Obit: Dwyer, Julia (1870 - 1965)


Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon



Surnames: Dwyer, Kapka, Holte, Bollom, Meier, Rooney, Chapman, Scott, Wasserburger, Prochazka, Bardell, Carl, Yankee, Janke, Nowacki, Huntley, Koehler


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) March 25, 1965


Dwyer, Julia (12 January 1870 - 18 March 1965)


Mrs. Julia Dwyer, 95, of Neillsville, died here Thursday.  Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon from the Georgas Funeral Home with the Rev. W. C. Koehler of the United Chruch of Christ officiating.  Burial was made in the Neillsville City Cemetery.


Mrs. Dwyer, the former Julia Kapka, was born January 12, 1870, in Sheboygan County. She received her education in Wisconsin schools.  Her parents came to Clark County locating on a farm in the Town of Grant.


On November 4, 1890, she was married to the late Frank Dwyer in Neillsville. They farmed in the town of Grant until 1901, when they moved into Neillsville, where Mr. Dwyer owned and operated a meat market for many years.


Mrs. Dwyer continued to reside in their home on Grand Avenue, which the family moved into in 1901, until a few years ago, when her health failed and she went to live in a nursing home. She entered Memorial Home in 1963.


She was a member of the United Church of Christ.


Surviving area a sister, Mrs. Georgia Holte, and a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ruth Dwyer, both of Neillsville; two grandchildren, Mrs. Gareth Bollom of Neillsville, and Robert Dwyer, Jr., of Milwaukee; and two great-grandchildren, Michael Bollom and Steven Dwyer.  Also surviving are two nieces, Mrs. W. G. (Dorothy) Meier of Neillsville and Mrs. Francis (Marie) Rooney of Menomonee Falls.


Preceding her in death were her husband; a son, Robert, who died in 1963; and a daughter, Mrs. Milo Chapman, who died in 1958.


"The Old Rugged Cross" and "In the Garden" were played by Mrs. Jess W. Scott.


Pallbearers were: Henry Wasserburger, George Prochazka, Clarence Bardell, Gust Carl, Arnold Yankee and August Janke.


People from out of town here for the service were Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dwyer, Jr., Steve Dwyer and Miss Carol Nowacki of Milwaukee; Mrs. Ella Huntley of Thorp; and David and Sally Meier of Stevens Point.




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