Obit: Elmendorf, Val #2 (1862 - 1961)
Surnames: Elmendorf, Alger, Schultze
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 08/24/1961
Elmendorf, Val #2 (4 DEC 1862 - 15 AUG 1961)
Val Elmendorf was born at Whitewater, Wis. on Dec. 4, 1862 and passed away Aug. 15, 1961 at the Marshfield Hospital of a heart ailment and complications of old age, having reached the ripe old age of 98 years, 7 months and 15 days.
He had been a resident at the Hallanger Hotel, the rest home in Greenwood until he was taken to the Havenet Rest Home in Owen, having gone to the hospital several days before his death.
He was a resident of his community all his life, having owned and operated the farm now owned by Dr. Stuesser about 3/4 miles west of town. There was only wilderness here at the time and a path through the woods that he used walking to town and back. He carried his supplies in a pack on his back. He cleared the land and made a farm there.
He was married to Eliza Jane Alger Oct. 4, 1889, who preceded him in death in 1917.
A daughter Floss, aged 6, and a son Merval, age 10, passed away many years ago.
His bright disposition won him friends everywhere and he was loved and liked by all.
People were grieved to hear of his passing to his Eternal Rest, but he had lived a full life and what more could one ask.
Surviving are three sons: Bernard and Harold, Seattle, Wash., Cletus of Auburn, Wash., and Mrs. Frank (Maude) Schultze of Thorp. There are 12 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.
Services were conducted at the Thorp Funeral Home on Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock with the Rev. John Harris of River Falls, and burial was in the East Thorp Cemetery.
Pallbearers were: Jack Conklin, Erwin Geisler, Ronald Glasshof, Sidney Alger Sr., Harold Hallanger Sr., Harold Hallanger Jr.
Those from away who attended the Elmendorf funeral were: Cletus Elmendorf and daughter, Mrs. Leo Bill of Seattle, Wash.; Mr. and Mrs. Layton Asselin and Mrs. Doris Ustruck, all of Milwaukee; Ted Soderberg and sister, Mrs. Eva Grace of Marinette; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hoffman of Mather; Mrs. Jack Schmidt of Lodi; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dittmering of Medford; Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Burtard and Mr. and Mrs. M. Romfoe of Gilman; Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Geisler and son Arden and three elderly men friends of the deceased from the Greenwood Home; Mr. and Mrs. Pete Steager of Withee; Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Johnson and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Stasko of Stanley.
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