Obit: Holt, Albert W. (1905 - 1976)

Contact: Stan

Surnames: HOLT OLSON

----Source: Clark County Press 4/ /1976


Albert W. Holt

Funeral Services will be at 1:30 PM Monday at United Methodist Church, Neillsville, for Albert W. Holt, 71, 1101 Hewett St., who died at Memorial Hospital at 6:15 AM Friday.

The Rev. William Noble will officiate and burial will take place in Neillsville Cemetery.

Friends may call at Georgas-Gesche Funeral Home from 3-9 PM Sunday and until noon Monday, when the body will be taken to the church.
Masonic services will be at 7:30 PM Sunday at the funeral home.

Albert W. Holt was born April 11, 1905, in the Town of Weston and attended Forman School. He worked as a milk hauler for a few years and then was employed for 32 years by American Stores Dairy. He also had been employed for eight years by Mashfield Homes, retiring in 1972. Death followed a lingering illness.

Mr. Holt was a member of United Methodist Church the Neillsville Masonic Lodge No. 163, Free and Accepted Masons, of which he was a past master Chapter No. 66 Royal Arch Masons, and was past high priest Commandery No. 36, Knights scholar, and was past commander, area council No. 39, Royal and Select rulers of Marshfield, of which he was past thrice illustrious master. (The obituary I was using was unreadable for a couple of lines at this point)

He was married June 19, 1929 at Neillsville to Fern Olson, who survives him.

Other Survivors include five daughters Mrs. Louis (Barbara) Henchen, Neillsville Mrs. Jerry (Mary Ellen) Johnson, Neillsville Mrs. Robert (Shirley) Zager, Sauk Rapids, Minn. Mrs. Eddie (Nancy) Tresemer, Neillsville and Mrs. William (Kathryn) Kent, Winona, Minn. a son, William O. Holt, Rice Lake, and 17 grandchildren.

Two brothers preceded him in death.




Obit: Holt, Albert W. #2 (1905 - 1976)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Holt, Forman, Olson, Henchen, Johnson, Zager, Tresemer, Kent, Friess, Popowski, Haughian, Epding, Schwarze, Krapf, Hoehne, Haunschild, Joyce, Markee, Turnquist, Rogstad, Bertz, Schweiger, Thomas, Schwanke, Deck, Sherwood, Porath, Hetzel, Erpenbach, Meddaugh, Howard, Shaw, Berg, Greenwood, Michaelsen, Hansen, Ward, Heller, Henricksson, Kurasz, Knappmiller, Boushon, Gilbertson, Tessmer, Daniel, Papke, Wilson, Losey, Works, Bechtel, Laffe, Stallard, Fristad, Florence, Voskiul, Grasser, Misfeldt, Meyer, Sholts, Bruhn, Allen, Sherren, Zajac, Trewartha, Drescher, Kleckner, Seif, Albrecht, Heller, Haines, Zimmerman, Clark, Musil, Noble

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 8/12/1976

Holt, Albert W. (11 April 1905 – 6 August 1976)

A retired Town of Weston native active in the field of Freemasonry for many years, Albert W. Holt, 71, of Neillsville, died Friday, August 6, following a lingering illness. Masonic services were held Sunday evening at the Georgas-Gesche Funeral Home, where the body of Mr. Holt was in state and funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the United Methodist Church with the Rev. William Noble officiating. Burial was in the Neillsville City Cemetery.

Albert Holt, the son of William and Ethel Forman Holt, was born April 11, 1905, in the Town of Weston and attended the Forman School. After completing his formal education, he was a milk hauler for a few years. Mr. Holt was employed by the American Stores Dairy Company of Neillsville for 32 years and then worked for Marshfield Homes for eight years. He retired in 1972.

His marriage to the former Fern Olson took place June 19, 1929, in Neillsville.

Mr. Holt was a member of the United Methodist Church; of Blue Lodge, No. 163 F&AM (past master); Chapter No. 66 (past high priest); Knights Templar, Commandery No. 36 (commander); Council No. 39, R&SM (past thrise illustrious master); the Eau Claire Consistory; KYCH; Order of the Eastern Star, Carmi Chapter No. 60 (past patron); and Scottish Rite Club at Marshfield.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include six children, Mrs. Louis (Barbara) Henchen and Mrs. Jerry (Mary Ellen) Johnson of Neillsville, Mrs. Robert (Shirley) Zager of Sauk Rapids, Mn., Mrs. Eddie (Nancy) Tresemer of Neillsville, William O. Holt of Rice Lake and Mrs. William (Kathryn) Kent of Winona, Mn., and 17 grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Earl Bruhn, W. H. Allen, Kenneth Sherren, Thad Zajac, Harold Trewartha and Art Drescher. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Alfred Kleckner, Dale Seif, Richard Albrecht, Ed Heller, Ivo Haines and Joe Zimmerman.

The Rev. Gary Clark sang “The Old Rugged Cross” and “How Great Thou Art.” Mrs. Iris Musil was the accompanist.

Among those attending the services were the following from out of town, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Zager and family, Sauk Rapids, Mn.; Mr. and Mrs. William Kent and family, Winona, Mn.; Mr. and Mrs. William Holt and family, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Olson, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Friess, Tom Popowski and Ed Haughian, Rice Lake; Robert Holt, Durand; Vern Hansen, Withee; Mr. and Mrs. Art Epding, Wausau.

Mr. and Mrs. Ewald Schwarze, Mrs. Bertha Holt, Mrs. Charles Krapf, Jr., Julius Hoehne, Harlan Haunschild, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Sherren, Dr. William Olson, Mrs. Vera Joyce, Donald Holt, Mrs. Lucy Markee and Mrs. Leona Turnquist, Greenwood; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Rogstad, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bertz, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Schweiger, J.R. Thomas and Frank Schwanke, Loyal; Mr. and Mrs. Gorden Deck, Oluf Olson and John Sherwood, Wisconsin Rapids.

Mr. and Mrs. Victor Porath, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hetzel, Don Erpenbach, Gordon Meddaugh and William Howard, Granton; Ray Shaw, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Holt, Mrs. Gregory Berg, Porter Greenwood, F.E. Michaelsen, Harold Hansen, Oscar Ward, Edward Heller and L.E. Henricksson, Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Kurasz, Morrison, Il.; Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Knappmiller, Minneapolis, Mn.; Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Holt and family, No. St. Paul, Mn.; Mr. and Mrs. Ron Boushon, Chili.

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Olson and Mr. and Mrs. Don Gilbertson, Chippewa Falls; Mrs. Bruce Tessmer, Richland Center, Larry Olson, Stoughton; Mr. and Mrs. David Daniel, Cambria; Mr. and Mrs. Art Papke and Kyle Wilson, Fairchild; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Losey, Arnold C. Works and Robert Bechtel, Augusta; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Laffe, Mr. and Mrs. Alton Stallard and Nordahl Fristad, Humbird; George Florence, Pittsville; Glenn Voskiul and James Holt, Black River Falls; Henry Grasser, Merrillan; Mr. and Mrs. Galen Misfeldt, Thorp; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Meyer, Unity; Mrs. Ralph Sholts, Oregon. And many from the Neillsville area.



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