Obit: Catlin, Perl E. #3 (1894 - 1944)

Contact: Audrey Roedl

Surnames: Catlin, Johnson, Herman, Lewis, Imislund

The Loyal Tribune 04 January 1945

Catlin, Perl E. #3 (22 JAN 1894 - 26 DEC 1944)

Perl Eldon Catlin, 50, died at St. Joseph’s hospital in Marshfield at 3 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 26, his death being the result of injuries suffered in a car accident which occurred on highway 98, seven miles east of Loyal early the previous Saturday morning.

Mr. Catlin was born on a farm in the town of Sherman, near Loyal, on Jan. 22, 1894. He spent his boyhood years on the farm and attended the Catlin rural school.

He was married to Anna Johnson on July 10, 1916, at Freeport, Ill. Following this marriage, they lived at Oregon for a year and then moved to a farm near Loyal, where they resided for seven years. Since then they have made their home in the village. For the past 10 years he has been employed by O. W. Trindal, being one of his most trusted and dependable truck drivers.

He will be missed by a host of friends here, young and old, whom he won by his happy disposition, his friendly ways, and his ever ready assistance to those in need of help.

Surviving are his wife and ten children, Melford Catlin of Eau Claire, Pvt. Marion Catlin of Truax Field at Madison, Vernon Catlin of Merrill, Mrs. Norbert (Rose) Herman and Miss Dorothy Catlin of Marshfield, and Eldon, Harvey, Jerome, Carrol and Dick, all of Loyal; 11 grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Andrew Lewis of Loyal and Mrs. Marie Imislund of Eau Claire; and three brothers, Lynn Catlin of Wisconsin Rapids and Claude and H. E. Catlin of Loyal.

Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at the Methodist church at 2 o’clock, with the Rev. Myron E. Taylor officiating. Burial was in the Loyal cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers were his employer and co-workers at the Trindal elevator—O. W. Trindal, Alfred Hills, Bernard Davel, Henry Rottjer, Adam Brusky and Harold Hills. Out of respect for the departed the elevator was closed from 12 to 4 o’clock Friday afternoon.

Nieces chosen to carry the flowers were Elaine Blattler, Fern Catlin, Melva Guzman, Gwendolyn Bruckert, Ruth Oestreich, Ruby Newman, Virgean Hebert, Lois Hebert, Bethel Hebert, and Arlene Hebert.

The hymns, "Whispering Hope" and "In the Garden," were sung by Mrs. Ray Prior and Mrs. Calvin Prior, with Miss LaVonne Smith accompanying.

Among those from out of town who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Melford Catlin, Pvt. And Mrs. Marion Catlin and Mrs. Marie Imislund and son, Clarence, of Eau Claire, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Catlin of Merrill, Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Herman, Miss Dorothy Catlin, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Hebert, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hallowell, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Schubert, Tony Bohman and Miss Dorothy Stewart, all of Marshfield, Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Catlin of Wisconsin Rapids, Mr. and Mrs. O. V. Catlin and Mr. and Mrs. John Gullickson of Neillsville, Miss Ida Cole and Mrs. John Wieshaefer of West Bend, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Warner of Nekoosa, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Smith of Greenwood and Mrs. B. Hobbick of Knapp.

To the bereaved relatives The Loyal Tribune extends its deepest sympathy in the loss of a loved one.



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