Obit: Soeller, Alex W. (1896 - 1973)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
E-mail: dolores@wiclarkcountyhistory.org 

Surnames: Soeller, Smasal, Geisler, Kumbera, Hug, Ulberg, Clocki, Brockman

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 11/08/1973

Soeller, Alex W. (15 January 1896 - 29 October 1973)

Alex W. Soeller, 77, of Thorp, died October 29 in Victory Memorial nursing home in Stanley of a lingering illness.

Mr. Soeller was born January 15, 1896, at Campbellsport. He was married November 9, 1920, to Rosetta Smasal. He was a Veteran of World War I. A cheesemaker all his life owned and operated Breezy Hill Cheese Factory at Thorp for 26 years, which he sold in 1951. They moved to the city of Thorp and he did cheese making and janitorial work until his illness.

Surviving are his wife and two daughters: Mrs. Ervin (Dorothy) Geisler of Greenwood, and Mrs. Viola Kumbera of Milwaukee; seven grandchildren: Arden Geisler of Greenwood; Mrs. Ray Hug, Roger and Joseph Kumbera of Milwaukee; Mrs. Don Ulberg of Osseo, Mn; Mrs. Bob Clocki and Geraldine Soeller of California. There are eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held October 31 at 10 a.m. from St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Thorp. The Rev. Francis Brockman officiated. Burial was made in the parish cemetery. Officers and members of the Catholic Order of Foresters were pallbearers. The American Legion attended in a group and conducted military rites.

 

 


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