’ home in the Town of Sherwood. Mr. Fluegel, who was a former Sherwood Town chairman and assessor, came to the Sherwood area in 1915 and farmed there throughout his lifetime. The Fluegels observed their 55th wedding anniversary December 5, 197l. He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at Sherwood.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include three children, Mrs. Richard (Amanda) Wilhorn of Nekoosa, Mrs. Joseph (Loretta) Kaczor of Neillsville and Ardo Fluegel of rural Pittsville; a brother, George Fluegel of Rockford, Il; a half-brother, Arthur Gehre of Nekoosa; two half-sisters, Mrs. Theresa Jacobson, and Mrs. George (Bernice) Hiles, both of Pittsville; and 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers for Mr. Fluegel were his grandsons, Joseph Kaczor, Jr., and Leon Kaczor of Neillsville, Richard, Carl and John Wilhorn of Nekoosa and James Peterson of Wisconsin Rapids.



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