Obit: Hake, Rush S. #2 (1887 - 1942)

Contact: Audrey Roedl

Surnames: Hake, Schlichenmaier, Martens, Hubing, Steinke, Daniels

----Source: The Loyal Tribune, 19 March 1942

Hake, Rush S. (19 JUL 1887 - 27 FEB 1942)

Rush S. Hake was born in Fort Atkinson, Wis. on July 19, 1887, to Eli and Mary (Schlichenmaier) Hake. He came to Clark county with his parents 42 years ago, when he was a lad of 13, the family settling on the farm now owned by his brother, Warren.

Mr. Hake was married to Augusta Martens of Neillsville on May 29, 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 40 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; a daughter, Janet, a senior in Neillsville high school; his brother, and three sisters, Esther, Mrs. Henry Hubing, of Neillsville, Malina, Mrs. Fred Steinke, of Fort Atkinson and Nellie, Mrs. John Daniels, of Whitewater.

For the past several weeks Mr. Hake has 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 the last means of saving his life. He passed away on Friday, Feb. 27, at 6:45 p.m. Funeral services were held at the Schiller Funeral Home, Neillsville, Monday, March 2, at 3:30 p.m., the remains being taken to Fort Atkinson on Tuesday for burial in the Evergreen cemetery. York Center Cor.



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