Obit: Quinnell, Robert Reginald (1900 - 1956)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Quinnell, William, Butler, Crothers, O’Meara, Johns, Stiemke, Short, Church, Eastman, King, Prock, Wagner, Yndogliato, Harcey  

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) April 19, 1956 

Quinnell, Robert Reginald (4 May 1900 - 13 April 1956) 

Robert Quinnell, 55, of Route 2, Neillsville, died early Friday morning in a hospital at Rochester, Minn., following several years’ illness.  Death was due to a heart ailment. 

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the Bergemann Funeral Home. The Rev. Frank B. Harcey, pastor of the Congregational Church, officiated.  Burial took place in the Neillsville City Cemetery. 

Robert Reginald Quinnell, son of Herbert and Elizabeth (William) Quinnell, was born May 4, 1900, in the Town of Pine Valley.  Here he grew to manhood and received his education in the Neillsville Public Schools. After receiving his engineer’s degrees from I. C. S., he worked for two years for the state highway department.  Following this he worked as a rural mail carrier at Curtiss for a year. 

In 1925, he started fox farming, and in 1937 he started to raise mink. 

His marriage to Treva Butler took place April 14, 1937, in Chicago.  He was a member of the Congregational Church. 

Surviving are his wife, and his aged mother, Mrs. Herbert Quinnell of Neillsville, and the following brothers and sisters: Herbert Quinnell of Spooner; Percy Quinnell, Los Angeles, Cal.; Mrs. Donald (Elizabeth) Crothers, of Neillsville; Ada Quinnell, Chicago; and Mrs. John (Frances) O’Meara of Durand. 

Pallbearers were: George Church, Orin Eastman, Harry King, Harold Prock, Walter Wagner, Sr., and Tom Yndogliato.  

Out of town relatives attending the rites were: Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Quinnell, Spooner; Miss Ada Quinnell, Chicago; Dr. and Mrs. John O’Meara and son, Don, Durand; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Johns, Platteville; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Stiemke, Tomah; and Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Short, Granton. 



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