Obit: Anderson, Elmer F. (1893 - 1958)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Anderson, Nast, Raufman, Luth,
Thomas, Williams, Bentley, Lange, Schwanke, Leach, Holum,
Torgerson, Garlie, Ness, Larsen, Bartz, Eibergen, Lavey, Naedler,
Schmidtke, Martens, Hughes, Drescher, Mortimer, Hug, Cattanach,
Strey, Domine, Allen, Harvey, Holt, Jordahl, Schoengarth, Van
Gorden, Fradette, Devos, Guthmiller
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) July 17, 1958
Anderson, Elmer F (22 October 1893 - 9
Funeral Services for Elmer F. Anderson,
64, former Clark County board chairman and highway commissioner,
will be held at 2 p.m. Friday from the Masonic Temple in
The Rev. Albert Guthmiller, pastor of the
Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church here, will give a service, and
Masonic rites will be performed. Burial will be made in the
Windfall Cemetery, Granton. Mr. Anderson died at 4:30 a.m.
Wednesday in his sleep at his home on Oak Street. He had been
in failing health for four years, during which he suffered several
For 10 yeas he served as chairman of the
Town of York. During that time he was elected chairman of the
county board of supervisors for eight consecutive years.
Following this service he was elected county highway commissioner,
a position he filled for three years. He also served as clerk
of the Romadka School district in the Town of York for 12
Born October 22, 1893, in Dodgeville, Mr.
Anderson was the son of immigrant parents, Ole and Georgina
Anderson, who came to America from Norway. The family later
moved to Clark County settling on a farm a mile east of
Greenwood. There Mr. Anderson had the late James H. Fradette
as one of his early teachers. Mr. Anderson later served on
the county board, and as chairman of that body, while Mr. Fradette
was serving as county treasurer.
A few years later the family moved to
Fond du Lac, where he was graduated from high school.
On June 22, 1916, he was married to Miss
Katherine L. Nast in Marblehead. He was then employed on the
railroad. In 1918 they moved onto a 280 acre farm in the Town
of York, three miles north of Granton. The farm remains in
the Anderson family, with a son, David, operating it. At the
time they moved there, the farm had but 10 acres of land under
They remained on the farm until 1946,
when they purchased a house at 217 Oak Street and moved into
Mr. Anderson was a member of the First
Congregational Church, Neillsville; a member of the Blue Lodge and
Commandery in Neillsville, and of the Eau Claire Consistory and Zor
Surviving besides his wife are three
sons: David of Granton, George of Eau Claire, and Charles of La
Crosse. The latter two are connected with the state highway
department. A daughter, Catherine, preceded her father in
Other survivors include a brother,
George, of Nekoosa; a sister, Mrs. August (Stella) Raufman of
Nekoosa; and a sister, Mrs. Carl (Nora) Luth, of
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) July 24, 1958
Funeral services for Elmer F. Anderson
were held Friday afternoon from the Masonic Temple, with the Rev.
Albert Guthmiller, pastor of the Zion Evangelical and Reformed
Church, officiating. Masonic rites were conducted by A. L.
Devos. Burial was made in the Windfall Cemetery,
Pallbearers were: W. H. Allen, Robert
Harvey, Albert Holt, James Jordahl, Lowell Schoengarth and heron
People from away attending were: Mr. and Mrs. David Anderson and family, Granton; Mr. and Mrs. George Anderson and family, Eau Claire; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Anderson and family, La Crosse; George Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. August Raufman, Nekoosa; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Luth, Appleton; Charles Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Thomas, Mrs. Reynold Williams, Willie Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Thomas, Dodgeville; Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Bentley, Nekoosa; Mrs. Delia Lange and Harvey Lange, Auburndale; Frank Schwanke and Erwin Leach, Loyal; E. M. Holum, C. E. Torgerson, H. N. Garlie and Roger Ness, Eau Claire; Mrs. Elwyn Larsen, Janesville; Mrs. Fred Bartz, Mr. and Mrs. William Eibergen, Mrs. Glenn Lavey, Mr. and Mrs. William Naedler, Sr., Mrs. Otto Schmidtke, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Martens, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hughes, Mrs. Daniel Drescher, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Drescher, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Mortimer, and Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Bartz, all of Granton; F. W. Hug, Loyal; Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Cattanach, Owen; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Strey and Mrs. Manual Domine, Mr. and Mrs. Victory Strey, and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Strey, Loyal.
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