Obit: Shantini, Gilbert J. (1902 - 1949)
Surnames: Shantini, Schoenfeldt, Coffey
----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 10/13/1949
Shantini, Gilbert J. (2 Apr. 1902 - 9 Oct. 1949)
Colby - Gilbert J. Shantini, 47 years old, died at 7:40 p.m. Sunday, at his home, following an illness of three years. Death was attributed to multiple sclerosis.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock in the First Congregational church at Park Falls. The Rev. B. F. Schoenfledt officiated and burial was made in the Park Falls cemetery. Masonic rites were observed.
Gilbert Shantini was born April 2, in Little Black. When he was two years old his family moved to Park Falls and he received his education there. On Nov. 8, 1920, he married Eugenia Coffey, in Michigan.
Following his marriage he lived for two years in Indianapolis. In 1932 he moved to Medford and he operated a restaurant there for six years. He moved to Colby in 1940 and worked as a salesman for a candy concern. Until the time of his illness, he had been operating the Bid’s Eat Shop in Colby, Wis.
Survivors include his wife and two sons, Jack, a student at Eau Claire Teachers’ College, and Jay, 12, at home; two sisters and a brother and his mother, Mrs. Josephine Schantini, who lives at Racine.
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