Obit: Wendt, John Fred #3 (1878 - 1953)

Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Wendt, Gander, Noah, Erickson, Olson, Courter, Colby  

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) March 26, 1953 

Wendt, John Fred  (24 April 1878 - 18 March 1953) 

John Fred Wendt, 74, of Owen, died March 18 at his home in the Town of Longwood.  His death was attributed to a heart ailment.  Mr. and Mrs. Wendt returned home Sunday, March 15, from Danville, Ky., where they had been visiting with their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Gander. 

Funeral services were held Saturday in Zion Church.  Burial was in the Greenwood cemetery.  Pallbearers were all nephews, George, Charles, Raymond, Cecil and Harold Wendt and Bernard Colby. 

Mr. Wendt was born April 24, 1878, in Allegan, Mich.  At the age of six he came to Thorp with his parents.  His marriage to Clara Noah took place April 28, 1909, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Noah in Greenwood. They settled on their present farm in the Town of Longwood. 

Survivors include his wife, two sons, Adolph and Edgar of Owen; three daughters, Mrs. Adolph (Bertha) Gander of Danville, Ky., Mrs. Burnell (Leona) Erickson of Madison, and Mrs. Daniel (Alice) Olson of Greenwood; 21 grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. William Courter of Withee; and three brothers, William of Owen, August of Denver, Colo., and Fred of La Grande, Ore.  



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