Obit: Bunnell, Monroe C. (1881 - 1949)

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Surnames: Bunnell, Griffiths, Baehr, Fiebig, Boyer, Shives, Lange, O’Brien, Chapman,, Nikolay, Ketcham, Hoffman, Spencer, Treat, Holtzhausen, Garbrecht, Neitzel, Moore, Krueger, Parkhill, Kalepp, Boileau, Leiti, Bosse

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 10/13/1949

Bunnell, Monroe C. (1 Oct. 1881 - 9 Oct. 1949)

Funeral services for Monroe C. Bunnell, 68 years old, who died at his home, Sunday, at 12:45 p.m. were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock at the Presbyterian church, followed by internment in the Colby (Colby, Clark Co. Wis.) Cemetery. The Rev. G. E. Griffiths gave the funeral sermon, and Mrs. Walter Baehr, accompanied by Mrs. F. B. Wing, at the piano, sang, "An Evening Prayer," and "The Old Rugged Cross."

The pallbearers were H. H. Fiebig, and Charles Boyer, Abbotsford; Joel Shives, Phillips, Paul Lange, John O’Brien and William Chapman, Stevens Point.

The many beautiful floral offerings were carried by Mmes. Jake Nikolay, Harry Ketcham, Charles Hoffman, Wayne Spencer, Harry Treat, Al Holtzhausen, William Garbrecht, and Lawrence Neitzel, Abbotsfordl, Joe Moore, Wisconsin Rapids, Joel Shives, Phillips; William Krueger, Wausau; and William Chapman, Stevens Point.

Mr. Bunnell was born Oct. 1, 1881 in town of Wien, Marathon county. He was married to Edith Parkhill at St. Paul, March 19, 1910. Mr. Bunnell was employed as conductor and brakeman by the Wisconsin Central, which was later taken over by the Soo Line, for 45 years, and was retired three years ago.

Mr. and Mrs. Bunnell made their home at Abbotsford the first year after their marriage and then lived at Stevens Point until 1920 when they came back here for 12 years. The next seven years they again lived at Stevens Point, coming back here in 1939.

On Feb. 26, 1948, Mr. Bunnell suffered a stroke while visiting relatives in California and has been in poor health since.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Bunnell, one daughter, Mrs. Harold (Lucille) Kalepp; two sons, Eli, San Fernando, California; and Frederick, Glendale, California; one sister, Mrs. Grace Boileau, Los Angeles, California. There are seven grand children. Three children preceded him in death, in infancy.

He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Conductors No. 211, and the Benefit Association for Railroad Employees, both of Stevens Point, the Odd Fellows No. 92; the Odd Fellows, Mondock Encampment; and the Presbyterian church.

Among relatives and friends from away who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. George Leiti, Mr. and Mrs. Al Leiti, Mrs. Joe Bosse, Mrs. Charles Hoffman, Park Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Joel Shives, Phillips; Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Bunnell, Minneapolis; Mrs. Eugene Bunnell, Mrs. Ken Douglass, Savage, Minn.; Arthur Axen, Merrill; Mrs. Harry Beir, Marathon City; Miss Cora Beir, Mrs. H. Johnson, Edgar; Mrs. Nels Peterson and Annie Marie, Green Bay; Mrs. Neil Vater, Fred Johnson, and Frederick and Eileen, Withee; Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Hoelden, Ellsworth; Mrs. Frank Parkhill, Oshkosh; Mrs. Leslie Parkhill, Oshkosh; Mrs. Leslie Parkhill, Oshkosh; Mrs. Leslie Lamkins, Manawa; Mr. and Mrs. William Krueger, Wausau; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Moore, Wisconsin Rapids; Morris C. Anderson, Mrs. Lester Kattre, Chippewa Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Merle Fischer, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Chapman, Mr. and Mrs. Al Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ewald, Mrs. John O’Brien, Mrs. Frank Lucas, Mrs. Mary Patterson, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wanserski, Mrs. Carl Lange, Mrs. D. J. Smart, Stevens Point; Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Bremer, Medford; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Kalepp, Richard Bremer, Mrs. Ed Sauter, Dorchester, Wis.



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