Obit: Jahr, Albert J (1887 - 1953)

Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Jahr, Drescher, Hemp, Reichert, Steuerwald, Guest, Wagner, Prochazka, Trogner, Ray, Wallace, Hart, Zimmerman, Seif, Eide, Sollberger, Nulton, Knutsen 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) April 16, 1953 

Jahr, Albert J. (5 September 1887 - 8 April 1953) 

Albert J. Jahr, 65, of 201 Oak Street, Neillsville, died Wednesday, April 8, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn., where he had been a patient since March 13 of this year.  He had been in ill health for one year. 

Funeral services were held Saturday, April 11, at the Georgas Funeral Home with R. S. Knutsen, first reader of the First Church of Christ Scientist, reading the service.  Burial was in the Neillsville City Cemetery.   

Mr. Jahr was born September 5, 1887, to Bernard and Augusta (Drescher) Jahr and had been a lifelong resident of Clark County.  

He received his education in the rural schools of the county and at the Neillsville Business College.  He worked for a few years in the Big Store and then went into business with his brother in Granton.  They operated a store there for a few years and upon his return to Neillsville he again went to work at the Farmers Store (Big Store) in whose employ he was when taken ill.  He worked in that store for 33 years. 

Mr. Jahr was married to Helen Hemp November 27, 1915, at Eau Claire.  No children were born to them.  

Surviving him besides his wife are three brothers - Frank, Neillsville, Edwin, Granton, Wesley, of Oxford, and one sister Mrs. Clara Reichert of La Crosse. 

One brother, Oscar and one sister, Lena, Mrs. Charles Steuerwald, preceded him in death. 

Honorary pallbearers were: Francis Guest, Robert Wagner, George Prochazka, John Trogner, Sam Ray, Ronald Wallace, Gerald Hart and Joe Zimmerman. 

Pallbearers were: Eldred Reichert, K. William Hemp, Harley Seif, Wesley Jahr, Warren Hemp and Linton Jahr. 

Flowers were in charge of: Miss Sylvia Jahr, Marion Jahr, Ellen Eide and Mrs. Al Sollberger.  Helen Smith sang, accompanied by Mrs. Dorothy Nulton. 

Out of Town persons attending the rites were: Mrs. Clara Reichert and Eldred, La Crosse;  Mr. and Mrs. Victor Jahr and Cynthia, (balance of article was cut off).  



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