Obit: Gates, Irvin E. (1889 - 1939)

Contact: Allan Wessel

----Source: Greenwood Gleaner (1939) (From Leona Albert Collection)

Obituary of Irvin E. Gates

Irvin Edward Gates, son of Mrs. Margaret Gates, was born June 6, 1889 in the Town of Eaton, on what is now known as the Floyd Potts farm. He attended the Mound school and came with his parents to the City of Greenwood in 1919.

In 1921 he was united in marriage to Mrs. Helen Boyce at Belvedere, Ill., and they have resided in Greenwood ever since.

He passed away at Sacred Heart hospital, Eau Claire at 6 a.m. on Thursday, April 20, 1939. He had been ill for several months but was taken to the hospital a couple of weeks before his death.

Mr. Gates was a master mechanic and worked for the Schwarze Bros. Implement Co., for the past twenty years.

His father, S.L. Gates preceded him in death April 2, 1935.

He is survived by his widow, his two step-sons Orland Boyce of Marshfield and Eugene Boyce of Greenwood, his mother, Mrs. Margaret Gates of Greenwood and one brother, Harley Gates of Cottage Grove, Oregon and many other relatives and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, April 24, 1939 at 1:30 at the home with Rev. E.G. Pfeiffer of the Reformed Church officiating. Mmes. Louis Behrens and Albert Dahl sang "Beautiful Garden of Prayer" and 2:00 o'clock at the Grace Methodist Church with Rev. C.R. Gaylord, Pastor, officiating, assisted by Rev. E.G. Pfeiffer. Mmes Behrens and Dahl sant "Old Rugged Cross" and "Show Us the Way" accompanied by Miss Mabel Bishop at the piano. The body was laid to rest in the Greenwood cemetery.

The active pallbeareres were: Howard Corey, Durward Schwarze, John Wuethrich, Jos. Brauneis Jr., Homer Potter and Wm. Weast.

The Honorary pallbearers were: Adolph Meyer, Adolph Schwarze, C.A.Sheilds, A.C. Buker, Herry Hogue, Edw. Buker, John Drummond and Louis Stoneberg.

The flower girls were Mmes. I.W. Stafford, Orlondo Meyer, M.E. Kenyon, Fred Behrens, and Wm. Weast.

Those from away who attended the funeral were Mrs. John Seibert, Hugo Seibert, Clinton, Wis; Mr. and Mrs. George Smith and family, charles Seibert and daughter Agnes, Miss Lena Smith, Capron, Ill; Mrs. Clarence Fehrm and daughter Arlene, Darien, Wis; Orland Boyce, Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Elery Moberg, Miss Milda Buchsteiner and Jim Redmond of Neillsville and Jim Neville of Christie.



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