Obit: Dahnert, William F. (1884 - 1959)

Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon



----Source: (Clark County Press, Neillsville, Wis. (October 28, 2009, Page 18 )


Dahnert, William F. (4 APR 1884 - Oct 1959)

October 1959

William Frederick Dahnert, 75, Neillsville tavern operator and long-time fire chief, died here early Monday morning.  Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 o’clock from the United Church of Christ.


Mr. Dahnert, son of he (the) late Carl and Alvina (Symdon) Dahnert, was born April 4, 1884, in Stoughton.  He attended Dane County schools and at the age of 17 came to Clark County with his parents, who settled on a farm in the Town of Levis.  He worked for the Lathie Implement Co. and later International Harvester Co.


During the 1920s he and his brother, Ben, went into the garage business in Neillsville, which they operated until 1934.  At that time he made the garage into a tavern, the Green lantern, which he had operated since.


He is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Wm. (Lena) Heiking, Charles, Albert, Herman, Ben, Henry, Mrs. Arnold (Dorothy) Wilkie, and Mrs. K. (Ethel) Pedder




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