Obit: Geisler, Ethel (1886 - 1974)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Geisler, Lichte, Howard, Muno, Martin, Meinhardt, Hillenbrand, Sebold, Wessel, Brost, Zieroth, Ahlberg, Wilcott, Lautenbach, Dietrich, Galstad, Heineck, Noble

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 9/12/1974

Geisler, Ethel (7 February 1886 – 3 September 1974)

A Town of Grant native, Mrs. Ethel Geisler of Long Beach, Ca., died there September 3 at the age of 88. The former Ethel Howard, daughter of George and Caroline (Lichte) Howard, was born February 7, 1886. She received her education at the Kurth School in the Town of Grant. On October 2, 1907, she was married to William Geisler.

Mr. Geisler was a butter maker, and the couple operated creameries at Christie, Chippewa Falls, Bruce, and Chetek. In 1930, they took over operation of his parents’ farm northwest of Greenwood.

Following the death of her husband in 1939, Mrs. Geisler spent several years in Chicago, Il., before joining her sister in Long Beach, Ca., where she resided for the past 27 years.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Jay (Leola) Muno, Wheeling, Il.; one sister, Mrs. Gertrude Martin, Long Beach, Ca.; one brother, Vern G. Howard, Neillsville, Rt. 1; and one grandchild and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday from the Georgas Funeral Home with the Rev. William Noble of the United Methodist Church officiating. Burial was in the Neillsville City Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Clarion Howard, William Howard, Vern H. Howard, Elmer Lichte, Norman Meinhardt, and Robert Howard.

“Beyond the Sunset” and “Abide with Me” were sung by Wilfred Galstad. Mrs. Roger Heineck was the accompanist.

Among those attending from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Jay Muno, Wheeling, Il.; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hillenbrand, Jean, James, John and Joseph, Skokie, Il.; Mr. and Mrs. Vern H. Howard, Brookfield; Mr. and Mrs. John Seibold, Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Wessel, and Mr. and Mrs. Gerhardt Lichte and son, Allen, Greenwood; Mr. and Mrs. Clarion Howard, and Mrs. Ida Howard, Wisconsin Rapids; Mrs. Erna Howard, and Mrs. Raymond Brost, Milwaukee;

Mrs. Edward Zieroth, Waconia, Mn.; Mrs. Ken Ahlberg, Barren; Merton Howard, Mrs. M. Wilcott, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Howard, Marshfield; Mrs. Walter Lautenbach, R. H. Dietrich, and Marian, and Mr. and Mrs. William Howard, Granton; and Mr. and Mrs. Norman Meinhardt, Owen.



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