Obit: Thomas, Melvin McKinley (? - 1963)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Thomas, Preston, Williams, Olson, Tauschak, Noble, Newlun, Mullen, Lamb, Engle, Sischo, Buss, Elstrom, Young Ellison, Winston, Brackhaus, Barow, Carlson, Fritsche, Zahorka, Schwartz, Beyer, Brotherton, Sollberger, Swensen, Blinker, Suda, Fravert, Hium, Mech, Christopherson, Susa, Kelty, Behrens, Gordee, Trunkel, Murphy, Franz
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) September 12, 1963
Thomas, Melvin McKinley (? - 1963)
Funeral services were held at the Hill Funeral Home September 3, for Melvin McKinley Thomas, 67, with Charles Preston of Milwaukee officiating. Military rites were conducted by the Wallis-Hinker Legion Post No. 238. Pallbearers were: John Suda, LeRoy Fravert, Kenneth Hium, Vern Mech, Gordon Christopherson and Cletus Susa. Honorary pallbearers were World War I veterans, John Kelty, Fred Behrens, Harry Gordee, John F. Trunkel, Frank Murphy and Calvin Franz.
Alvina Swensen, Doris Blinker and Charles Preston sang, "Only Remembered," "Rich art the Moments of Blessing," and "It pays to Serve Jesus," accompanied on the organ by Mrs. Daniel Olson.
People from away who attended were: Mrs. Bessie Williams and Miss Alma Dahl of Stetsonville; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Thomas of Loyal; Mrs. Geneva Olson of Marshfield; Sp. 4 Duane Olson of Fort Riley, Kans.; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Tauschak of Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Thomas and family of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. William Thomas and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thomas of Hudson; Mrs. Opal Noble of Janesville; Hallie Newlun of Oconto; Mr. and Mrs. Noel Mullen of Viola; Mr. and Mrs. William Newlun and Mrs. Paul Newlun of La Farge; John Williams and Mrs. Robert Williams of Norwalk; Mr. and Mrs. Everett Lamb of Ontario; Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Engle of Spencer; Mr. and Mrs. Leo Sischo of Neillsville; Miss Ruby Buss and Mrs. Edith Buss of Thorp; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Engstrom, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Young and Mr. and Mrs. Dan Ellison of Loyal; Ruth Sischo and Harvey of Wausau; Hattie Winston of Neillsville; Mrs. Harold Brackhaus, Mr. and Mrs. D. Barow, Mrs. Lawrence Carlson, Joe Fritsche of Abbotsford; John Zahorka, Miss Irene Zahorka and Mrs. John Schwartz of Colby; Robert Beyer, Alvin Brotherton and Mr. and Mrs. John Sollberger of Neillsville; Alvina Swensen, Doris Blinker and Charles Preston of Milwaukee.
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