Obit: Wepfer, Harold W. (1901 - 1957)

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Surnames: Wepfer, Zahorka, Stolzman, Brockhaus, Klepzig, Peterson, Wiseman, Marcott, Nall, Balow, Carlson, Brechlin, Dissmore, Wilson 

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 05/02/1957 

Wepfer, Harold W. (9 Jan. 1901 - 29 Apr. 1957) 

Services will be held at Marshfield at 2:00 p.m. Friday at the Hansen Funeral Chapel for Harold W. Wepfer, 56, former Abbotsford garage man and a native of Marshfield.  

His death occurred unexpectedly on Monday afternoon at his home in Bethesda, Md., where he had been living the past year with his wife and daughter, Maurine. They had previously lived in Florida since he retired from the garage business in 1955, for health reasons. 

Mr. Wepfer was born in Marshfield Jan. 9, 1901, and at an early age moved to Colby, where he lived here until his marriage to Norma Zahorka May 21, 1929, in Waukegan, Ill. They lived in Eau Claire before moving to Abbotsford in 1934. Two years later he built the Motor Inn Garage, which he operated until ill health forced him to retire. 

Besides his wife and daughter, he leaves his son, Myron, Abbotsford; three grand children, Rodney, Duane and Lou Anne Wepfer, Abbotsford; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Wepfer, Colby, and three sisters, Mrs. Herbert (Altine) Stoltzman, Marshfield; Mrs. Harold (Maydell) Brockhaus, Colby, and Mrs. Delbert (Goldie) Klepzig, Decatur, Ill. 

Beginning Thursday noon, friends may call at the Hansen Funeral Home. William Peterson and Robert Wiseman will conduct the final rites and burial will be made in Hillside cemetery. 

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 05/09/1957 

Services for Harold W. Wepfer, 56, who died at his home in Bethesda, Md., Monday, were conducted Friday afternoon at the Hansen Funeral Chapel, at Marshfield, and burial was made in Hillside Cemetery. William Peterson and Robert Wiseman were in charge of the rites. 

Serving as pallbearers were LaVern Marcott, Orville Nall, Dwight Balow, Arvid Carlson, Lawrence Carlson and Russell Brechlin. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Dissmore sang the hymns, "Your Father Knoweth," "God’s Word is Pure," and "A Little While." Miss Doris Wilson played the organ accompaniment. 

A host of relatives and friends attended the rites. Those from out of town came from Berlin, Neenah, Ogema, Stevens Point, Wisconsin Dells, Arkansas, Oldfield, Durand, Pittsville, Edgar, Spencer, Mellen, Rocksalla, Appleton, Greenwood, Withee, Neillsville, Catawba, Tigerton, Abbotsford, Colby, Dorchester, Medford, Stetsonville, Milwaukee, Prentice, Phillips, Wausau, Eau Claire, Thorp, Evanston, Ill., and Rice Lake. 

Mr. Wepfer owned and operated a garage in Abbotsford until two years ago. One sister, Margaret, preceded him in death in 1923. 




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