Obit: Nye, Leland W. (1889 - 1958)




Surnames: Nye, Friess, Cramer, Pari


----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 01/16/1958


Nye, Leland W. (14 SEP 1889 - 8 JAN 1958)


Leland William Nye, 68, passed away at the hospital at Cumberland, Wis., Wednesday, Jan. 8th, 1958, of a coronary ailment.  He had been visiting there at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Don Cramer.


Mr. Nye was born in Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.) on Sept. 14, 1889, the last son of Melvin Nye, the president of the Nye, Lusk and Hudson Lumber Co., which operated here about thirty-five years ago.  He graduated from Thorp High School and continued his education at Lawrence College, Appleton, and the University of Wisconsin.  He served in the army in the First World’s War and was a member of the American Legion.


He was united in marriage to Ella Fries, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Fries, at Rice Lake June 18, 1919.  He operated a hotel at Rice Lake for a period of time and then returned to Thorp and operated the large Nye farm in the Town of Thorp.  After his retirement he had been residing in the Nye home just north of the Thorp city limits in the Town of Withee.


Besides his wife, Ella, he is survived by two daughters, Shirley, Mrs. Don Cramer of Cumberland, Wis., and Geraldine, Mrs. Joseph Pari of Waukesha, Wis., and six grandchildren.


Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Cecil Ward at the Thorp Methodist Church in Thorp at 2:00 o’clock Saturday afternoon.  Military rites were accorded at the grave in the East Thorp Cemetery by members of Cecil Tormey Post No. 118 of the American Legion with a salute by a firing squad and the sounding of taps.  Members of the Legion were pallbearers, Wilfred Vanderhyden, Lief Larson, Wm. S. Wagner, Thos. Polnaszek, Harry Smith and Hjalmer Brandness.



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