Obit: Duerr, Charles August (1892 - 1976)
Surnames: Duerr, Bahrenburg, Strege
----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Wood Co., Wis.) Nov. 1976
Duerr, Charles August (14 June 1892 - 12 Nov. 1976)
Charles August Duerr, Route 1, Athens, died at 7:15 p.m. Friday at his home. He was 84. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Zion United Methodist Church in Marshfield, with the Rev. Henry Bahrenburg Jr., pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Brooklawn Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the Hansen Chapel from 4-9 p.m. Monday and at the church after 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Mr. Duerr was born June 14, 1892, in Lomira and received his education in the Athens area schools. He married the former Erna Strege on Sept. 23, 1920, at Ledgewood, N.D. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1970.
Mr. Duerr logged and farmed in the Athens area until 1949, when he came to Marshfield and worked for the former Roddis Corp., now Weyerhaeuser Co., until retiring in 1959. After his wife’s death on June 13, 1972, he returned to the Athens area.
He was a veteran of World War I, serving with the U.S. Army in France. He was the recipient of a Purple Heart.
He was a member of Zion United Methodist Church and the Mueller-Hintz VFW Post No. 1866. Surviving are six sons, Willard C. Duerr, Sr., Route 4, Marshfield, Marvin F., Roy A., Edwin W., and George C., all of Marshfield, and Clarence A., Route 1, Athens; a brother, Arnold Duerr, Marshfield; 24 grandchildren, and 38 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
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