Obit: Shute, Frank A. (1863 - 1948)

Contact: Sheri Stuve

----Source: HUMBIRD ENTERPRISE (Humbird, Clark Co., WI) 09/25/1948

Shute, Frank A. (17 JAN 1863 - 15 SEPT 1948)


Frank A. Shute

Frank A. Shute was born at Tomah, Wisconsin, Jan. 17, 1863, the youngest child of Ben and Jane Shute. He spent his early years in Tomah, going to Eau Claire in the early '80s, being employed as carpenter by the Omaha Ry. Co., and later as fireman.

Mr. Shute was united in marriage to Mabel L. Stallard, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John T. Stallard, on June 17, 1896, at the home of her parents at Humbird. Their home was in Altoona, and two or three years later, in partnership with Mrs. Shute's brother, the late B. J. Stallard, bought the merchandise business of E. A. Freeman. After two or three years, Mr. Stallard returned to Humbird. Mr. Shute then resigned from the railroad work and gave his attention to the merchandise business.

In 1914, he sold his business in Altoona and bought the B. J. Stallard business in Humbird. In 1921 they returned to Altoona, and in 1923 again engaged in business, which was continued until 1936, when Mr. Shute retired.

In 1937 he suffered several heart attacks which caused him to be quite inactive the past eleven years. He passed away at the home of a nephew, John H. Stallard, 1422 Menomonie St., Eau Claire, Sept. 15, 1948, at the age of 85 years, 7 months and 28 days.

Mr. Shute was a member of the several Masonic bodies in Eau Claire and the funeral services were held at the Masonic temple in that city, Saturday, Sept. 18, 1948, under the auspices of Eau Claire lodge No. 112, F. & A. M. Rev. Henry Friedman officiated. He was laid to rest in Forest Hill Cemetery.

Besides his wife, immediate relatives surviving, are a sister, Mrs. Emily Pond, of Los Angeles, Calif.; two nieces, Mrs. J. B. Fleming, Eau Claire, and Mrs. Fred Baker, Santa Anna, Calif.; and two nephews, Ben E. Shute, Atlanta, Ga., and Harold S. Pond, Los Angeles.

Attending the services from different places were: Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Schuchardt, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Stallard, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kosenik, Madison; Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Stallard and family, Minneapolis; B. J. Stallard, Wauwatosa; Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Huyck and son, Duluth; Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Stuve and Dorothy, Owen; Mr. and Mrs. L. N. Rezin, Wis. Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. Horace Sherwin, Black River Falls; Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Hart, Miss Alice Fowler, Mrs. Beatrice Waters, Mrs. Myrtle Johnson, and Mr. and Mrs. Staves, of Humbird.



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