Obit: Stucki, Rev. Jacob (? - 1930)

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Surnames: Stucki, Grether, Stacy, Vornholt

----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) May 15, 1930

Stucki, Rev. Jacob (? - 1930)

Rev. Jacob Stucki for many years missionary with the Winnebago Indians near Black River Falls, died Saturday may 8, in a hospital at Los Angeles, Cal., where he had gone for cancer treatment. His son, Dr. Calvin Stucki, and his daughter, Mrs. Marie Grether, who were with him for some time, had returned to their homes as he seemed to be on the grin. A son Henry and a daughter, Miss Johanna Stucki, who is a nurse were with him when he died.

Rev. Stucki was the father of Ben Stucki, superintendent of the Indian School in Neillsville, and has often been a visitor here. The body is being shipped back to Black River Falls for burial. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Mission Chapel.

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----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) May 22, 1930

Funeral services --quite unique in some of their features, were held Friday afternoon at the Winnebago Indian Mission a few miles out from Black River Falls, in honor of Rev. Jacob Stucki, who died May 8, at a hospital in Los Angeles, Calif., and whose body was brought back for burial. Rev. Stucki has served as a missionary among the Black River Falls Winnebagos and lived out at this Mission for 46 years. It was his desire to have his body brought home and laid to rest amidst the people for whom he has labored and the scenes on which his eyes had rested for so many years.

Rev. E. H. Vornholt of Neillsville preached the funeral sermon, which was interpreted sentence by sentence by John Stacy an educated Indian who lives on his farm west of Greenwood. In the congregation were many of the Indians who Rev. Stucki had long served and all deeply mourned the passing of their old pastor. When Mr. Stacy began the translation of the sermon he was so overcome with emotion that for a time he nearly broke down. Many ministerial and other friends of Rev. Stucki from different cities of the state attended the funeral, among them an old professor from the Mission House Seminary at Sheboygan where Rev. Stucki had been a student in his young manhood.

The pallbearers were three sons of the deceased -- Ben, Jacob and Rev. Frank Stucki, a son-in-law, Rev. David Grether, and two Indians, John Stucki and King of Thunder. Burial took place just back of the old chapel.

 

 


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