Obit: Elger, John (1874 - 1953)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Elger, Comstock, Gregory, Cummings,
Christenson, Fradenburg, Schank, Shatswell, Sparks, Zerbel,
Zimmerman, Gearing, Figura, Smith, Brooks
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville,
Clark Co., WI.) April 16, 1953
Elger, John (9 March 1874 - 6 April
John Elger, 79, of Humbird, died April 6, 1953,
at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield, of old age
Funeral services in charge of the Bergemann
Funeral Home were conducted Thursday, April 9, at the Methodist
Church in Humbird, with the Rev. Richard Brooks officiating.
Burial was in the Town of Mentor Cemetery.
Elger was born March 9, 1874 at Fall Creek, Wis. He received
his education in Fall Creek and later lived in the Humbird area,
where he did carpenter work most of his life. He was married
to Ellen Comstock, who died in 1906, and later was married to
Minnie Gregory, who preceded him in death in 1929.
Survivors are the following: Charles Elger,
Pringle, S. D.; Paul Elger of Humbird; Mrs. Tracy (Martha) Cummings
and Miss Minola Elger, both of Kenosha. He also leaves seven
grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A sister, Mrs. Art
Christenson of Onamia, Minn., also survives. One brother and
two sisters are deceased.
Pallbearers were: Archie Fradenburg, Max Schank,
Lowell Shatswell, Archie Sparks, Paul Zerbel and Earl
Hymns sung were "Abide With Me" and Rock of
Ages." Vocalists were Mrs. Gordon Gearing and Mrs. Steve
Figura, accompanied by Mrs. Walter Smith at the
Out of town relatives attending the services were Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Cummings and Miss Minola Elger, Kenosha; and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Zimmerman of Neillsville.
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