Obit: Matti, Arnold (1890 - 1977)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Matti, Finnegan, Enerson, Wilson, Baloskie, Rahn, Pierce, Schoengarth, Stanley, Harper, Statz, Kaufman, Senske, Jacobson, Johnson, Walker

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 12/01/1977

Matti, Arnold (13 November 1890 - 22 November 1977)

The “Angel of Death” claimed another of our beloved senior citizens recently. Arnold Matti passed away, Tuesday, November 22, at Memorial Home in Neillsville where he has been a patient the last two weeks.

Arnold was born in Switzerland on November 13, 1890 and came to America in 1910, settling in Green County. He worked in a cheese factory there before moving to this area. In 1928, he was united in marriage to Theo Finnegan, and they lived on a farm east of town until 1947 when they moved to town. He was employed by the Humbird Canning Factory until he retired. He was also a bus driver for the school for many years and was loved by all the children. Arnold was a kind and loving husband, father, and neighbor and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife, Theo, a step-son Ralph Finnegan of Burlington, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Friday, November 25, at the United Church of Christ in Humbird with the Rev. Ralph Walker officiating, and burial was in the East Lawn Cemetery in Alma Center. Funeral arrangements were made by the Jensen Funeral Home of Hixton.

Friends and relatives from out of town who attended were, Mr./Mrs. Ken Enerson, Janesville; Mr./Mrs. Dick Enerson, Dodgeville; Harry Wilson and Daughter, Mrs. Mary Baloskie, Ernest Matti and daughter Helen, of Eau Claire; Mr./Mrs. C. Rahn, Owen; Mr./Mrs. Earl Pierce and Mrs. Robert Schoengarth, Neillsville, Mrs. Lorraine Stanley, Granton; Mrs. Betty Harper of Waterloo, Ont. Can.; Mr/Mrs. Ronald Statz, Mrs. LaVerne Kaufman, and Mr./Mrs. Bud Walker, of Fairchild; Mrs. Everett Senske, St. Paul, Mn.; Mr./Mrs. Bob Matti and Harold Jacobson, Alma Center; and Mrs. Ann Johnson, Merrillan.

The entire community extends to Mrs. Matti and her family our deepest sympathies.



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