Obit: Meske, Herman (1880 - 1952)

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Surnames: Meske, Zimdom, Finder, Holtz, Grottke, Voss, Kypke, Wolff, Grossman, Nulton 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) October 2, 1952 

Meske, Herman (20 November 1880 - 28 September 1952)  

Herman Meske, 71, of 1102 Emery Street, died at the Neillsville Hospital, Sunday morning following an illness of three years. He entered the hospital Saturday afternoon. 

Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday at 2 o’clock at the Georgas Funeral Home, with the Rev. Virgil Nulton officiating.  Interment was made in the Neillsville City Cemetery.  

Mr. Meske was born November 20, 1880, in Jefferson County to August and Augusta (Zimdom) Meske.  He received his rural education in Jefferson County and came here with his parents at the age of 21. They settled in the Town of Weston.  On April 15, 1914, he was married to Minnie Finder at Christie. They farmed in and around Christie after their marriage and moved to Neillsville in 1918.  He was employed by the American Stores Dairy Company for 14 years and had been employed at various jobs since that time. 

He is survived by his wife and the following children: Mrs. Walter (Ella) Holtz, Mrs. Bernard (Bertha) Grottke of Neillsville; Albert Meske of Marshfield and Mabel at home; also seven grandchildren, one brother, August Meske of Madison; four sisters, Mrs. Fred (Esther) Voss of Madison, Mrs. Victory (Carrie) Kypke of Marshall, Mrs. William (Bertha) Wolff and Mrs. William (Manda) Grossman of Waterloo, Wis. 

Four sisters, Elsie, Anna, Lizzie and Ella, and one brother, Robert preceded him in death.



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