Obit: Meinholdt, Agnes I. (1909 - 2003)

Contact: Kipp Kippenhan

----Source: Wednesday, December 17, 2003, Clark County Press

Agnes I. Meinholdt

Agnes Meinholdt, age 94, of Neillsville, died Monday, Dec. 15, at the Memorial Medical Center in Neillsville.

Agnes I. Meinholdt was born on Sept. 13, 1909, in Pine Valley Township, Clark County, the daughter of Ben and Clara (Beyer) Wegner. She graduated from Neillsville High School in 1927 and then attended nurses training at Milwaukee General Hospital. She graduated as a registered nurse in 1934. Agnes then returned to Neillsville and worked at the Hospital on 4th and State Street. Along with her hospital duties, she would also go with doctors on house calls to deliver babies. Later, Agnes went to work as the bookkeeper at Sniteman's Pharmacy. She worked there for many years, and retired in 1986. She was united in marriage to Louis Wegner on June 5, 1935 in DeKalb, Iowa. In the late 1940's, Louis and Agnes purchased their home on 4th Street. Louis died on April 24, 1983. Agnes continued living at their home until 2001, when she moved to the Memorial Nursing Home. During her retirement years, Agnes enjoyed playing cards and family dinners.

She was a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary; she also helped in the Girl Scouts and Job's Daughters organization. She was also a member of the Women of the Moose.

She is survived by one daughter, Joan (Tom) Wavrunek of Neillsville; one brother, C.R. (Bernita) Wegner of Neillsville; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis; one son, Eugene; her parents; three sisters, Velda Thur, Doris Brickheimer, and Alma Pederson; and one brother, Alfred Wegner.

Funeral services for Agnes will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, December 18, at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville. Pastor Douglas Bjerke will officiate. Music will be provided by Eileen Zank, organist. Interment will be in the Neillsville City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the Gesche Funeral Home.

Honorary casket bearers are: John Bergemann and Todd Wall. Casket bearers are: Tom Barr, Bill John, Lowell Gesche, Tom Thur, Chuck Wegner, and Tim Wegner.

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Agnes's family with arrangements.



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