Obit: Hake, Rush S. (1887 - 1942)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Hake, Schlicheumaier, Martens, Mashin, Hubing, Steinke, Daniels

----Sources: The Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 5 March 1942

Hake, Rush S. (19 July 1887 - 27 Jan. 1942)

Rush S. Hake was born in Fort Atkinson, Wis., July 19, 1887, to Eli and Mary (Schlicheumaier) Hake. He came to Clark County with his parents forty-two years ago when he was a lad of thirteen, the family settling on the farm which now is the Warren Hake home.

Mr. Hake was married to Augusta Martens of Neillsville on the 29th day of May, 1918. Together they built a beautiful home and other farm buildings, establishing the Hake Dairy in 1923, a business which they conducted very successfully until about a year ago when ill health forced Mr. Hake to retire. The business was sold to a niece and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Mashin.

Mr. and Mrs. Hake added 160 acres of land to the forty which he had purchased before their marriage. He was an excellent farmer conducting his dairy and farming operations in a systematic manner. He was greatly interested in this vocation and deeply devoted to his family.

Two children were born to this union, the eldest daughter dying in infancy. He is survived by his wife and daughter, miss Janet, a senior in the Neillsville High school, a brother, Warren Hake, Neillsville, and three sisters, Ester, Mrs. Henry Hubing, Neillsville; Malina, Mrs. Fred Steinke, Fort Atkinson, and Nellie, Mrs. John Daniels, Whitewater, Wis.

For the past several weeks Mr. Hake had been a patient at Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire, where a major operation was performed three weeks ago in an effort to relieve the patient and as a last means of saving his life. He passed away on Friday, Jan. 27; at 6:45 p.m. Funeral services were held at the Schiller Funeral Home Monday, March second, at 3:30 p.m., the remains being taken to Fort Atkinson on Tuesday for burial in the Evergreen Cemetery.



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