Obit: O’Brien, Clayton E. (1908 - 1960)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon



Surnames: O’Brien, Capone, Nettleton, Parali, Olsen, Johnsen, Hulett, Larsen, Rhyg, Hanley, Taylor, Marshall, Hansen, Jessup


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) August 25, 1960


O’Brien, Clayton E. (8 August 1908 - 3 August 1960)


Clayton E. O’Brien, 51, of 154 15th Ave. Rockford, Ill., died suddenly of a heart attack August 3. 


he was born August 8, 1908, in Neillsville, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin O’Brien, Jr.  He was educated in the Neillsville area until 1918, when he moved with his parents to Rockford from Alma Center.  He completed his education in the Rockford Schools and returned to this area.  For a time he was employed by Leo Jessup and the Woodhull egg station at Taylor.


He returned to Rockford and became shipping supervisor for Grand Woodworking Co., for a number of years prior to his death.


Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Beverly) Capone; a grandson, Stephen Capone of Loves Park, Ill.; a sister, Mrs. Clarence (Minnie) Nettleton of Hixton; and a brother, Hollie, of Menasha.


Funeral services were held August  from the Jensen Funeral Home, with the Rev. Keith Hanley of the Methodist Church at Black River Falls officiating.  Burial was made in the Neillsville City Cemetery in the family plot.


Visitation was held at the Delahanty Funeral Home in Loves Park, August 5.


Pallbearers were: Joe Parali, Allan Olsen, Myren Johnsen, Norman Hulett, Bruce Larsen and Tom Rhyg.


Those attending from out of town were: Mr. and Mrs. Shirley R. O’Brien of Rockford; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Capone of Loves Park; Ben Taylor and daughters of Rockford; Mr. and Mrs. Harold O’Brien of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Claire Marshall of Minneapolis; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. O’Brien of Black River Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Hollie O’Brien of Menasha; Mr. and Mrs. Martin Hansen and Vernon of Osseo; and Clifford Hansen of Black River Falls.



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