Obit: Poler, William Ernest (1890 - 1973)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Poler, Weymer, Shiltz, Kapfer, Mathews, Sherwood, Williams, Henne, Harris, Johnson, Sletten, Laatsch, Wright, Schaub, Kleinhans, Keller, Vandeberg, Smits, Beck, Rowland, White, Fields, Feutz, Searls, Timmler, Zdun, Clark
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co, WI) 6/07/1973
Poler, William Ernest (15 March 1890 - 30 May 1973)
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon from the Georgas Funeral Home for William Ernest Poler, 83, of Rt. 1 Neillsville, who died May 30 at the Marshfield Convalescent Center. The Rev. Gary Clark of the United Church of Christ officiated and burial was made in the Neillsville City Cemetery.
William Ernest Poler, the son of Charles and Mary (Weymer) Poler, was born March 15, 1890, at Omro and received his education there. He came to Clark County with his parents at the age of 17 and worked as a farm hand. His marriage to the former Madalene Shiltz took place June 12, 1909, in Neillsville; the couple observed their 50th and 55th anniversaries and would have been married 64 years June 12. In 1910, the Polers moved to North Dakota where they farmed and homesteaded for seven years before returning to Wisconsin to farm in the Town of Washburn. Mr. Poler served as clerk and as treasurer of the Washburn School board for several terms. The Polers moved to their present home south of the county fairgrounds in 1968.
In addition to his wife, survivors include seven children: Mrs. Albert (Helen) Kapfer of West Bend, Mrs. Lois Mathews of Lake Geneva, Mrs. George (Ardis) Sherwood of Neillsville, Mrs. Oliver (Hazel) Williams of rural Granton, Mrs. Ethel Henne of Lake Geneva and Charles and Robert Poler of West Bend. He is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Joyce Harris of Hastings, Mn, a brother, Ollie Poler of Granton; and by 25 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren.
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co, WI) 6/14/1973
Funeral services for William E. Poler, 83, of Rt. 1 Neillsville, who died May 30 at the Marshfield Convalescent Center, were held June 2 from the Georgas Funeral Home. The Rev. Gary Clark of the United Church of Christ officiated and burial was made in the Neillsville City Cemetery.
Pallbearers were: Glenn Poler, Wendell Williams, Marvin Williams, Dan Smits, Lee Schaub and Charles Henne. Ellis Wall sang “Beyond the Sunset” and “Under His Wings.” Mrs. James Spangler was the accompanist.
Among those who attended the services were Mr. Poler’s brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Poler of Granton, his sister, Mrs. Joyce Harris of Hastings, Mn., and his children and their families: Mr. and Mrs. Albert (Helen) Kapfer of West Bend, Mrs. Lois Matthews and daughter, Sara Jo of Lake Geneva, Mr. and Mrs. George (Ardis) Sherwood of Neillsville, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver (Hazel) Williams and sons, Wendell and Marvin of Granton, Mrs. Ethel Henne and son, Charles of Lake Geneva and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Poler, Shelly, Jenny and Missy, Mr and Mrs. Robert Poler and son Clay of West Bend.
Others from out of town who attended the services included: Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Harris and Donna, Hastings, Mn., Mr. and Mrs. Milton Johnson and Mrs. Lester Sletten, Eau Claire, Beverly Laatsch and Mrs. Richard Wright, West Bend, Glenn Poler, Oshkosh, Roger Williams and son, Roger Allen, Williams Bay, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Schaub, Kewaskum, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Kleinhans and Connie, Campbellsport, Mrs. John Keller and son, Slinger, Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Vandeberg and sons Wayne and LaVerne, Wisconsin Rapids, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Smits, Green Bay, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Beck, Milwaukee, Linda Rowland, Chicago, Il., George White and Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Vandeberg, Marshfield, Lloyd Poler, Elmer Kapfer, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Fields, Mrs. Ethel Feutz and Harold Searls, Granton, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Timmler, Loyal, and Mr. and Mrs. Emil Zdun, Pittsville.
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