Obit: Bahnub, John W. (1892 – 1961)
Surnames: Bahnub, Rusten, Wyss, Messelt, Stenulson, Hart, McNulty, Peterson, Noble, Christianson, Young, Hollier, Sumerwell
----Source: unknown newspaper, 26 July 1961
Bahnub, John W. (24 Jan. 1892 – 19 July 1961)
John W. Bahnub
Funeral services for Jon W. Bahnub, 69, prominent Black River Falls area farmer were conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 22, 1961 from the Little Norway Lutheran Church with the Rev. A. M. Rusten officiating. It was one of the largest funerals in the history of the church. The pallbearers were John Wyss, Carl Messelt, Henry Stenulson, Walter Hart, William McNulty and Raymond Peterson. Interment was made in the church cemetery. Many friends had called at the Black River Falls Lutheran Church chapel where the body lay in state on Friday afternoon and evening. The Langlois-Galston Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.
John Bahnub passed away about 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 19, 1961 while fishing on the Richard Stenulson farm in the Town of Albion. An avid fisherman, Mr. Bahnub had gone fishing about 10:30 that morning and a bit later when Henry Stenulson noted Mr. Bahnub's car but did not see him, he started a search. Mr. Babnub's body was found in the fish pond at about 3:30 that afternoon. Dr. John Noble, Jackson County Coroner who accompanied Undersheriff Edwin Christianson and Police Chief Al Young to the scene declared the death to be due to a heart attack suffered prior to the time when the body entered the water. He noted that there was no evidence of a struggle and that Mr. Bahnub still had his glasses on when the body was recovered from the water.
John Bahnub had been born on January 24, 1892. He had been engaged in extensive farming and the cattle business for thirty five years before retiring two years ago.
He is survived by his wife, Eva; four daughters, Mrs. Edward Hollier of Kenal, Alaska; Mrs. Owen Sumerwell of Denver, Colorado; Mrs. Willard Hart and Mrs. Ben Hart of Black River Falls; three sons, William, John and Claire, each at home; two brothers, Fred of Ettrick and Henry of Galesville, one sister-in-law, Lydia Bahnub of Black River Falls and fourteen grandchildren.
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