Obit: Wedekind, Arthur Edwin (1891 - 1933)

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Surnames: Wedekind, Hansen, Smith, Shaw, Klauten, White

----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 4 Jan. 1934

Wedekind, Arthur Edwin (1 May 1891 - 29 Dec. 1933)

Arthur Edwin Wedekind, son of William and Matilda Wedekind, was born in the town of Grant, May 1st, 1891, and died very suddenly of heart failure at his home in Neillsville on Friday morning, Dec. 29th, aged 42 years, 7 months and 28 days.

He spent his boyhood on the farm and attended the Washington school. In the year 1913 the family moved to Neillsville and Arthur found employment at the Condensary, at the Warlum Plumbing Shop and with Otto Roessler, a carpenter contractor.

Carpentering made a real appeal to Arthur, and family this proved to be his vocation. Apart from the few months in the early part of 1917 at Clintonville, Wisconsin, where he was employed by the 4 Wheel Drive Automobile Manufacturing Co., and the time that he served in the United States Army as a member of the Hospital Corps at Fort Riley, Kansas., and at Camp Dodge, Iowa from June, 1918 to January, 1919, he has spent the most of his mature life as a carpenter. In this type of work he became very proficient and has been recognized as an expert in his trade, particularly in cabinet making and the tasks which required skill in hand work. During the last few weeks he had been employed as a carpenter in the project of remodeling the third floor of the Court House.

In July, 1917, he was married to Miss Tillie Hansen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ole C. Hansen of Neillsville and to them was born one son, John, who is freshman in the local high school.

Mr. Wedekind has been a man with a quiet and retiring disposition shunning public life and finding enjoyment in his home, in his work and in out-door sports and fishing and hunting. He has been a good father and husband, and a good friend and neighbor. His untimely departure leaves a void which no one can fill.

He is survived by his wife and son, John; his mother, Mrs. William Wedekind; two brothers, William of the Town of Pine Valley, and Richard on the home farm in the town of Grant; and three sisters, Flora, Mrs. Arthur Smith, and Clara, Mrs. Geo. Shaw, both of Neillsville and Alvina, Mrs. Alvina Klauten of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Funeral services were conducted at the Schiller funeral home on Tuesday afternoon January 2nd, at 2 o’clock, the Rev. P. B. White officiating. Burial took place at the local cemetery.

 

 


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