Obit: Rose, Willis D. (1859 - 1924)

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----Source: NEILLSVILLE PRESS (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 02/21/1924

Rose, Willis D. (28 SEP 1859 - 14 FEB 1924)

W. D. Rose died at his home in the village of Granton, Clark County, Wis., at 3 o'clock a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, 1924, age 64. His death was the result of a paralytic stroke suffered ten days previously.

Willis D. Rose was born in Louisville Co., N.Y., Sept 28, 1859. He was married to Miss Anna Smith at Madison, July 20, 1884. They came to Clark County in 1900, bought and moved on what was known as the John Steinfeldt farm in the town of York. They continued to live there for ten years, moving into the village of Granton in 1910, and there continued to reside until his death. While living in the village he spent part of his time selling farm equipment of various kinds, and had a wide acquaintance among the farmers in this part of the county. Mr. Rose was a man who was greatly interested in community's welfare, and was always accommodating and helpful to all who needed assistance. He was a kind husband and father and in every way a man of high character.

He is survived by his wife and three sons, Elmer of the town of Grant, Harry D. of River Falls, and Harold at home. A son Willis, died 18 years ago, aged 9, and a son Elton 18 years ago, aged 9, and a son Elton died 14 years ago, aged 22. Besides his wife and sons he leaves three grandchildren, one brother, George Rose of Granton, and three sisters, Mrs. Tessie Grove of Plymouth, Mrs. George Campbell of Marshfield and Mrs. Stella Mann of Glenbuelah.

Deceased was a prominent member of the M. W. A., and of the I. O. O. F., being a member of both the Encampment and subordinate lodge in the latter order.

The funeral was held from the home and at Union Church Sunday afternoon. All the relatives named, also a niece, Miss Pearl Rose of Stevens Point, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Mahlke of Madison, attended the funeral; also a large delegation of Odd Fellows and other friends from Neillsville. Rev. Wilson Mallory preached the funeral sermon. A choir consisting of Mrs. Wm. Schmidtke, Mrs. W. E. Clough, Price Lee and Byrl Winn, with Miss Ruth Pietenpol as organist, furnished the music. The pallbearers were brethren from the Odd Fellows lodge.



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