Obit: Bemis, Walter (1865 - 1955)

Contact: Ken Wood


----Source: MARSHFIELD NEWS HERALD (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) 07/21/1955; P.5

Bemis, Walter (14 APR 1865 - 20 JUL 1955)

Neillsville, Clark County, Wis. - Funeral services for Walter Bemis, 90, Humbird, Clark County, who died at Memorial Hospital here early Wednesday, will be held at the Humbird Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Virgil Holmes, pastor of the Neillsville First Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be made in the town of Mentor Cemetery.

The body will lie in state at the Georgas Funeral Home until Friday noon, when it will be taken to the church to lie in state for one hour before services.

Mr. Bemis was born April 14, 1865, at Plainview, Minn., where he received his education. He was married July 24, 1890, at Clintonville, to the former Amanda Church. The couple lived in Minnesota for three years before coming to Clark County, where they farmed for many years.

After their retirement from the farm 14 years ago they made their home in Humbird. Mr. Bemis was a resident of Clark County for 57 years and had served as assessor in his township. For the past four years he had been in ill health. On July 24 of this years the couple would have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.

He is survived by his wife, five children, Mrs. Ira (Ina) Meacham, Spencer; Earl Bemis, Neillsville; Clayton Bemis, Newaygo, Mich.; Percy Bemis, Humbird; and Mrs. William (Lola) Dimmitt, Norfolk, Va. Other survivors are 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.



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