Obit: Williams, Oliver (1907 - 1980)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Williams, Wendell, Poler, VandeBerg, Draves, Zank, Musil, Ingold, Smith, Oldham, Ollech, Kluckhohn, Rishart, Free, Poziombke, Mashin, Shafer, Steffs, Wendt, Kleinhaus, Matthelos, Henne, Lindahl, Todd, Krause, Laatsch, Donacher, Schaub, Aleckson, Holzbauer, Zdun, Keller, Kapfer, Wright, Kaufmann, Kelly, Nieman, VandeBerg, Timmler, Wipfli, Jacobson, Dobus, Murray, David Kurylak, Leil, Elbert, Truax, Harris, Yusten, Noble

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 8/14/& 8/21/1980

Williams, Oliver (13 October 1907 – 7 August 1980)

Oliver Williams, 72, a longtime Town of Washburn farmer, passed away Thursday, August 7, following a long illness in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield.

He was born on October 13, 1907, in Chicago to Arthur E. and Teckla (Wendell,) Williams. As a young boy, he moved with his family to Clark County, where he received his education. He then worked in Kenosha for a couple of years. After returning to Clark County, he farmed in the Town of Washburn, marrying Hazel E. Poler in October 19, 1935, Neillsville ceremonies. He retired from farming in 1974 due to failing health.

Surviving Williams, besides his wife, are three sons, Rodger of William Bay, Wendell of Granton and Marvin of Turtle Lake, two daughters, Mrs. Nathon (Jean) VandeBerg of Wis. Rapids and Mrs. Marvin (Sharron) Draves of Fond du Lac, one sister, Mrs. Albert (Mildred) Zank, Chippewa Falls, and 17 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister.

Funeral services were held on Monday early afternoon, August 11, from the Neillsville United Methodist Church with the Rev. William Noble officiating, and burial was made in the Neillsville City Cemetery. The Gesche Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

“Amazing Grace” and “How Great Thou Art” were the musical selections offered by Cora Noble and Iris Musil.

Serving as pallbearers were Roger Ingold, Albert Smith, Walter Oldham, James Musil, Walter Ollech and Jack Kluckhohn.

Attending services from away were Mr./Mrs. Herb Rishart and Mrs. Inger Free, of Loyal; Kelly and Kevin Poziombke, Anchorage, Al.; DeWayne Mashin, Tomah; Mr./Mrs. Albert Zank, Chippewa Falls; Ronald Schafer, Elkhorn; Clem Steffs, Chilton; Mrs. Adolph Wendt & Dennis Wendt, of Owen; and Barbara Kleinhaus, Campbellsport; Lois Matthelos, Chuck Henne and John Lindahl of Lake Geneva; Margaret Todd, Delavan; Mr./Mrs. Roger Krause, Markesan, Beverly Laatsch, Kenosha; Mr./Mrs. Jerold Donacher, Janesville; Mr./Mrs. Leland Schaub, Kewaskum; Mr./Mrs. Herb Aleckson, West Salem; Daron Holzbauer, Palmyra; Mr./Mrs. Emil Zdun, Pittsville; Mary Keller, Mr./Mrs. Charles Poler, Albert Kapfer, Mr,/Mrs. Clay Poler, Mr./Mrs. Robert Poler and Mr./Mrs. Richard Wright & family, all of West Bend.

Joining them were Mrs. Charles Kaufmann, Mr./Mrs. Ernie Zdun, Mr/Mrs. D.J. Kelly, Mr./Mrs. Donald Nieman, Mr./Mrs. Laurence VandeBerg and Mr./Mrs. Ed Timmler, of Marshfield; Mr./Mrs. Charles Wipfli, Mrs. Walter Hudak, Mr./Mrs. James Wipfli, Mr./Mrs. Merlin Jacobson, Mr./Mrs. Carl Dobus and Mr./Mrs. C.S. Murray, of Wis. Rapids; Mr./Mrs. Ira Davis, Springfield, Ore.; Jerry Zank, Elgin, Ill.; Mr./Mrs. Paul Kurylak and Mrs. Jeanette Leil, of Chicago; R.B. Elbert, Spirit Lake, Ia.; Casmer Zdun, Prosper, Mn.; Mrs. Joan Truax, Kenn Harris and Mr./Mrs. Glen Harris, of Hastings, Mn.; and Adolph and Olive Yusten and Gary and Beverly Nieman, of Arpin.



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