Obit: Jake, May (1881 - 1961)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon



Surnames: Jake,  Wallace, Albee, Turner, Riley, Hagedorn, Brown, Eisentraut, Salisbury, Alstot, Marg, Scott, Rowlands, Beske, Knoblack, Mohr, Mauer


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) June 22, 1961


Jake, Mrs. William ‘May’ (26 June 1881 - 14 June 1961)


Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon from the Georgas Funeral Home for Mrs. William Jake, Sr., 79, 410 E. 6th Street, who died June 14.  The Rev. Lloyd Mauer of the Methodist Church officiated. Burial was made in the Neillsville City Cemetery.


Mrs. Jake was born June 26, 1881, in Wisconsin. When a small child her parents moved to South Dakota, where she received her education. She returned to Wisconsin at the age of 16 and was employed in housework.  On December 20, 1909, she was married to William Jake, Sr., in Portage. Following their marriage they moved to Clark County.  In 1926 they moved to Neillsville, where they had since resided. She had been in poor health for several years.


She is survived by her husband, and the following children: Mrs. Dorothy Wallace, Neillsville; William Jake, Jr., Neillsville; Mrs. Dana (Iva) Albee, Cambria; Harley Jake, Steilacoom, Wash.; Mrs. Wilbur (Inez) Turner, Kirkland, Ill.; Orville Jake, Neillsville; and Mrs. Rodger (Margaret) Riley, Hortonville. Other survivors are 28 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.


Pallbearers were Herman Hagedorn, Walter Brown, Henry Wallace, Alvin Eisentraut, Clarence Salisbury and Floyd Alstot.


Two hymns "Beyond the Sunset" and "The Old Rugged Cross" were sung by Mrs. Irvin Marg, accompanied at the organ by Mrs. Jess Scott.


People from away here for the services were: Mr. and Mrs. Harley Jake, Steilacoom, Wash.; Mr. and Mrs. Dana Albee, and Miss Catherine Rowlands, Cambria; Mrs. Patricia A. Beske, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Knoblack, Kenosha; Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Turner and family, Kirkland, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Wallace, South Beloit, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wallace, Port Washington; Kenneth Wallace, Chicago, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Wallace, Humbird; and Mrs. Sue Mohr, Platteville.


(*a side note states that ‘May’ was Mrs. Jake’s name)



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