Obit: Mellenthin, Arthur (1899 - 1975)

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----Sources: Marshfield News Hearld, (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) 02/06/1975

-Mellenthin, Arthur (27 Mar. 1899 - 4 Feb. 1975)

Spencer, Wis. - Arthur Mellenthin, 75, died about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at his home on 106 Wisconsin St., Spencer.

Services have been set for 2 p.m. Friday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, North Spencer, with the Rev. David J. Ault, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.

Visitations may be made at the Rux Funeral Home after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Mr. Mellenthin was born March 27, 1899, in the town of Unity and was married to the former Edna Miller on June 22, 1921, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Veefkind. She preceded him in death March 28, 1971.

The couple farmed in the town of Unity until 1954. They then moved to Spencer, where he worked for a number of years at Land O’Lakes and Pathfinder before retiring.

He was an active member on the former Willow Brook School Board and was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, North Spencer, where he had served for a number of years on the church council.

His second marriage took place Sept. 11, 1974, at St. John’s Lutheran Church to the former Frieda Sommer, who survives him.

Other survivors include a son, Kenneth, route 1, Spencer; four daughters, Mrs. C. A. (Phyllis) Simpson, Corpus Christi, Texas; Mrs. Allen (Marlynn) Hotsenpillar, Fremont, Calif.; Mrs. Jack (Theone) Lundquist, Mequon; and Mrs. Porter (Janice) Cooper, West Allis; a stepson, Marvin Sommer, Unity; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Thomas (Elaine) Reynolds, Dorchester; a brother, Otto, Marshfield; a sister, Mrs. Anna Schultz, Milwaukee; 22 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Also preceding him in death were three brothers and three sisters.



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