Obit: Roessler, Otto (1876 - 1953)

Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Roessler, Perwitz, Hunter, Witt, Hillert, Braatz, Pischer, Zilisch, Meihack, Toptine, Galstad, Counsell, David, Dahl, Spry, Happe, Lang, Kracht, Sweet, Wegner, Specht  

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) January 29, 1953 

Roessler, Otto (17 March 1876 - 26 January 1953) 

Otto Roessler, 76, of 206 Park Street, died at a Madison hospital on Monday, January 26, following an illness of one year. 

Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock from the Georgas Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Witt of Marshfield officiating. Interment was made in the Neillsville City Cemetery.   

Mr. Roessler was born on March 17, 1876, to Mr. and Mrs. August Roessler in Jefferson County.  He came to Clark County with his parents when he was four years old. They located on a farm in the Town of Grant.  He assisted his father in the lumber and carpenter business for several years. He was employed in the West for several years before opening a lumber business here in 1917.  In 1927 he sold his business to the Fullerton Lumber Company and returned to the West where he operated a lumber yard for one year.  He then returned and operated lumber yards at Chili and Greenwood until his health failed last year. 

In 1912, he was married to Anna Perwitz at Neillsville. She preceded him in death in 1934. 

He is survived by his two sons - Clarence Roessler of Marshfield and Dr. Robert Roessler of Madison; one sister, Emma Roessler of Neillsville; three grandchildren; two brothers - Ernest Roessler and Lewis Roessler. One sister, Mrs. (Amilia) Hunter is deceased.  

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) February 5, 1953 

Funeral services for Otto Roessler were held Wednesday, January 28, at two o’clock at the Georgas Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Witt of Marshfield. 

Pallbearers were: Edward Hillert, Henry Braatz, Harold Pischer, M. H. Zilisch, Frank Meihack and N. J. Toptine.  Floral offerings were in charge of Rose Meihack and mrs. Harold Pischer. 

Wilfred Galstad, the soloist, was accompanied by Mrs. Florence Counsell. 

Persons from out of town attending the rites included Clarence Roessler, Louis C. David and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Dahl of Marshfield, Dr. and Mrs. Robert Roessler, Madison, Phelps Spry, William Happe, A. J. Lang of Chili, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Perwitz, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Kracht of Lake Mills, Mrs. Paul Pirwitz, Mrs. Gil Sweet, Max Wegner and Mrs. Al Specht of Marshfield.



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