Obit: Vornholt, Rev. Edwin H. (1874 - 1961)
Surnames: Vornholt, Eifler, Staelting, Wehrmann, Maeuser, Boedecker, Reineking Gierke, Helming, Menke, Hilgeman, Harcey, Opperman
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) October 12, 1961
Vornholt, Rev. Edwin H. (7 August 1874 - 5 October 1961)
Funeral services were held last Friday from the Georgas Funeral Home for the Rev. Edwin H. Vornholt, 87, Stevens Point, who died October 5, in a hospital in Eau Claire. The Rev. Frank B. Harcey of the United Church of Christ officiated.
Following the service in Neillsville the body was taken to Plymouth, where a service was held Saturday from the Immanuel Evangelical and Reformed Church. The Rev. R. H. Opperman officiated. Burial was made in the church cemetery.
The Rev. Mr. Vornholt, a former Neillsville pastor, was born August 7, 1874, in New Bremen, O., and received his early education there. He attended college and seminary at Mission House, Plymouth.
Mr. Vornholt was ordained into the ministry in 1897 and served his first parish in Edon, O. He also served churches in Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota and was pastor of the Neillsville Evangelical and Reformed Church from 1928 to 1936.
He retired five years ago while serving a church in Stevens Point. He had been a hospital patient in Eau Claire but a short time until his death.
On November 3, 1897, he was married to the former Augusta Eifler in Franklin. She died in 1944.
Surviving are four sons: Walter, Maple Lake, Minn.; Mark of Neillsville; Paul, Chicago, and Nelson of Los Angeles, Cal. Five grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren also survive.
He was a member of the United Church of Christ in Stevens Point.
Pallbearers were: Arno Staelting, Arno Wehrmann, Ewald Maeuser, Paul Boedecker, Fred Reineking and Oscar Gierke.
The Reverends Calvin Helming, Plymouth, Otto Menke, Howards Grove and Theophilus Hilgeman of Plymouth, assisted the Rev. R. H. Opperman with the services in Plymouth.
"Lead Kindly Light" and "The Welsh Choral" were sung by the Men’s chorus during the Neillsville service; and "He Leadeth Me" and "Lead Kindly Light" were sung by the choir at the Plymouth service.
People from out of town here for the rites were: Mr. and Mrs. Walter Vornholt, Maple Lake, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Vornholt, Chicago, Ill.; Mrs. Irene Vornholt, Manitowoc; and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Vornholt, Spring Green.
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