|Huntzicker, John (1867 - 1924)|
|HUNTZICKER NICHOLS THOMSON DONNELL|
----Source: Greenwood, Clark Co., Wis.,
OBITUARY OF JOHN HUNTZICKER.
Mr. Huntzicker was 57 years of age. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Huntzicker, old settlers of the town of Eaton (now Greenwood) and was born and grew to manhood on the home farm. He was married to Miss Marie Nichols of the town of Eaton and they settled on a farm near his parents. In 1904 he was elected County Treasurer, in which office he served two terms, and was then elected County Clerk, serving two terms also in that office. In both positions he proved to be very efficient and accommodating. He was a man of the most dependable and upright character. So fair and right were his actions in private and public affairs, that it may truthfully be said that he had no enemies. After going out of office he became cashier of the Farmer and Merchants Bank but as his health began to fail because of so much inside work he went back to farming also took up the management of the Canning factory to which of late he devoted most of his time. For several years past he was chairman of the County Committee on Community Schools. It is probable that no in Clark County had more sincere friends and admirers than John Huntzicker, and his sudden death, while yet he had apparent prospects of many years of useful life before him, is a serious loss, not only to his family but to this county.
He leaves his wife and two sons and three daughters: Fred Huntzicker married and living on the home farm in Eaton, Paul who is an instructor in Civil Engineering in the State of Nevada, Ruth, who teaches in the Hawaiian Islands, Bethel, a teacher in Reno, Nevada and Grace, also a teacher at Elroy, Wis. He leaves two grandchildren, children of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Huntzicker. He also leaves one sister and three brothers.
Every life writes its own eulogy. We are day by day building our monuments in the lives of men. Marble will crumble, granite decay but deeds of kindness , service of love and a life of usefulness can never pass away. There is a note of triumph in our hearts today ever though our eyes are blinded with tears. We are rejoicing that a man could overcome obstacles, difficulties and handicaps and become the best loved man of this community. We are sensing the triumph of life even at this moment of death. Few men were loved more than John Huntzicker. We could speak of him as a public spirited citizen and of his deep devotion and generous service for the public good. We could tell of him as we saw him often giving of himself in whole-hearted love for country. We could tell of him as a successful man of business. More than these we would speak of him today as a man. A man is always greater than anything he does. What a man is, is bigger than his work.
Funeral services were held from the M. E. Church Saturday afternoon. Rev. Thompson of this city and Rev. Donnell of Neillsville, officiating. The body was laid to rest in the Greenwood cemetery.
"I cannot say--and I will
That he is dead--he is just
With a cheery smile and a
wave of the hand.
And left us dreaming how
It needs must be since he
And you--O you, who the wild-
For the old time step and the
Think of him going on as dear
In the love of There as the
love of Here.
Think of him still as the same.
John Huntzicker (1867 - 1924)
Surname: Huntzicker, Nichols, Boeckman
Greenwood, Clark, WI "The Greenwood Gleaner" 2/1934
(from the scrapbook of Essylath Andrews)
SUDDEN DEATH OF JOHN HUNTZICKER.
John Huntzicker, one of Greenwood's most popular and respected citizens died suddenly Tuesday noon. Mr. Hunzicker had been working as usual at the canning factory and at about eleven o'clock he complained of not feeling well and said he was going home. He was going up the Big Store hill when he suddenly collapsed.
Members of the store seeing him rushed to him and carried him into the building where they administered first aid. Dr. Boeckman was summoned but upon arrival fount that he was very near death and within a few minutes he passed away.
Mr. Huntzicker was one of Greenwood's most active citizens always taking a leading part in everything pertaining to the good of the city and its people.
He was manage of the local canning factory and was meeting with great success.
From January 1, 1903 until January 1, 1907 he served the County as Treasurer. From 1907 until 1912 he served as County Clerk resigning this position to accept the position as cashier of the Farmers and Merchants Bank which was organized that year. He held the position as cashier until 1916. He then became active in promoting and organizing the local canning factory and for the past few years has had complete charge of same.
His sudden death came as a great shock to his family and many other relatives and friends.
He is survived by his wife, three daughters, who are all away from home teaching and two sons, Fred on route one and Paul out west. He also leaves several brothers and sisters besides other relatives and many friends.
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