Obit: Sloniker, Ross (1901-1983)

Contact: Kathleen E. Englebretson

Email: kathy@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

Surnames: Sloniker, Apker, Schneider, Miller, Kesweder

---Source: Marshfield News-Herald (17 February 1983)

Sloniker, Ross (26 February 1901 - 16 February 1983)

GREENWOOD -- Services for Ross Sloniker, 81, Greenwood, who died Wednesday at the Neillsville Memorial Home, will be Saturday at United Methodist Church, Greenwood.

The Rev. Norbert Miller will officiate, burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Gary, Mark, Larry and Robert Sloniker and Chad and Mick Premeau. Visitation will be at the Rinka Funeral Home, Greenwood.

He was Born February 26, 1901, in the Town of Loyal, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph (Myrtle Apker) Sloniker. He received his education at the Prosperity School, and Greenwood High School. He farmed in the Town of Loyal until 1956, when he moved to the Town of Warner. He moved to Greenwood in 1967.

He married Mildred Schneider July 24, 1924 in Greenwood; she died December 17, 1972. He married Elvera Schneider October 22, 1973 in Greenwood; she survives.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Greenwood.

Surviving are three sons, Delbert of Wausau, Edward and Verlyn, both of Greenwood; one sister, Mrs. Zula Miller of Greenwood; three step-sons, Vernon Kesweder of Sacramento, California, Donald of Manhattan Beach, California; and Gene Kesweder of Ann Arbor, Michigan; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was also predeceased by a son, Richard, a granddaughter, two sisters and two brothers.

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When Ross was 9 yrs, old, he sent a Postcard to his ten year old cousin cousin, Bernice Florence Sloniker, the daughter of James Harvey (1871-1951) & Anna Linde (1878-1958) Sloniker of Woodland, Sauk Co., Wis.

 

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