Obit: Mellenthin, Herman #3 (1887 1926)
Contact: Bev

Surnames: Mellenthine, Mellenthin, Chamberland, Rue, Holmes, Andries, Schwantes, Groth, Stochek, Drews, Kautza, Struck, Piercl, Hoops, Turner, Brandt, Brockmann, Natzke, Schroeder, Glaman, Voelker, Heal, Krause, Ewald, Keil

----Source: Scrapbook Collection of Arlene Youmans

Mellenthin, Herman (4 July 1887 19 May 1926)

A tragic death claimed the life of Herman Mellenthine on Wednesday May, 19th while blasting stumps on his farm south of Spencer. There being no eye-witness to the fatal accident, it is assumed that a charge of pyrotol prematurely exploded in the hands of Mr. Mellenthine while he was preparing it or in the act of placing the charge under the stump. The direct or specific cause of the explosion will remain a matter of conjecture. Doubtless death was instant aneous.

The funeral was held on Friday May 21. Trinity Lutheran church was far too small to receive the huge throng that came to sympathize and give honor to the memory of a man well liked and esteemed. Interment took place in the Spencer cemetery. The pall-bearers were: Albert Chamberland, Charles Rue, Earl Homes, John Andries, Harry Schwantes, and Charles Groth. The names of the ladies carrying flowers are: Mrs. Joe Stochek, Mrs. A. Chamberland, Mrs. J. Andries, Mrs. H. Drews, Mrs. Theodora Kautza, Mrs. Charles Groth, Mrs. G. Struck and Miss Ira Piercl.

Out-of-town attendants at the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hoops, and Mrs. Edward Turner of Moon, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Brandt, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Brockmann, Mrs. Barney Natzke and daughter Louella, and Mr. Herman Schroeder of Wayside, Mr. and Mrs. G. Natzke, Mr. and Mrs. Phillips Natzke and son Norbert of Oconomowoc, Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Natzke, Mr. Herman Natzke, and his two sons, Arthur and Elmer, and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Natzke of Merrill, Mrs. Fred Schroeder, Mrs. Edward Glaman, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Voelker, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Heal of Marshfield.

----Source: Scrapbook Collection of Arlene Youmans

Herman Mellenthine, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mellenthine Sr. was born on July 4, 1887 in the town of Brighton, Marathon County, Wisconsin. His entire life was spent in this community. On the 20th of March 1912 he was joined in marriage to Miss Sabina Hoops. Four Children were born to them. Their names are Bernice, Lucille, Norbert, and Marcella. These four children, the widow and the parents, four brothers, Albert, Frank Jr., Otto and Arthur all of whom reside in the vicinity of Spencer, and four sisters survive the deceased. Their names are Mrs. F. W. Schwantes, Mrs. Herman Krause, Mrs. Wm Ewald, all of Spencer and Mrs. Walter Keil of Milwaukee, Wi.

The deceased was rigidly honest sober and dependable; he loved work and was happy in its reward. In providing for his family he was zealous and faithful. In his habits fixed; in disposition congenial, though not very talkative, rather retiring. To his church he was loyal, devoted and true. Surely, not only the stricken family left behind, but also the neighborhood in which he lived for the past number of years will miss him. To the mourners, particularly to the widow and children we extend our cordial sympathy and trust that genuine Christian fortitude shall mark the pathway of their journey onward and homeward.

Card of thanks

We wish to take this opportunity to thank all the neighbors, friends and relatives who so willingly assisted us during the death and burial of dear husband and father. We also thank all the flower girls an pall bearers, all those sending flowers and donating cars. Especially do we want to thank Rev. Wegner for his comforting words.

Mrs. Herman Mellenthine and Children

*** Note: The surname Mellenthine is correctly spelled as Mellenthin



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