Obit: Spry, Phelps (1900 - 1972)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Spry, Ross, Helm, Jaenicke, Tucker, Happe, Puscheck, Bersell, McNaul, Haslow, Rusch, Meissner, Grimm, McCormick

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co, WI) 4/13/1972

Spry, Phelps (31 December 1900 - 5 April 1972)

Funeral services for Phelps Spry, age 71, retired Chili businessman who died April 5, at Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, Fl, were held Saturday, April 8, at 2 p.m. from Immanuel United Methodist Church in Chili. The Rev. Lloyd L. McCormick officiated and burial was made in the Windfall Cemetery at Granton. The Gilbertson Funeral Home at Granton was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Spry was born December 31, 1900, at Granton and received his education there. His marriage to the former Jessie Ross took place August 13, 1930, at Augusta. The Sprys made their home at Chili, where he operated the W. J. Spry and Sons feed mill. Mr. Spry, who was a member of Immanuel United Methodist Church, retired in 1962.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include three children, Donovan Spry and Mrs. Walter (Beverly) Helm. Both of Chili, and Janet Spry of Appleton; two sisters, Mrs. Norma Jaenicke of Kankakee, Il, and Mrs. Otis (Nylva) Tucker of Palmetto, Fl, and four grandchildren.

Pallbearers were: William Happe, Herbert Puscheck, Don Bersell, Burdette McNaul, Ervin Haslow and Otto Rusch. “Near the Cross” and “Life’s Railway to Heaven” were sung by Norman and Edwin Meissner. Mrs. Albert Grimm was the accompanist.



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