Obit: Phaneuf, Gordon (1894 – 1970)


Surnames: Phaneuf, Park, Strathman, Reiter, Parge, Daane, Bill, Schultz, Barrone, Hagen

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 25 Jun 1970

Phaneuf, Gordon (21 APR 1894 – 19 JUN 1970)

Gordon Phaneuf, 76, Abbotsford (Clark Co., Wis.), died Friday, June 19, 1970 at 6 p.m. at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, after a lingering illness.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Polnaszek Funeral Home, Abbotsford. The Rev. Keun Won Park, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Abbotsford, officiated at the services at 2 o'clock

Mrs. Eugene Strathman was the organist. Military rites were held at the Abbotsford Cemetery, where burial was made.

Six grandsons served as pallbearers: Mark and Jan Daane, Brent, Scot, and Quinn Phaneuf, and Dean Reiter.

Mr. Phaneuf was born April 21, 1894 at Neenah. As a small child he came to the town of Mayville (Clark Co.), where he received his education. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War I.

His marriage to Lila Parge took place July 2, 1920, at Abbotsford. He spent most of his life in the Abbotsford area, and was a fireman and engine watchman for the Soo Line Railway. He was employed in Milwaukee for a time, and in 1956 suffered a heart attack, and was in poor health since that time.

He is survived by his widow and three sons: Warren of Marshfield, Marlin of Waukesha, and Lynn of Abbotsford, and two daughters, Mrs. Howard (Avis) Daane of Sheboygan Falls, and Mrs. Lester (Phyllis) Reiter of Stetsonville, 19 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by four sisters and two brothers.

All of the children and grandchildren, except Michael and Greg Phaneuf of Waukesha, who are in the service, were here for the funeral.

Others from Away who came were Mr. and Mrs. Jim Bill of Shingleton, Michigan, Mrs. Walter Schultz and Mrs. Mable Barrone of Merrill, and Mr. and Mrs. Sam Hagen of Stanley.



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