Obit: Wachholz, Leonard J. #2 (1889 - 1967)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Wachholz, Schwanke, Duesterhoeft, Simek, Neuhaus, Gault, Summerfeld, Peaslee, Braeger, Hallman, Beutler, Werner, Dietrich, Dettman, Hoff, Mayer, Lehmann, DeMert, Zille, Lynch, Raine, Lindloff

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 8/10/67

Wachholz, Leonard J. (5 June 1889 - 1 August 1967)

Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon from St. Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church for Leonard J. Wachholz, 78, of Neillsville, who died August 1, 1967, at his home. The Rev. Norman W. Lindloff officiated. Burial was made in the Neillsville City Cemetery.

Mr. Wachholz was born June 5, 1889, in Westfield, son of the late Emil and Laura (Schwanke) Wachholz. He attended schools in that area and in later years farmed there, moving to Clark County in 1928 and locating on a farm in the Town of York. On April 17, 1915, he was married to the former Julia Duesterhoeft in Westfield. They retired from farming in 1945 when they moved to Neillsville. Mr. Wachholz was employed by the city from 1945 to 1963, retiring at that time due to ill health.

He is survived by his wife; five children, Mrs. William (Doris) Simek of Neillsville, Hilton (Bud) Wachholz of Columbus, O., Miss Elaine Wachholz, Mrs. William (Violet) Neuhaus and Glen Wachholz, all of St. Paul, Minn.; two sisters, Mrs. Alvina Duesterhoeft and Mrs. Eleanor Wachholz of Los Angeles, Cal.; a brother, the Rev. Edward Wachholz of Los Angeles, Cal.; and six grandchildren.

He was a member of St. Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Funeral arrangements were made by the Georgas Funeral Home. Pallbearers were: Oscar, Lawrence and Gust DeMert, Earl Zille, Robert Lynch and Darrel Raine.

“Asleep in Jesus” and “The Lord’s My Shepherd” were sung by Mrs. Harold Mayer, accompanied at the organ by Victor Lehmann.

People from out of town here for the funeral included: Mr. and Mrs. William Neuhaus, Miss Elaine Wachholz, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Wachholz, Richard and Michael, all of St. Paul, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Hilton (Bud) Wachholz, Janet and Karen of Columbus, O.; Mr. and Mrs. Armand Wachholz of Alma Center; Mrs. Linda Wachholz and Mrs. Norman Wachholz of Spencer; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Gault and Edward Gault of Wausau; Rev. and Mrs. E. R. Summerfeld of Wisconsin Rapids; Mr. and Mars. Tom Peaslee of Black River Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Braeger of Gilman; Mr. and Mrs. Victor Neuhaus, Judy Neuhaus of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Arden Wachholz, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Wachholz and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Duesterhoeft of Princeton; Mr. and Mrs. Herman Wachholz of Wautoma; Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Hallman and Debra of Portage; Mr. and Mrs. Emil Beutler and Lorraine of Morrisonville; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Werner and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dietrich of North Fond du Lac; Mrs. Lizzie Hallman of Wyocena; Mr. and Mrs. Martin Dettman of Pardeeville; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wachholz of Wild Rose; Mrs. Walter Schwanke of Westfield; Edward H. Wachholz of Prospect heights, Ill.; Paul Wachholz of Arlington, Va.; and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Hoff of Marshfield.


Residence of Leonard J. & Julia O. (Duesterhoeft) Wacholz

Neillsville Wisconsin


*This Wacholtz home photo was contributed by Michael Warlum.



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