Obit: Shereda, Vandi F. (1887 - 1949)

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Surnames: Shereda, Tormey, Meyers, Clark

----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 11/17/1949

Shereda, Vandi F. (21 SEP 1887 - 16 NOV 1949)

Vandi F. Shereda, aged 62, succumbed to a heart attack which he suffered in his room at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Chippewa Falls, where he was a patient, early last evening. He was admitted to the hospital two days previous and had been up and walking around the hospital yesterday afternoon and just a few minutes prior to his death, which occurred as he sat in a chair.

Funeral services will be conducted at two o’clock tomorrow afternoon, Friday, Nov. 18, from St. Katherine’s Episcopal Church, with Rt. Rev. Dr. K. O. Crosby officiating. Burial will be made in the Riverside Cemetery.

Pallbearers at the service will be Pete Madsen, E. C. Olds, Harvey Weddig, R. E. Gabriel, L. W. Cattanach and Ben Bruchert.

Vandi was born on Sept. 21, 1887 at Prairie du Chien. He came to Owen (Clark Co., Wis.) as an employee of the railway company 36 years ago. In 1913 he became the cashier of the Owen State Bank, which position he retained until the bank closed in 1933. Vandi was a highly respected citizen. Of late years his health had curtailed his participation in too many public offices. However, he had served the Owen Masonic Lodge as its only treasurer, a fact which is also true of St. Katherine’s Church, which he was a member. For over 20 years he served as clerk on the Owen School Board. In 1927 he was appointed as mayor of the City of Owen, to fil the unexpired term of Archie Mohr, at the time of his death. He served until 1929. He held many other public offices in the Owen Chamber of Commerce, the Meadowview Country Club and he was a charter member of the Owen Kiwanis Club.

He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Bobette (Mrs. Frank Tormey), Withee, and one granddaughter.

A complete obituary will appear in the Enterprise next week.

(Follow on in 12/1/1949 Owen Enterprise)

Vandi F. Shereda, a resident of the city of Owen since 1913, passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital, Chippewa Falls, Nov. 16, 1949, where he had been a patient for two days. He had been ill however, for the past several years. He was 62 years of age.

Mr. Shereda was a pioneer resident of this community and continuted immeasurably to its present day growth and development. He was united in marriage to Amra Clark on Aug. 17, 1911, at Muscoda, Wis., where they resided for two years, when they came to Owen, as Mr. Shereda was then an employee of the railway company. Within a year he disassociated himself with the railway company and then became the cshier of the former State Bank of Owen. He served as cashier of the bank until 1933, when it closed. Since that time he has been secretary and treasurer of the John S. Owen Lumber Company.

Vandi had the fine capability of making friends as he unfailingly showed the utmost courtesy and cooperation to those with whom he did business and worked with. The same was true of his activities in community affairs. He was the only treasurer that St. Katherine's Episcopal parish had ever had, he served for 20 years as clerk of the Owen School District, treasurer of the Masonic Lodge and Meadowview Country Club for several years, in addition to serving the city as its mayor for two years and enjoying membership in the Owen Kiwanis Club and former Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Serada is survived and mourned by his wife, Amra; one daughter, Mrs. Frank Tormey, Withee; one granddaughter, Nancy Meyers; and one brother, Edward, Muscoda, Wis.

Funeral services were held Nov. 18, 1949, from St. Katherin'es Episcopal Church, with Dr. K. O. Crosby officiating. Burial was made in Riverside Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Peter Madsen, E. C. Olds, Harvey Weddig, R. E. Gabriel, L. W. Cattanch and Ben Bruchert.



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