Obit: Winn, Dora (1885 - 1966)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Winn, Foster, Wage, Mosby, Stelljes, West, Schmidtke, Scott, Moh, Gower, Beeckler, Trimberger, Mabie, Fero, Hales, Hayden, Murgatroyd, Wilson, Braudt, Crossgrove, Meissner, Bealer, Greene, Thompson, Kihn, Plettner, Berentsen, Scheuring, Koehler

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 10/27/1966

Winn, Dora (10 April 1885 - 23 October 1966)

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. from the Georgas Funeral Home for Mrs. Dora Wage Winn, 81, long time Granton resident and correspondent for the Clark County Press who died Sunday at her home in Neillsville. The Rev. W. C. Koehler of the United Church of Christ officiated and burial was made in the Town of Grant Cemetery.

Dora Wage Winn was born April 10, 1885, in Clark County. Her parents were the late Thomas and Henrie Ettie (Foster) Wage. She was educated in the Granton School and attended the Clark County Normal School in Neillsville. She taught rural schools in Clark County.

On April 7, 1909, she was married to Floyd Winn in Granton. Mr. Winn died November 11, 1965. Following their marriage they made their home in Granton, where Mrs. Winn was very active in community affairs.

She had been a member of the Priscilla Sewing Club, the Circle of the United Church, clerk of the Granton Public School for 12 years, census reporter in 1930 and again in 1950, reporter for the Clark County Press and the Marshfield News-Herald, a feature writer for The Milwaukee Journal, member of the Rural Writers of America, a member of the York Grange, 4-H leader, organizer of the Granton library, first president of the Granton Civic Club, chairman of the summer entertainment in Granton, co-chairman of the old Settlers Society, and a member of the Clark County Historical Society.

She is survived by four children: Mrs. John F. (Kathryn) Mosby of West Chicago, Ill.; Mrs. Bernard (Patricia) Stelljes of Montgomery, N. Y.; Mrs. John H. (Doris) West of San Antonio, Tex.; and John Wage Winn of Glencoe, Minn. Other survivors are a sister, Miss Gladys Wage of Neillsville, and four grandchildren.

“Beautiful Isle of Somewhere” and “Sometime We’ll Understand” were sung by Mrs. William Schmidtke, accompanied by Mrs. Jess W. Scott.

Pallbearers were: Lucien Moh, Irving Gower, William Beeckler, Hugo Trimberger, Milo Mabie and Lyle Fero.

People from away here for the service were: Mr. and Mrs. John Winn of Glencoe, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Stelljes of Montgomery, N. Y.; Mr. and Mrs. John H. Mosby and family of West Chicago, Ill.; Mrs. Joe H. West of San Antonio, Tex.; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hales, Mrs. Jennie Hayden, Mr. and Mrs. M. P. Winn and Laura, Mr. and Mrs. Byrl Winn, and Mrs. John Murgatroyd, all of Wisconsin Rapids; Ralph Winn of Waukesha; Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Winn and Scott of Harrisburg, Pa.; Mr. and Mrs. Don Wilson of Clayton; Mrs. George Braudt of Amery; Mr. and Mrs. Howard Crossgrove of Colby; Mrs. Bertha Meissner, Mrs. Lena Bealer, Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Greene, all of Chili; R. S. Thompson of Tacoma, Wash.; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Kihn of Wautoma; Mrs. Earl Plettner and Mrs. Frank Berentsen of Milwaukee; Bill Scheuring of Greenwood; and many folks from the Granton community.



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