Obit: Parkhill, Melvin E. (1899 – 1972)


Surnames: Parkhill, Morey, Deauchamp, Dohm, Loveland, Holden

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 14 Sep 1972

Parkhill, Melvin E. (26 APR 1899 – 8 SEP 1972)

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday in Marshfield for Melvin E. Parkhill, 73, of 1105 E. Doege Street, who died at 11:55 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield, where he had been a patient since Saturday.

The Reverend Arvid Morey of Wesley Methodist Church officiated, and burial was in Hillside Cemetery.

Mr. Parkhill was born at Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.) April 26, 1899, and was educated at Thorp and Polly, Wisconsin. He was married to the former Mayme Deauchamp on December 2, 1916, at Abbotsford. He worked for Kraft Cheese Company, Thorp, until 1921, when he transferred to Marshfield. Since his arrival at Marshfield, he had been employed at Central Cheese Company for 37 years and for nine years previous with previous owners of that firm. He retired in August 1968.

He was a member of the Elks Lodge, United Commercial Travelers, and the Wesley Methodist Church.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include two daughters, Mrs. Myron (Josephine) Dohm, rural Chili, and Mrs. Jack (Ruth) Loveland, Marshfield; eight grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Laverne Holden, Spring Valley, Wisconsin.



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